new treatment for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

A Natural New Treatment For Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Do you live in Ottawa? Are you looking for a new treatment for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease?

If so, you are in the right place?

Today, I will write about a natural new treatment for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.

In This Article:

Let’s start with understanding what nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is.

What Is Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease?

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is when excess fat builds up in your liver.

This buildup of fat is not caused by heavy alcohol use.

When heavy alcohol use causes fat to build up in the liver, this condition is called alcohol-associated liver disease.

Let’s now look at the prevalence of NAFLD

What Is The Prevalence Of NAFLD?

Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease is a common condition among my clients.

According to the Canadian Liver Foundation, about 25 percent of Canadians, with one in five children, are diagnosed with NAFLD.

Let’s now look at the causes of NAFLD.

What Is The Cause Of NAFLD?

The primary causes of NAFLD are obesity, type II diabetes, dyslipidemia, and insulin resistance.

However, other less common conditions can cause a similar clinical and histologic picture and should be considered in patients who present with NAFLD but do not have traditional risk factors.

Such a cause is the gut-liver connection.

NAFLD: The Gut-Liver Connection

The meta-analysis paper found that two liver enzymes, ALT and AST, were significantly reduced in subjects when taking probiotics.

A meta-analysis is a summary of findings from different clinical trials.

The study in question was a meta-analysis of 4 clinical trials comprising 134 subjects.

ALT and AST are byproducts of liver damage and are two markers your physician could measure through a blood test.

The study found that ALT and AST were significantly reduced in subjects when taking different blends of lactobacillus-bifidobacterium probiotics.

Lactobacillus-bifidobacterium bacteria are found in most professional brand probiotic supplements, including DFH Probiotic Supreme.

The researchers also found that probiotics reduced total cholesterol, TNF-alpha, an inflammatory marker, and improved insulin resistance in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease patients.

So, improving gut health using probiotics is the new natural treatment for Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease.

How Do Probiotics Help The Liver?

Everything in your digestive tract flows to and is purified by your liver via the portal vein.

Consequently, this is how we can see why a gut problem might ultimately cause liver problems.

The probiotics are improving gut health, and as the gut gets better, there is less mess in the gut that needs to drain to and be cleaned up by the liver. 

The liver is then less overburdened and can heal and regenerate. There are, therefore, fewer liver enzymes.

So if you are struggling with Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease or unusually elevated liver enzymes, you may consider your gut the root of the problem.

What Do You Think?

Do you have more questions about fatty liver disease?

Have you tried taking probiotics to help with fatty liver disease?

Either way, leave a comment below.

Do You Need Help?

If you need help, I suggest you book a free functional medicine discovery session with me to determine whether my functional medicine approach fits your needs.


The information provided on this website is for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose or treat any disease. Please do not apply this information without first speaking with your doctor.

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