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12.4.0 Bibliography: Suggested Reading

12.4.0 Bibliography: Suggested Reading

Hepatitis C. Virus: From Molecular Virology to Antiviral Therapy by Ralph Bartenschlager (Hardcover - Jan 1 2013) In this volume, world-leading experts in the field of HCV research have compiled the most recent scientific advances. The book begins with the possible origin of HCV, a topic stimulated by the recent discovery of a canine HCV homologue, and ends by discussing the great progress being made in the field of HCV-specific drugs, and the serious attempts to establish interferon-free treatment schemes.

Hepatitis C: Everything You Need To Know by Jenny Heathcote M.d., Quynh Thai RN and Colina Yim RN (Paperback - Dec 30 2002) Topics include: Diagnosing and staging Symptoms; Treatments and side-effects; Complementary therapies; The future of Antiviral Therapy.

Living With Hepatitis C A Survivors Guide, 2006. Gregory T. Everson, MD, Hedy Weinberg. This was the first book written for the millions of Americans who suffer from HCV, completely updated, in its fourth edition. The authors and publisher will donate a portion of the price for each book sold to The Kern Research Foundation to be used for research into a cure for hepatitis C.

The Hepatitis C Help Book, Revised Edition: A Groundbreaking Treatment Program Combining Western and Eastern Medicine for Maximum Wellness and Healing, 2007. Misha Ruth Cohen. An updated and revised edition of an important health guide, including the latest information on optimum interferon protocol, along with programs for self-care, nutritional and fitness plans and a comprehensive Western and Chinese medical treatment program.

100 Q&A About Hepatitis C: A Lahey Clinic Guide, 2007. Written by two physicians from Lahey Clinic Medical Center, Dr. Fabry and Dr. Narasimhan, this book provides authoritative, practical answers to the most common questions about Hepatitis C.

The Encyclopedia of Hepatitis and Other Liver Diseases, 2006. Steve Stratton. The book contains more than 150 articles, covering the main liver ailments. Entries include Alcoholic liver disease, Cirrhosis, Hepatitis C, Liver cancer, Liver transplantation, and Vaccines for viral hepatitis. Entries cover diseases of the liver and discuss treatments as well as prevention. Several appendixes fill out the book: medical issues, Internet resources, support groups, transplantation organizations, and non-profit, liver-related organizations.

Hepatitis & Liver Disease-What You Need To Know, 2000. Dr. Melissa Palmer, MD. ISBN: 0895299224. Contains information on Hepatitis B, C, and D. Section on AutoImmune Hepatitis, Primary Biliary Cirrhosis, Fatty Liver and NASH (non-alcoholic steatohepatitis), alcohol and the liver, alcoholic liver disease, Hemochromatosis and other iron overload diseases, benign & malignant liver tumors, transplantation, herbals, overview on conventional therapies, more.

The Liver Disorders Sourcebook, 1999. Howard J. Worman, MD. ISBN: 0737300906.
Overview of the normal liver, diseased liver, failing liver, liver transplantation, selecting a liver specialist, research, living with liver disease. Overview on several kinds of hepatitis, fatty liver, autoimmune hepatitis, alcoholic liver disease, inherited liver disease, primary sclerosing cholangitis, liver tumors and cancers-cysts and abscesses, Budd-Chiari Syndrome, pregnancy with liver disease, drugs & toxins, more.

The Iron Elephant-What You Should Know About The Dangers of Excess Body Iron, Roberta Crawford. $12.95 + postage. To read about and order this book go to this site http://www.ironoverload.org/books.html

Natural Liver Therapy

The Hepatitis C Help Book, Revised Edition: Program Combining Western and Eastern Medicine by Misha Ruth Cohen, Robert Gish, and Kalia Doner (Paperback - May 15, 2007)

Living With Hepatitis C For Dummies by Nina L. Paul and Gina Pollichino (Paperback - Jan 28, 2005) Triumph Over Hepatitis C by Lloyd Wright (Paperback - Sep 23, 2004)

Hepatitis C by David Drum Cardinal Publishers Group (Paperback - Mar 1 2012) A Do-It-Yourself Guide for Health explains how people who have Hepatitis C can help themselves enhance their body's natural ability to maintain and heal.

Hepatitis C Free: Alternative Medicine VS, The Drug Industry, The People Speak by Lloyd Wright (Paperback - Mar 20, 2002)

Herbs for Hepatitis C and the Liver (Medicinal Herb Guide.) by Stephen Harrod Buhner (Paperback - Jul 1, 2000)

Healing Hepatitis C with Modern Chinese Medicine by Qingcai Zhang (Paperback - May 1, 2000)

Spontaneous Healing: How to Discover and Embrace Your Body's Natural Ability to Maintain and Heal Itself by Andrew Weil Paperback - April 4, 2000)

Hep C: Practical, Medical, Spiritual Guidelines for Daily Living, 2000. Mark Jenkins. ISBN 1568383681.

The Hepatitis C Handbook, 1999. Matthew Dolan, Lain M. Murray-Lyon, John Tindall. REVISED Edition, May 1999 (contains new section on alternatives). ISBN 1556433131.

The GastroIntestinal Sourcebook, 1998. M. Sara Rosenthal. $16.95 (paperback). ISBN: 0737300817. Overview on GI conditions such as ulcers, GERD, heartburn, pain, cramps, H.Pylori, NUD, dysmotility, bowel problems, eating disorders, more. Discusses correct diet, testing and therapies. Glossary of terms.

Liver Cleansing Diet: Love Your Liver and Live Longer,1998 (revised). Dr. Sandra Cabot. ISBN 0646277898.

Miracle Cures: Dramatic New Scientific Discoveries Revealing the Healing Powers of Herbs, Vitamins and Other Natural Remedies, 1998. Jean Carper. ISBN: 0060984368.

Prescription for Dietary Wellness: Using Food To Heal, 1998. Dr. Phyllis A. Balch, MD and Dr. James A. Balch, MD. ISBN: 0895298686.

Foundations of Health: Healing with Herbs and Foods, 1994. Christopher Hobbs. ISBN 0961847085.

The Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine by N.D.s Michael Murray and Joseph Pizzorno. (pub: 1991, Prima Publishing in Rocklin, California). It has a good chapter on “Liver Support” and another on Hepatitis, with a suggested daily regimen of nutritional supplements and botanical medicines.

Herbs and Other Natural Remedies For a Healthy Liver (with a chapter on Hepatitis C). By: Christopher Hobbs. ISBN: 0961847026.

Hepatitis C Cookbook (200 recipes, diet tips) Romona L. Jones, CNC, Vonah Stanfield. To order: Nature's Response, 22 Fairview Lane, Shawnee, OK 74804. 1-800-216-5195. Email to tealady1@aol.com

How to Reverse Immune Dysfunction. By: Mark Konlee. To inquire about ordering at: Keep Hope Alive, Ltd.
PO 27041 West Allis, WI 53227. (414) 548-4344. Email at Keephope@execpc.com . KEEP HOPE ALIVE http://www.execpc.com/~keephope/keephope.html . Mark Konlee is also the Editor of newsletter Positive Health News ($15), and Progressive Health News ($20).

Stedman’s Pocket Medical Dictionary (ISBN0-683-07921-2) - $22. A good general companion.


Greg: A Liver Transplant Recipient by Gregory Gaines Jr. (Paperback - Jan 18, 2007)

Medical Care of the Liver Transplant Patient: Total Pre-, Intra- and Post-Operative Management by Paul G Killenberg and Pierre-Alain Clavien (Hardcover - May 26, 2006

Manual of Liver Transplant Medical Care by Abhinav Humar (Spiral-bound - May 15, 2002)

I'm Glad You're Not Dead: A Liver Transplant Story, 2nd edition by Elizabeth Parr (Paperback - Jan 20, 2000)

Pennies, Nickles and Dimes, 1999. Elizabeth Murphy Melas. ISBN 0929173325.

Strings: The Miracle of Life, 1998. John B. Robbins. ISBN 1880823179.

Defying the Gods, Inside the New Frontiers of Organ Transplantation. Scott McCartney. ISBN 0025828207.

This Is The Story About God: The True Account of Two Men, an Impossible Surgery and The God of the Universe. Ann Kiemel Anderson. ISBN 0834117312.

The Puzzle People - An autobiography of Dr. Tom Starzl, the pioneer who developed the techniques that made liver transplantation possible. It’s available from the American Liver Foundation. It’s a great read about one of the most compassionate and human of physicians/surgeons on the face of the earth. Given some of the horror stories we read daily on the HEPV-L list, this one will really give you a positive boost!

Coping, Personal Loss & Grief

Site listing books on personal loss and grief http://www.GriefWorks.com/GriefBooks.html

In The Country of Illness: Comfort & Advice for The Journey, 1998. New York Times Writer Bob Lipsyte $24.00. ISBN: 0679431829. Book for anyone facing a challenging illness or caring for ill loved one.

Mainstay: For the Well Spouse of the Chronically Ill, 1988. M. Strong, New York: Penguin Books.

In Search of the Sun: How to Cope with Chronic Illness, 1988. H. Aladjem, New York: Macmillian.

Living with Chronic Illness: Days of Patience and Passion, 1987. C. Register, New York: Free Press.

We Are Not Alone: Learning to Live with Chronic Illness, 1987. S.K. Pitzele, New York: Workman.

Sick and Tired of Feeling Sick and Tired by Donoghue and Seigel. ISBN 0-393-03408-9. Published in New York by W.W. Norton. $23. - A WONDERFUL book, for patients and caregivers alike. If you can only get one, get this one!

Also try reading or listening to any of the material from Bernie Siegal, the cancer surgeon cum motivational speaker from Yale. Good stuff! His organization is ECAP (Exceptional Cancer Patients)

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12.5.0 What newsletters, magazines and videos are available?


The hepc.bull, Canada’s most widely-read Hep C bulletin is available via snail mail and online as well www.hepcbc.ca . It is edited by Joan King. Contact info@hepcbc.ca if you would like to subscribe. Read the bulletin online at www.hepcbc.ca .

The HCV Advocate. An excellent newsletter out of San Francisco. Check them out at www.hcvadvocate.org

HepNews: Another excellent newsletter out of Seattle. Check them out at www.scn.org/health/hepatitis


Hepatitis Magazine. Check them out at www.hepatitismag.com . They do a really fine job.


Hepatitis Foundation International 30 Sunrise Terrace, Cedar Grove, NJ 07009 Phone: 1.800.891.0707 or 1.973.239.1035 Fax: 973.857.5044 - *Respect Yourself - Protect Yourself: Teens Talk to Teens about Liver Wellness - *Greg: A Liver Transplant Recipient by Gregory Gaines Jr. (Paperback - Jan 18, 2007)

Medical Care of the Liver Transplant Patient: Total Pre-, Intra- and Post-Operative Management by Paul G Killenberg and Pierre-Alain Clavien (Hardcover - May 26, 2006

Manual of Liver Transplant Medical Care by Abhinav Humar (Spiral-bound - May 15, 2002)

I'm Glad You're Not Dead: A Liver Transplant Story, 2nd edition by Elizabeth Parr (Paperback - Jan 20, 2000)

Greg: A Liver Transplant Recipient by Gregory Gaines Jr. (Paperback - Jan 18, 2007)

Medical Care of the Liver Transplant Patient: Total Pre-, Intra- and Post-Operative Management by Paul G Killenberg and Pierre-Alain Clavien (Hardcover - May 26, 2006

Manual of Liver Transplant Medical Care by Abhinav Humar (Spiral-bound - May 15, 2002)

I'm Glad You're Not Dead: A Liver Transplant Story, 2nd edition by Elizabeth Parr (Paperback - Jan 20, 2000)

Silent Stalker: High Risk Video Hepatitis and Abuse Prevention - *Hepatitis C: Cutting Edge Medical Report - http://www.hepfi.org/

HepCBC: HepCBC has a host of videos in its library. They may be borrowed. HepCBC also has on hand videos of the First Provincial Roundtable, with guest speakers, Dr. Frank Anderson, Dr Stephen Sacks and more, and from the Hepatitis C and Your Rights Workshop. To borrow these items, please call (250) 5953892 or email info@hepcbc.ca.

The San Francisco Support Project (HCV Advocate) has fantastic resources available. Please give Alan Franciscus a shout at (415) 978-2400. The Hepatitis C Support Project is the home of the HCV Advocate, a great newsletter. Please visit their site at www.hcvadvocate.org or email them at sfhepcat@pacbell.net.

In the Seattle area: Contact HEP. They can be reached at (206) 732-0311, or email hep@scn.org

“Hepatitis C Video,” $39 American Liver Foundation , 1-201-256-2550 or 1-800-223-0179

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12.3.0 HCV Resources on the Internet and Usenet

Hepatitis C FAQ

APPENDIX A: Where can I get the current version of the FAQ?