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Can Lemon Juice help a Fatty Liver?

Lemon juice has various benefits for your liver, mainly because it helps digesting the food you eat. The lemon juice has certain components that stimulate your digestive juices to process your food a better way.

Further more, lemon juice can help to prevent entrance of undigested food into the bloodstream.

The filtering of the undigested food is actually the job of the liver already, and is responsible to prevent undigested food particles to enter to your bloodstream. By doing it, the undigested food is treated as contaminates.

Liver lemon juice can relieve the liver with its workload, and for fatty liver disease patients, this means that the liver can work more effectively to process the food you eat, especially fat.

Rich in Vitamin C

Additionally, lemon juice is rich of Vitamin C, which is an excellent antioxidant. As an antioxidant, it can cleanse your blood from various toxins.

Another benefit of a lemon juice is that it can also help removing gallstones from the bladder. Every time you mix a lemon juice with Epsom salts and olive oil, the bile produced by the liver is not used anymore. The pileup of the bile will pressure the gallstones outside of your bladder.

I’ve posted some recommendations on our Facebook Page on how to drink lemon juice. I recommend you reading it:

Green Tea extract may prevent Fatty Liver

A new research done in the University of Connecticut, investigated the benefits of green tea and its influence on fatty liver disease (steatosis). The researchers found that green tea might stop fat build-up around the liver.

This green tea study has been done on mice, and if the results could be translated to humans, the conclusion would be that green tea might become a very beneficial to prevent a fatty liver.

The research took six straight weeks, and included 3 groups of mice. The first group didn’t receive any green tea extract; the second group fed with one percent of green tea extract, and the third one with two percent.

The study clearly shows the benefits of Green Tea

At the end of the research the two groups of mice who have been fed with green tea extract diet, had a decrease of 23-25 percent of their body weight. However, the mice who didn’t receive the supplement had only 11-20 percent decrease in their weight.

The research also included testing the level of Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT) and Aspartate Aminotransferase (AST) enzymes in their bloodstream. The results have shown a decrease of the enzyme levels by 30-41 percent in the mice who fed with green tea extract, against 22-33 percent in the mice who didn’t feed with it.

Green tea is also known for its contribution for weight loss, which is crucial to prevent and cure a fatty liver disease.

Can Taurine treat Fatty Liver?

A recent research done by scientists from the University of London’s School of Pharmacy, claim that Taurine could undo the liver damage done by alcoholism.

What is Taurine?

Taurine is a core ingredient in the bile and helps digesting fats and absorb vitamins that are capable of  fat dissolvent. It is an essential acid that our body manufactures naturally.

It is usually sold as a dietary supplement in a form of capsules and can be purchased online or from your local pharmacy.

About the research

The researchers gave rats excessive amounts of alcohol, and for some of them a small amount of Taurine for one single month.

They found that it prevented fat build-up around the liver, and more unexpectedly, Taurine reversed the liver damaged caused by alcohol.

Additional research done by scientists in Ireland, found that Taurine has similar effect in children with fatty liver disease due to obesity (Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver or NAFLD).

It’s worth looking at if you’re looking for natural ways to help with fatty liver treatment.

In addition, if you’re serious about natural treatment for fatty liver, I highly recommend the fatty liver diet guide written by Dorothy Spencer BSN, RN It helped a lot of my patients.

Fatty Liver Treatment

Fatty liver is unique disease, as there are no conventional medications as other common diseases have. It’s develops due to bad eating habits, being overweight, and lack of physical activity.

Can Fatty Liver be Reversed?

For the treatment to be effective, we need to tackle two main factors. One  is a proper fatty liver diet plan to lose weight and change bad eating habits, and two (2) a physical activities and/or exercises to burn the fat in your body. If you do these two and do them properly, you have a real chance on reversing fatty liver.

Look at the following illustration. This is how you turn a “Fatty Liver” into a “Healthy Liver”.

How to treat a fatty liverWeight Loss

Being overweight is the #1 cause of having a fatty liver. There is no way around it – you must lose weight to treat the disease. And as mentioned above, it must include both changing your eating habits and by starting to do some physical activities.

But be careful – too much weight loss at an exaggerated rate might cause a side effect and can even make it worse. Take it all nice and slow, and you’ll be safe.

Get Physical

Whether its walking down the park, jogging, running, swimming, or any other type of activity that involves physical movement of your body, start doing it! Exercise will increase your metabolism, and thus will replace your body fat with muscles. Three times per week would do wonders.

Changing Your Eating Habits

Avoid foods with high levels of fat, cholesterol and sugar; in addition, try to avoid carbonated drinks. These foods are the main reason for fat build-up around the liver. Instead, start eating healthy food that has a high amount of dietary fiber and other beneficial nutrition. Learn more about the recommended foods for fatty liver.

Get a Personal Guide

If you are serious on treating fatty liver, you need all the help you can get. Instead of drugs we only got all you need is your attention and dedication. If you need a something to guide you through the treatment process, I highly recommend the fatty liver diet guide written by Dorothy Spencer BSN, RN. It is specifically designed to reverse a fatty liver. Click here to read more.