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Symptoms Of Liver Damage

Symptoms Of Liver Damage

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.

If you have any questions you may contact my naturopaths on 623 3343232 or email us at contact@liverdoctor.com

Symptoms of Liver Damage

Abnormal Metabolism of Fats

  • Abnormalities in the level of fats in the blood stream.  For example; elevated LDL cholesterol and reduced HDL cholesterol and elevated triglycerides.
  • Arteries blocked with fat, leading to high blood pressure, heart attacks and strokes.
  • Build up of fat in other body organs (fatty degeneration of organs).
  • Lumps of fat in the skin (lipomas and other fatty tumors).
  • Excessive weight gain, which may lead to obesity.
  • Inability to lose weight even while dieting.
  • Sluggish metabolism.
  • Protuberant abdomen (pot belly).
  • Cellulite.
  • Fatty liver.
  • Roll of fat around the upper abdomen – (liver roll).

Digestive Problems

  • Indigestion.
  • Reflux.
  • Haemorrhoids.
  • Gallstones and gallbladder disease.
  • Intolerance to fatty foods.
  • Intolerance to alcohol.
  • Nausea and vomiting attacks.
  • Abdominal bloating.
  • Constipation.
  • Irritable bowel syndrome.
  • Pain over the liver – (upper right corner of abdomen & lower right rib cage).

Blood Sugar Problems

  • Craving for sugar.
  • Hypoglycaemia and unstable blood sugar levels.
  • Mature onset diabetes (Type 2) is common in those with a fatty liver.

Nervous System

  • Depression.
  • Mood changes such as anger and irritability.
  • Metaphysically the liver is known as the “seat of anger”.
  • Poor concentration and “foggy brain”.
  • Overheating of the body, especially the face and torso.
  • Recurrent headaches (including migraine) associated with nausea.

Immune Dysfunction

  • Allergies – sinusitis, hay fever, asthma, dermatitis, hives, etc.
  • Multiple food and chemical sensitivities.
  • Skin rashes and inflammations.
  • Increased risk of autoimmune diseases.
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
  • Fibromyalgia.
  • Increase in recurrent viral, bacterial and parasitic infections.

External Signs

  • Coated tongue.
  • Bad breath.
  • Skin rashes.
  • Itchy skin (pruritus).
  • Excessive sweating.
  • Offensive body odour.
  • Dark circles under the eyes.
  • Yellow discoloration of the eyes.
  • Red, swollen, itchy eyes (allergic eyes).
  • Acne rosacea – (red pimples around the nose, cheeks and chin).
  • Brownish spots and blemishes on the skin (liver spots).
  • Red palms and soles which may also be itchy and inflamed.
  • Flushed facial appearance or excessive facial blood vessels (capillaries/ veins).

Hormonal Imbalance

  • Intolerance to hormone replacement therapy or the contraceptive pill (eg. side effects)
  • Menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes may be more severe.
  • Premenstrual syndrome may be more severe.


All of the above symptoms are common manifestations of a dysfunctional liver. However, they can also be due to other causes, of a more sinister nature, so, in all cases of persistent symptoms it is vital to see your doctor.

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  1. Normally I do not post on things of this sort, but I couldn’t not. I had my gallbladder removed when I was 16. The doctors said it “just quit working.” Never a real explanation. After that came GERD. Not a shocker, my dad has it badly, and I have it under control (for the most part) with diet. I avoid trigger foods and the only real symptom I have from it is early morning nausea. About 4-6 months after having my son in December 2012, I was hit with sudden, excruciating abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting that resulted in a trip to the ER. They said it was gastritis and sent me on my merry way. I had NEVER experienced pain like that before. In 2015, it returned. I was back in the ER twice. This time, blood tests revealed elevated liver enzymes. To the GI I went, for a battery of tests. After CT scan, CT scan with contrast, MRI, liver biopsy, and a battery of blood tests, I was still not diagnosed. Two weeks ago, the issue reared its ugly head again. Another trip to the ER. This time, the pain was worse. Elevated liver enzymes again. Continued nausea and vomiting (with blood, last week). Was referred to another GI office because my old one is out of network with my insurance company, however they feel that mine is not an urgent case, and therefore won’t schedule me prior to October. A very itchy rash has also appeared on my left arm, on the top where my elbow is. I don’t know if it is connected. I have lots of random symptoms that don’t appear to be connected. I’m cold most of the time, tired ALL THE TIME, have SUPER dry skin, have difficulty losing weight, etc. so I thought hypothyroidism; then with the rash I’m hearing it could be Celiac? I’m pretty certain that my GI did the blood test for Celiac in 2015 and it was negative. I also had a blood test for thyroid done (2014, I think??) and it was negative (although, from what I understand, the TSH test that they do is hardly conclusive, and instead they should check your free T3 and T4). I don’t even know if I’ve forgotten anything, and I’m rambling…I’m sorry, I really just want answers and no one is providing them.

    • Hi Ashley,

      You are not rambling and it can be difficult trying to remember all the doctors you have seen and the symptoms that triggered the appointments with the number of doctors you have seen about your concerns.

      Whenever digestive disorders are present we recommend an anti-inflammatory/liver friendly diet with supplements to calm and heal the digestive tract and liver to help alleviate your symptoms for a more healthful future.

      Dr Cabot has recently released her 15 Day Cleanse – Two weeks to begin your journey toward improved liver health and function, utilising both supplements and a tasty, easy to prepare dietary regimen. Please go to http://www.drcabotcleanse.com to place an order.

      After completing the Cleanse, we recommend you remain on this style of eating and you can then begin the Maintenance plan that is available at the same website.

      To further boost liver health and your vitality, Dr Cabot prescribes

      Livatone Plus – 1 to 2 capsules twice daily, to improve liver function.

      N-Acetyl-Cysteine (NAC 600mg) – 1 to 2 capsules twice daily well away from food, if any upset occurs take at the beginning of your meals. This supplement works well with Livatone Plus to get your liver better faster.

      MSM + Vitamin C – ½ to 1 teaspoon twice daily in vegetable juice or water to reduce oxidation, inflammation and boost liver health.

      You may purchase these supplements and Dr Cabot’s books at https://shop.liverdoctor.com/

      Kind Regards,
      Victoria Taylor
      Naturopath for Liverdoctor.com

  2. i get this pain right between my breast at the bottom in the middle and i don’t know what it is if its my liver or maybe a bleeding ulcer… like last knight i had a banana loaf and when i got home sharp pains started like i couldn’t breath i was sweating i get dizzy like really badly it almost feel like an attack.
    When this happens i have the urge to vomit though i cant get it out and start coughing out Silvia with some blood in my stomach end up like making me go to the bathroom can this be my liver or is it just a bleeding ulcer


    • Hi Anco,

      Please see your healthcare practitioner.

      Kind Regards,
      Jessah Robinson
      Nutritionist for Liverdoctor.com

  3. Hello,

    I’ll be 24 in March and over the last few months I have had the perfect storm of a whole bunch of health issues. (Keep reading it all leads to liver problems) First I got ringworm, I treated that but with that came a complication called majocchi granuloma disease which is a deep persistent follicle infection. No surprise there, I always have reoccurring infections in my toes as well. To treat the disease I was given a very powerful anti-fungal medication which warns about liver failure in patients. Over just the last two day of taking this medicine called terbinafine I have experienced extreme dizziness, confusion, stomach pains, disorientation, bloating and irritability. Could this be acute liver failure? On top of all of that my immune system have been so wacky I’ve been sick pretty consistantly the past few months. What is up I feel like I need my doctor to do serious tests on me

    • Hi Maddy,

      You would need to see your healthcare practitioner in the first instance.

      Kind Regards,
      Jessah Robinson
      Nutrition Consultant for Liverdoctor.com

      • Hi dr how are you mam i have alote of bleeding which time i go to the toilet so gust dark color of bleeding like drope but i dont know what i do for this pleace help me

        • Hi Fawad,

          This could be a number of things such as haemorrhoids, fissures or something more serious.
          We recommend you see your doctor for further guidance.

          Kind Regards,
          Jessah Robinson
          Nutritionist for Liverdoctor.com

    • this is my life too

  4. Hi, my endocrinologist told me my ALT and AST were very concerning. Both are 14. I am overweight and have high cholesterol, and my “good” cholesterol is high. However I can’t find any info on what low test results mean, and he did not suggest any further testing for the liver. It almost sounded like he was saying I had full blown cirrhosis. I do drink and abuse alcohol, and I know I need to lose weight and quit drinking. Can you shed any light on what the low numbers mean?

    • Hi Liz,

      There is further information in this article: https://www.liverdoctor.com/liver-function-tests/
      These results are in the normal range.
      There is an excellent eating plan in Dr Cabot’s book ‘I Can’t Lose Weight and I Don’t Know Why’.
      Due to your lifestyle however, you may benefit from taking
      Livatone Plus – 2 capsules twice daily, to improve liver function and reduce toxicity.
      N-Acetyl-Cysteine (NAC 600mg) – 2 capsules twice daily well away from food, if any upset occurs take at the beginning of your meals. This supplement works well with Livatone Plus to get your liver better faster.
      These can be purchased here: https://shop.liverdoctor.com/
      Let us know how you get on.

      Kind Regards,
      Jessah Robinson
      Nutrition Consultant for Liverdoctor.com

  5. there is problem with my husband, his skin is darkening, there are black dots which are multiplying and enlarging. He feels dizzy, restless, he has lost his appetites, he has no energy to do nothing, he swells rapidly, bad breath. he went to a doctor, he diagnosed a test called liver enzymes: SGOT, SGPT WJICH WAS MORE FOR 60……. CAN YOU PLEASE HELP ME to identify his disease

    • Hi Shanam,

      We recommend you consult his healthcare practitioner.
      He may benefit from following the eating principles in Dr Cabot’s book ‘The Liver Cleansing Diet’.

      Kind Regards,
      Jessah Robinson
      Nutrition Consultant for Liverdoctor.com

  6. Bula Dawn, Greetings from the Fiji Islands. I recently had a blood test and my doctor told me that i had a liver reading of 162 ( which is quite high according to him ) He has prescribed me the L-GLUTA POWER .L-G GLUTATHIONE . PRESCRIPTION IS TO TAKE 2 TABLETS PER DAY MORNING AND EVENNING. What is the normal liver reading. What is your recommendations and suggestions ? What food shall i avoid?

  7. I was drinking whisky regularly but from past 1 month when ever i am drinking my eyes becomes red and have fast heart beat and face swelling . I want to ask is this a liver problem
    Please suggest any treatment

    • Hi Prashant,

      We recommend you see your healthcare practitioner.
      We recommend you follow the eating plan in Dr Cabot’s book ‘The Liver Cleansing Diet’.
      You may benefit from taking
      Livatone Plus 2 caps twice daily to improve liver function.
      N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC) 2 caps twice daily at least 2 hours away from food, if any upset occurs please take with meals. NAC is the precursor to glutathione; the body’s most potent antioxidant. This supplement works well with Livatone Plus to get the liver better faster.
      These supplements can be purchased here: https://shop.liverdoctor.com/
      Let us know how you get on.

      Kind Regards,
      Jessah Robinson
      Nutrition Consultant for Liverdoctor.com

  8. A very professional article,thank you Doc

  9. to preface i think i have a gluten allergy that is effected by alcohol ( i drink whisky and beer).
    I am ready to quit drinking. My skin is oily, i have bad dandruff of scalp and beard. I am in testosterone replacement therapy and no longer feel the benefits. I have IBSD. I went on low carb high protein diet last year and everything cleared up. I have ED and my eyes burn and hurt along with itchy flaky scalp and face. Is my liver too far gone???? Can i stop and diet with reaults??? I dont have insurance. My side hurts. Whas your advive and ca this be reversed at this point?

    • Hi Jarrod,

      We recommend you see your healthcare practitioner.

      Kind Regards,
      Jessah Robinson
      Nutritional Consultant for Liverdoctor.com

      • I dont want to be labeled an alcoholic in any medical files. I want to do this in my own and get better. I was just asking if there were any way that my liver may be too far gone with symptons suck as mine. When i went low carb gluten free ( no beer n whisky too). Everything seemed to clear up. Im hoping quiting all alcohol and proper diet it can repair itself

        • Hi Jarro,

          We recommend you get an ultrasound scan and liver function test.
          Quitting alcohol and adopting certain dietary changes should help reduce symptoms.

          Kind Regards,
          Jessah Robinson
          Nutritional Consultant for Liverdoctor.co.

        • How’s the battle So far?

        • You gotta be careful if you need to detox from alcohol you may need medical supervision you can die from just quitting straight away

  10. I have abused alcohol for many years (primarily beer). Because of this, I’ve always had concerns that I was damaging my liver. I’ve had many liver function tests, CT scans, and ultrasounds which have always come back normal (the most recent was in March when I became ill for several weeks after stopping drinking… again , blood, CT and ultrasound were normal). Once again, after a few weeks of daily drinking and then stopping for a day or two, I’ve become “sick”. Nausea, body aches, and a headache come and go, occasional pains in the area of my liver, and the soles of my feet get clammy and warm. There is also frequent discomfort in my jaws with a strong feeling of salivation, as if I haven’t eaten in a long time. Eating doesn’t seem to cause problems; rather, I seem to get sick once the food has made it to my small intestine and colon. I often wake up nauseous, but it usually improves soon after my regular morning bowel movement. My urine seems a little darker than normal, and my stools are lighter than they usually are. My appetite hasn’t changed much. Is it possible, or likely, that my liver is simply inflamed and causing these symptoms? (perhaps I’ve developed a sensitivity to alcohol from all the abuse). I’ve read about P.A.W.S. (post-acute withdrawal syndrome) but it’s long-term symptoms seem to be mostly psychological, not physical. Or, could my liver be damaged and the standard tests just aren’t accurate enough to see? How about IBS? I’d appreciate your thoughts and experience on the matter.

    • Hi Chris,

      We recommend you see your healthcare practitioner.
      We also recommend you download our free e-book on Liver Cleansing, here’s the link: https://www.liverdoctor.com/ebook/vital-principles-for-liver-cleansing/
      In the meantime, we recommend you take
      Livatone Plus 2 caps twice daily to improve liver function.
      N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC) 2 caps twice daily at least 2 hours away from food, if any upset occurs please take with meals. NAC is the precursor to glutathione; the body’s most potent antioxidant. This supplement works well with Livatone Plus to get the liver better faster.
      Tyrosine 1 teaspoon two to three times daily as it is helpful in early sobriety as tyrosine is necessary for the manufacture of dopamine and noradrenaline, which are required for concentration, alertness, memory and a happy, stable mood.
      These supplements can be purchased here: https://shop.liverdoctor.com/

      Kind Regards,
      Jessah Robinson
      Nutritional Consultant for Liverdoctor.com

    • I’ve learned 1 thing about going to primary doctors, they’re not always honest with you. If they’re aware that you’re mistreating your health by alcohol abuse (from my experience) and/or other substances; they’ll send you on your way telling you that you’re ok. Back in 2011, I was working full-time, paying my health insurance Kiaser, By this time I was 24 years old, Ive been drinking basically hardcore for 10 years, since I was 14, I was obese, I choked in my sleep from not breathing right, I often pooped blood, I had difficulty urinating, I had trouble breathing, just all bad stuff. I go to my doctor, they run blood work, my doctor said I’m fine, lose a little bit of weight and eat right, he knew I was an alcoholic. Not too long after that I catch a case and get arrested, I was sentenced to 6 months county jail, the doctor in the jail ran test on me, it turned out I had a fatty liver, high blood pressure, very swollen prostate, sleep apnea, bad kidney function, the works. I will never forget I got better health treatment at Los Angeles county jail, then paying for a doctor at Kaiser P. I suggest you change doctor, get a second opinion. Fight for yourself. Health is wealth.

  11. Love your Site, don’t know what’s going on, but my itching comes and go’s. I have blood test done twice a year and dr says all functions if my liver is normal but some times itching is so bad it wakes me up. I was diagnosed with hepatitis c back in 1998 and did inerferon injection for 6 months. Dr did a viral count and was undetected. The itching seems to come and go. Any help is greatly appreciated.

    • Hi Charles,

      We have a free e-book you can download, here’s the link: https://www.liverdoctor.com/ebook/free-ebook-hepatitis-and-aids/
      Dr Cabot recommends you take
      Livatone Plus 2 caps twice daily to improve liver function.
      N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC) 2 caps twice daily at least 2 hours away from food, if any upset occurs please take with meals. NAC is the precursor to glutathione; the body’s most potent antioxidant. This supplement works well with Livatone Plus to get the liver better faster.
      These supplements can be purchased here: https://shop.liverdoctor.com/
      Let us know how you get on.

      Kind Regards,
      Jessah Robinson
      Nutritional Consultant for Liverdoctor.com

  12. Dd you discontinue Body Type Figure Control – Thyroid? Not able to locate it on your website.

    • Hi Carolyn,

      It does appear to be discontinued.
      For further information we suggest you send an email via the website.

      Kind Regards,
      Jessah Robinson
      Nutritional Consultant for Liverdoctor.com

  13. Hi There I Am Just Worried About 1 Thang..I Have Brown Spotting Around My Ankles n Feet.Iz Thiz a Sign Of A Bad Liver Or Exposed To The Sun To Much…Thank U..

  14. Hi,
    Symptoms were weight loss,bloating,abdominal pain,tiredness,loss of appetite,nausea,foul body odour,muscle weakness.Fasting blood test in march blood count,kidney and liver function was normal.Levels of vitamins have dropped to 33 which was seen to be abnormal.What could be the cause?
    thanks joel

    • Hi Joel,

      We recommend you see your healthcare practitioner.
      You may benefit from getting an ultrasound scan of your liver and HIDA scan of your gallbladder.
      Dr Cabot recommends you take
      Livatone Plus 2 caps twice daily to improve liver function.
      N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC) 2 caps twice daily at least 2 hours away from food, if any upset occurs please take with meals. NAC is the precursor to glutathione; the body’s most potent antioxidant. This supplement works well with Livatone Plus to get the liver better faster.
      These supplements can be purchased here: https://shop.liverdoctor.com/
      Let us know how you get on.

      Kind Regards,
      Jessah Robinson
      Nutritional Consultant for Liverdoctor.com

    • Hi what is the best medication to heal the liver.I was told there is fatty on my liver.I usually have heartburn and feel like there is a lump in my throat and my gums are swollen

      • Hi Nanagwala,

        We recommend you eliminate grains, sugar, processed food and takeout meals from your diet.
        There is an excellent eating plan in Dr Cabot’s book ‘Fatty Liver: You Can Reverse It’.
        We recommend you take
        Livatone Plus 2 caps twice daily to improve liver function.
        N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC) 2 caps twice daily at least 2 hours away from food, if any upset occurs please take with meals. NAC is the precursor to glutathione; the body’s most potent antioxidant. This supplement works well with Livatone Plus to get the liver better faster.
        These supplements can be purchased here: https://shop.liverdoctor.com/
        Let us know how you get on.

        Kind Regards,
        Jessah Robinson
        Nutrition Consultant for Liverdoctor.com

  15. Ujjal Mazumder

    Before 1 month I feel a little swelling on left side of my abdomen. After that next day my USG shows “liver is mildly enlarged shows mild diffuse increased parenchymal echopattern” my CBC, Liver function test and urine test shows normal. After 1 month that’s now my abdomen has got a slight more swelled. I feel a mild gas type pain not much in both right and left side of central abdomen but not by touch. I have an afebrile on left elbow and 20 or 25 liver spot in all body. I have no vomiting but I always feel fullness in abdomen without any meal. But I have been suffering from psoriasis for 18 years but I don’t take any treatment for this as I know there is no cure for this. My tsh level is 17’14. Although my doctor said there is nothing to worry.
    Can anybody help me by telling is this mean my liver is going down damage. Your positive activity will increase my hope as I am in a sea of worry and conciseness. And may I do any exercise if yes then what type of exercise.

    • Hi Ujjal,

      We recommend you avoid grains, sugar, processed food and take out meals.
      There is some dietary information here: https://www.liverdoctor.com/what-should-you-eat-if-you-have-fatty-liver/
      There is an excellent eating plan in Dr Cabot’s books: ‘Fatty Liver: You Can Reverse It’ and ‘Healing Autoimmune Disease’.
      We recommend you get a HIDA scan of your gallbladder and ultrasound scan of your liver.
      Dr Cabot recommends you take
      Livatone Plus 2 caps twice daily to improve liver function.
      N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC) 2 caps twice daily at least 2 hours away from food, if any upset occurs please take with meals. NAC is the precursor to glutathione; the body’s most potent antioxidant. This supplement works well with Livatone Plus to get the liver better faster.
      MSM Plus Vitamin C powder 1 tsp daily to reduce oxidation, inflammation and boost liver health. These two nutrients help form collagen and improve capillary strength and skin integrity.
      These supplements can be purchased here: https://shop.liverdoctor.com/
      Good exercises to do include walking, swimming and cycling.

      Kind Regards,
      Jessah Robinson
      Nutritional Consultant for Liverdoctor.com

      • Ujjal Mazumder

        Thanx Jessah.
        From your advice I realise that I am not going to lost myself. There is a cure for my liver. I will definitely follow your instruction and inform you about my further condition.
        Thanx again.

        • Hi Ujjal,

          That’s great to hear.
          Look forward to hearing about your progress.

          Kind Regards,
          Jessah Robinson
          Nutritional Consultant for Liverdoctor.com

  16. Got this in my blood reports:
    Serum Bilirubin: 1.5 mgm%
    SGOT: 51 U/L
    SGPT 83 U/L
    Alkaline Phospate: 204 U/L
    sERUM cHOLESTEROL: 263 mgm%
    Serum Triglycerides: 193 mgm%
    Creatine: 1.0 mgm%
    Serum Uric acid: 7.1 mgm%
    Fasting blood sugar: 120 mgm%
    Blood sugar 2hrs after lunch: 194 mgm%
    HBA1C: 6.2%
    Mean blood sugar: 131.02 mgm%
    RBC count: 4.9 mil/cu.mm
    Total WBC count: 5900/cu.mm
    Neutrophils: 36%
    Lymphocytes: 56%
    Platelet count: 2.9 lakhs/cu.mm
    Looks like I have got Brownish spot on the skin (liver spots). I get frequent fungal infection. Also got herpes some days back.
    How serious is my condition. Is it due to some liver disease ? What can I do to improve it ?
    Please advice.

    • Hi Satish,

      You should read this article for further interpretation: https://www.liverdoctor.com/liver-function-tests/
      We recommend you see your healthcare practitioner.
      Dr Cabot recommends you take
      Livatone Plus 2 caps twice daily to improve liver function.
      N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC) 2 caps twice daily at least 2 hours away from food, if any upset occurs please take with meals. NAC is the precursor to glutathione; the body’s most potent antioxidant. This supplement works well with Livatone Plus to get the liver better faster.
      These supplements can be purchased here: https://shop.liverdoctor.com/

      Kind Regards,
      Jessah Robinson
      Nutritional Consultant for Liverdoctor.com

  17. Hi,

    I was hit hard with an emotional
    Event and afterward felt spacy,
    all over head tension, brain fog,
    drowsiness, unrelaxed, vision changes.

    But After that… I can no longer handle
    ANY Caffeine, sugar, chemicals,
    or bright lights. I’m also sensitive to
    vitamin supplements.

    It makes the fog far worse.

    Routine bloodwork is normal.

    What could this be? Could liver be part of it even with
    “Normal” blood work

    Could really use some advise here. Thanks!

    • Hi Ben,

      Please get a liver function test and thyroid function test, and get your vitamin D levels checked.
      We recommend you eliminate all these foods you cannot handle as well as all gluten containing foods.
      Try to base your diet on good protein sources (chicken, seafood, lean meat, eggs) good fats (avocado,cold pressed virgin olive, coconut oil, nuts and seeds), fresh fruits and vegetables.We also recommend fermented foods such as sauerkraut, miso and kimchi.
      We recommend you take
      Livatone Plus 2 caps twice daily to improve liver function.
      Fish Oil EPA/DHA one to two soft gels with each meal.
      These can be purchased here: https://www.liverdoctor.com/
      Raw juicing is excellent also.
      Let us know how you get on.

      Kind Regards,
      Jessah Robinson
      Nutritional Consultant for Liverdoctor.com

  18. My son is 9 years old and recently had a cmp done which resulted with hifh liver enzymes . I AM EXTREMELY WORRIED !!! My maternal grandmother died of liver cirrhosis and family Hx of diabetes, high blood pressure,hypercholesterimia, renal stones, strokes, aneurysm (father). His Dr. Is waiting 1 month to repeat blood work. I need advise, I would like to buy special vitamins and do a liver cleanse but I can’t find anything that is safe for a 9 year old.


    • Hi Mayra,

      As your son is quite young we recommend he make diet and lifestyle changes to help reverse the fatty liver.
      We recommend your son avoid gluten, sugar, processed food and takeout meals.
      There is an excellent eating plan in Dr Cabot’s free e-book on fatty liver.
      Try to base his diet on good protein sources (chicken,seafood,lean meat,eggs), good fats (avocado,olive oil,coconut oil,nuts), fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds.
      Here’s a free e-book on Liver Cleansing: https://www.liverdoctor.com/ebook/vital-principles-for-liver-cleansing/
      Let us know how you get on.

      Kind Regards,
      Jessah Robinson
      Nutritional Consultant for Liverdoctor.com

  19. Could it be related to lowered testosterone – 4 nmol ? Along with acne (as stated above localised around chin, lips, nose area), depression… bloating was a huge issue recently but evidently (basing on tests) we’ve managed to clear up intestines from all kinds of bacteria, however, I need only eat some sugar/dairy/fructose etc all those typical staple foods as I get bloated again.
    What tests could reveal any hidden issues with the liver? Could it be REAL underlying reason of all ailments: skin, indigestion , sky-rocketing stress (the latest which is the tricky one and could be I suppose the reason and the symptom concurrently, as well as the worst contributer into ill-being, as well as the most difficult to fix).

    • Hi V,

      We recommend you avoid all the foods that are causing these symptoms as well as grains and processed foods.
      Please download our free e-book the ‘Vital Principles of Liver Cleansing’ for diet tips: https://www.liverdoctor.com/ebook/vital-principles-for-liver-cleansing/
      To confirm that the liver is the cause we recommend you get an ultrasound scan of the liver and/or a liver function test.
      Dr Cabot recommends you take
      Livatone Plus 2 caps twice daily to improve liver function.
      Super Digestive Enzymes 2 caps with each meal to improve digestion.
      Intestinal Para-Clean 1 cap three times daily, after 2 weeks increase to 2 caps three times daily for up to 2 months. This supplement gives your intestines a thorough clean, a natural but powerful cleanser.
      These supplements are available here: https://shop.liverdoctor.com
      Let us know how you get on.

      Kind Regards,
      Jessah Robinson
      Nutritional Consultant for Liverdoctor.com

  20. I have MS. I was diagnosed 12 years ago. The first two years were terrible. I was on interferon injections and large dose IV steroids to manage episodes. I removed myself from the interferon injections because I felt like they weren’t helping and I felt as though I was being poisoned. Once off of the injections……I haven’t relapsed for ten years. I have an occasional flare that can be associated with overdoing it and/or stress. But, all in all, my decision to come off of interferon therapy has been a good one.

    I am 50 years old. I am 5’6″ tall and weight 160. I do have reflux. I am on some vitamins that I researched that would help with MS. I am on a sleep aid, an antidepressant, PPO for reflux, Progesterone, Tramadol for joint pain, and Vistaril for itching. I am doing well with MS and feel that my current symptoms have nothing to do with MS.

    About three weeks ago, I started experiencing sharp pains in my back……right side, mid back, near the bottom of my ribcage. Since then, I have started experiencing sharp pains in my abdomen that I’ve never experienced before. Upper right abdomen, close proximity to my upper rib. Sometimes it hurts so bad that I feel like I cannot breathe. I am severely constipated…..this started about a year ago. And, I itch terribly. The itching has been going on since the summer. My PCP put me on Vistaril and it has helped, but I feel that lately it isn’t working as well as it once did. I have an appointment with my PCP on 3/17/17. I had bloodwork last year, that included an A1-C and it was fine. I do crave sugar and always feel as if I’m hungry, even when I know I can’t be.

    I’m really worried that I may have liver cancer or some other form of cancer. I’ve just never had this type of pain in my abdomen and back. Even when my gallbladder acted up, before it was removed, the pain was never this bad. If I bend over to tie my shoes or put my stomach in a bind…..sharp pains occur in my upper right abdominal area. I do not feel it is reflux. I’ve had reflux for several years, and that is more straight up my stomach and esophagus. This pain is different.

    Any clues on what it could be?? Please advise!

    • Hi Rebecca,

      Multiple sclerosis is often triggered by viruses or stealth organisms, and this may be why your specialist initiated the Interferon treatment

      Please go to the following link for further MS information https://www.liverdoctor.com/multiple-sclerosis/.

      We are also offering you another link to inform you of the hazards of protein pump inhibitors for reflux https://www.liverdoctor.com/the-shocking-truth-about-reflux-and-antacids/.

      Please ask your PCP to order you an abdominal ultrasound to determine what may be the cause of the recent onset pains you are experiencing. If you are concerned about cancer, ask your PCP to order the tumor markers AFP, CA19-9,CEA to set your mind at rest.

      Dr Cabot recommends you begin an anti-inflammatory diet – by excluding grains, dairy food and legumes for 6 to 8 weeks to determine if any of these foods are irritant to you. Exclude processed foods

      Concentrate your daily food intake as fresh non-starchy vegetables, good quality protein and good quality fats.

      Dr Cabot recommends you begin taking

      Livatone Plus – 2 capsules twice daily, to improve liver function.

      N-Acetyl-Cysteine (NAC 600mg) – 2 capsules twice daily well away from food, if any upset occurs take at the beginning of your meals. This supplement works well with Livatone Plus to get your liver better faster. This supplement hastens liver healing. This supplement is the precursor nutrient of glutathione; the body’s strongest anti-oxidant.

      Magnesium Ultrapotent – ½ teaspoon twice daily in a little water.
      Magnesium Complete – 2 tablets twice daily.

      Vitamin D 5,000iu – 1 capsule daily. Please have a blood test to determine how many days it needs to be taken.

      You may purchase these supplements at http://shop.liverdoctor.com/supplements.html

      Kind Regards,
      Jessah Robinson
      Nutritional Consultant for Liverdoctor.com

  21. Ashutosh jadhav

    I have been facing a lot of problems with my liver.i experience MOST of the above listed symptoms especially the nervous system ones.i have done periodic blood tests and the only thing which was off balance all the time was the level of alkaline phosphatase in my body(my parents say that it is a result of growing age).I also take vitamin d and b12 supllements until the level in blood is normal. i am 16 years old and i cannot seem to focus or concentrate. my eyes have dark circles and veins are prominent. At times my arm or my frontal part of brain or my eyes twich in a wierd way.i also have a habit of eating a LOT of sugar.i’ve been expiriencing this for almost 2-3 years and everyone is telling me that i am fine.but i completely paranoid about it. PLease help me.

    • Hi Ashutosh,

      We recommend you eliminate grains, sugar and processed foods.
      Base your diet on good protein (chicken,seafood,lean meat,eggs), good fats (cold pressed olive oil,cold pressed coconut oil,avocados,seafood,nuts), fresh fruit and vegetables, nuts and seeds.
      Dr Cabot recommends you take
      Livatone Plus 2 caps twice daily to improve liver function
      N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC) 2 caps twice daily at least 2 hours away from food, if any upset occurs please take with meals. This supplement works well with Livatone Plus to get the liver better faster.
      Tyrosine Pure one 5mL metric teaspoon with juice or water, 30 minutes before meals three times daily, to support healthy brain chemical production and support memory, concentration, motivation, satisfaction and a happy, stable mood.
      Magnesium Complete 2 to 4 tablets daily OR Magnesium Ultra Potent Powder 1/2 tsp twice daily to maintain efficient muscle and nerve function, relax muscles and prevent headaches.
      These supplements are available here: https://shop.liverdoctor.com.
      Let us know how you get on.

      Kind Regards,
      Jessah Robinson
      Nutritional Consultant for Liverdoctor.com

  22. I have so many of the symptoms you list. I found out a year ago that have a toxic liver due to genetics. My biggest complaint is that I am always overheating with my face turning red! Nothing I have done or taken has helped me to feel better. I have been seeing naturopathic doctors for 2 1/2 years, I’ve done acupuncture, I’ve seen western medicine doctors but my symptoms are getting worse instead if better. So far, my liver blood work says my liver is fine but I’m not fine. I have a severe hormonal imbalance because I genetically can’t break down estrogen, my thyroid is sluggish, I have adrenal exhaustion, I have histamine intolerance, anxiety, major fatigue, and I could go on. I don’t drink alcohol or coffee or any sugary drinks, I eat lots of veggies and fruit, and I drink tons of water. I’m currently taking milk thistle, zinc, dandelion, vitamin C, probiotic, and natural thyroid medicine. My liver doesn’t metabolize medications or supplements correctly so I have had reactions to methionine, b vitamins, and other natural supplements. I just need help. I feel like I am slowly dying inside and my doctors don’t seem to understand how sick my liver is. Just not sure what to do anymore.

    • Hi Laura,

      Begin each day with a glass of warm to hot water with the juice of half a lemon or a whole lime to stimulate liver activity.

      Dr Cabot recommends you undertake a 1 – 2 week juice fast to take pressure off your liver while you also take

      Livatone Plus – 2 capsules twice daily, to improve liver function.

      N-Acetyl-Cysteine (NAC 600mg) – 2 capsules twice daily well away from food, if any upset occurs take at the beginning of your meals. This supplement works well with Livatone Plus to get your liver better faster. This supplement hastens liver healing. This supplement is the precursor nutrient of glutathione; the body’s strongest anti-oxidant.
      These supplements can be purchased here: https://www.liverdoctor.com

      Kind Regards,
      Jessah Robinson
      Nutritional Consultant for Liverdoctor.com

  23. I lost 70% of my liver at 18 I’ve had no medical help or advice for it since except a couple of blood tests that have said it’s fine. But things are not fine. I’m 35 now, and it killed my teeth then, but even after all the work to restore them they are still going bad. The skin on my face is horrible. I have never ending migraines. I’m 100% sugar, sweetener, and caffeine intolerant. My muscles are so weak. I believe my liver is failing and it’s getting worse and worse, but the latest blood test showed nothing abnormal. I don’t have insurance to keep going back trying to convince people I’m dying. Could I be? Because it sure feels like it.

    • Hi Amber,

      The liver regrows rather quickly, so it should be fully regrown now.
      We recommend
      Livatone Plus 2 caps twice daily to improve liver function.
      N-Acetyl Cysteine 600mg (NAC) 2 caps twice daily before meals, this supplement works well with Livatone Plus to get the liver better faster.
      Vitamin D 5000IU cap daily.
      These can be purchased here: https://shop.liverdoctor.com

      We recommend you eliminate processed foods, sugar, artificial sweeteners, high fructose corn syrup, and gluten from your diet.
      If possible we recommend you get an ultrasound scan and blood test to check for vitamin D.

      Kind Regards,
      Jessah Robinson
      Nutritional Consultant for Liverdoctor.com

  24. Hi,
    I am 21 years old and before 4-5 days i feel in brain like after drink a bear means everything is seems like motion and my eyes is little swollen also my body temp is high as others say, i am looks slims and also i take urine test but everything is normal what happend with me plzz ans.. if this problem is not related with liver plz seggest me… before no symptoms like this when i eat protine rich food it’s happen more..plz reply soon i so depresse doctor. Thanks.

    • Hi Pankaj,

      We recommend you get an ultrasound scan of your liver, and a liver function test.
      Please refer to your healthcare practitioner for further information.
      In the meantime we recommend you base your diet on good protein sources, good fat sources, fresh fruits and vegetables.
      We recommend you eliminate grains, sugar and processed foods.
      We recommend Livatone Plus 2 caps twice daily to help eliminate toxins and detoxify the liver.

      Kind Regards,
      Jessah Robinson
      Nutritional Consultant for Liverdoctor.com

    • I am scanning this because I have a familial disorder, a partial OTC deficiency, where by toxins cant be efficiently eliminated. So it looks alot like a liver disorder and yet liver tests come back normal. Protein is a trigger. It can be serious too and stupid doctors have no idea because they think it is rare. I suspect it is not as rare as they think, disguised and hidden amongst other diagnoses. If protein is aggravating you as your post seems to suggest, it could be this. My best advice as a naturopath is limit meat proteins, avoid heat and stress, plenty of water until you can get to see someone.

      We are all tending to eat high protein diets these days – not so good for kidneys or this. Avoid fish since it has high levels of ammonia. Liver supps could help but it sounds like you are very sick and need a naturopath or a doctor who doesnt need a diagnosis in order to help. They can work off body signs etc and refer for tests. But I cant get far with doctors either but keep trying to because the disorder can result in an emergency situation. All the best.

  25. Hi,
    I am 40 and had no symptoms. A casual checkup revealed cirrhosis of the liver in USG around a year back. I followed up with a hepatologist and a subsequent biopsy revealed NASH with a fibroscan score of 18 kpa and fatty liver CAP being S2. One year later the fibroscan score came down to 13 while CAP to S0. Technically what is really happening? Is Cirrhosis reversible? My blood reports all come normal except for GGT which is very high (120+) and strange thing is I don’t drink at all. Any idea which direction is this heading?

    • Hi Tom,

      Cirrhosis is becoming an ever-increasing side effect of fatty liver, so we recommend you obtain a copy of Dr Cabot’s book: ‘Fatty Liver: You Can Reverse It’ and follow the diet closely to improve your symptoms. It depends what stage cirrhosis you have, on whether it can be reversed or not.

      Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease can be caused by a diet high in carbohydrates and processed foods, weight excess, excessive use of prescribed medications or exposure to toxic chemicals.For more information read the following article: https://www.liverdoctor.com/what-should-you-eat-if-you-have-fatty-liver/

      Dr Cabot recommends

      Livatone Plus 2 caps twice daily to improve liver function

      N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC) 2 caps twice daily at least 2 hours away from food, if any upset occurs please take with meals. This supplement works well with Livatone Plus to get the liver better faster.

      If you do not have any bleeding issues you may soften the cirrhotic scarring with

      Serrepeptase – begin with 1 capsule daily for 3 days, increase to 1 capsule twice daily for 4 days and if well tolerated you may increase the dose to 2 caps twice daily and always take on an empty stomach. This supplement dissolves scar tissue and reduces inflammation.

      Vitamin E – 1 cap twice daily to soften scar tissue.

      These supplements are available here: https://shop.liverdoctor.com

      Kind Regards,
      Jessah Robinson
      Nutritional Consultant for Liverdoctor.com

  26. I’ve been feeling off lately, and by lately I mean over a year ago. Deep down inside I knew something was wrong and ended up in the emergency room a few times (a couple of those bc of kidney stones)
    I also have Renal Tubular Acidosis, 3 months ago my liver enzymes were in range.

    About a week and a half ago I woke up with intense hip pain and a horrible migraine. My blood work showed:

    Alkaline Phosphatase 141
    AST 76
    ALT 176

    The ER doctor said I was fine, but earlier a nurse mentioned my liver enzymes.
    My PCP ran a GGT test and that is elevated, also I tested negative for Hepatitis or Lyme.

    I have an ultrasound in 2 days and just want to prepare myself.

    Also, in my recent 24 hr urine test for RTA I now have high uric acid, not dietary.
    Any thoughts?

    • Hi Maria,

      If you have Renal Tubular Acidosis, we recommend you make considerable changes to your diet – remove all gluten, sugars (especially high fructose corn syrup), processed foods and take-out meals.

      What is your present renal function test reading?

      Dr Cabot recommends you begin taking

      Livatone Plus – 2 capsules twice daily, to improve liver function.

      Kidney Health Formula – 2 capsules daily with food. http://shop.liverdoctor.com/kidney-health-formula.html

      You may purchase these supplements at http://shop.liverdoctor.com/supplements.html

      Your ultrasound may show fatty infiltration.

      Kind Regards,
      Jessah Robinson
      Nutritional Consultant for Liverdoctor.com

  27. Hi doctor,

    My father’s diagnosis has been prolonged due to the unreliability of my local GP but his blood tests came back and showed that he has normal AST, ALP and ALT but his GGT is raised and his prothrombin time is normal. Please can you briefly explain what these factors mean? I am unsure whether it is haemolytic anaemia or a type of liver disease or post hepatic disease? He also tells me he feels nauseous only after he’s had a meal. What would you suggest he takes to relieve this symptoms?

  28. Hey, I would like to know your idea concerning my situation because I experienced pain under my lower right rib before. It felt full and has pain. Now, I feel discomfort in the same area and it is occurring often. This is at the lower right rib running to my right stomach. Is this possibly a liver problem? I feel like burping every now and then. THanks

    • Hi Ruel,

      This may be an indication of fatty liver. I suggest you get a liver function test and an ultrasound scan of your liver.

      We suggest you follow the diet in Dr Cabot’s book: ‘Fatty Liver: You Can Reverse It’.

      Dr Cabot suggests you take

      Livatone Plus 2 caps twice daily to improve liver function

      NAC 2 caps twice daily, at least 2 hours away from food, if any upset occurs take with food. This supplement works well with Livatone Plus to get your liver better faster.

      These supplements are available here: https://shop.liverdoctor.com

      For more information see this article: https://www.liverdoctor.com/5-ways-to-reverse-fatty-liver/

      We suggest you avoid grains, sugar, processed food and takeaway meals.

      Kind Regards,
      Jessah Robinson
      Nutritional Consultant for Liverdoctor.com

      • Hello and also thank you for this exceellnt post. I am always looking for travel & holiday ideas to recommend to my own personal readers. ItÂ’s actually precisely what I was looking for.

  29. Hi, I am a 42 year old female. I am 6’1 and overweight. I had a child at 38 and was first told I had fatty liver after my son was born at 38. Since the age of 38 I am 60-70 lbs heavier (after giving birth to two children)Up until that time I was very active and worked out 5 days a week, 2 hours a day. I have always struggled with weight up and down, but am currently at my highest after giving birth to my daughter last year at the age of 41. It has been a very stressful year since my daughter was born. My dad was diagnosed with terminal cancer and eventually passed and my daughter had severe reflex until she was 10 months old and though I had a healthy pregnancy and felt pretty good, after it feels like my body has fallen apart. I have elevated liver enzymes and a biopsy revealed that I have NASH. I have been told I have an auto immune disease but docs have not been able to tell me which one. I have pain in almost every part of my body. My flesh is so painful to the touch, especially around my hips and thighs and buttocks. I have what feels like hard ropes under my skin that are painful and my fat is very lumpy if that makes sense. My joints hurt really bad. I feel sluggish and tired most all the time but can’t tell if it’s because I am very busy with work and two small children. I am afraid my liver is failing. I know I have NASH/high fatty liver. I do not drink more than 4 glasses of wine per year. Doctors cant’ seem to give me answers. I am trying to watch what I eat but it’s so hard. Do you have any suggestions??

    • Hi Pam,

      We suggest you follow the diet in Dr Cabot’s book: ‘Fatty Liver: You Can Reverse It’ and read ‘Healing Autoimmune Disease’.

      Dr Cabot suggests

      Livatone Plus caps 2 twice daily to improve liver function

      NAC 2 caps twice daily at least 2 hours away from food, if any upset occurs take with meals. This supplement works well with Livatone Plus to hasten liver healing.

      When trying to reverse a fatty liver it is important to avoid high fructose corn syrup, sugar and all processed foods.

      For further information read this article: https://www.liverdoctor.com/what-should-you-eat-if-you-have-fatty-liver/

      Kind Regards,
      Jessah Robinson
      Nutritional Consultant for Liverdoctor.com

      • Pam

        I know that Sandra Cabot goes to various states and does private consultations. I saw her years ago and paid something like a $250 fee and had a very long appointment with her. If you can afford it you might consider phoning her office and finding out if she consults in your state. Remember to bring all you blood tests etc with you when you see her (something I didnt do).

        I also privately had a hair mineral analysis which you can get through any naturopath. I’m guessing Dr Cabot also does these. This was very useful in telling me that my joint pain was a result of calcium circulating in the blood and not getting into the bones. Also that I had heavy metal toxicity.

        It might also be worth asking about a liver/gallbladder flush. This is a simple procedure you can do using lemon juice and olive oil that flushes out your liver overnight and removes liver and gallbladder stones. I found that literally made me feel a whole lot better overnight – you can just google Sandra Cabot and liver flush for the instructions – however it makes you feel sick for a day. And I’m not an expert at knowing whether it is safe for everyone – but the procedure is described in Dr Cabot’s liver and bowel book also.

        Also, if you have a consult, maybe ask for a test for leaky gut. This is a common condition. It causes me problems because my gut absorbs all manner of toxins which exacerbates my liver issues, instead of excreting the toxins.

        Obviously with a forum like this, there is limited information that can be given. So it might be worth considering a consult if you can afford it. I actually flew to Sydney to have mine, and it was well worth it.

    • @pam- sounds like fibromyalgia

  30. Dear Doctor Jessah

    I was recently diagnosed with Advanced Bile Duct Cancer. Discharged are the placement of a stent in BD to help drain the liver of bile, with instructions to watch my diet and return in 6wks for further consultation with oncologist, with a view to removing BD and left side of liver.

    Typical, apparently I have had no pain. Though my breast bone area is painful, 3/10 sometimes, mostly before bed.

    My GP told me the results of pathology on the surgical instruments used to implant the stent. I was surprised when he said, the brushings came back “no malignant cancer”. He gave me a cautious and careful handshake, saying that was good news. I’m wondering if the oncologist hadn’t seen these result before my discharge and if he had not, is this potentially good news. Or, is it unlikely I was discharged without him seeing this pathology?

    My appointment is in three weeks. I’m concerned about the chest pain. My blood drawing a week ago, read by my GP, also last Friday, todday being Tuesday, said my liver function is very close to normal and there is no bile in my liver anymore. Yellowing has gone, urine is still slightly dark but faeces is good.

    No itch anymore and I guess otherwise no symptoms.

    What do you think about the result of the “brushing” considering my BD is 6mm and the stent tube was 4mm?

    Love you to advise.

    All the best, concerned


    • Hi Malcolm,

      Although your brushing was deemed to be non-cancerous, it is prudent to ensure you look to keep your liver and whole body in best possible health.

      Dr Cabot recommends you begin taking

      Livatone Plus – 2 capsules twice daily, to protect and improve liver function.

      N-Acetyl-Cysteine (NAC 600mg) – 2 capsules twice daily well away from food, if any upset occurs take at the beginning of your meals. As you will see from the attached pamphlet this supplement works well with Livatone Plus to get your liver better faster. This supplement hastens liver healing. This supplement is the precursor nutrient of glutathione; the body’s strongest anti-oxidant.

      Selenomune Designer Energy – 1 capsule daily.

      You may purchase these supplements at http://shop.liverdoctor.com/supplements.html

      Kind Regards,
      Jessah Robinson
      Nutritional Consultant for Liverdoctor.com

  31. Good afternoon,

    Come Feb 16 ’17, I’ll be seeing a liver specialist as my symptoms (some more than others) have worsened since August 2016: Fatty Liver, Sugar cravings, Mood changes, Allergies, Skin Rashes, Fatigue, Itchy Skin, Dark Circles around my eyes, Red/Swollen/Itchy Eyes, Patch Marks (psoriasis) on my skin. I’m sure this is all connected in that I had my Gall Bladder removed 10 years ago and my liver having to do double-duty since then.

    I’ve taken the liberty of changing my diet (75% fruits/vegetables and 25% meat) with juicing included.
    Alcohol is consumed but not on a regular basis.

    There is SO MUCH INFORMATION about detoxing that I find myself lost in translation sometimes – which is the best drink/smoothie, How long I should do a cleanse?, What vitamins, powder should I be taking and what to avoid, etc.
    Almost every morning, I drink green tea with lemon, Ginger and Tumeric. And consume about 4 cups of coffee a week.

    Would you be able to shed some light as to diet consumption or restrictions?

    Thankyou for your assistance.

    • Hi Lester,

      Of the many concerns you are experiencing may we recommend you obtain a copy of Dr Cabot’s book ‘Healing Autoimmune Disease’ and follow the advice and dietary strategies included to heal your psoriasis, as well as improve the condition of many other of your concerns.

      Your change of diet is much in line with our recommendations.

      Dr Cabot recommends you begin taking

      Ox Bile capsules – 1 – 2 capsules at the beginning of each meal to replace the bile that can no longer be delivered from your gallbladder to help essential fat absorption and to take the pressure off your liver.

      Livatone Plus – 2 capsules twice daily, to improve liver function.

      N-Acetyl-Cysteine (NAC 600mg) – 2 capsules twice daily well away from food, if any upset occurs take at the beginning of your meals. This supplement works well with Livatone Plus to get your liver better faster. This supplement hastens liver healing. This supplement is the precursor nutrient of glutathione; the body’s strongest anti-oxidant.

      Berberine – 1 capsule three times daily. To balance blood glucose, lower cholesterol and triglycerides, reduce anxiety, alleviate depression, and support a healthy intestinal flora.

      Kind Regards,
      Jessah Robinson
      Nutritional Consultant

  32. Hello,

    I suspect I have liver problems, however blood tests show normal results.

    I have hypothyroidism, which has recently turned into hyperthyroidism. I believe my thyroid disfunction is really a liver disfunction… the liver not metabolizing the thyroid hormones.

    Two years ago I found small brown spots all over my thighs and legs. I also have a terrible yellowish color, dark circles under my eyes and more brown spots have appeared all over my body.

    Recently I’ve been experiencing hot flashes and very heave sweating during the hour or two before I get out of bed. I don’t drink alcohol but last night I had two glasses of red wine and this morning the sweating was horrible. I also suffer from fatigue and “foggy brain”. This has been occurring for the last five months and also the fatigue and foggy brain are also thyroid symptoms I think this might be more related to a liver problem.

    I have been taking Altivan for sleep issues for the past five years and I suspect this might be causing liver problems.

    I know my symptoms might be confusing as some of them apply to both thyroid and liver issues but I wonder if there is a liver disfunction connections with thyroid problems and their symptoms.

    Many thanks.


    • Hi Maria,

      Yes it certainly sounds like you have a liver issue. Conventional blood tests only check for liver cell damage. They are not sensitive enough to detect dysfunction. A lot of your symptoms can also be caused by gut problems – particularly small intestinal bacterial overgrowth and dysbiosis. They are risk factors for autoimmune disease.
      The information in this book should help you: http://shop.liverdoctor.com/healing-autoimmune-disease.html

      Kind Regards,
      Jessah Robinson
      Nutritional Consultant

  33. ast and alt came back ok yet my liver contains 67% fat…..i have a lot of those symptoms yet no help from the medical community…any ideas ?

  34. My AST is 307 and ALT is 68. Can this be caused by using over the counter pain meds. I have chronic knee pain, so what I usually use is Adco-dols or when it or I have a migraine I’ll use myprodol. I have used it with alcohol as well. But I don’t drink frequently, it’s just when I do, I sometimes binge.

    • Dear Nicola,

      Yes, all of those factors can cause your blood test results.
      Viruses, autoimmune disease and a high sugar diet can cause it too.

      Kind Regards,
      Jessah Robinson
      Sales & Nutrition Consultant

    My daughter’s got Jaundice (last blood test was 57),an elevated ALT (180), and slightly high on GGT (30). She’s only 7 years old. Can you recommend any special diet/raw juice for her? Also, can she take any of the supplements to cure the Jaundice and lower the ALT and GGT?

    • Dear Jen,


      She may have viral hepatitis, has the doctor tested for this?

      Dr Cabot recommends you remove both gluten and dairy from her diet.

      Dr Cabot also recommends you begin giving her

      Livatone Plus – ½ teaspoon twice daily, to improve liver function. Use vegetable juice to mix the powder, lots of carrot, some beet and bland vegetables are recommended.

      To allow her liver to recover and to take pressure off her digestive system, we recommend you prepare bone broth for her, to provide digestion without imposing a stressful digestive load on her system.

      Kind Regards,
      Jessah Robinson
      Sales & Nutrition Consultant

  36. Dear Doctor,
    I have been suffering from constipation and puking . It usually occurs most of the time when I finished taking medicines. So I kindly request you to please give me some solutions.

    Thanking you

    • Dear Atsung,

      I recommend you talk to your doctor about the medications you are taking, as it sounds like it could be a side effect.

      Kind Regards,
      Jessah Robinson
      Sales & Nutrition Consultant

  37. I lost 70% of my liver when I was 18, and almost had a transplant. I’m 35. My blood tests keep coming back normal, but I feel horrible and the doctors won’t help me. My symptoms:

    Swollen abdomen (I’m 113 and look pregnant)
    Swollen legs
    Persistent Migraines
    Sugar intolerance
    Salt makes me swell up
    Several skin rashes that look different
    Deep itch in forearms
    Red face with pimples and veins
    DRYYY Skin
    Constipation and I often poop in pebbles
    Hormonal problems (I won’t go into detail here)
    I sleep a lot

    Do I feel okay? Obviously NOT!! Why aren’t they listening to me!! The quality of my life is gone. I haven’t had a date in 14 years. Would anyone really choose that if they were healthy? NO. I don’t know what to do anymore. I’m afraid to go back to the doctors and keep trying. They don’t seem to care.

    • Dear Amber,

      Thank you for emailing us.
      If you are in the USA, this website is a great way to find a holistic doctor similar to Dr Cabot: http://bastyr.edu/Practitioner
      In the meantime, you would probably feel better if you eliminated dairy products, gluten, salt and sugar from your diet.

      Kind Regards,
      Jessah Robinson
      Sales & Nutrition Consultant

    • I have the same thing going on with me the pain drives u crazy and they don’t want to help how u found anything to help ur pain

    • AMBER YOU NEED TO REACH OUT TO ME… are you taking xyfaxin or lactulose? you have toxins as I have exactly the same thing. I’m on the liver transplant list and have had a tips procedure, tips revision and BRTO procedure been in the ER at least 10 times, was in a coma and almost bled to death in March is what began all of this… I was a time bomb until I imploded but thank God the docs saved me enough to get to the University hospital in Charleston, MUSC to get their team to help me thus far… I have a long way to go to help me with the problems associated with liver disease… you have not mentioned Alcohol, how much is your intake?

    • Hi Amber,

      I hope that you are feeling better.

      If not, have you considered that you have a parasitic infection? Worms block intestines and slow food passage that result in constipation and pellet droppings. I had tapeworms and flukes: swollen abdomen, gluten intolerance, rashes, headaches, dry skin, constipation and sometime diarrhea, hunger, sugar issues, nutritional deficiencies, hormonal issues and amenorrhea, etc.

      I also had issues digesting food … digestive enzyme production was disrupted, thyroid issues (TSH normal, but T4 and T3 low, etc.)

      My doctors failed to identify or even consider parasites. If you haven’t considered a parasitic infection, please look into it.

  38. hello doctor its me sanjana subba from darjeeling..actually i am sick from last week fevers,headache, eyes pain,and what ever i eat i get puke..and when i take medician i dont puke but i feel i am having something in my liver thats pains lots of yarning occured too..can u jst explain me whats happening to me?

    • Dear Sanjana,

      It is impossible to determine what has made you sick. You will need to see your doctor, who can order some tests for you. You have probably contracted an infection.

      Kind Regards,
      Jessah Robinson
      Sales & Nutrition

    • I am not an expert in this field, but I do know that milk thistle helps the liver. It can detoxify and repair it. I hope this helps. It’s a really great herb.

      • Please what is milk thistle?

        • Dear Justina,

          Milk Thistle is also known as St Mary’s thistle and is a powerful herb used to heal the liver.
          St Mary’s thistle protects liver cells from harm caused by toxic substances and improves the regenerative capacity of liver cells.

          Kind Regards,
          Jessah Robinson
          Nutritional Consultant

  39. I have normal ALT and AST levels, but suspicious AFP test result. I had my gallbladder out in 1996 and all my current health issues started a year after that. Currently I am dealing with horrible digestive issues. I take digestive enzymes and HCL with every meal but they do not help. The upper part of my abdomen (center under sternum and into liver area), is always bloated with gas and the liver feels uncomfortable. I look 9 months pregnant. Gas can be there also on an empty stomach. I am gluten, dairy, sugar and soy free, am eating low carb and trying to eat low fat. I do not drink alcohol, coffee or tea. I am down to a handful of foods and am reacting to even those. Anytime I eat anything, my stomach swells with gas, my heart starts racing and major anxiety kicks in. I also have developed major orthostatic intolerance,mwhich seems connected to the stomach/liver problems. Past liver supps have not helped. So far all heart tests are normal. I am awaiting approval from my insurance company for an abdominal and pelvic scan (including liver). I have read that a fatty liver can cause the anxiety and tachycardia after eating, but just wondering if you have heard of this in your experience? I have lost 33 lbs. (largely in part to all this), and am doing my best to steadily and safely lose more weight to try and get my liver as healthy as possible, but it has been hard, because I have lost most my appetite. In case it matters, I do have adrenal fatigue and am in Perimenopause. Thanks.

    • Dear Kir,

      Keep taking the digestive enzymes and HCL, but an ox bile supplement is what you really need, since you don’t secrete as much bile anymore.
      It really sounds like you have a bad case of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. A low FODMAP diet can help, and also taking oregano oil in capsules. It is a good idea to check if you have a fatty liver.
      The bowel problems commonly lead to anxiety.

      Kind Regards,
      Jessah Robinson
      Sales & Nutrition Consultant

    • I have all those symptoms also. First off I have stage 4 Fatty Liver. there are alot of symptons that I have with my liver disease and then alot of symptons with my IBS,,what all ur saying here seems to point to the IBS.There are lots of medications to deal with that , so I think u really need to go see a gasterologist.I can go from a small pants and 5 minutes later I will have to go take my jeans off and put on leggins or something off of my belly. Any kind of milk product will blow my stomach up .so many diary products u have to really pay attention to the labels..And when I first wake up in the mornings my insides are shut down and I can,t even touch my stomach it hurts sooooo bad, and after I make it to the restroom and relieve tons of gas I am ok..

  40. Hello,

    I was diagnosed with high liver enzyme in 2008 ..my numbers went up to 500 and now my Dr. has me on steroids Budisonide. I have been on it for the last 10 months now… my numbers have come down. I need to know if I would be able to get off the meds at some point ? My Dr. has also done some banding on me in my esophagus and over time almost had bled to death not sure if it was caused by the banding that he had done on me or it was part of something else? Please advise? Thanks.

    • Dear Sandra,

      Dr Cabot recommends you begin taking:

      Livatone Plus – 2 capsules twice daily, to improve liver function.

      N-Acetyl-Cysteine (NAC 600mg) – 2 capsules twice daily well away from food, if any upset occurs take at the beginning of your meals. As you will see from the attached pamphlet this supplement works well with Livatone Plus to get your liver better faster. This supplement hastens liver healing. This supplement is the precursor nutrient of glutathione; the body’s strongest anti-oxidant.

      Vitamin C + MSM – ½ teaspoon 2 to 3 times daily, to improve the strength of connective tissue and promote improved healing of wounds, either internally or externally.

      Vitamin E – 1 capsule twice daily, to soften the scar tissue associated with cirrhosis.

      Vitamin K2 – 1 capsule daily, to encourage appropriate blood clotting, which may be compromised by your poor liver health.

      Dr Cabot says it is important to stay on the steroid as long as you need it and also wants to let you know that she has offered you a copy of her e-book ‘Hepatitis and Aids’ which will provide much valuable information that may allow you to reduce the dosage.

      Please go to the following link https://www.liverdoctor.com/free-ebooks/ to download it.

      Kind Regards,

  41. Alexzandreia McDaniel

    Is there others like me? I’ve had auto immune hepatitis since I was 19. That’s not a letter. And boy am I sick of people asking that are in the medical field. I’ve had a Hyper thyroid since I was 17. After turning yellow at 19 I went on the normal suppressors and steroids. I had a liver biopsy. I can’t remember the result but it wasn’t good. I freaked out on the meds in the middle of the night. And stopped the meds. Miraculously got well. The disease stayed doormat for a decade. So did the thyroid almost. 2014 I was yellow admitted into hospital (ast of 741)and was on steroids for a few months. Lost more then the weight I gained. Everything Was peaches until my thyroid relapsed the summer of 2015. The meds for it regulated it for good I believe. But we’re bad for my liver. Since aug 2015 I have been sick. The gi wouldn’t see me without insurance. But he did perscirbe me meds and bloodwork. In feb my ast was 141. And I started the steroids and imuran. Lost my mind. Couldn’t drive for over three months. I had a lot of stress at my previous job at that time. And the steroids really upset me on another level. I was trying acupuncture and hypnotherapy. My labs were better and I leveled down. But they were the absolute devil pill. Since then. I’ve never felt myself. I’m not living. I couldn’t get any energy, or lose a pound. I’ve kept a watch on my declining bloodwork for my liver. Ive became unemployed mid July . I’ve had hives since before July. Comes right after my all over itching. Finally found Zyrtec kept them away for a day. I got Medicaid. Waited really long for a in person appointment.. My gi was doubting the link to the liver and hives. I finally seen him last week. Slowly my vision is blurry after 3 feet. He put me on uceris and imuran. Becuz the uceris should have less side effects then the predisone.. But I think it made my Vision more blurry. I got a flu shot. Then I got a hep a hep b and a tetanus shot. My lip is swollen. And I havent had hives since Oct 13. My scalp is bumpy and itches. And I feel like the worst is yet to come. I’ve had 3 adult seizures but have came out clear with Nuero tests. I have insomnia. My plans of my hands burn up when I clean. I have several signs of liver disorder. And maybe I should be on higher steroids but I’m really scared Becuz last time. I wanted to die. They made me severely ill. I couldn’t drive anywhere or walk up the street. I lived in fear and now I feel as though I’m doing it all over again. My ast was 69 in August. Then oct 5 it was 498. Should I be going to the hospital? My eyes are turning yellow and I have far too many bad days. Aches and infections.

  42. I’m not certain the place you’re getting your information, however good topic.
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  43. Dear sir/mam
    i have all the symptoms which you have told in above passage.i am not able to now even i have started not feeling anything .i have red spots on my whole body my triglycerides are increased.what should i do .i have also sedentary lifestyle please suggest.help me i have also hypothroid tsh 6.6.

    • Dear Ravi,

      Whenever triglycerides increase it is important to ensure your sugar and starch consumption is low, take-out foods, and processed foods are kept to an absolute minimum and complete avoidance of anything that contains High Fructose Corn Syrup. It is also important to avoid gluten if you have Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

      The above suggestions are also recommended to assist your thyroid, especially if it is Hastimoto’s. If not, you may have an Iodine deficiency and your Vitamin D may also be below an optimal level.

      Dr Cabot recommends you begin taking

      Livatone Plus – 2 capsules twice daily, to heal and protect your liver.

      N-Acetyl-Cysteine (NAC 600mg) – 2 capsules twice daily well away from food, if any upset occurs take at the beginning of your meals. This supplement hastens healing of the liver.

      Berberine – 1 capsule three times daily, to make your dietary changes successful and sustainable.

      Thyroid Health Capsules – 1 capsule twice daily, to boost thyroid function and balance antibody production.

      Kind Regards,

  44. Hi, i dont know my liver is working well or not, but i have brown spots on my check, day by day it is increasing,how can i get rid from this

    • Dear Moromi,

      To determine if your liver is working effectively have an ultrasound and liver function blood tests.

      The brown spots that are appearing may be from a number of causes and it is best to see a medical practitioner for clarification.

      Dr Cabot recommends

      Livatone Plus – 2 capsules twice daily, to improve your liver function and it’s healing capacity.

      Kind Regards,


      • Grand father facing problem with liver and excess of water in stomach.
        He is admit in sant parmand hospital delhi.
        Please help us out. If possible

        • Dear Gaurav,

          Your grandfather needs the fluid drained from his abdomen. This is usually a symptom of long standing liver disease.

          Kind Regards,

  45. Hi doctor, I am 27yrs old and I tested positive for hepatitis b about 4 years ago and my family doctor kept telling me I don’t need medication because the virus was non-replicating but for the past 2yrs I’ve been seeing symptoms.
    .Loss of appetite.
    .Serious fatigue after a short period of exercise (about 15mins of playing football. Note that I am very active in the gym).
    .Very bad smell from below my throat which stops when I take antibiotics and returns once I stop taking them.
    .Tongue feels heavy and coated with cracks and turns pale when I hold or touch it.
    .Eyes have developed brownish patches
    .Muscle growth from working out has stopped.
    -I’ve however read a few articles over the internet and most of the ingredients I’ll need to make the various liver cleansing shakes can’t be found in my part of the world. I must add that most of the medication I’ve seen on this thread can’t be found here as well (I come from Ghana, west africa)
    Now I’m scared I’ll have to watch myself die slowly. Please help me

    • Dear Eben,

      You need to have a blood test to check if you have chronic hepatitis B. Most people recover from the infection if they contract it in adulthood. The symptoms you are experiencing could be caused by other conditions. It is not certain they are caused by hepatitis B. You should also have a blood test for your liver and a scan of your liver.

      Kind Regards,

  46. Hi i just got my test results and they say i have an abdormality of the liver. Now i wanted to know if these little red spots on my body that are popping up over the last 4-5years have anything to do with this. These spots are about the size of a dot that a pen would make. Please i would like to know more about this and what i can do to help my liver or if this is something i need to have looked at more in depth. Thank you

    • Dear Chris,

      We have spoken to Dr Cabot who says that cherry hemangiomas (little red spots) are associated with liver congestion so if your enzymes are raised these may be relaed.

      To boost liver health Dr Cabot recommends you obtain a copy of her book ‘Healthy Bowel, Healthy Body’ for valuable information of all the digestive system, of which the liver is an important, integral part.

      For your raised liver function Dr Cabot recommends you begin taking

      Livatone Plus – 2 capsules twice daily, to improve liver function.

      N-Acetyl-Cysteine (NAC 600mg) – 2 capsules twice daily well away from food, if any upset occurs take at the beginning of your meals. This supplement hastens liver healing. This supplement is the precursor nutrient of glutathione; the body’s strongest anti-oxidant.

      Berberine – 1 capsule three times daily. To stimulate the production of bile which improve liver detoxification, balance blood glucose, lower cholesterol and triglycerides, reduce anxiety, alleviate depression, and support a healthy intestinal flora.

      Kind Regards,


  47. My liver scan read increased echotexture but my LFT are normal, I have the abdominal pain, also hepatomegaly, lost Luke 10kg,
    What might be wrong? doctors here think I am depressed.

  48. Dave, are you still here??? I see that you mentioned that you have a regular maintenance plan that you do regularly, but I do not see it here anywhere. Will you either please post it, replyed to me or to the blog? If you want my private email I can do that too. Im not sure if you can see it here from my profile. If you cant see my email, and need it let me know.

    Id really like the schedule for your daily or weekly liver routine that you are on. MY liver has been very taxed by sepsis for the past three years. A leak, and the liver keeps cleaning it up, it has has an abscess three an a half years ago when the leak went undetected and well… I thought the fever was a winter flu.

    Anyway, my liver needs a plan… Please share with me
    Diane Loll

  49. and this is regarding my husband not me thank you

  50. I have a bunch of small itchy red spots on my upper thighs thats spreading down my legs I was diagnosed with moderate fatty liver last year and I have had a major decrease in urine for about 6 months and its really dark and has a really bad smell and I have constant pain in my lower right rib and pot belly

    • omg i wondered why i had decreased urine! Its a dribble and i drink 6-8 glasses a day I also cant poop, My face is always itchy and I wake up sweating from breasts up neck and face as well as abd pain. Had ultrasound today now I have to wait for results been suffering for months and Im really scred.


  51. Guðrún Björg Sveinsdóttir

    I have almost all these symptoms.. mold/MCS/drug intolerance plus intolerance to most foods.. i get fever and soaking wet head/neck/headache/stomach gurgling after meals, strange nails.. pass out many times.. etc etc… i am now unable to work from this and i have no diagnosis and normal liver tests.. i recently had a ultrasound that showed Steatosis.. i am slim, dont drink and eat organic and live a clean lifestyle… I suspect my liver is making me more ill than anyone is suspecting?? can i hold down my Liver nr’s with my lifestyle but still be ill? i know i would be wayyy worse if i didnt live like this and most likely dead.. i have had altered brain function for the last 2 yrs and eyesight blurry plus low grade fever .. like hundreds of symptoms including hair/skin and looks very affected. Should i get a liver biopsy?? is it possible my liver is worse off than my nr’s say? i am totally intolerant to alcohol and all toxins now. TY x

    • Get a mold test kit to check the air in your home to rule out mycotoxicity. There could also be mold in your car’s ventilation system or at your workplace. Look up Doctors practiced in environmental medicine.

      • Guðrún Björg Sveinsdóttir

        Thank you, im well versed in all environmental issues and i am not in any mold or other.. i was, but not any more and i left all i had … but not getting any better so i am thinking the liver is a bigger issue than i perhaps know of… but thanks =)

    • Liver numbers only change once damage is far gone. I had jaundice and almost died before they noticed my numbers were very elevated.

      • As you noticed you have a jaundice which medicine did you use to cure it, so please i will like to know the medicine name ..may i know it to Mr Dennis thanks

      • What treatment are you receiving for the liver damage? I had the same thing happen and 7 months after I quit drinking I still have terrible digestive upsets with anything I eat. Do you have these also?

    • I can totally relate to your post Guorun. I too live a very healthy lifestyle – organic veg and meats, very low carb, no alcohol, plenty of rest…yet I am constantly poisoned by food and many things I come into contact with. The only things that feel ok are chicken and vegetables. I struggle most days with dull persistent liver pain, skin issues, occasional sleep issues, major digestive troubles, fatigue, brain fog….. My brother was diagnosed with an agressive genetic form of NASH (because he also doesn’t drink and eats healthy yet his doc says hes is only several stages away from cirrhosis) and I believe that my liver must be damaged although my liver enzymes show up within normal range. The only thing that makes life a little easier is eating very little and avoiding toxins (I feel best when I do) I also think if I didn’t live this clean I would probably be dead. It has been such a disheartening path to make really good choices yet loose out on so many things i envisioned for myself in life and it has been very isolating to be in this position. The most frustrating of all is because it doesn’t show up on test or ultrasound I am left with no diagnosis. I hope to convince some doc to give me a CT scan and biopsy. It would just give me peace of mind to know what I’m up against.

      • Dear Gina,

        Digestive problems such as small bacterial intestinal overgrowth are a major cause of liver problems and the symptoms you have mentioned. There is a lot of info about that in our book ‘Healing Autoimmune Disease’.

        Kind Regards,

        • Thanks so much for the info Jessah.

          SIBO has definitely been on my list of things to get tested. I have treated myself naturally (i am an acupuncturist and trained in supplements/herbs) as if I had it for about 3 weeks(which I realize is not long enough) just to see and really got extra strict with my already strict diet. The bubbling in my intestines got better but still had many other symptoms. I suspected it may stress the liver but did not realize it could be a major cause of liver problems. The liver pain has been on and off since I was a child.

          I will check out the book.

          • You’re very welcome Gina, happy to help.
            Let us know how you get on.

            Kind Regards,

          • Can you explain bubbling in your intestines? What caused this? I have been getting that feeling lately and could n’t explain it to anyone.

          • Dear Kristina,


            This is not a very distinct symptom.

            It has only been occurring lately and we wonder what may have changed.

            Have you had antibiotics, changes to diet, dental work or something else that I haven’t thought of.

            Do you have any other symptoms that may be associated with this?

            Kind Regards,

    • “A street or a square or a neighborhood that attracts people, that exerts an indefinable magnetism or charisma over generations, should be preserved even if no one can figure out what the attraction consists of.”I agree. I can’t believe they tore down something as rare and unique as Kowloon. I always fear modernizing ruining great, timeless pieces of land. Even in my own hometown with Wrigley Field. There’s no feeling quite like it in the game of baseball. It needs renovation but should be highly prveersed.Also, I love that last quote about reality simply being made more surreal by way of seeing.

  52. I had my gallbladder removed in October 2013. The doctor kept me in for an extra 3 days giving me potassium, but said it happens all the time. Since the surgery I have gained 50 lbs in my abdomen only, vomit 80% of anything I eat, have constant swelling of my legs and feet, migraines, facial flushing, and become easily exhausted. On advice of the nurses in General Daycare where I have been going for hydration since Dec 2013 (I vomit so much I am constantly dehydrated) I went and got my hospital records. The reports show that the dr tore my gallbladder upon removal and bile leaked into the stomach cavity. When I called her office (2 mos after the surgery) she refused to see me again without a referral. I got the referral and she sent a training dr to take down any questions and wasn’t going to see me at all! I demanded to see her and she came in and said that it happens in almost every surgery. The same month (Feb 2014) I had a picc line in because it was becoming too hard to find veins for hydration. At one point an x-ray showed an 8.4 cm tear on my liver, but once I had an ultrasound to confirm, it mysteriously disappeared? None of the doctors in my town or surrounding area will even look at me since then. So, I now have my 2nd CV tunnelled line in my chest, continue to have weekly hydration, continue to have swelling, facial flushing, difficulty opening my eyes in the morning, and constant vomiting. No one will even do a scope to see how much damage is being done to my esophagus? The last dr that my gp approached replied with, “I’d rather not since there are already too many hands in the pot.” So, in the meantime, I continue to live like this as my family stands beside me wondering how to help or how much time I have.

    • You need to do a liver/gallbladder flush to eliminate gallstones and hepatic stones to allow the liver and gallbladder to function properly.
      I feel sorry that you were never advised that you could fix your problem naturally. I was told to remove my gallbladder as I was having severe gallbladder and liver symptoms. No chance. Found this natural alternative and I am back to normal after many flushes. Good luck.

      • Thanks Dave. It’s been a tough road…tonight again I puked so much that company left before the night was done. No one has ever suggested a live/gallbladder (although I don’t have one anymore!) flush? I will ask my dr about it when I see him on Wednesday. I also have an appointment with a naturopath on Friday…just hope it’s not a waste of money since I haven’t worked in almost 3 yrs. 🙁

        • Hi Heather, I actually reached that stage as well where I would be sick if I ate a cheese sandwich. I was in extremely bad shape and am now 90% better still doing the liver/gallbladder flush. If I was able to fix myself I am confident this will work for you. I had to figure this all out by myself. I have had headaches and brain fog everyday for about 8 years. Pain behind my eyes (liver), Temporal headaches (gallbladder), Shortness of breath (gallbladder), Pain in my right shoulder blade (liver). The liver/gallbladder flush is amazing! I do a slight variation of the hulda clarke liver flush which allows me to do the liver flush everyday and see amazing results passing hundreds of stones everyday. Honestly I would not expect your GP to be aware of the liver flush. Their training is focused on pharmaceutical drugs to help conditions.Also through my own experience, they are not very aware of alternatives to drugs and I assume he will dismiss it. Do not be discouraged if he dismisses it. I would actually expect your naturopath to be aware of this flush. Let me know if you would like me to describe my personal liver flush protocol which I am doing everyday until I pass all my stones. My version you do not need to fast and you do not need to drink olive oil haha.
          Let me know… I know this will fix you. It will take some time but you will feel better everytime you do the flush. Any questions just ask.

          • Hi Dave,
            What you described is what I’m currently experiencing and would love the information on what type of flushes you’re doing. Please pass along the information, as it would be greatly appreciated!

          • Hi Dave. I know this is an older post but I would really appreciate if you could describe your version of liver flush. Thanks

          • Hello 🙂

            I’m a little familiar with the flushes defined/described by Andreas Moritz and Hulda Clark, though I have not read their books. I have researched numerous articles, etc. I would really like to know your method as I would prefer something that sounds gentler even though the process might take longer. Please share :). I would love to get started. Thank you 🙂

          • Hey Dave I would love to know what the liver flush is please.

          • Hi Dave,

            I would also LOVE your daily recipe for the liver/gallbladder flush. To not have to fast nor do the olive oil would be a miracle!!!! I have fatty liver & severe gallstone buildup and major dizzy/lightheadedness on a daily basis that effecting my life in a major way to even function. I could give you my information privately if that’s possible? I believe in the flush and want to be able to flush on a daily basis all the stones until I get this under my grasp with my b-vitamin deficiency from being a strict vegan all my life and no b-vitamins. Thanks

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      • Hi Dave,

        I’ve had my gallbladder removed (due to numerous stones – and paper thin gallbladder) at least a year ago, then had to go back to ER two weeks later due to stones being left inside me and had to have stint placed for awhile. Now I’m feeling upper abdominal discomfort on the right side around where my liver is located. Do you know if this flush would help with these symptoms or have any other suggestions? Thanks!

      • IMHO you’ve got the right anwesr!

    • I don’t normally do this, but I read your post and had to reply. I have been in the medical field for over 30 years. No, it doesn’t make me an expert, but I was diagnosed with several autoimmune diseases, including liver (PBC) and Lupus. This gives me a lot of insight into issues that are difficult to diagnose. I went to dozens of doctors over several years and eventually I DIAGNOSED MYSELF. I found out which tests to take to confirm it!

      Many of your symptoms sound like they may be autoimmune related. Is your facial rash in the shape of a butterfly? This can be a sign of Lupus. The rash is very specific to the disease. So much that it can determine a diagnosis. I

      would STRONGLY suggest delaying the liver cleanse until you have a diagnosis. You may experience severe liver damage if it is not appropriate for your condition. I am a firm believer of holistic medicine. However, I think it is very important to know what is wrong with you before you apply naturopathic treatments.

      If I were in your shoes, I would find a Rheumatologist ASAP. (and a gastroenterologist) A reumatologist will help you determine if your immune system is involved.

      If you can’t find a doctor in your area, drive however far you need to. You do NOT have to feel this way. You must take your health care into your own hands. (Also, while you are in the process of finding an allopathic doctor, I would go to an acupuncturist. If you do some research, you will find that it is very effective for chronic illnesses. I don’t know how I would survive without it).

      I didn’t write to you to advertise my blog, but you might want to read this:


      It is a guide to surviving chronic illness. I hope it will inspire you to take the bull by the horns and get better!

      Best regards,


      • Thanks for the note Natalie….I did go to the Naturopath/Acupuncturist that said the machine she uses shows a very low functioning liver. (30 when it should read 100+?) The acupuncture did help with the vomiting/nausea quite a lot, but she also tried to align my back (I have harrington rods, not sure if I mentioned that?) and the tear (MRI in January shows a tear(s) in my hip) was severely aggravated and as a result I haven’t seen too much change. I haven’t felt well enough to eat much. As for the rash, yes it does look like a butterfly, but can also be on my chin when it is really red. When I saw the dr that removed my gallstones about 2 yrs ago he had me tested for Lupus, but the blood work came back negative. Since having written my post my blood work shows low calcium, potassium, albumin and zinc. But, I don’t have access to all my blood work and didn’t even know about the zinc one until my doctor told me. For some reason they don’t let me see all my results? I won’t be trying the flush. Thank you for your input, I really appreciate it. It can be a very lonely road somedays.

        • Sally_Valleigh

          Testing for Lupus isn’t enough. Autoimmune Diseases mimic one another. Your DO or MD could test you for every antibody. Here’s why: I had Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, but I was in the ten percent of people who tested postive to a different antibody than the other ninety percent who have the disease. I have been diagnosed with PCB Primary Billiary Cholangitis (Cirrhosis is the older designation), complete with biopsy results that support the diagnosis, but I test negative to the antibodies most often connected to this disease. Also, retest for Lupus, you may have had a false negative.

  53. Hi all,

    Approx 12 months ago I noticed an unusual pain in my upper right abdomen that radiates through to my back……I abused my body for a couple of years with some pretty intense alcohol intake due to stresses of life (won’t go into the detail) I decided to quit alcohol and subsequently the pains faded and all seemed fine, I then decided to start treating myself to a few strong drink a night after work….the symptoms of pain in the abdomen and my back came back but we’re very intermittent…I decided to visit my GP and explained my issues and concerns. I was sent for an ultrasound scan to see if I had a fatty liver (results fine) blood tests (results fine) endoscopy (results fine) chest X-ray as I had intemittent breathing issues (results fine)…..anyway I continued to drink significant amounts and noticed my stools were starting to appear loose on occasions with literally no smell to them and they were more yellow than brown…..I also on rare occasions noticed fresh blood after going to the toilet (very rare) in the last 3 months I’ve noticed I have a constant nausea feeling but haven’t actually vommitted once…..obviously due to my stools and the nausea and blood in stools I decided to visit my gp and explain my symptoms. He did another round of blood test (again fine) he’s then prescribed me with lansprozole which certainly helps with the nausea. I decided to quit alcohol and haven’t touched a drop in over 3months and I intend to abstain for life. About a month after quitting alcohol I’ve noticed my stools seem far more normal and definately smell more normal (sorry for the detail) I haven’t noticed any further blood either. I do still feel mild discomfort in my abdomen and on occasions in my back but it’s not permanent….I also seem to get itchy skin but again this is very rare…another symptom is my face feels hot internally but the skin on the outside looks and feels fine…..I’ve noticed my blood pressure has been a little up and down but nothing to be overly concerned about….anyway because of the pains etc I decided I needed to visit my GP again he did another rounds of bloods and this time they’ve come back with slightly elevated enzymes (his words are he wasn’t concerned as it was only slightly over normal) anyway I explained my stool issues prior to quitting alcohol and he’s asked to see me again in the new year, this is after I’ve had more bloods and provided him with stool samples.

    I know there is a lot of experience and people that are going through similar issues and wondered if you think I’ve got a serious liver issue or have I hopefully abstained just in time….it’s really worrying me and I’m also concerned my weight is contributing to my issues. My GP has advised I cut down on fats and eat more healthy to try and lose weight and continue to abstain from alcohol. He did say he wasn’t worried but should I be??

    Thanks in advance

  54. I was told that by a liver specialist at the hospital. My appetite came back and I get hungry all the time now.

  55. Hello! I have been drinking heavily for over 10 years. I’ve was hospitalized 2 weeks ago for 4 days. I was detoxed and the doctor told me I have jaundice , acute acalculous cholecystitis , fatty liver , anemia macrocyclic , alcoholic liver disease. I was told to stop drinking. I stopped drinking totally. I’m taking methyiprednisolone daily as prescribed with a b1 vitamin. Can my liver damage be reversed? When I eat or stand a lot. I will feel sharp pain and cramping under my right side lower rib cage. I would need to sit or lay down and it will get better but come back. How can I make this situation better?? Please help! Thank you!

  56. Peggy Lynn Sallows

    I have NASH with a MELD score of 9 it was 7 a couple of months ago. I have Myasthenia Gravis too. Both diagnosed after 4 years of Tamoxifen. I fit all the criteria not to take it but didn’t realize it until a lot of research done on my own. My liver numbers were high but my old doctors woulf just hush me. Little did I know he knew about the cirrhosis 10 months before I did, he retired and some poor Dr had to give me the bad news. I rarely drank in my early years due to big Irish family that loved the hard stuff. My father, uncle and grandfather died from bradycardia, not alcoholIsm I have had MG for 6 years and has caused a lot of problems but recently had Plasma Parhesis and finally after years of IVIG every 18 days for three days in a row I feel like a human.
    I am hoping you will say that I can lower my MELD score. I lost 10 lbs very quickly for a total of 92 lb loss MG meds make me ill. I am forcing myself to eat three times a day. Trying to stick to no salt, no packaged, processed or canned food except tuna, I’m 5’6″ and at one time weighed 232 after Breast Cancer down to 135-140. The goal is 129 but I feel better at about 150, years ago I weighed between 105 and 128. I feel weak going any lower.
    Give me hope my bilirubin is 3.3. I just had a major UTI, which throws me in a downward spiral and a is continuing weak spot. I contribute it to a hospital stay for PP, diarrhea and unable to shower properly even though I was careful trying to stay clean, nothing like a removable showerhead to get really clean. I no longer have diabetes 2005-2015, insulin free now, I take .50mg of beta blocker on my tongue for portal hyper tension, no bleedouts, sometimes low platelets count but always work it back up, have rosacea, at times really bad and it is inside my eye lids. Right now wearing a halter for my heart, I have bradycardia, probably due to beta blocker (high 30’s- 51 or so) beta blocker will be taken away but I have portal hypertension. Give me something positive. I want 10 more years, I have a son and married 40 years. My son is in married and the love of my life. My husband has always been there for me and I want to be here with him. Please give some hope and thank you for answering.(One neurologist wanted to give 2 good years and let me go as in die) I’m not ready, as a BC survivor, I am a fighter and warrior. I will never give up just want more quality time and I believe the answer will be in the food I eat. I’m not allowed supplements or vitamins. Thank you again. Peggy

    • Peggy Lynn Sallows

      Oh and I love my husband more than I can ever express. He’s had three small tias from stress, nothing shows on MRI’s. I’ve stopped telling him things so he won’t worry.

  57. I have fatty liver..and lesion on liver.. abdominal pain, that goes to the back shoulder blade.. I’m nauseated.. upper abdomen pain.. itchy skin.. chest pain..swelling in legs..sometimes it fills like food gets stuck when swollowing have chest pain when this happens.. Sudden urges to go to the bathroom, especially after eating stomach cramps..here are some symtoms I am having

  58. I have recently gone back to the doctors, after about 6 months worth of testing on my stomach and gallbladder, the tests have showed polyps on my gallbladder and severe gastritis. Six months I have not been able to eat very much at all, I have lost 35 lbs and still losing. My recent trip to the doc she found lumps under my skin all over the top of my gallbladder and liver, now she wants me to go back and see my surgeon. She seems to think I might have a fatty liver, which she said just because I weigh 100lbs now I can still have a fatty liver, which is fine but can someone tell me what all the lumps are from, and does the problem with my liver have anything to do with me not being able to eat because it hurts too much?

    • Hello Shelly,
      The lumps over your liver and gallbladder may be lipomas (fat deposits). Severe gastritis is often associated with gluten and dairy intolerance so please remove both from your diet and if gastritis still occurs please use Gaviscon for relief. An ultrasound is best to determine if fatty liver is present and may also be able to determine if the lumps are lipomas.

      • Yes, I was thinking it might be lipomas. I’ve had 3 ultrasounds done and it only showed my pancreas and spleen were a little swollen and my liver a little too but nothing else on my liver, just polyps on my gallbladder. The pressure I’m getting under my ribcage is getting to be a bit unbearable. any thoughts on how to relieve that pain?

      • I go to see my surgeon on the 20th and for some reason that seems like a lifetime away. But I know he will want to do another ultrasound

  59. Hi. i’m 29 Male.

    i am a little obese . body weight .. height 5’11 and weight 91kgs.

    i don’t have insurance right now.

    i was having some pain on upper right abdomen area just below the rib cage. last month i had a blood test and i was having bilirubin count high (total :1.9, direct : 1.2) . Total Cholesterol was only 152 ..

    i changed my diet to include more oats, vegetables and fruits in my diet and now i don’t have much pain in the upper right abdomen area.. i’m playing football for last one month to have some workout. recently i’m having few red spots on skin (like spider angioma) and some itching on skin. eyes are slightly reddish …

    i’m worrying if i have a liver cancer..

    • Castor oil packs have been used to even reverse cirrhosis of the liver. Even at old age – my best friend”s mom’s cirrhosis was healed at age 80! just recently. I dissolved a tumor, the size of a golf ball as a result of tying my fallopian tubes, in only 5 days (thats EXTERNAL castor oil on the site). http://www.edgarcayce.org/are/holistic_health/data/prcirr3a.html
      Castor oil has many uses as an abdominal pack, cleanses liver, pancreas, galbladder, apendix, spleen, kidneys, uterus, intestines, and lymph nodes in the intestines where bacteria accumulate and cause ulcers, crohns disease, etc.

      I get mine organic at baar.com
      how to do it:

      hope this helps

  60. I have high ALT and AST numbers. I have had chemo in the past so I did a liver cleanse recently. I haven’t had another blood test yet to see if they dropped. My tongue is giving me fits! The whole right side is bumps and ulcers, painful. My ENT doctor is at a loss because he biopsied it and it is not cancer. I use a mouth guard to make sure I’m not chewing on it. Do you think the tongue problems are related to the liver disease? What should I do?

    • Peggy Lynn Sallows

      Sounds like you have yeast. It took me forever to get rid of it. It ate away at my tongue on one side. can you eat yoghurt? Stay away from the ones that are high protein if you have liver trouble. I hope it works. I would putt it everywhere. I would spread it across my c-section scar and it really helped. Try plain for your body and any kind you like 1/2 cup of regular flavored, peach, strawberry, lemon, lime, a day, stay away from sugar free (no aspartame for me) and just slowly work at it, let it sit on your tongue for a few seconds if you can before swallowing it. I would stick in the freezer for 15 minutes to get it crispy.Frozen yoghurt removes the healing properties so no cheating . Good luck

  61. 3 or 4 months ago I had a sonogram for a non-liver problem and the technician suggested I do some follow-up on the liver as she discovered what she thought might me a liver problem. I got a CT scan and a MRI. The Dr. tells me I have several 2+ cm size spots on my liver. Cancer has been ruled out but the Dr. has not given me any idea as to what the problem might be. The “plan” is to get MRI every 6 months to monitor the spots.

    My sister has HTT, and I understand there is a 50% chance that I might have it as well. Can HTT cause spots on the liver?

    I am in my mid-60’s over the last 5 years I have had significant weight gain and have been taking medications for depression and anxiety.

    Any comments you care to offer will be appreciated!

  62. I have been having problems swallowing, acid reflux, swollen sore stomach. Yesterday had an ultrasound and found 3 spots on liver, one is 2 cm. My family doctor doesn’t seem to think the throat and stomach problems are related. And kind of poo posed my concerns. What are your thoughts. Though he has ordered a ct scan.

    • Hi Lori
      Liver problems very frequently go hand in hand with digestive problems. It’s important to have the CT scan and find out exactly what the spots on your liver are.
      To address your digestive problems, most people find that a gluten, dairy and sugar free low carbohydrate diet helps significantly. Glutamine powder would be very soothing for you.

  63. My dad is a heavy drinker and has been for years now around 10years ago he was vomiting blood and had ripped the linning on his stomach he was told then if he carried on drinking that much he would be dead in 2years. After this he cut down but then started again and now it’s really heavy again he has terrible back pain and yellow rings around his eyes. Do you think his liver is probably to far gone? I have tried to tell him that he looks yellow but he won’t seek medical help.

  64. Hi, I’m 34 years old and just had a 2 month binder that ended because of sharp liver pain as well as the few times I tried to stop during that period I could not sleep and drinking was the only thing that made it better. I’ became super scared on Monday this week when I had the extreme pain and excessive sweating. I am trying to get to a doctor asap but not having insurance and broke at this time am a week from being able to afford to go. How serious could this be and should I go to the emergency room?

    • Not drinking and continuing to not drink is the most important thing. How much damage has occurred to your liver depends on how long you’ve been drinking and your overall state of health. Please see a doctor as soon as possible for a liver function test. AA meetings do not cost any money.

  65. Agness c mulenga

    my mother has got a liver problem, she experiences joint pains and getting swollen on the face. please advise Doc.

  66. Hi, My Father has Liver Cirrhosis, and doc said there is no medicine for this, Is it True? and also they said he should not drink lots of water. Per day he can drink including everything like juice, water and other 2 ltr per day. He is having Jaundice and if he drinks lots of water then his urine would be slight yellow. Please suggest us not to drink water too much?

  67. I was in the hospital recently because I was vomiting blood. The found a bleeding ulcer and “a few small varices” on my esophagus. The GI specialist were very informative but the liver specialist were vague. I had prob 15 blood samples taken, do not know the results of them and the LS I talked to the day I was released almost ordered them again so I don’t think he had read much in my chart. He told me to lose weight, eliminate fatty foods and alcohol and that I may live another 10 years. Is this a normal thing to say to a patient? I am not sure if he wanted to put the fear of God in me but I have followed the instruction…lost weight…and have an appointment coming up that I have a lot of anxiety over. I don’t feel like I am going to die. I have no idea if I have chirosis even. I must if he made that statement though. I just am not sure if I need to seek out a different group of liver specialists.

  68. Margaret, I have all the above symptoms and it seems to be getting worse. I scheduled an appointment for 1 week from today. If it gets worse I will go to the er. Just looking for any advise on how deadly it is if I put off or if there is any way to wait it out with taking things like milk thistle and other things that help the liver. I used to drink everyday and have since stopped as I cannot handle it anymore. Thanks for your time

    • One extra week probably won’t make much difference, but as you said, if you feel worse please head straight to a doctor.
      Feel free to write again once you have obtained a diagnosis on the current state of your liver.

  69. Hello,
    I just have a few questions and my doc refuses to answer them so here it goes.
    I am 30 and just start to have bad pain on my right side below my rib cage and when I lay down I feel like there is something there, I also looked at all the systems and I have 11 out of all of them…I guess my question is how do I go about getting my doc to understand what I am saying

    • Thank you for your comment. At the very least, your doctor should order a liver function test for you. It’s a simple blood test but it’s a good start.
      It’s important to get a diagnosis, but you can start to follow the recommendations on our website in order to help yourself.

  70. Hello, can I have several symptoms – liver spots, nausea, spots on the right side of tongue, abdominal pain (also I have IBS and histamine intolerance) and flushing feeling all over the body? I am taking warfarin for 5 years and have always higher bilirubin than normal (even my doctors dont know why)

    • Yes they are all possible symptoms of a liver problem. It’s important to try and resolve your digestive problems, as digestive dysfunction can contribute to a liver problem.

      • That makes sense. But I discontinue to take Warfarin (my tongue healed in 2-3 days) – I take now Clexane, I started to treat IBS with probiotics and histamine intolerance with the diet. After 2 weeks spots on my tongue started to appear and getting bigger. What do I do wrong? I eat healthy, drink water, taking B-vitamins, C-vit., probiotics, Magnesium and it doesnt help clearly with the liver. How can I control my bilirubin levels? Thank you.

        • Sometimes elevated bilirubin is caused by Gilbert’s syndrome. Ask your doctor for a test for that.
          An appropriate diet for you would be one that excludes grains, dairy products and sugar. You may have additional food sensitivities.

          • I did make test for Gilberts, its negative. I do have mechanical aortal valve (thats why I am on anticoagulants), so my doctors though it could be because of that. In fact I am eating grains and sugar, since I am on low histamine diet that is what I can eat. So the food can make a difference in bilirubin levels? I just knew that I need to avoid alcohol, dairy products and drink a lot of water, but thats it. Thank you.

  71. Is a bottle of scotch a day likely too cause me problems? I’m 33 been drinking that since I was 18

  72. Hello I’m a 27 year old female social drinker but then not really. I’ve been told that I have an early onset of cirrhosis but all my test for hepatitis and some other test come back normal and negative. I’m extremely anemic I have the sickle cell trait, I’ve had mono in previous years. I’ve had my gallbladder removed in 2013. What could be the cause of my liver? My dad just passed away from complications of cardiac amyloidosis. Could I have liver amyloidosis? What’s wrong with me? I’m only 27

    • Your doctor could give you a test for amyloidosis.
      What did your doctor say is causing the cirrhosis? It could be the alcohol, or it could be autoimmune disease. Your doctor can test you for that.

      • We’re in the process of testing so far the hepatitis test are all negative the muscular test? Enzyme and all are normal. She said it couldn’t be the alcohol couldn’t be it not if I have a couple drinks evert 6 months to a year ( can’t stand the taste of alcohol btw) I hope it’s not amyloidosis that dieases made my father so miserable. What kind of auto immune disorders are there?

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  73. Hello, I have a question…I quit drinking alcohol exactly 1 month ago today!! About the 10th day mark I developed very red blotchy inflamed palms on my hands, 2 days ago on the 4th of July I had to be with family, and did not want the grandchildren to ask me what was wrong with my hands, and since all research I had done was pointed to Cirrhosis, I decided to take ALEVE (even though I read of bleeding risks) 500mg. of ALEVE took the redness and inflammation away in just a couple hours,it has been over 48 hours and my hands still look normal, I can see some blotchy red dots if I look really close, but I am able to wear all my rings again! I feel fine and that is really the only symptom I had. (the first week my liver felt sore when I would lie on my right side) Seems everything has cleared up and see no reason to go to a doctor now!! My question is if ALEVE can remove inflammation and redness, why is it that doctors do not know of this cure?…do you thinks it could have been an accumulation of toxins in my hands? By the way I am 55 y.o. female, and normal weight and height….THANKS

    • Congratulations on stopping drinking.
      Aleve is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, so it can reduce redness and swelling.
      It would be a good idea to see your doctor and have a liver function test to check on the health of your liver.

    • Cheryl,

      Aleve is not a cure.. it might be a reliever of symptoms, but the problem hasn’t gone away. The ingredients in Aleve are not good for the liver. So while your symptoms are gone, you are causing more problems for the liver.

      Take Margaret’s advice and see your doctor.

  74. Hi
    I’ve been a hard drinker, for 40 years….for days sometime. The craving gets to me. But, the sweats on my face and body…it wipes me out. No, energy, sleep terrible, cry a lot. I know I’ve got to quit this…or it will kill me. Could it be my pancreous too? Sorry for the spelling..
    Need help…

    Very tired

  75. I have seen 3 gastro doctors and they all tell me the same thing. I have first stage of non-alcoholic liver cirrhosis. When I ask them what kind of diet I need or what can I do to help my liver, they have all told me that I can eat anything I want. No medication or anything to help me. I have been taking milk thistle and it seems to help, but now I am taking Dr. Cabots Livatone Plus. I am going for some lab work this morning. I did have a sonogram on Thursday, but the girl pressed down my right side so hard that I was in pain for days. Is this normal because the last sonogram I had was not as painful. Will wait for results.

    • Yes a sonogram can be painful for someone with a fatty liver or cirrhosis.
      A diet to help your liver would exclude sugar, gluten, alcohol and dairy products. The diet in Dr Cabot’s book Fatty Liver: You Can Reverse It is appropriate for you, since many people with a fatty liver go on to develop cirrhosis.

  76. Great information; i’m taking notes.

  77. Hello, I show many of the signs of liver disease but have never smoked and don’t drink alcohol. I don’t take prescription or over-the-counter medicines either, am not overweight and don’t eat a lot of fat. My most noticeable symptoms are foggy brain and very poor memory, pain and discomfort on my right side, big brown spots on my face, flushed cheeks and cramping in my feet. Could gluten be causing all this?

    • Yes it’s possible gluten can be causing these symptoms. You may have other food sensitivities too.
      Your symptoms indicate you probably have a leaky gut and magnesium deficiency.

    • Have the doctor check your ferritin levels, total iron binding capacity and% saturation. Your symptoms are similar to those in people with iron overload caused by hereditary hemochromatosis.

  78. Found out this past year that my liver is damaged. I am having terrible headaches at least twice a week and feel like I’m just harming myself further with all the OTC meds I’m taking to treat them! Any ideas on what I can do to help my headaches while not harming my liver any further?? Thank u!!

  79. what a sobering look at my life. I have had a problem with insomnia for the past 5 years. The doctors that I have seen have been utterly useless and the medications that I have tried are even worse. I have tried soooooooooo many things but the only thing that I have found that works is tylenol pm. Of course my body has built a tolerance to it and I would even dare say that I have somehow become addicted to it in a way. Every night I take 6 at a time, multiple times until bed. It has been this way for many years. I was just online looking up excessive sweating and sensitivity to heat. This article has pretty much nailed it to a T. The only questions are… is it irreversible? and how the hell do I kick this habit and find sleep?

    • Beth you need to ask your doctor for a blood test and an ultrasound to check the health of your liver. We won’t know if it’s reversible unless we know the specific state of your liver at the moment.
      Melatonin, magnesium, meditation, yoga, massage and counselling may all help to reduce the severity of insomnia.

  80. I have had elevated ALT and SALT and now I have theses rashes which I must say is scary. I was told after an ultrasound that my liver is fine. I now have a high S Globulin, low Mcv, a high RDW and a low neutrophils. I don’t understand if it’s liver or not but I sure do not feel well.

  81. What a great article, I have suffered from many of the symptoms mentioned for too long. I don’t get much help from Drs so I’ve had to do a lot of research myself. Infact I have so many of the symptoms I’m starting to worry just how bad my liver is as I’ve often read that symptoms only occur when damaged is advanced. I’ve completely stopped drinking and eating and juicing lots of good veg and food. I suppose all I can do is wait and see if the symptoms subside. I’m scarred.

    • HI Bronwyn, You can get an ultra sound to view if there is any fatty infiltration, that will give you an idea of where you are at with your Liver Health. However its best to start living a lifestyle of health and live a predominantly “naturopathic” lifestyle.. following the protocol in the book titled “Fatty Liver – You Can Reverse It” will be your best guide. Eating no sugar and grains. Going off all alcohol and Starting your day on warm filtered lemon water. Waiting 30 mins before you have a green juice… start your day that way every day- if you dont have time to juice every day, then you must find the time to drink the water every day. The basics of supplementation id recommend you start with is Liva Tone Plus 1 x twice weekly for one week, then increase to 2 x twice weekly ongoing.

      You will be feeling much better with just these few minor changes, then once you get the book and see all the tips recipes and health protocol you are to follow you will be able to make major improvements to your health.

      Thanks for contacting us- glad you find the site informative.

      All the best in health

  82. Morning, After reading the article above it made sense to me why I feel how I feel and why every other blood tests show a problem with my liver function. I have fibromyalgia but trying to get my Dr to do further tests in connection with my liver function is hard work I also have a lof of the other symptons. I had my gallbladder removed because of gallstones but I am still getting the pain in and around the same area and round my back. Any tips as to how to get my GP to investigate further. Many thanks Wendy

    • Hi Wendy,

      Thankyou for contacting us.
      Yes- it is very common to continue to get those Gallbladder pains- even after having it removed. It will probably do you well to read one of the Docs latest books titled “How to save your gallbladder Naturally- and what to do if you have already lost it” You will need to stick to the protocol within that book. Did you get an abdominal Ultra sound and HIDA scan done to see if your bile is sludgy. To be honest you may not even need to get the tests done- just live a life full of Apple Cider Vinegar, use the Docs digestive enzymes, Liva Tone Plus- and follow the life style in that book. You will be feeling a lot better in no time. 1 x tsp of Collagen powder daily will also assist. Keep in touch and let us know how you get on Wendy. Email me at kyliem@cabothealth.com.au All the best in health Wendy Kylie McCarthy Nutritionist

  83. HI Dr Love, thank-you for your email, i am sure that we will be able to help you a lot.
    Please re-email me at kyliem@cabothealth.com.au

  84. Thanx for this info. Ive had HCV since 84. There isnt time for me to explain my lack of insurance or medical help Ive received but please know I have gotten more help from the info online then anywhere else. That said please tell me if what I think is happening to my body sounds likely:
    I have to take alot of psyche meds for my bipolar. That floods my sick liver with an overload, so the toxins my liver cant handle are put through my kidneys. My kidneys panic and react like Im poisoned and hang onto every bit of water. This is why I blow up with water and cant really pee until the meds are diluted. Also because my liver is not processing sugar into glucose, my body doesnt have enough glucose in my bloodstream to give me energy. This is why Im exhausted and have an insatiable crave for sugar. Eating mass quantities of sugar floods my liver with toxins blowing up veins all over my legs because the veins in my liver are overloaded.

    • I came here to find info for my husband’s ailments but this post about bi-polar medication has hit a nerve. My psychiatrist knows that I’m not comfortable with taking medication, but is working with me to provide the best quality of life on the least amt of meds. I’m starting to come to terms, that I may need to always take medication, and I’m worried about what it is doing to me. The whole point of taking care of myself is so I can live an ongoing healthy life. I’ve been suicidal many times, but I need to keep going for my kids- I don’t want to jeopardize my health for treatment- where is the balance?

      • Hi Dawn,

        Well thank you for sharing yourself with us. Some times it is a necessary truth that we need to take prescription medication to balance ourselves on various levels. It seems you are under the guidance of a good psychiatrist, so the best advice i can offer you is to support your liver. Your liver will be processing and eliminating all of the toxins out of your body- and this now includes pharma meds. Please ensure you take Liva Tone Plus. Start with 1 x twice daily, then after a month, increase to 2 x twice daily on going. Id also recommend cutting out Gluten from your diet and including plenty of Raw Juices- GREEN juices. A clean and green diet DOES change your mind set. a TOTAL elimination of gluten containing products and strong Omega 3 oils will also assist. If you have any further questions, please contact Kylie at kyliem@cabothealth.com.au

        • Hi Dawn. Please consider going gluten free for 3 months trial. Many of your symptoms will lessen and you will realize gluten is hurting your whole body. This difference in me after -18 months, is phenomenal. Changed my 6 yr old dog too and he’s a puppy again. No wheat, oats, barley. Corn or rice. Change to almond milk. No A, B, C’s. Ale, bread, cereal products. Not going to wish you good luck because I know what’s going to happen.

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