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Milk thistle combats liver disease and offers blood sugar control

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(Naturalhealth365) With the exception of its showy purple blossoms, milk thistle has the thorny, scrubby appearance of a common roadside weed. Yet, this humble-looking plant offers a wide range of benefits that are powerful enough to help address many of the health concerns including, liver problems and blood sugar imbalances. Botanically known as Silybum marianum – and sometimes referred to ... Read More »

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How milk thistle protects your liver from toxic chemicals

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(NaturalHealth365) According to a 2005 report issued by the Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) screened over 2,500 Americans for 148 industrial chemicals – and found significant amounts of these chemicals in the blood of every person tested.  Not some people – every body!  Which is why today’s news about milk ... Read More »

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Milk thistle protects against COPD caused by secondhand smoke

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(NaturalHealth365) According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 15.7 million people suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) – a serious respiratory condition which can cause scarring of the lungs, narrowing of the airway and extreme difficulty breathing. Taking enough milk thistle – on a regular basis – can help protect you from harm. (But, don’t ... Read More »

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How milk thistle extract can support liver health and healing

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(NaturalHealth365) With its spiky purple flowers and dull green leaves, milk thistle may appear to be nothing more than an ordinary weed growing wild in vacant lots and fields. Yet, when it comes to fighting disease and promoting healing, this unimpressive-looking plant is truly a shining star. Milk thistle, scientifically known as Silybum marianum, is prized by natural healers for ... Read More »

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Milk thistle extract demonstrates potent activity against liver cancer

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(NaturalHealth365) The compound silibinin, a flavonoid in milk thistle, has shown extremely promising activity against human liver cancer, according to University of California, Irvine researchers. Both silibinin and silymarin are highly bioactive milk thistle compounds that are already linked with offering protection for the liver against damage from alcohol and drug use. Now silibinin is showing promise in protecting against ... Read More »

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Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease on the rise in kids as young as 8 years old

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(NaturalHealth365) Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is a condition most commonly associated with the effects of an unhealthy lifestyle as an adult. However, a study of children led by Harvard Medical School based on Project Viva of Massachusetts is now showing a link between childhood obesity and juvenile liver health problems. The research, published in the Journal of Pediatrics, shows a ... Read More »

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Milk thistle protects against nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

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(NaturalHealth365) Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is exactly what it sounds like – an accumulation of fat in the liver, along with a history of little or no drinking of alcoholic beverages. NAFLD is extremely common – some experts estimate its prevalence as up to 45 percent of the population in industrialized North America and Europe – and can be ... Read More »

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