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Herbs for the liver work only after the virus has been killed.  They are ineffective as long as the virus is alive.



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all of the same thing can be said for Aloe ,   I prefer that, My A2 F2 status after 30+years has to say something.  I was using this vary heavy before tx.  Going back on it after my EOT test.



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I couldn't disagree more. Glutathione has been shown to be quite helpful in HCV. Studies show that HCV targets glutathione production and depletes availability. It has also been shown that the resulting extreme oxidative stress caused by glutathione depletion is the trigger for fibrogenesis in HCV. If you do some research on glutathione you will find lots of studies showing its benefits for HCV.

Metabolomic studies have shown that HCV alters the glutathione biosynthetic pathway and reduce availability of GSH. Glutathione is essential for cell metabolism - cells die 12 hours after glutathione depletion. The extremely deleterious effects of glutathione depletion in HCV is well established

Further, while it is true that pre-formed glutathione cannot penetrate cell walls to get into the intracellular compartment where it is needed, 80% of ingested N-acetylcysteine is converted into glutathione inside the cells.

This is another one of those metabolites that your body needs, produces, and which HCV depletes. I have taken N-acetylcysteine for four years for GSH replacement and not only am I very healthy but I have reversed my fibrosis staging while still infected. A lot of that has to do with GSH.



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Hi Wayne,

In my opinion, GSH is a waste of money. As you say, it is difficult to absorb. It may be a powerful antioxidant but so what. Viral Loads go up and down and have no relation to liver damage. I first read about GSH in 1995, and there has not been any significant evidence that it is of any use in HCV. Cheers.



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Glutathrone (GSH) I've read through couple published white papers concerning benefits and one "documentary" claiming a reduction of VL from 4mil to 3thousand after two years of TRANSFUSIONS.  Youtube also shows stuff.   Person soliciting info sales pills yet most evidence shows orally doesn't sufficiently enter bloodstream.  Course VL does not indicate HVC damage and No longer sure I can endure until "nucs" come available mid2014 (geno 1a) thus my question ?snakeoil?



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Ket, perhaps you could post the lab results here that show you're undetectable, otherwise our members will be rightly sceptical without any hard evidence to prove your claims.

To say that someone can live an extra 50 years due to using Turmeric is a pretty ridiculous statement to make. I'm sure if that were the case, people would be rushing out to buy this wonderful elixir!

Turmeric contains compounds called circuminoids that are considered to aid the immune system and are currently being reseached, but your claims are not backed up by any facts.

 

If you have any evidence to back up your words, we would love to hear it, so please feel free to post it on the forum.

Steff

 

 



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 yes 1t-spoon of organic tumerac with lemon even twice a day and the morning 1 shot of  wheatgrass  i chew dried ginger at night watching movies and i chew milkthistle seeds and i eat only organic foods  from the co-op or wholefoods or traders beware of gmo's  i had a 6 million viral count and now  undetectable and everyone should eat this way  with or without hep c tumerac can kill cancer and is anti- inflamatory very very powerful root most studied spice in the world you can live 50 years more with this spice i have strong immunity the virus is afraid to be in my body  and also 15% of people can completely eliminate the virus when they get it i wouldn't be surprised if this root helped your body get rid of it & don't eat  pesticide foods, tumerac will eliminate  toxin from tobacco and pesticides etc...and can cure many things and a high alkiline body will not get cancer so keep your body at a high akiline, a acidic body can create inflamation, and cancer. lots of wheatgrass & kale  very high alkiline eat at least 80% of your meals  of  the alkiline  foods the Doctor's medicine almost kills the body to cure and the cancer still comes back  &  the hep c medicine makes you crippled      it's the conventional food and chemicals,vaccines that cause most cancer so eat organic stay away from chemicals and that cancer will go away(cancer is a natural warning that somthing is wrong)(look at chemical and pesticide warning labels/ it says may cause cancer) you would also have to alkiline your body full time with baking soda & water cancer cannot live in a alkiline enviornment  a guy won a  nobel prize for proving that theory I also drink dandelion it is thought to possess antiviral 1 t-spoon of that in the tumerac tea. i know people that did the treatment all have side effects forever their quality of life screwed up  with tumors ,heart problems,etc.. and they eat pesticide foods, a hole that they can't crawl out of  the  results from  taking the hep c medicine and their bad diet keeps them in a state of lingering death  . This lady that runs the hep-c trials says it's only about the money if the cure was to good then no money interest for the big pharm / baking soda is 50 cents no money curing cancer with water and baking soda and herbs too without a patent is not something big pharm can invest in  if  most of us can control hep c with herbs then big pharm  would lose   money  and then they will come out with a 1 shot cure       ? take a blood test before you drink organic tumerac root powder for a month test again keep doing blood work and  you will reverse all liver effects from the virus the test will throw the doctor off that is what i did just use organic tumerac root powder  from fair trade in shri lanka or india fresh from bulk from a co-op store   or elliots natural foods or wholefoods make sure it has a strong fresh smell ask how many pounds or ounces they sell a day so you are not getting old tumerac that is weak if they don't sell a lot at that store then don't get it i hope somebody can read this i did a vapor of real  tested organic cannabis earlier with my tea and that and i'm not afraid of that french study about thc in the fat of the liver well i work out everyday and the vapor without smoke once at night and i tested  still undetectable my doctor tried a scare tactic on me too and now he i shut him up



-- Edited by ket on Friday 18th of January 2013 10:18:27 AM



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Hi Tio,  I have also taken Milk Thistle for about 6 years.  My brother in law is a Dr. and we have done our own research with Milk Thistle.  Before I started taking Milk Thistle my liver function test were abnormal. He did bloodwork on me once a month for the first year and my liver functions stayed in normal range. So I figured if my liver functions were within normal limits maybe my liver wasn't being damaged. I didn't have insurance at the time and I was doing anything I could to protect my liver. But, I still did everything I could to get insurance and try to get rid of the virus.  I am now on Ribavin and Interferon.  I told my hepatologists that I was taking Milk Thistle and he said that it was O.K. that it wouldn't hurt me but it is not for everybody.  Milk Thistle thins your blood and could be harmful to some people. Everyone should ALWAYS check with your Dr. before taking any new medication especially while on treatment.



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Hi Tio and a warm welcome to the forum from me.  

Wish you all the very best with your treatment (tx) and would recommend that you check with your Dr before taking any herbs/supplements whilst on tx (some are known to give false blood readings).  

The following extract has a few suggestions for nutrition, that i hope will be helpful.

Hugs

Heather xxx

People living with chronic hepatitis C virus infection (HCV) commonly ask, What should we eat?  Here are guidelines upon which many nutrition experts agree:

Avoid trans fats. These can be found in margarine, shortening, fast and processed 

foods. Examine labels for partially hydrogenated vegetable oil, which means trans fat. 

Check cookie and cracker labels for trans fats.

Everything passes through the liver. Dietary supplements may harm the liver. Evaluate 

everything before you take it.

Strive for a diet that is low in saturated fat and cholesterol. Some fat is essential, but 

restrict fat consumption to 30% of daily intake.  Butter, cheese, ice cream, whole milk, 

and red meat are typical sources of saturated fat. Avoid or limit foods using palm and 

coconut oil. Skip fried foods, especially deep-fried.

Eat generous amounts of fresh fruit and vegetables. Make colorful choices produce 

from each color group targets certain vitamins and minerals.  Juice and dried fruits are 

high in calories and not optimal replacements for fresh fruit.

Opt for real rather than processed food, such as whole grains. Frozen, canned, and 

fast food is likely to be packed with salt (sodium), sugar, fat and chemicals.  Those who 

avoid white food tend to eat a high fiber diet.

Choose plant-based proteins. Beans, nuts, and seeds are protein-sources. When eating 

animal protein choose fish and poultry rather than red meat.

Avoid foods with pesticides.

Select a variety of foods. 

Do not exceed sodium (salt) levels that are recommended for your health condition. 

Processed foods often have high sodium levels.

Drink 6-8 glasses of water daily.

Do not eat more calories than you use, unless you need to gain weight.

Resist fad diets. Look for a diet that has a record of long-term success.

Choose a food plan you can live with and maintain. 

Skip deprivation. Deprivation may be endured for short periods, but it usually sabotages 

the best intentions.

Be skeptical of wild claims. Beware of products, such as herbs and supplements, that 

promise weight loss without diet or exercise.

(From: HCV Advocate).



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Hi.  I was reading that tumeric is helpful in healing the liver and one article i read said that it can reduce scaring of the liver.  I wonder if you are anyone here has heard of this.  I have taken milk thistle for a couple of years, but I can't say it did any good or harm.   A hepatologist told me it would not harm me, but he thought there was no evidence that it would do any good.



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Interesting list Col.  I have the complete collection of Bach Flower Remedies.  Never completely got into them and most/some of them may well have evaporated by now, but the idea behind them always fascinated me...plus i liked the little bottles!!  Used to also be interested in all the healing properties of plants as well as connections with planets/gems/stones/organs etc....fascinating stuff!!  smile  Rescue Remedy was always to hand when me kids were growing up too!!...

Just to repeat what Col already said, some herbs are/do affect conventional tx for Hep C and can falsify blood readings so it is worth checking with your nurse before taking anything herbal alongside tx, in my humble opinion...and generally worth consulting with a homeopathist and/or reputable practioner before taking any herbs, even if not on tx.  Our own personal health/meds may make us interract differently/individually to certain herbs....also sadly, there are a lot of charlatans out there!!

Love and hugs
Heather
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WARNING THIS IS FOR INTREST AND THE USES OF HERBS. MANY ARE TOXIC OR HAVE BAD AND ADVERSE REACTIONS WHEN COMBINED WITH OTHERS OR CONVENTIONAL MEDICATION.
I DO NOT INTEND TO BE DISRESPECTFUL OF ANY RELIGIOUS VIEWS BUT THERE IS REFRENCE TO MAGIK AND MAY OFFEND SOME.

The herbal antidepressant supported by the strongest evidence is St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum) extract. Over twenty clinical studies have demonstrated that pharmaceutical-grade St. John's Wort extract effectively relieves depression. In fact, studies comparing high-quality St. John's Wort to prescription antidepressant drugs (such as Paxil ®, Zoloft ®, and Prozac ®) show that St. John's Wort works just as well or better than these drugs, but causes fewer side effects. Therefore, the most effective herbs for depression are those that contain a full dose of pharmaceutical-grade St. John's Wort extractSt. John's wort (Hypericum perforatum)
 
Several studies indicate that St. John's wort may be as effective as tricyclic antidepressants, but with fewer side effects. Reported side effects include gastrointestinal complaints, fatigue, and oversensitivity to sunlight. Because of potential adverse interactions, St. John's wort should not be taken in conjunction with other antidepressants or with certain medications, including indinivir (a protease inhibitor used for HIV), oral contraceptives, theophylline, warfarin, digoxin, reserpine, cyclosporine, and loperamide.
 
Although they have yet to be scientifically evaluated for their use in treating depression, the following are a few examples of herbs that may be recommended by professional herbalists for depression or its related symptoms:

  Valerian root (Valerian officinalis)may improve symptoms of insomnia associated with depression
  Damiana (Turnera diffusa)may reduce sexual dysfunction associated with many antidepressant medications
  Ginseng (Panax ginseng)may help the body resist stress

herbal associations and uses
Buckeyes
 Jupiter
 For arthritis & rheumatism-divination; very lucky; attracts money & wealth
Camphor
 Moon
 Kills germs, pain relief; heals skin, lips, nose, burns-prophecy in dreams; purification; physical energy; celibacy.
Catnip
 Venus
 Tonic; treats colds, fever, indigestion, flatulence, colic; mild astringent-psychic bond with animals; power; courage; love & happiness.
Chamomile flower
 Sun / Leo
 Soothing sedative; treats indigestion, pain-marriage proposals; luck gambling; prevents lightning strikes; prosperity; meditation.; tea is sweet tasting
Cloves whole
 Uranus
 Culinary spice-oil eases toothache pain; ground cloves calms stomach, relieves gas-banish hostile/negative forces; gain what is sought; clears head; friendship/love.
Coltsfoot leaf
 Venus
 To disperse illness; pain relief; cough remedy-wealth & prosperity; love.
Comfrey leaf
 Saturn / Capricorn
 Highly nutritious; soothes stomach, heals sprains, strains, fractures, sores, etc.; rheumatism/ arthritis- protection; safety traveling.; tea is tonic, aids digestion.
Damiana leaf
 Pluto
 Tonic; aphrodisiac; improves digestion; relieves coughsuse in sex magick; taken to increase magickal energy; divination; dreams / clairvoyance. Tea is mild euphoric & aphrodisiac
Dandelion leaf
 Jupiter / Sagittarius
 Tonic; highly nutritious; internally cleansing / mild laxative; treats skin disorders/urinary tract infection-summons spirits; purification; dreams/prophecy.
Epsom salts  
 Hydrated magnesium sulfates; use as a purge; reduces inflammation.
Eucalyptus
 Pluto
 Great healing properties; kills germs/infections; eases lung congestion; heart stimulant-attracts healing vibrations; protection.
Fennel seed
 Mercury
 Flavoring agent-aids digestion & weight loss; relieves gas-imparts strength, vitality, sexual virility; protection; prevents cures, possession & negative problems.
Galangal root (Lo John)
 Sun / Leo
 Cleanses system; flatulent colic; take at onset of colds; sore throat stimulate saliva; aphrodisiac-to win at court; doubles money; psychic; hex breaking, sex magick
Garlic powder
 Mars / Aries
 Culinary spice-nutrient, for colds/flu/infection; reduce blood pressure/cholesterol-magickal healing; protection; exorcism.
Ginseng powder
 Uranus
 Rejuvenation; longevity; sexual potency; antidepressant, equalizes blood pressure; digestion-love spells; beauty; healing; protection
Hibiscus Flower
 Venus
 Aphrodisiac; soothes nerves; antispasmodic; itchy skin; stomach problems; sweeten breath - attract love/lust; divination; dreams. Tea is red color, vitamin C source
Jasmine flower
 Jupiter  / Cancer / Moon
 Calms nerves, snakebite, eye problems - attract love, prosperity & money; divination; psychic dreams; good for charging quartz crystals. To flavor black teas.
Juniper berries
 Mars / Aries / Sun
 Digestion problems; intestinal cramps; diuretic; arthritis banishes all things injurious to good health; attract good healthy energies & love; protection.
Kava Kava Root
 Pluto / Venus
 very effective aphrodisiac potent sacramental drink; potions; induces visions; astral  work; travel protection
Lavender flowers
 Mercury / Venus
 Tonic; stomach problems, nausea/vomiting healing; inner calm, peace of mind; freedom from stress; love; money; protection; attract good spirits; purification.
Lemon Verbena leaf
 Venus
 Protection; love spells; excite spiritual love; wear to prevent dreaming; ads power to charms; purification. Tea is mild sedative.
Lobelia
 Neptune
 Can be toxic; strong antispasmodic for epileptic seizure, asthma menstrual cramps, foot/calf cramps; bronchitis, pneumonia; bruises, bites, fungus infections expectorant, emetic.
Mandrake
 Uranus/mercury
 Consume with extreme caution, energetic purgative0enhances creativity; increases magickal potency/psychism; exorcism; fertility; love; protection.
Mistletoe
 Sun / Jupiter
 (berries poison) treatment of hypertension, epilepsy, menstrual problems, headache & hemorrhage; improves circulation; aphrodisiac fertility; love; protection; visions
Mugwort
 Neptune / Venus
 Appetite; digestion; visionary dreams; clairvoyance; protection; travel stamina/ safety; consecrate,, divinatory tools; add power to scrying tools. Tea induces dreams.
Mullein leaf
 Saturn
 Expectorant; lung ailments; diarrhea; hemorrhoids-protection; courage; involves spirits; keeps away demons & nightmares while asleep.
Nettles leaf
 Mars / Aries
 Tonic; highly nutritive; for anemia, skin disorders & allergies; restores health; expectorant. Stops bleeding removes spells/curses; protection; exorcism.
Nutmeg
 Uranus/Jupiter
 Use small doses, appetite; digestion; mild hallucinogen physical & magickal energy; psychism; attract money/ prosperity; luck; protection; breaks hexes.
Orris root powder
 Moon
 Diuretic; bronchitis/coughs/sore thrat0physical & spiritual protection; bring love, romance, companionship & a loving mate; attract money; dreams; divination
Passion flower
 Neptune
 Relieves nerve pain; for seizures/hysteria; restful sleep, calming & soothing promotes emotional balance; peace; attract friendship & prosperity; heightens libido
Patchouly leaf
 Pluto
 Reverse spells; drive troublemakers away, clairvoyance; divination; passion; love; sex magick; manifest money; physical strength.
Pennyroyal leaf
 Venus
 Repels insects/calms itch; antiseptic; nausea; treat colds; stimulate menses; induce abortion (w/brewers yeast) peace & tranquility; protection; exorcism; consecration rituals.
Peppermint leaf
 Venus
 Tonic; upset stomach; heartburn; nausea; colds/flu; calming; promotes sleep-visionary dreams; increase psychic ability; healing; purification. Tea is invigorating, good to flavor over other herbs
Raspberry leaf
 Venus
 Pregnancy/ childbirth; kidneys; diarrhea; nausea/vomiting; calming; promotes sleep-visions; healing; protection; love.. tea is womans system tonic.
Rosemary leaf
 Sum / Aries
 Circulatory, digestive & nerve stimulant, memory; headache; depression; halitosis-protection; exorcism; healing; purification; love stimulator.
Red rose buds & petals
 Venus
 For headache, dizziness, mouth sores & menstrual cramps; heart/nerve tonic- attract love; beauty; clairvoyance; domestic peace/ happiness; promotes joy of giving.
Rose hips
 Jupiter
 Vitamin C source; colds/flu; mild laxative; tonic; healing to acne-brings good luck; calls in good spirits. Tea has tangy flavor, vitamin C source.
Rue leaf
 Sun / Leo
 Poison in large doses, strong antispasmodic, stimulates menes/ eases cramps, arthritic pain; nervine - protection; consecration/ blessings/ healings; exorcism; soothe aching heart.
Sage leaf
 Jupiter/ Venus / Leo
 Tonic; antiperspirant, wounds; digestion; muscle/ joint pain; gargle; colds/fever; preservative-wisdom; money; healing; longevity; protection; sacred ritual.
Salt Petre  
 For women who do not want their partners to have outside sexual relationships
Red Sandalwood powder / chips
 Jupiter
 Bruises; indigestion; fever clairvoyance; healing; protection; purification; spirituality; meditation; sacred rituals; magickal work; stimulate sex
Skull cap
 Saturn
 Tranquilizer/ insomnia sedative, nervous tension, drug / alcohol withdrawal & PMS ensure everlasting fidelity & commitment; alleviates anxiety; relaxation peace. Tea is good for insomnia.
Sea Salt  
 Seasoning for cleansing crystals, magic mirrors; purification; consecration; grounding; protection; magick & ritual
St. Johns Wort
 Sun / Leo
 Wound healing; immune system stimulant; insomnia; headache; menstrual cramps; colds; antidepressant & protection; exorcism; courage; battle invincibility; divination.
Sulfur powder (brimstone)  
 Dispels or prevents a hex on you; destroys an enemys power over you.
Tonka Beans
 Venus
 Harmful if ingested; good luck; strong money magnet; attract hearts desire; makes love endure; strength;; wishes
Valerian Root
 Mercury
 Calms nerves; sleep aid; treats spasmodic/ nervous conditions; reduces blood pressure love; harmony; purification; protection; black magick.
Vervain
 Venus / Libra, Gemini
 For minor pains / inflammation (headache, toothache, arthritis); restful sloop; calming - protection; purification; divination; consecration; love potions; creativity
Wormwood
 Pluto Mars / Scorpio
 Small doses are poison stomach disorders; liver / cardiac stimulant; expels intestinal worms banish anger / negativity; divination; protection; exorcism; black arts.
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