The Health Edge: Non-Alcohol Fatty Liver Disease

In this episode of The Health Edge Mark and John discuss the growing epidemic of non-alcohol fatty liver disease (NAFLD). They review the contributors and share a lifestyle roadmap for prevention and reversal of NAFLD. Enjoy!

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5 thoughts on “The Health Edge: Non-Alcohol Fatty Liver Disease

  1. Caroline Collard

    Thank you again for such a great podcast! I have a few questions which may be of interest to other listeners.
    – Can you recommend a safe brand of matcha powder?
    – When you say a “higher fat” diet (along with low quality carb and moderate protein) are you talking about 50-60% of calories coming from fat or higher than that?
    So grateful for your time.

  2. Hi Caroline,

    For matcha, I have tried and like some organic products from japan e.g., Aiya, DoMatcha, and Taste of Kyoto. I have had some people tell me they like Enzo Organic matcha from Thailand.

    With respect to macronutrient proportions and NASH, there appears to be a “dose-response” i.e., the more restricted the carbohydrate (10% or less), the more effective the reversal of lipogenesis. This might also create ketosis with many additional benefits. So this would be 10/75/15 carb/fat/protein. Moderating carbs e.g. 20/65/15 will also achieve results, most likely in the absence of ketosis. That said, any movement toward fewer poor quality carbs and more plant-based foods and healthier fats sources e.g. 30/55/15 will still have a big impact! The ultimate goal is to create more metabolic flexibility as everyone will have a different carbohydrate threshold for lipogenesis. I hope this helps! Cheers. Mark

    • Caroline Collard

      Many thanks Mark for replying so quickly. I was asking about green tea because I’ve heard that people are staying away from Japan-sourced teas in light of the 2011 nuclear disaster in Fukushima. Should that not be a concern?

      • From all I have read Carolyn, Japan and their tea producers took the necessary, often extreme precautions, in coordination with multiple organizations at home and abroad, to make sure their tea was safe for you and me. Their standards for radioactivity levels-measurements as a consequence of Fukushima are 1/12th the upper limit of what the US sees as a safe limit for imports. In other words, many teas coming out of Japan have lower radioactivity based on their current standards compared to teas from other countries. Most of the growing regions, given the critical importance of this export and this plant for Japanese consumption, have seemed to meet these more stringent standards. The brands I noted have met these standards.

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