What Causes a Fatty Liver: 4 Ways to Fix
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alright here’s the thing we’re putting forth all of this effort into making sure that we look good making sure that we feel good but we’re forgetting about our organs and that’s exactly want to do this video because I want to talk about something that’s becoming a big problem today and that is fatty liver disease here’s the thing you don’t have to be an unhealthy person to have a fatty liver we’re seeing a lot of fatty liver and this is occurring now simply because we are now seeing all the implications of the high carb lower fat restricted calorie diets from 20 or 30 years ago people think you have to be eating this grossly high fat diet and terrible kinds of foods in order to have a fatty liver but that’s not necessarily the case and I’m gonna break it all down say what exactly is a fatty liver a fatty liver is also known as something called hepatic steatosis stea ptosis literally just means the accumulation of lipids in a cell that really shouldn’t be accumulating there and hepatic is just a word for liver so basically fatty liver now what actually constitutes technically a fatty liver it’s when five to ten percent of your livers weight is made up of fat that’s it plain and simple now how does this happen how do you end up acquiring fat in your liver well it happens through something known as de novo lipid Genesis de novo lipid Genesis is the process of converting carbohydrates into fat so you don’t get a fatty liver from consuming fat you get a fatty liver from excess carbohydrate consumption that’s getting converted into fat through Denova liver genesis it basically means your body’s unable to use all the fatty acids that are being generated from carbs and they’re having to get stored somewhere because we don’t just excrete them naturally we either store them or we excrete them through a different kind of oxidation pathway but in this case they’re storing in the liver now why is this bad because later on it can scar your liver if you have a fatty liver it starts rendering the cells somewhat useless so they scar very similar to an alcoholic cirrhosis we don’t want that occurring you don’t even have to touch a drop of alcohol to have a fatty liver but you can still end up with the long term effects the same as someone is drinking a whole lot of alcohol so let’s get right down to it what are four easy ways that you can start taking back control of your liver or at least preventing the hepatic steatosis that could cause a big problem in the future the first one is super obvious and you’re probably going to turn off the video saying this guy’s just Captain Obvious this is nothing I didn’t know but it’s chill out on the drinking plain and simple but here’s what’s happening with the science every time you consume alcohol your livers prioritizing that alcohol when it’s prioritizing that alcohol everything else takes a backseat that means a lipid metabolism that means sugar metabolism all that takes a backseat which means that you have much more of a conversion to fatty acids that aren’t going to be utilized they’re going to further oxidize or not be oxidized and actually hang out in your liver so play it simple you drink alcohol your body metabolizes alcohol that means more carbohydrates gets stored as fat in the liver so just give it a break for a little bit so your body can actually recover I’m not saying you have to quit cold-turkey you have to go forever you just need to take a little bit of a break if you know that fatty liver is an issue for you okay the next one is one is gonna turn a lot of people off but I want you to hear me out entirely and that’s to chill out on the fruit okay I don’t say cut it out entirely I don’t say that fruit is bad fruit is amazing it’s definitely nature’s gift to us but we need to be consuming it in moderation and people that are consuming copious copious copious amounts of fruit are those that are more likely to have a fatty liver because it works like this fructose is metabolized differently from other carbs it’s absorbed through something known as the portal vein and the portal vein takes that fructose directly to the liver like straight shot light rail system just boom okay normally we consume carbohydrates that goes through a different enzymatic process we have our blood sugar elevated we have all this things happening all of a sudden with fructose that doesn’t matter it takes the train straight to the liver and it also heightens Denova lipid Genesis because fructose elevates the proteins and the enzymes that stimulate de novo epigenesis so what does that mean it means that fructose has a high way to getting converted into fat because that’s what it’s there for fruit is designed to actually help fatten us up however that isn’t always the case I’m not saying that fruit is bad but if you are someone that is worried about a fatty liver or you have a fatty liver cutting out fruit is gonna be your quickest way to let that come back and retract a little bit then you can start introducing the fruit again another thing that happens with fruit that we have to pay attention to is it doesn’t need insulin and normally we need insulin to actually utilize carbohydrates or to actually have it eventually convert into fat well that doesn’t happen with free toes fructose doesn’t require insulin fructose converts right into a triglyceride without the presence of insulin so what that means is that triglyceride is going to end up storing fat in your liver a heck of a lot easier so again just play it safe go in moderation okay the next thing that you need to be doing is boosting your glutathione levels somehow you see glutathione is our body’s own inherent ability to detox glutathione is kind of the master antioxidant in the body it regulates what our body actually oxidizes and what our body actually recycles and how we end up reusing cells it’s a very very powerful natural antioxidant and it has a dramatic effect in the liver so when our liver is sick or when our liver is scarred or when our liver has a fatty issue with it it’s gonna make it a lot easier to recover if we have high levels of glutathione so how do you boost your glutathione through food well one of the easiest ways is to eat higher sulfur foods talking about things like eggs things like garlic things like broccoli things like cabbage they have higher sulfur content that sulfur content allows it to bind with the acetylcysteine which is the amino acid that helps create glutathione to create something known as glutathione disulfide glutathione dye sulfate is a byproduct of glutathione production so when you have that sulfur basically we’re making it easier to produce glutathione you can always take a glutathione supplement as well but a lot of times they’re expensive so people aren’t always hot on that but I do actually recommend them okay lastly you need to make sure and this is a huge one I don’t care who you are that you’re taking turmeric and here’s why I’m gonna break it down with a study so you have some additional credibility versus just me talking to a camera so this was a randomized double-blind placebo study which is a very very very legit study took a look at 70 participants ok these 70 participants all had non-alcoholic fatty liver disease what they did is they took half of the subjects and gave them 70 milligrams of curcumin the other half they gave a placebo – and they measured them over the course of eight weeks drumroll please get ready for this this is insane after eight weeks those that took 70 milligrams of curcumin had a 78.9% reduction in the fat content of their liver almost 100% reduction of the fat content I’m gonna guess if they had to continued on it would have been fully reversed that’s pretty darn amazing so curcumin Reitman and there is a very very very powerful way to control a fatty liver plus it can also help combat the inflammation that can occur from a fatty liver in the first place so not only does it solve the problem but it actually can solve the negative effect that stems from the problem as well so those are four quick and easy ways that you can start taking care of your liver a little bit more especially if you’re a recovering high carb person I say that with a grain of salt because carbs are not bad but we do have to make sure that we’re always eating in moderation and if you are someone that was consuming a very low fat high carb diet for a while you might have some work to do in order to recover your organs as always keep it locked in here in my channel and let me know if you have any ideas for future videos I’ll see you in the next one
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What is Fatty Liver Disease? Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a term used for a wide range of liver conditions that can affect people who drink very little to no alcohol. Fatty liver can also occur from excess alcohol consumption, but here we will concentrate on NAFLD. NAFLD occurs when an excess buildup of fat in the liver occurs, known as steatosis. Once fat exceeds 5-10% of the liver’s weight, the liver is considered to be a fatty liver. This occurs when the rate of de novo fatty acid synthesis and hepatic fatty acid uptake from plasma is greater than the rate of fatty acid oxidation and export – ie, too much fat is being created and not enough is being metabolized. Liver inflammation is characteristic is nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, one of the more advanced forms of the disease, that can eventually lead to scarring. This damage to the liver is similar to that caused by heavy alcohol use and can progress to liver cancer and cirrhosis (3).
Causes: The exact cause isn’t known, however NAFLD is most common among those in their 40s and 50s who have metabolic syndrome, a cluster of risk factors that raise your chances of a wide range of diseases, including cardiovascular disease and type-2 diabetes. (1)
Metabolic syndrome includes the following risk factors (2):
Midsection fat accumulation
High triglyceride level
Low HDL cholesterol level
High blood pressure
High fasting blood sugar levels
The majority of these risk factors are tied to obesity, so helping to lose weight and maintain a healthy weight is crucial.
What Can You do to Combat Fatty Liver Disease? Currently there are no definitive treatments for fatty liver disease, so treatment is focused on lifestyle changes (3).
1. Cut out drinking
2. Cut out the fruit!
Fructose is absorbed via portal vein and delivered to the liver in much higher concentrations as compared to other tissues. Fructose increases protein levels of all DNL enzymes during its conversion into triglycerides. Additionally, fructose supports lipogenesis in the setting of insulin resistance as fructose does not require insulin for its metabolism, and it directly stimulates SREBP1c, a major transcriptional regulator of DNL
3. Boost Glutathione Levels- Glutathione is needed in order to recover from a fatty liver. Eat things like eggs, cabbage, broccoli and garlic as they have a higher sulfur content which can help convert into Acetyl Cysteine and create more glutathione in the body.
4. Turmeric- Turmeric is a spice whose use as medicine date back thousands of years in Ayurvedic medicine. Curcuminoids are the compounds in turmeric that give the distinct yellow color and are largely credited with the impressive therapeutic benefits of turmeric. Turmeric is both a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant spice, and it is likely these aspects of turmeric that make it especially helpful for those with NAFLD.
Study (7) A randomized double-blind placebo controlled trial took patients suffering from NAFLD and broke them into two groups. One group took 70-mg curcumin once daily for 8 weeks while the other group did the same with a placebo. Multiple measures were taken at baseline and then following the 8 weeks of treatment. It was found that those in the curcumin group experienced a significant reduction in liver fat content when compared to the placebo group – on average the curcumin participants experienced a 78.9% improvement in liver fat content! Additional significant reductions occurred in body mass index, serum total cholesterol levels, LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, and blood glucose when compared to the placebo group.
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