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Living with Fatty Liver and NASH
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NAFLD diagnosis 5 yrs ago

Hi, I'm new to Health Unlocked and appreciate all your comments. I was and still am having pain on the upper right side under my ribs. My primary Dr sent me to get an ultrasound and told me I had NAFLD. That is it. He didn't tell me to change my diet or lose weight. So I recently found a natural Dr who had me do a 5 day bowel cleanse and then a 5 day liver cleanse. I'm just finishing the liver cleanse. Has anyone done cleanses and have they helped?

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I don't think that there is any scientific evidence that cleanses work or are even helpful, though highly touted by some and may not be harmful.

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What a load of complete rubbish. They work fantastically, people have done them for centuries. You need to unclog the liver and pancreas with very simple food, no sugars, limited starches and absolutely no fructose or alcohol. .I don’t know on what basis you make you completely unresearched and ignorant claim. I would wise up before making dangerous statements like this. Millions of people will tell you how they recovered their health. Western medicine has no training in this andctell you that the liver is detoxing all the time - until it can’t because you put the wrong food in your body.

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I don't mean to sound down here. But I don't believe in the flushes or cleanses. Everything I've ever heard that worked is changing your diet.

Since your having pain, I think changing your diet may do you better.

Wishing you the best

Cyn

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Yes, I'm trying to change my diet. I'm having a difficult time because I just don't know what to eat. I'm used to processed foods and sugar. I'm not much of a veggie eater. There are a few I like but that's it. I'm also not good at trying new things.

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I was never a fish eater...am now in love with salmon. Once you eliminate most sugar, you get used to being without. It's frustrating to change but this is serious. My point being it is worth teaching yourself new habits and your life is worth it.

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You sound so much like me. My diet is atrocious and I’m finding it difficult to change. We need to find one or two fruits and the same with veggies and get them in our diets each day. I like carrots and string beans, apples and oranges. So I’m trying to have a few servings each day to start. After I have them I’m back to my junk food. Baby steps. Each week increase the amount of servings by one and decrease a serving of cookies or candy or whatever your vice is. Oh, and let’s start January 2. LOL. Seriously, this isn’t something to ignore. I’ve consulted 2 different docs - my primary care doc and a gastroenterologist, and both said the same - you can beat this before it becomes a huge issue diet and exercise. Because it doesn’t involve surgery or even medications it’s easy to say, “oh, this is no big deal.” Believe me, read the posts here and you’ll see what can happen, and quickly. I’ve joined a gym and walk 10,000 steps a day. My diet is negating all that good. It’s time. Wishing us both well with getting a handle on this. 😊

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Well then you won’t get better and will probably die of chirrosis. Stop being completely lame. You have wrecked your liver and you are lucky that it can regenerate given half a chance.

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What kind of diet are you using?

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Well, I'm trying to use coconut oil instead of margarine or butter. I eat boneless, skinless chicken, some beef still and some fish. Veggies are my weak point. I eat almonds and some fruit like blueberries, peaches, green grapes. I try to limit bread. I still eat some processed frozen foods. I used to eat Greek yogurt but a lot of dairy doesn't agree with me as I'm lactose intolerant. I've given up the yogurt just because I've read articles that dairy really isn't good so I want to see if I notice a difference in how I feel without it.

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Suggestion.... Try roasting your vegetables in oven with Olive oil drizzled over them...little salt and pepper. Squash, broccoli, brussel sprouts, onions, green beans ..any of these are so good! Once you eliminate sugar and your body gets used to it,. Cravings will stop.

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Have up sugar, wine, pasta, rice, anything with white flour. Starting to feel better. Lost 11 lbs.

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Sorry Gave up.

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Detoxing is the fastest way to recover. No question. After that yup our have to sort out the way you eat.

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I was told the cleanins was good

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Who told you that, a doctor? I just thought I'd try the cleanses. Since I don't have a gallbladder, I figured I must have a bunch of sludge in there that should come out. Lol.

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Milk thistle is great for your liver. Check it out! Reduces liver inflammation. Coukd be coincidental but upper right abdomen pain gone.

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I've started it too and found the same thing

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My doc started talking about cleanses so I asked her what kind. She said Fruits and Veggies! They will cleanse your body! The solution isn’t surgery and/or medications. It’s eating reasonably. For those of us who can’t seem to change that and want a magic pill, We need to change our mind set. I’m having a difficult time but we have to start. “Getting old ain’t for sissies” and the key to living well is taking our own health into our own hands. Please remind me of this and I’ll remind you! 😊

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Flushes or cleanses aren't for long term care. I feel it could be called a quick fix but for a short time.I would rather fix the problem than to do a flush when I am in pain or having symptoms.

Let's face it, We pretty much got ourselves here from eating unhealthy food. I include myself in that statement.

My downfall is Dr Pepper. It's all I drink and it's very bad for me. Even if I ate really healthy, if I keep drinking soda. It isn't fixing the problem.

You are not alone

Cyn

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Soda is one thing I can leave alone. My problem is cookies, candy, etc. I have a niece who drinks Dr Pepper too. Soda is really bad for you. We all have our weaknesses unfortunately.

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I've actually been surprised that I'm not craving things as bad as I'd expected to. This diagnosis really scared me. I also give in once in awhile but then I start sliding back into old habits.

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Hi all. I saw one of my doctors yesterday and he said that vitamin E has shown some promise with fixing damage done to the liver. But warned me that diabetics have had their glucose numbers rise after using vitamin E. He suggested I speak with my endocrinologist before trying this. I am waiting for my doctor to get back to me. When I know more I will share the information. Have a Happy Holiday everyone..

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You need to research the liver cleanse so that the toxins are not reabsorbed Back into your body. Coffee enemas. Google Functional Medicine NAFLD abs NASH. Lots to learn. Biggest takeaway - absolutely forget Western meds and stop all fructose including soda and fruit. Plus no alcohol and little fat. It takes many months and a whole new way of understanding Food and biochemistry. The American diet is an absolute tragedy in every way. Go back to Stone Age Food.

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There’s absolutely no scientific evidence for using coffee enemas and there are actually several deaths reported from their use.

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Show me the evidence. You are a troll no doubt. Why don’t you post something useful instead of showing your completely laughable ignorance? Rubbish site.

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