The REAL Cause of Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)
Hi guys. Dr. Berg here. In this short video, we're going to talk about non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. So many people have a fatty liver and it's not really coming from drinking too much alcohol.
There's other reasons for that. The main reason is insulin resistance. I'm going to explain that. If you haven't seen the other videos, I'll put some links down below. But this is very important. See, insulin is a hormone that helps regulate blood sugars.
A lot of people associate it with diabetes, but insulin is the hormone that if, even in a small amount, it converts food, especially carbohydrates, to cholesterol and fat. It really loads up that liver with fat. So in the presence of a little too much insulin, you're going to get a fatty liver.
It may not even show up as a weight problem at first, but it will probably show up in the mid section as far as a fatty gut. This is just my opinion, I think because I've tested it so many times, I've sent people to the radiologist to get ultrasounds on their liver. If you take someone with a gut, they have a fatty liver. A lot of times, when the liver fills up with fat, it spills over into the gut and you have this roll around the top section or you have this protruded belly, which is a whole other thing.
Here's what happens. The problem with this fatty liver is that you don't really have any symptoms for a long time. The liver has to be almost completely destroyed, like 90%, before it even shows up on blood test. So you don't even know you have it and it doesn't create any problem until later in life when you're surprised. I'm just bringing your awareness up.
Because what's happening at the cellular level is turning into cirrhosis, that scar tissue. The liver's becoming like fibrotic and so it's going to lose function over time. It might show up in arthritis and joint problems and fatigue, but it might not at first. The point is that you need just to be aware of this is a serious problem down the road. So, you've got the cirrhosis, this liver roll, and what's happening is the body is releasing insulin. Insulin resistance is when the insulin is no longer being accepted like it should in the liver.
So the liver is blocking it, it's resisting it. The signal goes back to the pancreas and says, "Hey, it's being blocked, it's not going in. I can't hear you." So then the pancreas starts producing more including because the return message is the feedback is not connecting. It's kind of like talking to your child telling them to take out the garbage, they're not listening. You're going to increase the volume, start shouting at them. That's what's happening right here. We have this five to seven times more insulin pumped up by the pancreas than normal people. What's going to happen is it's going to create a huge problem with the liver.
It's going to start getting fattier and fattier and fattier. I remember this in my patient. This one guy came in. He had 95% of his liver was completely filled with fat. I remember as I'm looking at his abdomen was all distended and sticking out and he was doing ice cream every single night. I know you're not doing that.
You probably know people who do that, but if you've been watching my videos, your diet's probably absolutely perfect right now. Here's some solutions to correct this. First of all, you have to know the liver is one of the only organs that can take a real big beating and regenerate 100%. Liver tissue can come back. That's the good news. The bad news is it takes a big of time. It could take up to three years of eating healthy to restore your liver. You can't just do it for two weeks.
Now, one of the best remedies that dissolves fat is choline and you can buy this from the health food store, choline. It's considered a type of B vitamin, but it's really lipotrophic, which helps dissolves fat in the liver. Probably whatever it's recommending I would triple the dosage. Start taking that on a regular basis. Again, I don't want you to get the impression that it's just taking a pill to fix your liver. You have to fix your whole lifestyle. You have to fix your eating.
You have to take a whole body approach because it's not going to work just to take a pill and not change your ways. Cruciferous vegetables are the other thing that you need to start consuming, because that will also help fat out the liver. If you want something to enhance it, you can do something like this.
This is the organic cruciferous concentrate and you take this. You would probably take nine to 12 of these a day if you have a fatty liver to help support the liver to help clean it up. So that's another thing you can do to enhance your diet. You cannot fix this without actually eating tremendous amounts of vegetables. If you don't like vegetables, you're going to have to start eating them somehow. Maybe in a shake or something. It's almost impossible to fix this condition if you don't consume vegetables. These other things are just enhancements.
They're not the cure. The other thing is you don't want to consume any sugar, because the sugar activates the insulin. We want to avoid the sugar, the hidden sugars. Add more vegetables. Choline is a really good one. Cruciferous is another one.
Again, it's not as easy as doing these. There's other complications. You have individual specific problems. If you really are serious about getting healthy, you maybe want to consider signing up for my membership site. In that site, you have me to guide you. It is do it yourself, but you can always ask me a personal question.
It's probably the most cost effective way to get help, because I have over 200 lessons that you would learn from. I put a link down below so you can check it out. You've got a month to test it out to see if you like it or you can get a refund. It's a great program because you get all the details of what to eat, what not to eat, what to do as far as techniques, remedies, things like that. Then, you can ask questions and have me as your guide.
This is a really good thing to take the holistic approach and to give you the knowledge, so you're not at the effect of these conditions just because you're missing some information. I like to give you the whole scoop, help you understand it. Go ahead and apply some of these tips right here and I hope this educated a little bit.
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