Alcohol, obesity and fatty liver disease

Alcohol, obesity and fatty liver disease

Fatty liver disease is usually caused by either alcohol or by being overweight.

Fatty liver disease is where fat builds up in the cells of your liver and can lead to serious liver problems, such as inflamed liver, scarring, cirrhosis or liver failure.

Fatty liver disease is now reported as being in 50% of those over the age of 50 in most Western countries.

There is no effective drug cure of any sort.

The only prevention and cure is diet and lifestyle changes.

Around one in 20 people who develop an inflamed liver after fatty liver disease will go on to develop serious liver problems, such as cirrhosis, liver cancer or liver failure.

Many will die painful early preventable deaths.

How do you prevent this from ever happening?

  1. Do not drink or drink occasionally and moderately (less than one small glass weekly).
  2. Eat a plant-based wholefood diet.
  3. Maintain a healthy weight.
  4. Move your body an hour each day.
  5. Regular Intelligent Fasting.
  6. More bitter foods and less sugary foods.

Remember, your liver will save your life and protect you from cancer and heart disease if you look after it!

Posted: Friday 8 November 2013