The most common disease that affects 90 million Americans is fatty liver. Fatty Liver can begin with obesity at an early age. (1) It’s caused by 300 pounds of sugar and flour a year in our diets. The results are inflammation, belly fat, weight gain and high triglycerides. Eliminating toxic substances from our life is pertinent for achieving True Wellness. Once imbalances are found and corrected the body is better equipped to regain health.
1-Take a good long look at HFCS/corn syrup/corn sugar. There is nothing natural about it. HFCS can increase triglycerides in liver. HFCS puts people at risk for metabolic syndrome. HFCS can increased blood pressure and elevated insulin levels – (According to the Mayo Clinic.) High Fructose Corn Syrup can literally travel thousands of miles and sit on the shelf of your local convenience store for many years, and never go bad. Yuk!
“Sugar in any form or refined carbohydrates drives the good cholesterol down, cause triglycerides to go up, creates small damaging cholesterol particles, and causes metabolic syndrome or pre-diabetes. That is the true cause of most heart attacks”. (Quote by Dr. Mark Hyman)
2-There is a study of Blood Triglycerides increased among people who take Synthroid. The study analyzes: the time on Synthroid when people have Blood triglycerides increased, gender and age of these people, the severity of Blood triglycerides increased. (2) There is a link between high stress levels and high triglycerides. With stress the digestive system slows or stops completely as fats and sugars are released from their stores in the body, giving rise to gut inflammation, an acid pH, cholesterol levels & skin allergies.
3-There may be a health risk in eating “farmed salmon” and having high triglycerides. Know the origin of your fish supplier. PCBs have been shown to cause cancer in animals. Farmed salmon may be contaminated with dangerous levels of PCBs. (3)
4-Certain fish species are known to have higher mercury concentrations than others, sometimes due to polluted waters. Swordfish is never recommended because of mercury content.
5- NSAID’s can cause imbalances in the liver and colon. Diclofenac, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug uses its excretion into the bile as an opportunity to cause intestinal damage. (4)
What you can do?
Broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, ginger and turmeric are used to promote healthy detoxification in the liver.
- Ditch your carbonated sodas and choose pure water.
- Avoid refined sugars and all bottled juices. Purchase a juicer and make your own.
- Avoid gluten product that are causing high blood sugar. Avoid all white and wheat grains. GMO corn products are never recommended as a substitute. Ditch the gluten free processed foods that may be chock full of chemicals and GMO’s.
- Avoid over consumption of Alcohol
- Quit Smoking
- Avoid toxic vegetable oils and trans- fats in chips, cakes, cookies, popcorn, fried foods and more.
- If you haven’t done so already-Begin a daily Exercise Routine.
- Find Healthy Ways to work through stress with your health coach.
Blood sugar effects every system in the body. In order to function optimally, our brains and endocrine system need to have blood sugar balance. Because we have an overabundance of low quality foods (anti-nutrients) in our diet today, we have many imbalances. If you have signs of non-alcoholic fatty liver, obesity, insulin resistance or type 2 diabetes, it is important to seek support from a health coach. When we balance blood sugar -together we balance brain health, metabolic health, heart health along with balanced insulin and cholesterol levels. A well-functioning liver supports our health in many different ways.