How to Reverse a Fatty Liver

How to Reverse a Fatty Liver

– Hey it’s me again. First thing I want to
tell you is I don’t drink and I don’t recommend drinking alcohol, alright so in this video we’re going to talk about the liver, specifically how to reverse a fatty liver. Couple facts about the liver. The liver is about
three and a half pounds, it’s huge it’s on the
right side of your body. It goes all the way up here
and it’s right through here. Okay, it has over 500 functions. It does everything from immune control, digestion, detoxification of chemicals, building up of proteins,
it does so many things. It’s an amazing, miraculous organ. It has 50,000 to 100,000
small little units of cells that help do the work. You really could be
functioning pretty good in your body and have 90% of your liver destroyed or dysfunctional. So a lot of times the
liver will not show up until greater than 90% of it’s destroyed. So you can’t always go how
you feel with the liver. But some of the symptoms
with a real bad liver issue is you get bloating,
you have right shoulder pain through here, the whites
of your eyes turn yellow, there’s a lot of skin
issues, itching of the bottom of the feet and the palms of the hand, basketball belly like
you’re protruding belly. But you can really predict the health of the liver by the
person’s lifestyle habits. So there’s several stages
of liver damage that occur. The first one is from inflammation. Inflammation where it
could come from a virus but it also could come
from bad eating or alcohol. So every time you drink
it creates a trauma, kind of a whiplash because you’re killing liver cells when you’re doing that. Every time you take Tylenol or medication you kill liver cells. So it has a lot of damage. Even some of the medications like Lipitor, for example, will
severely stress the liver and increase the liver enzymes by 500%. So one of the big side effects. The medication is supposed
to lower your cholesterol which basically has
everything to do with liver, ends up destroying your liver. It’s kind of insane. So you have an inflammatory condition. Then you have fatty deposits
that lodge into the liver, so over time the liver
can be replaced with fat. Many people with bellies out
to here have a fatty liver. If they just had an ultrasound they would be able to identify that. But it’s very hard to detect
chronic liver problems unless you do a biopsy because it doesn’t always show up on a blood test. So over time when you have
this inflammatory state of continuing damage on the
liver because of bad habits, you develop scar tissue and that leads into something called cirrhosis. Cirrhosis is the liver that is filling up with fibrous tissue that’s
making it dysfunctional and you lose the function of the liver. But again you can get away
with only a small portion of liver working before you even notice a lot of the symptoms so just because you are feeling it doesn’t mean anything. Alright, so that’s what
happens with the liver. When the liver swells up because there’s not a lot of space it could put pressure on the heart and create a lot
of heart arrhythmia issues, a lot of skipped beats, it can
create high blood pressure, increase pulse rate, why? Because the liver is
right next to the heart and it’s going to compress on the heart. When the person sleeps on their left side if they have an enlarged liver, it will compress the
heart and make it hard to breathe and sleep at night. So liver cases tend to
sleep better on the right side of their body than the left. So that’s one thing. Secondly is the liver is
one of the only organs in the body that can
completely 100% regenerate. That’s the good news. The bad news is it takes a long time to regenerate the liver cells. It could take up to three years. But I think the worst
recommendation for people is everything in moderation
because you cannot heal the liver having a
moderate amount of junk food to the diet because again if
you’re drinking every night or every other day or even once a week it could take you one,
two, three, four days for that liver to recover and so you never really let it recover. So it’s the accumulation of
letting the liver recover and heal that helps it regenerate. So it takes a long time. I had someone do my
liver enhancement program and they lost all this
weight but they had called me up and said Dr. Berg
your liver enhancement doesn’t work because I
did it for two weeks, I lost the weight and
then the weight came back. Come to find out in
their mind they thought they were going to heal
the liver in two weeks. That was a miscalculation. They need to do it for a lot
longer until that liver heals. So that’s one thing. So what we want to do
is we want to eliminate the things that are destroying the liver. Now alcohol is probably the top thing that destroys the liver and I do not agree with so called
recommendations that you can get away with drinking every night. That does not work, it
creates damage on the liver. I don’t want to get into that, I think that’s kind of common sense but what I want to tell you is what to do to get this fat out of the liver. Number one stop the
things that are destroying the liver and add the things that will create a healthy liver. One of the most powerful
things that will do it are the bitter vegetables, the
ones that don’t taste good. The more bitter the better
like the collar greens, mustard greens, the kales, the spinaches, those are really good
for liver regeneration. The radishes are really good for the liver and you have to start consuming
those on a regular basis. So the other thing is that the liver does not do well with deep fried foods, but it does need certain oils. The types of fats that
are good for the liver are the medium chain triglycerides. Now what does that mean? Like the coconut oils. The coconut oil is one of the best things as far as the fat to
cook in and to consume to help a liver because it doesn’t seem to strain the liver at all. It takes the stress off the liver. The ones that destrain the liver are like the corn oils that you
would buy at the store or of course the hydrogenated oils. Those are really really bad. So we want a healthy liver. Butter is actually a medium
chain triglyceride too so that would be okay to consume and that takes the stress off the liver. So bitter vegetables,
the other thing that’s really good for the liver to clean out some of the toxic waste
would be apple cider vinegar and some of your water. So if you take like a teaspoon
of apple cider vinegar, put it in your water and consume that a few times a day, that is really good to strip off the fat off of that liver. So as you consume these
vegetables over time that have a lot of the B vitamins too, especially like vitamin
B2, choline, folate, all those key B vitamins that help the liver regenerate, over time the liver will get better and better
and better and better but you’re just going to have to not drink or not drink so much. One of the replacements that I like for the alcohol would be the kombucha tea. You can get it from the health food store. Kombucha tea creates a
similar effect to alcohol. You feel very relaxed and calm and again people drink to relax so
that would be one substitute and it’s really good for the liver. But the main thing is the vegetables. In this product I have it’s called the whole cruciferous food. I created a blend of the garlic, turmeric, radish, brussell sprouts,
kale, cabbage, parsley. Parsley has the most vitamin A, the most nutrition of any vegetable and number two is kale. Kale is not quite as strong as parsley but it’s easier to consume
kale in the kale shake so I recommend at least one
kale shake for your liver. But this is a good combination
of cruciferous vegetables. For those people that
cannot consume that amount of vegetables and they
need some supplement type help with the liver. So those are some tips on
reversing a fatty liver, it’s doable but you have to
take aggressive approach, you have to keep creating the liver, give it time, have patience, that’s why we call you a patient. I’m being sarcastic and so go ahead and do that and I will
see you in the next video.

Comments (100)

  1. If you do Intermittent Fasting for at least 16-18 hours each day this will prevent almost any health problem.

  2. You're not only smart and handsome…but funny too!?????

  3. Is it still possible to reverse it if I have to take those medications that destroy the liver daily?

  4. I feel lucky I choose to cut alcohol from my life age 20 now 31 n feeling glad I never drink:)

  5. I'm so happy I stumbled onto your video series on the liver. I feel like hurting after a night of heavy drinking. I now know how-to best reverse the affects and damage on my liver as wells as to shed some wieght. Thank you.

  6. Silymarin derived from the herb 'milk thistle' is clinically used in UK A&E to resolve liver inflammation, chronic liver toxicity and acute liver poising. The active component silymarin also stimulates genesis of new, healthy liver cells. There are however better herbal medicines. Try the ayurved formula 'Liv52', but the best ones are 'jigreen' by Hamdard Laboratories and also 'sharbat islah e jigar' by a small tibbia/hakeem pharma lab in Lucknow. BTW, I am a pharmacologist.

  7. What about celery juice?

  8. Having gallbladder inflammation troubles newly DXD with diabetes and high blood pressure.? I don't drink alcohol enough to worry about it..

  9. I just adore you. You’re so reassuring. My ultrasound showed scarring aka cirrhosis and enlargement of my liver. Now I understand that the fatty liver comes before the cirrhosis. I don’t drink very much to begin with but I will have to give up my fav red wine ? Thanks Dr. B as always ??

  10. I really do love this cos i just find out i have fatty liver

  11. Thank you so much for your advice Dr god bless you I'm from Ghana West Africa

  12. But I love my Tequila!!!!

  13. Will keto help with fatty liver?

  14. Why your official channel is not translated Dr. We are following you from Jordan and we love you very much.

  15. Please have a doctor show you a translation on your channel and videos in this channel

  16. Very informative!

  17. Kombucha is calcium fluoride. Fluoride is toxic and calcifies the pineal gland.

  18. Damm! You have to consider genetics.

  19. Now a days there is a beer that doesn't carry alcohol which mean 0 alcohol. So does consumption of 0 alcohol beers effect the liver?

  20. Some of the vegetables you recommend are high in oxalates which I am trying to avoid so that I don’t develop kidney stones. Which vegetables help cleanse the liver but are not high in oxalates?

  21. this is amazing to me. i have been drinking fire cider for two years and i didnt know it was healthy for my liver. i just lnew it was good for this and that. thanks

  22. I suppose Mary Jane edibles would be great, when they become legal in my state. Gotsta cope somehow in a world that has jumped on board the crazy train.

  23. Stopped drinking on 6/1/2019 I'm 44 days sober now! 26 and have been an alcoholic for around 10 years. I'm 5'5 Started off at 186 lbs & i'm now at 167 with the help of a Keto-ish diet & Intermittent Fasting. The weight loss was most likely water weight but nonetheless I've never felt better, but I've hit a wall. Hopefull to get serious again in the next few days. Let's do this!

  24. Parsley is very edible as tabouleh salad. ?

  25. Dr Berg, what diet must one follow when you have a fatty liver and your gallbladder are removed. Some drs say no fat at all no white wine either. What do you think. Please help

  26. Asians eat Bitter Melon …. great stuff. Now you can get bitter melon capsules.

  27. proud of my self 1year already i stop drinking alcohol 07/16/2018

  28. The liver the only organ in the body that can regenerate itself??

  29. I had a drinkypoo every couple of nights to make me relax because those FUCKING LITTLE ENTITLED PIECES OF FUC-

    Then I stopped when I started fasting. I just never felt the need to regulate my feelings that way anymore.

  30. I drink reishi mushroom tea called Liver Guard tea. Plus, Iforced myself to eat some of the vegetables you mentioned. I reduced my fatty liver in 3 years from 60% to 35%. It seems like a long time but it is a lifestyle now and that means I will probably stick with it. I think I would like to try the calciferous vegetable supplements as I cannot consume some of those vegetables, they make me sick. I stopped drinking and smoking in October 2010!! So grateful!

  31. Doc! I love your videos but sometimes you remind me of Stevie from East Bound and Down

  32. Stop drinking and smoking 3 years already… very glad that i stop…

  33. Thank you for the useful info on protecting your liver

  34. Isn’t kombucha tea too sugary? My dad is French so it makes it hard for me to tell him ‘a drink of wine with the meal everyday is not normal’. I don’t drink at all. I used to make kombucha and could make it again.

  35. OMG! what about Diet Coke and Gatorade Zero? Can at least cook my collard green! ?

  36. Wait didn’t you have a video where you said coconut oil is poison?

  37. I’ll have a glass or two of dry red wine with dinner on the weekends.

  38. I don't drink but have a fatty liver due to my chocolate/sugar intake. I just crave chocolate 🙁 Anything to help with junk food cravings?

  39. Are vitamin pills bad for the liver?

  40. Only religion that prohibits even one drop of alcohol is Islam.

  41. Alrighty then, so lets get stoned

  42. How about cbd oil is this ok in small amounts?

  43. Today I have detected a fatty liver due to nonstop drinking and having meat and fish all the time. Doctors had prescribed medicine for a month. Dr. If u have any other suggestion and supplement is require then please let me know. I heard taking turmeric with warm water detoxify the liver. Is that true? Dr.

  44. I don’t abuse alcohol.

    I teach it a fkn lesson.

  45. Wild tonic Kabucha Beer

  46. be careful doctor. Christians believe literally alcohol is the blood of Jesus. they might harm you if you mock their weird religion.

  47. Alcohol not only kills your body but your spirit too. That's why they call it Spirits because you let bad spirits into your body.

  48. I am 34 years old and never drink and I am not obese but still have f** fatty liver.

  49. Sir i am from india , please tell me water wasting is the cure for the fatty liver

  50. I was diagnosed with Costochondritis! But what you are explaining makes a lot of sense because it only seems to be on my heart side and never on my right side or breast bone!

  51. Can cirrhosis of the liver be reversed, or is it too late?

  52. 4 months no alcohol!

  53. 32 yrs and counting

  54. do you eat veggies raw?????

  55. I dont drink but I have heath problems that I was on some strong pain meds for many many years I stopped taking them because it wasnt doing anything for me and I started taking alot more then I should of I have been off it for a few years now but I just had a ct scan and was told I have an enlarged liver and have a 5cm lump or what ever it is on my kidney… my stomach dont empty because I had GERD so bad it ate the sphincter and when they did my surgery to wrap my stomach to make it so my food stays down they Accidentally caught the nerve that makes my stomach empty and they were talking about put my pacemaker in for but haven't and from that surgery I have a hernia with my colon in it now just found alot out from my CT scan.. but not one Dr has called me about my CT scan i had it dont on the 5th of this month i read it on my charts online and today i got a letter telling me my CT scan was abnormal… had blood work done the same day they called me 2 days after told me my blood work showed I had alot of infection some where told me a Orthopedic Dr will be calling me .. well no one has called yet.. none of the drs near me care what happens … I have AVN of both hips was told over 15 years ago I needed a double hip replacement but was told I was to you that if they did it I would need it redone in 20 years.. well they put me in a wheel chair but they got so bad I cant sit long at all I have Asthma/COPD I'm on oxygen 24/7 I have RA ,

  56. I have fatty liver. It's an early stage. My ALT/AST went up. After 3 months, i did test it again, everything is back to normal. I don't think alcohol at all

    I am 5'5 and i weight 155 lbs. I did exercise and i am only 140 lbs now.

    I drink green tea every morning. I eat tofu, vegetables… i stay away from chicken and red meat…i eat only once a week…also, i take tumeric, fish oil…that's it…

    i exercise 5 days a week…60-120 mins..i run trendmill… after that, i go into Sauna for 10 mins .. before BED, i drink half lemon that mix with water… i did it for 3 months… my alt and ast did go down

    Try to lose weight…that's number 1 goal…if u're too fat, it can lead to fatty liver..that's why u want to lose weight…

  57. I quit smoking and drinking and my wife quit sex .

  58. Will intravenous glutathione help with fatty liver? If i eat fried foods ill end up in physical pain

  59. Granulated lethicin. Only granulated lethicin.
    Great Emulsifier. Two tbsp per meal. Plus what Dr Berg says because he knows how everything connects.

  60. Basketball Belly= Dad Bod

  61. Dr was fuller here….He's thinned out very well over the past four years.

  62. I have fatty liver but don't drink at all. I drank when younger but haven't drank in 30 years.

  63. Red wine is bad then?

  64. Dr. Eric is the type of guy who would tell you to remove your shoes when entering his house

  65. Bitter melon? It's really good. One of my fave veggies.
    I don't drink alcohol but I ate too much junk foods for years. I need to heal my liver.

  66. Alcohol is such a gross drug

  67. I got to stop drinking too. I have a fatty liver my doctor said. It will be hard because I love drinking.

  68. I like this video so far it gives me a lot of information.

  69. Hi Dr Berg, does the fructose in fruits bad for fatty liver? For example fructose in watermelon and mangoes which i love to eat. Thank you. Please reply.

  70. Im about 5 yrs sober. Still Feels great to be sober!

  71. Never ever tasted alcohol . In india women generally are not allowed to drink alchohol

  72. Thanks for your time and information!

  73. Can we please just get a LIST of the items that help with the Liver. Sitting through these videos often times makes me feel like I’m going through a training session, when I would like to see the list of products in order, then learn their application.

  74. I can listen to this man talk about health stuff all day and not get bored

  75. What about glutathione injection? Does it kill cells on liver too?

  76. Is apple cider vinegar good to use with high ferritin level in my blood?

  77. I dont drink and i have a fatty liver just got diagnosed with prediabetes

  78. I love these videos but coconut oil is not good for you…… anything that solidifies that hard would you put it into your body? And kale and other certain greens produce gasses in your gut…… so it’s very hard what to ,and who to believe nowadays……
    here’s a thought if it doesn’t have its own seed where did it come from ???
    Bit like the chicken and the egg ?

  79. I drink only once a year(on my birthday). Does that count as drinking?

  80. For me I drink socially. I can drink two three nights in a row, but not touch a drop for a year. So alcohol is not the problem. My problem is the constant stress, crap diet and inconsistent exercise. That is my challenge and I have no idea how to get started.

  81. Thank you for doing this for us Doctor Berg. I'm going to try this.

  82. 2.7 primates apes dislike the video

  83. I already take kale, turmeric and apple cider vinegar everyday for many years now. A few years ago i got pneumonia. For whatever reason my liver enzymes shot up….doctor said i got 'liver damage' (probably from medication)……which my regular doctor said is not real 'damage'. Anyway, after i got healed of pneumonia and got out of hospital i went back to my normal healthy diet and i took 'liver support' tablets' everyday to help my liver recovery. Tablets included milk thistle and R-Alpha lipoic acid….2 ingredients that are very beneficial to the liver to protect and recover. Blood tests showed my liver was back to normal and healthy again after a few weeks. The liver can take some beating but it needs regular healthy treatments.

  84. How is Canola oil ? My dad was talking about adding vinegar to.the water for years.. he named it a vinegar cocktail.. ?
    My loved one was once in icu and he was asking for vinegar and the Hospital staff were looking at him like he was off his rocker lol

  85. No alcohol for 40 years. If I wasn't muslim I would've been drunkard. Hhhhhh. Thanks doc

  86. You explain things well ..

  87. Great channel!

    I suffered through a commercial showing fat women dressing so you’d get paid. YW.

  88. Hey Doctor Berg, you mentioned Lipitor in this video. I was on Lipitor but I was put on Bezelip retard years ago. I believe this is a blocker? But how bad is that medication?. I have a NAFL but I was told that the high cholesterol condition was tested as genetic. It makes me feel I don’t have a chance to improve my liver condition. What is your view on this

  89. Dr. Berg what's the best way to cure the fatty liver disease or get it down when you are not a drinker of alcohol at all and you are on a strict diet already

  90. No MD nothing and experts on human body ……these doctors tell u what u wanna hear

  91. Good thing that I'm a Muslim and we don't drink, thank you for the information

  92. thank u so much doc, you r sooo informative. love from Indonesia

  93. Dr. Berg, I do not drink but suffer severely from chronic migraines (20 years). As a result, I've taken lots of meds (advil/relpax). What can I do to help my liver if I still have to take these meds to function. I do not have a gallbladder so a keto diet doesn't work. Please help!!!

  94. So grateful for your educational clips Thank you so much. M from Scotland ???

  95. Will Apple cider vinegar give you the # 2’s ?

  96. I want that veggie pill I take your trace minerals but need veggies in my diet ASAP

  97. Does that alcohol restriction include wine? I ask because I've always heard that a little wine a day was supposed to be good for us.

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