Statin and many other cholesterol-lowering drugs, such as Mevacor and Lipitor, elevate liver enzymes -- they did so in me to the point that they said I had beginning liver cancer. (That's why I flushed them down the toilet and did other things to bring my cholesterol under control! See my Cholesterol page for more info.)


A note about buying supplements: if you buy "standardized" supplements (e.g., standardized for 24% silymarin, or etc.), you'll get more consistent results than if you simply buy whole herbs that aren't standardized (these are "pot-luck" -- some have enough or too much of the active ingredients in them, and others have very little or none). Also, this is why you want to buy reliable brands. You might consider using Froogle to shop so that you can compare prices quickly: (Remember to take shipping into consideration, as some vendors charge more for shipping than for the product).


These are supplements that I take for liver health:


Silymarin Milk Thistle Extract.  Improves bile solubility, lowers ALT & AST Liver Enzymes (


Livotrit Liver Protection by Biotics Research Canada (


Beta-Plus (Bile & Gall Bladder Support) [similar to Beta-TCP: contains bile also, but no taurine or vitamin C] Use with Livotrit and L-Taurine.  ( 713-953-7500)


L-Taurine 1000mg Jarrow  (helps prevent gallstones by improving bile solubility). (


TMG (also known as Trimethylglycine, or Betaine) for liver & heart Protection, works with Protease (an enzyme) & Bile -


Artichoke Extract.  This stimulates gall bladder to secrete bile, so be careful if you have gallstones or it could rupture gallbladder [stimulates bile production, which helps digestion and gets rid of liver toxins, increases HDL (good cholesterol), protects LDL cholesterol from oxidation, increases glutathione] 


Dandelion Root for liver support (increases bile, which helps digestion and gets rid of liver toxins). (


Acti-Zyme (Nature's Plus / Nutritional Dynamics) Digestive Enzymes (for Liver Protection)


A good fish oil is Now brand lemon-flavored Fish Oil (molecularly distilled and manufactured in Norway under strict quality control standards.  It is screened for the absence of potentially harmful levels of contaminants (i.e. mercury, heavy metals, PCB's, dioxins, and other contaminants), has vitamin E and rosemary as preservative) (see


The only kinds of fish that have appreciable omega-3 oil content are sardines, salmon, herring, tuna and mackerel (in decreasing order); these need to be packed in water (or olive oil) to get any benefit from them, not an omega-6 oil like soybean/cottonseed/corn/safflower/sunflower/etc. Other kinds of fish, such as cod, trout, etc. have only about 1/10th to 1/20th as much.

John Burgstiner is a friend and colleague of mine. His father (an MD) cured himself and 84 others of hepatitis with the following:

Liver CS Plus
Thymic Formula


Some more info about his father and how the standard hepatitis treatments are expensive, painful and harmful:

A couple reviews, including one from a person who used to have Hepatitis (helps with B or C).

Mike Holton
I started taking this product about 15 years ago because I was diagnosed with Hepatitis C. I haven't been to a Gastroenterologist in over 4 years. I feel better than I ever had before and I give the Complete Thymic Formula and the (Lord Jesus Christ - first) the credit. I liked the results so much I became a distributor in 2004. I now take the protocol every day. Another little side note I hardly ever get a common cold. Thank you Dr. Burgstiner and staff for your product and your professional support. You have been and continue to be a blessing to me and my family. If you feel run down and tired all of the time may I suggest you give this natural way of building up your immune system to fight off sickness and disease. My web site is (has many testimonials about hepatitis, MS, etc.) God bless, Mike Holton - Grovetown, Georgia

More testimonials about hepatitis and other illnesses that these helped with:

Complete Thymic Formula

By Timothy Daiss

The Legacy of Carson Burgstiner

Legacy of a Healer - Dr. Carson B. Burgstiner, MD -- healed himself and many others of hepatitis

Carson B. Burgstiner MD
Below are articles that shed light on the life, research and legacy of a brilliant pioneer of medicine, a beloved physician and healer, and a cherished husband and father.

If you have liver cancer, would also see Ingrid Naiman's book, Cancer Salves: A Botanical Approach to Treatment (, which shows describes many cures of breast, skin, pancreatic, liver and skin cancers by the use of cancer salves.


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