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Fatty liver

Hi everyone. I have only 3 weeks to my gallbladder op, I was wondering is it possible to repair a fatty liver sorry don`t much about the liver.

love Cheli xxx

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I definately believe so. The better your diet and the more you get up and exercise, the more improvement you will feel. It works well for me. Its not easy either with stage 4 cirrhosis and liver cancer but I have been doing it for years and I turn 65 this year. If I cannot do it, then I rest until I can. If you want to be more well, I believe you can be. Its also good to become mostly a peaceful person. I try but sometimes I fail at all of it. Thats human though. Good luck. Take your question to good heart.

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i also believe this. and its certainly possible not to make it worse. stick to a liver friendly diet and you cant go far wrong. dont drink if possible and certainly not to excess.

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Hi, I was sent for a scan thinking I had gallbladder problems in March, turned out I had a fatty liver that was starting to crowd other organs and gave all the pain and symptoms you would associate with gall stones.

Upshot was to lose weight as even though I am 6ft 4 big frame i was in the high overweight category, given an initial aim of losing 10 per cent of my weight which would start helping to repair my liver and clear some of the fat. Diet wise was to dump all sugary drinks from my diet, up the fibre and stay away from all processed foods, and white flour. So brown breads, lots of fish and chicken and sticking to a Mediterranean kind of diet. No alcohol has passed my lips in the past 4 months either, not that I drank much in the first place, coke being my worst evil I think. Ginsters, pasties, sausage rolls cream cakes all had to be stopped as well as though there easy snacks for lunch etc they are full of fat, lard, sugar and salts. Someone else said elsewhere avoid salt its bad for your liver and when shopping look at the labels and look for low sugars, salt and less than 4 per cent fat, it's quite an education and hard to do !

First of all went at it wrong and tried to lose weight too quickly, made me worse and put me in a lot of pain and fetched on a bilary infection and ended back with the GP and a polite telling off !

Instead aim to eat properly, and do 15 minutes exercise a day be it just walking do it every day. Drink loads of sugar free fluids and aim to slowly lose around half to a kilo a week.

Started at the start of April now 12 kilos lighter, rib area slightly tender now but before It was so sore could not sleep on my right side it was so tender and uncomfortable.

Got another 12 kilos to lose but feel miles better.

Good luck

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a lot of natural things to do to fix gall bladder and fatty liver. google Dr Sandra Cabot, she has sever books and some products that help and they are not that expensive. learn before you have anything taken out.

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Hi Cheli I was diagnosed with a severely fatty liver in May 2015 and as a result and on doctors advice gave up alcohol and stuck rigidly to a low fat diet which included wholemeal bread and pasta lots of fish, chicken and vegetables. Now 15 months later I have lost 15 kilos and a recent scan has showed that my liver HAS repaired itself and I now have a healthy liver. I am 61 years old so it is never too late to change your eating habits, I will admit the diagnosis frightened the life out of me so I found it easy to stick to my new eating regime. Good luck and take care xx

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Wow that actually sounds like a diet I would actually enjoy. I think the fact you said that you stuck to it because you were frieghtened really interesting because fear is a very powerful motivator (not a nice one admittedly) what in particular frightened you if you don't mind me asking?

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My GP told me that it can lead to diabetes and possibly cancer so that was the motivation I needed. Xx

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Ah I see, I think I need something to scare me like that because when my GP explained it all to me I just thought oh well nevermind if it kills me it kills me in the mean time I have stuff to be getting on with. Thinking on it now it's quite sad that I have such an indifference to my own life especially as I'm only 28. Don't get me wrong I wouldn't go out of my way to shorten it but neither do I feel any desire to prolong it.

I'm glad you managed to reverse it that must of been a huge relief :) proud of you xx

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Don't let the diagnosis get you down I feel better now than I have done for a long time. My GP told me that a liver will repair itself but that it can take up to a year, you are a lot younger than me and shouldn't feel that all is lost - the last year has gone very quickly. If you want to shock yourself into taking action look up your symptoms on the internet and believe me it will scare the life out of you. Thank you for telling me you are proud of me I have to admit that I feel very proud of myself too. Take care and don't give up xx

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You are most welcome :) xx

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Thank you all for your helpful advice. Good to know its not too late to change things, I have just turned 60 and I really thought that this is it, but now I have changes my diet and with the help of Dr Sandra Cabot's books I do see that I can change my outlook in life.

Love Cheli xxx

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hi cheli. sandra cabot has a website. called liverdoctor.com if you wanted you could have a look on there for free. there are many articles about the liver and gallstones and many other different things, just to give you a free taste of whats on offer. many things are free and all those books are not always nesecesary although i do like the healthy liver book as it tells you a lot obout the liver and the job of the liver and the name of cells in the liver. it makes learning about the liver very enjoyable. i'v been going to her site for almost 10 years i think i must be and i find her very trustworthy and knowledeable. she is not only just into pharmaceuitcal medicine like many other doctors. love grace xoxoxo

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Hi Grace. Thank you for that, I had a look on her site and also bought 2 books ` the liver cleansing diet` and also` fatty liver you can reverse it.`

all I need now is some time to sit and read them.

love cheli xxxx

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thats great cheli. the liver cleansing book is great it has lots of good recipes in it. i enjoy reading it and getting ideas for meals or snacks. she reccomends flax seeds almonds and sunflower seeds are ground up and i always have a supply of those in my fridge, its an enjoyable book i thought anyway and found it easy to read as i was learning things about my liver and getting ideas. i also bought the juicing book. im not sure if i bought the fatty liver book if i did i probably gave it to my then boyfriend. yes cheli you can reverse a fatty liver. its true. as many people on here have attested to and they have reduced their fibrosis as well. so its great that we have a chance to look after ourself and put things right. did you know that you can ask her questions and she sends you an email with her answers? im starting to feel better at last, i'v doing lots of house work thats been neglected for a long time. good night and god bless. happy reading. .love grace xoxoxo

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