Fatty liver disease is pretty nasty stuff. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common form of chronic liver disease in the U.S. affecting an estimated 25% of the world’s population. In fact, if you are overweight or have type-2 diabetes, you are likely also suffering from NAFLD. Worse yet, medical science hasn’t quite figured out the cause of excess fat in the liver cells. Unfortunately, a disreputable group of Internet scammers have chosen to exploit fear of this chronic disease for which there is no discernable cure. Among the more problematic schemes sold on the Internet are Fatty Liver Remedy, Fatty Liver Solution, Fatty Liver Strategy, and Reverse Your Fatty Liver. These scams all use questionable cures and over-the-top promises to reduce your bank account rather than your liver fat. And what they all share in common is that they are info scams, meaning that they are offering you information that you can get for free, but are charging you between $20-50. The schemers know that about a quater of the population likely has this chronic condition. They are poised to milk the bank accounts of those unsuspecting people. We are going to expose these scammers and then tell you were to get free information about how to best treat NAFLD.
What Exactly Is Fatty Liver?
According to the highly reputable Mayo Clinic, NAFLD is a term for a range of liver conditions affecting people who drink little to no alcohol. The main characteristic of NAFLD is too much fat stored in liver cells. The main symptom is fatigue…..and who among us doesn’t feel fatigue occasionally. It is directly inked to obesity, type 2 diabetes and other disorders characterized by insulin resistance.
Non-alcoholic fatty liver (NAFL) is the initial, reversible stage of liver disease. Unfortunately, it often goes undiagnosed. Over time, NAFL may lead to a more serious liver condition known as non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, or NASH. You don’t want NASH — it is incurable.
How to Find Out if You Have the Disease
Fatigue is a symptom……of just about every major disease. To find out if you really are suffering from NAFLD, you need to get a diagnosis from a medical professional. Diagnosis often starts after a standard blood test finds higher-than-normal levels of liver enzymes. After ruling out other liver issues, your doctor will probably suggest noninvasive liver-imaging techniques. Many patients being evaluated for possible NAFLD and NASH can avoid for a liver biopsy using non-invasive options. Many doctors report that magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) is the most accurate means of diagnosing this condition. Ultrasound is also increasingly being use. Before you begin buying ANY information about the disease, you need to get a confirmed diagnosis.
So What Do The Internet Scammers Suggest You Do?
Most of the Internet scammers keep their programs pretty vague. Some offer herbal supplements. Others provide “step-by-step programs” that will help you reduce weight and eat better. They talk about miracle enzymes, “100% solutions“, liver detox cleanses, detoxifying foods and special shakes for which only they have the recipe. Julissa Clay’s Fatty Liver Disease Solution goes one step further. It charges almost double of some of the other schemes ($49) and only tells you that she’ll give you information about the “three pillars to a fat-free liver.” In reality, all of these marketers have just repackaged their bogus diet schemes under the guise of curing NAFLD.
How to Spot Infoscammers
We see these kinds of scam all of the time. It is an almost textbook scheme by which Internet marketers overcharge consumers for dubious information, much of which is readily available on the Net for free. So, should you spend the $49 for some overpriced herbal placebo pills or bogus e-books? We recommend not, for the following five reasons:
1. There’s a reason these sales pitches are slick — they spend a lot of marketing money to get it to you. Who is paying for that? You are!
2. If you look for a review of the product, you are deluged with lots of fake review or scam sites that simply direct you to the main sales site or offer some pablum talking about how the product is highly rated or recommended. (such as scamX.comand infoscamreviews.com) The marketers for this service paid to have these fake sites thwart any customer looking for real reviews.
3. The authors of these “programs” are normally fictional characters with no demonstrable credentials. Their pictures are usually purchased from stock photo companies.
4. To buy the many of these “modules”, you are required to use Clickbank. This Internet payment gateway has generated a number of complaints about difficulties in securing refunds and getting responses. It is unregulated and known to serve unscrupulous businesses. It is akin to going into the wrong bar in a bad neighborhood; they may serve the same booze but you’d not want to hang with the other patrons.
And here’s how they attract “affiliate marketers” to post fake reviews about their products. They offer lucrative payouts for every customer that gets fooled into subscribing. Check out their offerings on Clickbank:
That’s right. They offer between $21-$40 to each affiliate who brings in a customer. And notice how they promote “conversion rate”. That’s a marketing term for their ability to upsell customers into buy yet additional products or programs. One scammer is even offering the affiliatees $99 for every upsell. They are counting on their ability to milk you even further once they’ve got you “in the door”.
So why should you pay these lying companies touting their dubious pills, shakes and recycled diet plans when you can get reliable and scientifically proven advice for free?
Free Information about Fatty Liver Disease
You don’t have to pay up to $50 for a bogus cure while so much credible and low-cost information is available online. For example, Amazon offers a number of ebooks that cost nothing and provide well-established, scientifically-validated diabetes treatment plans. The titles include: Skinny Liver, Healing Fatty Liver, and the Liver Cleansing Diet. All of these books cost less than $10. Even easier, you can just click this link and find excellent information about fatty liver treatments. Need more information? Check out these more reliable sources (both are free):
These online resources are all free and they’ll answer all your questions about this disease. All of them agree that the three steps needed to reduce fatty liver disease are:
- Choose a healthy diet. Choose a healthy plant-based diet that’s rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and healthy fats.
- Maintain a healthy weight. If you are overweight or obese, reduce the number of calories you eat each day and get more exercise. If you have a healthy weight, work to maintain it by choosing a healthy diet and exercising.
- Exercise. Exercise most days of the week. Get an OK from your doctor first if you haven’t been exercising regularly.
And please consider the recently reported case of a Type-2 diabetes sufferer. She was 3 years old and morbidly obese. After 6 months of lifestyle changes monitored by doctors, she was “cured”. For many people, lifestyle changes really do make a difference. The doctors replaced her soda and fast food diet with balanced home cooked meals and water. And a recent British study suggests that modifying diet is a surefire way of controlling or eliminating Type-2 diabetes, along with fatty liver.
Based upon our findings, we strongly recommend against anyone forking over their hard-earned money for an overpriced, medically-questionable Internet offer. You can create your own “diabetes miracle cure” for free through weight loss, aerobic exercise along with some resistance training (weights and bands),eating low glycemic foods reducing stress in your life.This is the prescription outlined by hundreds of books online.
Our last word on these Internet scams: If you choose to hand-over your hard-earned money to these unscrupulous marketing machines, then be prepared for what follows because once they find someone willing to part with their hard-earned money, you can be sure that they’ll be back with more dubious offers. You’ll now be marked as a “cow” and they’ll try to milk you every way they can with additional offers and costly upgrades. You may want to think twice before you open this nefarious box.