Protect your liver in 3 simple steps

It's not often that we have a major health problem that affects millions of people around the world.

According to a recent report by the World Health Organization (WHO), people around the globe have run smack dab into a wall of hepatitis B and C.

And that's especially true if you're part of the "Baby Boomer" generation. Health officials say that if you were born between 1945 and 1965, you should be screened for hepatitis -- even if you feel fine.

Because hepatitis may take as long as 30 YEARS before you experience any symptoms. And a third of all hepatitis carriers never experience any symptoms at all.

Hepatitis B and C are viral diseases that attack your liver -- and, according to the study, people are dying from it at the SAME RATE as those who are dying from tuberculosis (TB) and HIV.

That may be because both forms of hepatitis are strongly associated with liver cancer, which is widely considered one of the deadliest forms of the disease.

And now, hepatitis B and C have both been linked Parkinson's disease as well -- with hepatitis B sufferers having a 76 percent higher risk of having Parkinson's and C sufferers' risk increased by 51 percent.

There is a vaccine for hepatitis B... and treatments to relieve the symptoms of hepatitis C... but in both cases, there's still no guarantee you'll be free of hepatitis in the long run.

There's one thing that I've found that can chase away both forms of hepatitis, and that's intravenous vitamin C. You'll need to find a doctor to administer it to you in a clinical setting, but getting a high dose of vitamin C directly into your bloodstream is such a powerful cure for so many ailments (including cancer!) that it's worth the extra effort.

I also use intravenous NAC to protect the liver against damage in my practice.

Milk thistle as well has a long history of being used to heal the liver and improve liver function, particularly in hepatitis patients and those with other chronic liver conditions.

Other oral supplements that clean and support your liver include vitamin C, vitamin E, selenium, astaxanthin, and alpha lipoic acid. And resveratrol has shown to slow the progression of hepatitis B to liver cancer.

But the best way to protect your liver -- and prevent acute infection and chronic disease -- is by following these three steps:

  • Control your weight, as obesity has been tied to liver cancer
  • Reduce your consumption of alcohol, sugar, and drugs that stress your liver (like acetaminophen, NSAIDs, and statins)
  • Quit smoking

Your liver is the major detoxification organ of your body -- so you need to support it and not ignore it, even if everything SEEMS fine with it!