What is fatty liver disease?
There are two types of Fatty liver disease nonalcoholic fatty liver and alcoholic fatty liver. Both of these types happen when fat begins build up in the liver because the liver becomes overwhelmed and unable to process the fat. To learn more, please listen to the Forbidden Podcast #169.
What are the symptoms of fatty liver disease?
Often there are no real symptoms from fatty liver disease in the beginning. Some that can be associated with fatty liver are fatigue and abdominal pain. One of the more serious side effects of Fatty Liver Disease is liver carcinoma as the constant alteration of normal liver function leads to chronic inflammation as well as an assortment of serious chemical changes in the liver tissue leading to cancer.
What is the root cause of Fatty liver disease?
Fatty liver can be caused by different factors that are not all identified. However, two known causes of fatty liver disease are an excess consumption of alcohol and a prolonged diet with a high proportion of calories coming from carbohydrates. Both sources, of which, the body is trying to store as energy in the form of fat.
Also, a deficiency of choline in your diet and an amino acid, methionine, produces not only the accumulation of liver fat, but massive inflammation similar to the worst forms of fatty liver disease seen in humans.
Fat, per gram, has more than twice as much energy as protein or carbs. So it only follows that more energy than the body can burn for normal biological processes, it will store as fat.
When that storage system is overwhelmed, the liver, where the transformation of sugar and alcohol to fat occurs, cannot get it out into the regular storage areas––the belly, the thighs, the breasts, the butt, wherever––will store it inside the liver itself.
You get a fatty liver because your high carb intake overwhelms the liver as the liver is desperately trying to convert this overabundance of sugar and carbs into fat. The liver’s transportation system just cannot get the fat out of the liver and into the fat storage places listed above fast enough so it builds up inside the liver and other fatty organs, such as your kidneys, heart, adrenals, thyroid, etc. Extra choline and methionine can help clear out the excess fat in the liver and help to start to reverse this process.
The more fat that is stored inside the liver, the less the liver can produce of what it needs to produce – with cholesterol being one of the most important jobs. It also processes another 600 jobs (just a few are enzymatic processes that cleanse the blood and do so many more important functions, such as produce bile, clot your blood, keep the amount of sugar in the bloodstream constant, etc.). Then the abnormally stored fat compresses the normal liver tissue causing a variety of other liver problems.
Is there anything natural I can do for Fatty liver disease?
To support the cleansing of a fatty liver depends on its cause, and, in general, recognizing the underlying cause will reverse the process of steatosis (fatty liver) if implemented at an early stage. Nutritionally, eating pastured raised egg yolks and grass-fed liver has the nutrient choline (a B vitamin), and an amino acid (methionine), that can greatly help clean out the excess fat in your liver.
But simply put – if you don’t have enough choline, your liver can’t move out fat. It instead begins to collect within your liver, creating a fatty liver.
The forbidden information is that the medical community does not address the foundational reason which causes a fatty liver, nor what you can do about it. So instead of just waiting until you are diagnosed with Fatty Liver Disease, have cancer, or need a liver transplant, know that if caught early enough, this can all be reversed through serious dietary changes and supplementation. We recommend the foundational supportive supplementation listed below:
Liver Disease ProtocolDr. Jack and Mary Stockwell, CGP, have a specific supplement protocol for Liver Disease however we do not recommend nutritional support for non-patients using generic protocols. To access our Patient-Only content on The Forbidden Doctor website, you must start by filling out our free Symptom Survey. Dr. Stockwell and his staff will review and provide customized supplement protocols for each new patient entering our practice. These personalized protocols will save you money immediately by guiding you to only the supplements you need. Once you are a patient who has been evaluated, you will be granted access to the Patient Portal and all of our Symptom Library protocols, including this one. There will also be a treasure trove of forbidden information that’s been kept from you for at least 90 years.
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