First you need to change your diet; no cereal, no more white pasta. Stop all refined carbohydrates and eat organic food. Lean meats and leafy vegetables are high on the menu. You might need a combination of supplements that include vitamin E (800 IU/day of mixed tocopherols), vitamin C (6,000 mg/day of buffered powder), alpha lipoic acid (600 mg/day), and a liver cleansing product.
There are 3 different types of fatty liver!
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). In this condition, fat builds up in the liver, but it is unknown whether the extra fat is the cause of the disease. Many medical professionals believe that this is not a serious condition. However, it is not normal for fat to build up in the liver. nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is a sure sign of an unhealthy liver, and if left untreated can progress to more serious problems. In fact, approximately one-third of patients with NAFLD will develop NASH.
Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). In patients with fatty liver, inflammation can cause a hepatitis condition that leads to serious health problems, including liver failure. Approximately 25 percent of patients with NASH will develop cirrhosis, liver failure, or liver cancer. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease associated cirrhosis. Over time, inflammation of the liver can lead to scarring of the organ. Severe scarring can lead to cirrhosis and liver failure.
There are many causes of fatty liver disease. However, the single largest driving force behind the rise in this condition is obesity. Insulin resistance, elevated blood glucose levels, dyslipidemia, and hypertension are all associated with fatty liver disease. Other factors that lead to increased risk include, Metabolic syndrome (obesity, high triglycerides, elevated blood sugar, and hypertension) Increased oxidative stress (an imbalance of antioxidants and pro-oxidants) Production and release of toxic inflammatory proteins by the patient’s own inflammatory cells, liver cells, and fat cells.
Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey found that heavy metals such as lead and mercury, as well as (PCBs), were associated with dose-dependent increased risk for liver damage.
You must limit intake of refined carbohydrates. Avoid the whites and eat whole foods such as organic fruits and vegetables, animal products, nuts, beans, and seeds. It's important to drink enough water. Proper hydration,Take your weight in pounds, divide by two and the resulting number is the amount of water to ingest in ounces. It is nearly impossible to reverse fatty liver if you are dehydrated.
Nearly all vitamins can act as either an oxidant or an antioxidant. The beauty of how our body was designed is that nearly all the nutrients that the body needs go through states of oxidation and antioxidation. This helps the body maintain a natural balance between breaking down and building up. Why is this important? Because the body is constantly breaking down and removing old, injured tissue and replacing it with new tissue. You can have too many antioxidants or too many oxidants. Eating a devitalized diet leads to a surplus of oxidants, which are electronegative substances that seek out extra electrons. These chemicals do damage to tissues, and lead to inflammation. This inflammation, caused by oxidant stress, is like a fire burning in the body. The more devitalized food you eat, the more oxidant stress the body is under and the more inflammation will develop. The fire grows larger. To put out the fire, you need antioxidants such as vitamin C. And just as you need more water to put out a larger fire, you need more antioxidants when you eat a lot of devitalized food. The liver, in particular, is very sensitive to oxidant stress and the resulting inflammation. Its function can become sluggish as it tries to detoxify and remove all the harmful substances from the food you eat.
Certain anti-inflammatory nutrients can (sometimes dramatically) put out the fires of inflammation in the liver. Vitamin E. One study, published in the September 2009 issue of the Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology, found that vitamin E can reduce elevated liver enzymes and reverse fatty liver and inflammations. Liver injury was also prevented. Other studies reported in the May 6, 2010, issue of The New England Journal of Medicine found that 800 IU/day of vitamin E was superior to the diabetic medication Actos at producing significant improvements in the appearance of the liver with liver biopsies. Take 400-1,000 IU/day of vitamin E as mixed tocopherols. Vitamin C. Works synergistically with vitamin E to keep inflammation down. All patients with a liver illness, including fatty liver, should take vitamin C. The human body cannot manufacture vitamin C, so everyone needs adequate amounts in their diet to prevent deficiency. oral vitamin C 5,000 to 10,000 mg/day of buffered vitamin C provides the best results. If you get loose stools from vitamin C, lower the dose.
Alpha Lipoic Acid. A potent antioxidant is made in every cell in the body, and helps to turn glucose into energy. Alpha lipoic acid is a lipid and also happens to be water soluble, which means it can work in fatty areas of the body. It has been used to successfully treat serious, end-stage liver toxicities. Alpha lipoic acid works better when taken with vitamins C and E. I suggest 300 mg twice per day.
N-acetylcysteine a potent antioxidant is actually found in the liver. It is used in cases of acute liver poisoning by acetaminophen. NAC replenishes the liver’s levels of glutathione, which protects the liver cells from toxicity. Doses range from 600 to 1,200 mg/day.
Healthy fats aid the body’s detoxification. I suggest 1 teaspoon per day of organic coconut oil, and a 3-to-1 ratio of sunflax oil (a mixture of sunflower and flaxseed oil). Good oils help bind toxins and help to maintain membrane integrity in the body.
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