Sep 082017
 
Should You Try the DASH Diet?

The DASH diet is regularly advised by physicians to combat hypertension (high blood pressure). Now experts are saying the program could help individuals suffering from non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Should you try it? And if you do, can it really help? Here’s what we found out. What Is the DASH Diet? DASH is an easy-to-remember acronym […]

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Feb 282017
 
Fructose and Fatty Liver

When I began my NAFLD-busting journey (as I affectionately – wait, is that aggressively? – like to call it), I quickly found that substitutions were the way to go in order to lose the weight I needed to lose while still feeling full. I substituted low glycemic index veggies for potatoes or rice, poultry for […]

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Nov 302016
 
The Link Between NALFD and Low Kidney Function - and How a Low-Fat Diet Can Help

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has been linked to various other conditions, including heart disease and Type II diabetes. Now scientists are saying NAFLD patients may be running a higher risk than the average population of inadequate kidney function. But a brand-new study, published Nov. 22, 2016, has determined that a low-fat diet may improve low […]

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Sep 132016
 
The Surprising Exercise That's AS EFFECTIVE as Jogging Against NAFLD

What’s the best exercise for a fatty liver condition? Is it five aerobic sessions per week? Weights? HIIT (high intensity interval training)? Surprisingly, it’s something most of us do every single day – walk. Researchers from Tulane University concluded in their study, “Moderate and vigorous exercise have comparable effects on nonalcoholic fatty liver disease,” that more […]

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Jul 272016
 
"Skinny Fat" May Not Be a Myth

“Skinny fat” is a well-known term on weight loss and fitness blogs and articles. Usually, it means a person is at what is deemed by BMI charts to be a healthy weight, yet health is not optimal. It may be that the healthy-weight individual can still “grab handfuls” (of belly), to quote one forum I […]

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Jul 132016
 
Is Light Drinking OK? Not for THESE NAFLD Patients

There’s a “non” in Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease. That means drinking should be fine. Right? Not so fast, say Japanese researchers at Kumamoto University. Alcohol consumption results in a specific aldehyde, they say, which can worsen an NAFLD condition, or create one where before, liver health was apparently up to snuff – IF you’re […]

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Jun 292016
 
Is Fruit Derailing Your Diet?

Everyone knows fruit is good for you. As children, our parents told us, “Candy isn’t healthy. Have an apple instead.” Grandpa informed us that an orange was “a tasty dessert” in his day, and chided us for wanting cake or pudding instead. Fruit is all nutrients, no “sugar.” Right? Not exactly. Though various types of […]

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May 172016
 
Should You Stay Away from Carbs?

We’ve addressed this issue before. But carbs remain a hot topic when it comes to weight loss and overall health. A significant percentage (but not all) of NAFLD patients, or individuals who suspect they have a fatty liver condition, are overweight according to current BMI charts. Therefore, many, many people with NAFLD work daily on […]

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May 042016
 
Liver Tracker: A Personal Coach For Better Health? My Review

As a former fatty liver sufferer, I’m always exploring new, better and more up-to-date options to help my readers, who check in often with questions and concerns about their liver health. When I was seeking help for my unexpected and frightening diagnosis of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, I dove into whatever information I could find! I ended […]

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