Yourwellness Magazine Explores Diet’s Influence on Hepatitis

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With WHO releasing it’s first-ever country hepatitis survey in honour of World Hepatitis Day, Yourwellness Magazine explored the ways in which diet can prevent or treat hepatitis.

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In the run up to World Hepatitis Day on the 28th of July, the World Health Organisation (WHO) released its first-ever country hepatitis survey, covering 126 countries. The WHO "Global policy report on the prevention and control of viral hepatitis in WHO Member States" – released on the 24th of July – identified both gaps and successes at country level in the implementation of four priority areas; raising awareness, evidence-based data for action, prevention of transmission, and screening, care and treatment. Dr Sylvie Briand, Director of Pandemic and Epidemic Diseases at WHO, commented, “The findings underline the important work that is being done by governments to halt hepatitis through the implementation of WHO recommended policies and actions.” (http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2013/hepatitis_threat_20130724/en/index.html)

With this in mind, Yourwellness Magazine explored ways in which dietary changes can prevent or reduce hepatitis. According to Yourwellness Magazine, “Coconut water, for instance, which is becoming increasingly available in shops, contains a sugar that aids digestion and is rich in vitamin C, which in tandem with its levels of other nutrients can be a very-soothing, pleasantly-tasting and refreshing drink. Beetroot, either in its raw form or juice, has been found to aid the re-generation of liver cells. Garlic is considered to have many natural healing properties that are suitable for a range of ailments, but can help the body cope with the trauma of hepatitis by purifying the blood and expelling toxins from the body.” (http://www.yourwellness.com/2012/12/helping-hepatitis-with-diet-changes/)

Yourwellness Magazine commented that hepatitis is a common, but serious illness, caused by the inflammation of the liver. Yourwellness Magazine explained that as diet has a major impact on liver function, certain foods and herbs can be used to improve liver health and generally enhance the body’s detoxification process. Yourwellness Magazine noted that grapes have natural health benefits that can help to prevent liver disease, as do tomatoes and rice.

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