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If you are looking for my writings on nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (and a little on alcoholic fatty liver disease), you should start with this article:

Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: A Silent Epidemic of Nutritional Imbalance

I also recommend you start with the above article as background if you are looking for my information on choline.

After having read that article, there are a variety of other posts related to fatty liver disease that may be of interest:

Fatty liver Lessons

  • Lesson 9 of my 14-lesson series, The Antioxidant System, covers oxidative stress and fatty liver disease. It uses experiments with green tea to illustrate the principles, but it also serves well as a general introduction to the topic of how oxidative stress impacts the disease.

Choline Posts

Carbohydrate Posts:

Fat Posts:

Refined Foods Posts:

Peer Reviewed Papers:


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19 Comments

  1. My husband was discovered to have fatty liver some years ago when he had a scan in the ER for a fracture. He isn’t obese, very physical outdoors, climbing, carpenter etc, doesn’t drink, eats eggs almost daily. Our ND sat down with him, scanned some info her her computer, and we picked a few things for him to add, like green tea, and discussed things to avoid like sweetened iced teas and farmed salmon. He’s been faithfully drinking green tea ever since. His liver enzymes went down to normal after a few months. So thanks for putting the word out!

  2. I believe YOU, Chris, when it comes to eggs being healthy for your liver (and other ways). My philosophy is Mother Nature usually knows best. But how do you explain (if you can) studies like this that say higher egg consumption increases NAFLD?
    Bad controls, poor design or just some other total BS?

    Egg consumption and risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
    CONCLUSION: Our data indicate that higher egg consumption in common amount of usage is associated with higher risk of NAFLD.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5387362/

  3. So, would you consider giving us an executive summary of exactly why we don’t want to have a fatty liver and what the daily health consequences are for the average person on the street who is not way down the road to liver failure? Since most of us likely have it since we were not taught how to eat for health in this country, what are the expected consequences? If we shift our diet to your recommendations, is that enough to reverse the problem? How long would you expect it would take? What changes would we expect to see as it improves? You have taught us well how it develops and how to avoid it. Thank you!

    1. Shelly,

      If you take say, a few hours to read his articles, you’ll find the info you’re asking him to summarize for you. Chris is, and should expect to be, paid well for his knowledge. But you’re asking him to provide you with a summary for free, and that, IMO, is really tacky, not to mention lazy.

      1. Wow, I would pay a lot for this, for sure. I am only asking because his work shows that he is super dedicated to informing the public how to better take care of their health, by providing nutrition advice to us out of the kindness of his heart. All I was doing here is suggesting an article (or book!) topic, if he was so inclined to write it.

      2. Also, I have poured over all his articles. I love them, and am so grateful for the information. He does tell us extensively how we get to the deficient state, and some of the negative effects of it. He does not say much about reversing it. It would be enough for me to hear, “If you are sure to supply the choline you need, as well as the cofactors I mentioned in my articles, in time your body should restore itself to health,” or “you might need a bit more nutrients to restore your health from a choline deficient state, but that is all.” I was looking for that kind of reassurance/practical conclusion in the articles, and did not see it (except that the animals’ health was restored afterwards getting enough choline again).

        1. The issue here is I write what I believe to be correct. My strength is logic, reasoning, and analysis. I’m not a coach. I do not excel in using emotional methods of providing reassurance. That makes my writing more accurate and less reassuring than what you’d find from someone whose strength likes in emotional harmony.

          1. You are the best… I hate I caused you to misunderstand my intent. Not looking for coaching, just straight biochemistry for how easy the issue resolves in your experience once the nutrients are provided… I am going to bow out of commenting… ugh.

          2. Come on Shelly. It wasn’t a misunderstanding. You were asking him to tell you exactly what to take for your own body, and for how long, etc., etc., — for free.

            He does this for a LIVING, like any sane person. That he writes about his findings on a blog for any of us, is out of the kindness of his heart yes, but it’s also to rightfully and deservedly attract new consultation clients. He might be able to help you, to go into more detail, should you wish to become a client.

          3. You are mistaken, Marcia, I am just a biochemistry geek, but I totally understand your sentiment. I greatly value the doc’s expertise, and he should get the recompense he deserves for all he does. I have paid experts in the past for answers to questions when they offer that service, and perhaps this is a service he could consider? My impression is that he has very few spots for clients, and I would not take one of them for my questions when there are those who really need help. I will be more careful to phrase questions in the future. Never expected such grief, but looking at my (naive) questions, perhaps I should not be surprised.

  4. Can you give the download links? I would love to listen at night and not have wifi on if I fall asleep. Thanks!
    Kelly

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