Steatotis, also known as fatty liver, is the accumulation of fat within the liver cells. The liver’s two main functions are to regulate your metabolism and to filter your bloodstream. When too much fat ends up in the liver cells, both of these functions are affected. Your liver can no longer efficiently burn off fats and sugars leading to obesity. It also has trouble filtering out and breaking down drugs and other impurities which then. It is estimated that over 100 million Americans suffer from some degree of fatty liver and most do not even know about it. Thankfully, once you discover that you are affected by steatosis, there is a way safe and natural way to reverse the cycle and quickly reverse the problem.
The first big step towards reversing fatty liver problems is making some changes to your diet. Eating way too much meat, especially red meat, and too few fruits and vegetables is the biggest contributing cause. By eating less meat and more veggies will put you on the fast track to a healthy liver. The second big step is eliminating any substances that may be causing your liver to work too hard. Alcohol, Caffeine, Nicotine and other recreational drugs all wreak havoc on your liver. You also want to talk to your doctor about the possibility of reducing the amount of prescription drugs you are taking. Even homeopathic remedies and over the counter remedies need to be scrutinized. By ridding yourself of these substances, you give your liver a fighting chance of healing itself.
Certain herbs have also shown promise in helping your liver regenerate. The two biggest herbal healers for the liver are milk thistle and raw turmeric. Artichoke and linen are two other herbal remedies that you might want to look into. You can also find liver detox products that feature a combination of all four of these herbs, but there is no evidence that taking a combination of these herbs is any more effective as taking them individually.
Going on a liver detox diet is also a very good way to kickstart the healing process. This involves avoiding solids for a full week and ingesting only vegetable and fruit juices (preferably freshly juiced). While this can help you get on the fast track to a healthy liver, this “quick fix” is essentially pointless if you do not make diet and lifestyle changes as well. Still combining it with a change in diet, a reduction in drugs, and supplementing with healthy herbs is a sure way to a healthy liver.
Having a fatty liver is not a death sentence but doing nothing about it can lead to obesity, diabetes, atherosclerosis, liver failure and cirrhosis. By taking the steps mentioned, you can completely reverse the problem and find yourself facing a healthier future.