Such was not the case with the Berkson Clinical Study in the U.S., despite Dr. Berkson's credentials. Instead, the U.S. study ended up being published in the German medical journal Medizinishche Klinik.
An estimated 3.2 million people in the U.S. have chronic hepatitis C, a contagious liver disease that results from infection with the hepatitis C virus. 17,000 people are newly infected with the hepatitis C virus each year and 85 percent go on to develop chronic hepatitis. Mainstream medicine essentially offers two treatment options: antiviral treatments (such as interferon) or liver transplants.
Antiviral treatment costs range well upwards of tens of thousands of dollars annually. The treatments are successful no more than 30 percent of the time and side effects can be horrific, especially so with interferon.
Liver transplant surgery costs $300,000 or more during the first three months alone - plus the continued costs of thousands of dollars for anti-rejection drugs and healthcare facility visits. It too can be painful and debilitating. The 15 year survival rate is about 58 percent.
The patients also took vitamins B, C, and E and a mineral supplement each day. They were requested to eat a diet that included at least six servings of fresh vegetables and fruits, four ounces or fewer of meat per meal, and eight glasses of water. It was also suggested that they reduce stress and exercise, including at least a one-mile walk three times a week.
"All three women recovered quickly and their laboratory values remarkably improved. Furthermore, liver transplantation was avoided and the patients are back at work, carrying out their normal activities, and feeling healthy."
About the author:
Tony Isaacs, is a natural health author, advocate and researcher who hosts The Best Years in Life website for those who wish to avoid prescription drugs and mainstream managed illness and live longer, healthier and happier lives naturally. Mr. Isaacs is the author of books and articles about natural health, longevity and beating cancer including "Cancer's Natural Enemy" and is working on a major book project due to be published later this year.
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