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Diagnosed with NAFLD

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Created September 18, 2012 at 5:38 AM

I have NAFLD (non alcholic fatty liver disease), and I want to know what is the best diet that can reverse this condition. I want to know what foods I can have and foods to avoid. Also things like, what I can have for breakfast, snacks, lunch, dinner, etc? as I am really struggling for ideas. Thanks in advance.

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on September 24, 2012
at 04:29 AM

5 large egg yolks a day will give you the 550 mg choline recommended for adult males. Or 4 egg yolks and an ounce of BEEF liver.

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on September 19, 2012
at 05:10 AM

Your diet would probably more strict in the begining, but if it works, no doubt there will be things you want to stict to, to maintain your health in the future...

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on September 19, 2012
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You can get some clues there from the Whole30 website. But I think a regular paleo diet, with focus on the low fuctose and o-6 should do the trick personally (lots of choline as pointed out about, and perhaps vitamin K which also supports the liver)

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on September 19, 2012
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Well true. Choline supports the liver transport of fats.

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on September 18, 2012
at 09:13 PM

Hi Jack! You need to get the book "It Starts with Food" which will explain the Whole30 concept a previous poster referred to. Also, read The Paleo Diet Solution. Good luck!

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on September 18, 2012
at 07:09 PM

Big +1 for this answer: http://blog.cholesterol-and-health.com/2010/11/does-choline-deficiency-contribute-to.html

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on September 18, 2012
at 05:53 PM

^ No. Basically anything high in PUFAs/omega-6 is bad here (most vege oils). Instead try using coconut or palm oil generally/most ideally (SFAs), or olive, avocado or hempseed for low temp cooking (MUFAs).

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on September 18, 2012
at 11:51 AM

Thanks Matt, I live in East London, so I'll find one that can help.

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on September 18, 2012
at 11:50 AM

Is sunflower oil good, as this is what I use daily in my cooking?.

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Two common culprits are fructose and vegetable oils. Id guess that fructose is the most solidly proven one, as it does lead to visceral fat - so avoid high sugar fruits (maybe even fruit in general for awhile) and especially refined sugar, and also vegetable oils like canola oil.

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on September 18, 2012
at 06:32 AM

STRICT paleo diet in every sense of the word for 30 days. NAFLD is strongly associated with metabolic syndrom and insulin resistance. I would follow something similar to a "Whole30" (strict paleo diet with reintroduction of foods to test tolerance after 30 days). It would also be a good idea to check the "Paleo Physicians Network" to see if you have any open minded healthcare practitioners geographically close to you as nutritional advice from most physicians is unfortunately not in your best interest.

-Matt
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on September 18, 2012
at 11:51 AM

Thanks Matt, I live in East London, so I'll find one that can help.

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on September 18, 2012
at 06:38 PM

I have read on some paleo-style blogs that in lab animals choline prevents and reverses fatty liver caused by sugar, alcohol, and omega-6 fats. The best sources of choline are egg yolks and liver (maybe organ meats in general).

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on September 18, 2012
at 07:09 PM

Big +1 for this answer: http://blog.cholesterol-and-health.com/2010/11/does-choline-deficiency-contribute-to.html

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on September 19, 2012
at 05:05 AM

Well true. Choline supports the liver transport of fats.

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on September 24, 2012
at 04:29 AM

5 large egg yolks a day will give you the 550 mg choline recommended for adult males. Or 4 egg yolks and an ounce of BEEF liver.

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on September 18, 2012
at 08:20 PM

Two words, processed carbohydrates. Usually processed carbs have sugar. Sometimes processed carbs contain PUFA. But if you get rid of all processed carbs and limit any carbs that you eat to whole foods, fatty liver should disappear pretty quickly. Just getting rid of liquid processed carbs is responsible for the loss of first 15-20 lbs. in many obese people.

You don't have to do VLC, althought I admit that's probably the quickest route. You can do moderate carbs with yams, sweet potatoes, and heck even white rice. I do about 150g of carbs now and have even lower triglycerides and liver enzymes (in the low teens), lower than when I used to do VLC.

When you trigs falls below 150 or so, your liver enzymes should be within a normal range with a lag of about 3-6 months, longer if you have an inflammatory condition and/or are metabolically deranged. Nothing falls faster than triglycerides when you start eating properly.

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on September 19, 2012
at 04:48 AM

If I reversed this condition, what foods would I need to stick to, will this be a lifestyle change?

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on September 19, 2012
at 05:10 AM

Your diet would probably more strict in the begining, but if it works, no doubt there will be things you want to stict to, to maintain your health in the future...

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on September 29, 2012
at 08:18 PM

Would I be able to consume alchol if I have reversed NAFLD?

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on September 18, 2012
at 05:36 PM

Matt, what does the strict paleo diet consist of?

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on September 18, 2012
at 09:13 PM

Hi Jack! You need to get the book "It Starts with Food" which will explain the Whole30 concept a previous poster referred to. Also, read The Paleo Diet Solution. Good luck!

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on September 19, 2012
at 05:09 AM

You can get some clues there from the Whole30 website. But I think a regular paleo diet, with focus on the low fuctose and o-6 should do the trick personally (lots of choline as pointed out about, and perhaps vitamin K which also supports the liver)

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