One of the most common questions that I receive via email, my Fatty Liver Support group on Facebook or in person is this: “Can you cure a fatty liver?” (aka “Can you reverse MASLD?”)
There’s a short, sweet answer than can be offered to this question: “Yes!” But today, we’re going to go a bit more in depth about this, so read on to get your faith back when it comes to reversing your fatty liver.
Can fatty liver be reversed?
Yes, you can reverse fatty liver. It can be done in as little a few months – usually more though – as you eat a liver-friendly diet, exercise and change your way of living.
As we discussed in a previous article, you can’t know exactly how long will take you to reverse your fatty liver. It can be as little as 7 months, but it can last a bit longer – up to 1.5 years or more.
But the most important part here is that a fatty liver can be cured, no matter what others might tell you.
I am one of those people who managed to reverse their fatty liver. Since being diagnosed so many years ago and deciding to launch this blog to help others do the same, tens of other people managed to cure their fatty liver as well.
How to cure fatty liver?
When I was diagnosed, my first doctor told me that this is a condition that can’t be cured. I was 30 at that age and the prospect of dying (which was what I thought will happen) was horrifying.
Fortunately, I started doing my own research and I decided to never quit. I also changed doctors.
All these were great choices, because I actually managed to cure my fatty liver.
It wasn’t easy, but considering the alternative, I think it is well worth it. Nothing beats being able to get your health back, to stop feeling horribly tired at all times, to be nauseous and grumpy. And to stop having that pain under the right rib…
But how to cure fatty liver? Well, you have all the data that you need on this blog – and I already shared some important articles already in this one. It won’t be easy and you will have to do a bit of reading and documenting… but it can be done.
It should be done – don’t just ignore your fatty liver, as some doctors tend to do. It can lead to serious complications so it’s definitely nothing to be taken as lightly as some doctors seem to recommend.
To put it short, you will have to change your lifestyle. You will have to stop eating bad foods (high in fat and sugars, as well as processed food) and also stop drinking alcohol.
You will have to eat smaller portions of healthy food – real food, ideally made at home or cooked with natural ingredients only. Drink plenty of water and not much else, but also exercise. Be active – walk, jog, move around.
These two paragraphs above are basically all you need to do in order to reverse your fatty liver. It won’t be easy for most people, but it’s not too bad either.
I am still eating a varied diet, one that I am really happy with and I got used to it relatively fast. Now I rarely have cravings or feel the need to eat the bad stuff that I used to consume and loved so much.
And if I managed to do this – and so did so many others that I personally know of – then there’s absolutely no reason why you shouldn’t be able to do it yourself too!
A fatty liver can be cured and the fact that you’re here, looking for details about this, puts you one step ahead of most people who don’t really care about it and just let it be.
Now all that’s left for you to do is take the necessary steps, eat healthy, be active and never stop. You will reverse it if you do this!
And trust me – it’s worth it, because you will fill a lot better just a couple of weeks after starting to change your way of living!
If you need a full guide on how to do it, I wholeheartedly recommend reading Reverse Your Fatty Liver by Jonathan Mizel and Susan Peters. It’s extremely helpful!
I was diagnosed with a fatty liver back in 2014 and managed to reverse it by mid 2015. Since then, I’ve been studying NAFLD and I have decided to share everything I have learned over the years to help you reverse your condition.
I am also the admin of the Fatty Liver Support Group on Facebook and the Fatty Liver Subreddit.