Coffee in Moderation is Good for Liver Health
Drinking coffee, in moderation, may help support good liver health according to a new study.
Also, read about the benefits of coffee enema. Please don't shoot me for posting this.
Perhaps, I'm just anal... but I prefer to drink my coffee...
I know. You have made it very clear from my previous posts about Gerson Therapy. But, this is perhaps for others to read. Again, please don't shoot me.
I simply posted links counter to your views... others can decide...
The four enzymes measured to assess liver function in the referenced study - alanine aminotransferase (ALT), aspartate aminotransferase (AST), alkaline phosphatase (ALP) and gamma glutamyl transaminase (GGT) appear on the 'Blood Biochemistry' panel (alternate name 'Comprehensive Metabolic Panel') of tests I have done with my regular blood tests. In the first few months after my CLL diagnosis, I was encouraged by friends and relatives to try a number of over the counter remedies to boost my immune system. My ALT reading went through the roof - almost five times my normal reading and my AST doubled. I dropped the over the counter remedies, which my haematologist said wouldn't work anyway and cut back on the amount of green tea I was taking and my readings gradually dropped back to normal levels over the next couple of months.
Anyone taking supplements or even maintenance doses of prescribed medicine should keep an eye on the level of these liver function tests. You need to keep your liver in good shape to help you through treatment, plus it's a pretty essential organ for good health in any case!
Shazie, I recall providing the science based medicine reference (your second reference above) when coffee enemas were previously discussed. That's well worth reading in full for anyone interested in the background and science regarding the benefits or otherwise of coffee enemas. Personally, I prefer tea - and not as an enema!
Even green tea and green tea extracts can cause liver damage... talk to your doctor before trying internet therapies...
Per the concluding remarks of that reference:
"Although this kind of extreme adverse event appears to be infrequent, monitoring of patients taking oral supplements may be warranted. In addition, this case provides a reminder to take a careful history of herbal product use when evaluating a patient with acute hepatitis or liver failure."
"Everything in moderation."
Even pumpkin spice frappuccino! Say it isn't so...
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