My Honest Thoughts On The Keto Diet

My Honest Thoughts On The Keto Diet

Now, we all know that dietary fads come and go and they have for many years. The keto diet (also known as the ketogenic diet) was actually developed almost 100 years ago in the 1920s, specifically for pediatric patients struggling with epilepsy or seizures. It was found to be remarkably effective when patients follow the diet strictly.

What is the Ketogenic Diet?

The ketogenic diet is a high-fat, high-protein, very low-carb diet. The fat to carb protein ratio is typically between 2:1 to 5:1. The caloric intake of fat is typically between 80 and 90%. Carb intake is limited to about 50 grams a day, which is a very low amount.

Fun Fact: The keto diet has been used to help conditions like diabetes, cancer, and schizophrenia.

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The keto diet is used for weight loss. It’s used to change body composition, specifically visceral adipose fat around your belly. A ketogenic diet changes the microbes or the bacteria that grow in your gut in a positive manner that helps with weight loss and brain health. Research done on elite athletes showed that being on a ketogenic diet changed their body composition. It changes your metabolism entirely, and it also changes how your brain, heart, and muscles receive nutrients.

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But this diet needs to be short-term, because a high-fat, high-protein diet that’s very low in carbs means that you’re missing out on some important micronutrients. Original researchers knew that a diet like this, long-term, may not be sustainable. In fact, they recommended patients be on this diet for only six months up to maybe two years. There are adverse effects with long-term use of ketogenic diet such as liver problems, gall stones, and vitamin deficiencies.

Honest Thoughts & Recommendations On The Keto Diet

A keto diet can certainly be effective for specific conditions. Whether you’re trying to lose weight, change your body composition, or help other conditions, the keto diet could be helpful. But it can only be used short-term. There are some things you can do to improve the effectiveness of it:

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  1. Add MCT or Medium Chain Triglycerides into your diet. Studies have shown that adding MCT with a keto diet can help you lose weight and change your body composition. It can also help diabetic, cancer, and schizophrenic patients. It’s typically derived from coconuts. You can take MCT oil or an MCT supplement to help boost the effects of the keto or ketogenic diet.
  2. If you plan on being on a keto diet for more than six month, take a multivitamin. This will provide you some of those micronutrients and vitamins (Vitamin B, A, K, D, zinc, magnesium, calcium, potassium) that are typically deficient in a ketogenic diet and what your body needs to metabolize most optimally and most effectively.
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For a more sustainable option, you could consider a paleo diet. A paleo diet includes the high protein and healthy fats, but it also includes some of those carbs with a low glycemic index and that will provide you with the micronutrients that you need to sustain the diet. The paleo diet is a combination of the keto diet with the addition of some healthy, low glycemic carbs that would preclude you from needing to take extra supplements to provide you with the essential micronutrients and vitamins your body needs.

Ultimately, the keto diet has a place for specific conditions, for example with elite athletes. I think it has an important place, short-term. But something closer to a paleo diet seems to be more sustainable, long-term, without the adverse side effects that can eventually occur with a keto diet.

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The #1 Master Tip To Reduce Stress (WORKS FAST!)

The #1 Master Tip To Reduce Stress (WORKS FAST!)

In our busy lives, we’re bound to feel stressed at some point. But chronic stress has negative effects on your health, which is why it’s important to learn to manage it! Learn the number on master tip on how to relieve and reduce stress.

Stress vs. Stressors

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There is a difference between stressors and stress. Stressors are events that happen in life, chemicals that we’re exposed to, or foods we eat, that cause an emotional and physiological response called “stress”. When it comes to stress, the physiological and emotional response is triggered by the nervous system. Hormones can also contribute to stress.

We know that stress is related to all kinds of chronic diseases. That’s why we need to try and get a hold of it and take care of it.

The Master Tip To Reduce Stress

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Now that we know the nervous system plays an important role in stress, we can try to find ways to help us manage it. There’s actually a powerful tool to grab a hold of stress by the horns and eliminate it completely if we wanted to. The cool thing about this tip is it’s something that you do thousands of times a day — breathing. Breathing can help you reduce stress.

Why is breathing so important? The nervous system has two branches in general:

  • Musculoskeletal system: this helps us move
  • Autonomic nervous system: this takes care of the unconscious processes, such as breathing and heart rate and perspiration, and basically everything that occurs from here all the way down to the pelvis.
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Now the autonomic nervous system has two branches as well: sympathetic and parasympathetic. The sympathetic nervous system controls the fight or flight response. It gets us revved up, and we feel stressed out when it is tuned in and motivated. The parasympathetic system is the calming branch of the nervous system, and it’s controlled majorly by something called the “vagus nerve”. With breathing techniques, you can actually consciously control the vagus nerve and mediate things like respiration rate, blood pressure, and stress hormones.

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A study done at the Juilliard School of Music found that individuals who performed deep breathing exercises could actually grab hold of that vagus tone and stimulate parasympathetic nervous responses and diminish the sympathetic nervous system. By diminishing the sympathetic system, it also reduces the fight or flight response, emotional withdrawal, stress, anxiety, depression, and insomnia.

The study at the Juilliard School of Music showed that students engaged in deep breathing exercises before their performance actually performed better. They had better coping skills and were better able to problem solve compared to those musicians who did not engage in the deep breathing exercises.

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In another study, scientists showed that by just practicing breathing techniques for 10 minutes a day, they could change their physiological response for up to 24 hours. This could positively affect heart rate, asthma, abdominal pain, proinflammatory cytokines produced in the body, blood pressure, anxiety, and mental focus. So, scheduling time out to practice deep breathing exercises 10 minutes a day could change how your body responds for the next 24 hours.

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Emotions are not solely a phenomenon within the brain, they’re also composed of physiological responses. They include autonomic and behavioral responses. Respiration or breathing has a unique relationship to emotion, with the primary role of respiration concerning metabolism and homeostasis, but breathing is the one inlet that you have. When you take control of your breathing and the vagus nerve, you can change entire nervous system pathways and hormonal pathways within your body.

The respiratory control system is not just reflexive, it’s smart. It learns and it has memory.

The respiratory system listens to and carefully remembers how previous stimuli affect breathing. Respiratory memory is laid down by adjusting synaptic connections in the brain, so when you take time to breathe, you’re changing the plasticity of your brain. You’re changing how you’re brain works, your neurological pathways, and the hormonal pathways in your body.

Deep Breathing Technique 8-1-4

There are many deep breathing techniques out there. The eight, one and four, technique is one that you can try by yourself:

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  1. Make sure that you’re in a quiet place. You can still do it in a chaotic place, but make sure that you’re either sitting or lying down.
  2. Put your hand on your abdomen. Use this to make sure that you ’re using all the muscles of breathing and respiration, and making sure that you get a full belly breath.
  3. Inhale for eight seconds. Making sure you’re pushing out that belly, rising the chest for all eight seconds.
  4. Pause for a second.
  5. Then, exhale for four seconds.
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So, that’s the eight, one and four breathing technique. There are many other breathing techniques but it can change not only how you live today, but how you live in the future.

We’ve also worked with some researchers to develop a stress supplement. It’s called “Meditation in a Bottle”. It contains beautiful, wonderful herbs and amino acids to help relieve stress. And when combined with the breathing techniques it’s a powerful one to try.

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Do This Everyday To Improve Digestion

Do This Everyday To Improve Digestion

 

Many of us have problems with digestion, but we don’t talk about it. Health starts in the gut for so many reasons so digestion is key. Improving digestion is important not only to extract and absorb the healthy foods that you eat, but to improve your immune system. We’re about to reveal the key to improving your digestion.

Reasons for poor digestion

fit young woman's belly with her hands framing her abdominal areaNow there are a lot of reasons for digestive complaints — stress, nutrient deficiencies, food allergies, or H pylori bacteria. Sometimes, it’s as simple as timing and chewing your food. One of the major culprits of poor digestion includes low hydrochloric acid in your stomach and low enzymes that are released from your pancreas and your liver. If you can do this one thing before every meal, you can improve your digestion dramatically. Get rid of the embarrassing gas and bloating, pain, constipation, diarrhea, and improve your immune system.

The key to improving digestion

blue word cloud with the largest text being digestive enzymesSo, the key to improving digestion is taking digestive enzymes. There are a number of reasons why the standard American diet causes poor digestion. Sometimes it’s an underlying condition, like diabetes or obesity, which will need to be addressed. But oftentimes, you can do something as simple as taking a digestive enzyme before each meal to help break down the food. You can eat the healthiest diet in the world, but if you’re not breaking down those nutrients and your body is not able to absorb them appropriately, then a healthy diet is not as helpful as you think.

Digestive enzymes include things like amylase, protease, lipase, phytase, cellulase, invertase, and maltase, which help to break down nutrients into the smallest pieces so that your intestines can absorb them.

woman in pink shorts and sports bra with the label "digestion" across her abdominal areaIf you have underlying conditions obviously they need to be addressed. We’ve actually developed a supplement containing these digestive enzymes combined with other ingredients like zinc, sodium alginate, slippery elm, marshmallow root, DGL, and berberine to help coat the stomach and help with issues like acid reflux. It also helps coat the intestines to improve absorption. It’s a combination of digestive enzymes and healing agents. Berberine is an herb that can help combat the negative effects of H pylori bacteria such as acid reflux, gastritis, gas, pain, bloating, constipation, and diarrhea, if you are able to absorb these nutrients, many of these digestive issues will go away.

The name of the supplement is True Digestion, and you should check it out. Taking these digestive enzymes before each and every meal can make a huge difference, and help relieve all kinds of GI complaints and improve the function of your immune system.

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Is Eating Eggs Healthy? (DOCTOR RESPONDS!)

Here’s a pretty common question that keeps coming up: Is eating eggs healthy for you? This conversation came up in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, when doctors and researchers showed that cholesterol had a link to cardiovascular disease, stroke, heart attack, diabetes. But new research has shown that dietary cholesterol intake has very little to do with your risk factors for those chronic diseases.

Cholesterol and chronic diseases

doctor holding up sign that says "chronic diseases"The body produces cholesterol, but it is not the underlying culprit for all of these chronic issues. Inflammation is the real culprit, causing damage to blood vessels. The body uses cholesterol as a “paste” of sorts to try to protect itself from further damage.

There was a lot of interest in the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s about dietary cholesterol intake, and, of course, eggs have a considerable amount of cholesterol, specifically in the yolks. But research in the last decade has clearly shown that the intake of eggs has virtually no increased risk factors for chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, stroke, and Alzheimer’s.

Are eggs healthy?

white and brown eggs laid out on a white tableWe know that eggs are a complete protein. They’re high in choline and lutein, both of which are great for eye health, nerve transmission, and cell signalling. One study showed that the intake of eggs on a daily basis had no effect on plasma cholesterol or blood cholesterol. Another study has shown that the daily intake of eggs has no effect on increasing risk factors for cardiovascular disease and metabolic syndrome. Another study in Korea showed that the daily intake of eggs actually decreased the risk of metabolic syndrome.

good HDL cholesterol to bad LDL cholesterol One study done on a Mediterranean cohort showed that there were no changes in blood cholesterol or triglycerides. Another study has shown that the daily consumption of eggs actually improves the good HDL cholesterol to bad LDL cholesterol ratios.

Another cool study has shown that eating the whole egg, both the yolk and egg white, actually improves your body’s potential to increase muscle protein.

So, avoiding the yolks, which is higher in cholesterol, may diminish that effect.

woman standing next to oversized egg with nutrition facts on itWe know that certain proteins (like red meat) increase the risk factors of cardiovascular disease and diabetes, but studies have shown that eggs do not. They are a complete protein, and high in nutrients like choline and lutein.

Whilst eggs are healthy to eat, you should still try to limit it to one egg per day, seven per week.

 

human hand with a stop sign on it above text "high cholesterol"If you suffer from high cholesterol, you may want to talk to a physician about limiting egg consumption a little more. But the research shows that consuming approximately one egg per day has no negative effect on cardiovascular disease, diabetes, or Alzheimer’s.

 

 

 

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Of course, it also depends on how you cook them. Boiling is a simple healthy way to cook and eat eggs. It doesn’t have all of the added fat when you fry an egg. Scrambled eggs are great too because you can include vegetables in the mix that have antioxidant effects. Just remember — eggs are healthy. Don’t be scared of them!

 

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Doctor's #1 Tip To Reverse Puffy Eyes and Bags (DO IT DAILY!)

Doctor’s #1 Tip To Reverse Puffy Eyes and Bags (DO IT DAILY!)

Aging, amongst other reasons, is a common cause puffy eyes. We know that certain things can help: reducing salt, improving allergies, relieving sinus congestion, drinking more water, getting more sleep, and avoiding fatigue and stress. But we’re going to reveal a number one tip to help with puffy eyes.

The #1 Tip To Reverse Puffy Eyes and Eye Bags

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This is one remedy you can enjoy internally and see the benefits externally — green tea.

Green tea has been used by countries and civilizations around the world to help fight aging because of the powerful antioxidants it has. Green tea contains polyphenols called catechins, epicatechins and EGCG. EGCG is one of the most important ones. They’re polyphenols that have powerful antioxidant effects.

What makes this such a great solution is you can simply brew a strong cup of green tea and enjoy its benefits. Here’s how to do it:

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  1. Brew a strong cup of green tea. Use two teabags.
  2. Place the used teabags on your eyes. Once you’re done drinking your green tea, let the teabags cool. Then, gently place the used teabags on your eyes.

All you have to do is try this for seven days, and it can dramatically change how your eyes look.

The green tea bags are astringent, which helps skin cells contract. It also contains vitamin C, folic acid, quercetin, beta carotene, and caffeine, all of which can reduce the puffiness of your eyes and make you look and feel younger.

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The Complete Guide To Probiotics and Gut Health

The Complete Guide To Probiotics and Gut Health

Did you know that nearly 90% of your immune system resides in the gut? We believe that all health begins in the gut. What you put in your gut and how your gut receives it influences the rest of the body. Probiotics are powerful organisms that can help you build better gut health. Let’s explore the relationship between probiotics, gut health, and the rest of your health.

What are probiotics and what do they do?

fit man in black underwear with the digestive system drawn on his bare skinProbiotics are fascinating organisms. They are all over us on our skin and our hair, but they mostly reside in the gut. They release substances and chemicals that help to inform your intestinal cells to better absorb food and to inform your immune system to better protect yourself against the bad guys.

The gut is also known as “the second brain”. There are so many nerve connections between the gut and the brain, and more serotonin is actually produced in the gut compared to the brain! Probiotics help to influence nerve tissue to feedback to the brain and help with things like depression and anxiety. They also inform the intestinal cells’ information to then release hormones, telling both the brain and adipose (or fat tissue) to help you lose weight. Probiotics can be effective for obesity, diabetes, gut health, brain health, regulating moods, and immune health.

Did you know that probiotic bacteria outnumber human cells by 10 to one in the human body?

Eat probiotics for better health

different fermented foods such as sauerkraut, yogurt, and kimchi in small glass bowls on a wooden tableWhen healthy types of bacteria are growing in and on you, you have healthy skin, better moods, and improved digestion. Unhealthy bacteria growing in and on you causes a number of problems and health conditions. After you’re born, the only way you can really get in probiotics is either through eating fermented food or taking a probiotic supplement. Taking antibiotics not only kills off the bad bacteria, it also kills off the good bacteria, and that’s a problem. Once the good guys are killed, it opens up the door for the bad guys to grow and flourish, which can cause problems for you.

Probiotics can take years to replenish in your system if you’ve had health conditions, or if you’ve taken antibiotics in the past. Fermented foods like kefir, yogurt, probiotic capsules, sauerkraut, kombucha, miso, tempeh, ceviche, and saltwater pickles are a great source of probiotics. If you don’t like those foods, then you can take a probiotic supplement. At least every culture in the world has their most preferred type of fermented food, and they typically take it every day.

woman holding up a picture of a smiling happy cartoon stomachMost bacteria in the soil is healthy and good, or else the plants that we depend upon so much wouldn’t grow. However, our modern world of sterility and pesticides causes the soil to have a weird composition, and we don’t get the healthy bacteria that we need from the earth. Studies have also shown that rural kids who live on farms and have their hands in untainted soil have totally different types of immune systems than kids that live in cities. Hence, we need to supplement our daily diet with probiotics.

Probiotic T-50 supplement by zenith labsThere are thousands of different types of species of probiotics. We’ve worked with researchers to help develop a probiotic supplement, called “Probiotic T50”. It contains a whopping 50 billion organisms of 11 different strains of probiotics. If you take a look at the supplements in your local pharmacy or local health food store, you’ll find that most products contain far fewer organisms — maybe 5 to 10 billion. It’s important to read your labels. Most of the time, it’s usually just a single strain of lactobacillus coupled in with bifidobacterium. Probiotic T50 contains several strains of Lactobacillus, Bifidobacterium, and Streptococcus Thermophilus.

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The Single Best Way To Fix Erectile Dysfunction in 30 Days, Period

The Single Best Way To Fix Erectile Dysfunction in 30 Days, Period

We are going to reveal the single best way to fix erectile dysfunction in 30 days. And it’s really quite simple! This topic is directed towards men, but women are encouraged to share this with their male counterparts too because, as we know, men can be a little intimidated about medical information and interventions.

 

Balance your hormones

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The single best way to fix erectile dysfunction is to balance your hormones. You’ll need to balance out several hormones including testosterone, thyroid, DHEA, growth hormone, insulin, and kidney hormones. To help balance insulin and kidney hormones, we need to get your blood sugar and blood pressure under control. We also need to balance out those other hormones, making sure that they’re within normal range for your age group. We can always look at good nutrition, herbal supplements, and L-Arginine, but if your hormones are not in balance, then you can have a more difficult time achieving an erection.

barbarian XL testosterone booster supplement by zenith labsWe’ve developed a masterclass of five pillars of health: nutrition, exercise, mind-body relationship, detox, and hormone balancing. We’ve also developed a supplement called Barbarian XL, which is tremendously effective at providing men with the erections that they desire. When we put all of these five pillars of health together, combined with the supplement, it’s remarkably effective. But we have to make sure that those hormones are in balance first before anything else as that provides the foundation.

 

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Oftentimes, if we don’t have balanced hormone levels, even the most effective medications will not work. But if you apply the five pillars of health with the hormone balancing, you’ll see remarkable results.

The single best way to fix erectile dysfunction in 30 days is to make sure you get those hormones in balance.

 

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Top 3 Causes of thinning hair and what to do about it

Top 3 Causes of Thinning Hair and What to Do About It

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Thinning hair and hair loss are big deals. They can affect not only how you look in the mirror every day, but they can affect how you feel. They can rob you of your confidence and change your relationships. Now, if you’re struggling with thinning hair and hair loss, we’ll reveal three top contributing tips to help you reverse hair loss and get thicker, fuller hair.

Hair loss, or thinning hair, is medically-termed “alopecia”. It occurs in both males and females, although the rate is higher in males. The three tips we’re about to give you helps improve your body and health systematically, which in turns helps with hair loss issues.

The Top Three Causes Of Thinning Hair

1. Hormone Imbalance

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First up: hormone imbalance. Specifically, an enzyme called 5-alpha reductase, which changes testosterone into a much more powerful form of testosterone, dihydrotestosterone (DHT). The problem with elevated levels of DHT or 5-alpha reductase, is that DHT causes hair follicle atrophy. It causes hair thinning and contributes to hair loss.

2. Nutrient deficiencies

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The second cause of thinning hair is nutrient deficiencies. Some of the most common nutrient deficiencies that contribute to hair loss are iron, essential fatty acids, biotin, folic acid, vitamins B6 and 12, vitamin A, and zinc.

Fact: The average person has somewhere between 100,000 to 350,000 hair follicles.

3. Inflammation

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Last but not least, inflammation is another cause of thinning hair. Specifically, something called “reactive oxygenated species”. These oxidative compounds (which can occur naturally in the body) attack hair follicles, causing hair thinning and hair loss.

How to Reduce Hair Thinning and Hair Loss?

Now that you know the top three causes of hair thinning, here’s what you can do about it:

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  1. Make sure that your hormones are balanced and that you’re not overproducing dihydrotestosterone by an over-activated 5-alpha reductase. There are supplements that you can take to improve that.
  2. Correct any of nutrient deficiencies that you may have. Make sure that your diet is rich in vitamins and minerals, or take a high-quality supplement which includes more iron, essential fatty acids, biotin, folic acid, B6, B12, vitamin A, and zinc.
  3. Control inflammation. Eat a diet that’s rich in color, fruits and vegetables, and essential fatty acids.

Using this three-step approach can have incredible effects on your hair, how you look, how you feel, and your confidence.

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The #1 Master Tip to Help with Weight Loss

The #1 Master Tip to Help with Weight Loss

 

Want to know the number one tip to help with weight loss? It’s actually really quite simple – eat breakfast.

Master Tip to Help with Weight Loss

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Multiple studies across the world have shown that eating breakfast, particularly a breakfast high in protein and fat that provides calories in the morning hours, can help with substantial long-term weight loss. Conversely, people who skip breakfast have been shown to be more likely to gain weight over time. And the reason for this is quite simple: If you skip breakfast, you’re more likely to eat more later in the day. You’re also more likely to have a larger dinner, which is directly associated with weight gain.

Eating calories at breakfast might seem counter-intuitive to weight loss, but studies have shown this to be effective. When you eat breakfast, it affects the hormones ghrelin and adiponectin that help you lose weight.

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So, the number one master tip to help with weight loss is: Don’t skip breakfast. Eat breakfast every morning, and in fact, let breakfast be the largest meal of your day. You can have light lunches, and then make dinner your smallest meal of the day.

 

 

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The Single Best Way To Reverse A Fatty Liver, Period

The Single Best Way To Reverse A Fatty Liver, Period

Let’s talk about a silent killer that affects millions of people in the world — non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, or fatty liver disease. Find out the number one tip on how to stop it, if not reverse it.

About your liver

doctor in lab coat with a graphic of a human liver floating above his palmThe brain might be the “General” of our bodies, but the liver is certainly the “Captain”. It has so much importance to your health. On average, an adult liver is approximately 3.5 pounds and has over 500 functions in the body. It affects your immune system, digestive system, and detoxes everything that comes into the body either through the mouth, skin, or nose. It also affects your brain directly.

 

An incredible thing about your liver is that it is regenerative. You can take 90% of your liver out and over time, it can regenerate.

What is fatty liver disease?

human liver next to a vial of blood and a notepad page with alcohol and molecular structure of ethanol written in markerThere can be many causes of liver disease, such as viruses or alcohol use. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is characterized by fatty infiltration of hepatocytes (or liver cells) in a person who consumes less than 25-30 grams of alcohol per day. It is a process where healthy liver cells are replaced with fat due to inflammation and bad habits. The danger with fatty liver disease in a moderate drinker or a non-drinker is that it’s mostly silent. Symptoms only appear in the later stages. You may notice bloating, the whites of the eyes becoming yellowish, or itching in your palms and feet.

graphic of an obese man with fatty liver and a zoomed in image of fatty liver cellsIt’s estimated that about 25% of patients have fatty liver disease, and they don’t even know it. If you’re overweight, your risk shoots up to 75%. You’re may be thinking, “Oh, I’m slightly overweight. I have a little pot belly, but everything is fine.” The problem is that fatty liver disease turns fibrotic and cirrhotic over time. It can progress to liver failure and kill you. The scary thing is most people don’t even know that it’s going on in their bodies. There are known risk factors of fat liver disease: obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol, high triglycerides, mitochondrial dysfunction, oxidative stress, metabolic syndrome, high blood pressure, and many medications. Common (purportedly safe) medications can cause this kind of fatty liver damage.

Fatty liver disease cannot be solved with medication

different omega 3 fatty acid food sources laid out on a round wooden baseThere’s no medication to solve fatty liver. It’s all down to lifestyle. It’s about changing your lifestyle choices and habits so that your liver can repair itself over time. Things like weight loss, avoiding food allergies, avoiding refined grans, trans fatty acids, brominated vegetable oil, can be helpful and protective against fatty liver. We also know that adding things like Vitamin E, Vitamin C, L-carnitine, MIC, lipotropics, betaine, magnesium, zinc, lysine, taurine, omega-3 fatty acids, bitter vegetables, and cruciferous vegetables can help protect you against this disease.

The liver is the only organ that can regenerate in the capacity that it can. But it takes a long time, and you’ll have to be patient. You have to moderate your life so that the liver can regenerate. It takes months, if not years, depending on the advanced state of fatty liver disease.

Top tip to stop and reverse fatty liver disease

the word "avoid" spelt out in sugar scattered on a blue tableThe research shows that the sugars, sucrose, and fructose, can aggressively advance fatty liver disease. So, avoid sucrose and fructose as much as you can. One study showed that individuals that eat more sucrose and fructose had a 115% higher rate of developing fatty liver disease. Avoid fast foods because they are laden with sucrose and fructose, and always read food labels.

 

a father, mother, and child preparing a fresh salad in the kitchenRemember the documentary “Super Size Me” by Morgan Spurlock? He basically ate nothing but fast food for 30 days. That contains enormous amounts of sucrose and fructose. He had higher liver enzymes, ALT, AST, and his fatty liver disease progressed substantially. Multiple studies have shown that if you reduce your intake of sucrose and fructose, your liver has a better ability to repair itself. This is assuming that you’re doing your best with avoiding medications, abstaining from alcohol, and implementing positive lifestyle strategies. But the number one tip is try to limit sucrose and fructose. Cook at home more and enjoy meals with your family because you will have substantially lower levels of sucrose and fructose.

zenith detox supplements by zenith labsWe’ve also created a supplement called Zenith Detox that helps the liver detoxify. It helps to repair and rejuvenate the liver. Check that out for sure.

 

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