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Preventing some of the harmful effects of alcohol

The festive season means many more occasions for consuming alcohol. While champagne or wine drunk in moderation can have some beneficial health effects, they can also be extremely harmful. Although nutritional supplements can help to limit some of these undesirable effects, moderation should always be the rule. When you drink...
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5 natural products approved for cleansing the liver

Which of the body’s organs suffers most from the evils of modern lifestyles? Which is most affected by the pollution, pesticides, additives, toxins and sugars with which we are confronted on a daily basis? Yes, you’ve guessed, it’s the liver. Since it’s directly responsible for breaking down toxins in the...
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Preventing hepatitis: an issue of global urgency

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is using the occasion of World Hepatitis Day on 28 July to emphasise the importance of combatting this inflammatory liver disease. Usually caused by a virus, hepatitis can lead to serious, life-threatening complications such as cirrhosis or liver cancer 1 . A genuine public health...
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The incredibly versatile benefits of turmeric (2/2)

In India, turmeric is used to treat a wide variety of ailments including gastrointestinal problems, inflammation, headaches, infections and colds. It is turmeric’s curcuminoid content, particularly curcumin, which is responsible for its numerous and wide-ranging health benefits. From improving digestive function and supporting liver detox processes, to conferring powerful anti-inflammatory...
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PPC, a soya extract for treating liver disease

Polyenylphosphatidylcholine or PPC, is extracted from soya. It is approved in many countries as a treatment for chronic liver disease. Scientific evidence increasingly suggests that PPC’s benefits extend beyond the liver to the stomach, pancreas and cardiovascular system. Its efficacy may be explained in part by its antioxidant potency. Read more
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