HEPATITIS – ACUTE AND CHRONIC
by Lawrence Wilson, MD
î January 2011, The Center For Development
Hepatitis is an inflammation or infection of the liver. There are many types, some of which are classified as hepatitis A, B, C and others. These classifications have some value in helping a person understand the source or cause of the infection, but not in every case.
For example, hepatitis A is often develops by eating or even touching unclean food or water. It usually resolves by itself in a few months and often does not significantly damage the liver.
Hepatitis B is extremely common or even endemic, meaning it infects millions, especially in Asia. It is spread, at times, through sexual contact, primarily, or exposure to tainted blood in some other way. It is asymptomatic in most people, but it can progress and cause scarring of the liver, and cirrhosis, and rarely death.
Hepatitis C is another extremely common viral disease that usually gives few symptoms, but can, in some cases, progress to scarring, cirrhosis and destruction of the liver. Millions of people worldwide are infected with it.
There are also strains of viral disease called hepatitis D and E. The D form is somewhat related to hepatitis B, while the E form is also due to contact with contaminated food or water. These may be variants of the same virus, since viruses mutate at times, as the health conditions of the people change. Many millions of people have more than one type of viral hepatitis at the same time.
MEDICAL CAUSES OF HEPATITIS
The most common are contact with infected blood, which occurs often during sexual contact. This applies particularly to hepatitis B and D. Contact with infected food or water can cause hepatitis A and E. Hepatitis C is very easily transmitted from person to person, even by casual contact such as shaking hands, or using a hot tub or swimming pool in which an infected person swam recently, especially if the sanitizing system of the pool or tub is not working just right.
Deeper causes – toxic metals. In nutritional balancing science, we find that liver infections are extremely common, and most go undiagnosed. Causes include a toxic liver, and especially if the iron level is elevated. Iron accumulates in the liver, along with copper, and can impair the liverŐs ability to protect itself against infections. Reducing the load of toxins in the liver, especially iron and copper, can reverse and heal many cases of scarred and infected livers.
General nutritional depletion. In many cases of hepatitis, the body is not well nourished. Many nutrients are involved infighting viral infections, including vitamins A, C, D, E, and even K. Other nutrients that are needed in sufficient amounts include selenium and zinc. Copper overload depletes vitamin C and often zinc and selenium. Iron overload interferes with vitamin E and others.
CORRECTION OF HEPATITIS
Nutritional balancing programs can generally correct chronic hepatitis of any type rather easily in most cases. Here are a few tips for improved success:
1. Always include the coffee enemas and the near infrared saunas. The enemas are excellent to help reduce liver toxicity quickly. The saunas are a form of fever therapy that is also most helpful in many ways.
2. Higher doses of vitamin C may be helpful, at least for the first 6 months. This is because copper, and to some degree, iron, can interfere with vitamin C in the body. Vitamin C, meanwhile, can work as a chelating agent to help remove more copper from the body. We do not normally endorse high dose vitamin therapy. However, several thousand milligrams daily of vitamin C acts as a mild chelating drug that may help in this instance, if needed. Only use extra vitamin C in ways that it will not unbalance the oxidation rate or major mineral ratios on the hair mineral test.
3. Hydrogen peroxide and other oxygen therapies may not be as helpful for hepatitis. This is because they do not remove the excess copper and iron, and other toxins from the liver as fast as do the coffee enemas, sauna therapy, vitamin C and perhaps herbs such as milk thistle and dandelion, which are also excellent.
4. Correction of hepatitis using nutritional balancing science is not that difficult, in my experience. However, it may take a year or several years to undo severe liver toxicity, and slowly balance and strengthen the body chemistry. Therefore, one must not quit the program in a few months if results are not immediate.
5. If possible, avoid all toxic method of treatment. These include Interferon, anti-viral drugs, chelation drugs and other methods. These will tend to slow the complete correction of the body chemistry, which requires removing all toxic substances from the liver.