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:
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
Abdominal pain (specifically on the right side of the abdomen)
Yellowed eyes, yellowed skin and nails
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)
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):
Carrot Seed Oil https://bit.ly/31TJ9Jk
White Grapefruit Oil https://bit.ly/3qjZ5xT
Always use a carrier/base oil such as coconut, olive, or jojoba oil (https://bit.ly/3tiGjc7)
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
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
Assess your current medications (to see if they are hindering liver health)
➽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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