Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is now the most common cause of chronic liver disease worldwide and will have a major impact on the health care requirements of many countries in the future. NAFLD can progress to cirrhosis, liver cancer and liver failure. These are the reasons I have done a lot of research into the diet and nutritional therapies that can reverse the pathology of NAFLD.
The liver possesses remarkable properties of repair and renewal and it is possible to completely reverse NAFLD if it is detected early enough. We are seeing NAFLD in a much younger population and it is not uncommon in overweight children. This is worrying because the earlier in life you develop a fatty liver, the more likely you are to develop complications.
I have developed a very specific way of eating, which is designed to:
- Reduce the fat in the liver
- Minimize liver damage
- Improve the function of insulin
- Make weight loss easier
This is not a low-fat low-calorie diet, and unlike those old fashioned diets, will not leave you hungry and tired. It is not a high protein diet either but rather provides you with first class protein regularly throughout the day, along with plenty of vegetables and some good fats.
Enjoy this way of eating, as your liver will definitely thank you for it!
If you or a loved one have fatty liver disease, you may be interested in some dietary recommendations for foods that help cleanse your liver.
One thing that is very important for you to know is that good nutrition is critically important. Of course, it’s important to eat nutritious foods all of the time for the sake of your health, but it is especially vital if you have liver problems. Read More…
A fatty liver diet does not sound appealing but it can help prevent illness. In some cases, it can be life saving. According to the American Liver Foundation, fatty liver occurs when 10 percent or more of the organ’s weight is fat. While fat in the organ is normal, excess adipose tissue can lead to complications. In some cases, the liver may become inflamed.
Inflammation leads to steatohepatitis, when alcohol is a factor. When alcohol is not a factor, the condition is called NASH (nonalcoholic steatohepatitis). Over time, the liver may become scarred and it may harden. When this occurs, the condition has progressed into cirrhosis, a very serious health problem that can lead to liver failure. Read More…
Fatty liver disease is a condition in which the liver becomes clogged with excess fat due to elevated triglyceride levels within the body. The condition is strongly linked to insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome and prediabetes.
When the fat stored in the liver accounts for more than 10% of the liver’s weight, the function of the liver becomes compromised, and the liver can’t metabolize insulin and fine tune blood sugar levels as it would normally.
This type of liver disease is called non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and if left untreated, it can result in liver damage or liver cancer. Read More…
Liver is one of the most important organs in our body. It processes and cleans our blood and has many other very important jobs to ensure our health and well-being. If you want to stay in good shape and live a long healthy life you need to take care of this vital organ today. Read More…
Following healthy eating guidelines, avoiding processed foods and avoiding alcohol can help. However, the first step in determining whether a fatty liver diet is right for you is to consult your doctor.