FATTY LIVER: How to Fix It (Better than Any Pill)
Hello, I’m Dr. Ken Berry, and today I want to discuss a topic of paramount importance – fatty liver disease. This condition is a silent epidemic in Western societies, including the US, UK, Australia, and Canada. Alarmingly, it affects 30-40% of adults and 10% of children, even those as young as three years old. For type two diabetics, the odds are even higher, with a 40-80% chance of having the disease.
The Severity of Fatty Liver Disease
Fatty liver disease is not just a minor health concern. It’s a leading cause of liver failure and liver transplants, surpassing alcoholism, Tylenol overdose, and hepatitis. This makes it a significant health risk that we need to address urgently.
The Cure: Dietary Changes
The good news is that fatty liver disease is curable. The solution lies not in adding something to your system, but in subtracting. The key to curing fatty liver disease is to eliminate fructose, sugars, starches, and simple carbs from your diet. These substances cause your body to store fat inappropriately in your liver, leading to the disease.
The Role of Vegetable Oils
Another critical step in curing fatty liver disease is eliminating vegetable oils like canola, safflower, and soybean oil from your diet. These oils can inflame the liver, causing it to store more fat. Instead, opt for real fats like bacon grease, lard, avocado oil, olive oil, and butter.
While the dietary changes are the most crucial steps, there are other things that might help. Taking a good quality vitamin D supplement, prescription medication like Glucophage or Metformin, and increasing intake of omega-3 fatty acids through diet can provide additional benefits.
What to Avoid
Avoid liver cleanses, supplements, statin drugs, and certain diabetes medications like Actos and Avandia. These are not effective solutions for fatty liver disease. Also, avoid resorting to bariatric surgery and liver transplants as solutions. The best solution is to fix your diet.
Fatty liver disease is a significant health risk, but it’s entirely preventable and curable. By making the right dietary changes, you can cure your fatty liver disease and significantly improve your health. Remember, the solution is not to add anything to your system, but to subtract the harmful substances that are causing the problem.
Remember, while this guide provides a perspective on managing fatty liver disease, it’s always best to consult with your healthcare provider before making any significant changes to your diet or medication regimen.