Sometimes fat accumulates in the liver to toxic levels and leads to NAFLD (nonalcoholic fatty liver disease).
As time passes, these excessive levels of body fats lead to inflammation, oxidative damage and fibrosis, which is scarring of the liver tissues.
What is more, a fatty liver is also tied to the development of insulin resistance and considered to be a metabolic syndrome within the liver itself. This syndrome can be the result of many factors, such as the use of certain medications, but in most cases is caused by obesity.
Some of the first symptoms of NFLD (nonalcoholic fatty liver disease) are:
- Weight loss
- Pain around the upper part of the abdomen
- Swelling of the body as a result of the lack of protein which is produced by the liver
- Mental confusion
- Increased bruising
- Jaundice – marked by yellow discoloring of the skin and/or mucous membranes
Anyone experiencing these symptoms should visit their doctor for an examination and treatment of NAFLD.
However, we can also reveal to you 9 completely natural and effective ways to relieve the signs:
This spice helps digestion and can diminish the inflammation caused by NAFLD. For those taking supplements, you should make sure to start with 450 mg of turmeric, or curcumin, daily.
This is a really beneficial plant which cleanses the liver and will help you heal inflammation and ever liver cirrhosis.
Black seed oil
Black seed oil has been found by researchers to treat various health problems, among which is also NAFLD.
Losing weight reduces the fat levels in your body. You should, of course, be sure to drink plenty of water to cleanse the toxins from your body through the urine.
This extract from red grapes, resveratrol, has potent antioxidant properties which soothe inflammation. In addition, in many studies it has been shown to effectively fight against the oxidative stress and inflammation caused by NAFLD.
This vitamin is a powerful antioxidant which can target the inflammation caused by NAFLD, supports heart health and boosts the immune system.
The beneficial effects of milk thistle have been recorded in more than 10,000 papers. They include reducing inflammation and oxidative stress due to NAFLD. Actually, it is just as effective in reducing these two problems related to NAFLD as silybin and silymarin.
Wolfberries (Goji Berries)
These exotic berries have been used in traditional Chinese medicine since ages past. They have powerful antioxidant properties as well as being tumor suppressors and potent stabilizing agents of blood glucose levels. Wolfberries were used also to heal the liver and eyes. They reduce the oxidative effects that NAFLD causes and renew vital enzymes.
Modern diets are most often high in fats and these are what clog our arteries and bring about various health problems. This is why changing our diet will help us lose weight and consequently improve the health of our livers.
That means we need to consume more raw vegetables, ginger, bananas and sweet potatoes, which will reduce the amount of fat accumulated in the liver, as well as avoiding alcohol, which is believed to contribute to NAFLD.