fatty liver

To be sure-footed on the path to a successful remedy, it will be pertinent to know a few thing about the liver, then the fatty liver disease proper.

The liver is the largest organ in the body, weighing about 3 pounds. It is  meaty, reddish-brown in color and feels rubbery to the touch, sitting on the right side of the belly. Normally we can’t feel the liver, because it’s protected by the rib cage.  It is located below the diaphragm in the right upper quadrant of the abdominal cavity,  and extends approximately from the right 5th rib to the lower border of the rib cage. The liver is made up of  two large sections, called the right and the left lobes, and separated by the falciform ligament. The right lobe is much larger than the left lobe. 

liver in ribs

The working cells of the liver are known as hepatocytes. These Hepatocytes have a unique capacity to reproduce in response to liver injury. Liver regeneration can occur after surgical removal of a portion of the liver or after injuries that destroy parts of the liver. Although the liver’s ability to react to damage and repair itself is remarkable, repetitive insults can produce liver failure and death.The gallbladder sits under the liver, along with parts of the pancreas and intestines. The liver and these organs work together to digest, absorb, and process food.


  • The liver’s main job is to filter the blood coming from the digestive tract, before passing it to the rest of the body.
  •  The liver also detoxifies chemicals and metabolizes drugs.
  • As it does so, the liver secretes bile that ends up back in the intestines.
  • The liver also makes proteins important for blood clotting and other functions.
  • Excretion of bilirubin, cholesterol, hormones.
  • Metabolism of fats, proteins, and carbohydrates
  • Enzyme activation
  • Storage of glycogen, vitamins, and minerals
  • Synthesis of plasma proteins, such as albumin, and clotting factors
  • Blood detoxification and purification
  • Stores iron
  • Converts nutrients into energy.

Due to these important activities, the liver is exposed to a number of insults and is one of the body’s organs most subject to injury.

Fatty Liver Disease

Fatty liver disease, also called steatosis, is a condition in which there is too much fat stored in the livert.  A healthy liver contains a small amount of fat. It becomes a problem when fat reaches 5% to 10% of the liver’s weight. Most people have no symptoms, and it doesn’t cause serious problems for them. In some cases, though, it can lead to liver damage. The good news is that it  can be prevented or even reversed with lifestyle changes.

In most cases, fatty liver disease doesn’t cause any serious problems or prevent your liver from functioning normally. But for 7% to 30% of people with the condition, fatty liver disease gets worse over time. It progresses through three stages:

  • The liver becomes inflamed (swollen), which damages its tissue. This stage is called steatohepatitis.
  • Scar tissue forms where your liver is damaged. This process is called fibrosis.
  • Extensive scar tissue replaces healthy tissue. This point is known as liver cirrhosis.

Liver cirrhosis results from severe damage to the liver. The hard scar tissue that replaces healthy liver tissue slows down the liver’s functioning. Eventually, it can block liver function entirely. Cirrhosis can lead to liver failure and liver cancer.

Types of fatty liver disease

There are two main typess of fatty liver disease:

Alcoholic fatty liver disease (AFLD)

Alcoholic fatty liver disease is caused by heavy drinking. (Moderate drinking is defined as one drink a day for women and up to two drinks per day for men). About 5% of people in the U.S. have this form of liver disease.

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)

This one occurs in people who aren’t heavy drinkers. The condition affects one in three adults and one in 10 children in the United States. Researchers haven’t found the exact cause of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Several factors, such as obesity and diabetes, can increase your risk.


One is at a greater chance of developing fatty liver disease if they:

  • Are eating late at night, especially just before bedtime
  • Having  metabolic resistance (insulin resistance, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and high triglyceride levels).
  • Taking certain prescription medications.
  • Are Hispanic or Asian.
  • Have high blood pressure, diabetes, or high cholesterol.
  • Have obstructive sleep apnea (a blocked airway that causes breathing to stop and start during sleep).
  • Being obese or overweight
  • Having Type 2 diabetesor insulin resistance.
  • Are a postmenopausal woman (a woman whose periods have stopped).
  • Have obesity with a high level of belly fat.

What are the symptoms of fatty liver disease?

People with fatty liver disease often have no symptoms until the disease progresses to cirrhosis of the liver. If you do have symptoms, they may include:

  • Abdominal pain or abdominal distension
  • Lower back pain
  • Left shoulder pain
  • Nausea
  • loss of appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Yellowish skin and whites of the eyes (laundice).
  • Extreme tiredness or mental confusion.


The best way to avoid and or reverse fatty liver disease is to do the things that maintain overall health:

  • Stay at a healthy weight. If you’re overweight or obese, lose weight gradually.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Limit your alcohol consumption.
  • Take medications as prescribed.
  • Natural remedies.
  • Eat healthy.
  • Get active.
  • Avoid added sugars.
  • Reduce cholesterol.

Herbal Remedies

In addition to the home remedies are herbs that help detoxify the liver, either to maintain its health or to erverse fatty liver disease – Milk Thistle, Turmeric root, Schizandra berry, Ginger, Reishi mushroom, Astragalus root, Dandelion, Cordyceps mushroomSelenium, Cardamom.

But in chronic conditions, it is our humble suggestion that a specially prepared pack is used, as the efficacy is very high.


liver fat pack