New wave of Hep C hits Austin, but cure is available

The cure for a deadly virus is right here in Austin. Hepatitis C is the leading cause of liver cancer, and it’s the number one reason for liver transplants in the US. According to the CDC, an estimated 4 million people still have Hep C. A class of new medication is now available. Not toxic […]

Proper Consumption of Olive Oil

Humans have consistently used olive oil since the time of Greeks and Romans. Although interestingly enough the Greeks and Romans didn’t necessarily always consume olive oil, but instead used it as a way to make their bodies glisten during competitions (4). In modern times Olive oil itself has carried a reputation of being one of […]

Holy Guacamole

            Growing up in Texas I can tell you that there is nothing better than a big batch of fresh guacamole. Whether it’s on chips, eggs, or any other dish, guacamole truly makes everything taste better. What’s great about guacamole isn’t just that it tastes fantastic, it’s that it also has a ton of health […]

Vegetable Oils: Why You Should Avoid Them

          Although vegetable oils have become increasingly popular over the years largely because of government recommendations to avoid saturated fats, they can be unhealthy for a variety of reasons. First, vegetable oils can cause an inflammatory response in the body. In an article in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers […]

The Benefits of Weight Training

The Benefits of Weight Training “The gym.” Just the sound of those two words conjures up feelings of pain and dread in the minds of many people. After a long day at the office, the last thing most of us want to do is puts in a good sweat. Yet, although the couch and an […]

Putting Fuel To The Fire: Alcohol Use and Hepatitis C

Alcohol has become so ubiquitous in American culture that it is almost inconceivable for many people to think that they can have a good time without it. While many of the horrors of alcohol have been publicized in the media, it appears that if you are in good health then moderate alcohol consumption is not […]

Hepatitis C Treatment and The Importance of Sleep

For many people, sleep is a necessary evil. Everyone needs to sleep in order to live and yet, who really wants to spend 6-9 hours lying in a bed with your eyes closed when you could be working hard to achieve goals and enjoy life? Sleep is incredibly important for the overall health of your […]

How to Prevent Getting Cirrhosis – Simply Curing the Hepatitis C Now!

Hepatitis C is curable! The new oral direct-acting antiviral medications [DAAs] have revolutionized the treatment of hepatitis C. However, their high cost has led to increasingly restrictive policies by insurance companies regarding coverage eligibility and thus limiting access to these medications only to those with more advanced liver disease. Despite the American Association for the […]

Four Key Dietary Steps for Hep C and Liver Disease

We live in a time where fast food and overly processed quick meals are a staple in our diet. But this diet is not good for anyone, especially those with Hepatitis C! Connie Welch with HepMag has an excellent article where you can read more about some key dietary steps for managing your Hep C […]