Dear Subscriber,

Spring is almost over!

Only a couple of weeks remains.  Soon you will be dusting off your summer clothes and getting ready for the weather to heat up!

Today, I want to talk to you about one of your body’s MOST important organs, and it often doesn’t get the proper “respect” it deserves.

Have a great day… and thank YOU for being
a part of the Shashido Enterprises family!

Yours For Health,
Shane Shiels
Shashido Enterprises
Adelaide’s Premier Health & Fitness Expert

Take Care Of Your Body’s “Often-
Forgotten” Organ

If there’s any one organ in your
body that deserves a great BIG
“thanks!” this month, it’s your body’s
“often-forgotten” organ.

This single 2kg organ is
responsible for over 500 bodily
functions and chemical reactions
(including cleaning the toxins out of
your bloodstream)- all just to keep
YOU alive every single day!

Despite this, most people never think
twice about it or take any steps to make
sure it’s functioning at optimal capacity.

I’m talking about your liver.

It’s perhaps one of the MOST important
organs in your body since it plays such
a big role in so many different bodily
processes. Most people don’t realise just
how important it is because it’s always
quietly working in the background. As a
result, most do things that actually damage
their liver, without even knowing it!

Things like eating unhealthy foods,
excess alcohol consumption, smoking,
taking in too many over-the-counter
medications, prescription drugs, stress,
and environmental toxins ALL contribute
to an unhealthy liver.

Symptoms of an overworked, unhealthy
liver can include chronic fatigue, high blood
pressure, blood sugar issues, poor eye
sight, joint pain, digestive issues, lethargy
and more.

The good news is that there are MANY
things you can do to “thank” your liver
and treat it right. Take a look:

S-Adenosylmethionine (SAMe).This is a
special type of molecule that can help
return your liver cells back to normal.
Studies show it can reduce the severity
of non-alcoholic fatty-liver disease and
improve liver enzymes. [1,2,3]

Dandelion. This natural herb has been
used for centuries as a natural diuretic
and as a way to help rid the body of toxins.
Native Americans used the leaves and roots
to treat liver problems. While there are
no quality scientific studies to neither
confirm or deny dandelion’s positive effects
on the liver, there is enough anecdotal
evidence out there to give it a try. You can
find it at most health food stores.

Milk thistle. Last month you learned how
milk thistle is good for your skin. But it’s
main claim to fame is its ability to help
keep your liver healthy. It’s been used
for over 2,500 years in all kinds of herbal
and ancient medicine. There ARE studies
that prove its effectiveness (especially
on those folks with cirrhosis of the liver)
but more studies need to be done in order
to prove this conclusively. A therapeutic dose
is anywhere from 100mg – 400 mg per day.
Try and choose a supplement that has at least
80% standardized silymarin – the active ingredient
that helps detox your overworked liver.

Vitamin E. This powerful antioxidant was found
(in 2004) to have a powerful healing effect on the
liver. Researchers at the Virginia Commonwealth
University Medical Center discovered that vitamin
E can improve the appearance of liver tissue on
biopsies and decrease liver fat levels and improve
markers of liver cell-injury in the blood. [4] The
dose to take based on the available research
ranges from 400 – 1,200 iu daily.

Remember, practically anything that enters your
bloodstream has to be processed by the liver.
So watch what you eat and what you do to your

And in the end, the best piece of advice is
this… everything in moderation.

If you know for certain that right now you’re
suffering from a liver-related health issue, by
all means talk to your doctor first and try at least
one or more of the all-natural liver protectors
talked about here.

And if you’re more interested in prevention
and want to avoid problems down the road,
start with a healthy diet and exercise. Then
add in maybe just one or two of the liver
“helpers” discussed above.

Do that, and you’ll be “thanking” your liver
the best way you know how!

Oh and by the way, if you’re serious about
taking your overall health and fitness to the
next level before the year ends, why not
take advantage of your FREE Fitness Consultation?
(an $87 value)

During this consult, you’ll receive detailed
information on how to get fit and trim that’s
tailored to YOUR body.

There’s no obligation and it’s totally and
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[1]. Kwon do Y, Jung YS, Kim SJ, Park HK,
Park JH, Kim YC. Impaired sulfur-amino
acid metabolism and oxidative stress in
nonalcoholic fatty liver are alleviated by
betaine supplementation in rats. J Nutr.
2009 Jan;139(1):63-8.

[2]. Abdelmalek MF, Angulo P, Jorgensen
RA, Sylvestre PB, Lindor KD. Betaine,
a promising new agent for patients with
nonalcoholic steatohepatitis: results of a
pilot study. Am J Gastroenterol. 2001

[3]. Chang CY, Argo CK, Al-Osaimi AM,
Caldwell SH. Therapy of NAFLD: antioxidants
and cytoprotective agents. J Clin Gastroenterol.
2006 Mar;40 Suppl 1:S51-60.

[4].Sanyal AJ, Chalasani N, Kowdley
KV, et al. Pioglitazone, vitamin E, or placebo
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2010 May 6;362(18):1675-85.

Quote Corner

“A life spent making mistakes is not only more
honourable, but more useful than a life spent
doing nothing.” – George Bernard Shaw

Eat Yourself Thin

Quick and Easy Stuffed Peppers
(Serves Four)

2 large red capsicums, halved and seeded
1 (226 gms) can stewed tomatoes, with liquid
1/3 cup quick-cooking brown rice
2 tablespoons hot water
2 green onions, thinly sliced
1/2 cup frozen corn kernels, thawed and drained
1/2 (425 gms) can kidney beans, drained and
1/4 teaspoon crushed red capsicum flakes
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese

1. Arrange capsicum halves in a 22 cms square glass
baking dish. Cover dish with plastic wrap. Poke a
few holes in the plastic wrap for vents, and heat
4 minutes in the microwave, or until tender.

2. In a medium bowl, mix tomatoes and their liquid,
rice, and water. Cover with plastic, and cook in the
microwave for 4 minutes, or until rice is cooked.

3. Stir green onions, corn, kidney beans, and
red capsicum flakes into the tomato mixture.
Heat in the microwave for 3 minutes, or until
heated through.

4. Spoon hot tomato mixture evenly into capsicum
halves, and cover with plastic wrap. Poke a few
holes in the plastic to vent steam, and heat in the
microwave 4 minutes. Remove plastic, sprinkle
with mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese, and
allow to stand 1 to 2 minutes before serving.

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Ready: 30 mins

Amount Per Serving – Calories: 179 / Total Fat: 4.4g /
Cholesterol: 12mg / Sodium: 352mg / Total Carbs: 27.6g /
Dietary Fibre: 6.6g / Protein: 9.2g

Recipe from

Shashido Enterprises
Adelaide, S.A.
Phone: 0420 347 550

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