Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver and can be caused by drugs, chemicals, or viruses. Your liver is your major blood filter, so literally everything will pass through it. If you’ve eaten it, smelled it, or touched it, your liver is going to filter it, or try to filter it. Place your fingers under your ribcage on your right side. That’s where your liver is. Push your fingers in a little bit and if that area is tender, your liver isn’t feeling too well. Most of the cases of hepatitis you hear about are the viral kind and there are many different kinds. The symptoms can be flu-like, including nausea, fatigue, even a yellowing of the eyes and skin. By now you need to be under a doctor’s care and your recovery can take a few weeks or a few months. There are some things you can do to help yourself.
Remember, you liver eventually filters everything you eat, so eat a diet that is easiest to filter. Lots of vegetable broths and juices; fruit juice that is diluted with water; cooked brown rice and well cooked vegetables. Avoid a high protein diet, fat meats, and fried foods. These put a terrific strain on your liver and it’s just not up to it right now. There are two supplements highly beneficial for the liver. One is MilkThistle which helps detoxify and regenerate the liver. The other is Vitamin C, a great antioxidant that helps cleanse the debris. You can safely do these herbs along with any medication the doctor prescribes.