Natural Ways To Protect Your Liver

According to some experts, there’s up to a 99 percent chance your liver is not performing at its very best. Your liver is the 4-pound organ that performs more than 500 bodily functions and chemical reactions every day to keep you alive.

In fact, this organ manufactures a full quart of bile daily to break down fat… filters harmful toxins and substances out of nearly 100 gallons of blood every day… produces more than 13,000 crucial chemicals and hormones… regulates blood sugar levels… stores essential vitamins and minerals… and detoxifies all internal and external environmental pollutants.

However, an overworked liver that is exposed to the everyday pollutants of our modern world can result in a variety of health problems such as…

  • High blood pressure
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Irritable bowels
  • Joint pain
  • Elevated cholesterol levels

You could also be at risk for chronic indigestion… neuromuscular illnesses… blood sugar problems… poor eyesight… allergies, rashes and itchy skin… lung congestion… kidney failure… or sexual dysfunction.

But don’t think that prescription or over-the-counter meds can help restore the function of your liver. Luckily there are natural solutions such as exercising and watching your diet, as well as supplementing with natural nutrients that can help you maintain good liver function.

In studies published in the journal Hepatology, researchers have found that exercise and decreasing the cholesterol and protein in your diet can help improve your health if you have non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)—the most widespread form of liver disease in the developed world.

A study conducted as part of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey showed that the more protein you eat, the higher your risk category for being hospitalized from cirrhosis of the liver or liver cancer—or dying from either condition.

Mother Nature can provide help in the form of natural nutrients such as milk thistle, soy lecithin (phosphatidylcholine), artichoke leaf, turmeric root, burdock, N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine (NAC), alpha lipoic acid (ALA), trimethylglycine (TMG), dandelion root and olive leaf.

By using these natural methods and keeping an eye on your diet, you can help revive and regenerate healthy liver cells so you can experience the optimum quality of living that you deserve.

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Michael Cutler, M.D. is a board-certified family physician with 18 years experience specializing in chronic degenerative diseases, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue.

A graduate of Brigham Young University, Tulane Medical School and Natividad Medical Center Family Practice Residency in Salinas, Calif., he serves as a medical liaison to alternative and traditional practicing physicians. His practice focuses on an integrative solution to health problems.

Dr. Cutler is a sought-after speaker and lecturer on experiencing optimum health through natural medicines and the Founder and Editor of Easy Health Options™ newsletter—a leading health advisory service on natural healing therapies and nutrients and is Medical Advisor for True Health™—America's #1 source for doctor-formulated nutrients that heal.

For more information visit www.truehealth.com.


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As I understand we do not introduce not nearly enough cholesterol in our diets to equal the amount of cholesterol the liver produces when this nutrient is needed, and this one goes directly to the system therefore we need to be aware that if we avoid cholesterol, the liver will produce twice that amount at any given time, I am leery to some of these advices specially when it comes to the King of Nutrients being always the main culprit behind our maladies, not taken in consideration that this nutrient is necessary for our well being, and the liver being a cholesterol producing machine, and this is done for a good reason, I am aware with all the contaminants, as prescription drugs, over the counter drugs, contaminated water supply, pesticide residue fruits and vegetables, not enough natural elements to support the liver, all these represents a problem, I am for a well balanced diet with organic every thing, there are other factors involved and certainly reducing cholesterol and protein intake is not one of them. JAM

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