Traditional Chinese medicine should be equated with medicine and subjected to the same rigorous screening, British scientists believe. They described two cases where the seemingly harmless “weed” led to serious liver damage. As a result, even a transplant of a donor organ did not help one of the patients, and he died.
The attention of colleagues to the problem of uncontrolled use of Chinese herbs was drawn by specialists from the Newcastle upon Tyne Liver Research Center in an article published in the latest issue of the European Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. According to one of the authors of the article, Dr. Margaret F. Bassendine, the problem is becoming more acute. Continue reading
Our liver performs more than 500 important functions: it participates in digestion, metabolizes proteins, fats and carbohydrates, supports the immune system and neutralizes toxins. Therefore, a lot depends on her healthy state.
So, and how to take care of the liver (except abstinence from alcohol, cigarettes and junk food)?
1. Maintain a healthy weight
If you are obese or overweight, you risk getting non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. By the way, this is one of her most common chronic diseases.
2. Keep a balance in nutrition Continue reading