Conventional medicine offers us drugs/therapy evaluated and approved
by the FDA to treat Hepatitis C (HCV). However, it is worth considering that there may be cures/therapies/medicines,
which have not been evaluated by the FDA, which may help you in your
battle against hepatitis C. Can you afford to wait years, even decades
for the FDA to approve these "alternative" medicines? Of course
a medicine has not yet been proven or adequately tested for purposes
of the FDA, the possibility that it may help Hep C still exists.
can you turn to to learn about alternative medicine and Hepatitis C? The pharmaceutical
companies? The companies that sell drugs, herbs, vitamins and/or supplements?
These sources are biased, since they profit from the sale of these
items. Even your doctor (holistic or conventional) may have his/her
own biased orientation.
is to research all the information available on alternative medicine treatment for
Hepatitis C and provide you with an objective look
at ALL options available to you. It is
up to YOU to evaluate the alternative and conventional medicine available to treatment Hepatitis C.
It is up to YOU to make an informed decision and to choose the HCV treatment or combination of treatments
right for your body.
All of our
research is aimed at finding reliable and diverse points of view.
You will get the scientific "facts" as well as clearly identified
opinions. We use sources that are grounded in "firm scientific inquiry"
and adequate research as well as "unproven" but potentially beneficial
The Author of Healthy Hepper: HCV Personal Experience
is Anna Rockenbaugh.
I am not
a medical expert and I'm not a "vitamin seller". I have hepatitis
C. I created this web page in an effort to provide information
looking for when I first began to look for treatment options
for this disease. I wanted unbiased information about alternative
treatments for hepatitis C. I wanted specific information about
alternative medicines, dosages, therapeutic goals.
want the typical rhetoric about how "unproven" natural medicine
is, I wanted information about what it does for those who have
using it. I wanted information that would help me learn to use
natural medicine and benefit from it.
want the sales hype and "testimonials" of those who sell the natural
medicine products either. Since they are obviously biased in favor
of the products they sell. If a product is worthless I wanted to know
that too. I wanted to get the "scientific" and "clinical" information
I felt I couldn't get this
information from my gastro (doctor). Nor could I get it from the health
food store. So I researched and found as much information as I could
on my own. The information on this website and in my E-books is a result
of the research I am doing on a continuous basis.
MY GOALS FOR THIS HEPATITIS C WEBSITE
1. To make all information
Hep C patients need available in a central, easy to use location. Free,
accessible and easy to use.
2. To send a message to
doctors and medical professionals that research about alternative therapies
are needed and wanted. That we need them to be informed about these natural
medicines: interactions of drugs and herbs, possible dangers of some
supplements etc. Even if they don't advocate natural medicines, they
need to be informed.
3. To REQUIRE better explanation
from "skeptics" as to why they think supplements are "worthless" and
"won't help". All to often, I hear people calling natural medicine,
"snake oil" and saying things like, "that stuff does nothing other than
line the pocketbook of some scam artist." This is uneducated, misinformed
rhetoric! It sounds even more "un-scientific" and ignorant than any
rehtoric I've heard used to promote "natural medicine". I ask these
people to give me SCIENTIFIC PROOF of natural remedies not working!
I am more interested in FACTS, less interested in the "name-calling"
and "jump-on-the-band-wagon" skepticism. If you're a skeptic that's
great, I just ask you to be intelligent about it!
4. To get the message to
others that there are alternatives to interferon. That natural medicine
can be used either as an ADJUNCT therapy along with interferon, or on
it's own, depending on the medical situation of course. If someone takes
interferon and does not respond, there are other treatment options.
5. I interview sellers
of various products, as well authors, doctors and natural medicine healers
to gather a BALANCED set of perspectives and provide answers to questions
you need the answer to.
6. I conduct and publish
survey that will tell us what supplements are helping people with Hep
7. I provide well-written
reports and E-books about hepatitis C topics and questions relevant
to our fight against this disease and alternative treatment options.
These E-books are designed to help people SAVE time and get information
quickly and easily without the hassle and stress. The E-books are priced
very low to make them accessible to everyone. They contribute to the
cost of maintaining and developing this website, which is personally
funded by me!