October 14

Fatty Liver: What Is It? Do You Have It? How To Fix It. | NAFLD

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Did you know your liver can get fat? In fact, it's a common problem for those who carry a lot of belly fat, drink a lot of soda, and eat a poor diet.

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is defined as the accumulation of fat in the liver that is not caused by drinking alcohol. It is considered the most common liver disease in western societies and is closely linked to insulin resistance, which is a common barrier to weight loss.

In this video, you'll learn
*How a fatty liver forms
*How to tell if you have a fatty liver
*What it means to your ability to lose weight
*How to reverse it before it's too late

Since your liver is involved in the metabolism of the foods you eat, you want your liver to be healthy and responsive. I share diet, exercise, and supplement tips for better liver function.

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Disclaimer: Dr. Becky Gillaspy, DC received her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1991. Her use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to herself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Gillaspy was a licensed chiropractor in Pennsylvania, but she no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, and prescription or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Gillaspy and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Dr Becky Fitness LLC and Dr. Rebecca Gillaspy, D.C. are not liable or responsible for any advice, course of treatment, diagnosis or any conclusions drawn, services or product you obtain through this video or site.


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  • Thank you, Dr. Becky. One trait of a good teacher is the ability to take a complex topic and make it easily understood. You always do this for me, and I appreciate your videos very much. Thanks again!

  • Thank you for the concise information. It really makes me feel like I am on the right track and can reverse fatty liver. How long would you recommend to recheck your liver enzymes after you start this healthier lifestyle? Thank you.

  • Thank you so much for this breakdown.. I have had fatty liver for years my Dr would ask me if I drunk.. my answer no. Just goes to show you how little some Drs know. My father also had a fatty or enlarged liver, he lived till 88..
    I believe our bodies have remarkable recuperation ability the most High built us well… it’s up to us to boost our bodies with correct nutrition.. thanks again I’ll look up your free book. Bless you Dr ❣

  • Thank you so much! This was very helpful. I’ve listened to many doctors on YT regarding fatty liver and you give such a simple explanation/solution to getting this condition under control. Well done! 👍

  • Thank you, Dr. Becky this was more information than I ever received from my primary doctor! Not one doctor explained anything about fatty liver disease, like what causes it and what foods to stay away from or what can be done? Great information and advice. Thank you again for getting this important message out.

  • Good grief. I can’t believe how much I am learning through these YouTube videos! If my doctor(s) don’t know or want to tell me and others how to eliminate their fatty liver, they should just direct everyone to YouTube videos like these! Thank you!

    • @Dean Berry OMG! HOW HORRIBLE BUT I KNOW HOW U FEEL MY THE DR TOLD MY YOUNGEST SISTER SHE HAD BRONCHITIS WHEN MEDICATION DID NOTHING SHE WENT TO ANOTHER DR. WHO DIAGNOSED CANCER IN THE 4TH THRID MY ENTIRE FAMILY WAS CRUSH SHE DIED AFTER 5 MONTHS!! WE R STILL REELING FROM THIS SITUATION. IF U HAVE ANY ISSUES U ND TO CHECK AND CHECK AGAIN WITH OTHER DRS.

    • Normally I’d be careful about saying get your info from YouTube but in this case with Dr. Becky she really sounds like she knows her stuff and I think I did lose some Belly Fat when I was following her advice in the past.

  • Yesterday I went to see the diabetic nurse after my last blood test results, and omg she said my blood results after starting Keto were fantastic that she has taken me off my medication for diabetes,so I’m now in remission,I’m so happy, thanks to the four people I followed on YouTube, Becky, Dr Berg,Butter Bob and Keto Christina. Thankyou for all the fantastic support, you are all inspirational….

    • Dee B use whole fat sour cream instead of mayo, as all store brand mayo (even the olive oil ones) are basically canola oil… as are ALL salad dressings. Hard boiled egg yolk, some sour cream, dash of healthy mustard, fresh cracked pepper, sea salt, and dust each egg with paprika, and garnish with parsley (and eat said highly nutrious cruciferous bitter garnish).

      Or, make your own mayo from scratch. It’s a pain, but you’ll never go back.

      Good luck!

    • @Dr. Becky Gillaspy
      great news indicates it is not general solution for anybody. every one can not get the same results. am I wrong?

    • @Dee B Use avocado mayonnaise (make certain the mayonnaise does not contain soybean or other inferior oils), mustard, and pepper and salt to mix with the egg yolks.

  • Thank you Dr Becky! Very informative and articulate. By the way I had an ultrasound and blood tests which showed early stages of NAFLD. One specialist said if it advances to liver cancer we can give you some medication. Got a 2nd opinion from another specialist and he said there’s nothing wrong with you. Both never talked about diet and reversing the issue. I’m sick & tired of these so called specialists and I certainly won’t be going back to either of them.

    • It’s because allopathic doctors receive little to no nutritional training in school, and don’t bother to learn holistic nutrition their own.

  • Very useful information. One question I have when reading about treating fatty liver, are the same steps recommended to improve NAFLD useful in FLD caused by alcohol consumption? I understand that abstaining from alcohol has a significant and comparatively quick effect on reducing fatty liver. However, there must be a significant part of the population who eat poorly and drink alcohol too. I wonder how the two causes of fatty liver interrelate in terms of treatment?

    Also just a small grammatical observation on some comments – it is “lose weight/fat/fructose/etc.” not “loose.”

  • This was very informative. I am a skinny-fat male, struggling with belly fat that is just always… there. I had a blood test done prior to starting a 30-day carnivore diet last September and my doctor informed me that I had fatty-liver…. probably caused by 30 years of eating wheats, breads, grains, glutens, sugars, high fructose corn syrup, and other processed crap. After my experiment, I did post blood work and the results were drastically better. My doctor was amazed and even said she had never seen such positive lab work results with any of her male patients my age. I am still working to reduce the fatty liver, day by day. I’m doing 16 hours fasts, with two meals, and also drinking apple cider vinegar. It works. Thanks for this video.

  • Thank you for helping me understand fatty liver! My mother was diagnosed with Cirrhosis of the liver about 6 years ago. None of us understood how this happened and what caused it. The disease took her life about 3 years ago. This is the very first time I have understood what the symptoms are and what lead to the cause. We had great doctors and great medical help for the last years of her life. Unfortunately, we saw the suffering effects of this disease. You described her diet, weight issues and stress exactly. I am so glad I found your knowledge, education and help with my own healthy eating life. I am passing your info on to all! Blessings.

  • Excellent video Dr. Becky. Thank you for the information about supplements. I started adding 1 tea spoon of cinnamon and 1 tbsp of organic fenugreek spice into my 3 tbsp grind coffee filter when brewing. One liter of this beverage helps me to stay hydrated and energized during my morning fasting period. I see positive results in lowering my higher fasting sugars (insulin resistance problem) and repairing NAFL. I changed my diet to no sugar, low starch veggie and good fat diet combined with daily exercise.

  • I’m also watching and slowly reducing oxalates since I was having high oxalate symptoms so don’t drink tea (coffee is okay in moderate amounts). Some of these symptoms include dry, scratchy eyes with a crystalline discharge after sleep, vulvodynia, cramping in feet and calves at night, generalized body pain and inflammation, arthritis, brain fog, foul smelling and/or cloudy urine. Osteoporosis and kidney stones are also two big symptoms. Study up, you’ll feel better without excessive oxalates! Many lectures on YouTube are available.

  • I take roasted dandelion tea, ACV, milk thistle, and tudca everyday. Low carb too. Breads & potatoes were my weakness. I’m thrilled to see my eyes returning to a bright clear white again. Next ultrasound I expect a clear liver report! Thank you Dr Becky, love your videos ♡

  • I was just diagnosed with Non Alcohol Fatty Liver Disease last week and my husband and I had already decided to start a Keto diet for weight loss and to lower inflammation. I am also going to fast through breakfast. Thank you for this helpful information! Glad I found your channel!

  • Two words: intermittent fasting. I fast for a minimum of 17 hrs everyday and eat 2 meals (1 large and 1 small) in the remaining 6-7 hrs of the day…and no snacking. This has definitely improved my liver health and a bunch of other things, including blood pressure, weight management, sleep, regularity, energy levels, etc. Routine fasting is by far the best thing I’ve ever done for my health. In addition to eating better foods, people should try fasting!

    • @ShesThe1yup Hunger pangs stopped early on, after just a couple weeks. That’s the easy part. The harder part is breaking the HABIT of eating just out of boredom, when you’re not even hungry. Even when I did get hunger pangs early on, they always passed within a 10 minutes. You can always drink some water, green tea, black coffee, etc to quell your hunger as well. If you have any will power at all, it’s really not that difficult. You just have to push thru the first few weeks, until you see some results and then that will motivate you to continue.

  • July 2020, a CT scan showed I had a severe fatty liver. After a year on keto, a CT scan in July of 2021 showed the fatty liver was gone. It was likely gone well before a year but that was when I had a CT scan scheduled that confirmed it was gone and there’s nothing like having that kind of confirmation.

  • I certainly do appreciate your videos very much! I feel like I got fatty liver definitely not from eating too much carbs and soda… I think I got it from a less than perfect diet but mostly from high cortisol, a high stress life being a low income single mom…

    Just wondering if from your knowledge, this can also be a contributing factor or cause of N AFL D?

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