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

Date: 01/30/2017    Written by: Jon Barron

Reversing Cirrhosis of the Liver

How To Heal 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.1 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 cells2 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.

And since this study was published, researchers have continued to make inroads in reversing at least some cases of cirrhosis. For example, a 2010 study published in Hepatology found that patients with chronic hepatitis B who received at least 3 years of cumulative entecavir (antiviral) therapy achieved substantial histologic improvement and regression of fibrosis or cirrhosis.3 And in 2014 a study out of the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine announed, "First, we've shown that liver fibrosis is markedly reversible and we now better understand how it happens. Second, we can start looking for ways to direct active myofibroblasts to stop producing scar, and become inactive. We can focus on developing drugs that promote cell change and regression. It raises the bar for prospective treatment tremendously."4

My goodness, it sounds like they've all been visiting my website. As I've been saying for the last thirty 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 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.

  • 1. Sato Y, Murase K, Kato J, et al. "Resolution of liver cirrhosis using vitamin A-coupled liposomes to deliver siRNA against a collagen-specific chaperone." Nat Biotech 2008/04/ 26:4 431-42. 
  • 2. 
  • 3. Ting-Tsung Chang, Yun-Fan Liaw, Shun-Sheng Wu, et al. "Long-term entecavir therapy results in the reversal of fibrosis/cirrhosis and continued histological improvement in patients with chronic hepatitis B." Hepatology, Volume 52, Issue 3. September 2010 Pages 886–893.;jsessionid=B47F9FC9DAEC2E3D98085DCF3640A468.f04t04 
  • 4. Keiko Iwaisakoa, Chunyan Jianga, Mingjun Zhanga,et al. "Origin of myofibroblasts in the fibrotic liver in mice." PNAS August 12, 2014 vol. 111 no. 32. 

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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 Sa Man on
    April 2, 2017 - 5:02pm

    Use Milk Thistle.......twice a day.

    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 Cecilia on
    February 3, 2017 - 6:34am
    Mumbai ,

    Hi I have been recently diagonised with. NASH liver cirrhosis, I vomitted blood on 18th Dec , and I passed out , was rushed to the hospital,given 5 bottles of blood .endiscopy done . The varices that was bleeding is glued.i am home now on a strict diet. I am a diabetic type 2 obese. How can I control .

    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 ninda on
    February 3, 2017 - 1:58am
    jakarta , New Jersey

    now is he's been cured?

    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 Soltan vaziri on
    November 22, 2016 - 4:38pm

    2 weeks every day not eating and only some easy food in the evening. Only Water is ok to drink. Thisvbody preparation for big fasts. Then you do 20 days fast no food whatsoever, only water, mineral water, is much better but only not salty mineral waters ok to drink.
    then you have to do 2 more times 20 days.
    each time after 20 days fast you eat, recover for 30 days. Find articles how to get out of long fast because you can harm your selfif exiting a long fast improperly

    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 Eirini on
    September 25, 2016 - 4:46pm
    rethimno ,,ganoderma(gl),reishi(rg),cordyceps,and.noni.juice
    1. RG : 2xday 1st week
    4 xday 2nd week
    6 xday 3rd week
    2. GL x6 xday
    3. Spirulina - 20 xday
    4.noni.juice - 60 ml xday
    5. cordyceps 2 xday

    Submitted by James G Mergens on
    January 29, 2017 - 10:24pm
    Citrus Heights , California

    I can't make sense of exactly what quantities of these substances are effective. Any idea/info?

    Submitted by myrna on
    May 15, 2017 - 10:05am
    canada ,

    Hi There, Could you please tell me anymore about the stem cells done in China and also what are the antivirals and how to get them. Thanks.

    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 Hans on
    June 2, 2016 - 2:06pm
    rochester ,

    Hi, I am in upstate NY.. Sounds like you beat the disease. How are u today? where do you get your dlion? thanks!

    Submitted by Savitha on
    November 4, 2016 - 2:43am

    Very nice to hear that. Wish God's blessings be with you..Getting some hope now... My Mom is suffering from cirrhosis. She never even tasted drinks. But unfortunately how it has attacked her. I think the thyroid tablets she is taking since 25 years is the culprit, its drug abuse. For no reason, the local doc had removed her thyroid gland and now we all are suffering.


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