I had fatty liver disease. From what I've read, it is caused by small cholesterol particles. Avoid white death by cutting out flour, sugar, rice and potatoes. Eat one ingredient foods. My pharmacist recommended milk thistle with artichokes. The artichokes scrub the liver clean! I also ordered salads with artichokes at restaurants. I've tried chlorella too, and it works well. Has anyone tried bentonite clay for detoxing topically? I read that if you do it three times and let it dry after bathing, it does a thorough detox. I did get my lip color back after I did a bentonite clay 'spa' detox. I have vitiligo, although, my hair is still dark (on arms, legs, etc.).
Artichoke is very good for Liver. For fatty liver disease, drink Carrot Juice 200 ml a day, will cleanse the liver even without your knowing.
Incorrect! Carrot juice is pure sugar! That's the worst thing anyone can do!
Carrot juice has natural sugars but plenty of other stuff that promotes liver health.
Carrot Juice Administration Decreases Liver Stearoyl-CoA Desaturase 1 and Improves Docosahexaenoic Acid Levels, but Not Steatosis in High Fructose Diet-Fed Weanling Wistar Rats (nih.gov)
DISAGREE - CARROT IS THE BEST
Note: It says: "...but not Steatosis..." (steatosis is fatty liver disease) Sooooo, high sugar juices, even "healthy ones like OJ, Apple, carrot, etc, are NOT what anyone with NASH should consume. I love juice, but once I was diagnosed with NASH (Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis) it became a "NO-GO" to consume such high sugar liquids. Juices are EXTREMELY HIGH SUGAR (cup of OJ has about 5-8 teaspoons of sugar - 25 to 40 grams - depending on the oranges used and that is slow suicide in a glass unless you A: Just worked out hard or B: Just woke from a long night of sleep and break your fast with it. ln either case, NEVER IF YOU HAVE NASH, EVER).
(Sydney, Nsw, Australia)
Friend was on liver transplant list at UPenn and began drinking 4 cups raw carrot juice daily.
She was taken off the list and MD said “I don't know what you are doing but, keep it up.” He was MD in charge of transplant team.
That was 19 years ago.
I had widely disseminated cancer and drank 8 cups of carrot jc daily, amongst other things, and got well in 5 weeks. That was 22 years ago.
Hi, For how many weeks/months did she drink 4 cups of carrot juice per day to find total recovery? What was her diet during that time? Or it was just the additional carrot juice no other lifestyle changes? Thank you
(Delray Beach, FL)
Dr. Virginia Livingston- Wheeler, a pioneer who did many studies done with carrot juice in the 80's.
"The Woman who Cured Cancer ": The story of Cancer Pioneer Virginia Livingston Wheeler MD and the Discovery of the Cancer-Causing Microbe: Addeo, Edmond
According to "Perfect Health Diet" (I'm not necessarily recommending the book), on p. 320 is the following statement:
Choline prevents metabolic syndrome, fatty liver, and obesity. Choline deficiency by itself causes metabolic syndrome (insulin resistance, elevated serum triglyceride levels, and high serum cholesterol levels) and obesity. Add in a low-protein diet, and it causes fatty liver disease. Choline supplementation rapidly cures fatty liver disease. In a mere twelve days, supplemental choline can reduce liver fat from 15 percent" to 4 percent."
Footnote refers to PMID # 16994629 (link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1394528/)
There is also a detailed discussion on the Weston A Price (westonaprice.org) website by Christopher Masterjohn on Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease. I imagine that, in addition to Ted's recommendation of 1-2 T/day of lecithin, a choline supplement (I suggest CDP Choline) would work a treat on Fatty Liver Disease. I'll leave further discussion and conclusions/recommendations for those more studied on the subject than I.
(North Fork, California)
Grape Seed Extract
CURE FOR FATTY LIVER
About 2005 I was a manager for GNC and my mom was putting off a total knee replacement as her first one was a horrific experience (She had her first many, many years ago and they have come a long way since). She was taking pain medication that contained a lot of acetaminophen and well above the reccommended doses as she was in extreme pain with every step. Natrually, I was extremely concerned about liver failure. I searched and searched and found that grape seed extract is the only known substance that carries acetaminophen out of the liver. I think it has to be a high dose of something like 1000 mg. a day.
At this same time her primary doctor found many fatty tumors on her liver on a routine test. On her 6 month x-ray recheck, to our supprise over half of the tumers were gone, my mom explained she was on the grape seed and he replied that only strict diet and cholesterol med would help this. When she went for her yearly follow up, all the tumors were gone and both at her 6 month and yearly check up, her liver function lab test were completely normal. She also took CLA supplements with Relacore for weight loss but only started that about four and half months into all this, don't think it had anything to do with either of the results. However, she did loose 55 lbs with it and she still continues to take grape seed today but at a lower dose.
She swears it not only cured her liver but kept her heart in good shape as that is what grape seed is known for. She was a heavy smoker for 35 years and her heart is in great shape to this day, not even a chest pain. Unfortunately, she worked in the coal mines for 15 years and has been diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis which is what has brought me to this web site. I am going to try some of the therapies suggested here and pray alot! I'm an only child and lost my dad (best friend) under severely tragic conditions in 2007 which has left me severly scarred and diagnosed with severe depression and ptsd (post tramatic stress disorder). I hope my info can help someone as I hope and prey some of these therapies will help my mom. Pay it forward. I'll keep her progress posted as she is going to try oil pulling, H2O2 therapy, aloe vera oil, and the 5 bottle pulmonary fibrosis package from Pivot health.
I'm hanging on desperately!!!
(Calgary, Alberta, Canada)
Hi Tammy - First, thank you for the information about grape seed extract for fatty liver disease.
Regarding pulmonary fibrosis, there has been very promising results using systemic enzymes (notably serrapeptase). You mentioned that your mom will be taking a product from Pivot Health. I hope that includes enzyme therapy. If not, you may want to look into serrapeptase and nattokinase.
I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved father. He is still with you in spirit and in your heart. Best of luck to you and your Mom. Take care, Bess
Beat me to it, was just about to suggest Serrapetase!!!!
Tammy: Glad to see some good results and hoping you the best in recovery.
If I might add, it seems odd you didn't find NAC recommended for acetaminophen detox. I mention NAC in particular as it boost the body's Glutathione levels. PF is known to inhibit Glutathione production which in turn can cause toxicity problems as well as fatty liver.
If the PF formula you are trying doesn't contain NAC, I highly recommend it as well as Selenium and Melatonin to restore GTH.
Back to fatty liver, I have tried all the herbs and nutrients prescribed w/ marginal results. The amino acid Methionine has been the one nutrient to finally help me w/ this disorder. I take 500 or sometimes 1000mg daily w/ B-12.
I have been taking (oral caps) Grapeseed Extract plus Resveratrol for some time w/ also not much results until a few days ago I Liposomed (LET) a 50/50 blend of Pure Trans Resveratrol and Grapeseed Extract w/ very good or noticeable results.
It is also worthy to mention (in the case of PF) the necessity to greatly improve the indoor air quality as the lungs must have clean air to have any chance of repair. I have had best results w/ Negative Ion Purifiers, HEPA filters, and UV Light Purifiers.
Tim from ky and Bess from Calgary: After reading my post I realized I made 2 errors. The dose for the grape seed extract was 3,000 mg. as she had to take 2/ 500 mg. capsules three times a day, it was not a cheap therapy. Also, now that I thought about it, she took Reservatrol also. Which ever one was on sale or that she could find in stock is what she took for the month so she bounced back and forth. Either way, her liver is completely normal, not even one fat deposit to be found. Now it's just the lungs. One of the things I am adding to my moms therapy regimen is licorice but I can't find a specific dose for pill form only tea doses. However, I did find one post for licorice and pf and it stated 3.5 grams a day which would be 3,500 mg. right? I've done read sooooooooooo much and feel so confused, I have literally slept about 4 hours in the past three days since my mom was discharged from UAB Hospital and hospice was called. Not saying hospice as a 6 week or 6 month time line but as she has a terminal condition. My mom has to make it, she's all I got. Anyone help? Being an only child should be against the law (lol).
I am so sorry about your mother's condition, and that you have no siblings to bear the burden with you. (I don't mean your mother is a burden, but the worry about her and responsibility are.) She is blessed to have you watching out for her.
My book, "Nutritional Herbology, " says that the dosage for licorice (dried root) is 3-6 grams. So, what you read about 3.5 grams (yes 3, 500 mg) sounds reasonable. This book offers no cautions about using Licorice. However, the book "Prescription for Nutritional Healing" says to use Licorice for no more than 1 week because long term use can cause high blood pressure, low potassium and water retention. I am not saying I wouldn't use licorice for more than a week, especially if it seemed to be helping a serious condition, but you should know the cautions so you can be monitoring things properly.
I trust you will keep us posted. God bless you as you care for your mother!
~Mama to Many~
There is one caution regarding the use of licorice. People with heart problems should not take it. I have atrial fibrillation & I am not allowed to ingest licorice in any form. Licorice can act on the heart if too much is taken.
(Calgary, Alberta, Canada)
Hi Tammy – Here is a link to a 40-page free PDF regarding lung diseases written by Robert Redfern. He also wrote a book about serrapeptase called the Miracle Enzyme. Please bear in mind that he sells the supplements so he does have a vested interest. However, the information is still valuable.
And here is his pulmonary fibrosis health activity plan.
There is also the Earth Clinic pages with lots of suggestions - including some from Ted:
My prayers are with you during this difficult time – please don't give up hope. Take care, Bess
I had fatty liver and high cholesterol 6mths ago on my blood test, I decided to go in favour of natural treatment and followed Ted's advice of incorporating Lecithin in my diet, yesterday was my 6mths follow up blood results and my cholesterol has gone from 7.3 down to 6.2 IN 6 MONTHS! I am so happy and my doctor said he had never seen anyone reduce their levels in such a short time without a prescription aid... also my markers for fatty liver did not turn up on my blood test. Dr said whatever I am doing to keep doing it because it is working, I didn't even change my diet and wasn't even taking the Lecithin every day, I started out once a day then the last month I totally stopped for a break so I can't wait to start again and see what my next blood test shows :) Thanks Ted! You are an earth Angel.
Hi Tintin, great news for you! I also have been diagnosed with fatty liver and I'm going to do the same. You said you didn't change your diet but what does it consist of? Thanks for the post.
My diet is ashamadly poor, little if no fruit, veges with dinner. mostly proteins, dairy (butter, olive oil, ice cream, full cream milk, cheese), carbs, carbs and more carbs lol, peanut butter/nutella, packet chips/biscuits, coffee, cola and water fill in most of the gaps... and after reading this back it makes me realise I need to really change my ways lol. I basically eat what I feel like so I was really surprised that the Lecithin worked so well, I did notice my bloating and pain disappeared after couple months and didn't correlate that these were the fatty liver symptoms.
See Dr Eric Berg's video, The 11 Benefits of Lecithin: www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pVEedOSXT8
Dr Berg's vids offer interesting tips. I personally quit gaining information from him due to his alleged associations with Scientology, which harms countless families. Sad news as I sure was a fan of his.