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Liver disease is not just for dipsomaniacs

Liver disease is not just for dipsomaniacs

Most people associate liver disease with a bleary-eyed, chronic alcoholic (a condition called dipsomania in the 19th century). But there’s another type of liver disease that has little to do with alcohol and more to do with overeating.  Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) describes the accumulation of fat in the liver of people who drink [...]

July 18, 2013 Susan Cholesterol Screens, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Miscellaneous health topics, Obesity and related diseases, Weight Loss & FItness Comments Off on Liver disease is not just for dipsomaniacs

Simple strategies to boost your metabolism

Simple strategies to boost your metabolism

A healthy diet and regular exercise are common recommendations to help support an optimal metabolism, but there are plenty of other simple ways to enhance metabolism. 1. Stand up and move—every 20 minutes. Are you sitting yourself to death? Standing up and moving for a few minutes every 20 minutes can have a positive effect [...]

May 1, 2013 Susan Miscellaneous health topics Comments Off on Simple strategies to boost your metabolism

Blame modern life?

Blame modern life?

Heart disease is a modern epidemic. Before the industrial revolution—when people had to do almost everything by hand (and foot), manual labor and diets rich in protein and low in carbs, fats and salts, kept the bodies of our foremothers and forefathers fit and their heart muscle strong. Of course, there were other risks to [...]

February 7, 2013 Susan Diabetes, Heart Disease, Heart Health & Cholesterol, Miscellaneous health topics, Women's Health Comments Off on Blame modern life?