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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    What is the treatment for fatty liver disease?

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    Lyn Craven

    Bowen Therapist, Naturopath, Nutritionist, Western Herbal Medicine Practitioner

    I specialise in gastrointestinal health problems, (leaky gut syndrome, allergies, bloating, candida, IBS, constipation, dysbiosis, reflux), women's health, back/neck pain, RSI, carpel tunnel syndrome, rotating/tilting … View Profile

    Fatty liver can occur in people who do not drink alcohol or eat high fat foods. I have treated this disorder with herbal and homoeopathic remedies.  Also specific amino acids that are formulated to assist the liver and gall bladder to function more efficiently.  Diet needs to be assessed and changed to help the liver cleanse and rejuvinate.  It is not neccesary to fast.  I have had good results with people who have been consistent and they have not fasted.  General blood tests for the liver do not tell you how your liver is coping at this present time - I often refer people to have a Live blood analysis which gives a clearer view of liver function.  Here is a link on the topic to find out more.

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    Chris Fonda

    Dietitian, Nutritionist, Sports Dietitian

    As an Accredited Sports Dietitian, APD and athlete (springboard diver), Chris has both professional and personal experience in sport at the sub-elite and elite level.Chris … View Profile

    There are two types of fatty liver, one type is related to excessive alcohol consumption and the other type is not and is related to the metabolic syndrome. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is potentially reversible and is characterised by an alcohol consumption of less than 20g per day.

    In terms of nutritional management of NAFLD it is recommended that:

    • If BMI is >25 or waist circumference 102cm for men and >88cm for women, weight loss is desired
    • controlling blood sugar levels
    • Achieving a healthy balanced diet
    • Abstinence from alcohol
    • Avoidance of fad/crash diets
    • Exercise

    For individualised advice and practical tips on how to treat fatty liver disease through dietary changes consult an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) who has special interest in or works with patients who suffer from liver diease.

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