[LADIES] Save Your Liver with the MED-DASH Secret
Dear Living Well Daily Reader,
I wanted to take a moment this Mothers’ Day to say thank you to all of my readers who have raised children and grandchildren.
While caring for others, you’re often forced to put your own health on the back burner, but today I want to bring the attention back to you.
You see, there’s a silent killer that’s attacking women.
It’s called non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)… and the problem is, most people don’t even notice that they have it.
In this condition, your liver slowly fills up with fat… and there are NO SYMPTOMS.
If left unchecked, the liver will simply continue to fill with fat, leading to scarring (also called cirrhosis) which can permanently damage your liver.
But now a new study points to a solution.
Research has found that you can save your liver with this MED-DASH secret!
A study published in the journal Nature Scientific Reports found that folks who followed one of two diets – the Mediterranean diet or the Dietary Approach to Stop Hypertension (DASH diet) – were able to reverse their fatty liver disease.
In fact, following the Mediterranean diet decreased the risk of NAFLD by 20 percent and following the DASH diet decreased it by 36 percent.
The study showed that women were more likely to benefit than men, but the researchers said this was probably because women actually followed the diet, where men were less likely to.
So what’s so magical about these diets?
The mainstream press will say that these diets are low in red meat and processed foods and claim that’s what’s making a difference for people’s livers.
This is only partially true.
According to another study in the British Medical Journal, the quickest way to fatty liver disease is to eat vegetable oils. The next biggest factor is sugar (especially high fructose corn syrup).
When you put people on either the Mediterranean or DASH diets, they’re mostly eating whole, unprocessed foods and consuming olive oil (which is NOT a vegetable oil).
Red meat has nothing to do with it. And long-time readers will know that the bad press against red meat is not deserved.
This is another great reminder to stay away from processed foods, added sugars, and use only olive oil, avocado oil, coconut oil, or butter in your cooking – your liver will thank you for it.
P.S. If you’re looking for more ways to lower your NAFLD risk, check out these 6 easy ways to protect your liver.
Hamza, Zaina. “Certain Diets May Lower Women’s Risk for NAFLD.” 2/11/2022. https://www.medpagetoday.com/gastroenterology/generalhepatology/97164?xid=nl_mpt_DHE_2022-02-12&eun=g1428058d0r&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daily%20Headlines%20Top%20Cat%20HeC%20%202022-02-12&utm_term=NL_Daily_DHE_dual-gmail-definition
Sattar N, Forrest E, Preiss D. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease BMJ 2014; 349 :g4596 doi:10.1136/bmj.g4596. https://www.bmj.com/content/349/bmj.g4596/rr/762078#:~:text=Consumption%20of%20vegetable%20oil%2C%20containing,particularly%20fructose%2C%20also%20causes%20NAFLD.
Written By Dr. Scott Olson, ND
Nearly 25 years ago, failed mainstream medical treatments left Dr. Olson in constant pain – and his health in ruins. And that’s when he did something REVOLUTIONARY. He began his career in medicine – and dedicated his life to uncovering the true, underlying causes of disease.
Through his innovative medical practices in Tennessee and Colorado, Dr. Olson has helped cure countless seniors from across America of arthritis… heart disease… diabetes… and even cancer. All without risky prescription drugs or painful surgeries.
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