Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (or NAFLD) is a whole spectrum of disorders of the liver that range from extra fat deposits in liver cells (steatosis) all the way to severe fibrosis (hardening of the liver).
Cholesterol is one of the building blocks of human cells – it occurs naturally in the body and is present in certain food products like meat and dairy. Not only is it essential for human tissues, it also aids in the production of sex hormones and fosters bile production in the liver.
If you’re suffering with chronic pain in your heel or foot, you’re not alone. An estimated one million people visit their doctor each year due to plantar fasciitis, a chronic degeneration or breaking down of the dense connective tissue that runs from your heel to the base of the toes.
According to the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, lifestyle medicine is an evidence-based approach (a fancy way of saying it’s based on scientific research and data) to preventing, treating and even reversing diseases by replacing unhealthy behaviors with positive ones.