When fat accumulates around the liver, over time, it can result in a condition identified as Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease. Accumulated fat around the liver has a number of health risks associated with it, including an increase in cardiovascular conditions like a heart attack or a stroke. Fat cells can enter the liver in men, women and children who consume an excessively high fat diet. There are often no symptoms associated with the condition, but sometimes children with excessive fatty deposits in and around the liver might exhibit pain in the abdomen and physical exhaustion.

How a Fatty Liver is Identified

A visit to the doctor is often the first indication that someone has a fatty liver. During a physical, a physician will note a liver that has become enlarged slightly and some individuals might present skin discolorations that look like patches of dark pigmentation. The latter patches are usually noticeable in regions under one’s arms and on the skin around one’s neck.

Additional Fatty Liver Risks

Twenty-five percent of the people that develop an issue with a fatty liver will do so with complications. The primary complications associated with a fatty liver include a swelling and/or inflammation of the area, and some individuals might end up with scarring on the liver tissue. This scarring might heal and stop in terms of progression if the individual takes the right steps to halt the condition’s progress. If left untreated, significant scarring can actually lead to liver cirrhosis.

Using Vinegar for Getting Rid of Fatty Accumulations

Vinegar has long been appreciated as a natural method for detoxifying the body, and apple cider vinegar is considered the best form of vinegar to get rid of accumulated fat around and in the liver. Apple cider vinegar is the least acidic variant of all vinegar types, and is therefore gentler on the digestive tract when it is consumed.

Apple cider vinegar has the ability to break down fatty deposits over time and it encourages the healthy functioning of the kidneys, the bladder and the liver. The vinegar can be consumed and used as a natural blood thinner in order to reduce problems with hypertension, as well. Since apple cider vinegar is acidic, it can destroy bacteria, and it can reduce liver irritation and inflammation, too.

How to Consume Vinegar for Health Purposes

There are several methods for consuming apple cider vinegar that can be used to help in getting rid of fatty liver deposits. You will want to use one of these methods daily. After 30 days, you will then want to revisit the physician to monitor your condition and if your liver is still inflamed and enlarged, you'll want to continue your vinegar treatments for another 30-day cycle. Repeat the cycle until your condition returns to normal. Finally, after using either of the methods offered here for vinegar consumption, use an oral mouth rinse or brush your teeth to help keep your tooth enamel protected from erosion.

Method 1

Shake the bottle containing apple cider vinegar to make sure that all of the contents are equally dispersed inside the bottle, and that there is no sedimentation at the bottom of the bottle. Mix 1 tbsp. of apple cider vinegar with 8 oz. of spring water. Consume the mixture three to six times each day before your meals in order to improve digestive processes and to break down excessive fats consumed.

Method 2

This method is less acidic than the first, because it exposes you to less of the vinegar and it has sweetening elements added. Shake the bottle containing apple cider vinegar to make sure that all of the contents are equally dispersed inside the bottle and that there is no sedimentation at the bottom of the bottle. Mix 1 tbsp. of vinegar with 8 oz. of water and 1 tbsp. of honey to sweeten the flavor of the mix. Limit your consumption of the vinegar / water / honey mix to two times a day, drinking half of the mix in the morning, and the other half in the evening.

About the Author

Robin Reichert

Robin Reichert is a certified nutrition consultant, certified personal trainer and professional writer. She has been studying health and fitness issues for more than 10 years. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of San Francisco and a Master of Science in natural health from Clayton College.