What is Fatty Liver Disease?
Did you know 70 to 90 million Americans have fatty liver disease? Most people have no idea they have it. In fact, you probably haven’t even heard of it. If you’re following the Fast Metabolism Diet, a lot of this will sound very familiar.
Fatty liver is exactly what it sounds like: Fat collects around your liver causing all kinds of problems. You’ve probably heard of foie gras — that’s French for “fatty liver.” It’s made by force-feeding ducks and geese large amounts of corn, which converts to sugar in their bodies, and quickly adds fat to the birds’ livers. Shortly thereafter, you can order that foie gras in a restaurant.
The process is not that different for humans: too much sugar — and things that turn to sugar in the body, like corn and refined flours — fatten up your liver just like they do to that poor duck’s liver.
And once you’ve got a fatty liver, it increases the likelihood for all sorts of other problems, including:
- Cholesterol problems
- High blood pressure
- Insulin resistance
Watch this video to learn how my 10-Day Fast Metabolism Cleanse can help nurture and support healthy liver detoxification that can help your body break down fat-soluble toxins and secrete poisons from your body.