Fatty Liver Is As Common In Children As Asthma
In the past, fatty liver was a disease that affected middle aged and older individuals. Now it affects between five and ten percent of all children in the United States. This is a serious problem because it’s not just a liver disease that harms the liver. People with a fatty liver are at greatly increased risk of many other serious diseases. It is not okay for children to be developing diseases traditionally seen in the elderly.
The research on the incidence of fatty liver disease was published in the journal Clinical Liver Disease. Data between 2017 and 2021 shows a large jump in the incidence of non alcoholic fatty liver disease across all ages in the US, but the steepest increase by far was in children. In children up to age 17, the rate of diagnosis of fatty liver more than doubled. It’s important to remember that many children remain undiagnosed because fatty liver can cause very few symptoms. Some individuals have no symptoms at all until they develop a serious condition.
In a small percentage of people, fatty liver can progress to fibrosis, with eventual cirrhosis. Liver transplants have recently increased among adolescents and young adults, with a 25 percent rise during the past decade in children aged 11 to 17 years. These figures come from the United Network for Organ Sharing. Liver transplants for young adults 18 to 34 more than doubled during that period.
Fatty liver disease is occurring across all racial, socioeconomic and geographic groups, but doctors are seeing more in children of Mexican descent, some Asian populations and individuals living in poverty.
The rise in pediatric fatty liver disease has meant we are now also seeing high blood pressure, high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes and even gallstones in children. Sadly, life expectancy in the United States has been on the decline recently, hitting 76.4 years in 2021. This is the lowest level in almost two decades, according to government data.
Fatty liver is a serious disease and we must protect our children from a shortened lifespan with chronic poor health.
How to prevent and reverse fatty liver disease
I have developed a very specific way of eating, which is designed to:
- Clear fat from the liver
- Minimize or reverse liver damage
- Improve the function of insulin, thus fixing insulin resistance
- Making it easier to lose weight, especially from the torso
My eating plan will not leave you hungry and tired. It provides you with first class protein regularly throughout the day, along with plenty of vegetables and some good fats. Enjoy this way of eating, as your liver will definitely thank you for it.
Each meal must include:
- Raw plant food, especially raw vegetables. A maximum of 2 pieces of fruit daily are allowed while you are trying to lose weight. Most fruits are fairly high in sugar. Vegetables contain very little sugar, therefore you can eat unlimited quantities.
- Cooked vegetables of different varieties including some starchy vegetables (except potatoes); this will compensate for the fact that you will not be eating bread, biscuits and sugary desserts.
- First class protein from one or more of the following choices – - Any seafood, (canned or fresh), poultry, red meat, eggs or whey protein powder. Make sure your protein powder does not contain sugar; ideally use Synd-X Slimming Protein powder which is sweetened with the herb stevia. You can use this powder to make delicious smoothies.
Take a powerful liver tonic to support your liver function
Livatone Plus contains all the nutrients your liver requires for efficient phase 1 and 2 detoxification. It also contains the herb St Mary’s Thistle, which helps to repair damaged liver cells.
Increase glutathione production
Glutathione is your liver’s most powerful detoxifier and it is strongly anti-inflammatory. If you have a fatty liver you need more of it. N-acetyl cysteine is a precursor of glutathione and is known to raise blood levels powerfully. Eating sulfur rich foods also helps with glutathione; examples include eggs, cabbage, broccoli and garlic.
Fix insulin resistance
Insulin resistance is the most common cause of fatty liver. People with this condition produce too much insulin. This triggers the body to turn calories that were consumed into fat and inhibits the burning of body fat. Exercise, fasting and a low carb diet help reverse insulin resistance. So does the herb berberine. It makes the insulin in your body more efficient, so you don’t need to produce as much. A drop in insulin enhances fat burning.
The above statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease.