Please Help Me Get A Start On Liver Problems

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Pamela Neckpain
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Date Joined May 2008
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   Posted 5/7/2009 12:57 PM (GMT -6)   
I am writing this for my husband.

Just minutes ago, he reminded me that he has a "fatty liver."

He has known about it for four years and swears he told me.
(He didn't) Anyway, where do I start to find information about
this without running all over the internet?

After we get a response, he may come and ask questions himself.
(And READ this Forum)

He used to drink alcohol but was not considered an alcoholic. He hasn't had any
alcohol for twenty years, but he thinks maybe it was too much during his drinking years.

Doesn't matter ... What's done is done.

Thank you. I'll be watching the forum.


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   Posted 5/7/2009 5:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, Pam!  The book by Melissa Palmer, M.D., Hepatitis & Liver Disease, states that fatty liver in itself is "relatively harmless" and usually does not progress to NASH (non-alcoholic steatohepatitis) or cirrhosis.  Is your husband a diabetic or overweight?  These can be contributing factors to fatty liver and need to be dealt with. 
Otherwise, it's not something to be concerned about.
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   Posted 5/8/2009 9:17 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Pamela Neckpain,


If you are looking for information on Fatty Liver disease, type in your browser address window.  In the search window, type “Fatty Liver” with the double quotation marks.  Then click the Google Search button.


Fatty liver disease is reversible.  There are things your husband can do to improve his liver function.  He can improve his liver function with some dietary changes.


EGGS - Contain amino acids which facilitate the elimination of toxins in the liver.   Eggs are also rich in a fatty acid that increases production of lecithin—a digestion-enhancing bile.


YOGURT – Boosts the growth of friendly bacteria in the intestines.  These break down toxins and boost the absorption of liver-nourishing vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and proteins.


ARTICHOKES & BEETS – These vegetables contain an antioxidant that increases production of liver bile to dissolve fats.  These also stimulate the liver to excrete toxins as well as convert fat into energy.


CINNAMON & NUTMEG – These spices increase the muscles sensitivity to insulin.  Cinnamon increases the metabolic rate and the body’s ability to convert calories into fuel instead of storing them as fat.  Try baking apples with cinnamon & nutmeg as a desert.


BROCCOLI & CAULIFLOWER – Both of these vegetables enhance the liver’s ability to break down fat.  They contain the phytonutrients that boost the liver’s ability to convert fat-soluble toxins into water-soluble toxins; ones that can pass through the kidneys and be excreted from the body.


Good luck.



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