High-fructose corn syrup, high fat diet cause severe liver damage
(NaturalNews) A diet high in fat and in high fructose corn syrup may cause severe liver problems in people with a sedentary lifestyle, according to a study conducted by researchers from Saint Louis University and presented this year at the Digestive Diseases Week meeting in Washington, D.C.
Researchers fed mice a diet that was 40 percent fat and high in high fructose corn syrup for 16 weeks. In contrast to other studies, where mice have been fed a regulated amount, the animals in the study were allowed to eat as much as they wanted. They were kept sedentary and prevented from exercising.
"We wanted to mirror the kind of diet many Americans subsist on, so the high fat content is about the same you'd find in a typical McDonald's meal, and the high fructose corn syrup translates to about eight cans of soda a day in a human diet, which is not far off with what some people consume," said Brent Tetri, M.D., an associate professor of internal medicine at Saint Louis University Liver Center.
To the researchers' shock, it took only four weeks for the first signs of serious health problems to emerge.
"We had a feeling we'd see evidence of fatty liver disease by the end of the study," Tetri said. "But we were surprised to find how severe the damage was and how quickly it occurred. It took only four weeks for liver enzymes to increase and for glucose intolerance -- the beginning of Type 2 diabetes -- to begin."
According to Tetri, preliminary research suggests that fructose actually suppresses the body's feeling of fullness, whereas foods rich in fiber activate it. This meant that the mice didn't know when to stop eating, even though their diet was exceptionally high in calories.
High fructose corn syrup is a widely used sweetener, particularly in the United States, where corn is cheap and sugar importation is expensive.
"A high-fat and sugar-sweetened diet compounded by a sedentary lifestyle will have severe repercussions for your liver and other vital organs," Tetri warned.
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"Therapeutic dosage" and that would depend on what one is after.
1/2 c of oil is NOT absorbed by the body, it's to require a LARGE amount of bile to "flush" out of the liver, bringing stones, chaff, parasites, toxins out of the liver and gallbladder.
Try as you may, San, liver flushing, liver flushing ingredient on a therapeutic basis are NOT a bad thing.
Face it: you gave up.
With a clogged up "chemical plant" a body doesn't stand a snowballs chance in hell of being healthy.
Cleansing isn't but one component in a holistic lifestyle, but a necessary one, and liver cleansing does look to be on just about every list ones sees.
I TRIED taking milk thistle and yellow dock with a clogged up liver ... it HURT ME!!
Do it your way ... *shrug* ... maybe you know more than alternative health experts.
hee hee, my way is very simple and straight forward.
Stay away all kinds of pharmaceuticals drugs and artificial vitamins/minerals, enemas, colonics and extreme fasting.
Just eat healthy AND take care of your spine. A hell lot of health problems are because of compromised spinal cord. Regular Yoga and inversion are my way of doing it. I have fixed my bloating and IBS issues by yoga. I enjoy what I eat and digest it well. And NO, I am not taking MH's LBB or any other laxative. I just dont need all that. I still have LBB capsules lying in my shelf and wonder if I should finish that.
All this colon cleansing and Liver flushing did nothing for me. These are harsh for the body, IMHO.
I totally agree that a healthy liver is a must to have. But disagree with the process to cleanse the liver.
Lots of lime or lemon water after meals. It helps in increasing stomach acids, digests food well and helps the liver.
Exercise is also equally important to maintain liver/GB health. High intensity cardio, running, jogging, jumping may be actually bad for health and joints. I tried yoga and pilates both recently. I find yoga lot more challenging. Inversion therapy is also helpful.
Here is a link of how spinal health can lead to other health problems.
Its upto you if you love LFing and want to keep flushing for the rest of your life. I would personally not repeat that procedure any more.