A High-Carb, Low-Fat Diet Will Harm Your ‘Fatty Liver’

Filed under: Low-carb side effects — @ April 13, 2007

A “fatty liver” like this not caused by fat, but rather carb intake

I just love bringing up common myths about livin’ la vida low-carb and shooting them down with the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. If we are ever going to convince people that this way of eating is indeed the healthy nutritional approach that we claim it is, then educating them over and over again with solid evidence until it finally sinks in should be our life’s mission. It’s my distinct pleasure to do just that on a daily basis!

Such is the case today with an issue I’ve never really addressed before in the more than 1700 blog posts I have written over the past two years. But a recent e-mail from a reader has given me the perfect opportunity to address this issue directly and provide some useful information for you, a friend, or family member who may have similar concerns.

Here’s what my reader wrote to me in her e-mail:

I am concerned about my “fatty liver” problem. I’ve contacted several people about this, but I haven’t gotten a response. Can you help me? My doctor tells me it’s not a big deal, but my liver function tests keep coming back elevated. Of course, his recommendation is for me to go on a low-fat diet. Now I’m very confused. I do best on the low-carb lifestyle, but I’m scared that I will damage my liver eating this way. With all the people you know, has anyone ever talked about a “fatty liver” being a side effect of low-carbing?

The dreaded “fatty liver” issue certainly deserves some quality space and I’m happy to share what I know about this very serious medical condition. Learn more about this very misunderstood ailment and get the facts about why a low-carb diet is ideal for people suffering with a “fatty liver” by clicking here.


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