The human liver is an outstanding organ that filters the bloodstream from harmful substances (toxins, fats, bilirubin, overabundance of hormones, and dead cells), helps regulate and remove cholesterol; and it generates bile (a greenish liquid) which assists in digesting food to absorb essential nutrients to help give your body energy. In other words, the human liver is utterly beneficial for our survival. According to, if your body was an automobile, your liver would be considered the engine. Our liver’s job is to make sure that everything is running smoothly. 

Now let’s picture this scenario. For lunch you decide to go out to a fast-food restaurant to get a burger, pizza, Chinese food, Mexican food, you name it. You order your choice of food. Meanwhile you are waiting, do you wonder if the fast-food restaurant follows proper hygiene? Or if the employee that is preparing your food has a disease that might be contagious? Okay it didn’t cross your mind because you’re very hungry and all you can think about is making sure you get back to work on time from your lunch break. Your food is ready; you pay your meal, you ask for a cup of water and head back to work. About 2-6 weeks later you start developing symptoms such as fatigue, nausea and vomiting, itching, you notice your urine is dark, your stool has a pale or clay color, you experience a loss of appetite, you have a low-grade fever, and your skin is yellow (due to jaundice). You have now encountered the symptoms of a very common viral infection called Hepatitis A.

Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver, usually caused by a viral infection. There are different types of Hepatitis such as A, B, C, D, E and G. According to PubMed Health, Hepatitis A can easily spread from person to person, and can be caught if you eat or drink food or water that has fecal contamination, if you come in contact with someone who has the disease through sexual practices, or if the person infected did not wash their hands properly and touches objects and/or foods which afterwards you touch. Fortunately, Hepatitis A is not chronic but because the liver is swollen, it disrupts the liver’s job making the engine to this automobile not function properly. 

OMH (Office of Minority Health) states that among all ethnic groups in 2010, Hispanics had the second highest rate of Hepatitis A, and that Hispanics are twice as likely to be diagnosed with Hepatitis A as non-Hispanic Whites. Many Hispanic Americans who visit their families in Spanish-speaking countries are highly exposed to this virus. Even more alarming is that those who develop Hepatitis A might not encounter any symptoms at all. In order to protect your liver from this contagious disease Natura Genics® has developed a natural supplement called Hepa Cleanser. It contains 16 ingredients amongst them are liver concentrate and Milk Thistle extract (80% Sylmarin), which has shown to aid in healing and rebuilding the liver. For optimum results this product should be combined with Artichoke Extract which helps to increase the effectiveness of the liver’s function. Another supplement that helps to combat Hepatitis A is Inflammex because Hepatitis A is an inflammation; this natural supplement contains the right combination of anti-inflammatory properties (such as turmeric and white willow bark) to help the swelling. 

It is very important that you maintain proper hygiene. Make sure you wash your hands before and after every meal and everything you touch. Prevention is key in order to achieve optimum health, take the recommend supplements to keep your engine running smooth.

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References n.p. “Your liver and how it works”. Feb 2007. Web. 26 Aug. 2012. n.p. “Hepatitis and Hispanic Americans”. The Office of Minority Health. 28 June 2012. Web. 26 Aug. 2012 n.p. “Hepatitis A”. PubMed Health. 16 Oct 2011. Web. 26 Aug. 2012.

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