A course on Liver Detox with Natural Therapies


Dietary sugar consumption, in particular sugar-sweetened beverages and the monosaccharide fructose, has been linked to the incidence and severity of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Intervention studies in both animals and humans have shown large doses of fructose to be particularly lipogenic (fat forming).1 Although nutritional therapeutic approaches are required for preventing and the treatment of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, continuous

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The Science of Turmeric and Ginger


The Science of Turmeric and Ginger Diabetes mellitus results in neuronal damage caused by increased intracellular glucose leading to oxidative stress. Recent evidence revealed the potential of ginger for reducing diabetes-induced oxidative stress markers. . . This study revealed a protective role of ginger on the diabetic brain via reducing oxidative stress, apoptosis, and inflammation. These results represent a new

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Spices Disease Inflammation and Cancer


Healing Spices An overwhelming amount of data indicates that curcumin, a polyphenol obtained from the Indian spice turmeric, Curcuma longa, is a potential chemopreventive agent for treating certain cancers and other chronic inflammatory diseases. 1 Both in vitro and in vivo studies showed a promising role of curcumin as a cardioprotective agent against palmitate and high fat diet mediated cardiac

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Probiotics Stress and Mental Health


The Bowel and Mental Health Editors Note: Majid Ali, MD has written about Bowel Health for over two decades and its connection to seemingly unrelated conditions of the body. Probiotics and Mental Health IBS and Stress For those with irritable bowel syndrome who wonder if stress aggravates their intestinal disorder, a recent University of Michigan Health System study shows it’s

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Depression


Majid Ali, M.D. Preface: In 1998, I introduced the term dysox—short for dysoxygenosis—for the state of fundamental failure of energy generation and detox in the cells. I showed that dysox is caused by impaired function of enzymes involved in oxygen-driven chemistry (“oxyenzymes”) and leads to the buildup of acids and toxins in the body. When you see dysox – think of

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