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Fatty liver ?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Peterseaford, Mar 20, 2018.

  1. Peterseaford

    Peterseaford Type 2 · Active Member

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    What did you do about a fatty liver and did it work

    Dr says to cut out fat but I read that fat does not cause a fatty liver - sugar does

    I am on metformin now and would love to hear how you “fixed” your bung liver

    I have a great companion - my pug Puff - and he takes me for a walk every morning

    Kind regards

    Peter
     
  2. JoKalsbeek

    JoKalsbeek I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Low carb/high fat has helped. The numbers are much better now in my bloodwork... HbA1c went down too. So did cholesterol. Wish I'd known about this years ago...! Good luck!
     
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    jay hay-char Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Although it sounds counter-intuitive, there is increasing evidence to suggest that fat in your diet doesn't lead to fat in your body or internal organs, per se. It seems to me - and this is strictly a layman's view - that what causes the damage is too much of anything, causing your body to stockpile fat wherever it can (yes, I do have a PhD in The Bleedin' Obvious :)). If this is correct, then a low-carb diet, and exercise should help; low carb because a diabetic needs sugar like s/he needs a hole in the head and exercise because it helps burn off calories and keep you to a healthy weight. I'm not sure that there is anything inherently beneficial about increasing your fat intake, but you need something to replace the carbs that you remove from your diet and it's got to be either protein or fat. Just bear in mind that fat contains lots of calories, and too much of it will be no better for you than too much of anything else.

    What I am convinced about, after several years of T2, is that sugar is the main culprit. I've been on a low (ish) carb, medium fat diet for several years, combined with regular exercise, and my numbers are all good, including liver function, cholesterol and so forth. My GP has stopped testing my Triglyceride levels (which indicate too much fat in the blood and liver, inter alia) because he reckons there's no need. I was on metformin to start with, but don't currently need it: I accept that maybe I've been lucky about all this; our bodies are all different.

    Hope this helps.
     
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  4. dunelm

    dunelm Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    Low Carb/High Fat diet helped me, together with increasing amounts of exercise - red wine also might be in there as a helper.
    Walking and cycling are good but you do need to move a quickly as you can - strolling doesn't seem to do it.
    I now don't have a fatty liver. :)
     
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    dwnunder Don't have diabetes · Active Member

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    LCHF diet will help along with some intermittent fasting. And of course some cardio exercise will help too. There's quite a few people on here that do intermittent fasting if you need any guidance I am sure you will find some.
     
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    lindisfel · Well-Known Member

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    One serious cause of fatty liver is high fructose intake.
    Therefore if you are admonished to eat more fruit its a recipe for a high GGT!
    D.

     
  7. Peterseaford

    Peterseaford Type 2 · Active Member

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    Thanks everybody was shocked to find out that the liver is our biggest internal organ so that’s how smart I am
    I am on metformin now for 14 days and believed that it would assist me to lose weight but so far no luck
    I have a number of medical conditions of which DT2 is but one and at 79 I find a speed faster than a stroll is almost impossible as my pulse rate will shoot up around 200 bpm - my specialist is thinking about installing a defribulator but as things are now he considers that it might do more harm than good
    I walk my companion pug Puff every morning and we do around two kilometres- he is tired and I am stuffed - my cpap is marvellous but even it cannot repair smoking destroyed lungs - stopped smoking twelve years ago after forty years and only because I needed open heart surgery

    Have a wonderful day

    Kind regards

    Peter
     
  8. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    The liver is an amazing organ. Not only is it a power house but it is the only organ that is capable of healing itself (within reason, of course). Fructose is the main culprit when it comes to fatty liver, it is a funny sugar that is stored as fat in the liver as opposed to being stored in the adipose tissues of the midriff or viscera.
    Personally, I restrict fruit intake to a few berries occasionally, alongside double cream or greek yoghurt (the fats slow down absorption of the fructose curbing any bg spike).
    There are no vitamins or minerals in fruit which cannot be had from veggies and the fruit with the highest fructose levels are bananas and grapes which seem to be the most popular. There are a couple of exceptions, though. Avocadoes are great as they are low carb and high in fat. A lot of people can happily have small quantities of tomato, too. Testing will tell you all you need to know.

    Walking your Puff is excellent excercise, if you are uncomfortable with doing more than that do not fret about it. I am wheelchair bound (and I do not have a dog, either!) But I have lowered my HbA1c and I am happy with my levels. Good luck.
     
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