Non alcoholic fatty liver disease is slated to become the #1 reason for liver transplants in the next 10-15 years, displacing hepatitis C and alcoholism. 88% of people with metabolic syndrome have underlying fatty liver disease as well. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is insidious, has no major symptoms, and can lead to cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. Lifestyle and dietary modification are sufficient to prevent and even reverse NAFLD. Special considerations should also be given towards specific botanicals and nutrients.
Speaker Bio: Asia Muhammad values the power of lifestyle modifications to achieve optimal health. She uses evidence-based medicine to provide individualized care to each patient. As a naturopathic doctor, she is able to provide care in the realm of nutrition, exercise recommendations, supplementation, botanical medicine, and mind-body therapies such as hypnosis. She has a special interest in gastroenterology, mind-body medicine, and stress management, as increasing research demonstrates the role of stress in disease. She has received additional training in mind-body therapies, including hypnosis, guided imagery, biofeedback, autogenic training, and progressive muscle relaxation.
*Certified by the WANP for 1 Category 1 continuing education credit for Washington NDs*
(Originally presented on October 11, 2020)