“I very much appreciated what you did for your daughter. You exhibited survival behavior and sought to achieve your daughter’s potential to heal. You are an example for others to follow when confronted by adversity.”

- Bernie Siegel, MD, author of Love, Medicine and Miracles, co-author of A Book of Miracles with Deepak Chopra



“In this excellent book, Denise Otten describes how [she] learned about my work with ALA ….Courtney was weaned off the prednisone and….today she is a healthy and beautiful teenager.”

- from the introduction by Burt Berkson, MD, MS, PhD



“It’s a look into the heart and soul of a woman who would not take no for an answer when it came to saving her child’s life. This is a woman I am proud to call my friend.”

- from the preface by Lynn Doyle, Emmy Award-winning television anchor



“The empowering story of a mother’s courage in embracing holistic therapies when standard treatments offered no answers.”

- Ronald Hoffman, MD, author, Founder and Medical Director of the Hoffman Center in New York, host of Health Talk, nationally syndicated radio talk show



“Denise Gabay Otten’s dedication is a shining example of how a mother can use her love and her research skills to save her child’s life. Denise followed her heart—and her gut—and a healthy, happy Courtney is the result!”

- Julia Schopick, author of Honest Medicine


50-Yr-Old, Lisa, The AIH face of MAY, REVERSED HER AIH!.. And is a Cancer Survivor!!!
With the protocol in Curing Courtney & the help of DR. BURT BERKSON, she’s OFF ALL MEDS and Perfect! While everyone’s body heals at different speeds…be prepared to be amazed at the power of nutrition, determination and science combined. Here’s my beautiful New Friend Lisa. She’s an inspiration! A BIG NEW YORK – “You Go Girl!!!!”

I was very discouraged with my declining health beginning June, 2013 with breast cancer followed by double mastectomy, expander complications, and I started tamoxifen therapy for my hormone sensitive cancer. After a couple months on tamoxifen my liver enzymes rose dramatically. Liver biopsy showed liver injury from a new medication and possible AIH. I started on AZA and prednisone January 2014. After my treatment on azathioprine and prednisone I became worried about the side effects from these harsh drugs the longer I was on them, and more importantly, what new health issues would develop with my declining white blood counts. There was even at one point mention of possible bone marrow biopsy. The year had already been filled with complications from my breast cancer drugs, which caused the liver injury, and then my heart attack following my 2nd breast cancer drug. Also I had no cardiac risk factors for heart attack. I became worried that if I was on azathioprine my new problem might be leukemia. I decided to research other possible ways to treat AIH and liver injury, but I was having trouble finding it. My sister, Rachel Heineman. who lives in Kansas City, Mo, was greatly concerned for me and started researching as well. Then one day in November she told me she found a book written by Denise Otten called Curing Courtney. She said it was a gift to me and said it sounded like it might have some answers I was looking for. I read the book in one day, and I immediately felt like I knew I found the answer. It all clicked and made sense! All the research and answers were laid out for me! I had my husband , Brian, read the book and he agreed on trying the treatment. I am forever grateful that I had a very caring and supportive husband through all this, also for my wonderful parents helped me make this happen, in traveling to New Mexico. I feel so blessed that Denise put all her time and research into this to give me these answers I was desperately looking for. Her book changed my life forever. I had no idea these treatments existed with such great success. Visiting Dr. Berkson in New Mexico was a pleasant experience, which included listening to all the patients tell me their individual serious health crisis and how Dr. Berkson saved their life or greatly improved their health. When I met Dr. Berkson, I loved him and his caring nature. He shook my hand and told me,”NOW you’re in the right place.” And I was! I am so happy that I cant wait to tell everyone I can about this treatment! I also make sure to recommend the book Curing Courtney because if it wasn’t for the book I wouldn’t have understood so clearly what I needed to do in the first place. And it led me to Dr. Berkson. I just want as many people to know there are other better options for treatment and great hope out there that many people don’t know even exist in traditional medicine. I feel good knowing I am curing my body in a very healthy way to build my immune system, instead of breaking it down more, possibly causing more disease. I am so happy i did this! My last dr visits was May 4-8. My extensive blood work done shows no sign of liver disease and without medications! I am only doing Dr. Berkson’s treatment mentioned in Denise’s book, and it has been only 4 months! And I’m off Tamoxifin Lisa Forbush


The MARCH face of AIH Healing! Meet Handsome Mike from Canada who reversed his AIH with an alternative treatment…this after he beat DIABETES 2. He was doing pretty well, had a setback, found CURING COURTNEY…and now he refers back to it to support what he figured out on his own! Mike wasn’t always this good looking …I’ll post the before and after shots. You’ll be inspired to get to the gym!!! He’s my March Hero! Here’s his story and he sells organic products as well:
This was taken from an article published last week:
“What do you mean I may need a liver transplant? I asked that question six months ago to my hepatologist here in Vancouver after numerous tests and biopsy confirmed I had a rare autoimmune condition. AST/ ALT were 1800/3400!!! I had been doing great since my previous transformation from 2011-2012 which I shared in my previous blog post. Things had changed dramatically when I came back in March 2013 from my first trip back to Vancouver in over a decade.
So I toughed it out and the next few weeks of April 2013 I just stayed home and made a lot of healthy smoothies loaded with fruits, vegetables, and superfoods along with herbs milk thistle and turmeric.

I felt things were getting better but on the night of April 29, 2013 I had severe pain in the right side of my ribcage. I’ve always had a high threshold for pain and I was reminded of the time in 1997 I had a ruptured appendix for a couple of days and thought I was just constipated. This pain though was excruciating and I couldn’t stand it any longer so I had my wife take me to Anaheim Regional Medical Center. The admitting person at the ER took one look at me and told me I needed to be seen immediately. They took blood tests and the results for my liver enzymes were lower but still about 40 times above normal so I was admitted for further testing
Sadly my enzyme levels were above normal again close to the 1000 range and I was in the hospital for two whole weeks while doctors were trying to figure out what exactly was going on.
What put the most fear in me was that statement my GI doctor here told me about possibly needing a liver transplant and the fact that my liver was severely scarred. He recommended a protocol of corticosteroid therapy that in his words he described as potential side effects that were horrendous. To know that a prescribed therapy would cause me to be type 2 diabetic again, regain the weight I had lost, hypertension, anxiety, insomnia, depression, and osteoporosis I just didn’t want that at all. I refused his recommendation and told him I would do it the natural way through food, meditation, and healing protocol of nutritional supplements. He immediately told me that he was highly doubtful that would work and said that his option was the only option.

I asked him if his option would cure me of the autoimmune hepatitis. He said no and it was just a program that would dampen my immune system to the point where it could not attack my liver any further and prevent additional damage and possible cirrhosis and liver failure. I figured that if it wasn’t a cure then why subject myself physically, mentally, and emotionally to that. I said to myself I’ve conquered and reversed type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and high cholesterol so this was another higher mountain I would climb. I was steadfast in my belief that I would heal and reverse this condition that would sap my strength mentally, emotionally, and physically on a daily basis. I walked out of his clinic and said I would see him in April and show that I could make it better.
While all this was going on I had taken on a new career as independent representative for Ecoideas which is a company specializing in organic and sustainable food products and natural health supplements. I was still able to take on a few clients for my personal training and maintained social media clients and even added a couple. Those are the blessings that presented themselves to me all while this major upheaval was threatening to submerge me again.
Positivity and the Law of Attraction combined with always being a state of gratitude and surrounding myself with positive people contributed greatly to my well being and healing. I disengaged and let go of what didn’t serve me for my highest good. I listened to my gut intuition more and not be attracted to the same old patterns that brought me down in the first place. I switched to becoming a full vegan because I knew I had to heal my body internally and I felt it responding positively.
The end result was that my enzyme levels were dramatically reduced when July came along and complete validation last month from both my hepatologists in Canada and in the US. I had completely normalized and reversed the condition they felt was incurable and irreversible. The look of surprise, happiness, and confusion they had was something I did not gloat about. I just thanked them for all their support and care for my journey.
Then in January of 2014 I found Denise’s book CURING COURTNEY. ” It’s a blessing that I found it after doing research about my condition. I was inspired by the story you shared and I continued on this healing journey fearlessly.” Mike felt that adding LDN made a difference. ” I still used your book as a guideline reference and to compare my healing protocol.”
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Mike reversed his AIH naturally!

Mike Reversed his AIH holistically! Surprised his doctors after they told him he might need a liver transplant. Read CURING COURTNEY and now refers to it to stay on track.

Mike from Canada, Reversed his AIH holistically...still uses CURING COURTNEY as a reference to compare his healing method.

16-yr-old Gorgeous Brianna ..The AIH Healing face of APRIL IS HEALED!
She longer has AIH because of her brilliant and intuitive mom, Shellie! Even though her doctors wanted her to be on the TRANSPLANT LIST…Shellie found CURING COURTNEY…and after implementing the diet and vitamins …and further research…it turned out that she didn’t have AIH …she had CROHN’S!!! But the protocol made Brianna regain her strength…and Mom didn’t stop until she found her answers!!! Shellie is another hero of mine! Here is her story: Please be your own PATIENT ADVOCATE. Research and find people who can help you.
My daughter Brianna had been sick for nine months before I found Denise and her book “Curing Courtney”. Initially they believed she had a bad case of Mono. Six months later they told us that she had AIH and that she may need a liver transplant.
They treated her with high doses of prednisone which she responded to. A couple weeks later some of her symptoms started coming back even with the high doses of prednisone.
We started to change her diet and instantly she experienced results. As she was weaning off the last of her prednisone she
became sick all over again and she ended up back in the hospital.
This is when I found Denise.
I had been searching on the Internet for months looking for
alternative treatment for this disease. I didn’t want my daughter to be on drugs for the rest of her life.
We slowly started making more dietary changes and
started the protocol. We started to see results with in a couple of weeks.
Ultimately Brianna was given a more specific diagnosis ( PSC and Crohns) in which she is following treatment recommend by her doctor. For now, she’s taking Vancomycin is working well.
My only concern is the long term effects of medication.
My hope is that now that her body has healed and she can chose to go back to the Antioxidant protocol when she is ready.
Thanks, Denise, for helping my daughter get healthy again. And for all those phone calls and texts to help me understand how to get her body WELL again.
Now Brianna is beautiful INSIDE as well as OUTSIDE!
Congratulations to Shellie and Brianna for hanging in their when I told them ABSOLUTELY NO WHEAT! Great job ladies!!!

Beautiful 16-yr-old Brianna- REVERSED HER AIH w/ diet and vitamins...Read how she did it...

JACK FISHER, 20-yrs-old, just healed his AIH. I’m so proud of Jack, he did it himself when everyone told him he was crazy and he had no money! I coached him as much as possible…but HE DID IT! His research and tenacity paid off.  Look at his beautiful BLUE eyes now!  The whites are whiter than ever!
Misdiagnosed for 6 months with LIVER DISEASE, he never gave up, found the book CURING COURTNEY and went on the protocol. He had EXTREME CANDIDA and the doctors missed it! Within 3 months on Candida diet/vitamins he’s healed…NO MORE JAUNDICE!
Here’s his story:
I was diagnosed with AIH in June 2013 after I had various blood tests taken which showed I had abnormal liver function, I personally didn’t believe it was best to take meds so I refused to take them despite doctors order’s, this is when I researched and found Denise and her book. I then realised that there might be another way to approach this and kept up the research. I had a liver biopsy taken and after waiting 2 months I was informed that I didn’t have AIH and had more blood tests, I changed my diet drastically buy completely eliminating wheat / gluten and also keeping sugar to a minimum, I don’t drink
any diet drinks or anything with artificial sweeteners, I also don’t eat any food with additives such as MSG, Carrageenan and various other health damaging ingredients. I changed my thinking process too and made sure I stayed positive at all times, I started to feel better with my only ongoing symptoms being slightly yellow eyes and Brain fog. Denise and I texted again and it seemed that I had candida from the way my tongue looked, So we changed my diet and vitamins further and in 3 months my eyes were whiter than ever and brain fog lifted, I know that if I go back to the way I used to eat and think and stop taking the supplements that I will be ill again so this is very much an ongoing effort to keep myself well but it is completely worth it to live a normal life and isn’t very difficult once I got used to it. It took a lot of determination and guidance from Denise for me to get to the position I am in now but now I know what to do to keep myself healthy.

I cannot thank Denise enough for being there throughout my journey and I don’t know where I would be without her, she answered every single message and question I send to her with a well thought out and caring reply and has always given me the best advice and guidance I could ask for and I cannot recommend her and her book enough.
Jack, from England


Jack - 20-yrs-old from England REVERSED his AIH! Misdiagnosed Candida was the true diagnosis.


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