Chase fat out of your liver -- without Big Pharma!
It's the biggest disease no one's heard of... yet.
But that's about to change in a major way.
One in four adults have some degree of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and a number like that can't stay under the radar for long.
Right now, Big Pharma is cooking up new drugs aimed at this potentially lucrative market, with a slew of meds in the pipeline of what's expected to become a $35 billion industry in the very near future.
For now, those meds are aimed at the most severe form of the disease. But since they work to pump fat out of the liver, you can bet the next phase will be to give them to EVERYONE with ANY degree of fatty liver.
If you're among the estimated 60 million Americans with fatty liver disease, you can't wait for them to get their act together... and you certainly don't want to face whatever risks and side effects come along for the ride.
You need help NOW, because that excess fat in the liver can cause scars to form, a.k.a. fibrosis. Those scarred parts become damaged and can't function right -- and when you have too may of those dangerous scars, you have cirrhosis.
Fatty liver can also cause inflammation and even liver cancer.
But what makes this condition so dangerous is that there's no warning sign at all early on.
You could have fat accumulating inside your liver right now and not even know it -- and by the time it's advanced enough to get your doctor's attention, you just might be part of that up-and-coming $35 billion market I mentioned earlier.
But here's your chance to head Big Pharma off at the pass. You can protect your liver and push out that fat even if it's already building up in there.
And you can do it starting today... without a single drug... in three simple steps:
1) Eat more protein: In a study released last year, folks who boosted their protein intake by 30 percent saw their levels of fat in the liver drop by 30 percent. Just be sure to stick to lean proteins; fatty proteins and protein from unhealthy meals will hurt, not help.
2) Go organic: Long-term exposure to glyphosate, a dangerous chemical weed killer used on genetically-modified crops, can cause fatty liver disease, according to a rodent study. Since organics legally can't be genetically modified, they will be free of this and other poisons.
3) Eat more broccoli: This humble veggie can reduce the amounts of fat pulled into the liver, according to a study on mice. That, in turn, stops it from accumulating, and can stop the disease from forming.
Of course, none of these steps will matter much if you're eating a lot of junk food -- so make sure they're part of an overall healthy lifestyle. I recommend a Mediterranean diet.
If you have or are at risk for fatty liver, I can create a natural plan customized to your needs. Make an appointment to see me here at the Stengler Center for Integrative Medicine.
Not in the San Diego area? I'm also available for advice by phone. Call 855-DOC-MARK to schedule a consultation.