My son had Lupus and has since passed away. Twenty years ago at age 46, I had my thyroid removed. This year, I learned that I have PBC in the earliest stage. I take natural thyroid and Urso. I am doing well so far. I often read of people with serious diseases such as Crohns or Lupus who claim to be off all medicines by adhering to strict diet (the author of "Against All Grain" - Danielle Walker) . Since PBC is also inflammatory, has anyone managed the disease through diet and lifestyle changes such as yoga, acupuncture, meditation and exercise?