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This page contains information about scholarships for cancer patients, cancer survivors, children of a cancer patient or survivor, students who lost a parent to cancer, and students pursuing careers in cancer treatment.

Families who are faced with cancer undergo severe physical, psychological and financial strain. Students who are fighting cancer must often interrupt their education and cannot work to save money for college or participate in extracurricular activities. Chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery can be extremely debilitating, requiring extensive rehabilitation. Cancer survivors find it more difficult to find health, life and disability insurance, and the insurance that is available to them is usually much more expensive. They are not eligible for military scholarships, such as ROTC scholarships. According to a 2007 study published in the journal Pediatric Blood and Cancer, childhood cancer survivors are more than four times more likely to have difficulty finding employment as compared with healthy people. The entire experience is draining both emotionally and financially.

This page provides information about awards that are not limited to a single college or university. To find more information about these and other cancer scholarships, search the FastWeb scholarship database. (When searching Fastweb for cancer scholarships, please answer the optional questions. There's one that asks whether the student is a cancer survivor and one that asks whether the student's parent had cancer. One can answer the optional questions by editing the profile through the link in the upper right hand corner of the site's pages.) Also look in the FinAid section concerning Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities, especially the HEATH Resource Guide for Students With Disabilities.

In addition, students who are first diagnosed with cancer while in college should talk with the dean of students and the director of student financial aid at their school. Many colleges and universities have contingency funds to provide additional assistance to students who are suddenly faced with a serious illness.

According to a study published on September 11, 2007 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, cancer patients with a higher education are less likely to die of cancer than cancer patients with just a high school diploma. The study examined mortality rates for lung, breast, prostate and colorectal cancer for patients with 12 or fewer years of education compared with patients with more than 12 years of education. See Albano JD, Ward E, Jemal A, Anderson R, Cokkinides VE, Murray T, et al., Cancer Mortality in the United States by Education Level and Race. J Natl Cancer Inst 99:1384-1394, 2007.

Scholarships for Cancer Survivors

Some divisions of the American Cancer Society offer scholarships. Information about these awards and the telephone number for your division can be obtained by calling the American Cancer Society at 1-800-ACS-2345.

The Jeff Apodaca Celebration of Life Scholarship is awarded to pediatric cancer survivors who were treated at one of the UNM Hospitals and who are attending a New Mexico college or university. The application deadline is in late August. To obtain an application, call 1-505-277-5685, fax 1-505-277-5687, or send email to rrgleason@salud.unm.edu.

Breast Cancer CD 2000, Inc. awards an annual $500 scholarship to an outstanding student with aspirations of assisting cancer patients and their families. The award is given in the name of "The Soul Survivors", a choir of breast cancer survivors. Scholarships are awarded purely on the basis of merit, without regard to race, gender, socio-economic status, or disability. The application deadline is February 1.

Cancer for College provides one-time and recurring scholarships to current and former cancer patients. Applicants must be a U.S. Citizen planning to enroll in an accredited four-year university, communiy college or graduate school. Awards vary from hundreds to thousands of dollars. The application period opens October 1 and closes February 1 of each year. Awards are announced in July. Cancer for College was founded in 1993 by Craig Pollard, a two-time cancer survivor and double amputee.

The Cancer Survivors Fund provides scholarships for cancer survivors who are residents of the United States. Candidates must be a cancer survivor or currently diagnosed with cancer, but do not need to be receiving treatment to qualify. Scholarships are awarded based on hardship and academic qualifications of the candidates. The application deadline is June 1. The Cancer Survivors Fund also awards scholarships to the MD Anderson Pediatric Center, with plans to award scholarships for cancer survivors to the University of Houston, Texas A&M University, and other colleges. For more information, write to Cancer Survivors Fund, Mike Yonter, PO Box 792, Missouri City, TX 77459, call 1-281-437-7142, fax 1-281-437-9568, or send email to csf@cancersurvivorsfund.org.

Tim & Tom Gullikson Foundation (United States, Brain Tumors)

The Tim & Tom Gullikson Foundation awarded scholarships for families affected by brain tumors (including patients, survivors and their relatives) from 2002 to 2009. The foundation dissolved in 2009 and transferred more than $700,000 in remaining assets to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, establishing the Tim & Tom Gullikson Family Support Fund. This fund continues to provide scholarships for brain tumor patients.

The Hawaii Children's Cancer Foundation has a scholarship fund for young-adult survivors of childhood cancer. Candidates must have had a cancer diagnosis before the age of 18 and have been treated in the state of Hawaii. Applications must be submitted each year between April and July. For more information or an application, write to Hawaii Children's Cancer Foundation (HCCF), 1814 Liliha St., Honolulu, HI 96817, call 1-808-528-5161 or 1-866-443-HCCF (4223), fax 1-808-521-4689, or send email to hccf@lava.net.

The Michael A. Hunter Memorial Scholarship provides two $5,000 scholarships to high school seniors and college students who are leukemia patients or children of a non-surviving leukemia patient. Candidates must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and must be residents of Orange County, California. Applications are available in January. This award is managed by the Orange County Community Foundation.

Jonathan Jackson Cancer Survivors Scholarship (North Carolina)

The Jonathan Jackson Cancer Survivors Scholarship of $500 is awarded annually by the Mount Airy Community Foundation to cancer survivors and current cancer patients from North Carolina. Priority is given to Surry County residents. Candidates should contact a guidance counselor at any of the five high schools in Surry County, Surry Community College, or the Mount Airy Community Foundation. The Mount Airy Community Foundation can be reached at 1-888-375-8117.

Jay's World Childhood Cancer Foundation Inc. has a college scholarship program for children with cancer living in New York. Candidates must either be cured of cancer, in remission, or able to attend college while undergoing treatment. The deadline is April 15. For more information, write to Jay's World Childhood Cancer Foundation, Inc., c/o Napolitano, 5 Knoll Lane, Glen Head, NY 11545, call 1-516-671-7410, or send email to info2@jaysworld.org.

The Dennis J. Jungmeyer Scholarship is awarded to current or former pediatric cancer patients at the Central Arkansas Radiation Therapy Institute (CARTI). Approximately ten scholarships of $2,500 each are awarded each year. For more information, write to Dennis J. Jungmeyer Scholarship, PO Box 55050, Little Rock, AR 72215, or call 1-800-482-8561 or 1-501-296-3405.

The Nicki Leach Foundation provides funding to high school and college students age 16-25 with cancer. The awards include but are not limited to scholarships to help pay for college. The awards can also be used to pay for everyday expenses.

The Stephen T. Marchello Scholarship Foundation provides college scholarships of up to $2,500 a year for four years to high school graduates who are cancer survivors. Currently the scholarships are restricted to cancer survivors from Colorado and Montana, with most of the awards given to Colorado survivors. The deadline is in mid-March. For more information, write to Stephen T. Marchello Scholarship Foundation, 1170 E. Long Place, Centennial, CO 80122, call 1-303-886-5018, or send email to fmarchello@earthlink.net.

The Maryland Community Cancer Scholarship provides a $2,500 scholarship to college students who were diagnosed with cancer or who have lost a parent to cancer or whose parent is currently fighting cancer. The diagnosis must have occurred when the applicant was between the ages of 15 and 35, and the applicant must be age 35 or younger at the time of application. Applicants must be Maryland residents who are currently attending or planning to attend a public 2-year or 4-year college or university or vocational program in the state of Maryland (including graduate and professional schools). Recipients are required to complete 25 hours of community service. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of financial need, medical hardship, dedication to community service, leadership, commitment to the Maryland community, commitment to educational and professional goals, and a demonstration of how the applicant has used their cancer experience to impact the lives of other young adults affected by cancer. The deadline is in April 1. Send email to scholarship@ulmanfund.org to request an application. This scholarship is one of several cancer scholarships offered by the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.

The Brenda Mehling Cancer Fund provides funding to cancer patients age 18-40 to support daily needs while they are undergoing treatment. The typical grant is about $600 and helps cover co-pays, rent, groceries and other basic needs. This fund is not specifically for scholarships.

The Ryan Mullaly Second Chance Fund offers a $1,000 scholarship for cancer survivors. Candidates must be US citizens or permanent residents, have been diagnosed with cancer between the ages of 13 and 20, and currently be age 25 or younger. Priority is given to students still undergoing treatment, students with a significant treatment history, students with substantial post-treatment side effects, and students just beginning their college education. For more information, write to Ryan Mullaly Second Chance Fund, 26 Meadow Lane, Pennington, NJ 08534, call 1-609-737-1800, or send email to The2ndChanceFund@aol.com.

The National Collegiate Cancer Foundation sponsors an annual nonrenewable $1,000 scholarship for college students whose lives have been impacted by cancer and who are seeking to continue their higher education while still undergoing treatment. Applicants must be college students between the ages of 17 and 27. Recipients are selected on the basis of financial need, an essay, recommendations, cancer story, and demonstrating a "Will Win" attitude. The deadline is September 15. For more information, call 1-717-215-0943, write to National Collegiate Cancer Foundation, Scholarship Committee, PO Box 14521, Silver Spring, MD 20911, or send email to info@collegiatecancer.org.

The Pacific West Cancer Fund provides $1,500 scholarships for cancer survivors through 70 colleges and universities nationwide. For more information, write to Pacific West Cancer Fund (PWCF), 757 St. Charles Avenue, Suite 204, New Orleans, LA 70130, call 1-504-301-1464, or fax 1-504-301-1466. You can also contact the financial aid office at your college or university.

The Patient Advocate Foundation awards eight Scholarships for Survivors of $5,000 per year for cancer survivors to initiate or complete a course of study that has been interrupted or delayed by a diagnosis of cancer or other life-threatening, chronic or debilitating disease. Recipients must maintain a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Recipients are required to complete 20 hours of community service during the school year. The application deadline is May 1. For more information, write to Patient Advocate Foundation, 700 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Suite 200, Newport News, VA 23606, call 1-800-532-5274, or fax 1-757-873-8999.

The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation of the United States (PBTFUS) provides scholarships for people who have been diagnosed with a childhood brain or spinal cord tumor. The application deadline is March 1. For more information or to request an application, visit the PBTFUS web site or call 1-800-253-6530.

The Southern California chapter of the Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses (SCAPON) awards the Childhood Cancer Survivor Educational Scholarship of $500 to a cancer survivor diagnosed with cancer prior to age 21. Candidates must either be currently receiving treatment or have completed treatment for cancer. Candidates must be residents of Southern California. For more information, write to Jacki Blake, 25724 Sunrise Way, Loma Linda, CA 92354, call 1-909-558-8400 or 1-909-796-2134, or send email to JBlake@AHS.LLUMC.edu.

The Seize The Day Student Award is available to young Queenslanders aged between 16-21 years who have had a personal experience with cancer either themselves or with an immediate family member.

The Cameron Siemers Foundation For Hope provides $5,000 grants to young adults age 18-28 who are diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, including cancer. The "life grants" are intended to be used to fulfill a dream or pay for a project that will make a difference in the recipient's life and the lives of others. This award is focused on community service.

The Andr� Sobel River of Life Foundation awards the Andr� Sobel Award of $5,000 and honorable mentions of $1,000 to young cancer survivors under the age of 21.

After completion, participants had dramatically lower markers of metabolic disease such as: 6.3% LOWER Total cholesterol levels 12.3% LOWER LDL (the “bad”) cholesterol levels 10.7% HIGHER HDL (the “good”) cholesterol levels 8.6% LOWER Blood triglycerides This is due to the inhibition of the enzyme citrate lyase, which signals the production of fat in the body (32, 33, 34, 35, 36).

This is an essay competition. The deadline is in early April. For more information, call 1-310-276-7111 or send email to Info@AndreRiverOfLife.org.

Special Love, Inc. offers college scholarships of $1,000 to $2,250 to cancer survivors and students diagnosed with cancer, regardless of whether they are currently receiving treatment or not. Eligibility is limited to current and/or past participants of programs sponsored by Special Love, Inc. in the Mid-Atlantic region. The application deadline is April 1. For more information, write to Special Love, Inc., 117 Youth Development Court, Winchester, VA 22602, call 1-540-667-3774 or 1-888-930-2707, or fax 1-540-667-8144.

The Matt Stauffer Memorial Scholarship provides a $2,500 scholarship to college students who are fighting cancer or who have overcome cancer. Applicants must be age 35 or younger at the time of application and be currently attending or accepted to a 2-year or 4-year college, university or vocational program (including graduate and professional schools). Recipients are required to complete 25 hours of community service. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of financial need, medical hardship, dedication to community service, commitment to educational and professional goals, and a demonstration of how the applicant has used their cancer experience to impact the lives of other young adults affected by cancer. The applicant must have been diagnosed with cancer since reaching age 15. The deadline is in May 1. Send email to scholarship@ulmanfund.org to request an application. This scholarship is one of several cancer scholarships offered by the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.

The Susan Fund provides scholarships to Fairfield County residents who have been diagnosed with cancer. The application deadline is April 1. For more information, write to The Susan Fund, Inc., 8 Hilly Field Lane, Westport, CT 06880, or call 1-203-226-4145.

The Ashley Foundation, Inc. awards the Ashley Tamburri Scholarship to high school seniors who are cancer survivors or currently diagnosed with cancer and attending high school in a county served by the Foundation (Carroll, Frederick, Howard, Montgomery, or Washington Counties in Maryland). Candidates do not need to be receiving treatment to qualify. The cancer may be in remission or deemed cured. Scholarships are not based upon financial need or scholastic ability. The purpose of the scholarships is to encourage graduating seniors who are cancer survivors or are currently coping with a cancer diagnosis to pursue a college or university education. The scholarship is awarded to the applicant who most exemplifies the life values and career goals of Ashley Tamburri and who desires to use their cancer experience to help others coping with a life threatening or life-altering event. For more information, write to The Ashley Foundation, Inc., Ashley Tamburri Scholarship, 22 South Market Street, Suite 17, Frederick, MD 21701, call 1-301-694-6414, or send email to info@theashleyfoundation.org.

The Vera Yip Memorial Scholarship provides a $2,500 scholarship to college students who were diagnosed with cancer between ages 15 and 35 or who have lost a parent to cancer or whose parent is currently fighting cancer. Applicants must be age 35 or younger at the time of application and be currently attending or accepted to a 4-year college or university and seeking a bachelor's degree or higher. Recipients are required to complete 50 hours of community service. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of medical hardship, dedication to community service, leadership, commitment to educational and professional goals, and a demonstration of how the applicant has used their cancer experience to impact the lives of other young adults affected by cancer. The deadline is in May 1. Send email to scholarship@ulmanfund.org to request an application. This scholarship is one of several cancer scholarships offered by the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.

Working Against Cancer is establishing a survivor scholarship program.

Scholarships for Children of Parents Who Have/Had Cancer

The MaryEllen Locher Foundation scholarships (formerly Children of Breast Cancer Scholarships) are awarded to students who lost a parent to breast cancer and to children of breast cancer survivors. The scholarship amount is at least $1,000. The deadline is January 15. For more information or to make a tax deductible donation, write to Children of Breast Cancer Scholarship Fund, PO Box 4032, Chattanooga, TN 37405.

The Barbara Palo Foster Memorial Scholarship provides a $2,500 scholarship to college students who have lost a parent to cancer or whose parent is currently fighting cancer. Applicants must be age 35 or younger at the time of application and be currently attending or accepted to a 2-year or 4-year college, university or training program (including graduate and professional schools). Applicants must be seeking a college degree in nursing. Applicants must demonstrate an interest in patient education, medically underserved communities and/or women's health issues. Recipients are required to complete 25 hours of community service. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of financial need, medical hardship, dedication to community service, commitment to educational and professional goals, and a demonstration of how the applicant has used their cancer experience to impact the lives of other young adults affected by cancer. The deadline is in May 1. Send email to scholarship@ulmanfund.org to request an application. This scholarship is one of several cancer scholarships offered by the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.

The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation awards five scholarships of up to $10,000 per year to graduating high school seniors and current college students who are 25 years old or younger and who have lost a parent to breast cancer. Candidates who are already in college must have a college GPA of at least 2.8 on a 4.0 scale. Candidates must plan to atten a state college or university in the state where they reside. Candidates must be US citizens or permanent residents. The application deadline is in mid-November. (The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation also funds doctoral dissertation awards, postdoctoral fellowships and grants for cancer research.) For more information, write to The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Attn: Grants Dept. -- College Scholarship, 5005 LBJ Freeway, Suite #250, Dallas, TX 75244, call 1-972-855-1616, or send email to ccombs@komen.org.

The nonprofit LIFE Foundation is sponsoring a scholarship for college-bound high school seniors and current college students, ages 17-24, who have suffered the death of a parent or guardian. Applicants must submit a 500-word essay or a 3-minute video discussing how the death of their parent or guardian affected their life financially and emotionally. Students must explain how the lack of adequate life insurance coverage (or no coverage at all) impacted their family's financial situation. There will be two grand prize winner recipients receiving each $15,000 scholarship funds. LIFE will provide 50 scholarships totaling $175,000. Typically, applications are solicited during the February timeframe and scholarship recipient are notified in the summer. Please visit our website for the essay and video description and more information at www.lifehappens.org/lifelessons. For any questions, email us at scholarship@lifehappens.org.

Pink Ribbon Scholarships are awarded annually to a graduating high school senior whose mother or father is a breast cancer survivor or died from breast cancer. The application deadline is February 1. The scholarships are funded through pink ribbon awareness products sold on the pinkribbon.com web site.

The PinkRose Foundation Inc. provides $1,000 scholarships for college students who have lost a parent or legal guardian to breast cancer. The scholarships help the children embark on personal growth and start to overcome the grief caused by breast cancer. Candidates must be at least 18 years old and under the age of 25. US citizenship or permanent residency is required, as is a high school diploma or equivalent. The deadline is August 31. Scholarship applications can be obtained from www.pinkrose.org/scholarship.html. For more information, write to The PinkRose Foundation Inc., PO Box 4025, Dedham, MA 02027, call 1-781-710-6268, or send email to info@pinkrose.org.

The Marilyn Yetso Memorial Scholarship provides a $2,500 scholarship to college students who have lost a parent to cancer or whose parent is currently fighting cancer. The parent or guardian must have been diagnosed while the applicant was between the ages of 15 and 35. Applicants must be age 35 or younger at the time of application and be currently attending or accepted to a 2-year or 4-year college, university or vocational program (including graduate and professional schools). Recipients are required to complete 25 hours of community service. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of financial need, medical hardship, dedication to community service, commitment to educational and professional goals, and a demonstration of how the applicant has used their cancer experience to impact the lives of other young adults affected by cancer. The applicant must have been diagnosed with cancer since reaching age 15. The deadline is in May 1. Send email to scholarship@ulmanfund.org to request an application. This scholarship is one of several cancer scholarships offered by the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.

Scholarships for Careers in Cancer Research and Treatment

The American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO) offers several resident scholarships for residents pursuing research and residency programs related to radiation oncology.

The Australian National Breast Cancer Foundation established a scholarship program in 2000 to postgraduate research in the field of breast cancer research. Scholarships are for up to $30,000 per year for a period of up to three years. The application deadline is in late June or early July. For more information and an application package, write to National Breast Cancer Foundation, GPO Box 4126, Sydney NSW 2001, Tel 02 9235 3444 Fax 02 9233 3442, send email to nbcf1@nbcf.org.au, or visit www.nbcf.org.au.

The Cancer Research Society Inc. offers several fellowships and grants for study related to cancer research during the first five years of graduate study. The application deadline is February 15.

The Texas Medical Association (TMA) Physician Oncology Education Program (POEP) offers a few scholarships for medical students at Texas medical schools to attend cancer education programs and events in Texas. The awards are intended to cover registration fees and travel expenses of up to $400. For more information, call POEP at 1-800-880-1671 x1671 or send email to poep@texmed.org.

Head and Neck Cancer Foundation offers fellowships of $2,000 to $10,000 Canadian for cancer research. For more information, write to The Head and Neck Cancer Foundation, 2345 Yonge Street, Suite 700, Toronto, Ontario M4P 2E5, call 1-416-324-8178 x228, fax 1-416-324-9021 or send email to mdaniels@dancap.com.

The Thomara Latimer Cancer Foundation provides scholarships to high school seniors and college students interested in pursuing a career in medicine, especially in oncology.

The Oncology Nursing Foundation offers several scholarships and fellowships for bachelor's, master's and doctoral candidates involved in cancer research.

The National GRACE Foundation provides free college admissions and financial aid counseling to high-school and college-aged students and their families who are affected by pediatric cancer. The National GRACE Foundation presents college financial aid nights at cancer clinics and also provides families with one-on-one counseling. The National GRACE Foundation was founded by Anthony Gallonio, Director of Financial Aid at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). His daughter, Grace, is a pediatric cancer survivor. The name of the foundation also stands for "Growing, Recovering and Achieving a College Education".

What Is A Gall Bladder?

Sheltered by the liver that covers the gall bladder like a hood is an organ that is a storage facility for bile. “Bladder” is the word for storage facility. “Gall” is the old-fashioned word for bile. It literally means “bitter.” You will know this for certain if you have ever regurgitated bile. It is VERY bitter. The gall bladder stores this bile until it is needed for the digestive process. Bile breaks down the fatty foods that you eat, preparing them for absorption through the intestinal wall. Your gall bladder is located just under your right rib cage, sheltered from harm by the strong bony cage of your ribs.

Bile Has More Than One Purpose

Bile is used in the digestion of the fats that we eat. Bile is also the vehicle that the liver uses to rid the body of fat-soluble waste. It is this second purpose that is critical to our understanding of gall bladder disease.

Main Detoxification Organ

The liver is the most important detoxification organ that we have.

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And because it curbs your appetite, your body will tap existing fat stores with any additional demand for energy and not make you eat more.

The liver is responsible for filtering the blood, cleaning out all fat-soluble waste. Most people are not aware of this function of the liver. Most people think that the kidneys alone are responsible for filtering blood. The kidneys do filter blood, but the kidneys only filter out water-soluble waste. The kidneys are incapable of dealing with fats. It is the liver’s function to handle the fats. Interestingly enough, the preponderance of toxins are fat-soluble, not water-soluble, and in this group of fat-soluble toxins there are many that are very nasty.

Nasty Toxins Are Filtered From The Blood, Now What?

Once the liver has filtered these toxins and waste from the bloodstream, it is necessary to find a pathway out of the body for this “garbage.” The liver has no access to the urinary tract, so it cannot send its trash away through that system. However, the liver does make bile, and this bile goes to the gall bladder. The gall bladder stores the bile and then releases it at the appropriate time into the duodenum (first part of the small intestine where most digestion takes place). If the bile can travel the length of the intestinal tract and be expelled from the body in a bowel movement, then the liver will have been successful in ridding the body of those toxins and wastes that were placed in the bile.

The Recycling Catch

As bile is made out of fatty acids, it can be absorbed just as any other fat can be absorbed. And it is. The body absorbs fats from the ileum (the last part of the small intestine). Ninety to ninety-five percent of the bile that a person produces is absorbed from the ileum. That means 90-95% of the fat-soluble waste will also be absorbed and returned to the bloodstream. The bile (in its constituent parts) will travel back to the liver. That means the waste that had been sent for elimination was only minimally eliminated. Therefore, the liver reuses this bile, trying once again to get the waste out of the body. But there is a catch: the liver continued to filter blood while that bile was on its merry way traveling the intestinal track. The liver has accumulated more toxins that have to be eliminated. So before sending the old bile back to the gall bladder, the liver will tuck in a few more toxins. If the bile recycles yet again, the liver will have to squeeze in even more toxins. Are you beginning to see that the bile that recycles again and again becomes more and more toxic? After time, the bile becomes thicker and extremely noxious. The bile becomes so thick that it actually begins to roll up into little balls. It starts as “grains of sand” and can roll into larger “stones.” Even if the bile never forms stones, it becomes so thick that partial obstruction of the biliary ducts can occur. This blockage of the biliary ducts can cause discomfit and eventually excruciating pain.

Contractions Of The Gall Bladder

The gall bladder uses muscle contraction to propel the bile from the gall bladder out into the duodenum. The bile travels in little pathways that we call biliary ducts. If the gall bladder is pushing the bile through these ducts and it meets resistance because the bile is more dense, discomfit and pain will result. Imagine the gall bladder pushing this digestive fluid through tubes, but the fluid is not moving. That creates a back pressure which is not pleasant to experience. At first, when the bile is just “sludgy,” there will only be a feeling of discomfit in the upper right quadrant—that is the area on the right side of the chest, just underneath the lower bones in the rib cage. As the biliary ducts become partially obstructed with stones, the discomfort will intensify to pain. If the duct becomes even more obstructed, the pain can increase to levels that are unmanageable. A blocked biliary duct can be so painful that the person will think that they are dying, or at least they may wish that they would die. These situations usually result in an emergency room visit which may or may not end with a gall bladder removal, which will most probably not have been necessary. Gall stones, even the largest, can be dissolved simply, safely, and relatively quickly using common foods.

How Can We Dissolve Stones?

If we are able to have in the duodenum a substance that will bind with the bile, not allowing its reabsorption, we are on our way. Soluble fiber, being found in the highest concentration in legumes, will bind with bile so tightly, that the bile will not be able to pass the intestinal barrier, and will not be carried back to the liver. Any bile that binds with soluble fiber will be eliminated out of the body through a bowel movement. Soluble fiber is unable to cross the intestinal barrier. Any substance that is bound to this fiber will likewise be unable to cross the intestinal barrier. Therefore, the liver will not receive back that bile from the gastro-intestinal tract. That means the liver will have to make brand-new bile. This new bile is not loaded down with toxic trash from the last several months and years. It is clean and new. It is able to breakdown any old bile that has become thickened and hardened. As this new bile goes to the gall bladder, it begins to clean up the deposits of old bile. В Each time clean, new bile is passed through the gall bladder, more of the old bile is dissolved. Eventually, if we keep up this process, all stones, gravel, and sandy deposits will be totally dissolved and flushed into the duodenum. There this old bile, as well as the new bile, will bind with the soluble fiber. The bile will be carried out of the body. The liver will continue to make new bile that will keep the gall bladder clean and healthy.

Bile Can Dissolve Bile?

Absolutely. Oils and fats are some of our best cleansers. Fats break down fats. If we need to break down old bile deposits that have rolled into stones, it is a clean fat that will be able to do the job. That is why it is absolutely necessary to compel the liver to make brand-new, fresh, clean bile. To do this we have to eliminate from the gastro-intestinal tract all the bile that we can so that none will recycle back to the liver. This absence of recycled bile is what will force the liver to produce new bile.

As the gall bladder is being made healthy, your cholesterol and triglyceride levels will be decreasing. The liver makes bile out of the fats in your bloodstream, in other words cholesterol and triglycerides.

But What If I Am In Pain Now?

First of all, stop eating any fatty foods. The fats in foods signal the gall bladder to release bile. The more fat you eat, the more bile will be released. If you have an obstructed or inflamed gall bladder, the peristalsis (smooth muscle contraction) will precipitate pain. Next, begin to eat legumes immediately if the pain begins. You will notice a lessening of the pain in just a few minutes. The pain will dull and become more bearable. However, in a short time, even as short as 30 minutes, you may again feel the pain. Again, eat legumes. The pain will again lessen. Basically, if you consume the legumes almost constantly, the pain will eventually go away. The bile that is getting into the duodenum is bound with the fiber. That stimulates the liver to release new clean bile that will begin to work on the stones, gravel or sand that is blocking the biliary ducts. If you are in acute pain now, you will need to eat a total of 3 or more cups of legumes spread out over 8-10 times in a day. There is no limit to the number of legumes you may eat, just a minimum intake (3 cups). As you continue to eat the legumes, the pain will continue to lessen. Remember that it is small amounts of beans taken frequently that is important.

When Will The Stones Be Dissolved?

In a several weeks (6-10 is the average, although it may be less or more—depending on each person’s individual situation), with a high consumption of legumes, the stones will be dissolved. What is a high consumption of legumes? You must eat at least ½ cup of cooked legumes six times a day.  Minimum intake is 3 cups. It is important that you spread the 3 cups out into the six ½ cup servings. We want to keep soluble fiber continually in the duodenum to bind with the bile as it is released from the gall bladder. Eating all three cups of beans at one time will not meet this requirement.

Legumes are what we normally term “soup beans” or “dry beans.” They are pinto beans, kidney beans, garbanzo beans, white beans, navy beans, black beans, lentils, split peas, black-eyed peas, and lima beans, to name just a few. Legumes are not green beans, wax beans, soy beans, or peanuts.

Do I Have To Eat Beans Cooked From The Dry?

You may certainly soak your beans and cook them for several hours if you desire, or you may simply purchase canned beans that are already fully cooked. Either way is acceptable.

An Illustration

Have you ever changed the oil in a car? What does the oil look like when you drain it out? It is black and gritty. When you put fresh new oil into the engine, what does it look like? It is clear, smooth (no grit) and amber colored. As this new oil circulates through the engine, it picks up carbon and dirt. The oil is keeping the engine toxin-free so that it can run at optimum capacity. If we allowed the same oil to continue to circulate through the engine for a long time—say years—what would eventually happen to the engine? It would lock-up. It would cease to function. Everyone who deals with machinery knows the importance of changing the oil in an engine. It is the same with the human body. The bile is the oil. It is responsible for carrying out waste. However, if we never change the oil, and the old oil continues to circulate over and over again, eventually that oil will lock up the engine. In this case, the engine is the gall bladder that becomes blocked with debris—the debris is the old bile or oil that is so nasty by now, that the gall bladder is no longer able to function properly. What is the answer? Change the oil. The new oil (bile) will clean out all the old bile deposits and the gall bladder will be restored to health.

Please be aware that the recommendations that I make here are general. If you feel you have circumstances that don’t fit into the general category and would like specific help regarding your situation, please feel free to contact my office to set up a consultation.

Contact Karen at Karen@KarenHurd.com or the office phone (715) 877-3510.

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Ways to cure Fatty liver

By Sanjana Shenoy | July 22, 2009 | Comments 153 comments

A query from a faithful subscriber.

I am a male of 33 years of age,recently diagnosed with Grade 1 fatty liver. How can I get rid of this problem? Besides I am gaining weight around the mid section. Kindly advise me the treatment and food I should follow.

Fatty liver is a common problem seen in many urban parts of India. Most of the time it goes untreated or doctors fail to advise on this condition. This does not produce any visible symptoms , but can put you at the risk of liver inflammation which ultimately can lead to jaundice( hepatitis), liver failure and liver cancer. Initially it stays as a benign condition and is really harmless. But it can progress to a potential slow killer.

Fatty liver Commonly seen in overweight persons and mostly above the ages of 30 and any liver problems are associated with alcohol. But Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease(NAFLD) is commonly seen rather than the Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease. So non alcohol drinkers too can get afflicted.

In this condition, the liver consists of excess of fat and the healthy tissues are replaced by unhealthy fats. This makes the liver larger and heavier. This can possibly lead to gall stones.

What can be the various causes for a person to have fatty liver?

  • Being Overweight or obese especially in the abdominal area
  • Poor diet- high sugar intake, high fat intake
  • Elevated cholesterol levels and triglycerides in the blood
  • If suffering from metabolic syndrome
  • Diabetic for over a long period of time and taking medications for the same

Now the question arises whether is it possible to fatty liver?

Yes, it is definitely possible to reverse the condition of fatty liver if the following tips are followed.

Diet modifications

  • Reduce the intake of refined carbohydrates in your diet such as white bread, white rice, pasta, noodles, cakes, biscuits, desserts, soft drinks, sweetened fruit juices and also that of table sugar.

    It is a bit vain if you look at it without understanding the effect of weight loss in a person.

    Avoid breakfast cereals too.

  • Increase the amount of fruits and vegetables in the diet.
  • Eat whole grains such as brown rice, whole wheat products, oats, ragi, bajra, jowar etc and Pulses and legumes.
  • Avoid all kinds of fried food, processed food, high fat foods in general all junk food.
  • Avoid red meats such as mutton, beef, pork and opt for fat trimmed meats and white meats such as fish, chicken, turkey. Avoid processed meat or cured meats.
  • Switch over to low fat milk products from full cream or full fat milk products.
  • Avoid margarine, mayonnaise as much as possible.
  • Avoid artificial sweeteners as well. They do not help in the long term.
  • Use oils which provided monounsaturated fatty acids.

Other influences

  • Control diabetes with diet, medications and exercise.
  • Keep your cholesterol levels in check and reduce triglycerides in the blood.
  • Avoid alcohol as much as possible.

Exercise daily to reduce weight and to keep weight in check. Reduce the abdominal fat content by eating smaller meals and by exercising daily by walking, jogging and also bu incorporating yoga in your diet.

Sanjana Shenoy

Sanjana M Shenoy is a A dietitian from Mangalore, Karnataka, India. Having worked as a Dietitian for the Manipal Group of Hospitals namely KMC hospital Mangalore, India.She is also a consultant for corporate's like Infosys and others, conducting talks and presentations for various associations and local television shows.She consults at her Diet and Nutrition clinic "Nutrihealth" in Mangalore.Also is a visiting consultant to various hospitals in and around Mangalore and also runs an active online consultation.

153 Replies to “Ways to cure Fatty liver”

I am a regular visitor of your website.I have a query regarding sinus and piles.My husband is having some symptoms like headache, dizziness, dull feeling ,heavy breathing and snoring in the night.The doctor has diagonized

his condition as sinusitis and prescribed antibiotics Amoxillin.Its a heavy dosage of 3 times a day for 7 days , each of 500mg.No vitamin tables have been prescribed .

What are the food restrictions for a person suffering from sinus?Can he have curd?His intake of antibiotics is causing lot of trouble due to heat.Moreover he is feeling a irritating sensation in rectum and is using Anusol for relief.Will this intake of antibiotics aggravate his condition? When he consulted the doctor for sinus, he hadn’t informed about the problem in his anal area.

There are no food restrictions for sinusitis. But a good diet can help through the inflammation. Exercise can help to ease up the breathing, so a 30 minute walk daily can do wonders.

I agree the antibiotic dosage is high. He needs to be well hydrated and has to include probiotics in his diet. For the anal pain, he should immediately meet a gastroenterologist and get it treated as soon as possible. Self medication is not advisable now.

He can include curds in his diet. If he feels that the symptoms of sinusitis are aggravating, then he can avoid it. Probiotic supplements are easily available in the form of tablets. It is available in any pharmacy. These tablets contain lactic acid. Preferably get a prescription for this supplement although this can be safely taken off the counter.

This is a good basic recipe for anyone for improved health. Re: sinusitus – I have never heard probiotics for that condition, but I suppose they are good for everything as well. I stopped having sinus infections when I began taking a supplement with spirulina in it. Also I had a good doctor who did not want to overprescribe antibiotics. It worked! No antibiotics now for almost 10 years! And no sinus infections!

I am so delighted to see this feed. I was detected fatty liver about 4 years ago. I am neither overweight or alcoholic (at that time I was 160lbs with 5-6″ height). The doctors couldnt advise me anything. I think immediately afterwards, I found that I had high cholesterol too.

I follow your blog and since I have lost about 14lbs. I also watch my food closely. I completely believe that my next numbers will fall down without taking any cholesterol medication which would have hampered my liver further.

Re:Vineeta-If you let me I would suggest something for piles. I used to have some problem in past and I found that Triphala Churna (from Himalaya), 1tab before meals and warm bath with few drops of castor oil helps great. Ofcourse one has to control diet and take advice of specialist.

Thank you so much Sanjana,Carol and Vikram for sharing your views on my problem.I will include loads of curd and vegetables in his diet and also advise him to consult a doctor for his problem,He had been using Anusol for about a week now and still feels the lump.So I think a doctor only can advise more on this. Thank you for all your suggestions.

Have a nice day!

Thank you so much Dr.Sanjana for throwing light on this. I will definitely include curd in his diet and consult doctor regarding his problem.

Thank you so much!

Have a nice day!

Thanks for your valuable comment. In India there is a common belief that milk and yogurt can cause mucus accumulation and cause a cold. This myth has been coming down from generations. Hence, very difficult to change this. I usually advise an alternative to people who get these symptoms. There is a concept of “cold foods” which can cause a cold or give a congestion and “heat foods” which make make people hot and make them break out into sweats. Milk and milk products are considered cold foods.

Vineeta asked me if her husband can eat yogurt for his sinusitis, while yogurt would have helped him for his piles condition,as she feels his sinusitis can aggravate by eating yogurt.

That’s great. You are skating towards good health.

I’m Priya, 26yrs(delivered my first baby 2 months back) and recently diagnosed with Grade 1 fatty liver. Also, it looks like i have multiple tiny mobile gallstones. I wonder whether these are due to my pregnancy. coz, i had a health checkup 4 months before i got pregnant and was in good health. My SGOT and SGPT were only 14 and 17 then; but now its raised to 119 and 423 which i know is toooo high. Also my triglycerides are only 140, cholesterol levels are good. I do not have diabetes, my BMI is 23.8, have never consumed alcohol, now taking lots of milk as I’m lactating. I consulted a physician here and I’m given Ursodiol tablets. Kindly advise on what I should do and a diet to follow as I’m breastfeeding.

Thanks in Advance..

haviing pain in right abdomen for 4-5 months. liver enzymes varying from normal to levle of 90. Doctor says it is fatty liver.

Kindly advise how to cure without any medicine beacuse allopathy does not suit me and rather increases pain.

Follow the above tips in the articles.

I was searching the web for facts of the FATTY LIVER as I was detected for the same while undergoing for a CT Scan for my kidney stones as I had undergone PCNL for my kidney. The radiologist deteceted fatty liver in the CT scan and and also in the Ultra Sound Scan. I don’t have gall bladder stones as they were not detected in the 2 scans.I am diabetic and under treatment from a very good diabetalogist in Mumbai. I am a vegetarian and don’t take alcohol. a year back my weight was 84 Kgs and now it is 89 Kgs. my belly portion is too large just like an Obese person but I am not obese person. My diet intake is very simple NO sugar / No areated waters / No startchy foods / No junk foods / take only rotis for my lunch & dinner / OATS for my brakfast and milk products like Probiotic dahi & low fat milk.

What should I do for my day by day increasing waist ( belly) line my legs are very thin . CT Scan shows my intestines are very normal except for a large mass of fatyy deposits on the internal organs of my belly and fatty liver. Kindly advise.

I live in Mumbai. And I commute daily to office by two wheeler- train- walk which is about 35 KMs onway. I mean I am very active every day.

Kindly advise what can I do to reduce my weight / fatty liver. I am 45 yrs old. Diabetic since last 10 yrs. height 5’8″ weight 89 Kgs ( increased by 5 kgs in last 1 yr period.) ***** MUMBAI / 05.02.2010

Thanks for your great writing on Fatty Lever. I am also suffring from the same. I was treated earlier as migrane. It is discovered in last year that I have Fatty Lever through sonography at Kolkata. Is that sign of Cancer? I am 50 years old weight 80 Kg and hight 5?10?. My sexual life is also distrubed, feeling lazyness all the time and continious digestive problems but luckely I am not diabetic. I offenly take Ibugesic Plus, Gelusil MPS, Tetramycin and Pentop-40. Kindy suggest me.

I am not a dietician but I couldnt resist replying to your situation.

Basically you are in the same boat as I was 1 year ago. Difference- I was 30 years old and was 160 lbs with 5-6″, non-alcoholic and non-diabetic. Still I had a fatty liver! Fatty liver as such is not a serious disease in short-term but it can have long term effects on your health. In extreme cases liver cirossis..but it would certainly raise your triglycerides.

First priority in your case would be drastically reducing your weight. While you are already doing good job in your lifestyle, I think there is more to be done. I think it will be good to reduce the amount of food. Also it would be good to take out rotis once in while in your meals. Eat lots of salad. Avoid deep fried food and any type of junk food. Write down a diary of what you eat every day and you will know more about your meals. Avoid caffine (coffee, tea) because it slows down your metabolism. Eat lots of food and if possible do not drink non-fat milk. Its a contradictory statement, but its a processed milk and it wont do good to your health.

Last but not least you will have to exercise. Walk and commuting wont count towards your exercise. You have to exercise so that all of your muscles are getting trained. Treadmill, running, crunches..something that will increase your heartbeat to 135+ for 30 mins would be of great help.

— but once again, I am not a doctor or a dietician, I am writing this based on my personal experience through which I completely gotten rid of my fatty liver within 9 months which stayed with me for 5 years.

Eat lots of “food”, should be read as “Fruits”.. but since you are diabetic you will have to watch it too

hey even my father is suffering from fatty liver,sinus and migraine.we are vegetarian,no alcholic drinks,he got diabets since 1 year. so please can u advise me how to cure this disease.

Diabetes cannot be cured but can be controlled. Hence you will need to see that he eats a healthy diet with good carbs.

Your Liver is as vital to your health as your heart and lungs are.. But nobody cares to keep it healthy and one fine morning you go to a doctor to hear from him that you have some problem with your liver.

You can keep your Liver healthy by living clean, by eating crunchy veggies and also by having an eye on the nutritional supplements you may be having on your dining table. May I elaborate this para for the benefit of all ?.

Liver is a vital part of one’s body. It is not just a place to work as a filter mechanism. All of the blood that has visited your small intestine flows through the liver where it gets detoxified. It is a big job, and Liver is doing it. Having said this much, some tips are given below for helping your Liver to help you and these need your cooperation.

1) To give less work to the liver and live clean, drink filtered water always, eat

unprocessed foods, choose veggie protein over red meat,

2) To add crunchy veggies, have broccoli and cabbage, then B-rich foods like whole grains, and high C items such as citrus fruits and green leaves. All these, if regularly consumed assist the Liver’s detoxifying process.

3) Consider a supplement. Lecithin ( Soya beans and egg yolks are good sources ) and Zinc support Liver function. Herbs like Milk thistle and dandelion may help liver function too., but please consult your doctor before taking them.

4) Do not take too much of vitamin “A”. If you do, you risk liver problems including Cirrhosis.

5) Remember always that liver does a lot of jobs in the body and if one job fails from any one of the major ones, one had better start making funeral arrangements. It is very necessary therefore one has to watch his or her weight, When you get fat, liver also gets fat too. Further, low alcoholic intake( if stopped altogether ,the better) and a sensible diet are the best bets for the liver and given maximum care, the liver will do its functions properly.

great article by Sundaram. Thanks

Thank you for your kind words.

Chemistry and biochemistry of (-)-hydroxycitric acid from Garcinia.

T. S. Sundaram.

Very good words Mr.Sundaram. Actually visiting Nutrihealth has become a habit… and reading your article has become another. I think you should also write for this blog as well. 🙂 Dr. Sanjana Please publish articles of Mr.Sundaram as well..

Looking forward to read more from you as well sir.

Thanks and Regards,

thanks for this website, i found the article on fatty liver through google. i dont usually reply to websites like this but it seems like the effort you put in helps a lot of people. thank you!

plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz giv me the list of fruits n vegetables should b eaten during fatty liver.

can u plz tell me the perfect diet to be taken by fatty liver patient. pla mention the names

I am suffering pain in right side of my Stomach and lower abdominal since year 2000. I am facing the problem since last 10 years. I am diagnosed as a FATTY LIVER & detected for the same while undergoing for a CT Scan. The radiologist detected fatty liver in the CT scan and and also in the Ultra Sound Scan. I have calcium formation/Polib in gallbladder stones as they were not detected in the 2 scans. Last month (March-2010) I also operated and remove the Gallbladder. After operation and I also suffering the same problem and pain .

Kindly suggest me. I am a non-vegetarian and don’t take alcohol. A year back my weight was 75 Kgs. My diet intake is very simple NON-VEG (meat mutton & chicken), NO sugar / No aerated waters / No starchy foods / No junk foods / take only rotis for my lunch & dinner / OATS for my breakfast and milk products like Probiotic dahi & low fat milk.

Online consultation will be starting soon in another 2-3 months…You can register and consult. For now follow all the tips given in the article on fatty liver.

Any fruits can be eaten for fatty liver as fruits are low in fat…

my brother got fatty liver,but he also got gastric problem which mean gastric juice coming in into oesophagus, is it due to fatty liver problem ah,.

respected sir i am suffering from non alcohlic fatty liver since last one year, my SGOT & SGPT always near about 100 and 125 respectively. UD-liv 150 and liver tonic also taken three or four months but no response or recovery is seen. also i am suffering with over weight. my age is 34 year. please send the treatment and diet chart.

I think you need to rethink some of your advice of diet re fatty liver. Too much fruit is not good. Fruit is nearly pure sugar (fructose) which converts to fat in the liver.

This is also true to for veg juices, in particularly carrot and beet, high in sugar.

Carbs need to be avoided and there are soem recent double blind studies which confirm low carb diet will reverse fatty liver disease.

Fruit is carb = sugar

I have been diagnosed with Fatty Liver for last 1 yr.

Just got the test conducted after 1 yr.

Cholesterol Total = 88

LDL Cholestrol = 36.90

TC/ HDL ratio = 0.86

I am 39 yrs old and overweight.

I am Vegiterian and Non – Alcholic.

Along with Excersie, what diet shall I have to cure my Liver.

If you can please elaborate on the Vegetables, pluses and other foods which we can take / avoid, that would be much helpful.

thanks for brief discription about Fatty liver

Hello, My son was dignosed with a fatty liver. He’s 12 years old and he’s overweight. I’m freaking out and i know he has a poor diet. I need help.. please help me to help him to recover from this illness.. Im so worried for his well being. I love him so much and don’t want to lose him. PLease, please help me.

i am 22 years old.i drink on regular basis but i also eat a good healyhy diet.

i am having grade 1 liver problem since last 2 years.it is consistent.i also have pain but it is not so severe.

please suggest me ways how to get rid of it.

Hi, i used to drink earlier, around five months back i started to gain weight.i have just quitted alcohol a week back, i keep on having irritation in the abdomen area. can i be having a fatty liver?if so is it late to stop alcohol?

My husband 37 years old,has been diagnoised with gall stones in pre-employee medical check up in November 2009, On that time he had multiple gallstones of very small size. Later in June 2010 when get scanned he had multiple gall stones with one measuring about 11.6 mm and was diagnoised with grade 1 fatty liver. He had bit more cholestrol level 202. and he is taking ayurvedic medicine now for gallstones and fatty liver from jun 27th 2010. and now gallstones have decreased to 5 to 6 stones and he is not taking any fat food during this medication. And having apple juice and vegetable juices daily with little yoga. From past one month he dint had job and was at home and was taking medicine. NOw in his new job he may need to work at 5pm to 3am. I am worried now like whether fatty liver will cure when at night shift.

And also i forgot to mention like we are vegetarians and he was having beer that too occasionlay 5 years back.. From 5 years he has not even touched beer. but when he had much work at office he was sitting working long hours without food. And he was in night shift for some years and again day shift for some years and again night shift.. CAn you please suugest me by tellin wheter he can do night shifts if yes at what times he should have food and all

And also now cholsetrol level is also in control about 140 to 150 and triglycerdie is normal and he had liver function test also last mnth.. everything was within range

I have been diagnosed with NAFLD for about 6 years. Is there a breakdown of foods you can provide to help me in my aid to reverse this condition. Is there something you can provide like

what I can eat in the morning’s, afternoon’s, evening’s, etc

I did a blood test and my reading shows 80 mlg… what does this mean?

I am 63 old woman, suffering from increase in creatine level and urea in blood serum.

Doctors suggest tamarind less, salt less diet.

Can you suggest the vegetables and food for me pl.

I read your story. I am 40 year old and same story with me. I am fatty liver diagnosed and already removed Galblader last year due to heavy pain in my right side lower abdonimal. My pain is still in right side after one year of operation. Kindly suggest … how I REDUCE This pain and recovered by fatty liver.

I suggest you join my online consultation as your diet is long term mangament…

I would like to join in online consultation with Dr. Sanjana …how to .

I have psoriasis.. and have been diagnosed w a fatty liver. How does Psoriasis affect my liverbb in this condition and all psoriasis treatments seem to affect my liver.. what are my options now>?

I am 28 Years Old and i am diabetic since 1 Year, recently when i have undergone my health check up, i have found that my SGOT and SGPT levels are high 180 and i have undergone Ultrasound test and also found the Fatty Liver Grade 1, i am non alcoholic and i dont even smoke can you please suggest me what would be the cause for My Fatty Liver Grade 1 and the best remedy. I am consulting a doctor this week but i want to know if i could also control myself.

Note: i stopped Complete intake of Non Veg since 2 Months, I am even suffering from Breathing problem feeling uneasy while breathing feel like taking heavy breaths in short interval of time.

My younger brother (29 Yrs) is suffering from Fatty Liver. He was just a social drinker, means oncec in a month. Second he does daily exercise. mainly body building exercise and having a very good muscle body. He is doing GYM from last 7 yrs. Only bad thing in life style is that he is in marketing so bound to take food from outside.

Now what life style / food habiy he shoud follow?

There are a few good articles on Fatty Liver in this column. Please read them carefully and try to follow them strictly.Since your brother is in the marketing line, apart from the food he takes outside as mentioned by you, if his work entails travelling, there is every chance of his having different kinds of food every day at different places.. This is a serious negative food habit. This can nullify the effect of all the good routine he may follow. His food habit can affect his medical treatment also. Better consult a good doctor, place before him all these facts and strictly follow his advice. The articles here will also help him to a great extent. He is young, 29 and so do no not neglect his health condition.

Still waiting for the reply for the question which i posted on 01. Jun, 2011 at 5:06 pm

I appreciate if i could hear something on this

Just now via sonography reports I have told that I have fatty liver. I used to consume alcohol moderately in the past, but off late I am off alcohol. I love diary products, cant resist butter.

My weigth is 93 kgs, and fat on abdomen, hips, and lower back. My arms/legs are thin.

Shape i can say like a coke bottle. Cholestrol ratio is poor. High Bp tablets taking for past 6 years. Rest of my health is normal.

I have been losing weight and get loose, then gain again. YoYo case I admit.

Confused state of mind. I have all the pathology reports and seeing a doctor tomorow to know on line of treatment.

ICan you throw some light for my future guidance

Can you throw some light to help me how I should go about.

Dear Harish Shani,

I have seen the message about your health. I am not a doctor ,but from what little I have read from books and journals, I am writing to you, not to frighten you at all. .

You have mentioned that you have fatty liver as diagonised from sonography tests.You say you have a liking for dairy products and butter.You have left moderate consumption of alcohol which is a good sign. But, you must note that it is a mistake to think that you have to be a heavy drinker to run into health problems. Alcoholic hepatitis ,cirrhosis of the liver are some of the serious liver diseases. It can take 10 to 15 years drinking over a period of time to harm your liver. Please note that there should be very little or no fat in the liver.

You have not given your height and age except telling that you are 93 kgs in weight which to me looks to be on the high side. Your waist line must be pretty large and you have fat deposits on hips and thighs. It is not good. The waistline of a male should be less than 102 cms or 40 inches. You have described the shape of your body as that of a coke bottle. It sbould be as that of an hour glass, narrow in the middle if I may say so..

Taking tablets for high BP for the last 6 years is not a good at all which means your BP is not responding to medicines..

Personally, I feel you need immediate medical treatment for your multiple health problems and you must without any further loss of time see a Specialist Doctor and start taking treatment. I earnestly request you to do the same immediately. I repeat I am not a Doctor. Wish you all the best.

I am diagnosed with fatty liver.

How to get out of this problem?

Your mail of 9th July. to tell that you are diagonised as having Fatty Liver.and want to get out of this problem. As a regular reader like you of these columns, i can just advise you that, there are many useful articles on this subject appearing in this site, such as” Ways to cure Fatty liver, What causes fatty Liver, Liver tonic etc. Please go through them , follow what all you can in the best manner possible, also consult a specialist doctor for your liver problem and take the necessary treatment. Please do this as fast as you can so that it does not become a serious problem to you. Again, I repeat, please go through the articles and change your lifestyle as best as you can along with the doctors treatment.

I am a female of 19 years of age, recently diagnosed with Grade III fatty liver.

How can I get rid of this problem?

Besides I am gaining weight these days.

Kindly advise me the treatment and proper diet I should follow..

I was told that I have a Fatty Liver disease thru USG, I am a non-alchohalic, also I have some superficial ulcear, doctor did not prescribe any medicine as it will cure naturally. Hence, what natural way to get it cured? could you please guide me?

Hi, myself nagendra shukla, 21 m. .

I have a problem of fatty liver. . In ultra sound i find that there is a n.s. Mild fatty change noted in my liver . Plz. Suggest me something which can help me 2 get gud liver.

Dear ALL, Debjani, Ram and Nagendra.

Your mails to let us know that you are diagonised as having Fatty Liver.and want a cure for this problem. I am not a Doctor, but as a regular reader like you of these columns, i can just advise you that, there are many useful articles giving special and valuable information on this subject appearing in this site, such as” Ways to cure Fatty liver, What causes fatty Liver, Liver tonic etc.

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Please go through them carefully, follow what all you can in the best manner possible, also consult a specialist doctor — I repeat consult a doctor– for your liver problem and take the necessary treatment. Please do this as fast as you can so that it does not become a serious and difficlt matter for you and the doctor. Again, I repeat, please go through the articles and change your lifestyle. pay particular attention to your diet which is most important and include physical exercise as part of your daily routine. in addition to the doctors treatment. Best wishes to you all.

recently i have been declared having fatty liver and having gilbert syndrome and also i am also diabetic .please suggest me what to do

Is liver problems heriditary.do small changes in skin colours especially on fingers indicate liver problems

I have been reported of having gross hepatomegaly with fatty diffuse. My HDL levels are 19mg/dl and triglycerides are 395. This was found out from the regular routine check up. I am not alcoholic nor a smoker. I consume non-veg in my diet often.

The doctor consulted instructed me to meet a gastro for checking the liver…

Can you give the details of seriousness of the disease and the cure…

I am a male of 56 years old.

I am diagnosed with fatty liver,bisides i am geting weight.

Kindly advise me how to get out of this problem.

OUR BODY._ LIVER INCLUDED.

Many people these days complain of fatty liver, as can be seen from the various mails received in this column. There should be no reason for such complaints when our body is a magnificiently engineered self-healing organ which can do all healing and repair work for virtually any health condition as long as one supplies nutritious diet to the body and engages himself seriously in some form of physical exercise. Has any one seriously thought about the reasons for their falling victim to such serious health problems. ?. A little knowledge about the working of our body will bring in some sort of an awareness in one and help him to take delicate care of his body. When our body is considered as a magnificently engineered self- healing organ, that does all healing and repair work, it is all the more necessary that one knows as to what the great work our body is doing to stay fit and fine all the 24 ><7 hours.

Reproduced below is a very interesting description about the routine things that happen from 9 at night till morning 9 in one's body.Very interesting it is. Just as we have a plan or programme to do work each day and children have a time table for their studies in different periods in the school , our body also has a schedule during which periods it performs its duties without any break unless it is sick. . What is that schedule ?. Please read on and try to remember some of the salient points.

Here is the body schedule:-

a) Night at 9 pm – 11pm:

This is the time for eliminating unnecessary toxic chemicals (de-toxification) from the antibody system (lymph nodes). This time- duration should be spent by relaxing or listening to music. If during this time a housewife is still in an unrelaxed state such as washing the dishes or monitoring children doing their homework, this will have a negative impact on her health. Please remember this.

b) Night at 11 pm – 1am:

The de-toxification process in the liver goes on , and ideally this should be done in a deep sleep state.

c) Very Early morning at 1am – 3am:

De-toxification process in the gall goes on , Here also ideally done in a deep sleep state.

d) Early morning 3am – 5am :

De-toxification in the lungs. When this goes on , there will be sometimes a severe cough for cough sufferers during this time.Since the de-toxification process had reached the respiratory tract, there is no need to take cough medicine so that it does not to interfere with toxin removal process.

e) Morning 5am – 7am :

De-toxification in the colon, You should empty your bowels. One should make it a habit.

f) Morning 7am – 9am:

Absorption of nutrients in the small intestine. You should be having breakfast at this time. Breakfast should be earlier, before 6:30am, for those who are sick. Breakfast before 7:30 am is very beneficial for those wanting to stay fit.

Here is a word of caution.

1) Those who always skip breakfast, should change their habits. Rather than having no breakfast at all, it is better that they eat breakfast late until 9 am -10am, without avoiding it.

2) Sleeping so late and waking up too late will disrupt the process of removing unnecessary toxic chemicals from the body

g) Besides the above, from midnight to 4 am is the time when the bone marrow produces blood.Therefore, try to have a good sleep on time and don't sleep late.

In order that one cooperates with the various functions of the body which is very important , one has to adopt a good daily lifestyle and eating habits. On reading the above details carefully , one will understand that maintaining both good eating habits and time condition are very important for our body to absorb and get rid of unnecessary chemicals according to the "schedule.

Knowledge of these, and a little care and watchfulness on our part to maintain good health can pave the way in the long run for real health, efficiency and longevity.

My son is aged 16 years his weight is 70kgs he is having frequently Abdominal pain after sonology report it shows fetty liver.

Sir please give solution what i have to do ? what is the treatment?

Your son must be having a high intake of junk food. He needs to eat healthy and exercise to maintain weight.

you have a cluster of health problems such as dyslipidemia( imbalance of lipid levels and non alcoholic fatty liver disease. Fatty liver disease can go to cirrhosis or dealth of liver cells. You can consult me to bring further changes in your health.

Hello sir, my name robindra..from the last 15 year i am a addited drinker i am suffering from high bp know a day i brain also work properly sir plz suggest me a better option to quit alcohol

my husband has been diagnosed with moderate fatty liver he is 37and weighs 68 kgs his ht is 5 ft 4inchs he was complaining of abdominal pain &nausea he is adoctor &stays on empty stomach but is totally non alcoholic he is an eggitarian how shall we fight this condn?

I am 30 years old. Last year, i was diagnosd with little fatty lever & also permannt high value of unconjugated (indirct) billurubin.

My doctor suggsted me to reduce my weight by 10 kgs & told me that this high value of indirect billurubin will liv with me for the whole life.

But even after one year (after losing around 9 kgs) SGOT & SGPT are also marginally up. I am fighting with these OT,PTs & Fatty Lever since last one year, but not getting control over these.

Gobinder Singh Kalon

Today I was astonished to heard during my USG that I fatty lever, where as i am non-alcohlic person, pleae advice me to recover from this stage

Would just like to tell you I am interested in your article about Indian Cooking,originally from India now in Australia 42 years usually cook Indian food, but have also done other western,Chinese cooking.Very glad to hear that Indian cooking is good for NAFLD which I have just been diagnosed,though have had problems since 67 in India having had amebic hepatitis.

Now have had gall bladder inflamation at the same time. My Dr who is Polish but lived in Aus is an alternative therapist using a different method of diagnosing and treating with wholistic medicine. He put me on a no carbs,diary,sugar,coffee, tea etc diet consisting only of fruit,vegetables and meat restricted to fish,lambchicken and beef. No Atlantic salmon or farmed turkey.I have lost 4 kg in 6 weeks, very hard but it worked.Was only allowed olive oil, butter and eggs as exemptions and honey.If you are interested I could email his website. His name is Dr.Zenon Gruba, the only one of his kind in thewhole of Aus.He is also a properly qualified as a conventional doctor or General Practitioner in Aus.

i am 18 years old and have grade 1 fatty liver. i have medical examination after 3 weeks. is there any way to reduce the amount of fatty acids. pls reply soon

Thanks for such a wonderful advice, exercise is not possible due to shortage of time but i can follow diet instructions.

My father is dig noised for fatty lever & as per the doctor it is last stage & nothing more can be done , he can continue with medicine but it can not be cured , he used to drink alcohol every day from last 20 yrs , is there any possibility for his cure

I am having fatty liver grade II and I am 33 years old.I have started to reduce my alchol intake and to control food.Now am 90 kgs.How much weight should I reduce and how dangerous is grade 2 fatty liver.

please advice on the following :

Alkaline Phosphatase: 207

Bilirubin: ,total : 1.40

Bilirubin Indirect : 1.30

HDL Cholsestrol: 119.80

VLDL Cholsestrol: 30.20

Hi,i have Fatty Liver and Jundise also past 1 year i am facing proble my junsise leaver 3.13 its not gettting down i concncled the docter and they given the tabalt also i taking whar should to solve this problem….

I am feeling pain in right mid abdominal part and through ultrasonically it has been diagnosed that my Liver size has been increased and, fatty and some part is blackish due to infiltration. When I do hard work then I feel pain and inflammation on the right mid abdominal part. What do you suggest to get ride from this problem.

i am 40 Years old i have grade 1 fatty lever, show high bp also 100/150, shall i take bp tablets or not

take alpha liopic acid 900 mg? a day best supplement for the liver ;;;and 3000 mg. of vitamin C every day ..high doses of vitamin C helps to get rid of fatty liver . after 1 year get a liver enzyme count test by your doctor , no soft drinks , no juck food and your diet must be close to vegeterian . eat only 20% meet … no salt , no? chinese food..protein is very hard on your kidneys ….. kidneys control your high blood pressure …love your kidneys …drink 3 litres of filter water and water with fresh lime or? lemon a day also ginger tea is good for kidneys . and no sugar or artificial sweetner they are hard on your liver . eat 3 apples and red beets every day . Make sure you dont have sleep apnea ……get checked for sleep apnea so you can lose weight ….a very good amino acid for people with bad liver is L-Orthinine …l-Ornithine-l-aspartate google it . may God bless you ..dont give up !! mikke5happy@yahoo.com

once again for fatty lever shall i take BP tablets or not pl confirm BP IS (100/150), FOR FATTY LEVER I AM TAKING Ayurveda MEDICINE

I am 33 + years old male and i just checked by ultrasound , i have a kidney stone and fatty liver since 2 years . but i have read that fatty liver have who’s person which is drink liquor, but i don’t touch in my life ‘Liquor & smoking

And my Height 5.5ft, weight is 60 kg and B.P was 120/65 and on these days i have a high Fever about 103.6 degree.today i have no fever.. i had some Med.

my 15 year old son is said to have moderate fat on his liver, other than excerise and healiter foods are there any particular foods or herbs, teas extra that would help in the distruction of the fat on the liver.

I am a 37 year old lady my problem is I feel so sleepy in the day time and in the night and every hour I urinate and I just had my test on the 14th of February 2012

HbA1c is 6.8 and the normal value should be 4.27-6.0%

my other test is Alt-Sgpt is 51 and the normal value is 5.00-40.00U-L

And my other test is AST-SGOT is 40 and the normal value is 5.00-37.00U-L

Can you please advise what should I take and can you please write down my diet for me

And I will check your site again

And I will wait for your answer

Thanks Sanjana I will wait for your answer

i diagnose of fatty liver 2010 sometimes i took some livermate but sometimes no.cause i dont want to take to much medicine .cause i want to cure my fatty liver in a natural way. pls. give an advice on how can i cure my fatty liver.

Hello, I was looking for a reason for the belly fat. I am thin height 1. 63 cm and 125 pounds but my tummy has been growing since 3 years ago. I was feeling very tired and I had diagnose hormone imbalance. DHEA and progesterone with a adrenal fatige, also gluten intolerance, now I am using the bio identical hormones cream, but I wonder what can I do best to get rid or eliminate the belly fat now.

Please reply soon,

Hello, I am 35 years old and I was looking for a reason for the belly fat. I am thin my height

1. 63 cm and 125 pounds but my tummy has been growing since 3 years ago. I was feeling very tired and I had diagnose hormone imbalance.