By Kennedy Shelley
Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) affects over four billion people on the planet, and until now there was really no treatment option that was proven to work.
And it doesn’t just affect obese or fat people. You can be TOFI (Thin Outside, Fat Inside).
You can have a great deal of fat inside your abdomen and have all the health problems associated with obesity even though the weight chart says you are healthy.
There is no drug that will cure this problem.
And NAFLD is a serious problem. Once you have it, your risks of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, stroke and kidney problems go up astronomically.
According to the Center for Disease Control, 30% of Americans are prediabetic, and 90% of them don’t know it.
And this may be a low number, UCLA just released a study showing that 55% of Californians have prediabetes. And it starts with NAFLD.
You may not have heard of this problem because there isn’t a drug that cures it. Just like many of you have never heard of restless leg syndrome until someone created a drug to treat it.
A team at the University of Alabama Medical School found 23 adolescents (9-17) with NAFLD and put half on a low-fat diet and the other on a carb-restricted diet.
Neither group drank drinks with sugar, neither ate processed food.
The amount of fat in their liver was measured using an MRI, which is considered the “gold standard” for looking inside the body.
They didn’t restrict the calories the kids ate, and the families were provided with the groceries they needed to start the study.
After just two months the group eating fewer carbohydrates had significantly less fat in their liver. Not only that, but they lost fat everywhere.
There was absolutely no change in the low-fat diet.
This is a major breakthrough in research and vindication of what the low-carb/Keto community has been saying for years, if you want to end type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance and all the problems associated with metabolic syndrome, then cut out the added carbs and sugar.
If you don’t know much about metabolic syndrome and the problems associated with it, see this article in Freedom Health News.
This is great news because America will spend $350 BILLION on type 2 diabetes this year, and yet there has not been a proven way to stop the very first sign that it is starting, which is the liver is getting clogged with fat from too much insulin.
Insulin is primarily a fat-storage hormone. When you eat carbs and sugar your blood glucose level rises, which causes your pancreas to dump insulin into your blood to lower your blood sugar.
Protein will cause a modest increase in insulin, and fat doesn’t increase it at all.
The result? Low carb diets end type 2 diabetes. See this article in Freedom Health News.
And now we found that we can reverse fatty liver by simply lowering the carbs and increasing fat from meat.
That will give you all the energy you need, keep you full and your metabolic system healthy.
For the last 30 years, we have been seeing the cases of childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes skyrocket but there has been a theory that meat fat causes heart disease.
This thinking is slowly starting to change.
More and more serious researchers are realizing the real problem is inflammation caused by insulin and dietary fat doesn’t cause heart disease, so expect more research like this to be coming out in the next few years.
Until then, consider going low carb.