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I finally reversed Fatty Liver

Hello all,

I just want to share the news with everyone today. I went for my second ultrasound after 5 month and today the results came with ‘NO MORE FATTY LIVER’.

I am so happy that after 5 month of hard work, I finally reversed it. I actually still don’t believe it cause I read very few stories for reversing it but I can assure you that with hard work and dedication, anything is possible.

Not just this but my cholesterol went down, total (285- 180) and LDL from 200 to 130. My blood pressure is perfect now. Even my GP was shocked and asking what I eat and how I lose so much weight in less time. I actually lost a total of 35 LBS. I am 167 from 205 and height is 5’10

I want to thanks this site and the food items which are posted here really helped me out. The journey was not easy and now I only hav done cheat meal once a week and I always eat healthy and workout really hard.

I have attached some of my transformation pics + my recent ultrasound report which states no more fatty liver. Thanks all you guys are wonderful

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I'm very happy for you keep up the good work unfortunately my case is too late when I was diagnosed with nash it is already stage 4 cirrhosis

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I am so sorry to hear that bro. If I am not mistaken cirrhosis cannot be reversible but it’s progression can be halted or slow down with immediate diet changes including NO SALT 🧂. Are you doing it ?

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Yes I did loose 15 pounds but I was never a heavy person to begin with I'm trying to lower my salt intake and sugar it's been hard

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Got it. If it was not obese then probably other factors like diabetic, high BP, high cholestrol ?. If none of those then more likely genetic ?

One thing what i did was to put minimal or no salt in my food and absoloutely no white / brown sugar. The only sugar i used was a tea spoon of organic raw honey for my smoothies and that's about it. It was very hard the first week but then i got used to it. I started adding more spices like red chilli powder, coriander, etc on my food and started using Extra virgin olive oil.

If you really want to hold the porgression of the disease or reverse it then you definitely need full dedication & commitment to it. May be you don't care about your own life but your surrounding people does. So think about those people and adapt to a permanent life style change.

I urge you to not eat SUGAR and reduce your intake of CARBS with the exception of getting them from raw fruits and that also to some extent. They really aggravate the liver

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Are you advising not to eat raw fruit? I’ve just been told I have severe hepatic Steatosis but haven’t seen a specialist yet. I’m probably 10k overweight and generally eat healthy. I don’t eat sugar other than fruit. Should I cut that out?

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You may need to see if you have hemachromatosis. Check elevated ferritin and transferring levels. Most docs dont look in this direction. Has nothing to do with red blood count, hematocrit or hemaglobin. Iron builds up in liver and causes cirrhosis. One guy found out the night before his liver transplant and turned things around. He even went to a hematologist that didnt test for this.....Please find a doc that will listen to you and check it out.

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Not tranferring...transferrin

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Thanks I will ask my Dr and I'm going to start cutting down in my sugar as no salt

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That is great news. The thing to remember is that the things that helped you make progress must be for a lifetime or the problem will come back. We can beat it back but it almost never goes away as a threat. Good luck with the future.

Wayne

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Well said Wayne.like I was stating earlier that it’s a lifestyle change for me not temporary ;).

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That's great. I hope you stay on the forum and help other people understand that

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You bet man !. This forum helped me out a lot with my RUQ pain(although I still had some due to me abusing it with ab crunches ) and fatty liver and the blogs you posted with meal plans were amazing. Substitute rice with quinoa or kuskus, minimizing salt intake, etc.

I am just super happy that my LFT were elevated 5 months ago and now everything is coming back to normal. One thing I would say is that I am 38 and I was able to push myself in workouts with strict diet plan and now when I look at myself with lean muscles, it makes me a happy person.

Also, don’t take the easy route of taking medications to control your cholesterol or whatever your case is. Weight loss, proper diet and workout are the 3 key things to fight this fatty liver.

I will be helping people who needs guidance on this forums so feel free to ask me anything.

Stay safe and blessed !

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Yes I’d love to know the meal plan your talking about ..Allison

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Hi Darkdog

Absolutely brilliant to hear your news, you must be feeling overjoyed with the results of your sheer hardwork and wholehearted commitment in trying to reverse your diagnosis and it is testament to anyone out there with this condition that it can be beaten or drastically improved.

By you making big lifestyle changes with food choices, exercise regime and a strong mindset you were determined to recover from this illness because you believed that you could do something about the illness and you did it 🤗

Keep up the great work and never forget what you have achieved for yourself and your family is very special.

Gillian

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Thanks man.

The first 2 months were not easy at all but I knew I had to take care of my wife and kids which kept me motivated.

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If you reversed your fatty liver is it possible to reverse fibrosis or NASH due to fatty liver

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I am not sure brother. But I would say keep working hard and miracles can happen.

Focus on your diet and workout really hard like you are sweating. Whatever doctors say about this disease whether it can be reversed or not, don’t believe it because my doctor also said that it is lifetime and cannot be reversed.

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That’s great news. Congratulations! I know you are thrilled. I can tell in your post. Through your help others now can see that this illness can be beat. I know you put in lots of hard work. I’ve also lost almost 50 lbs. and I feel so much better. Diet changes are hard but we can do this.

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Man that is a huge accomplishment. I am so amazed that eating right with exercise can fight so many diseases.

It cured anxiety, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and fatty liver for me.

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Thanks for sharing your great and inspiring story. It helps me, and I’m sure others, to stay focused and on track. I’m proud of you because I know the diet and exercise are a big commitment. Congratulations my friend.

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Thank you so much.

Diet and exercise can cure pretty much everything. I was told by almost every doctor that this condition is lifelong and only AFLD can be reversed but NAFLD cannot.

Well I am going to send an email to each one of them with my results. You all can do it also !

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That is Simply Brilliant News! Very, Very Encouraging! Well Done Young Man🏅

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Thank you so much. I felt old with fatty liver but now I feel like a 25 year old kid 👨💪

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Congrats, most folks (>70%) with NAFLD struggle to lose weight effectively; but you have accomplished the goal in nice fashion. Better, you now have healthy metrics to show for it. Well Done!

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Thank you James.

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Congratulations bro...any medication you took along with your diet program?

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Thanks man. I took ZERO medication. The only thing I took every morning was 1 omega 3 fish oil and 1 organic veggie multivitamin and one scoop of whey protein powder unsweetened post workout. Also organic green tea every night before going to sleep with ginger and cardamom mixed.

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That’s awesome news. Thanks for posting. You give the rest of us hope.

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Thanks 🙏

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Thats fantastic, I have been told that it can be done & also turn fibrosis, diabetes, so its good to hear that it does actually does happen !!!!

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Wow!! That's amazing!!. Congratulations!! Lynne

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Thanks much Lynne.

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That is a perfect post to lift the spirits. I am a firm believer in You are what you Eat.

All the best to you and your family.

Gwen

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Thanks so much sunnysmile

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do you have the original US for comparison? Thanks

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Hi Mariah. Please find below link of my previous ultrasound done last October. Let me know if you need my LFT blood, cholesterol report etc. happy to share with all

ibb.co/RhFQcYh

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Hi Darkdog

I have a question, can you tell me what your gamma-glutamyl transferase (GGT) blood test measured the level of your enzyme GGT in the blood were 5 months ago and what are they now please? This is the only thing that is raised in my husband's liver function test, they say he has NAFLD, I spoke to him about your success and he asked me to ask you this question about GGT. He would dearly love to get this within the GGT normal range and I am not sure if this has been possible with you in blood tests?

Thanks, Gillian

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Hello Gillian. I keep insisting my GP to do my GGT after I read online about it, but she failed to do anymore test apart from regular alt and ast, albumin etc. her reasoning was that GGT is not that accurate.

So I just had regular AST and ALT and went for ultrasound last October. My AST=36 and my ALT=58 which were mild elevated.

When I did my next blood test, my alt=35 and ast=31 and feb 2019 when I did my another blood test, my alt=20 and ast=21. Everything came back to where it was earlier.

So in a nutshell, I never did GGT test because my doctor didn’t thought it was necessary.

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Also here is the image link which contains my RENAL blood test from last October2018 till feb 2019

ibb.co/xjkYfPW

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Thank you for getting back to me and explaining.

My husband has never had his AST checked, looked back over 10 years, the only enzyme that is raised is GGT levels, all the rest are in the normal range, this enzyme has decreased from nearly 500 to just over a 100 and the only thing he changed was diet and exercised more. What we have noticed is when he goes back to eating some refined carbohydrates and reduces his exercise the GGT enzymes appear to increase.

Now that I have read him your posts he is determined to try and prove me right, based on your proven hard work, that if he concentrates even harder on further improving his fitness and keeping off those refined carbohydrates he will eventually get himself within the normal range of 6-35 for his GGT levels which will be brilliant.

Thank you.

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I personally recommend below things to incorporate which definitely helped me a lot in reversing it. I read a lot of studies online about below things :-

1) hire a personal trainer in the GYM and workout with him twice a week. What this will do is that the trainer will push a person to the limits by doing a mixture of strength and cardiovascular exercises. After this workout yourself for the rest 3 days including 20 min of elyptical every day and a mix of strength exercises

2) drink atleast 60 or 80 oz of water every day

3) drink green tea every night mixed with caradamon, ginger, cinnamon sticks, star nees and lemon. It is known to reduce fat in the liver

4) eat wild caught salmon atleast 3 times in a week.

5) eat omega 3 fish oil every morning which is Also known to reduce fat in the liver.

6) when he wakes up in the morning, drink an 8oz of warm water with light lemon squeezed on empty stomach. This will reduce the belly fat tremendously.

Stay away from refined carbs. They are bad. Replace white rice with whole wheat quinoa or couscous or brown rice. Replace white bread with homemade brown bread with only 1 slice per day.

Wish I can write a blog soon and share my chart on myfitnesspal which I used to track my calories and things I used to eat so that it can help others on what I did to reverse it

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Hi Darkdog

Thank you for your tips they are helpful.

We removed all refined carbohydrates from our diet in May 2016 when I was diagnosed with Behcet's. We do not eat any bread or rice, pasta, potatoes, nothing made with flour, we have quinoa, buckwheat and very occasionally couscous in replacement for pasta and rice, our diet is mainly plant based with lean protein, fish and chicken, occasionally we have lean beef, and loads of salad and fresh fruit, we do not eat sugar, sweets or chocolate and the only desserts are milk kefir which I made and add fresh fruit, oats and chia seeds too, we eat a number of other seeds and nuts too.

During a bad episode with me over Christmas and into January-February through sheer convenience some bread, pizza and potatoes were introduced back into our diet, they have since been removed again.

I think my husband needs to increase his exercise levels and since reading your post he has restarted daily elliptical and strength exercises. For one reason or another his / our exercise has been reduced to walking around 3-4 times a week for a couple of hours each time we walk, but now he knows this is not near enough, he had been cycling most weekends but this had stopped too, we also have a static road bike so we have no excuses...

Thanks again.

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Gillian: you guys have a perfect diet plan and you know that the only thing lacking right now is exercise

I can assure you that with increasing your physical activity for 4 months which includes 20 min elyptical and 40 min of strength exercise will bring everything back to normal. Diet & workout can cure anything.

Is your hubby obese ? What was his Alt ? In my case for fatty liver, it was obese and high cholesterol and high BP

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Hi Darkdog

My husband is 180lbs so not obese and his BP is normal. His cholesterol is 4.1, never fails to be within this from 4.0 to 4.2 , the government recommends that healthy adults should have a total cholesterol level below 5 mmol/L. not sure how that is calculated for the way the US provides serum total cholesterol levels it looks like it is measured mmol/L.

His last ALT was 42 the normal range over here is between 9 - 55 and he has continuously been within the ALT range since his GGT levels were first noted to be nearly 500. The GGT is the only element of his liver tests that are out of range, the consultants always say that it is OK and some people are like this with high GGT, but we do not feel that is satisfactory and is not right, I have read a lot about GGT and what long terms affects it can have. It is like being labelled a heavy drinker but not having a drink...

He had a Liver MRI after having a MRCP (MRI) both showed nothing and the consultant was very reluctant to do a biopsy.

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He looks to be in a good shape. With 180Lb, I believe he should be 5’10.

My good cholesterol was ok but my triglycerides were high and LDL was super high close to 190 and normal range was 100. So I knew cholesterol and me being 5’9 with 205LB was to blame for my fatty liver.

I am not sure about GGT but what I realize was that the Alt normal range should be between 20-30. This is just my own theory. I looked at my own previous tests for the last 5 years and the Alt was always between 20 - 25 range. Even though the normal range here is less than 58 but I also compared the Alt range with my mom

Blood test, my wifey boood test, my sister blood test and all of their Alt range were between 20 - 25.

Now when my alt started rising, it was 30, 42, 56 and then 58. I also started having symptoms like right lower rib pain which doctors just shrugged it off with muscle strain but I knew it was related to liver (due to my own research of fatty liver)

You can keep focusing on lowering your GGT but i also think you should try to bring your Alt between 20 - 25.

On a side note the consultants might be correct because certain people normal range is the above normal. For me my alkaline phosphate is always above normal range and my doctors don’t care because rest are OK.

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I have checked back through my husband's ALT numbers and you are right, the lower his GGT the lower the ALT, the lowest ALT was 25, I compared this with mine which have been tested weekly for the last 6 months, screening due to the immune suppressants I take, my ALT comes in on average of 12, when I have had raised inflammation markers it has raised to 18 and when my white cells were high it raised to 24, that is the highest I have seen it, the normal range is 5 - 55.

Very interesting and definitely worth keeping a keen eye on this too.

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I always now preach my family and realtives to look at their own blood test instead of relying at the doctors and question them if something seems to be abnormal.

There were several doctors who refused to see me again because I question their knowledge and they fail to have a good dcisussion with me. Like reversing NAFLD where every doctor I saw was reluctant to say that only AFLD can be reversed but not NAFLD.

I asked my doctor as to why they didn’t do anything when my Alt keep rising and they brushed it off by saying, anything in normal range is normal and not consider anything bad. If they would have told me last February that my alt was 42 and it might be because of fatty liver then I would have started the diet etc right away.

Anyhow, sometime I feel like if I didn’t had NAFLD then I wouldn’t know about different blood test, I wouldn’t be able to loose weight, I wouldn’t be able to put lean muscles and last but not least i wouldn’t be able to get relieved from my health anxiety which I was fighting for 1.5 year.

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A man after my own ways, I too question Dr's, especially specialists, I write a list of questions and make sure I incorporate these into my appointments, I carry out so much research into my own rare condition that none of my regular Dr's have any experience they can only advise I speak to my consultant. I spent 40 years suffering from a condition that took at turn for the worse in 2014 and 10 specialist never picked it up, I discovered my own condition through extensive research and as soon as I was sat in front of the specialist explaining my symptoms and showing photographs and charts of my symptoms I was finally giving a diagnosis and started treatment, she only has 1 other patient with the same, now I have learnt the hard way I never walk into any Dr's clinic and not ask questions, they do not like being questioned, especially when you are questioning what they say. Too many people sit in front of these Dr's and believe everything they are told, I had been told that I had so many other possible conditions it's quite scary. I hate taking medication, I like to look at alternatives, it's a family thing, but now I have to but I do this only because I have not found an alternative 😊

At the same time checking my husband's blood results, we asked for copies of his medical history going back to when he was first given high GGT levels in 2008, I checked the papers last night and at no time have they said his ALT was raised above normal and yet on several occasions I can see it says Abnormal, they also never gave any advice on how to manage this, he has seen 3 specialist consultants over the years none have offered advice on how to manage this, just saying nothing else is wrong and you are healthy, but through my research I started to discover how bad refined carbohydrates were for the liver, I read kefir was good for you so he drinks kefir whey water and the cream produced from this we eat daily with seeds.

Too many people are happy to be given tablets for so many conditions but so little I feel is done for people on educating them on what they put in their mouths every day, I have a relative who is type 2 diabetic got so out of control started to have to inject themselves daily, plus the diabetic tablets, then got introduced to a new diabetic nurse who suggested he went on a controlled diet which included 2 shakes and 8oz of steamed vegetables and chicken for 12 weeks, he continued to eat like this for 20 weeks and then slowly introduced a low calorie breakfast, he has list 84lbs his wife joined him too and she's lost 56lbs, he is no longer on diabetic injections has reduced his 20 tablets to 6 and yes he's still a diabetic but boy are they so much healthier and happier.

I was always told you are what you eat and in so many health issues this is right 🙂

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Absolutely brilliantly written Gillian. Every member here should educate themselves by doing their own research so they know how bad the disease is what they are fighting with and then can question doctors capabilities.

There are so many blogs what fatty liver can do but yet my doctor 👩‍⚕️ shrugged it off by saying it’s very common and just don’t eat at night for 12 hours before going to sleep.

I agree with you and also a firm believer that ‘you are what you eat’. From 2017-2018 , all I ate was junk food with no gym which caused all this chaos. I hope I never have to go through this again !

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You should Darkdog! To show it can be done!

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Thank you Mrs Nails. I sure will spend time this weekend to share my story

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You can put it on another platform & put a link on here if you wish.

I’ve really got to get down to some serious dietary changes as my HbA1c blood test for diabetes had just gone over by one point above normal, but I’m also in Prednisolone for PMR ie Polymyalgia Rheumatica so they don’t help!

I’ve already cut down on Carbs, l only have one slice of brown bread for breakfast (no crusts) & one slice at lunchtime to hold my salad together but it’s bye bye Tea with Sugar now l fear, it’s always been my sticking point; l had breast cancer 3’n’half years ago & always said ‘What’s the point if you can’t have a cuppa tea the way you like it!’ You can tell I’m a Brit! 😉

All The Best

MrsN

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Mrs Nails thanks for your suggestion. You are already a warrior and I am sure that you will reverse it in nice fashion. Cutting down carbs was the hardest part for me.

I will post a link over here for my blog which includes my life between October 2018 - March -2019

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Praise God !

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Hello. Congratulations on no more fatty liver!!!!!

Can you share your diet and how you did it? I am new here and was diagnosed awhile back but i have been in denial and need to do something about this now.

Thank you

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That is exactly news you should share what you did to make this happen, so many ppl are lost when it comes to this disease.

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Congratulations on this great news of your success after all your hard work. You give hope to the rest of us. Thanks for sharing good news with us

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Great news! I was diagnosed with mild fatty liver July 2018 at 38, but have been ignoring it because it was not taken seriously by my doctor. All he said is lose 5 lbs and you'll be fine. I run 25-30 miles/week so in my mind, I am giving it my all and don't see how I'm going to lose even 1 more lb!! So recently at a follow up appointment with another doctor, I got a fibroscan and it turned up I still have fatty liver 8 months after my first diagnosis. Now that I am aware of this, I noticed that although my torso/back/midsection is relatively lean, my right side (only around my liver area) has a little roll!! But nowhere else! I showed my husband and we both thought it was odd. So it is clear to me now why I have fatty liver - because of some stubborn fat that won't go away. Although I do not eat extremely unhealthy (i.e., sodas, fries, candy, etc.), I do not eat very healthy. Based on everyone's testimonies on here, I will be changing my diet. I am thankful that I found this forum!

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Hello. Thank you for sharing

I just joined a few minutes ago and have found the community I so need

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What specific diet or vitamins were you on to achieve such a dramatic weight loss and recovery from NAFLD? A.B.

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