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Re: Question for thanbey autoimmune hepatitus

Re: Question for thanbey autoimmune hepatitus

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Posted by Sunshine S. on December 17, 2000 at 10:49:48:

In Reply to: Re: Question for thanbey autoimmune hepatitus posted by Melissa on December 10, 2000 at 11:48:53:

: You said: My enzymes are stable now but it's controlled with medications and better diet.

: Did you do anything with diet other than cutting out artificial sweeteners? I have had autoimmune hepatitus for 10+ years and am under control... but have never been told to look at my diet as a way to control the disease. Do you have any suggestions? I am currently on prednisone only (because I am breastfeeding) but am usually on imuran only. Thanks -
: Melissa
Hi Melissa, it would be nice to talk with you about AIH since I don't know anyone else who's got it. While I was trying to get my enzymes lower [trying to eat more healthy] my research ont the web turned up and I bought Dr. Sandra Cabots' book, The liver cleansing diet, she is a specialist and her advice is to eat foods without alot of chemicals and additives in them. Her book is full of information and recipies . I buy organic breads and bagels and eat fresh fruits and vegetables. I still eat regular foods but I read the labels carefully, and try to get better quality foods. One of the things she said really had an impact on me: in her research most of the women who got AIH ate junk food, chips, pop, etc. That was me! Also found out diet foods low-cal cookies and candy are filled with chemicals and additives (because real quality foods don't need those) they are just as bad. I am on 100mg Imuran and 5mgPrednisone per day. I have moderate liver damage and my doctor says it is regenerating. Having AIH scares me a little because the future is uncertain, and now I have to depend on medication . Do you have liver problems? Eating a better diet is helpful for AIH and our immune systems I don't think that alone will control it, but for me it was a drastic improvement.

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