Vitamin E and Fatty Liver Disease

Vitamin E Significantly Improves Liver Function for Fatty Liver Patients

A meta-analysis of five clinical trials shows a significant improvement in liver function in individuals with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) when supplementing with Vitamin E. Vitamin E was found to improve “serum biochemical parameters and hepatic histology”.  Improvements in inflammation, ballooning and hepatic fibrosis were also seen. NAFLD is becoming a global public health…

CoQ10 and NAFLD

CO-Q10 Supplementation Improves Fatty Liver, Reduces Markers of Inflammation in NAFLD

A new randomized double blind trial of both men and women with NAFLD (Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease) found positive results for supplemental coenzyme Q10.  NAFLD describes a disease of the liver that is characterized by fat accumulation in the liver, enlargement of the liver and increased serum liver enzyme levels.  Increase inflammation also accompanies this…

Probiotics and SAD Mood

Multi-Species Probiotics Affect Reaction to Sad Mood

A new study shows Probiotics significantly reduced cognitive reactivity to sad mood, which is a marker of vulnerability to depression and considered an important target for interventions. 20 healthy individuals with no current mood disorders participated in this 4 week triple-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized, pre-and post-intervention assessment designed study.  Participants in the study received either a…

Melatonin and Reflux Disease

Melatonin for Reflux Disease

The use of Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPI’s) used to treat digestive disorders like heartburn, have come under fire recently by a number of different health advocates.  A number of clinical studies have shown melatonin at bedtime to be an adequate alternative for curbing GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease) and even speeding up the healing of ulcers.…