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Hepatitis C Treatment and Cure

Last Modified on May 13, 2015

What Is Hepatitis C?

Caused by one of the many hepatitis viruses, hepatitis C is an infection that invades and attacks the liver. Characterized by inflammation of the liver, hepatitis C often prevents few symptoms and is only detected years later as liver damage is discovered via routine medical tests. Generally considered one of the most serious of the viruses, hepatitis C is caused by the hepatitis C virus also known as HCV.

Hepatitis C frequently causes few to no symptoms in its early stages. If an individual does experience symptoms, however, symptoms of hepatitis C usually involve fatigue, high fever, nausea, poor appetite, muscle pain, joint discomfort, and jaundice or the yellowing of the eyes and skin. Additional symptoms may include weight loss, breast enlargement in men, an unusual rash on the palms, trouble with blood clotting and spider-like blood vessels on the skin.

Hepatitis C is caused by the hepatitis C virus or HCV. The infection is spread via contact with blood that has been or is contaminated with HCV. Intravenous drug abuse is the most common cause of hepatitis C transmission while the risk of developing HCV by sexual contact is low. Additional risk factors for developing the disease include working in health care, having HIV, receiving a piercing in an unclean environment or via unsterile equipment, getting a blood transfusion or organ transplant prior to 1992 or being born to a woman who has the hepatitis C infection.

Natural Hepatitis C Treatment and Remedies

Hepatitis C is generally considered the most serious of the hepatitis infections. As suchintensive treatment is often required to facilitate recovery and improvement. Nonetheless, many natural treatments offer relief and reduction of symptoms. BHT is the most popular cure for Hepatitis C on Earth Clinic as reported by our readers. Also, alpha lipoic acid can also be taken to reduce enzyme levels associated with hepatitis C. Additional treatment options include colloidal silver, arginine, chanca piedra, sublingual and vitamin D3. Taking natural supplements to support overall health also aid in hepatitis C treatment. Vitamin B12, vitamin B, vitamin C, lipid monolaurin and sodium selenite should be taken daily while milk thistle and vitamin E should be avoided. Continue reading below for exact dosages for hepatitis C healing protocols.

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Alpha Lipoic Acid   1  0   

Posted by Tim D (Plano, Texas) on 06/23/2012

[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]  I contracted Hep C around 1984. A friend mentioned an amino acid called "Alpha-Lipoic Acid" to lower my enzymes levels AST and ALT count. He showed me in a book that had a list of elements that were taken out of our school of medicine in 1950's. I have had a level of roughly 20 AST and 35 ALT ever since. My liver doctor about 10 years ago was completly surprised by the levels, and asked what I was doing to get these levels. I mentioned "Alpha-Lipoic Acid" and he did not recognize it. It is sad when we are controlling what doctors should and shouldn't know. Hope this helps those reading.

Replied by Timh
Louisville, Ky, USA

Tim D from Plano, I first began taking ALA w/ other supplements during meals but found it upsetting to the stomach; after trying ALA 50mg on an empty stomach however, I experience no gastric distress. For me it is important to be sufficiently buffered prior to ALA. The other night I experimented w/ 50mg every 15 min 4x w/ no upset and increased energy and stamina. There are some caps as high as 600mg which I suppose would be beneficial for even advanced stages of liver disease. And now there is a stable form of the more active molecule of called R-Fraction which is touted to deliver over 5 times more than standard Thioctic Acid, and has been reported to have less irritation on delivery.
Replied by Lorenzo
San Antonio

I have found that colliodal silver works great in knocking out the disease. You can make your own for just a few dollars.
Replied by Dave
Fountain Inn, Sc

Hello Lorenzo,

Thanks for posting about colloidal silver used to treat Hep C. I've never personally known of cs usage for Hep although I've posted a number of times asking if anyone had tried it.

Can you give specifics? I mean load numbers.

There is a well known and very smart poster on EC who often talks of BHT usage with great success. He is always asking for specifics on successes.

So to add to the remedy possibilities, what were your numbers before and after. Hopefully Oscar will weigh in and ask you some questions. He is the poster I referred to.

Replied by Bobby
Texas, US

[YEA]   In 2007 I had all the systems of Hepatitis C and had genotype 1. I searched for natural cures and found Colloidal Sliver. After taking Colloidal Sliver everyday for one year my Doctor said he could not believe it because he could find the virus in my blood test at all and that it was gone.
Replied by Darrensalik

Colloidal Silver: how much to take every day for hep.c?

Arginine   0  0   

Posted by Paula (San Francisco, Ca) on 04/08/2013

Does anybody know if it's OK to take Arginine with hepatits c? First post- thanks much

Replied by Dave
Fountain Inn, SC

To the issue of whether consumption of arginine can impact Hep B and C, in theory yes. That is because taking arginine can reduce the amount of lysine (another amino acid) in the body and lycine helps fight off at least one virus...herpes simplex. In theory then, lysine may be helping to keep another virus from springing up... such as Hep B and C. About 15 percent of the population has herpes simplex from the reading I have seen. But by extrapolating from this one might theorize that lysine inhibits viral growth and so, again in theory, if lysine is diminished from the system then obviously its inhibiting viral effects might be reduced also.

HOWEVER there are two solutions to the problem for those like myself who take large amounts of arginine because of its amazing health benefits: After consumption of my arginine in the morning (in a liquid form... 5 thousand mg), in the afternoon, I take 500 mg of additional lysine, just to make sure lysine is not being depleted by such large amounts of arginine. Next, to make sure I am not inadvertently reducing an anti viral ability to help my immune system, I take small sips of colloidal silver at least three times weekly. The silver will act to swish out viruses in my body. I'd love for someone to disabuse me of this "theory" I pose above. That is, that lysine does suppress herpes simplex and thus (the theory) that therefore lysine might be suppressing other viruses also and by extension (continued theory) that supplements of lysine if one is taking arginine should counter arginine's impact on lysine in the system.

Replied by Paula
San Francisco, Ca

I am taking the same amount of arginine per day. How much lysine are you taing for for how long?

BTW I also take for all the health benefits. I don't believe anyone should take blood pressure medication.

Replied by Ll
La, Ca

Dave from Fountain In S, C. How much lysine are u taking? Thx much
Replied by David
Fountain Inn, Sc

Sorry for my delay in responding on the quantity of lysine I take; I did mention it in my original post but it might not have been clear. I take 500 mg daily.
Replied by Davey D.
Vancover, Bc Canada

If you want to hang on to the Hep b - C virus then do so. L-Lysine will cause a toxic build up in the liver which will relate to overdose.

I take BHT 350mg per day Chanca Piedra, B12 5, 000 mcg sublingual, B12 1,000 mcg time released and Vitamin D3. My liver functions have come down to the normal range from over 200 ALT. I have Hep C and never felt better. I am suspecting a cure very soon with this treatment and I have the numbers to prove it as opposed to speculation by how you feel.

Also it is beneficial to know what not to take like grape fruit juice, milk thistle, and Vitamin E which has been found in tests to help the hep c virus to duplicate.

Davey D.

Replied by Debi
Irvine, Ca

Davey. Please tell me what you are doing to heal your hep c? I have been doing MMS for two years now and have still not been able to heal myself when others have. I would love to know what you're doing to yourself please contact me. Deb
Replied by M. Bert
California, US

I always heard milk thistle worked. Other sites say so as well. Is there any evidence supporting it doesn't?
Replied by Art
California, Us

According to the following report on current known effects of silymarin (a.k.a. milk thistle) in regards to Hep-C, it may be helpful in some instances, especially when delivered intravenously, but is definitely not a cure.

Oscar's BHT option seems likely to be more effective.


Austrian Pumpkin Seed Oil   0  0   

Posted by Glee (Hollywood, Ca) on 04/26/2015

Take Styrian pumpkin seed oil (or just a handful of Styrian pumpkin seeds) for hep c and jaundiced skin :)

Berkson Therapy   0  0   

Posted by Dan's Sister (Playa Vista, Ca) on 10/13/2012

My Brother was diagnosed with Hep C and Stage IV Cirrhosis. He contracted HepC when he was 18 from blood transfusions from a motorcycle accident. 40 years later he became quite ill even had an esophogeal bleed which almost killed him. Drs at Kaiser said to go home and wait until he qualified for a liver transplant. Nothing they could do for him since he had the bleed out. We searched the internet and found Dr. Burt Berkson in Las Cruces NM.

We went there for 2 weeks, he was so ill he couldn't even roll his own suitcase to the hotel. After 1 week of treatment, he could go up stairs again, he didn't feel like he had the flu, could walk around and could sleep again. When he finished the treatments after two weeks, we flew back to Los Angeles, my husband picked us up at the airport and couldn't believe his eyes when he saw my brother. Dr. Berkson treats many auto immune diseases. We saw miracles in the 2 weeks we were there with several other people. This treatment is not expensive and works. I wouldn't believe it if I didn't experience it with my brother. Our friend is now being treated for his MS and having amazing results as well. Dr. Berkson uses ALA, Silymarin, Selenium IV's with a B complex injection. He also uses a low dose Naltrexone at night. Dan's MRI after treatment showed diminishing of the lesion on his liver and all of his lab work is moving in the right direction. The Dr at Kaiser asked what he was doing, because he was surprised at how his lab work turned out. We never told him because we thought he would be offended or try to convince us not to go back in 6 months for a "top up".

Berkson looks at your lab work (you can fax it) and tells you if he thinks he can help you or not free of charge. People were there from all over the world telling us about their success with this treatment.

Replied by Bill
San Fernando, Philippines

1140 Posts
The ALA Breakthrough and User's Guide to the B-Complex Vitamins -- by Dr Burt Berkson.

I've recently read the above two books by Dr Burt Berkson and both were an interesting and revealing read because I learnt something useful about these particular nutrients.

The most impressive and remarkable of his books is The ALA Breakthrough which initialy describes his involvement, as a Phd researcher, on the usefulness and helpfulness of ALA to act as a prime anti-oxidant that removes the deathly effects of poison mushrooms on the body. Later, as a qualified doctor, he began researching and using ALA in combination with other particular nutrients like LDN, Selenium and Milk Thistle and the B Vitamins which he applied in their correct orthomolecular and medical amounts to succsessfully treat and combat Aging, Diabetes, peripheral neuropathies, MS, Heart Disease, Pancreatic Cancer, Liver Cancer as well as curing and reviving people with Hepatitis C. ALA also greatly aids patients with the following problems: HIV-positive, AIDS, immunosuppression, psoriasis, eczema, burns, skin cancer, Lou Gehrig's and Parkinson's diseases and other neurological conditions, rheumatoid, arthritis, systemic lupus, scleroderma and other autoimmune diseases, macular degeneration, cataracts and other eye diseases, blood circulation, stroke, and hardening of the arteries.

Dr Burton's other book on B Vitamins is also a must read for his clear and simple insights and explanations. In the book, he goes right through why everyone needs each of the B Vitamns. I would also agree with him about their importance, since most people on western diets are greatly lacking in this group of vitamins today.

Replied by Rsw
Uniontown, Oh

Hi Bill, Thanks for the info on Dr. Berkson's work. I was taking ALA with LDN for over a year after reading of his success but stopped taking the ALA after reading that it could be a bad idea if you have any amalgam fillings. I have two in a tooth with a gold onlay, so if I have them removed, I am sure the entire molar will go. Do you think ALA is more helpful or hurtful if you have amalgam fillings? Thank you for your always informative posts and for taking the time to help so many people.
Replied by Eladapinio

Rsw from Uniontown, Oh asked a great question regarding the intake of ALA when one has amalgam fillings, crowns, etc. There seems to be a strong convinction among the online holistic community that ALA will pull the mercury out of the fillings and ultimately help deposit it in the brain. My question is- is this true for any chelation? Will spirulina and chlorella lead to the same results? And if yes, how does one support the liver until one is able to remove the fillings/crowns? Thank you.
Replied by Gary S Smith
Obion, Tn

If one is taking selenium this concern is not as critical. Selenium easily binds with mercury keeping it from settling in organs. This same principle is true when it comes to mercury content in many fish. Many of the fish that have slightly high mercury content also have ample amounts of selenium making it highly unlikely that one will absorb mercury and become toxic.

BHT   7  0   

Posted by Tobique (Simcoe, Ontario, Canada) on 05/08/2015

I have been taking 1000 mg of BHT every night before bed on an empty stomach, I take nothing else , till next morning I take 10 mg rabeprazole vitamin b complex B-100 and 250 mg of DMG. its been a year and my hep c reading before AST 113 ALT 217 viral load 3.54 x10 to the 6th

After one year AST 42 ALT 61 viral load 3.7E+6 .

If I read the first reading for viral load correctly it was 3,540,000 and now it's 3,700,000. an increase, but the AST and ALT has been steadly decreasing.

What am I doing wrong?

Replied by Oscar
Syracuse, New York

Dear Tobique, [ Canada ]: You are taking too much BHT at one time. 1,000mg of BHT with water on an empty stomach is a LOT. This may be causing stomach problems. Are you having stomach pain? Is this why you take " rabeprazole " ?

How much do you weigh in pounds please?

The good news is you did have a very big improvement in liver function and are now close to normal in that regard.

You are pretty much holding fast on that viral load count. Of course that is not good enough and you want better.

So, split the dose of BHT into 2 separate dosages and you may be taking too much BHT.

Are you by any chance drinking grapefruit juice ? Grapefruit juice can and will degrade the BHT treatment.

Let`s try lowering the individual doses of BHT in hopes that any stomach problems will go away. I did look into what " rabeprozole " is and it is a fairly large molecule. Large enough to degrade the BHT treatment if it is combining with the BHT and the Dimethylglycine might be enhancing this effect.

Look: You are holding your own, not getting worse and your liver function is very much improved. I hope we can identify the problem and correct it. We want to see that viral load go down and fast. Hopefully a little fine tuning of the BHT treatment will make that difference....Oscar

Replied by Tobique
Simcoe Ontario Canada

Dear Osca,

I have had stomach problems high acid production since I was 21, ( I am 58) the rabeprozole is to control this. The hep c diagnosis was in 2011 . I weigh 190 pounds . winter is less active than summer, more sitting and the summer I am out side working 8 hours per day or more. I don't eat any thing with acid, so no grapefruit.

I feel no discomfort after taking the BHT.. If I take the 500 mg BHT at night before bed, and then second 500 mg dosage in the morning with the vitamin B-100 complex will it still be effective?

The DMG was to boost my immune system to fight the Hep C virus . I have found the old records to give you a better understanding on the numbers

A blood test in 2012 june, showed a viral load at 9.9E+6. I took BHT 1000 mg and DMG 250 MG and the first night my body felt cold inside, I couldn't get warm at all. but next day all was good. The coldness I was told was the body killing the virus, next testing

July 2013 Ast 54 ALT 91 was viral 4.83E+6

April 2014 AST 36 ALT 64 viral load 3.05E+6

May 2015 AST 42 ALT 61 viral load 3.7E+6

The first usage showed great promise. Now the numbers have stagnated I will try the split dosage . starting tonight and drop the acid reducer , and use " gaviscon " to control the acid unless that will affect the BHT. Thanks for your help.

Replied by Oscar
Syracuse, New York

Dear Tobique [ Canada ]: I do NOT know what these " E units are ". Does E=one million or not ? Wikipedia says: Gaviscon is " alginic acid ". A much smaller compound than that other compound you discussed. So give it a try and lets see what happens.

Also: There are totally new treatments available for hepatitis C. These new treatments are much safer and more effective than the old interferon+this that and another thing.

Has your doctor discussed these new treatments with you? You live in Canada so these new treatments should be available to you.

You have tried the BHT with mixed results. Perhaps it is time to look into these newly available drugs....Oscar

Replied by Tobique
Simcoe, Ontario, Canada

The way the numbers were explained was. 3.7E+6 would be interpreted this way 3.7 move the decimal to the right six places. so 3700000.

Yes, there are new treatments but from what I understand only available if you have liver damage to a certain level. My liver biopsy show no liver scaring, so I am not covered and would have to pay the thousands of dollars to cover the new treatments my self which I can not afford. I have talked with one of the researchers and he said if the BHT is successful he would be considering do a study on it, a low cost cure for hep c is what is needed. That's one of the reasons I need it to work.

As for BHT, I have been consistantly taking it since I started, I have seen the huge drop in viral load and was wandering why the slight increase in viral load. Could it be from an increase in iron rich food?

Replied by Oscar
Syracuse, New York

Dear Tobique [ Canada ]: My ONLY concern is your well being. I have NO self interest in promoting this BHT treatment. These NEW hepatitis C drugs DO work very well from ALL the reports I have read. Said treatments are very expensive right now. But those prices will go DOWN as time goes by.

For right now: You are holding up well coping with this hepatitis C infection with the use of BHT. Your liver function is at least close to normal. And your viral load count has pretty much remained the same at 3.7 million or there abouts. That is on the low side of the medium range. One million or less is considered the low range and ten million or more is considered in the high range.

These results are as good as they are. Of course you want WAY BETTER than that. You want to be truly CURED of hepatitis C.

So for right now: You are telling me these new treatments are at this time NOT available to you. That could change in a few years and in my opinion probably will change as the price goes down on these new treatments.

You asked me about iron rich foods. My answer is that excessive amounts of iron do STRESS the liver. So do avoid imbibing EXCESSIVE amounts of IRON.

It is still possible that with some careful adjustment of your diet and supplement intake we can tip the balance and get the desired results with the BHT treatment.

Another important thing you can do is to make sure you drink plenty of quality water. I recommend distilled water. One thing to keep in mind is: The more dehydrated a person becomes, the more concentrated those hepatitis C virons become in your blood. Being dehydrated also DECREASES the BHT metabolites ability to READILY seek out those lipid coated viruses in a person`s blood.

So, in conclusion: Drink distilled water whenever you feel thirsty and cut back on excessive amounts of Iron rich foods and lets see if we can get this BHT treatment working the way it is supposed to work. Hopefully we can tip the balance point you seemed to have reached and achieve a CRASH in that viral load count with the use of BHT ...Oscar

Posted by Samij....ab (Calgary, Alberta) on 02/23/2015

Hi, I just want to thank all of you for this site. I was diagnosed with Hep C genotype 2 this past December and have a viral load of over 5 million. My abdomen has started to swell and my blood pressure is rising. Will BHT help with these symptoms or should I be taking complimentary products also?

My support system seems to have shut down right in front of my face. Any advice you could give would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance!

Replied by Oscar
Syracuse, New York

BHT seems to be an effective treatment for ALL types of hepatitis C for many but NOT ALL people. Also: Those who keep or kept this treatment simple are those that had the best results. You have to try the BHT treatment to find out if it works for you or not.

If it works for you: You should see a rapid improvement in: Liver function tests and viral load count tests.

The recommended dosage is 250mg to 500mg of BHT with water on an empty stomach. Start with the 250mg per day and work up to the 500mg per day dosage of BHT. Very large or heavy people may need more: the same as any other medication.

If adverse reactions are experienced lower the dosage used or end the BHT treatment....Oscar

Posted by Ruth (SC, US) on 09/21/2014

Hello again I just wanted to know if I can use BHT with my anti anxiety herbal blend named a2x which I started two days ago. Also, is desicatted liver ok to be used while on BHT? I will order BHT for my Hep c as soon as I hear from you. Thanks so much


Replied by Tony

Oscar suggests not to use any herbals while taking BHT. I asked him the same thing about taking a multi-vitamin with included herbals & he said to just stick with a standard multi with just vitamins & minerals.

I thought maybe using smaller herbal amounts that would be included in some multi's would be OK but he suggested not. It's best to not take a chance & just give the BHT time to see if it works for whatever you're using it for. Thanks & God Bless!

Posted by Penny (Chico, California, USA) on 08/26/2014

[YEA]  I took BHT for three weeks in January and then again for the entire months of April and May. I am trying to cure Hep C. In June 2013 my viral load was 1,570,000 and in June 2014 my viral load is 1,000,074. My numbers had been increasing each year since 2006, so this is a great improvement. I didn't take anything but BHT.

Replied by Oscar
Syracuse, New York

Dear Penny from Chico, I am glad to hear of improvement with BHT. But, it is very important that you stay with taking BHT on a daily basis. This stopping and starting the BHT treatment is NOT the way to get good results. Every time you stop the BHT treatment you are allowing the virus to spread to uninfected liver cells. I want to see you get well and stay well. It will probably take at least 2 years of daily dosing with BHT to be truly CURED. You are truly CURED when you test NEGATIVE with the HCV antibodies test. Testing NO VIRUS DETECTED is NOT being cured. That simply means the BHT treatment is working the way it is supposed to. Those viral load count tests are a blood test. The HCV and HBV viruses reproduce in the liver cells and NOT the blood cells. I know of people who got to NO VIRUS DETECTED with the viral load count tests using BHT and stopped the treatment. Those people ALWAYS relapsed eventually. The same is true for people using the prescribed treatments.

Like I said it takes at least 2 years of daily dosing with BHT to be truly CURED. Liver cells live on average about 200 days. One person did get CURED in somewhat less than one year. But he was very lucky. So stay with the BHT treatment UNTIL you test NEGATIVE with the ANTIBODIES test.

Most doctors do NOT know this. It seems obvious to me. But they are taught erroneous information about all this. I have been at this since 1997. The hepatitis C websites devoted to the conventional treatments are FULL of stories by people who got to NO VIRUS DETECTED with that viral load count test only to RELAPSE in a few years .

So, just keep taking the BHT like you have been and eventually you will be CURED. Keeping the treatment simple like you have been is the way to do this treatment. Just stick with it until you test negative with the ANTIBODIES test. That usually takes a few years....Oscar

Replied by Dan
Ontario, CA

[SIDE EFFECTS]   Is there anyone out there who had a bad reaction to BHT? I've had hep C for 40 years and I am heading into stage 3 liver disease. I have always self treated and seemed to keep the virus at bay. However, in recent years my levels have gone way up and my ferritin levels are in the 500 range. I am on blood pressure meds, (which I am not happy about). I tried the BHT at 2 x 250 per day and it made me feel ill. I cut back to 1 a day and after 2 weeks I couldn't think or hardly function in day to day activities. I want this to work but I seem to be allergic to it. Oh, I also have Crohn's disease. Any advice would be appreciated
Replied by Mr. Ree

Have therapeutic phlebotomies...It will lower you ferritin and your enzymes as well...It will also remove some of the virus...I have found that it will lower both enzymes and ferritin significantly after each treatment...You want to get your ferritin in the 30 range regardless of what your doctor says...

At that level your enzymes will be close to normal...Of course Dr's know this...but...

Also, get checked for hemochromatosis...If you have both genes you have it...Then you can automatically be qualified for phlebotomies...

Replied by Rsw
Uniontown, Oh

Hi Dan,

There is a woman on the low dose naltrexone (LDN) site who has kept her Hep C viral level low by using LDN and alpha lipoid acid. Many others have done the same thing on the Yahoo LDN site. She also says she keeps a high Ferritin level down by taking IP6 capsules, which will chelate iron from the body. This may give you an alternative if the BHT is a problem for you. An additional benefit of the LDN is that it has a high success rate for Crohn's disease, and is currently in Stage III trials. The successful prior trials by Dr. Jill Smith have been published in medical journals. There is about a 67% success rate. LDN may provide a double benefit for you. See for more information, then join the Yahoo LDN Group shown on that first site and ask any questions to the more than 12,000 members on just that site, who take it. Best wishes.

Replied by Dan

Thanks to Mr .Ree and Rsw for the replies. Firstly, I have tried to get phlebotomies prescribed for me but with no success. There is no hemochromatosis in my genes as proven by lab work. I am in Ontario and it is almost next to impossible to try and get a physician to work with me on this. I even tried to show a specialist the clinical study proof of being bled to reduce ferritin levels which in turn will bring down ast and alt levels-wasn't interested. Secondly to Rsw, the link you gave me is quite interesting and I am currently trying to get a supplier of LDN. Thanks again for taking the time to reply...
Replied by Rsw
Uniontown, Oh

Not sure if this is allowed but I do feel it would be helpful to many people who are struggling to buy LDN and cannot get a doctor's prescription. I understand if you feel you cannot print this. Thank you.

Hi Dan,

Here is a link you may find to be helpful. I have no personal or business association with this site. The man who runs it also has Hep C, and is thought to be reputable by the LDN community. Best wishes!


As one of our wonderful long time contributors, you can post links to helpful products at any time!

Replied by Timh

Thank You Rsw for your LDN advocacy.

Suffering debilitating consequences of a twice compromised immune system, as evidenced by chronic viral, bacterial, fungal, and mycoplasma infections, I braved and fought as long as possible but continued deteriorating and started approx. 1.5mg Naltrexone Dec 13, 2014. Two days latter I was able to clean my house and get about some better. I have many issues and the road to substantial recovery is long, but this LDN is helping in a major way.

Again, TY for your recommendation, what, some 2yrs ago?

Replied by Rsw
Uniontown, Oh

What great news, Timh! Over the years, it has been obvious that your road has not been an easy one, but you have persevered and been unrelenting and unafraid to try new, always logical and well researched treatments, in your quest for improvement. Along that route you have helped so many on this site with your insights and understanding of how supplements and other treatments can interact synergistically for positive results. I have benefited many times from taking your suggestions to heart. This is icing on the cake to hear that you are feeling better! You have made my day.
Replied by Dan

Dan, You can use I-P 6 (phytic acid) and get your ferritin levels down...With ferritin levels down you enzymes will also go down. It usually works for about 30 points per months...Experiment with strength...

I would still not give up looking for a doctor that would give you monthly phlebotomies...there must be one doctor in Canada with ethics that would help your condition. Don't give up!

Posted by Art (Vancouver, Bc, Canada) on 07/07/2014


The BHT 250mg that I have been using now for over two and a half years has made me feel a lot better and increased my energy, although it has failed to cure me of Hep-C. I have been monitoring your posts here and am encouraged to see you are helping a lot of people. My friend bigmac says hi as well.

Now I would like to update my condition. I am 67 years and have had to change my diet due to recently going from Borderline Diabetes to type 2 Diabetes, after taking R+NAC for 1 year. I was so bloated that I could no longer sit and tie my shoe laces and I was getting a lot of gut pain.

Turns out that I am Lactose intolerant and have to use Lactose free milk. As well I have had to stop eating all processed foods and all whites including breads and anything with Gluten in it. I was shocked to discover how much sugar they use. Now I eat a lot of Salads, chicken, pork, unsalted peanuts, Golden Delicious Apples with a dab of Sugar Free Peanut Butter on it, and eggs with Pears for breakfast. I have since found Sugar Free Ice Cream which I have with Strawberries on it. I have found a solution to my Constipation problem and now have daily bowel movements which are easy to pass and are much softer. It is RestoralLAX 1 cap full added to my morning coffee.

Over the past six weeks I have dropped my weight from 205lbs. to 193lbs. and reduced my pants size from 44 to 40 waist. The chest pains have disappeared and the pain around my Liver area right lower lobe has also decreased to near none.

I am still taking the BHT 350mg per day some times on an empty stomach and sometimes just before a meal because of it's other benefits though not loosing all hope with it for the Hep-C cure. I continue to use Chanca Piedra 500mg per day for it's ability to reduce Liver pain and for it's antiviral properties. My Neuropathy is under control with R=Alpha Lipoic Acid 200mg x2 per lunch and supper.

I did get a Shingles Vaccine shot last year which elevated my Liver count. I did that just to play it safe against getting Shingles and then found out it's a live virus they use in it. I hope I didn't screw things up. My last blood draw showed 51 ALT on my Liver function test and I will have another Ultra Sound on my Liver soon. As for my other aches and pains, they come and go just like before taking the BHT.

As for the Milk Thistle, I quit using it a couple of years ago after finding out that it can cancel other meds and herbs by trying to protect the Liver. I am glad I don't have to waste the precious little money I have on it.

I do find that if I feel a smidge sick over night that Ginger Root Extract cures that. I suppose I should take it ever day but don't.

Take care Oscar!!!!


Replied by Oscar
Syracuse, New York

Dear Art from Vancouver, It is great hearing from you. Please tell our friend Bigmac I have never forgotten him and never will. He was the strength that held the BHT cures groups together and without his support and dedication the BHT cures groups struggled along but eventually failed. This failure was probably not possible to prevent. Too many members whose reason for joining was always a concern. I am sure Bigmac understands the issues I am reffering to.

We did a lot of good and many people were cured and others did get much better if not truly cured. I am glad to learn you lost the weight you did. That diabetes is a very serious health concern and that is an understatement. We are about the same age and weight. I am having my own problems as a result of my well over 50 years of smoking cigarettes. The BHT helps but those cigarettes take a toll on your lungs and heart.

I am sad to learn that this shingles vaccine has caused new health problems. Timh reports the same with some vaccine he took. You really can not trust the medical establishment with many issues. Amazing to me that so many very bad mistakes are being made by people we should be able to trust.

I am always being encouraged by the VA to have the flu and just recently this shingles vaccine. Being me I NEVER get said vaccinations. I am well aware of the risks associated with said vaccinations. And for me: The BHT works so very well I never feel a need to have them.

Glad to hear from you. Please let my dear friend Bigmac know I have never forgotten him and never will. A man could not ask for a better friend than Bigmac....Oscar

Replied by Kathy
Naugatuck, Ct

Oscar, Are you talking about the preservative BHT?

Where can I get it?

Replied by Oscar
Syracuse, Ny

To Kathy from Naugayauk, CT: Yes, BHT is that food preservative BHT. The online retailer " LifeLinks " is a reliable one and sells BHT in the convenient 250mg capsules for a good price here if my link works:
Replied by Oscar
Syracuse, Ny

BHT is now available through WALMART. Whether or not you can buy it at your local Walmart I do not know. Surely worth a phone call to find out if you want BHT. Also it is the " LifeLink " brand I consider trustworthy and in the convenient 250mg capsules at a good price....Oscar

Posted by Flor (Las Cruces, Nm) on 05/22/2014

I want to start my mom on the bht treatment she contracted hepatitis c 30 years. she has been having pain problems for over 10 years at times getting worse. now is diagnosed with chronic liver function. she is 78, the doctor said she doesn't qualify for the hepatitis c treatment. she takes high blood pressure meds and has osteoporosis, taking no meds for that. can I try bht treatment at her age?

Replied by Rsw
Uniontown, Oh


I will let Oscar comment on whether your Mother could take BHT. However, I don't know if you are aware that you live in the same town as Dr. Burt Berkson, a first rate doctor known for his ability to treat serious liver conditions and frequently returning the patient to complete wellness. Here is a link to his site:

Patients travel internationally to see him, and I understand that he does not charge an arm and a leg to be treated. Best wishes!

Replied by Anne
Tucson, Az

find another Dr...NOW ... new meds and treatment are coming out in Oct. - Jan 2015; she is not too old...go to and see how many have already been cured...

Posted by Prince Ausar (Verona, Nj) on 05/10/2014

I accidentally ate half a grapefruit while taking BHT for Hepatitis C. I just started the protocol and wondering if I failed any chance of curing this medical issue out my own ignorance. HELP!!!

Replied by Oscar
Syracuse, New York

Dear Prince from Verona, NJ: There is NOTHING to worry about. Eating some grapefruit while using BHT to treat a viral infection, though not helpful, will NOT seriously impact the BHT treatment. Just stop eating or drinking grapefruit juice.

The case history by or of Imran was that: Once he stopped drinking grapefruit juice he rapidly achieved NO VIRUS DETECTED with the viral load count test. Now even when NO VIRUS DETECTED is achieved he still needed to keep taking the BHT. We did get a follow up report from Imran and he was still reading NO VIRUS DETECTED after 4 months of achieving NO VIRUS DETECTED. I discussed with Imran the importance of continuing the BHT treatment. BHT can and will clear the blood of viable viral particles. But the liver will still be full of infected cells. Any one of which can and will release intact viral particles that can and will infect uninfected liver cells. But by keeping the blood free of intact viral particles you prevent that from occurring. Eventually a true cure is achieved. This takes at least a couple of years for most people of continued BHT treatment.

So please do not worry. Just continue the BHT treatment and eventually you should achieve a true cure. As I have stated so very many times: A true cure is when you achieve a NEGATIVE test result with the HCV or HBV antibodies tests....Oscar

Replied by Oscar
Syracuse, New York

Dear Prince from Verona, NJ: There is NOTHING to worry about. Eating some grapefruit while using BHT to treat a viral infection, though not helpful, will NOT seriously impact the BHT treatment. Just stop eating or drinking grapefruit juice.

The case history by or of Imran was that: Once he stopped drinking grapefruit juice he rapidly achieved NO VIRUS DETECTED with the viral load count test. Now even when NO VIRUS DETECTED is achieved he still needed to keep taking the BHT. We did get a follow up report from Imran and he was still reading NO VIRUS DETECTED after 4 months of achieving NO VIRUS DETECTED. I discussed with Imran the importance of continuing the BHT treatment. BHT can and will clear the blood of viable viral particles. But the liver will still be full of infected cells. Any one of which can and will release intact viral particles that can and will infect uninfected liver cells. But by keeping the blood free of intact viral particles you prevent that from occurring. Eventually a true cure is achieved. This takes at least a couple of years for most people of continued BHT treatment.

So please do not worry. Just continue the BHT treatment and eventually you should achieve a true cure. As I have stated so very many times: A true cure is when you achieve a NEGATIVE test result with the HCV or HBV antibodies tests....Oscar

Replied by Prince Ausar
Verona, Nj

Hello Oscar,

A big Thank You!!! You have no idea how much I appreciate your answering my question. You can rest assured that it won't happen again. Do you think taking a double dose will help or hinder my progress? Say one capsule in the morning and one at before bedtime 250 mg each.

Weight: 135 lbs.
Height: 5' 6

Looking forward to your reply. Many Thanks, Prince Ausar

Replied by Oscar
Syracuse, New York

Hello again Prince Ausar from Verona, NJ: You are serious about making this BHT treatment work and I am serious about providing the best advice I can to ensure the treatment works as it did for me and many others.

You say you weigh 135 pounds. For people in that weight range 250mg of BHT per may be all you need. You can try the two dose per day method. If adverse effects are experienced at two 250mg doses per day go back to one 250mg per day. Also you can try staggering the dosage. By that I mean take one 250mg one day and two 250mg of BHT the next day. One dose in the morning and one dose at night every other day.

Please do report back with any blood test results you get. Also, the only other supplement I recommend is a standard multivitamin and mineral supplement no more than one per day. And that is optional. BHT is a reactive compound that can and will combine with MANY other supplements in unpredictable and undesirable ways. The mixing of the BHT treatment with other treatments or supplements usually degrades the treatment severely. BHT seems to work well with some pain medications and the AIDS drug " COMPLERA ".

The big problem is when BHT is used with certain compounds that combine with the metabolites of BHT. Large molecules that prevent the metabolites of BHT from penetrating the bi-layered lipid coatings of the different viruses. Vitamin B12 is such a compound and should be avoided in large doses. The amount of B12 in those standard multivitamins does NOT seem to degrade the BHT treatment. But again, taking a multivitamin is optional and is NOT part of the treatment....Oscar

Replied by Prince Ausar
Verona, Nj

Hello Oscar, Your right on when it comes to doing everything I can to correct my health. (No Fear). The only vitamins I take are whole food vitamins. I think to be on the safe side I'll stay with the 250 mg a day for a two month period and see what the results are. I'm to visit my doctor in June and have him repeat my blood test. I'l forward you the results.

We're all one spirit and that one spirit is how I roll.

Thank You Oscar, Prince Ausar

Posted by Jwillideb (Hyattsville, Md) on 11/19/2013

I have been takking BHT for approximately three weeks. I do not have the results of my last liver test but requested them from the VA in DC. I have noticed that I do wake up tired, I fall to sleep earlier and easier. I am due for blood work in December and I am hoping that sunstantial improvement will be noticed. Thanks Oscar, your comments were/are the motivating source for me trying 250Mg daily. BTW... I am 58 and 165lbs.

Replied by Jwllideb
Hyattsville, Md

I meant to write that I do NOT wake up tired anymore. I also take B12 and 1000 cc of vitamin C daliy and the correct dosage I am taking of BHt is 350MG.

Posted by Debibrown (Irvine California) on 08/28/2013

[SIDE EFFECTS]  Hello Oscar,

I starting taking BHT for my HepC last week. I take 1 cap per day first thing in the morning on empty stomach. After a few days I started to itch all over. My palms and the bottoms of my feet mostly. Is this a side effect of the BHT? Have you heard of this happening to anyone else? I'm afraid to take another pill at night because of this. It's been over a week now and I'm still on one pill in the morning. I'm still itching but not too bad. I can tolerate it. I have illiminated everything else I'm taking except the BHT and I still have a low grade itching all day long. I have been taking benedryl to help with the itching. What do you recommend I do now? Thanks for your help. Debi

Replied by Oscar
Syracuse, New York

Dear Debibrown from Irvine California, The answer is yes. This itchiness you discussed has been reported by some others using the BHT treatment. In fact one of the moderators over at the BHT CURES CHAT GROUP had this very same problem. Now all I can say is that this problem usually clears up within a few weeks at the most. If you wish to discuss this with Rachael who is one of our success stories for BHT as atreatment for hepatitis C please do so at this group here:

But please do continue to post about your experience with this BHT treatment here at the EARTH CLINIC.

Posted by Taylor (Scottsdale, Az) on 08/11/2013

I just ordered BHT and I was hoping that someone could give me a protocol in which they had success of some sort with this as well as the other supplements, how many, how much, when and on a full or empty stomach with each. I have pretty much just ignored the fact that I had HepC and 3rd or 4th stage Cirrhosis for over 20 years. Now, I've been feeling nauseated pretty much everyday. I'm 63 but still look pretty young and have changed my diet and lifestyle about 2 years ago to vegan, no sugar, no pharmaceuticals, fluoride or chlorine, etc, etc.. But, haven't taken care of my liver in particular. Would like advice on how to start as well as the BHT regimen. I hope I'm not asking too much. Taylor

Replied by Oscar
Syracuse, New York

To Taylor from Scottsdale, The BHT treatment based on the available feedback at this time is:

The BHT treatment is:

200mg to 350mg of BHT taken once or twice a day with water on an empty stomach. The dosage varies for each person. Generally, the more you weigh the more you need and the less you weigh the less you need or desire. Age is also a factor. People around age 60 have a harder time tolerating higher dosages.

Supplements that work well with BHT are:

1. A generic multivitamin and mineral supplement.
2. Vitamin B12 in a dosage of 1mg [ milligrams ] which is the same as 1,000mcg [ micrograms ] per day.
3. Vitamin C in a daily dosage of 500mg to 1, 000mg per day.
4. One vitamin B complex pill per day.
5. The lipid monolaurin. Not sure of dosage.
6. The herb chanca piedra has helped some people. Not sure about dosage.
7. Sodium selenite in a dosage of 50 [ micrograms ] a day.
Supplements to avoid:

1. Milk thistle and it`s extracts. It reacts with BHT in a way that degrades the treatment.
2. Vitamin E supplements. Yes you need some vitamin E. But vitamin E supplements were proven to ENHANCE hepatitis C`s virons ability to replicate and therefore vitamin E supplements should be avoided.
3. Any and all other supplements should be avoided until and unless I see evidence they work well with the BHT treatment.

These are MY recommendations... Oscar

Replied by Anne
Tucson, Az

Found this information about BHT:

..."The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) considers both BHA and BHT to be safe. Researchers estimate the typical intake of BHA has no dangerous effects, and it would take at least 125 times the usual amount to become toxic. BHT is also considered to be safe; however large amounts of BHT may have some interactions with hormonal birth control methods or steroid hormones, and may increase levels of liver enzymes. Currently the FDA allows food manufacturers to use BHT, however additional safety studies are suggested."

Replied by Proactivewife
Louisville, Ky

My husband was diagnosed with Hep C 2 weeks ago. The doctor was suprised that all his other blood work was normal and ordered more bloodwork to be done. We don't have the results back yet. In the mean time I ordered the BHT and Changa Piedra along with some B-12 vitamins. We are also juicing fresh vegetables and fruits every morning. I am hoping we can kick this thing and he will test clear in the future. We want nothing to do with the current treatment offered. Our Dr. said it is almost like going thru chemotherapy!! Everything I have read leads me to beleive it is very harsh. No Way!!! Is there anything else he needs to do? What do we need to look for in the bloodwork?
Replied by Oscar
Syracuse, New York

Dear Proactivewife from Louisville, KY, There is the BHT treatment that has worked very well for a growing number of people as reported here and in other forums. This is the treatment:

100mg to 350mg of BHT taken with water on an empty stomach once or twice a day. The dosage varies for each person. Weight is an important factor in determining dosage. Fat content of a person`s body is another. Generally the more you weigh and the higher the fat content of your body the more BHT you need to effectively treat a viral infection. Many average size men have done very well with 250mg of BHT taken twice a day. If adverse side effects occur and persist, LOWER the dosage of BHT used. That is the treatment.

Supplements that have been shown to work well with the BHT treatment are:

1. A regular type multi-vitamin and mineral pill once a day.
2. A regular type vitamin B complex pill.once a day.
3. Vitamin B12 in a dosage of 1mg [ milligrams ] per day. 1mg is the same as 1, 000mcg { micrograms ].
4. Vitamin C in a daily dosage of between 500mg and 1, 000mg per day.
5. The lipid monolaurin. Unsure about dosage.
6. The herb chianca piedra seems especially helpful in treating hepatitis B. Unsure of dosage.
7. Sodium selenite in a daily dosage of 50mcg [ micrograms ].

Also, and importantly: Continue taking any doctor prescribed medicines or drugs. Very many of the people who have had dramatic improvement with this BHT treatment are taking a doctor prescribed medicine of one type or another.


1. Milk Thistle and it`s extracts. Degrades the treatment to the point that it no longer works.
2. Grapefruit juice. Degrades the treatment to the point it no longer works.
3. Colloidal silver
4. Hydrogen peroxide taken internally. Hydrogen peroxide is a REACTIVE OXYGEN SPECIES. It will make the BHT treatment NOT work.
5. MMS [ Miracle Mineral Supplement ]. MMS is chlorine bleach, a very powerful oxidizer that will react with BHT in such a way as to make the treatment not work.
6. Vitamin E supplements. Yes you NEED some vitamin E. But a normal diet provides plenty. Vitamin E supplements have been shown to enhance lipid coated viruses ability to replicate and should be avoided for that reason.

For best result stick with those supplements I listed that have been shown to work well with the BHT treatment. Vitamin B12 is an especially good one.
That is the treatment that works consistently well based on the substantial feedback available....Oscar

Replied by Oscar
Syracuse, New York

Hello Proactive wife: The important tests are the liver function tests, sometimes called " The Standard Liver Panel ". These tests cost between 30 and 35 dollars and should be done on a weekly basis. The other important test is the " Viral Load Count Test ". This test costs between 300 and 350 dollars. Have this test done after one month of the BHT treatment. To read our most recent success stories go here:

Please note that people getting the best results are using a standard vitamin B complex tablet along with the vitamin B 12.

Please thank me by reporting your results here at the Earth Clinic. This treatment really does work for most people....Oscar

Replied by Proactivewife
Louisville, Ky

Thank you for the information, I will keep you posted.
Replied by Proactivewife
Louisville, Ky

Oscar, we are taking BHT 350 mg (he is taking it 2 times a day and I am taking it only in the morning)... sublingual B-12 5000 mcg...B-12 1000 mcg time released...chanca piedra phyllanthus niruri veg caps 500mg and a GNC multi vitamin. I have not been tested yet, but figure I had better protect myself. Does this combination look like a good one?
Replied by Living Hopeful
Largo, Md

I have just today recieved 4 bottles of BHT 250mg. I began taking Milk Thistle two weeks ago but plan to stop today. I will have blood work and an MRI done by the VA in December so I hope there will be a noticiable change in my liver enzymes by then.
Replied by Oscar
Syracuse, New York

Dear Proactivewife, Well, your husband started out with the high end of my recommended dosage of BHT. How much does he weigh in pounds ? If he has any adverse reaction, such as feeling irratable or stomach discomfort he can always lower his BHT intake. One method is to take one capsule per day and on the next day take two capsules per day. You alternate between 1 and 2 capsules per day every other day. And if adverse symptons persist go to one capsule per day. Look, he may be just fine with taking two 350mg of BHT per day. Time will tell regarding that. It is thin people who are most prone to BHT side effects.

Also, my recommended dosage for vitamin B12 is 1, 000mcg [ micrograms ] per day. 1mg [ milligrams ] is equal to or the same as 1, 000mcg [ micrograms ]. Now there are some who recommend the higher dosages of vitamin B12. But that is not me. Also, that standard size vitamin B complex is a very good one. Just one per day.

Just pay attention to how you feel and have that liver panel series of blood tests done after one week. We need to pay attention to his liver function test results. There is a Yahoo group devoted to the BHT treatment. I am one of the moderators of this here group:

Once there click THE_BHT_CURES ... on left of your screen just below " Groups Home ". It is a group devoted to helping people such as your husband....Oscar

Replied by Mr. Ree

Here's what you need to do. Follow the protocal you are thinking about and DO NOT have them talk you into a liver biopsy. I had normal enzymes like your husband and had a biopsy and my enzymes went up to the mid 300's and stayed there for several years...nuff said..

Posted by Roy (Las Vegas, Nevada) on 07/11/2013

[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]  Oscar, I started taking the BHT with Monolaurin 3 months ago and my viral load on 3.15.13 was 14.5 million and dropped after 3 months to 7.3 million tested 7.08.13. I take the BHT 350 mg 3 times a day with one teaspoon of Monolaurin. All my other ast and alt levels are in normal range. This is after 3 months so I am so thankful for the BHT protocol. I will continue the BHT protocol until this disease is gone.....

Replied by Oscar
Syracuse, New York, Usa

Dear Roy from Las Vegas, I am very happy to learn of the progress you have made with BHT for hepatitis C. I do wish to make one thing clear though. I am adamant about taking BHT with water only on an empty stomach. You did say you mix your BHT with monolaurin before taking it. I do believe your results will be even better if you take the BHT separately from the monolaurin. Just wait at least an hour or two before or after taking BHT before taking the monolaurin. This has to do with how the BHT is digested and metabolized. There is NO need to mix BHT with anything at the time it is ingested. It works best taken by itself in my opinion....Oscar
Replied by Roy
Las Vegas

I am continuing my BHT along with monolaurin and enzymes. My viral load is dropping about 1.5 million every 7 weeks. My alt ast, and sgot our all within normal ranges
Replied by Oscar
Syracuse, New York

Dear Roy, Thank you so very much for this update. I for sure am very interested in your progress with the BHT treatment. I wish more people would make the effort to post their results.

This is a meaningful way of thanking the good people here at the EARTH CLINIC and myself also for our efforts to help people. I am thinking of Ted most especially. He needs all of our support in his time of need. Thank you Roy, ...Oscar

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