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To Oscar Syracuse, New York
This is my first post as I found this web site about one month ago. I am a doctor of 60 years. In my youth I contracted the Hepatitis B, completely solved. In the 1975, I contracted the Hepatitis C genotype 1b. From there, I made routine examinations, always with borderline results, except Gamma GT which was double norm value.
In these last months, after 2 biopsies, I was been diagnosted Hepatic Cirrosis 4th stage; I made many echographies with contrast and many TAC with contrast: hepatocellular carcynoma was diagnosted. One month ago, surgical procedure TACE was applied. I am waiting for the next TAC control at the end of April.
At the moment I do not follow any theraphy for treatment of this disease.
Note that I am using drugs for depressive insomnia (Gabapentin twice a day, Mirtazapin once a day, Citalopram 20mg once a day day, Lormetazepam once per day).
I read all your answers about BHT treatment. I would like to start the BHT treatment for myself with increasing dosage with the following steps:
At the end of the previous schedule, it starts a new session for upgrading the therapy by increasing the last dose with a second dose with the following schema:
So, at the end of the 2.nd month, in absence of adverse effects, I will have a therapy of 350mg twice a day, that I plan to continue indefinitely.
Of course, the therapy will be stopped, or reduced, in case of any adverse effect. I know that the BHT therapy has to be taken at empty stomach and far away (2-3 hours) from foods and drugs. At the moment, I still follow a therapy for treating Hepatitis C, Cirrosis and cancer: Nattochinase, Serrapeptase, Acid alphalipoic, Ldnaltrexone 4.5mg, Selenium, Lipid Monolaurin, anticarcinoma Budwitt diet (based on faxseed oil and chottage cheese).
I would like to know if my therapy BHT plan is correct or not. Thank you for your advices Sincerely regards Ugo
Dear Ugo from Italy: You state that you are a doctor. For that reason I do assume you are up on the newly available treatments for hepatitis C. Have you tried said treatments or not ?
Also, from what you stated you are in the advanced stages of cirrhosis along with indications of liver cancer. Is this true or not ?
Now please do NOT get discouraged. I need to know all that you are up against.
The BHT regime you outlined is a VERY good one. It carefully ramps up the dosage of BHT with the necessary attention to BHT`s effect on or for you.
The good news is BHT has worked for people with advanced stages of cirrhosis. Also: BHT in the dosages we are discussing showed a dramatic lifespan increase in mice prone to cancer. See Dr. Denham Harman`s studies about that. This is because BHT is a well documented so called scavenger of free radicals and reactive oxygen species. A simple but important example is the hydroxyl free radical [ . OH ]. BHT readily donates a hydrogen atom to [ .OH ] . [ .OH ] + [ .H ] does = [ H-O-H ]. WATER. The same is true for the free radical [ .CH3 ] + [ .H ] does = [ CH4 ] METHANE. A stable and relatively nonreactive molecule.
BHT is about 320 times more effective as a hydrogen atom donator as is say vitamin E. This is a result of those tightly packed tert-butyl groups. BHT has two said tert-butyl groups. The torque and bending of those hydrogen atoms on those tert-butyl groups weakens the carbon atom to hydrogen atom bonds on those hydrogen atoms.
The overall effect of all that is that BHT very much enhances a person`s ability to cope with said free radicals and Reactive Oxygen Species.
The reason BHT does destroy lipid coated viruses is all about BHT`s size and lipophilic makeup. We are really talking about the metabolites of BHT, the altered compounds that enter the bloodstream.
Simply stated: The metabolites of BHT are somewhat water soluble but still highly lipophilic.
Please stay in touch with this forum whatever happens. I do NOT know what else I can say. Of course I hope for the best for you with or without BHT….Oscar
Dear Oscar, thank you for your answer.
I confirm my diagnosis of Hepatic Cirrosis 4th stage with livel cancer.
One month ago the cancer was treated with Transarterial embolization (TAE) and the next echography gave no clear results about the real effects of the procedure. I am waiting for a TAC control (in the next weeks).
In this situation I have to treat the Cirrosis and the cancer.
As I told you in my first post, I plan to use the BHT treatment for the cirrosis and other drugs/substances for the cancer.
What I would like to know is their compatibility with the BHT therapy. I remind you the list:
Dear Ugo [ Italy ], I have thought about you a lot since I last responded to you. I am concerned that the two doses of 350mg of BHT per day may be too much. Weight and age are important. The less you weigh and the older you are: The more careful you need to be with taking BHT.
Careful monitoring of your liver function tests should provide meaningful answers as too how much BHT you should be taking.
You discussed carefully ramping up your dosage of BHT. I do suggest at whatever dosage of BHT you are taking be leveled out at whatever dose you are taking once your liver function tests start to get worse if they do. Two 350mg of BHT does seem like too much unless you weigh more than 200 pounds.
I weighed about 170 pounds when I successfully treated myself for hepatitis C. I was only using TWO 200mg capsules of BHT at the most. So that is 400mg of BHT per day. I was close to 48 years old at that time. When I started the treatment I was 47 but became 48 in a few months of starting the BHT treatment.
Careful monitoring of your liver function is required for successful treatment for people in advanced stages of liver disease as you are.
Now you are a doctor and I do expect you understand what I am talking about. So again: If at any given dosage of BHT your liver function test results get worse, LOWER THE DOSAGE OF BHT TAKEN.
Look, I am very much hoping for the best for you with this BHT treatment. And careful dosing with those all important liver function tests is the ONLY way to establish what is the correct dosage for YOU.
Now you asked me about the advisability of 7 different compounds. From the feedback available: the selenium, and monolaurin should work fine taken in reasonable dosages. The others I really do not know about.
All I have to work with is the feedback available. NO one has ever done ANY clinical research as to what works with the BHT treatment and that which does not work well with BHT.
On a positive note: There was and is an: “S. from Sacramento” who did have stage 4 liver damage and also seemed to have liver cancer as posted in this forum. S was seeing an ONCOLOGIST [ CANCER DOCTOR ] and had very good results with the BHT treatment.
S. from Sacramento is the closest case history of the use of BHT to treat hepatitis C, I know of as to your situation.
This case history is there in the EARTH CLINIC`s archives SOMEWHERE. I will try and find it and if I do find it post a follow up to this response.
Also Ugo, Please never confuse me as being a Medical Doctor. I am NOT an MD or anything close to being one….Oscar
Hi Ugo…The BHT therapy that Oscar recommends is not compatible with the therapy that you have devised for yourself. The reason for this is because BHT is a xenobiotic.
Your own therapy, as well as being highly beneficial for the liver, also contains nutrients that will actively remove xenobiotics like BHT. A xenobiotic is a substance or chemical that the human body does not recognize. So nutrients such as ALA will also actively remove BHT from the body, thus neutralizing any beneficial effects of both the BHT and ALA — not what you want!!
Your own protocol seems to be very loosely based on Dr Burt Berkson’s Triple Anti-oxidant Therapy which, from the research, has been highly successful against Hepatitis C, Liver Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer and Cirrhosis.
In a nutshell, Dr Berkson’s therapy consists of :
* Oral ALA (300 mgs twice a day with meals)
* Milk Thistle — 450 mgs twice a day with meals.
* Selenium — 200 mcgs twice a day with meals.
* Low dose naltrexone — up to 4.5 mgs taken in the evening with water.
* ALA by IV or injection — very important.
* B Complex Vitamins — Taken daily because ALA depletes thiamin, niacin and riboflavin.
* Clean diet
See Dr Berkson’s research here, here and here.
The other thing that I must emphasize in your own protocol is that to have a greater measure of success against your cirrhosis and cancer — you must also take the ALA periodically and regularly by injection or by IV. And since you are a doctor — this should not really be a problem for you.
So the gist of the above message is — No, you should not combine your own therapy with BHT. If you decide to take the BHT protocol that Oscar recommends then its best to take it on its own with no other nutrients for best effect.
Dear Ugo from Italy: S. from Sacramento's statement is:
Replied by S Sacramento, California 03/23/2012Hello everyone, I would like to post my results after a little over a month of BHT 2x a day 350. These results are amazing. I have normal liver function thanks to this forum. Thank you, Oscar!!NowAst 19 (13-39)Alt 30 (7-52)Ggt 20 (9-64)Bilirubin total 0. 2 Low ( 0.3-2.0)Before I was told in 2006 that I had stage 4 liver damage due to my hepC that my counts were in the millions with this other test done by oncologist.
Replied by S Sacramento, California 03/23/2012Hello everyone, I would like to post my results after a little over a month of BHT 2x a day 350. These results are amazing. I have normal liver function thanks to this forum. Thank you, Oscar!!
Ast 19 (13-39)
Alt 30 (7-52)
Ggt 20 (9-64)
Bilirubin total 0. 2 Low ( 0.3-2.0)
Before I was told in 2006 that I had stage 4 liver damage due to my hepC that my counts were in the millions with this other test done by oncologist.
I am writing after many months, because in this period I performed antiviral treatment Harvoni (Ledipasvir 90mg / 400mg sofosbuvir), 1 cp in the morning for six months.
Such treatment has led to the complete eradication of the virus and the improvement of all liver life parameters. Examinations were performed immediately after the end of the treatment, after one month and after two months; the same examinations are programmed after 6 months and after one year, as long as nothing happens again.
I will have also ultrasound scans with contrast, CT or MR with contrast. Ultrasounds every month, the CT or MR according to the ultrasound findings.
I did not start yet the treatment with BHT, as you suggested, but I plan to begin it in next days and after your advices.
Now I have some important questions concerning the hepatic cirrhosis which appeared several years after the infection of Hepatitis C, cirrhosis that in these last 6 months has got to give initial failure signs with marked edema of lower limbs, but in absence of any involvement with internal cavities.
Moreover, ultrasound examinations revealed the presence of HCC, confirmed by CT and MR with contrast. It was treated, according to the examination results, with 2 consecutive ablations with embolectomy without chemical compound.
This modified TACE, led to a reduction but not to the disappearance of the cancer.
My colleagues proposed a third embolectomy or a chemical ablation with ethanol inoculated into the carcinoma.
Known that there are still many uncertainties about the best action to take, discarding obviously the partial hepatectomy resection because, in the dimension of a debulking surgery, we can not ignore this neoplastic evolution of the hepatic cirrhotic tissue and possible metastases "viciniori" or distant and systemic involvement.
At this point, dear Oscar, I can not ask my colleagues who don’t have the holistic, ethnic knowledge to read my illness. I will interpret the situation with the knowledge I have learned from ethnic, naturopathic and holistic medicine.
So I ask you if the BHT, at doses indicated in your protocols, is able to subdue the liver cirrhosis. Moreover I plan to support the BHT therapy with enzymatic treatments: nattokinase, bromelain, and others that were experimentally identified by the official medicine as scavenger, ie forming of progressive, continuous niches into fibrotic cirrogenous tissue, so digested and over time replaced by normal hepatocytes.
At the same time I would like to implement a per-os antineoplastic therapy, according to the following scheme: Paw Paw Cell-Reg (Natures Sunshine), 3 cps twice a day; Sutherlandia OPC, 3 cps 3 times a day; Amla (Phyllanthus Emblica) 1 cap daily, Viscum album European, 2 cps twice a day; Viola Tricolor, 1 cap 2 times a day; Mangosteen Plus, 1 cap daily; Ganoderma Lucidum (Reishi), 1 cap twice a day; Cordyceps Sinensis (tonchukso), 1 cap twice a day.
Your feedback is greatly appreciated like any other suggestion from you or your collaborators who have confidence and skills on liver tumors.
Thank you very much for your help.
Best regards, and looking forward to your reply
Naturopathic treatment for HC (hepatocellular carcinoma) in patient with cirrhosis and initially hep
At this point, dear Oscar, I can not ask my colleagues who don't have the holistic, ethnic knowledge to read my illness. I will interpret the situation with the knowledge I have learned from ethnic, naturopathic and holistic medicine.
Best regards, and looking forward to your reply.
Dear Ugo, I am NOT a doctor and I have NO colleges. From what you said: The " HARVONI " treatment cured you of hepatitis C.
But you now have liver cancer and edema. Have you seen a heart doctor regarding the edema? There are many causes for edema and heart problems is one of them, especially when swelling of the lower legs is a symptom.
The ONLY reason I know of for thinking BHT may help you is some studies Dr. Denham Harman did with mice that were prone to dying of cancer. By treating them with BHT he managed to extend their average lifespans about 45%.
His reasoning was that BHT is a very powerful so called anti-oxident and free radical scavenger. This ability of BHT to deactivate free radicals is not in doubt. It is used as such to treat foodstuffs, fuels such as gasoline, rubber, plastics and more and has been since the 1950`s.
And free radicals play an important role in cancer. So the BHT used in the moderate dosages I have discussed might help.
I have NO knowledge or opinion on the many other compounds or substances you discussed. Trying to help, …Oscar