STOP Liver Damage… with Beer!?
Dear Living Well Daily Reader,
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a silent epidemic.
The symptoms are hard to pin down… meaning the disease can wreak havoc before you even know it.
Luckily, nature has a way to help reverse NAFLD and make your liver happy again.
And strangely enough, it’s found in something you’re supposed to stay clear of.
Researchers have found that this beer ingredient could STOP liver damage.
But don’t start downing pints just yet… there’s more to the story.
Hops are an herb that do MUCH more than just flavor beer. A new study has shown that they can help turn back the clock on NAFLD.
Researchers from Oregon State University were researching possible treatments for NAFLD when they stumbled on hops.
You see, the hops plant contains some active compounds called xanthohumol (XN) and tetrahydroxanthohumol (TXN) which can drop the amount of fat in the liver.
To put XN and TXN to the test, researchers divided mice into five groups:
- low-fat diet,
- high-fat diet,
- high-fat diet plus a dose of XN,
- high-fat diet plus a BIGGER dose of XN, or
- high-fat diet with a dose of TXN.
At the end of the study, they found that the mice in the final two groups had the least amount of liver fat.
TXN and XN worked by blocking a liver enzyme called PPARγ from turning sugar into fat inside the liver.
If you want to help your liver, it’s clear that hops are the way to go.
But it’s important that you don’t get hops by drinking a lot of beer. Alcohol causes the same problem – it leads to too much fat in the liver.
The best way to get hops is by supplementing. You can find a hops supplement online at Amazon.com or from your local drugstore.
Dr. Scott Olson, ND
P.S. Are you having trouble sleeping? Hops isn’t just great for your liver… it can also help you get your 40 winks! Learn more right here.
Written By Dr. Scott Olson, ND
Nearly 25 years ago, failed mainstream medical treatments left Dr. Olson in constant pain – and his health in ruins. And that’s when he did something REVOLUTIONARY. He began his career in medicine – and dedicated his life to uncovering the true, underlying causes of disease.
Through his innovative medical practices in Tennessee and Colorado, Dr. Olson has helped cure countless seniors from across America of arthritis… heart disease… diabetes… and even cancer. All without risky prescription drugs or painful surgeries.
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