Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

| July 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

NAFLD is the acronym for “nonalcoholic fatty liver disease”. Under the microscope and on blood work, it looks exactly the same as the type of liver disease seen in alcoholics. It looks exactly the same because it is exactly the same. The only difference is the source of the alcohol.

As thyroid and hydrochloric acid levels decline, Candida yeast starts to overgrow, more or less, depending on the level of grains/sugar in your diet. Candida is normally in the colon and exists as single celled sessile (not mobile) organisms. The perfect storm of low thyroid, low hydrochloric acid and excess blood sugar allows what’s called “pleomorphism”–a change from one life form to another. The Candida cells coalesce into a mobile form called “hyphae”. This fungal mass can then travel to other parts of the body.

There is a direct pathway from the colon to the liver called the portal vein. This gives the yeast direct access to the liver. Once in the liver, the yeast will ferment carbohydrates normally stored in the liver. This is the same fermentation process used to make beer, wine and whiskey. Alcohol is created and progressive damage is done that will eventually lead to cirrhosis or liver cancer.

The stage before cirrhosis or cancer is NASH–nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (steato=fatty. Hepa=liver. Itis=inflammation). The inflammation is the immune system response to the Candida overgrowth. Cytokines produced by the immune cells also damage the liver. NAFLD and NASH are reversible with diet changes and supplementing thyroid and hydrochloric acid.

How do you know if you have NAFLD? Have your liver enzymes, AST and ALT, checked. These go up gradually as damage is done by alcohol. Above 25 means significant liver damage is happening. This condition is more common in Hispanics and often accompanies diabetes. It is the leading cause of liver transplants in the U. S.

“So, in the last year I’ve been able to reduce my AST from 31 to 20 and ALT from 54 to 19. And my vitamin D up from 65 to 114! ┬áSo exciting! I’ve still got a few numbers that are higher than they need to be but working on overall health so I know they will get to where they need to be”.

 

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