This is a list of foods, herbs, ideas that might help you or the person suffering from end-stage liver disease. Also, are we talking about cancer here or cirrhosis or hepatitis or what? And is the person still drinking alcohol? Need those questions answered first. Also, where in the world are you, in order to give the closest and best possible locations for you to find what you need? Here's the list: 1) Silymarin which is one of the strongest supplements in nature to improve liver functioning. It comes from milk thistle and artichokes, which can be eaten as well, but skip the mayonnaise, aioli, remoulade and hollandaise sauce normally served with artichokes as these all are the LAST things anyone with liver disfunction or gall bladder problems should be eating. 2) Yellow dock; 3) Dandelion; 4) Ginger; 5) Burdock; 6) Swedish Bitters--buy the largest bottle available, follow the directions, and take the entire bottle until it's gone, realizing such things as diarrhea, bloating and gas may occur, and that's fine. Go with it and let the body find its own individual way towards its own healing. 7) Cleavers; 8) Red Root; 9) Clover; 10) Bupleurum; 11) Schisandra Immediately change the diet, eliminating all meats, fish, fowl, eggs, oils and fats. As the person heals, these can be reintroduced, but for the purposes of healing the liver, these foods right now are POISON. The person will eat vegetables, fruits, grains, beans and seaweeds, and may eat as much as they feel compelled to or as little. They may drink as much filtered water or teas as they like as well, but should avoid coffee while on a healing diet. I would STRONGLY suggest you (or they) do some massive research into a macrobiotic diet, but I would also suggest you or the person suffering eat a lot more raw or lightly cooked veggies and fruits and salads that the macro. diet usually recommends. Drink the juice of a lemon or lime in water (preferably warm water, but if the person can't stand that, cold will be okay) before each and every meal, and drink this concoction as the primary beverage as well all throughout the day. If it begins to feel too "sharp" on the stomach or teeth, go to something like the juice of fresh orange mixed w/ water or drink freshly made vegetable and fruit juices, mixing garlic and ginger with the vegetable juices. All produce used should be organic and absolutely as fresh as possible, as these are the foods by which the body will heal itself. They will also replenish and replace the enzymes by which the body breaks down and digests all foods and virus bodies. This is to say eating fresh raw foods can allow a person to completely heal themselves of disease and regain their health, if they begin in time. You are correct unfortuanately in your idea that true healing is rarely found within allopathic medicine, and in your idea that true compassion is hard to find there as well. It is simply not in the training, nor in the mentality oftentimes, and that is why allopathic medicine so often does further, unending harm to people's bodies, minds, and spirits in its attempt to "cure". True healing is so very much more than the absence of or more correctly put, when speaking of Western allopathic medicine, the SUPPRESSION of symptoms, as we both know. E-mail me for more info if you need it. Look up a Network Chiropractor in your location, too, as they will greatly accelerate the healing. I don't know what state/condition this person is in, as I haven't seen them. I make you no promises, b/c "end stage" just doesn't sound good to me, but lose no more time. Begin these methods at once, today if possible. Stop eating the food the hospital provides and begin the herbs and juices, raw foods and macrobiotic diet. Pray like the wind is on fire, b/c it sounds like it is in this case. Find a health food store near you that makes juices if you can't make them yourself. Use V-8 if you have to, until you can get the juicing scene together. Find a macrobiotic restaurant or a raw foods restaurant in your area and get take out. Not a first choice longterm (takeout, that is), and tell them you're looking for a) cooking classes/food preparation classes, and b) a personal chef for a person who is ill. Contact Annemarie Colbin in NYC (The Natural Gourmet Cookery School/Institute for Food and Healing, 48 W. 21st Street, NY, NY, don't have the phone number handy, google search it and tell them what you need. See if they can help!) If you can tell me what city/state you're in, I can send you a list of resources to save you lots of time. Eat greens at every single meal from this day forward, even breakfast. Green everything from now on, even drinking green water alternating with the lemon/lime water. Kyogreen by Wakunaga would be an excellent choice, and this is available, again, at your local healthfood store. Do not be surprised if the person trying to heal goes through bouts of rage and anger attacks or explodes. This is actually a GOOD thing as the liver/gall bladder is the seat of rage in TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine). Do not be afraid if they have diarrhea and vomiting for a long, long time. This is a good thing, not fun, but a healing crisis is to be expected, and welcome. Do not be surprised if they have alternating chills and fever, or intense body aches or break out in rashes and skin conditions--all are part of the liver trying to throw off toxins and heal itself. I will say this, however, if you try to follow a naturopathic method while still staying under the care of a traditional physician, it will NOT work, b/c everytime you or your friend has a symptom, say vomiting or diarrhea, the allopath will want to suppress the condition, saying in great fear and concern, that there is danger in vomiting or diarrhea, when in fact that is the very state one wants to induce in this particular case. So what I'm trying to tell you here is: Find an naturopath or a DO who's experienced in alternative healing methods, and learn to trust what they say, and to do what they say. If modern medicine is indeed just waiting for this person to die, then what have you really lost, except time? I submit, that if you or they've been given a death sentence then there really is nothing more to lose by trying an alternative. If the person is still able to stand and to walk and to take nourishment, then you've got something to work with. If they're in a coma, then the situation IS grave. Again, without knowing where you or they are at, I can make you no promises. Bless you on your journey. Be well.