Just found out I have Hep/C I'm a bit scared I don'y really know what to expect I believe I've had this for a long time. I've lived quite a unsavory life style in the past and had some blood transfusions back in 83 after giving birth. No matter the orgin of my Hep/C I have it now what should I do with it any advice is welcome please.View Thread
BLUEBERRIES Studies conducted in an HCV subgenomic replicon cell culture have demonstrated that blueberry leaves contain a potent inhibitor of HCV replication known as proanthocyanidan. Further study on this provocative natural agent is anticipated. GRAPEFRUIT Naringenin, a flavanoid contained in grapefruit and other citrus fruits, has numerous beneficial properties that potentially can prevent and/or treat NAFLD/NASH. Naringenin has been reported to be an antiinflammatory, an antioxidant, and a lipid-lowering agent, and may act as a promoter of carbohydrate metabolism. Studies have demonstrated that naringenin may decrease insulin resistance and glucose intolerance, in addition to preventing obesity and the development of fatty livers in mice independent of total energy intake. Trials will need to be conducted to confirm these finding in humans. Furthermore, it appears that dose of naringenin required to correct metabolic disturbances associated with insulin resistance is much higher than the amount capable of obtaining from grapefruits. Thus, a more concentrated supplement will need to be produced, or intravenous administration may be necessary in humans for comparable efficacy to be acheived. It should be kept in mind that compounds in grapefruit juice — furanocoumarins, inhibit intestinal first-pass metabolism of many medications, resulting in increased systemic drug exposure and enhanced drug toxicity. A fatty liver develops in some patients with chronic HCV. This is believed to be due to the interaction of the virus with cholesterol and fatty acid metabolism. One step in the HCV life cycle involves attachment of the virus to very low density lipoprotein (vLDL) prior to secretion. The grapefruit flavanoid naringenin has been found to inhibit secretion of HCV from hepatocytes in cell culture in part by inhibiting vLDL secretion. Dosages of naringenin up to 1000 µM have been found to be nontoxic to hepatocytes in cell culture. Studies will need to be conducted on humans confirming these intriguing results and defining the role of naringenin in HCV treatment.View Thread
There has been a study at the Boston MA Hospital about pure and simple grapefruit juice. It WORKS!!!!! I have been on 3 txs including Infergen, viral load went to 60 but enzyme levels never went normal.Last tx was almost 2 yrs. Could not kick it. Geno type 1A. I read about grapefruit juice and I started to drink it every morning. My enzyme levels after 6 months of starting have been normal. My viral load after tx went back up to 15,000,000. Last blood test it is 1,500,000. My dr has even released me to my primary care dr. I use natural not from concentrate in the refridg section of the grocery store. I have now also been eating a grapefruit a day before bed. It give me hope. I lost a kidney last yr, I suspect from the tx. I hope this helps many of you, that have only hope left.View Thread
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