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liver disease

The USDA has failed to safeguard the meat supply from drug residues and toxic metals, which may result in jaundice and other liver issues. The discovery of infectious hepatitis E virus in retail pork products may help explain the purported association between liver failure and pork consumption. The transfer of blood on cutting machines may explain hepatitis C transmission between deli workers. Potentially toxic to the liver: noni juice, Herbalife® supplements (see here, here), spirulina (see here, here), cod liver oil, BPA in plastics, JuicePlus+® supplements, and shark cartilage.

The good news is that a vegetable protein diet appears to treat liver failure. Indian gooseberries may also protect the liver. And Ceylon cinnamon is the safest because it does not contain coumarin, which may damage the liver at toxic doses. Lastly, chamomile tea may not be safe to consume if you have a liver disease.

Dr. Greger covers liver disease in his full-length presentation, Uprooting the Leading Causes of Death, where he explores the role diet may play in preventing, treating, and even reversing our top 15 killers.

Topic summary contributed by Denise.
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Watch videos about liver disease

  • Amla Versus Cancer Cell Growth
    Amla Versus Cancer Cell Growth
    Indian gooseberries (amla), an important plant in Ayurvedic medicine, may have anti-cancer properties, as well as cough-, fever-, pain-, stress-, and diarrhea-suppressing effects.
  • Drug Residues in Meat
    Drug Residues in Meat
    The U.S. Inspector General cites the USDA for failing to safeguard the meat supply from drug residues.
  • Hepatitis E Virus in Pork
    Hepatitis E Virus in Pork
    The discovery of infectious hepatitis E virus in retail pork products may help explain the purported association between liver failure and pork consumption.
  • Herbalife® Supplement Liver Toxicity
    Herbalife® Supplement Liver Toxicity
    What the peer-reviewed scientific literature has to say about Herbalife® supplements.
  • Is Noni Juice Good For You?
    Is Noni Juice Good For You?
    What the peer-reviewed scientific literature has to say about noni juice.
  • Another Update on Spirulina
    Another Update on Spirulina
    Potential neurotoxicity is another concern regarding spirulina supplements.
  • Fecal Contamination of Sushi
    Fecal Contamination of Sushi
    The proportion of sushi that exceeds the national food standards guidelines for fecal bacteria levels.
  • Update on Juice Plus+®
    Update on Juice Plus+®
    More evidence linking Juice Plus+® supplements with liver inflammation.
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