Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the result of toxic accumulation of fat in our liver. Over time, excess fat storage in the liver can promote inflammation, oxidative damage and ultimately fibrosis or the replacement of functional liver cells with scar tissue.
Fatty liver is strongly associated with insulin resistance and is considered a manifestation of metabolic syndrome in the liver. Obesity is a strong risk factor for metabolic syndrome and fatty liver, however, you do not necessarily have to be obese to develop these conditions. Besides these metabolic aberrations, a number of medications can cause fatty liver.
Symptoms of Fatty Liver
When we try to look for symptoms relating to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease the signs are not clear. You may experience the following:
Pain in upper abdomen
Jaundice—which is shown by a yellow discolorocation in our skin or mucus membrane
Swelling of our body (referred to as ascites and edema) because of the lack of protein being produced by the liver
Losing weight may be one of the best ways to treat NAFLD because it reduces fat in the entire body, including the liver. It’s crucial to drink adequate amounts of plain water when embarking on a weight loss regimen so that the metabolic toxins that are being generated can be excreted through the urine.
Black Seed Oil
A product of black cumin, black seed oil (Found in ShopFreeMart Siaga) has proved efficacious for many ailments, including Fatty Liver. Studies have indicated that black seed oil reduces the progression of Fatty Liver and reduces the risk of complications.
Turmeric will help the body rid itself of the inflammation that can occur with fatty liver and it will aid in digestion. As a supplement, professionals recommend that you start with 450 milligrams of beneficial turmeric, or curcumin, daily.
More than 10,000 recently published papers have shown that milk thistle, both silymarin and silybin, reduces the inflammation and oxidative stress of NAFLD. Since milk thistle is so widely available, this is one of the most promising treatments for NAFLD.
Dandelion root works very much like milk thistle, that helps to detoxify the liver, heal liver cirrhosis and inflammation and is a great support to the liver. Read more here on how to use dandelion root to remedy fatty liver and prevent future recurrence.
Beetroot is one of the best foods for cleansing the liver and providing liver support. Betaine in beetroot is a compound that helps liver cells eliminate toxins and preventing toxins from being reabsorbed. Beetroot has high anti-inflammatory properties that help to detoxify the liver. Eating one or two Tbs. of raw beet daily or drinking raw beet juice is beneficial for detoxing your liver.
The last bit of advice I’ll give is that you need to work to defat your liver as quickly as possible. The good news is that you can do it quickly on a low-carb diet. Studies have shown major improvement in just 10 days or so. It’s important to defat your liver to help you lose weight more quickly because the liver breaks down insulin.
If your blood sugar goes up, the pancreas makes and secretes insulin to drive it down. It does so by driving the glucose into the cells. At the same time, insulin drives fat into the fat cells and keeps it there. As long as the insulin is in the circulation, it’s going to be preventing fat from leaving the fat cells. The liver is the organ that breaks down and gets rid of the insulin and a healthy liver does it a lot better than a liver full of fat.
One of the liver’s most important jobs is detoxification of harmful substances. Most people consume medications, food and drinks that are toxic. The liver has to detoxify all of these things. Same with many drugs – both prescription and over-the-counter.
Tylenol puts a major detoxification burden on the liver. Excessive coffee, tea or alcohol, and all medications make extra work for your liver, which means it can’t get rid of insulin as well and can’t regulate metabolism in general as well as it does when it isn’t busy removing toxins.
So, if you really want to hit it hard in the early phases of your low-carb diet and reach low-carb adaptation at warp speed, I would recommend limiting coffee, tea, soft drinks, alcohol and all medications.
Here is the excellent bone broth recipe I mentioned above. With this version you can either make a large amount in a big stock pot and freeze a bunch of it in individual packages or you can cut it down to a smaller recipe.
Terrific Bone Broth Recipe
This is the restaurant recipe for massive quantities, so you can reduce accordingly. Just make sure you reduce all ingredients proportionally.
2 oz roasted garlic (weight)
10 oz roasted red onions (weight)
4.5 gallons water (volume)
22 oz tomato paste (weight)
4 oz cilantro with stems
2 pounds chicken back bones (weight)
16 oz tomato pulp (weight)
6 oz salt (weight) I would use Celtic Sea Salt or other such salt here
1 oz black pepper (weight)
1 oz olive oil (volume)
Roast onions and garlic in olive oil for approximately 15 to 20 minutes.
Add all ingredients to water, chicken and tomato paste.
Let simmer over medium fire until cooked.
Approximate yield is 640 ounces or 5 gallons.
Note: Some patients may require surgical treatment to relieve chronic edema that is caused by venous insufficiency; however cleaning the blood and improving circulation are the short-term and long-term answer to this problem for most people. (See Blood Circulation and Cleaning The Blood)
ShopFreeMart Hydration Drops, Sugar-D and Siaga may help with removal of excess fluids from the body and help eliminate free radicals, toxins and other pathogens that may be the cause of edema. Regular use of ShopFreeMart Immunize will also strengthen the immune system, helping to ward off disease-causing organisms. ShopFreeMart Pure Copper Concentrate also helps to cleanse and strengthen the liver and kidneys, which in turn can help with Edema.
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