Ian WhitcombCondition: Chronic Liver DiseaseDiagnosed Year: 2014Foods I Love:Tarragon Raw Pistachios Ambrosia Apples Red Snapper Guinea hen breast Texan Arbequina Olive OilFoods I Avoid:Alcohol High-fructose Corn Syrup Raw Fish Shellfish Olives Pickles Anchovies Cured Deli Meats All-purpose flour Non-organic Apples Any fast foodMy Recipes & ArticlesDiet for Cirrhosis: My 3-Day Healing Meal Plan for Liver Disease on February 20, 2020Sumac Seared Mahi with Radish and Pepper Slaw on June 22, 2019Turmeric Spiced Chickpea and Artichoke Saute on April 24, 2019Mexican Spiced Sweet Potato Hash on November 6, 2018Morning Ritual Smoothie on October 2, 2015Baked Stone Fruits on September 15, 2015Anthony Bourdain- Inspired Vietnamese Mango Salad on July 22, 2015Almond Crusted Pain Perdu (French Toast) on June 20, 2015Chinese Egg Scallion Mushroom Omelet on June 7, 2015Southwest Bulgur Tabbouleh on June 6, 2015Thai-Style Red Snapper Topped with Turmeric Shallot Ginger on May 22, 2015Naturally Sweetened Cashew Coconut Honey Cookies on May 18, 2015Herb and Mushroom Rice Casserole on May 15, 2015Easy Low-Sugar Cucumber Apple Sorbet on May 2, 2015A Cirrhosis Survivor’s Guide: 9 Indispensable Diet Tips for Healing My Liver on April 25, 2015Layered Greek Vegetable Terrine on April 14, 2015At 30, Cirrhosis Brought Me to the Brink of Death. How I Fought My Way Back to Health on April 13, 2015Quick Veggie Buckwheat Noodle Bowl onChia Seed Yogurt ‘Custard’ on March 9, 2015Easy Savory Italian Quinoa Bites on March 6, 2015Golden Beet Salad with Fennel, Caraway, and Mustard Seeds on March 2, 2015My StoryAs long as I can remember, I wanted to be a restaurateur when I “grew up.” And I did! Not in a traditional sense but as a manager, trainer and sommelier in four-star restaurants throughout North Texas.However, in 2014, my lifestyle caught up with me. My diagnosis of a cirrhotic liver at 30 years-old was devastating. Years of excess alcohol and rich foods had caught up with me. I thought my career and everything I worked to become was gone in a flash. With some time, accepting my new lifestyle has brought me to where I am today. My doctors have decided I am doing so well maintaining my health and liver function that I no longer need to be listed as a donor recipient! Through the grace of God and the gift of healthy foods, I have found myself enjoying taking over a kitchen more than ever and am blessed to be able to give back through my research and experience. The basic renal diet is not simply for those who need to ‘baby’ their liver or kidneys but is a healthy alternative to the standard American diet with a focus on consuming pure foods in a simple preparation. Enjoy good food and you will enjoy good health!