When fat accumulates to toxic levels in the liver, it leads to nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).
Over time, the excessive levels of fat in the body cause inflammation, oxidative damage, and scarring of liver tissue (fibrosis).
Moreover, a fatty liver is also related to insulin resistance and is a considered a metabolic syndrome within the liver. This syndrome is most often caused by obesity, but it can be also a result of other factors, including the use of certain medications.
These are the early symptoms of the nonalcoholic fatty liver disease:
- Weight loss
- Swelling of our body due to the lack of protein produced by the liver
- Pain in the upper area of the abdomen
- Jaundice – manifested by a yellow discoloration of the skin or mucous membrane
- Increased bruising
- Mental confusion
If you experience these symptoms, you should visit your doctor in order to treat NAFLD.
Yet, we reveal 9 natural and effective ways to relieve these signs:
- Dandelion Root
This beneficial plant will help you treat inflammation and liver cirrhosis, and it also cleanses the liver.
Turmeric helps digestion and reduces the inflammation caused by NAFLD. If you take supplements, make sure you start with 450 mg of curcumin, or turmeric, daily.
- Weight Loss
Weight loss will reduce the fat levels in the body. Moreover, make sure you drink enough water to cleanse the body from the toxins through the urine.
- Black Seed Oil
Researchers have found that the black seed oil treats various health issues, including NAFLD.
- Vitamin E
Vitamin E is a potent antioxidant which treats inflammation due to NAFLD, strengthens the immune system, and supports heart health.
Resveratrol is an extract from red grapes, which has powerful antioxidant properties and thus soothes inflammation. Moreover, studies have shown that it effectively fights oxidative stress and inflammation caused by NAFLD.
- Wolfberries (Goji Berries)
The traditional Chinese medicine has used these exotic berries time, as they are potent blood glucose stabilizers, antioxidants, and tumor suppressors. They were also used to heal the eyes and liver. Wolfberries rejuvenate vital enzymes and reduce the oxidative effects of NAFLD.
- Milk Thistle
More than 10,000 papers have written about the beneficial effects of milk thistle, including reducing oxidative stress and inflammation from NAFLD. It is actually as effective as silybin and silymarin in reducing these two issues linked to NAFLD.
- Dietary Changes
Since modern diets are high in fats, which clog our arteries and lead to numerous health risks, changing the diet will lead to weight loss, and thus improve the condition of the liver.
Therefore, increase the intake of ginger, bananas, sweet potatoes, and raw veggies, in order to reduce the fat accumulated in the liver, and avoid alcohol, as it might contribute to NAFLD.