Milk thistle

by Karen

Hi wray, thank you for all your information here on this site. I've read alot on your site about milk thistle but became concerned today at an article titled milk thistle friend or foe on a website by pure body institute. Oddly enough this same information was told to me by a naturapathic doctor a few years ago I really would like to know what you think about this thank you in advance

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Aug 23, 2012
Milk thistle
by: Wray

Hi Karen Thanks for the kind words about our site. I've had a look at the Pure Body Institute site, and it's one of those which irritate me intensely, it gives no references at all. And to say "Milk Thistle is a liver protector, which is why it is a failure......Apparently, someone in history noted (with some amazement), that Milk Thistle "walls off" the liver. His observation may have gone no further or he may have also noted that this "walling off" response was not optimum for the body.".....huh?! What does that tell us, nothing. There are so many studies done on it's benefits, in fact it's the most studied herb. Ranging from cancer, liver damage, brain oxidation, lipid peroxidation, diabetes, oxidative stress, Insulin Resistance, and finally the skin where it protects from damaging UV rays. All the studies have convinced me it's a much needed herb and a good addition to any supplement protocol. It does have a mild oestrogenic affect, but unlike HRT, the benefits are too great not to take it. If you have the time, you might like to read through all these! See here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here. If you want more, just put 'silymarin' into PubMed and you'll get another 1753! Take care Wray

Aug 25, 2012
Milk thistle
by: Anonymous

Thank you wray for your reply I feel at ease now about taking milk thistle I trust in your opinion more than pure body institute and thank you for all help and time you give to us
God bless you

Aug 27, 2012
Milk thistle
by: Wray

Hi Karen Thank you for the trust, but all the info I ever get is from studies, so that's some reassurance! I must add I don't trust the studies done on drugs, they are always biased, and almost always have either big pharma behind them, or one of the authors is being paid by them. Bless you for the kind words too! Take care Wray

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