14 Interesting Facts About the cirrhosis Liver

The liver is one of the most important organs in our body. It’s responsible for breaking down the food we eat so that it’s digested and releases energy for performing daily tasks. A healthy liver is important for overall body health. This bodily organ is so important that if it stops functioning we won’t survive even one day. Here is a list of some interesting facts about this essential organ.

1. It stocks iron

Our liver acts as a warehouse that takes out important vitamins and nutrients from the food we eat and stocks them up. It keeps supplying these nutrients to the body when we need them. It also stores iron and maintains a constant supply of it to the body.

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6 Simple Ways to Explain Crohn’s Disease to Others

It’s not an easy topic to broach, but sharing about your Crohn’s symptoms can help people understand what you’re going through.

There’s not an etiquette book filled with pointers for living with Crohn’s disease, but there probably should be. Crohn’s symptoms mean unusual changes in diet, weight, energy levels, and hygiene, which can lead to awkward conversations with well-intentioned people. If you’re struggling with ways to talk about your Crohn’s diet, the side effects of Crohn’s medications, or other everyday issues related to your Crohn’s disease, these icebreakers will help you know what to say.

“Crohn’s causes me to lose weight, but it’s not necessarily a good thing.”

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New Hope For Parkinson’s Disease Patients

The research, published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, is primarily the work of scientists in the labs of Kenji Hashimoto, a professor with the Division of Clinical Neuroscience, Chiba University Center for Forensic Mental Health, Chiba, Japan, and Bruce Hammock, UC Davis distinguished professor of entomology with a joint appointment in the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center.

“Our research suggests that the sEH inhibitor may prevent the progression of Parkinson’s disease (PD) as well as treat patients with dementia of Lewy bodies (DLB) if the sEH inhibitor is used in early phases of patients with these disorders,” said Hashimoto, whose career spans 30 years in the development of blood biomarkers and novel therapeutic drugs and includes more than 550 publications on the topic. “Both PD and DLB are chronic and progressive movement disorders. However, the precise causes of these diseases are largely unknown.”

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Healing Vitiligo

If you’ve been diagnosed with vitiligo, you have most likely been told you have an autoimmune disorder and that not much can be done to heal it. According to this theory, your body is destroying its melanin-producing cells, responsible for the pigment of your skin. But this is exactly that: a theory. It’s not the truth and it’s not why you or someone you know has vitiligo. The entire autoimmune theory that your body attacks itself is incorrect. It’s critical to understand this if you have vitiligo or any other condition that you’ve been told is autoimmune. Unfortunately, this false belief is at the foundation of medical thinking, leaving countless people feeling like they are living in a body that has turned against them.

The truth is that your body never turns against you. There’s a very real cause of so-called autoimmune conditions like vitiligo, eczema, Hashimoto’s disease, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis and others, and these are real illnesses. And once you know the real cause, which I share in Liver Rescue: Answers to Eczema, Psoriasis, Diabetes, Strep, Acne, Gout, Bloating, Gallstones, Adrenal Stress, Fatigue, Fatty Liver, Weight Issues, SIBO & Autoimmune Disease, you can then apply the information that can help you heal.

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Why Autism Functioning Labels Are Harmful — and What to Say Instead

Commonly, when you hear someone say they know someone who is on the autism spectrum, you immediately hear them continue the topic with one of the following: “Oh, but he’s high-functioning.” “She’s on the other side of the spectrum.” If you haven’t heard this in a everyday conversation, consider yourself lucky. But you’ve probably at least seen it in articles or organizations that are meant to support the autism population.

I get it, its been common terminology for a long time. It’s not entirely your fault if you use it, but now’s the time to learn and change the use of functioning labels for our autistic friends, family, and community. I am autistic. On my diagnosis paperwork, it does not say high-functioning or low-functioning. It just says autistic, yet I am constantly called high-functioning from doctors, support workers, family members and more. It sounds like a compliment, right? I might be autistic but at least I’m high-functioning, right? Wrong.

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I Have Autism. Here Are the 5 Things I Want Parents to Know.

I was diagnosed with autism when I was 4. I found the word a terrifying place. In some ways, it’s still a frightening place for me. But I have reached a point where I am a professional public speaker on autism.

Parents often ask me to give them advice for their children who are on the autism spectrum. There are many things parents don’t understand about their children with autism. Here are things I wish parents of children with autism would understand.

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10 Things Not to Say to Someone With Dyspraxia

Having a hidden disability means that I’ve heard a few comments, some of which are ignorant and annoying, others are fairly amusing.

So I thought I’d make a list of some of the things people have said to me. You may find some of them relatable if you don’t have dyspraxia but have a different disability or condition. I’ve also included some examples of what would be better to say instead. So here’s my list of 10 things I don’t think you should say to someone with dyspraxia:

1. But you don’t look like you have a disability.

When will people realize that hidden disabilities exist and that not all disabilities are visible? 

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When a Narcissist Makes an Apology

An apology to a narcissist is not the same as it is for the non-personality-disordered person. An apology to the average person means:

  • I’m sorry.
  • Let’s make up.

An apology to a narcissist means:

  • Look how good I am.
  • Now you owe me forgiveness.
  • We won’t talk about this again.
  • Our relationship is still on my terms, but I appear to care about your feelings.

Do not be fooled by a narcissist’s apology. Realize that the relationship is no different than it was before the apology – you just now have more confusion on your plate (think, “cognitive dissonance”). You believe that maybe he means he’s sorry or that he won’t do whatever it was he did again. But, rest assured, the narcissist uses an apology as part of the “cycle of abuse.”

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Finding ways to have fun at home with your child while simultaneously developing things like social, communication, language, self-regulation, and fine and gross motor skills can be a challenge for any parent, and when you add developmental delays into the mix, it can feel downright impossible.

Learning delays, sensory processing challenges, and explosive meltdowns can make everyday situations feel overwhelming, and finding ways to interact with your little one at home can be difficult. While you want to teach your child important life skills and help him learn how to play independently, finding the right activities for kids with autism, sensory processing disorder, and other challenges isn’t easy, and without an arsenal of indoor activities for kids up your sleeve, weekends, sick days, and school holidays can be extremely daunting.

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A Photo Series About My Life With Borderline Personality Disorder

My name is Grace. I have borderline personality disorder. It sucks. I have struggled for so many years, had multiple suicide attempts, used drugs, alcohol and cutting as a way of coping when I couldn’t handle how I felt anymore. I recently completed a year of DBT and it changed my life.

Now I’m studying psychology and I want to try to change how society is with mental health, how people treat those who have mental illness, and I want to help others who are going through the daily struggle of living with one know they are not alone. And that there is a way out of the dark cloud you are lost in. Someone is always listening.

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