I just started taking milk thistle. I used to drink a lot of beverages with HFCS, which is known to cause fatty liver. Research suggests that milk thistle prevents and repairs damage to the liver from toxic chemicals and medications. Interestingly, I'm no longer feeling thirsty all the time.
Here are some of the symptoms of a diseased liver:
A yellowish tinge to the skin and eyes.
Dark yellow urine.
Weight loss due to loss of appetite.
Distended abdomen right under the right lower ribs.
Curved and whitish nails.
Frequent headaches, dizziness, spasms, irritability, depression and so on.
Joy - 47 yrs and counting; Colitis Dec 06 (also have IBS); Currently in remission
Figuring out how to reduce a flare or get into remission is a trial and error experience. Don't expect your GI to have all the answers. He was trained in making diagnoses, prescribing medications, and surgically removing the colon. He was not trained in alternative treatments. That's why they are called alternative treatments.
Lexapro (for stress), Probiotics and Vitamins, Anti-inflammatory foods, No pro-inflammatory foods when flaring, No HFCS, No foods high in fructose, No artificial sweeteners -- Fecal transplantation worked, Prednisone stopped working, Colazal stopped working, Asacol stopped working
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