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Old 02-26-2017, 16:57   #1
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After viewing an ad that was on a Diabetes Forum newsletter I received regarding a product called Active-PK by LCR Health I became interested in this whole AMPK activation and deep fat thing. Is there anything to this? I can find very few (actually, none) independent clinical reviews, which makes me think it is possibly a scam. That doesn't necessarily mean that AMPK activation itself is bogus, but maybe just this company's claims and implementation are.
Since I just recently successfully underwent treatment for Hepatitis C using SOVALDI (sofosbuvir)-(cured - 0 virus count for more than 24 months!!) I am also concerned about liver health, and a fatty liver is right up there at the top.
I take both insulin (once in the am, once before bed), and Metformin (once in the morning), with A1C=5.2, blood sugar around 84 in the morning and never rising above 100 during the day. I have been following a low-carb medium fat diet now for more than a year with good results. After losing about 40 pounds due to extremely high blood sugar before I realized that something was seriously wrong and was actually diagnosed with diabetes (another conversation about my HMO's monitoring practices) I lost another 40 founds following the diet. I have since gained back about 18 pounds, and would like to lose it again and one of the claims made about this product is incidental weight loss. I am on Dr. Bernstein's regimen, which I have adapted to and learning to cook, intaking no more than max 40 grams carbs per day - I just don't see how I can eat any less!
Any thoughts out there, or sources of studies, etc.?

It won't let me post URL's yet, but the product is:
Active-PK by LCR Health

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Old 02-26-2017, 17:35   #2
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Welcome to the forum Miles

You've done exceptionally well with gaining and maintaining blood sugar control. Good for you for taking your health into your own hands. And congrads for getting the Hepatitis C struck down.

Many here do follow Dr B's protocol. I understand his diet is not super high in fats. And I believe he recommends reducing protein if one wants to loose weight. It's really a tightrope walk when one is close to one's weight goal. For me, its nuts that will cause weight gain. I eat approx. 30g of carbs per day, but will eat more fat percentage wise that you are doing.

I know nothing about AMPK activation, but have read that fatty liver is caused by raised BG from too much carbs ( not from eating fats with low-carb consumption).

We're glad you joined us. Do come ofter, read the threads, and join the conversations here. I'm sure you have a lot to contribute.

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Surgeon told me that if you are overweight and have fatty liver, the fatty liver will go away when you get down into a normal BMI range. It is those who are normal weight who have a fatty liver that have something else going on that is a problem. So, I think you are good to go - you know if you need to lose weight. If you are at normal weight, consider asking your doctor to arrange a test/scan to confirm that your fatty liver is no longer fatty. Some docs won't do this (lack of medical need), but find out what TYPE of scan is appropriate, have doc write it down and find a testing facility in your area. Sometimes peace of mind is worth the cost.

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