Having A Fatty Liver Could Give You A Stroke
Research shows that people with a fatty liver are at significantly higher risk of having a stroke. Fatty liver disease is not a trivial condition. It increases the risk of some serious and potentially fatal health problems.
If you know you’ve got a fatty liver, it’s time to do something about it.
Canadian doctors have found that patients admitted to hospital with suspected stroke were three times more likely to have elevated liver enzymes caused by fatty liver. The doctors suggest that elevated liver enzymes and fatty liver disease be included in the list of known risk factors for stroke.
Traditional stroke risk factors include:
- high blood pressure
- cigarette smoking
- type 2 diabetes
- high triglycerides
Now we can add fatty liver to that list.
This “news” is not really news at all because we know that if a person has excess fat accumulated inside their liver, they also have excess fat in other parts of their body. Fatty liver is an indicator that excessive levels of harmful fat are accumulating inside your body, choking your organs and tissues and compromising their function. People with excess fat in their liver usually also have excess fat in their pancreas (fatty pancreas) and excess fat within arteries that travel to the heart and brain. Excess fat also accumulates around the heart, compromising its ability to pump blood.
Fatty liver is the most common liver disease in the world; it affects at least one in five people in the Western world. The problem is, the majority of people with a fatty liver are not concerned by it and not motivated to do anything about it. This is because fatty liver often produces no symptoms at all, or the symptoms are very mild. People with a fatty liver are usually overweight in their abdominal area, they may be tired and bloated and feel intolerant of the heat. Women with a fatty liver often suffer debilitating hot flashes at menopause but put the symptom down to a lack of hormones and take HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy). This usually fixes the hot flashes but increases the risk of breast, endometrial and ovarian cancer. It is much healthier to just address the cause of the problem: a fatty liver.
If people become more aware that a fatty liver is a major risk factor for strokes, heart attacks and diabetes, hopefully they will be more motivated to try and reverse it. The good news is fatty liver is reversible in the vast majority of cases; you just have to know which eating plan is best. My book Fatty Liver: You Can Reverse It contains a comprehensive plan to help you achieve just that.
Conventional or orthodox medicine has no specific therapy or drug treatment to reverse a fatty liver. Indeed, several drugs such as cholesterol lowering drugs and pain killers can make a fatty liver worse. There is much that can be done through diet and lifestyle to reverse a fatty liver although this process usually takes between six to 12 months. Sugar and carbohydrate rich foods such as bread, pasta, cakes, cookies, donuts, muffins, refined and processed cereals and packaged snack foods such as pretzels, chips and crackers must be minimized in the diet or eliminated altogether.
The diet needs to be based on plenty of vegetables along with protein such as seafood, poultry, eggs and red meat (preferably grass-fed), or whey protein powder. Fruit, nuts, seeds, legumes and healthy fats should also be included in the diet.
It can be extremely difficult to start a new healthy eating regime. That’s why I’ve developed the 15 Day Cleanse. It is a program designed to improve the health and function of your liver, gut and immune system. It comes with an easy to follow, delicious eating plan. You can start feeling better and losing weight while improving your liver health.
To support your liver function, I recommend Livatone Plus which has a proven track record as a liver protector and restorer. This means it helps liver cells to repair themselves and this hastens the reversal of fatty liver. Livatone Plus also improves the fat burning functions of the liver. Livatone Plus is the world’s leading liver formula and has been used for over 20 years by holistic doctors and naturopaths. Selenium is very important for those with liver inflammation due to infections. A number of infections can adversely affect the liver and cause fat accumulation; these include hepatitis, mononucleosis and cytomegalovirus.
The above statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease.