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Fatty Liver Disease~ Save Your Liver

Updated: Jun 18

What is Fatty Liver Disease?

The liver is our ‘great detoxifier’ organ. It is located on the right side of the body and weighs about 3 to 3 1/2 pounds. The amazing things about this organ is that is has the ability to regenerate itself, if given what it needs to heal! Fatty liver occurs when fat deposits lodge into the liver. Overtime, if not treated, this can lead to scarring of the liver with a build up of fibrous tissue, causing Cirrhosis.

Causes & Triggers:

  • Liver inflammation

  • Obesity

  • Viral Hepatitis

  • Toxic diet

  • Genetics

  • Alcoholism

  • Some medications (such as Lipitor) that disrupt liver enzyme function, as well as chronic use of NAISD (i.e. Ibuprofen- can often lead to ulcers and liver damage).


Possible Spiritual roots(s):

Impatience, frustration, anger


Signs & Symptoms:

  • Sometimes there are no symptoms experienced

  • Bloating

  • Abdominal pain (specifically on the right side of the abdomen)

  • Yellowed eyes, yellowed skin and nails

  • Sleep apnea

  • Liver enzyme count is compromised


High cholesterol/plaque build up can be a factor in Fatty Liver Disease:

  • To naturally lower LDL, take Red Rice Yeast Extract + CoQ10 (Suggested brand: Jarrow Formula, NOW, Life Extension). Jarrow Formulas Red Yeast Rice plus Co-Q10 120 Capsules: https://bit.ly/3zLBQBT

  • Also check Vitamin D levels. If your blood work reveals you are less than 40, begin taking D3 supplement (5,000 IUS). Consult with your Health Care Provider.


Nourishment & Healing Foods:

  • Bone brothCook with coconut oil or flax oil

  • Greens (spinach, kale, watercress, collards, parsley)

  • Cooked vegetables (easier for the liver to break down)

  • Lemon in warm water

  • Apple cider vinegar (a shot a day is cleansing to the liver)

  • Turmeric

  • Ginger

  • Berries

  • Bananas

  • Lean proteins, such as nuts, seeds, fish, and some organic poultry, and a plant based protein powder such as Organic Protein Plant Based Protein Powder: https://bit.ly/3HXgr9Q

Helpful Herbs & Supplements:

  • Vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant. People with fatty liver disease have depressed levels of vitamin E in their blood, the result of high oxidation. It is important to choose mixed tocopherols & tocotrienols. Men: up to 600 IUs daily/ Women: up to 400 IUs daily. I like Vital Nutrients Vitamin E 400 with Mixed Tocopherols 100 Softgels: https://bit.ly/3mSwygl

  • Milk Thistle - Detoxes liver. Salary offers a great combo supplement with Milk Thistle called, Solaray Siliverin with Dandelion Turmeric & Milk Thistle 90 VegCaps https://bit.ly/3zzUexz

  • Turmeric + pepperin (aka black pepper extract for best absorption) - Calms inflammation. A high quality, but fair price point brand is Terra Origin Turmeric Curcumin 60 Vegetable Capsules: https://bit.ly/39sAdOQ

  • Spanish Black Radish- Supports liver function.

  • Herbs such as Dandelion, Artichoke, Beet, & Clover in blended tinctures/extracts such as Mountain Maus' Remedies Liver Tonic or NOW’s Liver Regenerator.

  • Plant Based Protein Powder (organic) https://bit.ly/3HXgr9Q


Essential Oils (Rub externally over the liver area):


Therapeutic Body Work: Abdominal massage with above oils. Foot massage over liver reflex points with the above oils (reflex point is located on the right foot, midway down the sole of the foot). Foot Rollers can be a great help for this! Check out Gaiam Restore Vibrating Foot Roller: https://bit.ly/3tDqQCC


Say NO to:

  • Trans fatty acid/hydrogenated oil based foods such as deep fried foods, fast foods, pastries, vegetable oils, shortening/Crisco.

  • Refined sugars (white carbohydrates), sweets, soda, candy, chips, white breads

  • Alcohol

  • Conventional red meat


Say YES to:

  • Sauna (for detoxing)

  • Green smoothies (i.e. add leafy greens with a protein powder and a liquid). I like Garden of Life RAW Organic Perfect Food Green Superfood: https://bit.ly/3ripw6u

  • Walking and stretching to encourage digestion and detoxing

  • Regularly supplement

  • Assess your current medications (to see if they are hindering liver health)

In Health,

Cara

#liver

#cholesterol

#detox

#fattyliver


Disclaimer: This information is intended for educational purposes only, and NOT intended as medical health care claims, cures, or therapies. Please consult with your doctor/specialist if you have any health concerns or questions about herbal medicine.


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