Liver Detox, Liver Flush & Reversing Cirrhosis | Natural Health Blog

Date: 04/19/2008    Written by: Jon Barron

Reversing Cirrhosis of the Liver


Scientists at Sapporo University Medical School in Japan may have developed a method to stop the progression of liver cirrhosis, and in fact, to actually reverse the disease. Until now, the disease has been considered incurable (at least by the medical community) with liver transplant the only real option.

Cirrhosis occurs when the liver becomes overtaxed by excessive consumption of alcohol or carbohydrates, or in response to certain diseases such as Hepatitis B and C. Hepatic stellate cells within the liver respond to liver damage by producing collagen, a fibrous, sticky substance, which in turn scars and hardens the surrounding tissue. To address this condition, the researchers developed molecules that actually block collagen production. They then found a way to encase the collagen-blocking molecules in vitamin A -- which the stellate cells naturally absorb -- and injected the "disguised" molecules into rats that had cirrhosis. The "tricked" stellate cells absorbed the disguised molecules, which in turn blocked continuing collagen production.

Apparently, after receiving the collagen-blocking molecules, the liver started to regenerate tissue. "We were able to completely eradicate the fibrosis by injecting this agent ... we cured them of the cirrhosis," researcher Yoshiro Niitsu said. He explained that the liver both creates the collagen and creates enzymes that dissolve collagen, once the cirrhosis is cleared.

My goodness, it sounds like they've been visiting my website. As I've been saying for the last twenty years, the liver has an "astounding ability to regenerate itself -- if given a chance." Now we see "scientific" evidence that by removing diseased tissue, the liver has the amazing ability to build itself anew. This makes clear how much benefit you can reap by improving your diet and cleansing your liver, even if your self-care hasn't been exemplary until now.

As I detail in Chapter 13 of Lessons from the Miracle Doctors, the liver is the largest organ in the body and certainly one of the most important -- if not the most important. The liver is the body's primary filter, responsible for over 200 functions. It regulates fat stores, destroys toxins and removes waste, aids in digestion by producing bile, stores vitamins, maintains hormone balance, produces immune factors, and so on. When the liver becomes damaged due to poor dietary choices, or from overeating or overdrinking, by toxins or drug residues, the toll on health is disastrous.

Liver dysfunction can lead to:

  • Allergies
  • Hypertension
  • Low energy
  • Diabetes
  • Infertility
  • Arthritis
  • Obesity
  • Constipation and digestive problems
  • And, of course, death

To avoid these complications, give your liver a chance to heal itself. Avoid liver stressors by cleaning up your diet and exercising, cleanse and rebuild your liver by doing a couple of liver detoxes each year, and provide regular nutritional support for your liver with herbs such as milk thistle, dandelion root, the perennial herb picrorhiza kurroa (sometimes called kutkin, or "Indian milk thistle), and artichoke or beet leaf.

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    Submitted by Christopher R. Dunn on
    January 11, 2009 - 6:45am

    YOU SAY:
    ""To address this condition, the researchers developed molecules that actually block collagen production.

    Submitted by mahesh on
    April 1, 2013 - 2:31pm

    Hi i am mahesh gopi from mumbai momis suffering from hep c which has led to cirrosis and now doctor here says liver may be damadeg up to 80 to 90%...plz help plz .. How can cirrosis be reversed ... Transplant is very costly ... Plz suggest....plz help plz...

    Submitted by BaselineFoundation on
    April 9, 2013 - 1:48pm

    As the link above explains, the reasearch was conducted by a Japanese medical school. The procedure has only been tested on rats. It is not available for use on humans yet.

    Submitted by Jon Barron on
    January 11, 2009 - 8:16am

    As the link above explains, the research was conducted by a Japanese medical school. The procedure has only been tested on rats. It is not available for use on humans yet.

    Submitted by Jon Barron on
    December 30, 2008 - 2:20am

    For obvious legal reasons, we cannot diagnose or prescribe for specifica cases or medical situations -- merely provide information. With that in mind ...
    The links in the above blog tell you exactly what you need to know to deal with cirrhosis. As explained in Lessons from the Miracle Doctors, if the liver is not too far gone, it has the ability to repair itself through regular detoxing and the use of herbal formulas that contain liver regenerative herbs such as milk thistle, dandelion root, the perennial herb picrorhiza kurroa (sometimes called kutkin, or ""Indian milk thistle), and artichoke or beet leaf. Check out the link on detoxing to see exactly how to clean out the liver and where you can find suitable high quality herbal liver formulas. You also might want to supplement with thiamine, which has been proven to be helpful for people with cirrhosis.

    Submitted by laray on
    December 20, 2008 - 6:51pm

    For one, you need to begin praying every day specifically for help from God.
    I have cirrhosis too. There are a number of things he can do. I almost died 6 years ago but am still alive and am currently trying something that may cure him.
    Please write me at

    Submitted by shaukat ali chughtai on
    December 29, 2008 - 9:19pm

    My younger brother, Akbar Ali Chughtai, a renowned banker in Pakistan had been diagnosed cirosis. We need to know the remedies which can cure him. Doctors are giving him medication. But I need your help
    and assistance.

    Submitted by spo on
    November 1, 2008 - 10:22pm

    i need help.. my father has liver cirrhosis and cardiomyopathy... i want him 2 survive... i need your help...i need to find a cure for this diseases

    Submitted by Viera Mutch on
    December 6, 2012 - 3:40pm

    i have acute cronic hepatis and cirrhosis of the liver i am on the waiting list for a new liver, do you have any herbs to regenerate the liver i iam begging you because i do not what a liver transplant. Please Help

    Submitted by BaselineFoundation on
    December 7, 2012 - 5:21pm
    Submitted by viera mutch on
    April 3, 2016 - 12:41pm
    coral springs , Florida

    I have diabetes 2 and liver cirrhosis , do you have any herbs to regenerate the liver i am begging you because i don't what a liver transplant. Please Help. Thank you.

    Submitted by BaselineFoundation on
    April 4, 2016 - 11:19am
    Submitted by mahesh on
    April 1, 2013 - 2:36pm

    My name is mahesh i am from bombay or mumbai india mother is suffering from hep c which has damaged her liver to 80 to90% its cirrosis ...plz plz plz tell me how to rivers it... Plz help

    Submitted by BaselineFoundation on
    April 9, 2013 - 1:50pm

    Did you read the bottom of the article and check out the links that give more information on what options you have?

    Submitted by Joleen Rose on
    April 19, 2013 - 10:56pm

    Mahesha, I have done a lot of research with hopes in finding something that would reverse cirrosis of the liver, look up "Serrapeptase". It states that it can reverse cirrosis. I hope this helped!

    Submitted by Johny A Belgarde on
    April 8, 2013 - 8:11pm

    I to have severe cirrhosis of the liver. I caught Hep C from blood products while serving on active combat duty with the USMC. Using the Antivirals for 2 years got rid or the virus, 7 years virus free, the cirrhosis was extreme with my prognosis for a long life not considered without a transplant. After much research I contacted a Doctor and determined that stem cells from the umbilical cord would benefit me. It has added many years to my life and had a pronounced positive effect on my quality of life. Most of the symptoms have disappeared and my liver panels look good. I would encourage anybody to look into this. China has put a lot into this area of study and that is where I would go if airfare from US was not so high. There are several good options out there no matter where you live.
    In the US it is not covered by insurance so I had to pay cash. I managed to get it in two stages and was 1/2 the money for ech stage. This made it affordable to me.

    Submitted by Nica cordero on
    February 5, 2016 - 11:20am

    Hi! My husband has been diagnosed with liver cirrhosis 11 months ago. He had two episodes of portal hypertension since then. The doctor recommended a liver transplant. Do you know any any alternative medicine that could help reverse the damage on his liver?

    Submitted by sam sam on
    June 26, 2013 - 12:14am

    Johny A Belgarde
    details ?????????????????????

    Submitted by Jim on
    October 23, 2014 - 9:33am
    Glen Rock , Pennsylvania

    I was diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver in 2011. Doctors said that the only possible solution was to receive a liver transplant and put me on their list. I began doing research and found that the dandelion research being done in several countries was shown to be a definite hope. Cirrhosis causes many conditions that also need to be looked at when deciding how to effectively treat the disease. My choice was to start the dandelion extract 3 times a day while increasing my protein, caloric, carbohydrates and fiber intake while keeping my sodium intake below the standards. Within 6 months I was feeling stronger, had more energy, had clearer skin, regained 20 pounds I lost, my lab test have continued to improve and I have a more healthy liver. Each individual needs to address their issues by their condition and responses to what they do eat and what they no longer eat. Do this with the guidance of your physician. Now, three years later, I have a clean health report from the doctors and instead of weekly visits to the hospital and lab work every two weeks, they don't want to see me back for six months for a standard follow up. I'm just a construction worker, love my cheeseburgers and I succeeded. You can do it!

    Submitted by nell on
    April 20, 2015 - 9:49am

    Hi there, your letter gives me a lot of hope about my mother. She has been diagnosed with cirrhozis a while ago. She got ascite last week and I am really worried. We got fresh dandeloin and juice it. Is this the right way of intake. Please let me know what exctract do you mean? Sorry for any mistakes, but i am originaly from Bulgaria.
    Thanks in advance

    Submitted by Gowtham on
    October 21, 2015 - 1:16am

    Hi Jim,

    Please share the details of the dandelion extract??
    You mentioned dandelion extract 3 times a day. Please tell me where to get the dandelion extract. How did you use it? Raw dandelion or dandelion tea? Please please help me with your answer. May God bless you with many years of healthy life.

    My dad got diagonised with cirrhosis 2 months back.
    But, I am very sure his liver will regenerate.
    I need help from people like you who have gained the knowledge.

    Please please reply.
    I am from India.

    Submitted by Juanita m Norman on
    November 27, 2014 - 5:41pm
    lehigh acres , Florida

    my mom has cirrhosis of the liver and has had it for a while. She is in the hospital now with her liver not doing its job. Her ammonia is high, and she surgery to take her spline out. Her kindness are ok for now, but the biggest problem is her liver. Please give me some advice is to what can be done if any. I really believe my mom can be helped. If not by man but God!

    Submitted by norma delgado on
    February 16, 2015 - 6:49am
    blue island , Illinois

    can any of these treatments be applied for PBC on a young woman?

    Submitted by robert on
    May 20, 2015 - 12:23pm

    My friend of 30 yrs, Mike, has cirrhosis of the liver, early stage 4. Within last 3 weeks, went to ER for bleeding in esophagus. Had bands put in both times. Drs. said he had a 50/50 chance that the bleeding would stop. He's home now, but miserable. Belly is swelling from fluid buildup. Taking lactolose, which gives diarrhea, but yet suppose to keep ammonia level down from brain. No one can live a lifestyle of diarrhea. He's got 4 kids and a beautiful wife. What can be done to save his life? What should be done starting today? He quit drinking in 2001. Found he had Hep C years ago, cleaned up diet and lifestyle. This January he took a new medication for Hep C--now that is supposedly gone-no viral count. This full blown cirrhosis just showed up literally 3 weeks ago, like a storm. He will die, if nothing is done. His doctors offer nothing, are out of town for weeks. Just to get a call from a nurse in one doctors office to call us back took all day, and nothing came from talking to her. No one should be abandoned like this. If there is hope and something CAN be done, I'm trying to find it. Please respond, please. Thank you, Robert

    Submitted by Ashley on
    June 15, 2015 - 7:40am

    Look up healing liver cirrhosis blogger. It might be able to help you

    Submitted by Carol on
    December 19, 2015 - 9:32am

    I was wondering how your friend Mike is doing now. I have the same problems as him. Only last week I had to have bands put on my bleeding esophogus. The blood vomiting was like a zombie horror show.I am hoping that the "new" cure for my Hep C will eradicate it but am realizing that the cirrhosis will not be affected. Has Mike found any answers? My hepatologist will not approve any "natural" remedies although I have worked in the health food industry for many years.

    Submitted by soosai on
    January 12, 2016 - 12:30pm
    Chennai ,

    My dad has liver cirrhosis due to alcohol doctors suggest only for transplant but we Dont want to be done . We have hope that can be cured in natural medicine. He has assites to . Pls pls pls we want your help for my dad to survive pls do reply me . We are from India

    Submitted by Jennifer on
    April 4, 2016 - 4:22pm
    Oakdale , California

    Can you do a liver flush if you have had your gallbladder removed?

    Submitted by BaselineFoundation on
    April 5, 2016 - 5:04pm

    The answer is yes, and this FAQ section explains why it is still beneficial to your health:

    Submitted by June on
    April 11, 2016 - 3:53pm
    United Kingdom ,

    My partner was diagnosed with liver cirrhosis in 2012 due to certain events in his life leading him to alcohol. He gave up alcohol immediately and we were told in 2014 that he needed a transplant and that the doctors recommended to put him forward on the list, during this time I researched natural alternatives and found this product with thistle. Eight weeks later after blood tests we had a letter from the hospital stating that the liver had improved and that a liver transplant would not be needed at this time. I hope this give you all hope, I know it did for me. My partner continues to lead a normal life And I hope this continues.

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