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Treating Hepatitis C with Chlorella

November 7, 2019


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  • Reply Li-San Loves August 20, 2014 at 11:29 am

    That's quite scary about the psychosis symptoms…I stay away from supplements as much as possible and stick to whole plant foods. 

  • Reply dougieboy28 August 20, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    Supplementation has it's role to play in promoting health but  Dr Greger encourages all of us to filter all the information out there and make an informed choice.  Psychosis is rare, I have used Chlorella and tolerated it quite well, and had amazing skin whilst on it too.  Don't be afraid or paranoid, just use common sense as the experience of one does not equate or speak for the experiences of others.  But whole plants are so awesome but I love supplements, in balance and when required too. 

  • Reply houndjog August 20, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    The study only used 2 tsp – that's very little.  I use 1 TBSP in my smoothies!

  • Reply Frank V August 20, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    For HCV, $85k is for one course of the drug Sovaldi, which has to be taken with other drugs that are also not that cheap. I am not sure but I think it is over $100k total. In some cases, people with hard to kill strains of the virus will have to take a course that is twice as long, so do the math. It is expensive but the new drug is a lot easier on the system than the old ones. IMO a vegan diet is about the best way to treat, besides these expensive drugs, someone with chronic HCV. 

  • Reply Professional Welders August 20, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    Hi Dr Greger, What is your opinion on encapsulated vitamin C? Especially the home made version Thanks in advance 

  • Reply theneedledrop August 20, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    Thanks, doc!

  • Reply terry tibbs August 20, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    Noticed the costs of the new hcv treatments this year, telaprevir & boceprevir, I got rid of mine for £350 using 5 kg of antioxidants that targetted ns2a, ns3 a and ns 4a + b plus cox 1 & 2 inhibbition ( pathways) where the £60k peptide drugs only do ns3a & ns4a with 50% inhibition on hepatitis 3 I think. Maybe I should get some chlorella as I have had a fatty liver before from red meat and anything that reduces enzyme leaks could only be a good thing.  

  • Reply DynamicDarren August 20, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    Am I the only person who misread chlorella for cholera…? I was about to flip my lid! ;D

  • Reply Lloyd Naylor August 20, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    Mmm Clements at Hippocrates swears by the stuff but don't think I'll be taking it again until the clinical knowledge catches up

  • Reply silkhead44 August 20, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    I've been taking chlorella for over eight years…call me crazy

  • Reply tamcon72 August 20, 2014 at 11:58 pm

    [snort]At age twelve, after three days of a low dose of OTC Dimetap decongestant, I suffered an acute psychotic breakdown.  The family doctor took me off the meds and–without prescribing anti-psychotics because she surmised the Dimetap to be the culprit–less than a week later I was totally well.  Sun brand chlorella is supposed to have a rigorously controlled manufacturing process, but even given the case of this woman, I'd take my chances with chlorella compared to pharmaceuticals!

  • Reply houndjog August 21, 2014 at 4:21 am

    Thanks Doc for telling us how to cure ourselves with Chlorella!  I use 1 TBSP in my smoothies mixed with cilantro!  We all know you had to mention the 1 in a Million person who had a reaction to it so that you can keep your credentials "Board Certified": Great stuff cuz we can read between the lines!  Keep going Doc!!

  • Reply TheStewieGriffinShow August 21, 2014 at 7:37 am

    I bought a pound of chlorella a few years ago and tried a teaspoon or less of it. I was really sick, barfing all night, and sick for almost a whole week. The same thing happened to my mother. Someone jokingly said, "What do you expect? It's pond scum."

    Consequently, I tried it a second time just to make sure it was the chorella causing the problem. Indeed, again, I barfed all night and was deathly sick for another week. Did I dare try it a third time? I'm not that stupid.

    I've noticed online that a lot of people get sick from Chlorella. I learned the hard way that if you don't get it from a reputable source, there is a good possibility that it's going to be contaminated and full of bacteria. Mine came from Taiwan. Be really careful where you buy your chlorella or you will really be sorry.

  • Reply Zeljko Serdar August 21, 2014 at 8:06 am

     Chlorella is a genus of single-celled green algae belonging to the phylum Chlorophyta. It is spherical, measuring between 2 and 10 μm in diameter. Chlorella contains chlorophyll in its chloroplast. Through photosynthesis it multiplies rapidly requiring only carbon dioxide, water, sunlight, and a small amount of minerals to reproduce.

    It was once widely believed that Chlorella should serve as our main source of food and energy because of its highly efficient photosynthetic apparatus. When dried, it is about 45% protein, 20% fat, 20% carbohydrate, 5% fiber, and 10% vitamins and minerals. A Chlorella diet would supply all the essential amino acids. Thus it is a complete protein. However, later studies proved that Chlorella loses most of its nutritional value when altered or processed in any way.

    Under certain growing conditions, Chlorella yields oils high in polyunsaturated fats -Chlorella minutissima has yielded EPA at 39.9% of total lipids.

    Clinical studies on Chlorella suggest effects including: dioxin detoxification, healing from radiation exposure, reduction of high blood pressure, lower serum cholesterol levels, accelerated wound healing, and enhanced immune function. Chlorella has also been found to have anti-tumor properties when fed to mice. Another study found enhanced vascular function in hypertensive rats given oral doses of chlorella. In 1961 Melvin Calvin, a Nobel Prize laureate, used Chlorella for his research on the pathways of carbon dioxide assimilation. CCRES ALGAE TEAM

  • Reply dellawill August 22, 2014 at 1:23 am

    I love my spirilina 🙂

  • Reply TAO 2811 August 23, 2014 at 11:38 pm

    we from team dr.klinghardt are using chlorella for binding heavy metals etc. the problem is when you take to less chlorella its mobilizing more toxins that  it can bind. and then  there can be side effects from the toxins wich are floating around in your body… greetings from austria

  • Reply BeautyHealthZoneBlog August 24, 2014 at 11:35 am

    I have never had Hepatitis C or any type of Hepatitis for that matter.

    Yes, I did work in Occupational Health when I worked in the NHS…..Everybody knew me there, being the naturally friendly person I am ….I talk to most people and most importantly, I remember important events.

    I read that some forms of Hepatitis have treatments now…..I am not a doctor though and not even a nurse.

  • Reply Bob Hogan August 27, 2014 at 4:02 am

    Wonder what Robin Williams would have said about Psychosis and and pharmaceutical intake.
    Far more deaths from directed prescription consumption. than one Chlorella psychosis. Who knows it could have been leaching some toxic metal out of her body.

  • Reply Craig Edwards March 8, 2016 at 10:32 am

    Chlorella sounds very interesting
    As for the person on this trial who supposedly developed psychosis- she may have developed it anyway regardless of treatment, she may have a history of it, she may use drugs or alcohol, maybe her partner left her, as there are so many random variables you cant draw the conclusion chlorellas going to cause psychosis. She was the only person on the trial to develop it -if there was a problem with chlorella/psychosis surely other people would have developed it

  • Reply Kay Miley May 25, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    Some people are allergic to Chlorella and cannot take it. Most people benefit from it.

  • Reply citi24 September 21, 2018 at 5:10 am

    Ive done it for a week now i feel fine. Local made coquitlam BC Canada

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