Title: Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Presenter: Dr Elisabeth Philipps PhD BSc (Hons) BSc Nutr Med
Fatty Liver Disease may not be top of the health conditions that people are concerned about. However, fat accumulation in the liver cells is one of the most common forms of liver disease, which is the 5th biggest killer in the UK after heart, cancer, stroke and respiratory diseases.
The liver is the powerhouse of the body undertaking a number of vital roles including detoxification and metabolism of fats, carbohydrates and proteins. A build-up of fat in the liver cells occurs very easily through poor diet and lifestyle and can have a major impact on liver function and our health. The early stages of fatty liver disease are often free from major symptoms so damage builds up unchecked over time leading to major health problems including cirrhosis and even cancer.
Elisabeth and Antony will draw on their combined 40 years for nutritional medicine knowledge and practical experience and discuss the importance of dietary, nutritional and lifestyle measures that have an opposing effect on the development of fatty liver and could reverse it. Specifically, they will cover:
- NAFLD and NASH and how the conditions are diagnosed
- Who is likely to be heading towards a fatty liver including the causes, signs and symptoms of NAFLD
- The conditions which commonly occur alongside NAFLD
- How to prevent and even reverse fatty liver using a functional medicine approach