NA Fatty Liver caused by Obesity & Diabetes

Today, up to 25 percent of people in the U.S. are living with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), according to the American Liver Foundation. Up to 80% of obese people have the disease. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the term for a range of conditions caused by a build-up of fat in the liver.

The main complication of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis is cirrhosis, which is late-stage scarring (fibrosis) in the liver. Cirrhosis occurs in response to liver injury, such as the inflammation in nonalcoholic steatohepatitis.

It progresses to scarring and ultimately to cirrhosis, with all the complications of cirrhosis, for example, gastrointestinal bleeding, liver failure, and liver cancer. The development of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is intimately associated with and is probably caused by obesity and diabetes.

The liver produces bile, which breaks down fat while also working like a filter to clean toxins out of our blood, helping us feel energized. Optimizing your liver health can help you lose weight and meet your athletic goals. The liver’s role is therefore crucial for efficient circulation, metabolism and fat breakdown.

Without good nutritional detoxification, liver overload will only result in toxins being pushed back into the blood, causing long-tem fatigue, poor memory, immune dysfunction, overall irritability and continued weight gain. Natural foods can give your liver a helping hand in detoxification and improved liver function.

Antioxidant vitamins such as C, E, and beta-carotene; minerals such as zinc and selenium; B-vitamins that aid alcohol metabolism; and herbs said to “cleanse” the liver such as milk thistle, dandelion root, and schizandra, might help protect liver cells while ridding our body of poisons.

Here are some dietary tips to help address NA fatty liver:

  • Cut out all high fructose corn syrup from your diet.
  • Cut out all high fructose corn syrup from your diet.
  • Reduce or eliminate starch.
  • Add some good things to your diet to help heal your fatty liver.
  • Improve your metabolism through exercise.
  • Use the right supplements.
  • Eat detoxifying liver-repairing super foods.

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