London, UK (PRWEB UK) 9 January 2013
In a recent BBC* news report, the BBC has reported that “early detection of liver disease by GP’s non-existent”.
The comments come from a report by the Lancet Commission*, which commented that:
“Doctors and medical scientists from across the UK call for radical scale up of liver disease treatment and detection facilities in the country, which has one of the worst rates of death from liver disease in Europe”.
In a similar report of 2012, the UK Chief Medical Officer, Prof Dame Sally Davies, commented on the results of the annual report on the nation's health that she was, “struck by the data on liver disease particularly. This is the only major cause of preventative death that is on the increase in England that is generally falling in other comparable European nations. We must act to change this".
One year on since our last report on this serious matter, liver disease detection remains a far-fetched reality. Liver disease is sometimes referred to as the “silent killer”. The NHS* states on its website:
“Alcohol-Related Liver Disease (ARLD) often causes no symptoms until it has reached an advanced stage. If you misuse alcohol, you may have liver damage even though you have none of the symptoms”.
In all such situations it is important to seek medical advice from your GP. However, lack of early detection facilities at the GP’s surgery means individuals have to be referred to the local hospital for liver function blood tests. This can mean taking more time off work.
With the onset of the festive season, excessive amounts of alcohol will be consumed by individuals. Many will be unaware of the damage being done to their liver by alcohol.
Previous scientific laboratory tests for liver damage and recovery* have shown that baobab fruit powder exhibited significant protective activity suggesting it may play an important part in healing liver damage. A spokesperson for Mighty Baobab Limited said, "Having reviewed the liver function test results over a period of 4 years of a middle aged individual, we are delighted to advise that baobab fruit powder may have played an important role in restoring his liver function. The individual has had a history of deteriorating liver function since 2007, where the GGT* was 185 U/L. In early 2010 he started adding 10 grams of baobab fruit powder as part of daily diet and no other changes made. By mid 2010, the GGT went down to 99 U/L and a further test in mid 2011 shows the same reading of 99 U/L. The individual has no history of alcohol consumption and it is also a known fact that liver disease can effect anyone, for example Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD). The significant change from GGT 185 U/L to GGT 99 U/L could be attributed to the addition of baobab fruit powder to the diet. This is really exciting news as it may be the first known case of liver dysfunction recovery in a human using baobab fruit powder. It is important to point out however that baobab fruit powder is not a medicine, it is a highly nutritious natural food source." Mighty Baobab Limited welcomes research organizations and health food groups interested in conducting trials with baobab fruit powder for liver dysfunction recovery or alternative cancer treatments, to get in touch.
What is baobab fruit powder?
Baobab fruit grows on the Baobab tree or ‘tree of life’ as it is better known in its native Africa. Baobab fruit is a wild harvest fruit and is not subject to conventional farming methods. Mighty Baobab's fruits have been tested for pesticide residues, heavy metals, containment's, cyanide and antimony in accordance with regulations. The powder is extracted from the fruit by a simple mechanical process, producing a powerful, nutrient-rich food source. With twice the amount of calcium than milk, high in anti-oxidants, potassium, critic and malic acids, six times more vitamin C than an orange, Energy of 1000kJ per 100g and a host of other minerals such as magnesium, zinc, copper, iron, phosphorous, all apportioned at their natural levels, that makes the baobab fruit one of the most potent natural healing foods.
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Note to editors:
Mighty Baobab was started in 2009. The process involved extensive research, communications with rural communities and final approval process with the European Commission. In 2010, approval was granted to import and market baobab fruit to the EU. Mighty Baobab selected London as a strategic global location which makes it simple to move products around the globe at ease. Mighty Baobab's fruit powder is Kosher and Halal certified, Vegan approved and suitable for Gluten free diets.
*BBC News report:
Alcoholics Anonymous - the helpline number is 0845 769 7555
Alcohol Concern - which runs the national drink helpline (Drinkline) on 0300 123 1110
*GGT : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gamma-glutamyl_transpeptidase
*To view report see scientific pages http://www.mightybaobab.com/scientific-papers/HepatoprotectiveInfluenceOfAdansoniaDigitataPulp.pdf
For more information contact: info(at)mightybaobab(dot)com.