Hepatitis C

Diet

Acute Phase:

  1. Replace fluids with vegetable broths, herbal teas, water and diluted vegetable juices.
  2. Limit solid foods to brown rice, steamed vegetables and only moderate amounts of lean protein such as chicken and fish.

Chronic Phase:

  1. Cut out any artificial colorings, flavors, sweeteners and preservatives that may stress the liver.
  2. Limit refined carbohydrates.
  3. Limit oxidized fats and oils such as those found in fried foods.
  4. Focus on eating plant foods, fruits and vegetables,  50-80% of the time.
  5. Eat only moderate amounts of lean meats.
  6. Choose organic foods when possible to limit exposure to pesticides that can tax the liver.

Lifestyle

  1. Focus on clean living. The body must put up with constant assault by the hepatitis C virus, do whatever you can to control other stresses to the liver like chemical exposure
  2. Exercise regularly to prevent fatty buildup in the liver that can clog detox pathways.

Supplements

  1. European Milk Thistle – 1 Capsule Twice Daily. Milk thistle stimulates the production of glutathione and the repair of damaged liver cells.
  2. N-Acetyl-Cysteine 500 mg – 1 capsule twice daily – NAC works synergistically with milk thistle to stimulate liver repair.
  3. R-Lipoic Acid – 300 mg Once Daily
  4. Crucera (SGS) – 1 Capsule Twice Daily
  5. Olive Leaf Extract Standardized to 20% Oleuropean – 3 Capsules Three Times Daily. Olive leaf extract is a powerful herb reported to have anti-viral activity.

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