I would only consider Milk Thistle, as an example and part of a full-spectrum program to assist the person to build the immune system We are all in agreement that a person would be in an extreme system breakdown. There are many valid approaches. One valid approach is to focus on the disease process and cut it out/ do a transplant or treat a condition. Another is to assist the person to, as the Chinese would explain it, "learn the lesson the teacher (condition) has brought into your experience." When the lesson is understood, the body can be "healed", not "cured", according to the belief system of the person. These are two valid approaches to the same ends. I use products which are clinically tested and the results are published in professional trade journals that MDs and other professionals rely upon. My experience is that the body has remarkable healing power when a person takes full responsibility for their life and wellness. This can be a time-consuming, life - changing, and tremendous time/effort commitment. But, many have chosen that path. I could write a book on the miracle appearances that I have witnessed, where people have healed themselves. One of my doctor friends had liver cancer and was given 90 days to die. He changed his entire life, including giving up his practices. He continues to live with vitality 30 years later. I, personally, would not chose a liver transplant, but I deeply respect those would make that choice, IF a liver is available and they have the means to do it.