Fatty liver - and now?
Do you only get a fatty liver through excessive alcohol consumption or medication?
Not at all! It is now known that for most of those affected, it is not alcohol or medication that is the cause, but rather too much eating and excessive carbohydrate intake.
Non-alcoholic fatty liver (NAFLD) is one of the most common chronic liver diseases. Every third adult in Germany suffers from NAFLD. Up to 70% of those who are very overweight and even 15% of those of normal weight are affected. Among the type 2 diabetics, it is 70 to 90 percent.
The risk factors for fatty liver disease are common:
- Too much eating
- Malnutrition with too many carbohydrates
- High blood sugar and insulin resistance
- Lack of exercise
- High blood pressure
Consequences of fatty liver disease:
- Heart and vascular diseases
- Elevated blood cholesterol levels
- Diabetes mellitus
- Kidney and bone diseases
- Cirrhosis of the liver
Unfortunately, there are currently no drugs that decrease the excess fat in the liver.
But there is good news:
You can regain control of the problem through your diet alone. Liver fasting according to Prof. Dr. Nicolai Worm is a great help here.
The program liver fasting according to Dr. Worm® with short-term, severe restriction of energy supply has proven to be a simple and extremely effective measure to decrease the excess fat from the liver and other organs and to achieve a normalization of the metabolism.
The nutritionists Prof. Dr. Nicolai Worm and Dr. med. Hardy Walle have jointly developed the scientifically based concept for breaking down fatty liver.
How does the program liver fasting according to Dr. Worm® work?
The concept is based on a two-week fast with 3 meals a day. During this time, the participants eat primarily Hepafast® and 2 servings of vegetables per day. Hepafast® is a protein powder with oat fiber, vitamins and trace elements. On the basis of this low-calorie diet, the body's own fat reserves are mobilized. Liver-active ingredients such as beta-glucan from oat bran support reducing the fat content of the liver and maintain normal cholesterol levels. Omega-3 fatty acids lower a chronically elevated insulin level and counteract inflammatory processes. In addition, L-carnitine improves mitochondrial function. Choline contributes to the maintenance of normal liver function and a normal homocysteine and lipid metabolism.
Hepafast® is a dietary food for special nutrition in the case of fatty liver disease and lipid metabolism disorders as part of a medically prescribed diet plan. After the 14-day fasting phase, medical follow-up in my practice is recommended to stabilize the effects achieved.