Ginger Found To Benefit People With Liver Disease

Ginger Found To Benefit People With Liver Disease

One of the most common types of liver disease is nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), and it generally occurs in people who are sedentary, overweight and/or eating too many simple sugars.  Medically speaking, the risk goes up in individuals with type 2 diabetes and other conditions related to metabolic syndromes like high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

Conventionally speaking, there’s no effective therapy for NAFLD – aside from making lifestyle modifications that minimize damage to cells and help control blood sugar levels.  Of course, if you present any of the symptoms (mentioned above) to a conventionally-trained physician, you’ll probably just be sent home with a bag of (toxic) prescription drugs – which only add to your troubles.

However, one study suggests that adding ginger to an anti-inflammatory lifestyle may benefit individuals with liver disease.  Today, we’ll explain why this herb (sometimes referred to as a spice) is so valuable.

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