PCOS & Fatty Liver

by Ellie

Hi Misty,

I am a 34 year old female that has been overweight most of my life. There was one stint in my early 20's when I did W.W. and lost a lot of weight. Once I hit my goal I let myself get back to hold habits. Mostly because I was just plain old hungry! Fast forward to my early 30's. My husband and I were trying to get pregnet when I was diagnosed with PCOS. My doctor did not explain what this meant or even what I needed to do naturally to change/treat this. I was placed on Metformin and fertility drugs. Im thankful on the one hand because I have my beautiful son but on the other I didnt realize that this condition goes as deep as it does (balding, irritability, moodswings, weight gain) all things that I suffer with.

Just recently I went back to my doctor as we are trying to have another child and I was told that my liver enzymes are elevated. This is due to a condition called fatty liver, an ultrasound was done to confirm this. I was specifically told that I need to make sure I am eating a low fat diet to lose the weight and lower the amount of fatty tissue around my liver. However this just isnt making sense to me. I ALREADY EAT LOW FAT EVERYTHING. I dont eat red meat only ground turkey. We eat wheat pasta, low fat cheeses, low fat dressing, low fat you name it.

I was doing research on your page for PCOS and you recommend Phase 1 Restricted diet for PCOS. My question is will eating full fat foods harm my already fatty liver? Any advice is great.

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Oct 08, 2014
PCOS and Fatty Liver
by: Misty

Hello Ellie

I too am sorry you didn't find my site until now.

However, don't fret! You can certainly change the situation you are in.

Unfortunately, your physician likely has no nutrition education.

It is well known that a fatty liver is not caused by naturally derived saturated fat rather, it's an issue of processed carbohydrates and of course, your insulin resistance.

A low fat diet will not help this issue and in fact, your incorporation of a low fat diet with the addition of wheat pasta will only make things worse.

Follow the recommendations as per my PCOS page and do be sure to supplement with milk thistle and plenty of lemon water to clear that fat.

Get yourself on magnesium malate at .5 grams per 1 pound of body weight and if you can, a fermented cod liver oil and probiotics.

PCOS has a bacterial component. This is why I recommend probiotics.

In health!
Misty

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