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The Hepatitis C Help Book

The Hepatitis C Help Book

A Groundbreaking Treatment Program Combining Western and Eastern Medicine for Maximum Wellness and Healing

Misha Ruth Cohen, O.M.D., L.Ac., and Robert G. Gish, M.D., with Kalia Doner

St. Martin's Griffin

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A fully updated and revised edition of an important health guide, including the latest information on optimum interferon protocol.

Hepatitis C has been called "the emergent and preeminent public-health problem of the twenty-first century--surpassing HIV." It has also been dubbed "The Shadow Epidemic," because it is one of the most clandestine of viruses and infects healthy people who have no idea they are being attacked by something they can't even detect. Now, the two experts on Hepatitis C who teamed up to write the first comprehensive guide to orthodox and alternative treatment options have revised and fully updated the book to include recent findings in the field. Along with programs for self-care, nutritional and fitness plans and a comprehensive Western and Chinese medical treatment program, the revised edition also includes important new self-help information for the growing number of people who are considering or undergoing interferon treatment, including updated information on vial load and the optimum interferon protocol.

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Chapter One

Your Best Treatment Options: Combining the Healing Powers of Western and Chinese Medicines

Dear readers,

In the past six years, since we first wrote this book, there have been significant improvements in detection...

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The Hepatitis C Help Book is a collaboration between two of the best known and most knowledgeable practitioners working in the hepatitis field today....This is a well-rounded and comprehensive guide that should be in the personal library of anyone dealing with hepatitis C, and can easily be used by both patients and health-care providers. Highly recommended.” —Alan Franciscus, editor of the HCV Advocate

“Hepatitis C is an insidious virus…In the United States, it's believed that only about a quarter of the cases have been diagnosed.” —Jerome Groopman, Harvard Medical School professor, The New Yorker

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About the author

Misha Ruth Cohen, O.M.D., L.Ac., and Robert G. Gish, M.D., with Kalia Doner

Misha Ruth Cohen, O.M.D., L.Ac., is clinical director of Chicken Soup Chinese Medicine in San Francisco, cofounder and research and education chair of Quan Yin Healing Arts Center, and Assistant Researcher at the University of California Medical School, all in San Francisco. She is a pioneer in the use of Chinese Medicine for treating Hepatitis C.
Robert G. Gish, M.D., is an internationally recognized liver specialist, Medical Director of the liver transplant program of the California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, and Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California in San Francisco.
Kalia Doner is a seasoned journalist and author of twenty-five books on wellness and healing. She is also the editor-in-chief of REMEDY and Diabetes Focus magazines.

Robert Gish

Misha Ruth Cohen O.M.D.

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