Right now I'm doing fat, gluten free vegan..aiming for an alkaline diet I've always done weights, but now I am emphasizing cardio for sure. I read about a study with NAFLD comparing those who exercised and those who didn't and the ones that did were way ahead of the sedentary people.
I was very sedentary during all of this because of the fatigue. My diet focuses on veggies like redskins, lima beans,lentils, broccoli, yams and also fruits that are not the super sweet ones. I felt great when going low protein and kicked candida, but protein causing toxicity is just a symptom of a fatty liver called hepatic encephalopathy...defined by throwing proteins at a jacked liver and causing all of the "drunk" symptoms that people complain about.
So my plan is to try to derive most of the food from good carbs and get on the treadmill at home, run through the neighborhood, and elliptical at the gym. There's all kinds of Liver Cleansing
foods. Ones that stand out to me are beets, artichokes, dandelion. These foods gave me relief before and I am juicing
the beets and dandelion leaves today.
It's been great not having horrendous jock itch, brain fog, burning urination, extreme fatigue for a few months now..but this liver issue is going to need attention for many months.
There is no standard protocol for fatty liver, so that's a little unsettling. That's why my approach is to do everything..thinking of the causes and living the exact opposite. You post great messages here on possible root causes, that's a great attitude. Let's nail em all. Celiac, fructose etc.. it could be anything.
The other thing is to stay positive. I try not to let myself think about how much better the last 5 years of my life could have been...by simply understanding a stupid problem. I have been hiding muscle wasting with weight lifting for 6 years and have had fatigue for just as long. My determination and work ethic let the problem be hidden from dr's and my family. I was thought of as paranoid about this candida disease until my face turned yellow...and the dentist told my parents he was very worried. The same people that called you paranoid will now tell you to get over it.
It's a great blessing that we can put so many awful symptoms to one thing and get rid of them. The previous thread on there is about someone in a mental breakdown with thoughts of awful sexua| situations. I think the types of people hit with this are endless and there's lots of hope.
When we learn these things we can help others and really appreciate life. I'm thankful now to be weighing in at 160 after being 142 in march before doing the vegan thing and to be able to function in a work environment. The situation seemed so bleak back then. Now my protocol is bleakness aside and to run as much as possible.