Join us for a VSRF Dinner with Dr. Peter McCullough and Dr. Aseem Malhotra.

The VSRF is hosting a very special dinner event on Tuesday, November 29th at the Dallas Arboretum in Dallas, Texas entitled Deep in the Heart of Texas. Our keynote speakers are Dr. Peter McCullough, MD/MPH & Dr. Aseem Malhotra and special guest Five Times August will be performing live.

Dr. McCullough and Dr. Malhotra have most recently collaborated with the VSRF to produce the Until Proven Otherwise public service announcement which has gained significant traction with both the wider public and policy makers. The doctors will be presenting their latest research on the Covid-19 vaccines and a roadmap for reforming Covid-related public policy. There is also an opportunity to purchase VIP tickets for a private meet & greet cocktail reception prior to the dinner.

The Dallas Arboretum is one of the leading arboretums in the world and is an ideal setting in which to host two of the world’s leading cardiologists. Proceeds from this engagement will go towards financing the event.

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The Alexandre Stavisky Affair: Jewish-Immigrant Swindler Takes Down 2 French Premiers

February 12, 1934, protesters with socialist deputies lead a march. PHOTO: BnF

Serge Alexandre Stavisky (1886 –1934) was a Ukrainian-born Russian-Jewish immigrant to France who sufficiently captured the government of the Third Republic to bring about a massive financial fraud, and then avoided successful prosecution. The case is an excellent template for today’s New Underworld Order (NUO) Crime Syndicate situation.

In league with Joseph Garat, the mayor of Bayonne, Stavisky sold fraudulent bonds to the tune of 239 million francs. These were sold through a municipal credit union financed with the surety of what he called “the emeralds of the later Empress of Germany.” These emeralds turned out to be glass. With shades of present day bubble finance, he covered the bonds with other fraudulent sureties. His small-time thievery began at his father’s dental practice, where he stole gold fillings.

Alexandre Stavisky

The formula then, as now, was the use of bribes, blackmail (kompromat) and intimidation with which Stavisky warded off judicial intervention. With his ill-gotten proceeds, Stavisky bought several Parisian newspapers, controlling first advertising and then the news. He bought the Empire Theater and was known to be flashy – seen at right.

Like the Jewish “financier”” Jeffrey Epstein, Stavisky had his little black book. During a six-year period, he paid out more than three million dollars in bribes to French business leaders and politicians and recorded their names in his ledger, listing the monies paid as “stock dividends.” He was a practitioner of the brownstone sexual kompromat operation.

Stavisky had friends in high places within the Leftist Radical Party. Like Epstein, Stavisky charmed his way into the lives of people with important connections.

Accordingly, Stavisky had managed to avoid going to trial nine times after the police began investigating him in 1927. That year, he was put on trial for the first time, charged with a 6-million-pound fraud. However, the trial was postponed again and again, and he was granted bail 19 times.

While scandals had become almost a regular part of life in Third Republic France, the Stavisky Affair in 1934 had a more earth-shattering impact than most. By 1934, Stavisky was wanted for questioning in what was known as the “Bayonne Affair,” involving more $200 million worth of fraudulent bonds.

The corpse of Serge Serge Alexandre Stavisky. He was found dead (suicide or murder or faked?) in Chamonix on Jan. 8, 1934. PHOTO: Le Figaro/Rue des Archives/Tallandier

After being on the lamb, police found him dead from two gunshot wounds in a Chamonix chalet on Jan. 8, 1934. Par for the course, police listed his death as a suicide, but they found a pistol in his left hand and the entry wounds were located above his right temple. Also par for the course his head is not visible in the photos, seen at left. Was this cover for him going underground?


Read “Out the Back Door? Questioning the Death of Jeffrey Epstein”

Premier Chautemps’s right-wing opposition charged that he and his police had killed Stavisky to protect the influential people involved in his scams.

In the aftermath, there were many riots on the streets of Paris, resulting in 250 arrests on Jan. 10 as news of government involvement in the financial scandal broke. French Premier Camille Chautemps was forced to resign due to the sheer number of ministers wrapped up in the affair, and rumors that he had ordered Stavisky’s assassination.

“Whiter – France (1934)” by British Pathé

An official public inquiry was ordered into the affair. Shortly before it began, senior judge Albert Prince, who was due to be a witness, was found murdered on a railway line near Dijon. Next to him was a knife stained with blood and on his right ankle, a rope.

Councilor Albert Prince, investigator of the Stavisky case, died mysteriously on Feb. 20, 1934. PHOTO: Le Figaro/Rue des Archives/PVDE

Prince, Chief of the Finance Section, had sent the investigative audits to his superior. The prosecutor of the Republic Pressard, brother-in-law of Chautemps, claimed never to have seen them. Prince had evidence that Pressard had received them and would testify as much on Feb. 21.

Édouard Daladier replaced Camille Chautemps, and he immediately dismissed the police prefect Chiappe, who was preparing to bring the corruptos to justice.

On Feb. 6, 1934, a large demonstration was organized in Paris on the Place de la Concorde, at the call of the leagues, and the association of veterans Les Croix de Feu. The theme was “Down with the thieves!”

The event turned violent as 16 protesters and a policeman are killed. A thousand were wounded. Three days later, a counter-demonstration resulted in nine deaths. Daladier had to give way to Gaston Doumergue, a conservative, as the head of the government.

The Stavisky Affair left France internally weakened and deeply divided for the rest of the decade. It also lit a fire under anti-Jewish sentiment. The policy of lax naturalization was denounced. The Royalist French Action, the right-wing populist leagues and the communists denounced the decadence and captured corruption of the Third Republic.

In “Forces Occultes,” a film commissioned in 1942 by the “Propaganda Abteilung” of Nazi Germany’s propaganda ministry within occupied France, Stavisky was presented as both a Freemason and a crook — both correct.


A new Winter Watchism: to staviskyize – financial condition of the whole New Underworld Order.

RINO CRYPTO CON: PAC managed by Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell took millions from FTX fraudster

Image: RINO CRYPTO CON: PAC managed by Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell took millions from FTX fraudster

(Natural News) The fallout from the massive collapse of Sam Bankman-Fried’s crypto exchange FTX continues, and as more about it becomes known, Americans are seeing just how pervasive his reach was into U.S. politics.

We’ve already reported that Bankman-Fried gave tens of millions of dollars to Democratic candidates, causes, and political action groups. But new reports note that he also gave millions to Republicans, especially a PAC run by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, who is being blamed for withholding funds from key GOP races where the candidate was backed by Donald Trump, thereby costing his party the majority during midterm elections last week that should have resulted in blowout wins for Republicans.

“Wouldn’t you know Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell would have his hands in the massive cookie jar in Ukraine and the FTX debacle. Of course he is. It seems more and more that the only person who wasn’t on the take was Donald Trump, which may be why they worked so hard to get rid of him,” The Liberty Daily noted in a short report containing Federal Election Commission records showing that the Senate Leadership Fund run by McConnell received $2.5 million from FTX.

This FTX thing gets better. @LeaderMcConnell used FTX too. Not only did McConnell pull funding from key GOP Senate races, he was donating to Democrat candidates when FTX made their donations to the Dems. Brilliant, it’s nuts. pic.twitter.com/2kIBLfsztg

— Frank Ceccotti ???????????? (@CeccottiFrank) November 15, 2022

The report noted further:

The money goes from taxpayers, is sent as “aid” to Ukraine, which gives a good chunk of the laundered money to FTX, which contributes to the Uniparty Swamp. This prompts the Uniparty Swamp to repeat the process, and as we’ve seen over the past several months, it’s working wonders. Corporate media barely reports on all the money getting laundered there on a weekly basis. No Democrats and very few Republican politicians bring up the issue. Nearly everyone is on the take.

They were paid greatly for their lack of leadership. In 2020 they received over 2 million each from ftx. mitch McConnell got a lot of donations from big pharmaceutical companies…https://t.co/BAwq9oVrvF pic.twitter.com/RUsc9gr7HM

— Sue (@Sue4430) November 13, 2022

Not surprisingly, McConnell was reelected to his Senate leadership position on Wednesday, despite the fact that a significant number of Republican senators did not want him to remain at the helm.

Florida GOP Sen. Rick Scott made an effort to run against McConnell, but it was unsuccessful.

“The status quo is broken and big change is needed. It’s time for new leadership in the Senate that unites Republicans to advance a bold conservative agenda,” Scott tweeted. “That’s why I’m running to be the Senate Republican Leader.”

The status quo is broken and big change is needed. It’s time for new leadership in the Senate that unites Republicans to advance a bold conservative agenda.

That’s why I’m running to be the Senate Republican Leader.https://t.co/B0rdMuR64Z

— Rick Scott (@SenRickScott) November 15, 2022

“I’m writing to you today because I believe it’s time for the Senate Republican Conference to be far more bold and resolute than we have been in the past. We must start saying what we are for, not just what we are against,” Scott noted in a letter to fellow Republican senators, Fox News Digital reported. “I do not believe we can simply continue to say the Democrats are radical, which they are. Republican voters expect and deserve to know our plan to promote and advance conservative values.”

Scott had several supporters.

“I’ll be nominating @SenRickScott for Senate Republican leader,” Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, who won reelection last week, tweeted on Tuesday. “We need a different, more collaborative governing model for our conference that is focused on fiscal sanity & bringing function to the Senate. I hope elections are delayed so Rick has a chance to lay out his vision.”

I’ll be nominating @SenRickScott for Senate Republican leader. We need a different, more collaborative governing model for our conference that is focused on fiscal sanity & bringing function to the Senate.

I hope elections are delayed so Rick has a chance to lay out his vision. pic.twitter.com/TSyHD7qaUl

— Senator Ron Johnson (@SenRonJohnson) November 15, 2022

Sources include:

FoxNews.com

TheLibertyDaily.com

‘Green’ Policies Are Not Green At All

Written by Viv Forbes,

“Green” policies are destroying the natural environment and changing local weather. This is part of a futile UN scheme claiming to ‘improve’ the climate of the world.

All green energy degrades its environment. Take wind power.

Wind turbines steal energy from the atmosphere and must affect local weather.

Turbines are always placed on the highest ground and along ridges to catch more wind. Natural hills already affect local weather by causing more rain along the ridge, and a rain shadow further downwind.

Wind turbines enhance this rain shadow effect by robbing the wind of its ability to take moisture and rain into the drier interior.

Promoting more inland desertification is not green.

Climatists also plan to defend Australia with offshore wind turbines – using bird slicers to protect Australia from hang gliders, cruising pelicans, sea gulls, eagles and the occasional albatross.

Solar “farms” prefer large areas of flattish ground. They steal solar energy from all plant life in their solar shadow. This deprives wild and domestic herbivores of sustenance. Neither kangaroos, cattle, emus, parrots nor sheep thrive in solar energy deserts.

Green energy is very dilute – thus large areas of land are needed to collect wind/solar energy. Even more land is cleared for the ugly spider-webs of power lines and roads needed to collect green energy in intermittent dribs and drabs and conduct it to cities, where it is needed. But for most of the time, every day, these expensive assets produce nothing useful.

Already there is a petition circulating in Australia calling for ugly destructive power lines to be put underground to save farms, forests, wildlife and scenery.

What a good idea.

Let’s bury the noisy bird-chopping wind turbines too.

Wind turbines and solar panels soon wear out and have to be replaced. Some have already reached their use-by date. Most of this “green” debris cannot be recycled.

To calmly bury that complex toxic waste of plastics, metals, steel and concrete is not green at all.

Soon chemicals will be leaking into the ground water and water supply dams.

Manufacture, erection and final disposal of green energy generators uses more energy than they can produce over their short life. Their whole-of-life net energy production is negative and their net emissions are not zero.

Greens also worship biomass energy like wood. This is the fuel which cavemen used for warmth, cooking meat and repelling wild animals.

Primitive people like the British still burn wood for power generation but too much of the energy is consumed in collecting, drying, chipping and transporting this low energy fuel from distant forests to power station boilers.

Germans and Poles are now showing confidence that their massive wind-solar apparatus will cope with the coming winter without Russian gas – – – by gathering firewood.

And anti-fracking, anti-coal Britain is forced to plan for week-long winter blackouts and/or shortages of gas.

Greens also promote world hunger by promoting ethanol made from plant foods to replace better motor fuels such as petrol and diesel. The hill-billies of Tennessee were specialists in distilling corn whiskey which had many uses for recreation and medicine. Others found ethanol could be produced from most plant material especially grains, beets and sugar cane.

Greens then pollute good whiskey with a touch of gasoline to make it unfit for human consumption and then subsidise/mandate its use in motor vehicles.

While some people starve, food is used for motor fuel.

US Government biofuel mandates have also made the refining of diesel and other fuels more expensive.

Reliable electricity generators produce electricity when it is needed. But green energy needs batteries to keep the lights on when wind/solar fails (as it does every day).

And to charge those batteries while also serving consumers requires a very large increase in generator capacity. This increases the need for more spider-webs of landscape destroying power lines and roads between wind towers, solar farms, “Big Batteries”, pumped hydro and electricity consumers.

Not green at all.

Compare for a moment this ugly green energy mess with tidy concentrated reliable energy from long-life coal, gas, hydro or nuclear power stations.

Of course Big Miners love Green Energy and electric cars because that consumes heaps of metals like copper, nickel, lithium, rare earths, cobalt, silicon, aluminium molybdenum, silver, graphite and steel as well as limestone and gas for producing cement.

But every lithium battery in every electric car or bicycle is a spontaneous fire hazard – park them far away from anything flammable.

Finally, we have maybe the biggest Green Scam of all – Carbon Capture and Burial.

Big coal and gas companies love this trick – it will consume far more coal or gas to produce the same usable energy – the rest is wasted in gas capture, compression, pumping, piping and disposal.

And the whole silly scheme relies on the assumption that the buried gas will stay where it was put.

In rare places, pumped CO2 can be used to increase the yield from depleting oil or gas reservoirs, but in general this green hoax wastes energy, deprives the biosphere of plant food, increases electricity cost and reduces the life of coal and gas reserves.

And what about the COP27 climate jamboree? Four hundred private jets attended. Even Saint Greta thinks it is a scam.

Green energy costs are large, obvious and measureable. The climate ‘benefits’ are illusory.

Not green at all.

Bold emphasis added

 

Source: https://principia-scientific.com

 

CDC to investigate defunct Fort Ord base after hundreds of soldiers assigned there developed cancer

Image: CDC to investigate defunct Fort Ord base after hundreds of soldiers assigned there developed cancer

(Natural News) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will investigate long-term health risks linked to contaminated soil and drinking water at the now-defunct Fort Ord in California.

Patrick Breysse, director of the CDC’s Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), announced this move through a letter to Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA). He told the congresswoman that the public health agency plans to reevaluate health risks related to drinking water at the former Army base.

“There is sufficient data and scientific reasons for ATSDR to reevaluate health risks related to historical drinking water exposures at Ford Ord,” Breysse wrote.

Porter previously asked for the probe following a February 2022 report by the Associated Press (AP) about cancer rates among former occupants of the military post. According to the AP, authorities downplayed the potential health risks there – even though at least 40 dangerous chemicals were detected in water samples taken from the base.

Fort Ord was in use between 1917 and 1994, with nearly a thousand soldiers stationed there in the last two decades of its operation. Those who stayed there later developed rare, terminal blood cancers – including 50-year-old Army veteran Julie Akey. First deployed at Fort Ord in 1996 at age 25, she was later diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2016.

Akey, whose family does not have a history of cancer, drank water from the base and even grew vegetables there, unaware the toxins in the water would contribute to her cancer diagnosis two decades later.

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She applied for assistance at the Department of Veterans Affairs, but was denied of aid just like other members of the military. Akey ended up working at an airport while recovering from a bone marrow transplant.

Contaminated water at Camp Lejeune responsible for over 100K cancer cases

As of writing, the military has only acknowledged contamination leading to cancer at one site: Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.  The base was also plagued with water contamination problems that exposed millions of service members, family members and other individuals to toxic chemicals for decades. (Related: FLASHBACK: EPA wasted millions of dollars without even cleaning toxic pollution site, N.C. residents complain.)

According to About Lawsuits, more than one million Marines and their family members were exposed to the base’s contaminated water between the early 1950s and late 1980s.

Some reports even suggested that toxic chemicals from Camp Lejeune may be responsible for more than 50,000 cases of breast cancer, 28,000 cases of bladder cancer and 24,000 cases of renal cancer, as well as thousands of cases, involving Parkinson’s disease and other health complications. It is also believed that water from the now-defunct Marines base caused birth defects and the wrongful death of thousands of unborn children.

Independent news organization Truthout released a report early this month that highlights the Camp Lejeune water contamination as one example of the problems at military bases throughout the country, which have routinely used and disposed of toxic chemicals in ways that negatively impacted those living and working on bases, as well as in the surrounding communities.

According to the report, those communities are far too often made up primarily of minorities, who have been left to deal with the long-term health risks resulting from the water contamination. The report said hazardous chemicals affecting the camp and the surrounding communities include trichloroethylene, perchloroethylene, benzene, vinyl chloride, and per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances.

Truthout also reported that there are more than 700 Army bases across the country linked to extensive toxic chemical contamination and nearly 45 percent of the neighborhoods and communities within a 1.8-mile radius of bases linked to toxic water, soil and air contamination are communities of color.

Visit CancerCauses.news for more about cancer-causing chemicals.

Watch Harrison Smith talk about tap water contamination on “The American Journal” show below.

This video is from the CrazyPablo channel on Brighteon.com.

More related stories:

Military servicemen call for an end to the Pentagon’s vaccine mandate.

US water infrastructure is COLLAPSING: Toxic arsenic levels detected in NYC tap water, E. coli in Baltimore water supply.

Military whistleblowers say cancer, miscarriages and heart disease all up 300% following covid injection mandates.

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DailyMail.co.uk

APNews.com

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1 in 5 Young Adults Dies From Excessive Alcohol Consumption

  • Deaths attributed to excessive alcohol consumption in the U.S. are trending upward. Between 2015 and 2019, 1 in 5 deaths (20.3%) in the 20- to 49-year age group was related to excessive alcohol intake. The percentage of men dying from excess alcohol consumption (15%) was higher than that of women (9.4%), but both are on the rise

  • Common types of alcohol-related deaths include alcohol poisoning, motor vehicle accidents, suicides, falls and alcohol-related liver disease or pancreas failure

  • Other data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggest the rate of deaths directly attributed to alcohol rose by more than 25% in 2020, the first year of the pandemic, when many were self-isolating and working from home. The trend continued into 2021, by then up 34% from prepandemic levels

  • Researchers have established a clear link between isolation, loneliness and alcohol abuse and addiction so, clearly, health officials did not have public health in mind when they declared liquor stores to be an “essential business” during the pandemic, while churches, gyms and even parks and beaches were shut down

  • Two alcoholic drinks per day or less for men and one drink or less for women is considered “moderate” consumption. Binge drinking is defined as having five or more alcoholic drinks on a single occasion for men, or four or more for women. A “drink” is defined as 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine or 1.5 ounces of hard liquor

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Recent research1 2 looking at deaths attributable to excessive alcohol consumption in the U.S. has found rates are trending upward. Between 2015 and 2019, 1 in 5 deaths (20.3%) in the 20- to 49-year age group was related to excessive alcohol intake.

Expanding the age group to 20- to 64-years of age, alcohol related deaths were 1 in 8. This makes alcohol a leading preventable cause of death in the U.S. The percentage of men dying from excess alcohol consumption (15%) was higher than that of women (9.4%), but both are on the rise. Common types of alcohol-related deaths include alcohol poisoning, motor vehicle accidents, suicides, falls and alcohol-related liver disease or pancreas failure. According to the authors:3

“The number of premature deaths could be reduced with increased implementation of evidenced-based, population-level alcohol policies, such as increasing alcohol taxes or regulating alcohol outlet density.”

Other data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggest the rate of deaths directly attributed to alcohol rose by more than 25% in 2020,4 5 the first year of the pandemic, when many were self-isolating and working from home. The trend continued into 2021, by then up 34% from prepandemic levels.6

This should come as no surprise, seeing how researchers have long since established a clear link between isolation, loneliness and alcohol abuse and addiction. As noted in the 1992 scientific review “Loneliness and Alcohol Abuse: A Review of Evidences of an Interplay”:7

“A theoretical discussion based on clinical observations can be dated back to the 1950’s … knowledge is still incomplete, but the review indicates that loneliness may be significant at all stages in the course of alcoholism: as a contributing and maintaining factor in the growth of abuse and as an encumbrance in attempts to give it up.

Concordant reports demonstrate that alcoholics do feel more lonely than members of most other groups do. In advanced abusers, loneliness is obviously connected with a number of negative characteristics and, together with several of those, directly linked to a poor prognosis.

There are, however, no obvious relations to the external social situation (i.e. network) or amount of drinking. Instead, the feeling of loneliness appears to be more connected with a general negative perception about oneself and one’s relations to other people and also with a general dissatisfaction with most things in life …”

An even earlier study8 found “feeling of loneliness” was the most important factor influencing the prognosis of advanced alcohol abusers, followed by “a general dissatisfaction with the existing situation, independent of its nature.”

As noted by the authors, “To sum up, the lonely abuser showed a recurrent pattern characterized by discontentment and dissatisfaction, in combination with some traces of passivity in essential life-spheres.”

“Clearly, health officials did not have public health in mind when they declared liquor stores to be an ‘essential business’ during the pandemic, while churches, gyms and even parks and beaches were shut down.”

The American Addiction Centers also stresses that isolation is a barrier to getting and staying sober.9 It certainly didn’t help that liquor stores, of all things, were deemed to be an “essential business” during the pandemic, and were kept open while churches, gyms and even parks and beaches were shut down. Clearly, public health officials did not have public health at the top of their minds when they made these decisions.

In the video above, podcast host Joe Rogan interviews university scholar and philosophy professor Edward Slingerland, Ph.D., author of “Drunk.” Slingerland highlights an important point, which is that, historically, mankind has not been drinking hard liquor.

Traditionally, alcohol was primarily consumed in the form of beer with an alcohol content of 2% to 3%, and wine with an alcohol content of 8% to 10%. As noted by Slingerland, there’s a built-in limit to the amount of alcohol you can obtain through fermentation. Fermentation, as you likely know, is the process of yeast turning sugar in the brew into alcohol.

Over the past century or two, alcohol makers have developed hardier yeasts capable of fermentation rates as high as 16%. At present, that’s the upper limit for fermentation, as at that point, the alcohol shuts down the activity of the yeast.

Distillation, which is another modern invention, is a way around that. By heating the alcoholic beverage, you can capture the ethanol as a vapor and then turn it back into a liquid, giving you a really concentrated form of alcohol, i.e., distilled liquor or spirits, which can be as high as 90% alcohol by volume (ABV).

As noted by Slingerland, the human body is not equipped to handle that kind of concentration. So, while mankind has been making and consuming alcoholic beverages for many thousands of years, it’s only in recent times that alcohol has become a potent toxin that needs to be carefully regulated.

According to experts, two alcoholic drinks per day or less for men and one drink or less for women is considered “moderate” consumption. Binge drinking is defined as having five or more alcoholic drinks on a single occasion for men, or four or more for women. A “drink” is defined as 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine or 1.5 ounces of hard liquor.

According to researchers, the rise in cirrhosis mortality is entirely driven by excess alcohol consumption by young adults. While, historically, alcohol-related liver cirrhosis has been regarded as a condition that develops after two or three decades of heavy drinking, these newer statistics reveal it doesn’t have to take that long at all, as it’s now occurring in (and killing) 20- and 30-year-olds.

In the 25 to 34 age group, death from alcohol-related liver disease nearly tripled between 1999 and 2016. This increase parallels statistics10 showing a rise in binge drinking between 2002 and 2012.

It also correlates with the global financial crisis in 2008, after which more people began dying from cirrhosis. Researchers believe financial worries and unemployment may have been significant contributing factors, causing more people to drink more heavily. The good news is that alcohol-related liver cirrhosis can be reversed if caught early enough — and provided you quit drinking.

While giving up the drink is a prerequisite, you’ll also want to strictly limit or eliminate fructose from your diet, the primary sources of which are sweet beverages like soda and most all processed foods and condiments.

Fructose is metabolized differently in your body than glucose, resulting in the production of toxic byproducts (like uric acid) that are similar to those produced by the metabolism of alcohol, with similarly damaging effects on your liver.

There are clear data linking fructose consumption to causing your body to make fats — a disease process associated with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) fat accumulation in the liver, which causes insulin resistance and associated diseases, such as Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, cancer and dementia.

One of the best books ever written about the dangers of fructose is “The Sugar Fix” by Dr. Richard Johnson, a professor of medicine at the University of Colorado. A majority of Johnson’s work involves research, which primarily focuses on how fructose relates to obesity, high blood pressure, kidney disease and fatty liver disease.

Another leading expert in this area is Dr. Robert Lustig, professor of pediatric endocrinology at the University of California in San Francisco (USCF). His research shows sugar, in most forms, but fructose in particular, acts as a poison when consumed in excess.

Data suggest the average American consumes 126.4 grams of sugar a day11 — more than five times the recommended max, and your liver, which processes sugar, simply cannot handle that kind of load. When you overload your liver in this way, you inevitably end up with chronic metabolic disease. Type 2 diabetes, Lustig has pointed out, is nothing other than insulin resistance in the liver.

As a standard recommendation, I recommend keeping your total fructose consumption below 25 grams per day, but for many, it would actually be wise to limit it to 15 grams or less, as most all processed foods contain hidden fructose.

Aside from cutting out fructose and other forms of sugar, there are also nutritional supplements that can help protect and restore health and function to your liver, such as:

  • N-acetylcysteine (NAC) — NAC is a precursor needed for glutathione biosynthesis. In fact, research suggests NAC may be a better alternative for supporting liver health in those with chronic liver diseases than the antioxidant resveratrol.12 NAC supplementation can also help minimize the damage associated with alcohol consumption when taken prior to alcohol ingestion.13

  • Folate (vitamin B9) — Increasing your intake of folate can also help protect your liver function. In one study,14 researchers found levels of folate and vitamin B12 were inversely related to the development of fibrosis (formation of scar tissue).

    Studies have also shown folate deficiency can increase your risk for liver cancer.15 16 In one, which involved hepatitis B-positive patients (who are at higher risk for liver damage), higher folate levels were associated with a 67% lower risk of liver cancer.17 18

    Your body stores approximately 10 to 30 milligrams of folate at a time, nearly 50% of which is in your liver. Folate is the natural form of vitamin B9 found in foods. Green leafy vegetables, asparagus, broccoli, Brussels sprouts and avocados are excellent options.19

  • Milk thistle — An herb used for thousands of years to support liver, kidney and gallbladder health, in modern times, it’s been used to treat alcoholic liver disease and toxin-induced liver diseases. In your liver, the active ingredient, silymarin, works as an antifibrotic, thereby preventing tissue scarring.

    It also blocks toxins by inhibiting the binding of toxins to liver cell membrane receptors. Silymarin also protects your liver and promotes healthy liver function by suppressing cellular inflammation20 and increasing glutathione, a powerful antioxidant that plays a role in the detoxification of heavy metals and other harmful substances.

If you’re not addicted but tend to drink more than what’s considered “moderate,” consider cutting down your consumption, or just quit cold turkey. Drink more water, including between drinks when socializing. If plain water gets old, get a Soda Stream and add some digestive bitters, fresh fruit or herbs.

Other strategies include drinking only on certain days, and keeping it within moderate limits, or mixing weaker cocktails than usual. If you’re at a social event and want to limit your alcohol consumption, keep a nonalcoholic drink in your hand so the offer of another drink doesn’t come up. You can also slow down your body’s alcohol absorption by eating something at the same time.

If you live in the U.S. and need help or support for your alcohol addiction (or if you need support because a family member or friend has an addiction problem), contact the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration by calling 800-662-HELP (4357).21

It’s a free, confidential helpline, available in English and Spanish, that’s open 24/7, every day of the year. They can offer acute help and provide treatment referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups and community-based organizations for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders.

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