Hepatitis literally means inflammation of the liver. This inflammation can be caused by viruses, alcohol, certain medications, certain herbs, and sometimes autoimmune disease. Some types of hepatitis are temporary, such as Hepatitis A, and others last for the rest of people’s lives.

Often lab tests are necessary to determine the cause and extent of hepatitis. Naturopathic treatment of hepatitis involves working with the diet to reduce inflammation and stress on the liver, testing for and replacing any nutrient deficiencies, and giving specific nutrients to support the liver and creation of bile.