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Treating Hepatitis C

Monday, 25 June 2012 08:36 AM

Question: My daughter has just been diagnosed with hepatitis C. Her viral load is 297,187. Is that very high?

Dr. Blaylock's Answer:

I'm sorry to hear about your daughter's problem. Her viral load is just slightly above the limits of detection, so it is a very low value.
What matters most, however, is not the viral load, but how the liver reacts to the virus. Chronic inflammation in the liver can lead to a highly malignant form of liver cancer.
The greatest success in treating this condition is two-tiered: first, to aid the immune system in combating the virus; and second, to reduce liver inflammation.
The best way to aid the immune system is the use of beta 1,3/1,6-glucan — an immune stimulant that focuses on cellular immunity, which is the immune system’s main weapon against viruses and is also an anti-inflammatory. The dose is 250 mg of purified beta-glucan taken on an empty stomach with water once a day for one month, then twice a week thereafter.
To reduce liver inflammation the main weapons are 1,000 mg of curcumin in extra virgin olive oil three times a day. Teavigo (150 mg), which is a concentrated form of green tea extract (EGCG), also powerfully suppresses the virus. The dose is one capsule twice a day with food.
Quercetin suppresses liver inflammation and, with curcumin, promotes liver detoxification. R-lipoic acid is critical in protecting the liver as well (300 mg three times a day with meals.) Several new studies show that silymarin (600 mg three times a day) improved liver function and improved recovery.
Lycopene, natural vitamin E, buffered vitamin C, and high-dose multi-B vitamins all reduce liver damage and risk of liver cancer.
May the Lord bless your daughter.

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