Primary Biliary Cirrhosis

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Date Joined Apr 2009
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   Posted 4/4/2009 5:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi All,
I am new to this site, I have had autoimmune PBC for 2 yrs, my Specialist is treating me with 1250 mg of Ursofalk daily and my GP put me on a Vegan diet plus fish! and sent me to a Naturopath she prescribed Cod Liver oil tablets, multivitamin and Vit C 1000 mg daily, I certainly feel better , less fatigued and more alert mentally but am sick of tofu and fish.
I would be interested to hear if anyone else with PBC has had a Vegan diet prescribed for assistance / support of PBC and if it has helped them.    I am dying for a steak!!!!!

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Date Joined Jul 2005
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   Posted 4/4/2009 9:50 PM (GMT -7)   

PJay, welcome to the forum.  We have another recent member with PBC, so she should be able to help you with some of your questions.

A diet free from red meat is best for anyone with any type of liver disease.  However, I don't think it's really necessary or particularly advantageous to eliminate all meat but fish.  Skinless chicken breast should be okay.  Ditto turkey.  I make turkey burgers and really prefer them now to beef burgers (ground turkey is cheaper, too, but does need a lot of seasoning.)  Once in a rare while (about once a month) I give in and have filet of beef or beef stew, but I always feel worse afterwards (headache, sluggish, just not well), which is enough to make me stick with my diet 99.9% of the time.  So I would say it is okay to give in to your craving occasionally if it becomes too much...just don't make it a habit!  I'm not a doctor, so this is just my own opinion and experience.

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Date Joined Oct 2007
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   Posted 4/5/2009 6:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Welcome to the forum PJay. You have found a great place for support and advice. My husband suffers from cirrhosis and hep C, so I don't have any answers regarding PBC. But, as Connie has said there are others that may be able to answer your questions.
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