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Dr Berkson Keynote at the National Institute of Health

http://nolahepper.blogspot.com/2009/11/dr-berksons-2009-videos-pancreatic.html

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148588 tn?1465782409
Thank you for posting this. I was almost tempted to visit this guy just to be fair about my judgement of him. You just saved me some gas money.

"Alpha lipoic acid..... I think it's absorbed in the stomach."
Burt Berkson

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c29DAE4MGmo

I will definitely ask my neurologist his opinion about ALA and neuropathy when I see him next month.
163305 tn?1333672171
While doing tx I saw an herbalist who is also an MD.
She highly recommended ALA and my heptologist had no problem with my taking it..
475300 tn?1312426726

I googled triple antioxident and this is what I found right at the top.  The article is by George D Henderson but is about berkson.  It actually had my attention till this sentance.  Don't get me wrong, I am a believer in vitamins and supplements.


" Berkson treated each patient individually according to their symptoms, but his basic “Triple Antioxidants” regime is still the gold standard of treatment for preventing and alleviating the symptoms of hepatitis C and protecting the liver, just as combination therapy, for all its faults, is still the gold standard of treatment for killing the hepatitis C virus."

here is the link  http://www.chronicfatiguetreatments.com/wordpress/treatments/article-by-george-d-henderson-why-triple-antioxidants-relieve-the-symptoms-of-chronic-hepatitis-c/

Denise
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It could be the same article that I'm quoting up top as that sentence is also in the article in my initial post.  I don't know enough about this to dispute the claim that the "Triple Anti-oxidants" is the gold standard of preventing/alleviating symptoms of Hep C and protecting the liver. I posted it primarily to generate discussion that could be learned from one way or another.  

I'd be interested to know where your concerns lie.

Trish
475300 tn?1312426726
It was this part.  I don't know enough BUT I haven't seen or heard of any proof that anything other than SOC will kill or get rid of the virus.

"gold standard of treatment for killing the hepatitis C virus."

When I googled tripple antioxidants all that came up had to do with hep c (well OK I didn't go thru tons of pages)

Denise
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Wrong thread .. was thinking I was in my thread.  Anyway....

You're misquoting.

Your previous quote says:
"gold standard of treatment for preventing and alleviating the symptoms of hepatitis C and protecting the liver" in reference to triple anti-oxidant therapy which is accurate

Now you're suggesting he's claiming that triple anti-oxidant therapy is:

"gold standard of treatment for killing the hepatitis C virus."

and that's not the case at all.  

Where he mentions the gold standard of killing the virus is in reference to combination therapy - interferon and ribavirin:

"just as combination therapy, for all its faults, is still the gold standard of treatment for killing the hepatitis C virus."

This is the same article, same guy that is in the thread I started on triple-antioxidant therapy.
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