Health and Disease, Uncategorized

Is Pork a Cause of Fatty Liver Disease

  • Is Pork a Cause of Fatty Liver Disease

  • What Is Fatty Liver Disease?
  • Pork consumption has a strong epidemiological association with cirrhosis of the liver — in fact, it may be more strongly associated with cirrhosis than alcohol
  • Other studies also show an association between pork consumption and liver cancer as well as multiple sclerosis.
  • Several factors may be behind these health risks, including pork raised on grains and seed oils, making it high in omega-6 fats, as well as the fact that most pork consumed in the United States is processed (processed meats are known to increase the risk of cancer)
  • Being scavenger animals, pigs are also prime breeding grounds for potentially dangerous infections; even cooking pork for long periods is not enough to kill many of the retroviruses and other parasites that many of them harbor (this is true even of pasture-raised pork)


Do you have fatty liver disease?  Contact us and we will find out.

Health and Wellness Associates

Dr J Jaranson

Health and Disease, Uncategorized

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome


Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

When a woman is diagnosed with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, it seems that she is not being given the correct follow up treatment or even advice.  We have been working with many women who have fallen into this group.


Did you know that there are many other diseases that are associated with Polycystic Ovaries. Having Polycystic Ovaries is almost a blessing because the other diseases can be worse for you.  It is almost like falling down for no reason, and when they examine your bones they find bone cancer.


In an article on the polycystic ovary syndrome, McCartney and Marshall (NEJM July 7 issue)1 did address the topic of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Several studies have recently shown that the prevalence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is markedly increased among women with the polycystic ovary syndrome, independent of overweight or obesity and other coexisting components of the metabolic syndrome, and that these women are more likely to have the more severe forms (nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, advanced fibrosis, and cirrhosis).2 Accumulating evidence also suggests that nonalcoholic fatty liver disease exacerbates hepatic and peripheral insulin resistance, confers a predisposition to atherogenic dyslipidemia, and causes the release of several proinflammatory, procoagulant, and profibrogenic mediators that may play important roles in the pathophysiology of the polycystic ovary syndrome and its related complications (principally cardiovascular disease and diabetes).3-5 These findings call for a more active and systematic search for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in patients with the polycystic ovary syndrome. ( New England Journal of Medicine)


As you can see the NEJM talks about polycystic ovaries as a metabolic syndrome.  Not a condition and not a disease.  A syndrome which is a clue to other diseases in your body.


If you need assistance with this, and how to turn this around and prevent or reverse this metabolic syndrome, please call us.


Health and Wellness Associates