Fatty Liver Questions
A Boston Doctor took out my gallbladder and appentix 30 years ago, only to learn later that I had diverticulosis which was causing digestive issues. Now I am worries about my liver and don't know which diet to use, what supplements to take... (more)
Hello everyone, first of all I'd like to say this will be kinda long post, so if you don't like to read, I am sorry. I started with low carb paleo 2 weeks ago, after 8 weeks of recovery from cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal surgery). I was... (more)
Recently I was diagnosed with NAFLD. My liver enzymes were slightly elevated so the Doc sent me in for an abdominal ultrasound. I carry around 9% bodyfat on average throughout the year and have no problems with insulin sensitivity. I ate pretty... (more)
Coconut oil is a saturated fat that has 90% concentration. It contains 45% lauric acid and 16% myristic acid and palmitic acid 8%. The key point is the coconut oil must be virgin and not processed because then the saturated fats remain mostly... (more)
Someone on here suggested I might have a leaky gut a while back and last night I did some research. I have a fatty liver and apparently liver dysfunction and leaky gut are related. How can I heal this? I already eat fairly tight paleo. After... (more)
For a long time (years, since I was a kid) I'd get heartburn. I don't know how long I've had the muscle aches, but at least in the past couple of years the heartburn was accompanied by muscle aches and the only thing that would help the muscle... (more)
I used to have the same issue and determined that it was definitely predominantly the result of grains, specifically wheat. Like clockwork, every time I have a little grain fest, there it is.
I was pitching the Paleo lifestyle to a friend, and he mentioned that he had a 'fatty liver' according to the doctor's diagnosis. He is trying to lose some pounds, hence the pitch. He has been getting close to Paleo (without knowing) before we... (more)
As the title suggests, my friend is 300 pounds, has diabetes, fatty liver, no gallbladder , and has a major sweet tooth. He joined OA and is 2 weeks into not eating sugar, but he's still woofing down the fruit. He's addicted to diet soda and has... (more)
I started Paleo a year ago. It fixed a gazillion of health problems for me. But the few remaining problems, while I know how to fix them, they contradict one another. I'm at a loss. Here are the facts: IBS for 10 years, high inflammation all... (more)
My Mom just emailed me to ask for advice. My aunt is turning 70 and they want to get her a cake for the birthday party. However, it turns out she was just diagnosed with two serious liver problems. The first disease is called hemochromatosis, and... (more)
I was overweight growing up, not obese but "chubby" (especially compared to all the asians in Hawaii). In middle and high school I was anorexic and bulimic for six years... ended up gaining 30 lbs from it. 3 years ago I sort of overcame/ grew out... (more)
I've gained 12 lbs in the past 6 weeks since I've been staying with a friend and I can't cook. We pick up food and while I generally try to stay pretty paleo (I've been eating low-carb/paleo for the better part of 3 years) all the additives etc... (more)
Interesting article by Chris Masterjohn: http://blog.cholesterol-and-health.com/2010/11/sweet-truth-about-liver-and-egg-yolks.html If I am getting this right, he is saying that fatty liver is not directly caused by too much sugar, alcohol, or fat... (more)
It seems sound to me. I think that micronutrients sometimes have much more to do with our health than we like to think so. Of course, a high carb, high fructose diet is also often low in choline and high in PUFA, the deadly combination for the liver. (more)
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