Hi Art and thank you for this and all of your helpful articles over the years. So much appreciated.
Do you know if astaxanthin is a blood thinner? I ask because I had a spontaneous hyphema after starting to take this. I've stopped taking it but would like to again. many thanks.
Addition to Art Solbrig's post about fatty liver disease:
On p. 320 of The Perfect Health Diet by Paul and SouChing Jaminet, hardcover ed. Dec 2012, it says, “Choline supplementation rapidly cured fatty liver disease. In a mere twelve days, supplemental choline can reduce liver fat from 15 percent to 4 percent.”
There are footnotes but you have to access them online. Notes may be found at www.perfecthealthdiet.com/notes/#Ch35. The note referenced is note 20.
- Chapter 35 is about choline and folic acid. Most people should get choline from three egg yolks a day and liver once a week.
I believe I had read about choline as well in one of Robert Atkins's books.
I followed Ted's advice and took Choline, or you can take Lecithin, and my fatty liver marker disappeared after a 6month blood test. My cholesterol went down by 1 in 6 months and the Dr was so surprised he asked me what medication I was taking, he had never seen that in his 24yrs of practice, when I told him he didn't seem impressed, not a fan of natural medicine, thought it was down to food and exercise and just encouraged me to keep doing 'whatever' it was that I was doing lol... I didn't change my diet or do any exercise, so it is worth a shot.
Such a timely article regarding fatty liver. I am struggling with this and want to focus in on solutions. Do you take melatonin during the day or only at night? What is the best E to take? I've taken this in the past but not sure it's the best form: Jarrow Formulas, Toco-Sorb, Mixed Tocotrienols and Vitamin E.
Also, do you take the 24mg astaxanthin all at once or split throughout the day? Do you think milk thistle and/or dandelion are good add ons?