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Liver disease is serious and requires treatment and regular monitoring by a liver specialist.

A liver specialist is known as a hepatologist and you need to be referred by your family doctor or general practitioner. Over nearly 40 years of practicing medicine I have seen many patients develop severe liver disease, which sadly could have been prevented by early detection and early referral to a hepatologist. There needs to be more awareness of liver disease so that patients can be treated early so that we can prevent cirrhosis, liver failure and liver cancer. Make sure you have your liver function checked annually with a blood test.

I have presented my ideas on how to help those with liver diseases using nutritional medicine, which I have been using for many years with good success rates. However my recommendations do not replace the care of your own doctor and you should remain under the care of your own doctor whilst using nutritional therapies.

Fatty Liver

Fatty liver occurs when excess fat accumulates inside liver cells. This means normal, healthy liver tissue becomes partly replaced with fatty tissue. The fat starts to invade the liver, gradually infiltrating the healthy liver areas, so that less and less healthy liver tissue remains. The fatty liver has a yellow greasy appearance and is often enlarged and swollen with fat. This fatty infiltration slows down the metabolism of body fat stores, which means that the liver burns fat less efficiently, resulting in weight gain and inability to lose weight. However some people can have a fatty liver without being overweight.

Fatty Liver

Fatty liver was first described in 1980 by the Mayo Clinic. It is known in medicine as Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) and is the most common cause of abnormal liver function tests in the USA, UK and Australia. NAFLD is the most common cause of liver disease in industrialized countries.

There is a type of NAFLD called Non-Alcoholic Steato-Hepatitis (NASH) where severe liver damage is caused by the fat, and results in cirrhosis and liver failure. Indeed such severe cases of NASH can lead to liver cancer.

Around one in five persons in the general population, in the USA and Australia has a fatty liver. Fatty liver is usually associated with abdominal obesity and insulin resistance and is more common in people with type 2 diabetes.


What causes fatty liver?

It is most commonly caused by incorrect diet, weight excess, obesity, alcoholism and diabetes. However other causes can be malnutrition, congenital metabolic disorders and excessive use of or toxicity of prescribed medications and pain killers.

What is the outlook for fatty liver?

If the fatty changes in the liver increase, inflammation and fibrous tissue may build up and cause more serious symptoms to occur. If nothing is done to improve liver function, the patient will become more overweight and the quality of life will gradually diminish.

How would you know if you have a fatty liver?

Many people with a fatty liver are unaware that they even have a liver problem, as the symptoms can be vague and non-specific, especially in the early stages. Most people with a fatty liver feel generally unwell, and find they are becoming increasingly fatigued and overweight for no apparent reason. They may have elevated liver enzymes on a blood test for liver function. Fatty liver is diagnosed with a blood test and liver ultrasound scan.

Possible symptoms of fatty liver (NASH or NAFLD) include:

  • Weight excess in the abdominal area
  • Inability to lose weight
  • Elevated cholesterol and/or triglyceride levels
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea and/or indigestion
  • Overheating of the body
  • Excessive sweating
  • Red itchy eyes
  • Discomfort over the liver area

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How is fatty liver reversed?

Fatty liver is reversible. Here are six ways to achieve this:

Eat less carbohydrate
Poor diet is the leading cause of fatty liver disease. The biggest offenders are sugar and foods made of white flour; they should be avoided. However, a high intake of carbohydrate rich foods in general can promote fatty liver, as the liver converts any excess carbohydrate into fat. Foods that need to be restricted include bread, pasta, rice, breakfast cereals, cakes, pastry, donuts, biscuits, fries, chips, pretzels (and other similar snack foods) and any food made of flour.

Drink less alcohol
Excess alcohol consumption is the second biggest cause of fatty liver. Alcohol can cause inflammation and damage to liver cells, resulting in fatty infiltration. People with a fatty liver should limit alcohol consumption to seven standard drinks per week, with at least two alcohol free days per week.

Eat more vegetables, protein and the right fats
Raw vegetables and fruits are the most powerful liver healing foods. These raw foods help to cleanse and repair the liver filter, so that it can trap and remove more fat and toxins from the bloodstream. Eat an abundance of vegetables (cooked and raw salads) and fresh fruits.

Protein is important because it helps to keep the blood sugar level stable, helps with weight loss from the abdomen and reduces hunger and cravings. Protein should be consumed with each meal. Good sources of protein include eggs, poultry, seafood, meat, nuts, seeds, legumes and plain or Greek yogurt and cheeses.

Healthy fats to include more of in your diet are found in olive oil, oily fish, coconut oil, flaxseeds, hemp seeds, chia seeds and raw nuts and seeds. Most processed vegetable oils and margarines can worsen a fatty liver. Deep fried foods are also bad for those with a fatty liver.

Drink raw vegetable juices – these should be consumed 2 to 3 times a week and 250 to 300 mls (8 to 10 ounces) is adequate. Your juice should be comprised of 90 to 95 percent vegetables, with the remainder comprised of fruit if desired to improve the flavor. Citrus fruits are the most healthy for the liver.

Take a good liver tonic to support your liver function. Each two capsules provide:

  • Milk Thistle Seed Extract (Pure Silymarin 210mg) equiv 17,500mg dried milk thistle
  • Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid) 105mg
  • d-alpha tocopheryl succinate (vitamin E) 200iu
  • Thiamine hydrochloride (B1) 11mg
  • Riboflavin (B2) 11mg
  • Nicotinamide (B3) 11mg
  • Pyridoxine hydrochloride (B6) 11mg
  • Folic Acid 240mcg
  • Vitamin B12 60mcg
  • Biotin 60mcg
  • Calcium pantothenate (equiv pantothenic acid 22mg)(B5) 27.5mg
  • Zinc (as zinc oxide) 7mg
  • Selenium (as selenomethionine) 50mcg
  • Nutritive base 379mg Taurine, phosphatidyl choline from Non GMO soya lecithin, broccoli powder, L – Cysteine, HCI, L-Glutamine , Glycine, Inositol, natural caretenoids, (Camelia sinensis (green tea) extract, L – glutathione

Other supplements to support Fatty Liver

N Acetyl L Cysteine (NAC)
To support increased production of glutathione in the liver. Glutathione protects the liver and kidneys.

MSM Plus Vitamin C
Take 1 teaspoon daily. MSM is a source of sulfur, which assists phase 2 liver detoxification and also helps to reduce the formation of scar tissue.

Glicemic Balance capsules
Take 1 capsule with each meal. The ingredients in this formula help to support better tolerance to glucose and support insulin function. This will reduce Syndrome X. This is important because insulin drives fat production in the liver.

Fatty liver can be reversed. See Dr Eanelli’s testimonial here

For an eating plan and delicious liver healthy recipes, read Dr Cabot’s book, Fatty Liver – You Can Reverse It

If you have any question, please send an email to contact@liverdoctor.com

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  • merna

    I have a glass of red wine on occasion but rarely. I take 350 mgs. Milk thistle per day, 400 mgs of Vitamin D twice per day along with Vit E and C(500). I also take a good Probiotic, eat lots of veggie and drink plenty of water. I also exercise for 30 mins. 3 times a week and keep a positive outlook. I also have a genetic disorder Haemachromatosis (iron over load) so I don’t eat red meat, shell fish or Vitamins containing iron

  • sparkle it

    hi i m 28 years old. diagnosed with grade 2 fatty liver due to high alcohol intake. how to get it cured. was diagnosed with grade 1 fatty liver at the age of 23 but did not stop drinking. i have stopped drinking now completely and also have started physical exercises like jogging etc on a regular basis. will it be normal again? your reply will be highly appreciated.

    • Please read our book called “Fatty Liver – you can reverse it” – this
      book will tell you exactly what you need to do to get your liver back to
      proper working order, a direction I would strongly suggest for you.
      Your liver is an amazing organ and it is possible to reverse your fatty
      liver. If your liver is fatty, it is no longer able to function the way
      it was designed – that is, to be a fat burning organ which filters
      toxins from your body. You are lucky to have found out now that your
      liver has this problem because you have the time to fix it. Some people
      unfortunately do not find out about their liver problem until they have
      cirrhosis and, unlike a fatty liver, cirrhosis is not reversible.
      if you do nothing about this problem, it will not go away by itself.
      There is no one single magic pill to fix this but you CAN make it better
      by changing the types of foods you eat, taking a liver tonic like
      LivaTone Plus which has been formulated by Dr Cabot to support the phase 1 and 2 detox
      pathways and then make a commitment to yourself to get your health
      back. Many thousands of people from all over the world have found
      success in reversing their fatty livers – all it takes is knowing what
      you need to do, why you need to do it and then doing it. It has probably
      taken quite a while for your liver to become fatty so expect that it
      could take up to a year to undo the damage sustained so far. But know
      that every single day you are mindful of what you need to do and then
      actually do it, you are one day closer to better health, the weight loss
      you desire and, of course, all your energy back to live life to the
      fullest. Good luck, don’t give up and please keep in touch.

  • merna

    I have Haemochromatosis and a non-alcoholic fatty liver. I have tried to lose weight to no avail. I have 2 sl. of toast each am with peanut butter %100 peanuts, one coffee and a hard boiled egg. I have had chronic insomnia for decades so am a late riser at 1100. I prepare a stir fry/steam almost every eve. with either Tofu, fish or chicken. most eve.’s I have a sl. of ww bread with peanut butter and a glass of almond milk. I do a few weight’s prior to betime and have joined a gym 15 months post op for a THR. What else can I do???

    • Mike Chad

      I would recommend you read this blog: https://intensivedietarymanagement.com/
      I implemented the protocol recommended by Dr. Fung and have seen drastic improvements.

    • ExitTHEIRgame

      No breads, no white white sugar, drop the PB or any other nut butter bc peanuts aren’t actually nuts there considered a legume which not great. Nothing from a package and if it has to come from a package it MUST say


      Hint … GMO make your hormones CRAZY! Making losing weight a serious up hill battle.

      your body will drop the weight like you’ve never believed possible!

      Good luck my friend 🙂

  • Amirul Islam

    Hi, I am amirul, i’m 25 years old. My height is 5ft 10inc and weight is 65KG, In my biosphy report the result is Fatty Liver tissue, My AL & AST, result is normal but Serum bilirubin is always more than 5mg/dL but less than 8.5 mg/dL, RBC life span result is 72-78 days, Ultra Sonogram report says that Hepatomild spleenomegally. I have anemia with jaundice with yellowish skin and eye for a long time because of no successful treatment but i have tried to be medicated a lot.Most of them suggest me only Folic Acid and Xinc-20. I have took those medicine for 3-4 years but the outcome is zero. Currently I am taking Silymarin 140mg according the suggestion of a Gastroenterologist. Please give me a suggestion so that i can get rid of this disease.
    Thank you

    • merna

      eat plenty of dark leafy veggies and bright but dark fruit (small amount) lots of water, Milk Thistle I take the max amount 350 mgs. per day, God Bless!

    • ExitTHEIRgame

      Non gmo, all organic, gluten free

      I had serious problems with GMO corn which is in EVERYTHING packaged unless it says


      No Fluoride in your water and ditch your toothpaste if it has it in it. It’s poisoning you.

      Get better my friend 🙂

  • Jun Andrada Bautista

    hi good day to all,I want to ask,I have a fatty liver,it is safe to drink omega fat acid 3 supplement even I have a fatty liver?

  • Sander Erkemeij

    Can it hurt to eat a low carb high fat diet with a fatty liver?

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  • Anshul Wadhawan

    I am Anshul from India.My father has recently got a test done which has revealed that he suffers from fatty liver disease grade 3 .He never consumes alcohol.He has 95 kg weight and 155 cm height.He is diabetic.He eats meat rarely(thrice an year) and that too in a limited quantity.He feels tired and fatigued and feels his liver portion to be heavy.Please tell me whether at this point ,the disease is reversible or not.If yes,what measures must be taken?Also is this condition near to liver cancer or cirrhosis.
    Thanks in advance.

    • merna

      Has he ever had his iron levels checked? He should. I have haemochromatosis and it can cause type two Diabete’s, fatigue, swollen liver, painful swollen joints/Arthritis, depression, Hypothyroidism, Congestive Heart Failure!

    • fatty liver is reversible – read my book, “Fatty Liver – you can reverse it” as this will give all the details and eating plans you need.


    Hello, I’m having weight loss surgery in three weeks and am on a 4 week pre-op diet to shrink my liver prior to surgery. I have been told in the past I have a slight fatty liver, unsurprising as I am obese. I am put on meal replacement shakes by the dietitian for my pre-op stage, but I am wondering if you can recommend anything more beneficial in repairing the liver quicker? I want my surgery to be as safe as possible, and am having nightmares about being closed back up on the operating table because my liver is too big. Would you recommend a fruit / vegetable smoothie with added protein powder to be better than typical meal replacement shakes and bars at helping the liver?

    • Many meal replacements and shakes contain sugar. This can impede the reversal of a fatty liver. The Synd-X Protein Powder would be good for you because it is only sweetened with stevia.
      The fastest and safest way to reverse a fatty liver is to follow a lower carbohydrate diet, such as in the book Fatty Liver: You Can Reverse It. Taking the liver tonic Livatone Plus would help too.

  • MNK

    Hi, Thanks for your response.This is in continuation to my earlier post. My lipid profile test in July’15 showed a total cholesterol of 194mg/dl with Triglyceride 179mg/dl. My alcohol intake is very low and mostly restricted to red wine/beer. So I dont understand how the fatty changes in my liver have developed. Could you provide some insight on this? Does this mean that I should totally stop taking red wine or beer, which in any case is very occasional. Thanks.

    • Ali Nav

      I’ve never touched alcohol (apart from the amount in sprays/deos and in wound pads) and I’ve hardly smoked 4-5-6 times in my life. My BMI is around 23 which is supposed to be in ideal range. Not obese, only slight belly curve is visible. Still got that, grade 2.

  • MNK

    A recent ultrasound scan mentioned mild diffuse fatty changes in liver with focal sparing in right lobe. What precautions need to be taken to address this?

    • Margaret

      This means you have a mild fatty liver. Fortunately this condition is entirely reversible. There is a lot of free information here: https://www.liverdoctor.com/liver/fatty-liver/

    • MNK

      Hi, Thanks for your response.This is in continuation to my earlier post. My lipid profile test in July’15 showed a total cholesterol of 194mg/dl with Triglyceride 179mg/dl. My alcohol intake is very low and mostly restricted to red wine/beer. So I dont understand how the fatty changes in my liver have developed. Could you provide some insight on this? Does this mean that I should totally stop taking red wine or beer, which in any case is very occasional. Pl reply to this message.

  • abigail

    Can fatty liver kill a person immediately, my father died of haptitit c.

    • Margaret

      No it won’t kill someone immediately. It could eventually develop into cirrhosis of the liver or liver cancer though.

  • Lia

    I have had several liver tests and my alt and a.s.t. have both been high. I am not a heavy drinker, but have been on imipramine for many years now, although I am on only 10 mg currently for the past two years.

    I feel tired and generally do not feel well, especially if I have a drink which is extremely rare.

    Could it be from the Jublia that I recently started taking in January 2015? I stopped in April 2015 when I found out my liver enzymes were high, but it kept going up still, even in late May. I will re-test in September.

    I have always been healthy, and at a very healthy weight, but lost about 10-12 pounds suddenly last year when I was only eating about one meal per day. I have been taking milk thistle and berberine. Any suggestions?

  • Andrea

    Hi Doctor, I am a 65 year old female. I had my Gallbladder removed overseas when I was 22. They botched it up and I nearly died. I suffer from diarrhea, bloating, nausea and stomach pains constantly. I have had endoscopies and colonoscopies and they cannot find anything wrong. I was not advised on diet after I had the operation. I continued to eat as before. After reading about what happens when you have your Gall Bladder removed I feel that maybe my poor liver needs help. What do you suggest….? Thank you in advance

    • Margaret

      Dear Andrea
      Yes your liver would definitely need help. You might have a fatty liver. You might also have food intolerance.
      An ox bile supplement would probably help your digestion. You might need an elimination diet that excludes common allergens such as dairy products and gluten. The information in our gallbladder book would help you: http://shop.liverdoctor.com/save-your-gallbladder.html

  • Betty

    My husband was recently diagnosed with elevated LFTs (790.6) and CIDP (357.81). He has neuropathy and have been receiving IVIG treatment once every 3 weeks for the past 5 years. He takes tylenol with every treatment.Should he try the liver tonic?

    • Margaret

      Dear Betty. Yes your husband could take Livatone Plus. It will help to increase the amount of glutathione in his liver. Tylenol depletes the body of glutathione.

  • Barb

    I was diagnosed with fatty liver, I got a copy of the Sonogram and it said, .5 mm cyst left lobe, Pancreas 6 mm simple appearing cyst at the margin of the head and adjacent to the liver. Multiple gallstones but no wall thickening. What stage am I at??? Learned a lot from this web site and plan to eat more healthy. What can you tell me about numbness of my feet, just started a few months ago. Thank you

  • chinthaka

    Hi doctor,My liver is with fat.My liver function is not bad,but i have some pain,i want to know what i do,please kindly request me.

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  • julia

    julia July 7, 2015 at 12:01 pm
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    Hallo, I am 53 years old, have been diagnosed with fatty liver as well as liver hemangiomas about 7 months ago. I would like to know why is it impossible to get a product like tmg in south africa. It seems you have to work through a homeopath to get it, even if I am diagnosed by a specialist and I have a mr done 6 weeks ago. It seems like tmg is an unknown miracle methyl “donor”, which does wonders for fatty liver and other things as well (bloodsugar, high blood pressure, immune system etc.). We only have one company who sells tmg, but even if you try and get it, it’s been taken off the internet online route. Why is it so difficult to get if it is such a wonderful product?

    • Margaret

      Dear Julia

      Unfortunately we are not aware of the reason you cannot purchase trimethylglycine in South Africa.

  • Hello Drs. I’d like to ask. Is serrapeptase good to take for a fatty liver since serrapeptase is good for cleansing the body, would it also cleanse the liver also of toxins and/ or fat?

  • Munawar Farooq

    How much time does it take to reverse fatty liver condition?

    • Margaret

      It depends on the degree of severity. Generally it takes between 6 months and 2 years.

  • Bonnie

    Hi, My name is Bonnie and I have a lot of different health problems, heart, COPD, diabetic, high blood pressure, bi-polar, that deal I call harden of the arteries, fatty liver. I had open heart surgery at about 46 years old, my whole family has these same problems with the heart and arteries, my grandpa has something wrong with his kidney’s. Anyhow, I also smoke but don’t drink booze of any kind and never have, I was raised on home grown food and wildlife, very often had store bought foods, I am not a big meat eater, I love deer, fish and turkey and chicken even rabbits. My doctor said there is nothing they can do with a fatty liver but diet and told me not to buy processed foods and eat fresh vegetable’s and a lot of fish. I was very young when the doctors in California told me that my liver produced to much bad things in my blood and put me on medicine and that was in 1987 and I have been taking that ever since. I would love to do something to help my liver get healthier and the last pictures showed it was 40 percent fat already. I had no clue I had a fatty liver until the middle of my stomach started hurting. Right in between my breast, just a little lower and always was fatter there. Anyhow, I would love to hear your thoughts on this. I have so much medicine I have to take and sick of that also but can’t live without it. Thanks for the great information. Bonnie

    • Margaret

      Bonnie the best diet to reverse fatty liver is one that excludes grains, sugar and dairy products. This would also help your diabetes. Your doctor’s dietary advice is correct. You would benefit from following the diet in the book Fatty Liver: You Can Reverse It.

  • Daniel

    Hi Dr.,
    First of all, what a great job, It is not easy to find someone with so much knowledge about fatty liver, please keep up with the good works. Also I would really appreciate if you could give me some tips on how I can heal my condition. I’m 34 years old male, with the following; fatty-liver, hypertension, high cholesterol, and anxiety, I’m currently on losartan and fenofibrate, my total cholesterol untreated is over 300 and my triglycerides 900 to 1,000, sugar is not bad 100. I weight 202lb and I need to lose 20lb in fat all concentrated on my abdomen. On the past 2 weeks I’ve went to a nutritionist and I’m currently on a 0 carb 0 sugar diet which made me lose 7lb, I have been burning 500 calories on a treadmill every day and reducing my daily calories intake by 500 to 750 points. What could you suggest me to improve on my diet, to actually work towards on healing my liver once I reach my ideal weight 180lb?

    Kindest Regards

    • Margaret

      It sounds like you are on the right track.
      Make sure you consume lots of vegetables, protein and healthy fats. There’s a detailed eating plan in Dr Cabot’s book Fatty Liver: You Can Reverse It.
      Milk thistle, selenium and n-acetyl cysteine all help to improve liver health and are found in Livatone Plus capsules.

  • Stephanie

    Hi Dr, I was having pain in my abdomen and went to the ED. The Dr did an ultrasound because they thought it was my gallbladder, ultrasound turned up that I had fatty enzymes around my liver. I have had blood work few times a year because I have PCOS. DR always checks my liver and I have never had negative results. How quick can fatty liver come on? I’m overweight due to my PCOS. Is it too late now that I am having pain in my side?

    • Margaret

      Most women with PCOS have insulin resistance. Insulin resistance is a big risk factor for developing a fatty liver.
      A fatty liver usually takes at least a few months to develop. It’s definitely not too late to repair it.

  • Tony Visp[etto

    I recently had an abdominal aortic aneurism ultra sound performed that cleared me of that condition. My family practitioner contacted me stating that the results were negative and that I need not worry about AAA. She did tell me that it seemed that I had a fatty liver even though my blood tests did not show any high enzyme levels (normal). Would the blood enzymes be the first indicator for a fatty liver or is the elevated enzymes the first indication? What comes first the egg or the chicken?

    • Margaret

      In mild cases of fatty liver the blood test is normal but fat can be seen in the liver on an ultrasound.

  • lakshminarayanan

    thanks for your details

  • Jennifer

    Hello, I am 34 years old, and just had my gall bladder removed. The ultra sound showed a fatty liver. I am in a lot of pain, swollen around my liver. I started taking Liver tonic, and waiting on my Ox Bile. I have always worked out, but my diet was garbage. I have change my diet, and found eating red meat hurts my liver more. I am eating a lot of raw veggies with Hummus, is Hummus ok to eat with a fatty liver. I am in a lot of pain, and swollen and I just want get a healthy liver back. Thank you

    • Margaret

      Yes you can eat hummus. You are probably experiencing discomfort after eating red meat because you don’t produce enough digestive enzymes. A supplement of Digestive Enzymes and Betaine Hydrochloride would help enormously. Adding apple cider vinegar to your meals would help too.

    • merna

      have you ever had your iron levels checked. Haemochromatosis is an Iron Overload Disorder that often goes diagnosed. It is generally Genetic caused and can lead to many conditions as the iron pockets throughout your organs and joints. It can cause serious life threatening issues, diabete’s, congestive heart failure, enlarged liver, cirrhosis,fatty liver disease, enlarged Spleen, chronic fatigue, depression and if you feel that meat hurts your Liver that could be a signal from your Liver telling you that it is suffering. We have always been told to listen to our bodies well it is for good reason. I wish you well!

  • christine tomulto

    Hi..im christine..im 23years old..im diagnose with fatty liver and hepatis cyst..what can i do to lessen the pain im feeling everyday?help please..thank you

    • victoriah

      To help protect the liver and improve its ability to perform function Livatone Plus 2 capsules twice daily with or without food, N-Acetyl-Cysteine (NAC) 2 capsules twice daily away from food.

      To help the liver heal the cysts and to improve your energy levels Selenomune Designer Energy Capsules 1 capsule twice daily with food to peak energy and then reduce to 1 capsule daily.

      To reverse your fatty liver please follow the program in Dr Cabot’s recent publication ‘Fatty Liver – You Can Reverse It’ and in addition as a personal inclusion may I ask you to remove anything containing High Fructose Corn Syrup from your diet.

  • Suzanne

    I had emergency gall bladder surgery and the ultrasound notes reflect fatty liver. Your article was interesting, and described my symptons perfectly. I have an enlarged abdomen area and have a hard time losing weight there so will try your diet.

  • Makram Sebbata

    Hello doctor
    I have visited a doctor recently and was undergone an ultrasound which results showed a fatty liver. I am a 42 year old male weighing around 100 kgs and my height is 1.70 m. I was told to go on a healthy diet and to exercise. can you please advise me on what the healthy diet is and how can I reverse my fatty liver?

    • victoriah

      Hello Makram,
      Please read our book called “Fatty Liver – you can reverse it” – this book will tell you exactly what you need to do to get your liver back to proper working order, a direction I would strongly suggest for you. Your liver is an amazing organ and it is possible to reverse your fatty liver. If your liver is fatty, it is no longer able to function the way it was designed – that is, to be a fat burning organ which filters toxins from your body. You are lucky to have found out now that your liver has this problem because you have the time to fix it. Some people unfortunately do not find out about their liver problem until they have cirrhosis and, unlike a fatty liver, cirrhosis is not reversible.
      Remember, if you do nothing about this problem, it will not go away by itself. There is no one single magic pill to fix this but you CAN make it better by changing the types of foods you eat, taking a liver tonic like LivaTone Plus which I have formulated to support the phase 1 and 2 detox pathways and then make a commitment to yourself to get your health back. Many thousands of people from all over the world have found success in reversing their fatty livers – all it takes is knowing what you need to do, why you need to do it and then doing it. It has probably taken quite a while for your liver to become fatty so expect that it could take up to a year to undo the damage sustained so far. But know that every single day you are mindful of what you need to do and than actually do it, you are one day closer to better health, the weight loss you desire and, of course, all your energy back to live life to the fullest. Good luck, don’t give up and please keep in touch.

  • Eddie Dean

    I had a knee surgery, could not get out and exercise for 16 weeks. I did a lot of sitting , very little walking. In that time I gained 20 pounds right through the middle. Now doctor says I have a fatty liver. Exercises are still not a good thing. Any suggestions? I sure would appreciate your advice.

    • victoriah

      Although exercise is a very important part of recovering from a fatty liver, it is often difficult because of the lower than usual energy levels when your liver is infiltrated with fat, as well as the extra weight making any joint aches and pain much worse. Making long term changes to your diet by doing your best not to eat processed food is certainly going to be a great place to start. Eating fresh food – either raw (salads) or steamed or baked (vegetables) with good quality protein (meat, fish, eggs etc.) and saturated fats like olive oil, avocado, coconut oil and butter will make you feel fuller for longer. And don’t worry about that old wives’ tale about eating fat will make you fat . . . it is only eating the wrong kinds of fat (trans fats) that will do that. Take a quality liver tonic like LivaTone Plus as well as NAC to support your liver. Avoid alcohol and sugar as much as possible or make the choice for the least amount of sugar if you need to have it at all (and no, do not use aspartame or chemical sweeteners as these place a huge burden on your already ailing liver). Drink 6-8 cups of water daily (or herbal teas). Best advice is to grab a copy of ‘Fatty Liver – you can reverse it’ and follow the detailed instructions in this great book.

  • Dawn

    Is it safe to give Livatone to my 13yr old daughter who has had a diagnosis of auto immune liver, sclerosing cholangitis, crohns for the past 4-5 years? She is constantly tired and not sleeping very well.

    • Kylie McCarthy

      Hi Dawn,

      Yes- totally safe, start her on 1 x twice daily for 1 month- then increase to 2 x twice daily ongoing.
      Crohns- that is auto immune, so she must be 100% Gluten Free- Gluten switches on auto immune diseases- Dr Cabot has a book titled “Gluten- is it making you sick or fat” I recommend you get yourself a copy- that will help you. 1 x tsp of Dr Cabot’s magnesium powder 15 mins before bed will help her to sleep and id recommend glutamine 1 x heaped teaspoon on an empty stomach twice daily to reduce the inflammation of her gastro intestinal system. She MUST be gluten free.

  • Doug Opsal

    hi Dr. im 54 i was told i have a fatty liver, high blood pressure, diabetes, in Nov. im 6’3″ an 295 lbs. yes very over wieght. it seems that i cant lose wieght what ever i do. can not breathe, cant walk up a set of stairs. just no air. i would like some input on what need to do about fatty liver thing. Thanks Doug

    • Kylie McCarthy

      Id recommend you strictly follow the protocol in the book titled “Fatty liver- you can reverse it” be sure that you also go totally grain free in your diet. Liva tone plus and Magnesium will help you, lots of Omega 3 fats into your diet- and take a fish oil supplement as well. start the day with filtered lemon water- 2 glasses full and start exercising- literally just walking for 40 mins each morning to burn fat. Take Glucemic balance to assist in the reduction of blood sugar fluctuations that your are going to get when you stop eating grains and dairy- yes, grains AND dairy- they spike your insulin levels and you will never reduce blood sugars if you are still eating grains and dairy. In fact, now i think about it- please get a second book- titled “Diabetes type 2- you can reverse it” both simple paperback books- cheap and full of information that will ensure you are feeling better a lot sooner than later.

  • Kylie McCarthy

    Yes- thanks.

  • Ben

    Hi,my name is Ben,from South Africa,i was diagnose with fatty liver today,i was also diagnose with XXY,can that be the reason to have the fatty liver,i am 57 years old,and used depo testostrone for 21 years,stop for 10 years now,

    • Kylie McCarthy

      Hey there Ben,

      Thanks for contacting us.
      Your Klinefelter syndrome is not the reason – nor is it the depo testosterone that is causing your fatty liver. Id be interested to see your diet. A diet high in sugars and carbohydrates can most certainly induce a fatty liver. And sorry to tell you Ben, but even being a “wise” 😉 57 yrs of age can do it- a life time of this 21 century diet is really not good for our health. Best reference you can get yourself is the Docs book titled “Fatty Liver- You Can reverse it” if you purchase that along with Liva tone Plus- that is the beginning of your path back to optimal health.

      All the best Ben
      And thank you for contacting us

      Kylie McCarthy

  • debra

    Hi i am on a medication for ms Fingolimod 500ug i have a my liver function test is not good,my diet is not good either can you tell me if i can reverse my fatty liver and stay on this medication
    thank you

    • Kylie McCarthy

      HI Debra,

      Are you using it for MS? If so, I know that Dr Cabot has also used Progesterone Cream with her MS patients and you certainly wouldn’t want to have any Gluten- you really must be 100% gluten free.
      ok- so in answer to your question- if you are going to stay on this medication, knowing that long term use of any pharmaceutical medication may cause fatty liver, you will do well to assist your liver in eliminating the metabolites of the drug out of your body once they have been used as quickly as possible. Liva Tone Plus- 1 x twice daily for 2 weeks, then 2 x twice daily ongoing will assist in the prevention of fatty liver. If you can, grab yourself a copy of Dr Cabots book titled “Fatty Liver- You Can Reverse It” + “Gluten- is it making your fat or sick”
      Thanks for email Debra- im sure these little dietary tips will help you a lot.

      All the best in health!

      Kylie McCarthy

    • Kylie McCarthy

      Hey there Debra,
      Well you are singing our song! 😉 with symptoms like that you have come to the right place.

      Dr Cabot uses the bio identical hormone of Progesterone for her MS patients and it has brought a lot of relief for many. Of course you would know that going 100% gluten free is imperative for such an auto immune disease, so lots of omega 3 foods, liquid fish oil and grain free living is best for you! There are two books that will help you a lot- “Fatty Liver- You Can Reverse It” + “Gluten- is it making you sick and fat”. In answer to your question, yes taking any medication can induce a fatty liver- so you need to follow these guidelines I have given you- and you will find a more comprehensive answer to your question in those two books. Please start taking Liva tone Plus 1 x twice daily for 2 weeks, then increase to 2 x twice daily ongoing. If you can, Id also recommend Dr Cabots Magnesium powder and Glucemic Balance daily. You may need to stick to the protocol for just a couple of months to reverse your fatty liver, however if the cause of your fatty liver- which is possibly your pharmaceutical drugs does not cease (because you cant stop taking your medication) well then a life time of this protocol is for you- incorporating green fresh vegetable juices daily- and you will be feeling much better than you are now.
      Debra keep in touch and let me know how you go- my direct email is kyliem@cabothealth.com.au

      Im glad you contacted us Debra.
      All the best in health

      Kylie McCarthy

  • robinhood

    Hi doc,
    I have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetics. also have a fatty liver. advised metformin(hcl) one daily.
    but its not helping me much. please seek your advice. thanks

    • Kylie McCarthy

      Hi there,
      Thank you for your email.
      A diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes can be pretty confronting- and of a major concern if you do not address your diet. Id like you to know Type Two diabetes can be reversed with your diet if you have found us early enough- not injecting. Please get yourself a copy of Dr Cabot’s book titled “Diabetes Type 2- You Can Reverse It” this will be your knowledge and motivating tool whilst you are on your journey back to health. Please be aware there it is imperative you are 100% grain sugar and diary free. Supplements that will make this process easier for you are Liva Tone Plus 1 x twice daily
      Magnesium powder- be sure to get the Docs powder as it is stronger than even her own tablets. 1/2 tsp with morning and afternoon tea + 1 big heaped tsp as you are going to be. Now her comes some truth- your an addict! And we are going to have to get you through your addiction- your addicted like most of the population to sugar and it is a very real addiction. I do make light of it to keep you smiling, but you need to address this now before you become even more dependant on your metformin and sugars. Glycemic Balance- please take 2 with each meal. Please start exercising daily- sweating, using fish oil- and making sure each meal contains fats. Serrapeptase is also a great fighter in the war against Type 2 diabetes- have you heard of it- check it out on the Docs website http://www.liverdoctor.com- you know it 🙂
      All supplements and the Type 2 Diabetes book- please get yourself a copy of the book for motivation and to help you understand your own body and exactly what is happening to you- you need to take control of your own health. Glad you found us.

      All the best in health

      Kylie McCarthy

      • Bella

        Hi Kyle, do you think a person with Type 2 can have Greek yogurt? I see Dr. Cabot says it’s okay for fatty liver, but is it ok for Type 2?

        • Margaret

          Yes it is as long as it’s regular (not low fat) and doesn’t contain added sugar.

  • Rebecca S Fajardo

    Your column and web site both vry educational and informative! I realy appreciate it learning from experienced and well rounded drs…should i say consultants and who have specialized in their field of studies..

    I am so interested with your herbal meds(herbal?) like Livatone plus and your book as well.

    • Kylie McCarthy

      HI Rebecca,

      Yes- the Dr’s and consultants that work here are all well rounded and only to happy to help.
      Thank you for your comments. If you would like further information or perhaps purchase any of the books you like, you are able to do so directly from the Liver Doctor Web site. Dr Cabot has over 26 books assisting people like yourself to heal themselves and hopefully live a long and active life. All the best in health Rebecca.

  • John Gibson

    I have just found out I have severe fatty liver,I had a lung transplant seven years ago,and since then I developed type 2 diabetes, and now i have type 1 diabetes,I take Prograf ,imuran,prednisone to prevent rejection,insulin total 50 units per day,i am overweight,by 20 pounds and haste a large belly,do you have any suggestions of how i can try to reverse my fatty liver condition,or will I be fighting a losing battle,John

    • Kylie McCarthy

      Hi John,

      Thank you for your email.
      Those drugs you need to take will be a major contributor to your fatty liver.
      There is so much I could tell you to assist you in the strong hope of reversing your type 2 diabetes. Dr Cabot has written a book titled “Type 2 Diabetes- You Can Reverse It” and also another title the Doc wrote called “Fatty Liver- You Can Reverse It” I highly recommend you order yourself those books for your own reference to fall back on and educate yourself on how to reverse your fatty liver and type 2 diabetes- yes, you can reverse them depending on your own personal case and dietary changes you are willing to make. Liva Tone Plus daily, Glucemic Balance + a Grain free sugar and dairy free diet will see you on your way to increasing and better health.
      All the best in health.

  • I have recently been diagnosed with a fatty liver disease and I was mortified, as I am just 30. However, I am finding out that a good diet and complete lifestyle changes help a lot and my plan is to do my best to reverse it. Try changing your diet, eat healthy and you will see just how good you will feel.

    • Kylie McCarthy

      HI Lynn,

      Thankyou for your email,
      It is great you are feeling the effects of a healthy life style- you are probably thinking “about time”
      All the best in health- it sounds like you are on the right path.



    • Kylie McCarthy

      Hi there Adelle,
      The fastest way to regain your health and eliminate fatty liver is to go 100% grain free with your diet. At least until you reverse your Fatty Liver- this could take 2months up to a couple of years- each individual case is different.
      You do not need to drink alcohol to have a fatty liver- as you will by now know 🙂

      You will do very well to follow the protocol in Dr Cabot’s book titled “Fatty Liver – You Can Reverse It” Following those rules of healthy eating lifestyle that are specific to your condition will have you feeling much better and symptoms alleviated. Time to reverse fatty liver varies from person to person.

      All the best in health Adelle- and thank you for your email

      Kylie McCarthy

  • Jay

    Where can I get Livatone Plus in Canada?

    • Kylie McCarthy

      Hi Jay,

      Please contact Christine Ki at christine@scbintl.com
      Christine is our Naturopath based in the U.S and should be able to help you further.

      All the best in health

  • Russell Moffett

    Please edit your closed captioning as it is full of errors. The audio quality is poor so to gather the info I turned on the CC and found it to be full of errors.

    • Kylie

      Thanks Russell… appreciate you letting us know. Our I.T guy will address that today.

    • admin

      Apologies to Russell who discovered that YouTube’s automatically generated transcript which was added to our video is not as helpful as we’d like. We’ve disabled the transcript until it can be corrected.

  • Greg


    I have fatty liver problem now..
    * Discomfort over the liver area
    * Red itchy eyes
    * Weight excess in the abdominal area
    * Join paint
    * tiredness

    I hope you can help me, I want to buy your product can you ship me in our country.


    • Kylie

      Hi Greg, Sounds as though you may have a fatty liver- hard to tell without consultation, but id start by addressing your diet to assist in reversing a possible fatty liver and inflammation. Dr Cabots book “fatty Liver- You Can Reverse It” is the book for your to read- lifestyle and protocol that addresses those symptoms you mention. Liva Tone Plus 1 x twice daily to begin, Digestive Enzymes- 2 with each meal. Gluten Free- have you seen Dr Cabot wrote a new book on gluten? Raw Juices. In bed by 9.30- up at 5.30 to exercise if your working day permits and go sugar/grain free. Magnesium daily- Dr Cabot’s powder is amazing. The strength of her powder will assist in reducing insulin levels, sugar cravings, stress anxiety and so on.

      I think we can help you a lot- and if all else fails, check the Docs Liver doctor web site under “Fatty Liver” for a whole lot more free info.

  • Hello Kylie,
    I am a 52 year old male who recently had a ultra sound to determine I had a fatty Liver. My Doctor believes its 100% reversable at this point. He checked out all my meds and does not think they contributed. He did however come to the conclusion that my moderate drinking (red wine) is the cause. Im 6′, 214 lbs. and excercise (ride bikes) often. What can you recommend that might help me reverse this? Thx


    • Kylie McCarthy

      HI there Mike,
      Red one can be one contributor yes. Id recommend you keep that bike riding up- and also go grain and sugar free for a few months until you heal your liver. 1x liva tone plus twice daily for a month- then 2 x twice daily on going. Magnesium powder will assist and id also entertain the idea of purchasing Dr Cabots book titled “fatty liver you can reverse it” that book will be your little life style, recipe and health “go to” whilst reversing fatty liver. In fact it is a protocol that you can take on for life. Thank you for your email, All the best in health

  • Hello, I am a 60 yr old female with severe weight issues, especuially around my abdomen/ tunny area. Cronic pain in my knees and feet from overuse at my job and much job stress for years. I have hashimoto thryoiditus, adrenal fatigue, inflammation and I had endrometrial cancer 3 years ago. I need to get this weight down to prevent cancer elsewhere. I am on permanent disability from these problems and sciatica which prevents me from exercising any. I rarely eat any grains, just occasionally but to no avail. I eat veggies everyday and fruit.. Most breakfasts I have lots of steamed brocolli and a potato with my coffee. when I can afford it I will have a good selection of meat with it but I cannot afford organic. I tried the body control weight tablets along with good whole food but it did nothing for my weight. Also, on a side note, one of my B 12 tests show a reading of around 200. Is that adequate? any advive you could recomment would be terrific. thank you!

    • Kylie

      HI Patty,

      Best thing to do is go grain free- 100% and if you can not do that- at the very least- go 100% Gluten free- ie, so no wheat rye barley oats spelt. Going Gluten free will help with absorption on Nutrients- especially Iron and those B Vitamins you mention. Your diet seems ok, perhaps have a protein with your brocolli instead of the starchy potato. Dont forget about Fish- Mackerel / Salmon and eggs as your protein sources. If you have pain in your feet etc, try using a good quality liquid fish oil to assist in reducing inflammation- and it goes without saying, if you are overweight- every thing is going to ache eventually- so lose the weight. Patty if you have any further questions, please contact me at kyliem@cabothealth.com.au

  • kim

    thank you for your reply. I can not take ACV… i have been for the last two weeks and it has made me ill… What detox symptoms are you talking about? I eat very clean but have severe chemical sensitivities ..allergic to many meds and supplements… I can take papaya enzyme. but tired garden of life and had bad reaction. I already eat clean with smoothies… Thanks for your help.

    • Kylie

      Hi Kim, detox symptoms are varied for each person, general symptoms are headaches, perhaps itchy skin. Dr Cabots book titled “Ultimate Detox” explains that in full. Yes, papaya and pineapple both contain very effective digestive enzymes. You could eat a piece before a meal.

  • Kylie McCarthy

    HI there Milind.

    Ok- best you can do is not worry- if you have a mild fatty liver, just remember that you can and will reverse it if you simply change your diet.
    Liva tone plus- take 1 x twice daily with food for two weeks then 2 x twice daily on going
    Digestive Enzymes with each meal
    Apple Cider Vinegar in water daily in the morning.
    Each no sugar and no grains.
    Please consider buying Dr Cabots book titled Fatty Liver You Can Reverse It

    Thanks for your email

    All the best

    Kylie McCarthy

  • kimberley

    Hi.. I sent a message a few days ago but did not get an answer… TIA

    • Kylie McCarthy

      HI Kimberly,
      I do apologize, i have not seen your email,
      Please forward it to me again at kyliem@cabothealth.com.au




    • Kylie

      Hi Karen,

      Thanks for your email,
      You are best to order directly on line with us. No- they are not available in Walmarts.

  • kimberley

    Hi… I eat a clean diet but did chemo and radiation 3 years ago… for past 2 years have been taking 10 mg of oxy a day due to radiation damage… I am in permanent boot on 1 foot and am in pain..
    My blood work looks good but ultrasound shows start of fatty liver.. I have always eaten clean but can not walk a mile anymore and do not have access to pool… so doing what I can… I did by 3 of the books and do most of those things… this came as a shock…I also have either stone or poly in GB that has gotten a little bigger since last ultrasound.. trying not to tai GB out… I have chemical sensitivities to even most supplements.. can I start out with the milk thiste or is the the liv a tone better? not sure how to stop the pain pills… I have a family…

    blessings and thank you

    • Kylie McCarthy

      Hi Kimberley,

      Thank you for your email, Yes- you can start by taking the Liva Tone Plus- just start with 1 x twice daily for the first week- then if you are not suffering from any detox like side effects, or at least detox effects that are not tolerable, increase to 2 x twice daily on going. Id recommend that you also take NAC 1 x three times daily and you will do well with Digestive enzymes- 2 with every meal and a lot of apple cider vinegar in your diet, leafy green vegetables, no grains or sugar and green vegetable juices. Books that will be your little bibles and help you a lot are Raw juices Can Save Your Life and Save Your Gallbladder and what to do if you ve already lost it”

      All the best in health.

  • sajid hussai



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    • Kylie McCarthy

      Hi Sajid,

      Taking Liva Tone plus 1x twice daily for the first two weeks, then 2 x twice daily on going will assist in eliminating the fatty liver infiltration that you have. Id recommend Raw Vegetable juices- no grains or sugar and also assist your insulin resistance with 2 Glycemic Balance at every meal.
      Please look at the “liver” tab on our Liver Doctor web site- click on the “Liver” tab and scroll down to the section on Fatty Liver- reading that will help you a lot.

      All the best- and thank you for your email.

  • veronica

    Veronica ,
    Hi Dr. I’m 33 and was just diagnosed with a fatty liver, however I just found out that I’m pregnant what can I take.

    • Kylie

      HI Veronica, Nothing sorry. No clinical trials have been held on pregnant women, best thing you can do is eat a gluten / grain free organic diet full on Omega 3 fats, B vitamins.

  • Michael

    I just turned thirty was feeling like fatigue all the time then I pain in right side came up went to the Dr they did ultra sound ct scan hida scan on gull bladder and liver they are saying fatty infiltration of liver I have stopped drinking completely for 5 months not even a sip but I am still having slight pain in right rib cage is that normal Dr pretty much sent me home and said stop getting tested your going to die from all the test I would tell you like I would tell my own son eat right stop drinking exercise and you will be fine does that sound okay or should I go see another Dr

  • hi always worked hard 5yrs ago 88kls today after knee replacment am 108 kls health check revealed serious fatty liver help !plz

  • Sabrina k

    I’m sorry. That autocorrected. I meant, I saw that you mentioned*

    • Kylie

      That is ok – I knew what you meant

  • Sabrina K

    I saw that you me ruined no white flour and avoid pastas and breads. What about whole grain foods and whole grain pastas, breads, etc?

    • Kylie

      Hi Sabrina, You are best to stay away from all grains, whole, puffed, flaked, popped, or otherwise. The Starch of grains releases high amounts of sugars- which is most unfavorable.
      All the best in health

  • pritam das

    are u mad???????????/
    you subscribed that a fatty liver men eat protiens i.e.”Protein is important because it helps to keep the blood sugar level stable, helps with weight loss from the abdomen and reduces hunger and cravings. Protein should be consumed with each meal. Good sources of protein include eggs, poultry, seafood, meat, nuts, seeds, legumes and plain or Greek yogurt and cheeses.”

    • Kylie

      Hi Pritam,

      I am not sure where you get your information- was it a book of mine you read? Perhaps i can help you to understand because you seem confused. I recommend people eat quality sources of proteins from various sources.
      Am i mad- i hope just a little…it assists in getting through this life with a smile 🙂



    • Kylie

      HI Karen, Thank you for your email. If you are talking about what fruits to have in your juice- then i suggest just the citrus for you. NAC 600mg capsules- 1 three times daily. SELENOMUNE CAPS 2 x twice daily for 1 month- then drop back to one x daily. LIVATONE PLUS – 2 CAPSULES TWICE DAILY. RAW VEGETABLE JUICES – KALE, CABBAGE, CARROT, LIMES, LEMONS, ORANGES, PARSLEY, GINGER, BASIL etc Have you checked your Thyroid function? And NO GLUTEN- 100% GLUTEN FREE.


        Thank u for the info very healthful will give it a shot

  • Raj kumar

    Hello Doctor,

    This is raj, can anybody guide me how to reduce fatty liver naturally? i had SGTP 100.?? Please update me.

    Looking forward to any response from the Doctors please.


  • Ghousiya banu

    Hello doctor
    I am banu, I have been diagnosied with fatty liver. I am still 25.
    I neither drink nor smoke. Because of fatty liver I can’t control my weight. Can u suggest me a diet which will help me to reduce this fat?
    My mail id:anum.laraib@gmail.com☺

    • Kylie

      hello there Ghousiya,

      Thank you for your email,
      Fatty Liver is something we see here at our clinic regularly- we can help you a lot.
      Please know that you will receive full understanding of what Fatty Liver is and the protocol you will need to live by, within the book titled “Fatty Liver_You Can Reverse It” So i suggest that you get yourself a copy.

      In the mean time, if you start by taking:
      Liva Tone Plus 1 x twice daily- then a week later, take 2 x twice daily
      Liva Tone Classic- 1 x twice daily
      Glucemic Balance 2 with each meal
      Digestive Enzymes 2 with each meal- that will see you on your way.
      Live sugar and grain free until you have reverse your fatty liver- Depending on the level of tatty liver infiltration you have- you CAN reverse your fatty liver if your follow our guidelines .

      All the best in health

  • amit gupta

    Hi Doctor

    Intially it atarted with oestoperosis , than it came to fatty liver grade 3 , now infection on pancreas and top of that new problem started is Migrane with diabetis and blood pressure . i want to cure this liver . Is there any way if i can find all fish protien in a capsule without eating fish .

    looking forward to your help please

    • Kylie

      Hello there Amit,

      An infection on the pancreas- ok, well thank you for contacting us- im sure we can help you a lot.

      Please forward your email to doctorcabot@ozemail.com.au

  • very much informative,
    thank you

    • Kylie

      All the best in health to you.

  • wicky

    hi docter i am facing alot of constipation from past two yeras. Recently, i had given the test of ultrasound and reports shows that ” Echogenicity of the liver is seen increase due to the fatty infiltration ” what does it means and why i am facing a lot of constipation what the reason ?

  • Heli

    i think i have a problem with my liver but so far all ive been diagnosed with is Cronic Fatigue Syndrome,im not a believer since i also get pain in my liver and my skin colour changed from pink to yellowyive had ross river fever and ebstein barr . 8 yrs ago i had another viral infection followed by my husband and then my eldest son i thought i may have had hepatitis but upon blood tests from dr he assured me i did not have hepatitis.Weve all suffered from fatigue and skin colour changes my husband refuses to beleive theres something wrong although all our symptoms are pointing to liver??
    i feel like i cant keep fighting some days i cant function at all i cook mostly all our meals which are protein and vegetables we limit carbohydrates as ive read this is no good!
    i have vegetable juices and also take livatone but despite my best efforts ive developed fat in my liver and now get reactive hypoglycemia im not sure how much longer i can keep forcing myself to go to gym i struggle to get through an aerobics clss huffing through but slowly getting weaker i think why bother i get ill from excertion my dr has tested me for all nasties and all tests we do come back negative showing im in good helth but i know im not !should i see a liver specialist or just push through!

    • Kylie

      Hello Heli,

      If you believe you have a problem with your liver, then i recommend a full abdominal ultra sound and HIDA scan. Conducting those two tests will get you some answers.

      Your diet looks great- start taking Liva Tone Plus twice daily plus 1 x selenomune daily until you get results from your HIDA and Abdominal Ultra sound.

      Thanks for your email
      All the best in health

  • Hello Dr. Kylie,

    I am struggling with systemic candidiasis and am on the candida diet. Since I could no longer consume most complex grains, I wound up consuming too much healthy fat, thinking it was good for me. I was having goat butter, coconut oil, eggs, beef broth, etc.
    When I went for my yearly checkup, I was told that my cholesterol was up as well as my liver enzyme, ALT. I was told that I have a fatty liver. My question to you is if I am mindful of what I eat, Will I be able to reverse it?


    • Zainab

      I am so interested in your reply to this question as it applies to my son as well.

      • Kylie McCarthy

        Hi Zainab,

        I hope that answer helped you too!
        You are most welcome to contact me at kyliem@cabothealth.com.au if you have any further questions.

        Have a happy day!

        Kylie McCarthy

  • gayathri

    hello doctor,
    my husband is 39 years old and has been diagonised for mild fatty liver.he takes alcohol for atleast 4 times a week. smokes at times.he is normal in weight. 68 kgs. he does eat lot of fuits, vegetables, salads etc… but he’s been taking medicines for spondylytis for past 15 years. and his cholestral level is also high in the report, pls suggest me some home remedies and treatments.

    • Kylie

      HI Gayathri,
      Liva tone Plus 2 x twice daily will increase his liver function, enabling fast elimination of toxins fats from the liver. My book Fatty Liver You Can Revere It explains this well and give you the dietary protocol to follow to reverse a fatty liver. Given your husband drinks 4 times a week he will need the assistance in liver cell function. Ankylosing Spondylitis is often triggered by gluten- id be recommending a 100% gluten free diet.
      That will help him a lot Gayathri.

  • Mary

    Hi Doc.
    If you have a fatty liver can you be a liver doner? How long does it take to reverse a fatty liver?

    • Kylie

      HI Mary,

      Thank you for your email, Yes- you can be a liver doner. You will need to spend the time reversing your fatty liver and depending on the Fatty Liver Infiltration, that can take anywhere from 2months to 2 years. Fatty Liver You Can Reverse It is a book that will head you in the right direction. Take 2 x LIva tone Plus twice daily and that will get you on your way.

  • Jarry

    Hi Doc.

    The Doctor here told me that I have a fatty liver and advised mo to do diet and exercise.
    Can you help me in this matter? What are the do’s and dont’s and the proper choices of food. I made some research on the net but some are contradicting others (in terms of right food).

    Anyway, the utrasonogram result says Liver is normal in sizes and shows increased echotexture. No focal lessions seen. No evidence of any intrahepatic biliary dilatation. Portal vein measures 1mm and is normal. Common bile duct appears normal. Can you interpret it and give me an advise.

    Thank you so much.

    • Kylie

      Hi Jarry, Diet and exercise are absolutely imperative.
      Reduce sugars from your diet- that may be alcohol grains etc- sugar comes in many forms.

      A copy of “Fatty Liver you can reverse it” has the protocol to reverse fatty liver. Your test results seem good, the mention of increased echotexture is indicating you have a fatty liver, however has not progressed to far.

      • Jarry

        Thanks Doc Kylie.

        I feel pain in my side parts. But when i press my tummy, no pain the in intestine. is it related to fatty liver.

        I am doing exercise – jogging at walking for 1 hr at night. I try to make sit-ups but i feel pain in my tummy the next day so i stop. is the pain in my side related to my sit-ups?

        I loose 2 kilos, but i cant identify if i burn fats from my tummy (i forgot to measure before).

        If i feel hungry is it ok if i eat almonds?
        I want to eat a bread out of whole wheat flour, is it advisable? But how about the eggs, most bread has eggs and yeast?

        • Kylie

          Hi Jarry,

          yes Almonds are Ok if you have a fatty liver. I do not recommend you eat any grains – let alone those that contain gluten such as whole wheat. Please go grain free- you will learn about this in the Fatty Liver book. You are able to get that on line at the liver doctor web site- i have provided you with the direct link below

          Eggs are a great choice. Eat eggs. Dont eat any bread.

          • Kylie McCarthy

            Hi there, why would he say that?
            Almonds are very good for you.
            Organic soaked and activated of course.

      • Jarry

        where can i get the book, Doc? is it available in the bookstore worldwide?

  • Hello Doctor,

    My X ray showed Elevated Right Epidiagphragm and I dont know if its fatty liver or lung or abdomen related. I dont have any pain or discomfort (coughing or difficulty breathing the past year until present)–I did stop smoking this year as well. I did gain a lot of weight though the past 2 years–from 190 lbs to 240 lbs. I am just 5’7″ in height.

    Would this be more fatty liver related? Btw no pain in abdominal area either.

    Thanks and god bless you

  • suraj

    Hello docter my fater has suffer from fatty liver llast 4 year but some time it feel well but not fully well liver function
    is not working properly[ ot .pt] has increased pleased tell some best medicine

    • Kylie

      Hello Suraj,

      Liva Tone plus 2 x twice daily will assist in reversing your fatty liver.
      There is a book titled “Fatty Liver- You Can Reverse It” that book will give you the correct dietary and supplemental protocol you need to follow in the hope of reversing your fatty liver. There is plenty of information on fatty liver here on the http://www.liverdoctor.com web site- you can purchase the Fatty Liver book from that web site also.

  • Rene

    what happened to my post

    • Kylie

      Do you mean the post below this one Rene- or was there another?

  • Rene

    hi, my husband has lived with crohns for 35+ years with medications. He was diagnosed with fatty liver about 2 years ago and today they said there’s indication of cirrhosis. The doctor said that meant scarring and there was nothing to do to stop it or reverse it and basically in the future would need a transplant. What can you advise to take that might help prolong the need of a transplant? He is 65 years old.

  • sandy

    I was having pain and thought it was my gall bladder. After an ultrasound I was diagnosed with fatty liver. All of my blood tests came back in the normal range. Does this mean its in the early stage?

    • Kylie

      HI Sandy, yes, you are in the early stages of Fatty Liver- totally reversible if you change your diet and lifestyle or will progress to liver degeneration if unaddressed. Fatty Liver You Can Reverse It is a book that will serve as your reference to ensure you are doing all you can to reverse your fatty liver. There is also a lot of information on our web site that can help- see below for the direct link


      • sandy

        Thank you. I have changed my diet and lots of green tea with ginger but how long until I see signs of healing. I still have some pain and nausea in the morning.

  • Hindi

    I had fatty liver and I use Livatone plus and I keep going to gym to lose weight I feel difficult to lose weight in gym , is it good to keep losing weight ?

    • Kylie

      HI Hindi,
      if you are over weight or have fatty liver, yes it is good to keep losing weight.

  • Mikey

    I am a sixteen almost seventeen year old male and my doctor says he thinks I might have fatty liver according to my blood test results. I don’t know what caused it. I am a 160 lbs. Male about 5 9 and am on the waterpolo team at my school and train vigorously 3-4 days a week. Although I do tend to binge eat junk food about once or twice a week I have a pretty healthy athletic diet any Ideas how I can work to cure my disease or how I got fatty liver?

    • Kylie

      Hi Mikey, you will see on our web site the supplements you can take to improve the health of your liver. I would also recommend eliminating foods derived from grains out of your diet until you reduce the amount of fat in your liver. Fats and proteins, nuts seeds etc are the way forward. If you have any further inquiries, please contact me at kyliem@cabothealth.com.au

  • Jeffrey

    Please help me guys..

    • Kylie

      The link i provided you with previously will help you Jeffrey. Just remember that you can reverse fatty liver- so remain calm and focus on a healthy liver.

  • Jeffrey

    Hi to all. Please help me what medicine that I can drink because I was diagnose a diffuse fatty changes last may and I’m not yet go back to my doctor. Please help me guys I’m from philippines

    • Kylie

      Hello Jeffrey, Thank you for your email. Liva Tone Plus will assist in reducing your fatty liver. For more information- check out this link i have provided you with for more info:

  • Jael Anderson

    Also doctors I havr a lot of food allergies like nuts pineapple sulphur cheese milk.all ansaid watercress. Jael Anderson

    • Kylie

      Jael, perhaps you should consider your food choices and start eliminating foods. Eat only proteins salads and healthy fat etc. Sounds like you may do well to see a Naturopathic practitioner- id recommend you consider that.

    • jael anderson

      hi Docs can you recommend some foods that i can eat because i have been to so many doctors that are putting me on this and that and nothing seems to help and i am getting worst, after my last email to you i have had 2 asthma attack that landed me in the hospital, with chest pains and pains in my arms with bad indigestion, please help me
      jael anderson

  • Jael Anderson

    Hi doctors within the last 4yrs I have gain a lot of weight I am a vegan, my weight. Was 135 now I am 218 and ever week I seems to get heavier I am 5-8 in hight, I have developed asthma this year, I also suffer with migraine, I have stop walking due to my feet being swollen I am so tire alsi I have gotten lota on almost my entire body.two yrs ago I did a blood text that show my liver enzymes was a little high the blood glucose was high after taken two hours after eating, can you help me.jael Anderson

    • Kylie

      HI Jael, it may be possible you have Fatty Liver or syndrome X. Id suggest sticking with the protocol out of the book titled “Fatty Liver- You Can Reverse IT” The lifestyle and dietary protocol within that book will do you well.

  • Kylie
  • Kylie

    HI Andrew, yes i recommend gluten free living. Reducing grains- especially those containing gluten will assist in liver function and may assist weight loss.

  • Andrew Falco

    Can you speak about Gluten Free. Can be it used as a way to repair the Liver ? I was on a Gluten free diet program many years ago and dropped a lot of weight. Please explain.

  • mitzi champion

    I was able to reverse fatty liver through nutrition.

    • Kylie

      HI Mitzi, yes- it is Nutrition that in most cases has induced a fatty liver. I’m glad to hear you have changed your lifestyle to equal good health. Many dont.

  • Indians in general have fatty liver due to high carbohydrate and type 2 diabetic conditions…Being one, i find myself in agreement to the simple suggestions put in this article..thanks !

    • Kylie

      That’s a pleasure Gopal. Glad you enjoyed the article.

  • Elizabeth

    Can fatty liver be reversed if it is genetic?

    • Hi Elizabeth
      The most common genetic cause of fatty liver is insulin resistance (Syndrome X). This is explained in my book titled FATTY LIVER – You can Reverse it. It is not hard to reverse fatty liver.

  • Jill

    I have also been diagnosed with fatty liver. Yes I am overweight but not because I am a couch potato, eat bad foods or over indulge with alcohol. I see others with poor lifestyle choices and they are slim and have bundles of energy. Where is the fairness???!!

    • Hi Jill
      Yes your story is common and it is true — if you have Syndrome X it is very hard to lose weight – indeed it is impossible, unless you get your insulin levels down. this can be achieved by modest exercise, taking Glucemic Balance capsules and a powerful liver formula. Avoid all grains (wheat, rye, barley, rice , corn) as they cause insulin resistance in people like you. I see many people like you and they get depressed because they really try very hard. knowledge is the key – it is NOT will power, it is know power that you need. to get more empathy call my naturopath Christine Ki in Phoenix, if you live in USA. Call 1888 75 LIVER

  • Kevin Collins

    I have a book from 1951 that describes Fatty Liver, linking it to diabetes and insulin problems.

    • Hi Kevin
      Wow that’s an antique ! Of course in those days fatty liver disease was not common, unlike the epidemic it has become today! In those days insulin was not measured in the lab
      thanks for your feedback

  • Matthew

    I don’t drink alcohol, cholesterol is normal in fact I don’t have any symptoms. I do have crohns and I do take a sleep aid daily… I am also wondering if the sleep aids caused it

    • Kylie

      Yes- prolonged use of pharmaceuticals can induce fatty liver. Crohns can be flared by Gluten (as a side note) so I hope you are Gluten Free.

  • i was told its genetic

    • Hi Cyndilenz
      Genetic factors can predispose a person to many types of liver diseases – such as congenital metabolic diseases, such as glycogen storage disease, Polycystic liver disease, iron induced liver disease etc. Genetic factors can make a person insulin resistant, which can lead to fatty liver indirectly. In other words if a person genetically predisposed to insulin resistance (also known as Syndrome X) becomes overweight because they eat excess carbs/don’t exercise etc., they are very likely to get a fatty liver from the high insulin. But this is easily reversed if they are motivated. of all the organs in the body, the liver is most able to repair and regenerate itself

      • Mary

        husband was diagnosis with a fatty liver & Dr.-she works with diabetes, she told him to take 250mg of METORMIN HCL 1/2 OF 500 MG PERDAY. I don’t believe he should be on that! What do u think?

        • Kylie

          Id be recommending another opinion. Perhaps if you read the publication “Diabetes you can reverse it” that will help you. I hope the Dr told your husband he should totally eliminate Grains if he has any hope of reversing diabetes. “Fatty Liver- You Can Reverse IT” will also be of use and assist in improving your husbands health naturally. Pharmaceuticals are not always necessary nor are they the only option.

        • Lori barnes

          My dr. Put me on Metformin also

  • Lauren

    Thank you. I’ll be eating a lot of oranges. 115 pound, never more than 7 drinks a week and fit with a fatty liver. I took unisom sleep tabs for 7 years to help sleep with 3 small children always waking . Maybe unisom caused it?

    • Hi Lauren
      the sleeping tablet could have caused it, but it would not be the only factor. Diet is important, so is exercise. perhaps you were not eating enough fresh fruits and vegetables? You could also have been exposed to environmental toxins. Take a powerful liver formula for 3 months and see the difference. also get my book titled FATTY LIVER – You Can Reverse It

  • Dr Abdul Basir

    A Fascinating,very good topic

    • Daniel

      I agree.