Four nogs? Your liver drinks them, too. Extra gravy? Your liver consumes it as well. Half of a jellied-cranberry log? Your liver would have stopped at a third, but you’re in this together, so . . . The important part is nearly every … Continue reading How Food and Alcohol Can Effect Liver, Increase Inflammation
For those familiar with natural medicine and chronic pain, comfrey is likely on your list of remedies. This herb has been used for centuries to treat … Continue reading Comfrey: Soothes Muscles & Joints + Helps Relieve Pain
Compared to the rest of the digestive system, the gallbladder doesn’t receive a ton of airplay. The pear-shaped organ that hangs out with the liver and pancreas, acts as a storage facility for bile, releasing it into the intestines on … Continue reading 6 Gallstone Symptoms You Should Know About
It’s no surprise that alcohol affects people differently—think of that friend who falls asleep after two beers compared to the one who can stay out until … Continue reading Drinking Alcohol Is More Dangerous If You’re Poor
Scientific American asked the question back in 2015 if non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) was America’s greatest health risk of the times. In that year, the American Liver Foundation estimated that up to 25 percent of Americans were living with … Continue reading Are You One of the Many Women at Risk for Fatty Liver Disease?
On college campuses, in fraternities and sororities, in backyards, in basements and in bars, people are drinking to excess and getting alcohol poisoning, a life-threatening (and entirely preventable) emergency. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates … Continue reading Alcohol Poisoning Prevention & Recovery
There’s a pretty good chance that you’ve seen a mulberry tree or two pop up in your local park, neighborhood or even your own backyard. This tree produces a tart and tasty fruit that looks similar to a blackberry and … Continue reading Mulberry: The Fruit that Protects Your Heart & Liver
Proton-pump inhibitors, or PPIs, are some of the most commonly prescribed medications in the world. In fact, one study estimates Americans spend $11 billion on PPIs each year. Continue reading Acid Reflux Medication and Liver Disease: What You Need to Know