Because the liver is the body’s primary organ of detoxification, it is under constant assault. It’s not surprising that in today’s toxic world, rates of hepatitis and liver failure have skyrocketed—and that nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), which is fueled by obesity, has reached epidemic proportions.
Conventional physicians usually treat hepatitis with drugs such as interferon. This approach makes for a rough treatment course. Interferon causes flu-like symptoms, insomnia, thinning hair, muscle and joint pain, fatigue, and psychiatric problems such as anxiety, depression, and intense irritability. Side effects notwithstanding, interferon isn’t all that effective over the long term. The HALT-C (Hepatitis C Antiviral Long-term Treatment against Cirrhosis) Trial, which followed more than 1,000 patients for three and a half years, found that those who were treated with interferon fared no better in terms of disease progression than those who were not treated.
If you are concerned about liver health, there is hope—not with prescription drugs but with an extremely effective natural approach that reduces the viral and toxic burden of this crucial organ and enhances its regenerative capacity. Whether you’re dealing with hepatitis, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), or advanced cirrhosis, the Whitaker Wellness Institute’s unique therapies for liver health can help.
Unlike other organs, the damaged liver has the unique ability to regenerate itself, provided that it gets a little help. We’ve had a lot of success at the clinic treating people who have chronic liver disease with intravenous (IV) alpha lipoic acid, vitamin C, and glutathione. When these potent antioxidants are delivered intravenously, they pack a healing punch that cannot otherwise be achieved.
Supplements, Not Drugs
Along with IV therapies, the Whitaker Wellness physicians also prescribe an intensive supplement regimen for patients with liver disorders. Together, these modalities increase antioxidant defenses, curb inflammation, and rejuvenate the liver by stimulating the production of new hepatic cells. If you’re dealing with hepatitis, we also use targeted therapies that slow the replication of the hepatitis virus. On this combined protocol, patients with hepatitis watch their viral counts drop, they feel better, and they are able to resume their normal activities.
A healthy diet free of toxins and additives is important for everyone but especially for those concerned with liver health. A compromised liver is already overburdened, so why add fuel to the fire? During your one-, two-, or three-week Back to Health Program at the Whitaker Wellness Institute, you will be served gourmet, primarily organic meals—plus you’ll receive instruction in nutrition basics and food preparation so you can continue on an optimal diet once you leave the clinic.
If you’re dealing with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, you likely need to get a handle on abdominal obesity and perhaps diabetes as well—NAFLD affects nearly 70 percent of patients with type 2 diabetes and an even greater percent of those who are obese. At Whitaker Wellness, our personalized lifestyle programs can help you get a handle on your weight once and for all.
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One-Stop Shop for Wellness
Renowned physician, author, and speaker, Julian Whitaker, MD, opened the doors of the Whitaker Wellness Institute in 1979. Since then, our clinic has helped more than 45,000 patients overcome serious health challenges and get back on the road to healthy living. We’re proud to offer nearly two dozen safe, innovative, healing therapies under one roof—that’s more than any other facility in the northern hemisphere. Just think of us as your “one-stop shop for wellness.”
To learn more about the safe, natural therapies we use at Whitaker Wellness to treat liver disease and bolster liver health, click on the buttons below to schedule a complimentary consultation or contact us to learn more. You can also schedule your complimentary consultation or obtain more information by calling our Patient Services Representatives at (800) 488-1500.
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