Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Liver and Ammonia?

    [Update 2013-10-14] I traced the ammonia smell to my use of artificial sweetener – talk about "first do no harm"…

Confusion and lethargy may occur if ammonia levels rise in the blood stream (ammonia is a waste product formed from protein metabolism and requires normal liver cells to remove it)
Is this the "weird" feeling I have? Increased ammonia in the blood stream? Because the metabolism of fructose (or other things like Ibuprofen) tax the liver too much, so it can no longer properly clear ammonia from the blood stream?

[Update] Now in the summer months I wake up in the morning a bit sweaty. And smelling slightly of ammonia – doh. So it is the liver that is part of the problem.

It seems like my liver has a problem metabolising protein, so I shall reduce the consumption of meat as well. Let's see what a potato, coconut-fat and coffee diet does for me…

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