According to the World Health Organization there are five main hepatitis viruses, referred to as types A, B, C, D and E. In particular, types B and C lead to chronic disease in hundreds of millions of people and, together, are the most common cause of liver cirrhosis and cancer.
There can be acute hepatitis, an attack that eventually heals, and chronic hepatitis, which causes ongoing liver problems.
In the early stages of hepatitis, symptoms usually include loss of appetite, fatigue, weight loss, fever, nausea, and vomiting. Rashes and pain in the joints can also occur. Within three to ten days, an additional symptom of dark urine may occur, followed by the skin turning yellow (jaundice). In addition, the liver usually becomes enlarged and is tender to the touch. Other symptoms can include mild flu-like symptoms to severe liver failure and brain coma.
The most common cause of hepatitis is a virus that can occur in five potential forms: A, B, C, D, or E. Other causes include excessive alcohol consumption, drug abuse (including pharmaceutical drugs, such as acetaminophen), overexposure to chemicals, and, sometimes, as a reaction to properly prescribed medications.
The World Health Organization states that hepatitis A and E are typically caused by ingestion of contaminated food or water. Hepatitis B, C and D usually occur as a result of parenteral contact with infected body fluids. Common modes of transmission for these viruses include receipt of contaminated blood or blood products, invasive medical procedures using contaminated equipment and for hepatitis B transmission from mother to baby at birth, from family member to child, and also by sexual contact.
In recent years, hepatitis C has been on the increase. It is most frequently caused as a result of blood transfusions. Typically, people with hepatitis C are identified either because they have abnormal liver tests or because of a hepatitis C antibody test. A positive test does not necessarily mean serious liver disease, however. People with hepatitis C may have no liver disease, a mild form of chronic hepatitis, or a more serious form of hepatitis that may progress over a number of years to cirrhosis. The usual indications are a positive antibody test for the hepatitis C virus, abnormal liver tests for more than six to twelve months, and a liver biopsy that shows chronic active hepatitis. Approximately 20% of patients chronically infected with the hepatitis C virus will go on to develop cirrhosis.
Note: Infectious hepatitis can be easily spread two weeks before and one week after jaundice appears. The faeces of people with hepatitis contain the virus. Therefore, very strict toilet hygiene and hand and cloth washing should be observed during this time.
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Hepatitis A: 0.15, 0.87, 5.29, 27.50, 65.29, 95.22, 182.50, 233.45, 420.80, 418.00
Hepatitis B: 0.18 0.87, 5.29, 27.50, 45.56, 95.22, 182.50, 414.55, 420.80, 418.00
Hepatitis C: 0.20, 0.87, 5.29, 27.50, 65.29, 95.22, 182.50, 233.45, 414.55, 421.80
Hepatitis, Chronic: 0.87, 27.50, 45.56, 65.29, 95.22, 182.50, 233.45, 414.55, 420.80, 418.00
Hepatitis, Chronic, Cryptogenic: 0.87, 27.50, 45.56, 65.29, 95.22, 182.50, 233.45, 414.55, 420.80, 418.00
Hepatitis, Viral, Human: 0.15, 0.18, 0.87, 5.29, 27.50, 45.56, 65.29, 95.22, 182.50, 233.45,
As with all diseases this did not happen overnight. The very first thing you must do is see a licensed health professional. Find a list of practitioners in your local area here
Here are some things you can discuss with your practitioner:
- Eliminate Candida: Click here to find out how
- Do the Hydrogen Peroxide Protocol to strengthen the immune system: Click here to find out more
- Drink 3oz of Colloidal Silver, three or four times a day for 60 days www.utopiasilver.com Silver has long been recognized as a powerful natural antibiotic. Colloidal silver is silver that has been removed electronically from its source and then suspended in water. It is used to treat a myriad of diseases.
- Go on a fast to clear your system of toxic waste and/or cleanse
Using a castor oil pack over the liver can relieve pain and congestion in the liver.
Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment. We suggest several at home hydrotherapy treatments. Please seek the advice of your alternative health care practitioner before undergoing these procedures to make sure they are appropriate for you.
*Purified water is essential for any hydrotherapy treatment. Remedies for Treating Chlorinated Bath Water offers clear instructions and recommendations. .
Diet and Supplements
Follow a diet low in protein and high in fresh vegetables to minimize stress on the liver.
Eat small meals throughout the day, and avoid foods such as refined sugars, alcohol, and caffeine, which cause stress on the liver, and be sure to drink plenty of filtered water.
Drinking fresh lemon juice water every morning and evening followed by vegetable juice is also recommended to help liver function.
Easily digested grains, such as millet, buckwheat, and quinoa, are also good food choices. Avoid wheat and gluten (see research section).
It is important to not add further toxicity to your system so also adhere to the following:
- Do not consume any artificial sweeteners, such as Splenda, NutraSweet or Aspartame
- Do not consume high fructose corn syrup or mono-sodium glutamate.
- Do not drink any carbonated beverages.
- Avoid all fast food restaurants.
- Avoid all canned food.
- Eliminate conventional dairy products. The best dairy products are raw, unpasteurised and homogenised dairy from grass fed cows. If this is unavailable, then buy organic dairy.
- Avoid conventional beef. The best beef is organic grass fed beef. The second best is organic meat; this includes beef, veal, lamb, chicken and turkey.
Supplement with vitamin C, beta carotene, liver glandulars, milk thistle extract, vitamin B complex, adrenal glandulars, lipotropic factors, pantothenic acid, free-form amino acids, betaine hydrochloric acid (HCL), multi-enzymes, the bioflavonoid quercetin and evening primrose oil.
Take Alli-C (super powerful antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-parasite garlic capsules). 1 capsule is the equivalent to 40 cloves of garlic.
Take MMS – Miracle Mineral Solution – www.futurehealthtoday.com
As well as the above supplements, also include the following to speed up healing:
- Take Vitamin D3 50,000-100,000 International Units a day nc.vitaminstrength.com for periods of 4 weeks at a time.
- Wholefood supplements are the best way of ensuring your nutritional needs are met.
- Take an Omega 3 supplement:
Cod liver oil
Prescription and non-prescription medication:
What non-prescription and prescription drugs are you taking? Your non-prescription and prescription are partially the reason that you have this illness or disease – you need to get off these medications but do so only under the guidance of a licensed health care practitioner.
We know that when the body is out of balance, energy doesn’t flow, leading blockages and eventually dis-ease. Here are some things you can do to combat stress and restore balance:
- Go to a Dr Morter BEST (Bio-Energetic Synchronisation Technique) Practitioner.
- Sign up for Energetic Re-Balancing: 2 practitioners to consider are:
- Try Hypnotherapy to relax the mind.
As always the fastest most effective way to receive tailored advice to your own situation, you should visit a local licensed practitioner. Find your closest Ayurvedic practitioners here
Here are some remedies that your practitioner may suggest:
Natural home remedy using carom, cumin seeds and rock salt
1. Roast 1 tsp of carom seeds
2. Roast 1 tsp of cumin seeds
3. Crush them to a powder and mix
4. Add a pinch of rock salt
5. Mix well
6. Eat twice a day
Natural home remedy using liquorice powder and honey
1. Take 1 tbsp liquorice powder
2. Add 2 tbsp honey
3. Mix well
4. Eat every day
Garlic purifies blood by eliminating toxins from the body
Chew 1-2 garlic cloves on an empty stomach and include garlic in your everyday meals.
(See Ayurvedic remedies in video section)
Traditional Chinese Medicine
To receive bespoke advice based upon your own situation you should visit a local licensed practitioner. Find your closest Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners
Here are some remedies that your practitioner may suggest:
- The following herbs:
Schizandra to protect the liver.
Scutellaria for its powerful antioxidant properties.
Wolfberry as a liver tonic and detoxifier.
- A series of reflexology and or acupuncture treatments to clear liver blockages.
- Qigong exercises to improve immune function and increase healing energy.
Fennel – Research shows that fennel essential oil protects the liver from toxins.
Geranium – helps discharge toxins from the liver.
Rosemary – a cleanser and liver stimulant.
Chamomile – helps to clear poisons from the liver.
Helichrysum – detoxifies and stimulates the liver.
To ensure positive results, always check that the essential oil is a 100% pure plant distillation and that it comes from a reputable source.
Owing to the principles behind homeopathy (link to full description of what it is) it is essential you see a licensed practitioner to receive your own personalised prescription.
Here are some remedies that your practitioner may suggest:
The liver-cell regenerative properties of herbs such as milk thistle (improves liver function) and licorice (which balances the immune system) can be helpful. Take 1/2 teaspoon of this mixture three times a day. Tumeric (protects against liver damage) combined with milk thistle has also been shown to help alleviate the symptoms of hepatitis B.
Burdock and dandelion are good liver cleansers.
Chanca Piedra has powerful antiviral properties and has been documented to be an aid in treating hepatitis.
Juice Therapy: The following juice combinations can be helpful: beet, carrot, and wheat grass juice; or garlic, burdock, flax, and black currants.
Yoga - The physical postures and breathing exercises comprising the practice of yoga have long been proven by scientific research to promote feelings of relaxation while simultaneously strengthening the body. Research conducted since the 1970s has shown that regular yoga practice not only relieves stress, and stressful emotions such as anxiety and depression, but also improves blood pressure rates and overall cardiovascular health. Yoga is also effective for reducing pain, improving gastrointestinal and respiratory function, detoxifying the body and for improving cognitive function and enhancing sight and hearing.
Note: If you are just beginning to explore yoga, it is recommended that you initially do so under the guidance of a trained yoga instructor who can guide you to become aware of the subtleties involved in each yoga posture as well as the corresponding method of breathing.
Qigong – Is a wonderful form of exercise, breath work and meditation to relieve stress and tension in the body and promote healing. See article section for more information about the art of qigong.
Alternative Professional Care
If your symptoms persist despite the above measures, seek the help of a qualified health professional. The following professional care therapies have all been shown to be useful for treating hepatitis: Magnetic Field Therapy, Naturopathic Medicine, and Oxygen Therapy