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2/4/12 9:38 A

Here is a review of the research regarding milk thistle and liver disease.

One should talk to their doctor before taking this supplement and discuss amounts to take and duration. It can have interactions with other medical conditions. All this is in the link above.

Hopefully you will find it helpful.
Dietitian Becky

2/3/12 9:17 P

I see you posted this back in Sept. But as I too have recently found out during annual blood work and ultimately an ultrasound, that I also have a fatty liver. I rarely drink but my eating habits are/were unhealthy to say the least...being a shift worker is no help either. Anyway, I've completely cut out alcohol, am taking notice of the fat content of the foods I'm eating, trying really hard to eat raw veggies, stopped drinking pop and no french fries. A supplement I read about that helps detox your liver is Milk Thistle. I asked the pharmacist what he new about this and after referring to his book of secrets, it really is suppose to help. Apparently it's suggested that those with Hepatitis take it, and since fatty liver is really the warning of bad things to come if you don't change your ways, well, lets just say I'll take the supplement along with changing my lifestyle. Best of luck to you (and me too)!

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11/21/11 9:38 A

Exercising should help alot as well. We cannot control everything with our food intake.

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11/21/11 4:32 A

I agree you need to see a dietician who deals with this so they can lay out a meal plan for you. I had a problem with my liver and pancreatitis. At each meal and snack it was important to have a certain ratio of nutrients which put less stress on the liver.
Liver conditions can be very dangerous and painful so you really need to be careful and follow through with appropriate care

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11/20/11 8:33 P

I have fatty liver disease and losing weight was my doctor's recommendation.

Thanks for the tip about the team -- I'll check it out.

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11/19/11 12:03 P

NOLA Meg how are you doing? I have NASH and a fatty pancreas. I am try to decrease my consumtion of fat and simple sugars (carbs).

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10/1/11 2:51 P

I agree Becky and Anarie.. You need help and asap.. What we say is pure speculation..

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9/30/11 8:15 P

Do what you can to get that appointment moved up. This is a life-threatening condition, and you shouldn't have to wait three months. Talk directly to the human resources/benefits person in your workplace and explain that this isn't a luxury or an extra precaution; diet is just about the only way to reverse this disease.

And if you don't get any help through your insurance, consider the possibility of paying for it yourself. Appointments tend to open up if you have cash in hand. One appointment probably won't bankrupt you, and it will get you on the road three months faster.

9/30/11 4:39 P

Until you meet with the Registered Dietitian, start using your SP weight loss calorie range. For your carbohydrates, use the lower end of the range. It is difficult to coment on the rest of your nutritional needs for it will be based on your laboratory blood work results.

SP Dietitian Becky

9/30/11 2:33 P

To get started, try limiting your carbohydrate foods to only 1/4 - 1/2 of your plate at meal times until you get more detailed recs from the nutritionist.

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9/30/11 2:00 P

There is a really easy way to cut down on sugars and 'white' grains. Avoid them. This means you put your sandwich contents on a salad instead of between two slices of bread, you avoid added sugar and avoid some natural sugars. For fruit, eat berries or melon, not pears and apples. Pasta is bad. Rice is bad. Bread needs to be whole grain and consumed in limited amounts. Veggies, beans and meats are your friends. You can even go really crazy (like me) and avoid milk unless the sugar is removed, like you find in cheese or some yogurts. I don't have a fatty liver, but eating this way will drop your triglycerides way down, and this should help with fatty liver.

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9/30/11 1:50 P

There's a Spark team for fatty liver. They might be able to give you the answers you seek if you post your questions there.

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9/30/11 1:12 P

He wanted me to alter my carb/sugar consumption. I've never had a drink in my life so I know it has nothing to do with alcohol. I guess I'm just wondering if people have ways they've cut down on those things. I'm not a big white bread person r rice person, so should I maybe try to get whole wheat pasta and cut back on potatoes?

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9/30/11 1:05 P

Did you ask your doctor what he specifically wanted you to change in your diet? I found fatty liver disease on WebMD and they recommended this:

If you are overweight or obese, do what you can to gradually lose weight -- no more than 1 or 2 pounds a week. A recent study showed that weight loss of at least 9% over a period of months can help reverse NASH. Even less weight loss than this can help lessen buildup of fat in the liver.

Eat a balanced and healthy diet and increase your physical activity. In addition to limiting calories, avoid diets rich in refined, rapidly digested carbohydrates. This includes limiting foods such as white bread, white rice, and concentrated sugar.

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9/30/11 12:55 P

My doctor recently told me I have a fatty liver. He said I needed to change a few things with my diet but didn't go into much detail. I've been looking online for some advice and ideas to tide me over until my appointment with a nutritionist (in December) and was wondering if any of you have suggestions or ideas you've used.

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