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week. Avoid cod liver oil. Better yet, stop eating fish.

Meat eating is also harmful to the


liver. Anyone taking over 50,000 IU of vitamin A for over a year should either reduce
intake or switch to natural beta-carotene, which is safe.
Do not drink milk or eat pastries, stimulants, white rice, black or white pepper, fried or
fatty foods, cheese, and refined or processed foods.
Never eat raw or undercooked fish, meat, or poultry. There is a serious risk of infection
from doing this. Meat eating is a major source of bacteria parasites, viruses, and various
malignancies.
When taking supplements, either chew them up well or take them with a glassful of water.
Use celandine and silymarin (which is milk thistle extract) every day to help maintain
good liver function. But do not use celandine during pregnancy.
The lemon and the liver are sweethearts. The lemon is one of the best friends that the liver
has.
Coenzyme Q10 helps supply oxygen to the liver.
Lecithin helps prevent fatty buildup in the liver.
In addition to taking care of your liver, treat your kidneys well also. Poor kidney function
results in damage to the liver. Drink water! (See "Kidney problems.")
Do not use harsh laxatives. But do keep the colon clean.
Take no drugs if you want your future years to be happy ones.
Be good to your liver, and it will help you in years to come. It is a well-known fact,
among natural healers, that, if the liver is all right, cancer can be eliminated. But if the
liver is too far degenerated, the hoped-for solution may not be achieved.
ENCOURAGEMENTThe knowledge of God is as high as heaven, yet He can reveal to you all you
need, just for today, if you will but give your life daily into His hands.

HEPATITIS

SYMPTOMSWeakness, nausea, headache, vomiting, fever, muscle aches, loss of appetite,


drowsiness, dark urine, joint stiffness and pains, abdominal discomfort, diarrhea, constipation, lightcolored stools, and often jaundice (a yellowing of the skin, which will first be noticed in the eyes and
mucous membranes). Skin rashes and itching may also occur; the latter is caused by excess bile salts
under the skin.
CAUSESHepatitis is an inflammation of the liver, and may be caused by a virus, bacterium, or toxic
substance. But, in most instances, the cause is viral. There are actually several main types of hepatitis:
Hepatitis A (infectious hepatitis): Transmitted by contaminated water, milk, or food, it has an incubation
period of 15-45 days. The contagion is highest just before illness begins, so food workers can transmit
the disease. Hepatitis A is contagious from 2 weeks to 1 week before the illness starts. It is easily spread
by person-to-person contact and through contact with food, clothing, linens, etc. It can be transmitted
from animals. Eating shellfish is a good way to get it, even if the waters they live in pass national
standards. Recovery generally occurs within 4 weeks. Chronic cases are less likely to occur.
Hepatitis B (serum hepatitis): Found throughout the world and spread as HIV isthrough contact with
infected blood (contaminated needles, syringes, blood transfusions) and sexual contact. Six cases have
been traced to contaminated acupuncture needles. About 5% of all Americans and 85% of gay men have
it. Hepatitis B is very serious. It has an incubation period of 28-160 days (2-6 months), and recovery
may require 6 months. All during that time, it can be passed from one person to another. In increasing
numbers, cases are reverting to chronic active hepatitis, which can result in liver cirrhosis and death.
Hepatitis B is the ninth major killer in the United States.
Hepatitis C: Contracted in the same manner as HIV and hepatitis B, hepatitis C may take 6 months to
produce symptoms, yet all that time it can be spread from one person to another. Between 20-40% of all
hepatitis cases are of this type. It accounts for 90-95% of all hepatitis transmitted by blood donations.
Hepatitis E, hepatitis non-A, and hepatitis non-B also exist, but are of lesser significance in North
America. Hepatitis E is found worldwide and is in epidemic proportions in Africa and Asia, and is
becoming a serious problem in Mexico. It is generally contracted from drinking sewage-contaminated
water. Such water should be boiled before using.
All of the above are primarily viral forms of hepatitis. But there is also one which is caused by toxic
chemicals. It is called toxic hepatitis. The amount to which the liver was exposed to the poisonous
chemicals, fumes, drug, etc., determines the amount of damage to that organ.
Overall, there are 40,000-70,000 reported, new cases of hepatitis each year in America. But the experts
suspect that there are probably ten times that many which go unreported. It most often occurs in young
adults, and is highest in teenage girls.