Fatty liver, high blood pressure and gallstones!

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created December 12, 2012 at 4:27 AM

Oh my..... ha.

I am new here, have all three of the above. Eating Paleo and don't mind it, but would like suggestions on do's and don'ts I should consider as far as food goes. Overall not eating a lot of fat really, and losing weight at a steady rate of around 3 lbs a week for the last while. :)

I am on meds for the high blood pressure and not sure if it's the diet or what, but have had a lot of nausea in the past before the meds and major diet change. Now it's hit or miss some days. Had soup with curry for dinner and felt that though.

Kids and other half are eating it too, though some days I'm sure they'd rather pizza. Though tonight the kids ate the soup, had a cookie (it is the holidays and they ate the soup!), and then both had some fruit afterwards. My oldest doesn't need a ton of carbs or fat but hoping he'll slim down in time, and my youngest doesn't eat carbs unless it's a cookie or cracker anyway so she's not hard to deal with (she had ham, cheese and apple for lunch yesterday, no bread, her choice).

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on December 12, 2012
at 09:34 PM

My personal experience: Fatty liver and gallstones "corrected themselves" after a few weeks of living Paleo. However, I did experience some pain with the gallbladder(no high blood pressure). But as I understand it, the body's systems often achieve balance, since you're eating whole, nourishing foods that heal, and high blood pressure may normalize. Some studies suggest that fatty liver is related to increased insulin levels and insulin resistance. In many cases, the Paleo lifestyle helps stabilize and decrease insulin levels. I'm not so sure how my gallbladder issue was resolved but I'm no longer experiencing gallbladder irritation and apparently the bladder emptied itself. I think it's due to a diet of real foods.

Of course, I would be remiss not to encourage you to continue working with your doctor until you have been officially released from any prescribed protocol.

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