*Results may vary. The information in this site is NOT to be construed as medical advice. Cirrhosis of the liver is a serious condition and if you have it, you should see a doctor. I am not a doctor and am not able to dispense medical advice. My husband saw a doctor (many of them) and they were able to do things for him that I could not. However, they were unable to recommend alternative treatments, and in MY OPINION they were VERY beneficial to my husband, so I am providing some of that information here. My husband and I tried all of these alternative therapies at our own risk, and if you try them you will be doing the same. At your own risk. No promises are made in this blog. I am not saying there is a cure for cirrhosis or any other condition. However, I believe most people can get well, like my husband did. My husband is alive, happy, productive, functional and has his energy back. He no longer worries about having to go on disability or getting a $577,000 liver transplant. Cirrhosis is a serious condition. He is currently in the fibrosis stage (Stage 2 liver disease), which is still serious. I cannot guarantee you will have the same results. I just want you to know about what worked well for my husband. I hope you will share what you learned with others, and share your story with us as well. This blog was made for YOU! Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Alpha Lipoic Acid - A Miracle Nutrient for Liver Disease

The following article can be seen on the page for Whitaker Wellness, which I HIGHLY RECOMMEND!  http://www.whitakerwellness.com/health-concerns/liver-health/alpha-lipoic-acid-liver/

Alpha Lipoic Acid, Miracle Nutrient for Liver Disease

Julian Whitaker, MD
In 1977, John and Eunice were admitted to the hospital in Cleveland, Ohio, in the throes of acute liver failure after ingesting deadly poisonous amanita mushrooms. Liver transplants were not common at that time, and death was inevitable. The chief of medicine assigned their case to Burton Berkson, MD, a medical resident at Case Western Reserve who had never had a patient die under his care, and the chief felt he needed the experience.
Although his instructions were clear—observe and report on these deaths—Dr. Berkson contacted Fred Bartter, MD, at the National Institutes of Health and asked if he knew anything that might be helpful. Dr. Bartter mentioned Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA), citing animal studies showing that it helped with severe liver damage, and offered to overnight several vials. The next day, Dr. Berkson began administering intravenous ALA to these patients. Its effect was miraculous. ALA stimulated rapid liver regeneration, and within two weeks, they were discharged from the hospital in good health. John and Eunice are alive today at age 90, forever indebted to Dr. Berkson.
Hero or Villain?
You’d think that this young physician would have been lauded and applauded for saving the lives of these patients. Instead, he was harshly chastised for his failure to follow orders and hospital guidelines by using an unapproved therapy. “Quit fooling around with lipoic acid,” he was told, “And get on the bandwagon and recommend transplants.”
Yet when other patients arrived at the hospital in similarly dire liver failure, he couldn’t just stand by and let them die. Against hospital mandates, he again used ALA—and again the patients recovered. Because of his insubordination, Dr. Berkson was accused of harming patients. The hospital went so far as to alter records in their attempts to besmirch him, and he eventually left Case Western and opened a private practice, now located in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
Regenerates the Liver…
With the support of Dr. Bartter and his influence at NIH, Dr. Berkson continued his work with ALA, and the two physicians conducted a study of intravenous ALA for severe liver failure. Of the 79 patients who were treated—patients who would have undergone liver transplants or died—75 survived. Of the four who did not, two never received the therapy and the other two didn’t get the recommended dose.
Dr. Berkson also developed an oral protocol, “triple therapy,” which we’ve been using at the clinic for years to treat hepatitis, fatty liver disease, cirrhosis, and elevated liver enzymes. This combination of ALA, silymarin (from milk thistle), and selenium replenishes glutathione stores, promotes liver cell regeneration, and puts the brakes on viral replication. One of our patients, a schoolteacher with a very high hepatitis C viral load, came to us as a last resort before beginning interferon. We started him on triple therapy and his viral count plummeted—without drugs.
Opposition to Effective Therapies
Whenever I see virulent opposition to an unconventional approach, I am usually convinced that the approach works and likely works very well. The animosity Dr. Berkson encountered is, in my opinion, testimony to the value of intravenous ALA. Although this treatment could save lives, it is ignored because it would largely eliminate the need for expensive liver transplants and protracted drug regimens.
Pharmaceuticals usually get approved for the treatment of one disease or indication. ALA is also an exceptionally effective therapy for diabetes, neuropathy, cardiovascular disorders, and neurodegenerative diseases. In the profit-driven world of patented drugs, this works to its disadvantage. And because ALA is unlikely to get picked up by a pharmaceutical company, it will never gain a toehold in hospitals and teaching institutions.
You’re on Your Own
If you or a family member is hospitalized with acute liver failure, you’re not going to be told about ALA. Nor will you hear about it from the physician managing your neuropathy, diabetes, hepatitis, etc.—even though it’s clearly superior to what they have to offer.
Here at Whitaker Wellness, we can help our stroke and trauma patients regain function with hyperbaric oxygen. We can use intravenous therapies to remove toxic metals from the body, boost the immune system, and replenish antioxidant stores. We can relieve acute and chronic pain with microcurrent, high-intensity laser, and prolotherapy, and help patients overcome anxiety and insomnia with neurofeedback. None of these therapies would be acceptable in hospitals or large group medical practices. That’s why physicians like Dr. Berkson and me stepped outside this confining, irrational system decades ago.
  • For information on receiving treatment at the Whitaker Wellness Institute, call (866) 944-8253.
  • Triple therapy for liver disorders consists of  Alpha Lipoic Acid 600 mg, silymarin (milk thistle extract) 900 mg, and selenium 400 mcg, taken daily in divided doses.


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Please note: I am not a doctor and I am only able to tell you what I have learned by doing my own research on the internet, and share with you the things that have worked for my husband. Please remember that Liver Cirrhosis is a very serious disease so I am not saying, do not see a doctor. Doctors have helped my 
husband a lot. But I believe it is wise to do as much research as you can, and find out why 
they are giving you every one of the medications and treatments they are giving you. 
I believe they do not always know about or understand every treatment option that is available, 
and there are many good options out there that can help.
Your health is ultimately your own responsibility, above anyone else's.

Best of luck to you!!!
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