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Skinny Liver: Proven Program to Prevent & Reverse Fatty Liver Disease

The liver is the seat of overall health and wellness, and the health of nearly every organ is intimately connected with your liver.

A healthy liver is essential to a fully functioning body, but our modern sedentary lifestyle and unhealthy eating habits can truly damage the liver -- and thus damage your health overall.

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has grown to impact one-third of Americans. Because its symptoms often don't manifest until the liver is seriously compromised, many people are not aware that they are at risk.

Fatty liver disease increases your risk of developing cardiovascular disease (heart attack and stroke) and several other devastating conditions such as liver cirrhosis and liver cancer. Fat is also as dangerous to the liver as alcohol. 

Kristin Kirkpatrick, author of Skinny Liver: A Proven Program to Prevent and Reverse the New Silent Epidemic—Fatty Liver Disease, joins Dr. Friedman to discuss this growing health problem, as well as steps you can take to reduce your risk.
Skinny Liver: Proven Program to Prevent & Reverse Fatty Liver Disease
Kristin Kirkpatrick
Kristin Kirkpatrick is the lead dietitian and manager of Wellness Nutrition Services at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute in Cleveland, Ohio. She is a best-selling author, an experienced presenter, and an award winning Dietitian. Kristin has been seen on both local and national shows such as the TODAY show, NBC Nightly News and the Dr. Oz show and has contributed to several national Newspapers and magazines such as The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, TIME, Runners World, Oprah, Martha Stewart Living, Food Network, Costco Connection, Self and Women’s Health. The Huffington Post named Kristin “one of 35 diet and nutrition experts you need to follow on twitter.” In December, 2017, Kristin’s show “The New Rules of Food” will air nationally on PBS.

Kristin’s career began in Washington, D.C. where she assisted in lobbying efforts for Medical Nutrition Therapy reform on behalf of the American Dietetic Association Policy and Advocacy group. She then went on to become the Regional Coordinator of the Montgomery County, Maryland Hearts N Parks program. During her time with Hearts N Parks, she designed, implemented and measured health promotion programs within the Washington, D.C. metro area. Kristin then returned to Ohio to work for the Cleveland Clinic’s Department of Cardiovascular Genetics. She eventually became the lead Dietitian in the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute.

Kristin is a sought after national speaker on a variety of nutrition and wellness related topics. In addition, Kirkpatrick writes for, the Huffington Post, US News and World Report and is a featured expert on Cleveland Clinic’s Health Essentials. Kristin also serves on Dr. Oz’s Medical Advisory Board as well as the Advisory Board for Lose it!

Kristin has over 17 years of experience in the health management area, holds an MS in Health Promotion Management from American University in Washington, D.C., and a BA in Political Science from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. She is licensed as a Registered Dietitian in the state of Ohio. In May 2012, Kristin received the Ohio Outstanding Dietetic Educator of the year award and, in 2013, received alumni of the year from her high school, Gilmour Academy.

In January 2017, Kristin published her first book, Skinny Liver: A Proven Program to Prevent and Reverse the New Silent Epidemic—Fatty Liver Disease. 

In December, 2017, Kristin released her own nationally televised show, “The New Rules of Food” on PBS.

In her free time, Kristin enjoys running, reading, and spending time with her husband Andy, her two sons Jake and Boden and their goats and dogs in their home outside of Cleveland.