What Causes A Fatty Liver And How To Fix It

Episode 767 59m


Fatty liver is a dangerous yet misunderstood disease that is growing more and more common, and its effects are numerous. Fatty liver happens when fat replaces your liver cells and thereby compromises its important functions, thus increasing inflammation in the body. Surprisingly, it is not fat that causes a fatty liver, but sugar and starch.

In today’s episode, I talk with Dr. Elizabeth Boham, Dr. Robert Lustig, and Shawn Stevenson about the importance of our liver and how to support it.

Dr. Elizabeth Boham is a physician and nutritionist who practices Functional Medicine at The UltraWellness Center in Lenox, MA.Through her practice and lecturing she has helped thousands of people achieve their goals of optimum health and wellness. She witnesses the power of nutrition every day in her practice and is committed to training other physicians to utilize nutrition in healing.

Dr. Robert Lustig is a neuroendocrinologist with expertise in metabolism, obesity, and nutrition. He’s the Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology and a member of the Institute for Health Policy Studies at UCSF. He is also one of the leaders of the current “anti-sugar” movement that is changing the food industry, in part through his game-changing books.

Shawn Stevenson is the author of the international bestselling book Sleep Smarter and creator of The Model Health Show, featured as the number one health podcast in the US, with millions of listener downloads each year. A graduate of the University of Missouri–St. Louis, Shawn studied business, biology, and nutritional science and went on to found Advanced Integrative Health Alliance, a company that provides wellness services for individuals and organizations worldwide.

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Ep. 767 - What Causes A Fatty Liver And How To Fix It