This NY Teenager REVERSED her AIH with the Antioxidant Protocol and diet…but not completely. (Both Mom and daughter prefer to remain anonymous, so I posted a picture of Courtney and me) Let’s be Frank…not everyone reverses their AIH perfectly and quickly. Some take longer than others and this young girl reversed it by 70-90%. Here’s her story written by her mother…
“I wouldn’t say that my daughter is cured or healed of her autoimmune hepatitis. She is still on a journey toward health. I would, however, say that my daughter and our family are much wiser and educated about her disease and much more sure of the path she (we) have chosen to heal her. When my then 14-year-old daughter was first diagnosed with auto immune hepatitis nearly three years ago, after months of headaches and fatigue, we ran to the best specialists we knew sure that they could provide us with the answers. What we didn’t realize is that their pathway to health was not good enough. It was a life of immunosuppressants and steroids. The steroids caused all kinds of side effects including mood swings, irritability, weight gain and brain fogginess. The immunosuppressants, by their very nature of suppressing the immune system, open the door to countless other terrible illnesses and diseases.
We didn’t blindly follow the doctors, sure they knew the answers, but we did try it their way – for a while anyway. Then we learned that there is a whole population out there suffering from autoimmune hepatitis who have found a different road to health – one that requires less strong medications and more life style changes supported by supplements and vitamins.
My husband and I researched auto immune hepatitis. We had the good fortune of finding Dr. Burt Berkson and his Integrative Medical Center in New Mexico and read about his success treating liver disease with Alpha Lipoic Acid. We were lucky enough to find Denise Otten and her book Curing Courtney in which Denise details the protocol that lead to her daughter’s good health. We found Susan Blum, MD, MPH, author of The Immune System Recovery Plan and read about her roadmap to recovery. We devoured Lee Holmes book Super Foods Eat Your Way To Good Health. These individuals guided us. Most importantly, we learned, through them, not be afraid to challenge the medical community, its diagnosis and treatment. When we asked one very prominent, arrogant doctor early on whether diet had anything to do with our daughter’s illness, he responded curtly “Diet has nothing to do with it.” Fortunately, we’ve learned that diet has everything to do with disease – and even more to do with a cure. For us, diet, vitamins, supplements and life style changes have gotten my daughter closer to normal blood test results and good health. We are not there yet, but we can finally see the light.
We are eternally grateful to Denise Otten and all of those individuals who have unselfishly offered us their help and guidance along the way. I am sure if you looked closely, you could see their angel wings.”
Mom from NY, and her Teenager