Dark chocolate benefits for the liver

January 16th, 2014
Dark chocolate contains antioxidants that are great for liver health.

Chocolate has been known uplift the spirit – but what great news that it’s good for our liver too! Dark chocolate, in particular, contains rich antioxidants that help cleanse the liver and control blood pressure, which is important for people suffering liver cirrhosis. Researchers have used different types of chocolate and studied its effect on [...]

Protect Your Children from Hepatitis B – Vaccinate!

January 3rd, 2014
Vaccination is important to protect children from hepatitis and other liver diseases. (Photo Credit: Creative Commons).

Children can be very vulnerable to the hepatitis B virus (HBV), especially those infants and small children who do not show any symptoms of infection.  Children and infants who are infected with HBV have a 90 percent chance of developing serious liver infections. Since signs are often subtle, recognizing the signs can be difficult.  ADRLF [...]

Two Breakthrough Hepatitis C Drugs Approved

December 21st, 2013
Simprevir and sofosbuvier promise hepatitis treatments without weakening side effects.

Christmas came early this year for people with Hepatitis C, as two much-anticipated treatments were approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the last two weeks. Simprevir and sofosbuvier promise hepatitis treatments without the weakening side effects of interferon injections that most Hepatitis C patients have been painstakingly dealing with. Simeprevir, brand [...]

Share the holiday cheer – Donate to ADRLF!

December 18th, 2013

Make a tax-deductible donation to the Al D. Rodriguez Liver Foundation and help us raise awareness about the link between Hepatitis and Liver Cancer. Funds will be used to support community health organizations that provide Hepatitis screening, vaccination and treatment.The Al D. Rodriguez Liver Foundation is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. All contributions are tax-deductible [...]

Keeping it Clean: How to Prevent Hepatitis C Injection Transmissions

December 5th, 2013
The virus is transmitted when people share used and unsterilized needs, as well as infusive paraphernalia such as filters and cookers. (Photo Credit: Creative Commons)

It can often be scary to read information in the news about hepatitis C outbreaks affecting hundreds of people, even in what we think of as a safe place such as a hospital. Unlike other liver diseases, hepatitis C is transmitted through blood contact with a person infected by the hepatitis C virus (HCV).  Most [...]

Watch what you eat! Food toxins can be linked to liver cancer

November 27th, 2013
Aflatoxin-rich food such as rice and corn has been linked to cervical and liver cancer. Vigilance in choosing a healthy diet is a must! (Photo Credit: Creative Commons)

We are what we eat. Listening to the truth of this timeless adage is more crucial than ever with experts finding significant connections between food toxins and liver cancer. A new research by Mexican scientists shows carcinogenic effects on human beings with a diet high in aflatoxins.  Aflatoxins are present in food such as rice, [...]

Herbal Treatment Might Possibly Fix Liver Damage Caused by Chemical Medicine — says new study!

November 12th, 2013
Herbal medicine can cleanse your liver and keep it healthy. (Photo Credit: Creative Commons)

Scientific advances have made it easier for some people to ignore natural and traditional treatments. Put in another perspective – why trade in the smart phone for an old, analogue phone? But recently, Western science has begun to recognize the power of traditional Eastern medicine in combating the toxicity of a modern medicine called acetaminophen. [...]

Living with Hepatitis? Dealing with Symptoms and Treatment Side Effects

October 23rd, 2013
Managing the challenges of living with hepatitis is important to keep a healthy and happy life. (Photo credit: Creative Commons/pudgeefeet)

Here at ADRLF we often talk about eating right and living healthfully in order to minimize risk contracting hepatitis and developing other liver diseases. With recent panics over hepatitis outbreaks arising from contaminated food found in grocery stores, delicatessens, and contaminated tools used in dental clinics, it has become even more imperative that we talk [...]

Diet Adjustment for Hepatitis Patients: A Friendly List of Food to Avoid

October 16th, 2013
Slow and steady adjustments are necessary to cope with hepatitis B. (Photo Credit: Creative Commons)

Being diagnosed with hepatitis – or other diseases – may require significant and sometimes painful adjustments to one’s diet. Dealing with these adjustments doesn’t have to be too burdensome and frustrating; if you know what food to AVOID, it should be easy to identify food that you CAN eat and make the diet change perfectly [...]

Beef Alternatives to Help Maintain a Healthy Liver- EASY AND YUMMY!

September 16th, 2013
Healthy protein alternatives are better options for liver health.

Beef is a sumptuous and delectable protein, but for numerous health reasons, health care experts suggest that we find healthier alternatives to enjoy in addition to occasional beef.  These protein options don’t have to compromise our taste for a delicious and satisfying meal. Protein provides building blocks for new cells, and assists with tissue repair. [...]