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Milk Thistle

Milk thistle will protect and detoxify your liver

Posted August 18, 2013

Milk thistle, also known as Silybum marianum within the scientific community, has been used for hundreds of years in order to primarily treat liver, kidney or gall bladder ailments. Although it is native to the Mediterranean region, it is now found in all parts of the world. Milk thistle, which is a plant that can reach up to ten feet in height, actually gets its name from the milky white sap obtained from the leaves when they are squashed.

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Milk thistle is a natural medicine

Posted April 8, 2013

Milk thistle is a flowering plant that is part of the daisy family. It gets its name from its bristly and prickly nature and the “milky” sap that oozes out of the plant. The leaves, fruits and seeds of milk thistle have been used for centuries as a natural medicine. Milk thistle is one of the world’s most powerful liver detoxifying agents.

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Is This The Most Underestimated Herb of All Time?

Posted March 25, 2013

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) affects an estimated 20 to 40% of adults in Western society and dementia can touch nearly half of those reaching their 85th birthday. Silymarin is the active compound found naturally in milk thistle that is shown to provide a significant degree of protection against NAFLD and abnormal brain aging.

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Silibinin, Found in Milk Thistle, Protects Against UV-Induced Skin Cancer

Posted January 31, 2013

A pair of University of Colorado Cancer Center studies published this month show that the milk thistle extract, silibinin, kills skin cells mutated by UVA radiation and protects against damage by UVB radiation — thus protecting against UV-induced skin cancer and photo-aging.

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Doctors Test Milk Thistle To Counter Amanitin Toxins In The Liver Following 4 Acute Mushroom Poisonings In 2 Weeks

Posted May 23, 2012

On September 12, 2011, a Springfield, Virginia man arrived at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (MGUH) in the early stages of liver failure. The man had mistakenly eaten poisonous mushrooms, handpicked from his yard. He would be the first of four patients in the course of two weeks to seek treatment at MGUH for mushroom (amanitin) poisoning. Their clinical course, management, and outcomes were presented at Digestive Disease Week (DDW) in San Diego, the largest international gathering of physicians and researchers in the field of gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy and gastrointestinal surgery.

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Mindfulness Exercises Help Patients Cope with Joint Pain

Posted April 30, 2012

A new study published online in the Annals of Rheumatic Disease shows that incorporating a set of mindfulness practices into everyday life can help patients to respond to the painful condition of rheumatoid joint disease in a more flexible way.

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