Our livers are increasingly under assault.
According to a new study, deaths from liver disease and liver cancer have SKYROCKETED in recent years.
The worst part is that liver disease doesn’t have to be a death sentence. Mother Nature has given us everything we need to RESCUE and REPAIR a liver that’s taken a beating.
But first – more on this latest study.
Researchers in Michigan found that from 1999 to 2016, deaths from liver cirrhosis -- which is scarring of the liver -- rose by a jaw-dropping 65 percent overall, with men dying at TWICE the rate of women.
Among younger folks – those most likely to tipple too much -- cirrhosis deaths increased 11 percent (ages 25 to 34). That’s no surprise.
But for those over 55, the main reason for the increase in cirrhosis deaths wasn't inside the bottle.
It was on the dessert tray.
You see, shoveling in sugar can coat your liver in a layer of unwanted fat, a condition known as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).
And the study found that the spike in cirrhosis deaths among older folks was largely due to a rise in NAFLD... driven by the obesity epidemic.
Now, as I've shared with you before, liver scarring from ANY cause can set the stage for liver cancer.
So, it comes as no shock that the liver cancer death rate DOUBLED during the study period -- and once again, guys were at greater risk.
There were FOUR TIMES as many deaths from liver cancer among men as women.
Now, OF COURSE go easy on the booze and reduce common meds that can sack your liver, such as Tylenol (acetaminophen) and heartburn drugs.
Switching to the Paleo diet can help keep your weight in check AND torch liver fat -- because the "caveman" diet eliminates the sugars and starches that deposit fat around this delicate organ.
That will help you protect your liver from disease, including cancer. And if you’ve already got liver disease, it’ll slow the progression or stop it from getting worse altogether.
But as I mentioned, there’s a way to REVERSE the damage that’s been done to your liver – and it comes from an unlikely source.
You see, your liver has an incredible ability to REGENERATE damaged tissue. That’s right – it can heal itself!
It just needs a little nudge.
And that nudge comes in the form of a prickly plant called milk thistle. In a 2016 study on mice, milk thistle SHRANK fat deposits on the liver, ERADICATED inflammation, and ARMORED the critters against future damage.
And it worked even though the mouse diets didn’t change.
To shield your liver with the power of TITANIUM, take milk thistle supplements and tighten the security around what you put in your mouth.