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Case Study – Nutritional Supplement Tested – Milk Thistle

Posted by dr natural On December - 22 - 20091 COMMENT

Milk thistle is a commonly used as herbal remedy for aiding liver health as it is thought to have natural detox benefits. Milk thistle has been proven to help protect the liver from the effects of smoking and alcohol intake[1].

The milk thistle supplement comes from a weed with a distinctive white marking on its leaves, and distinctive purple flowering heads. It can grow to around five feet tall and grows throughout Europe, but it is naturally established in Australia and California[2].

During the 16th century this plant became quite popular for consumption and almost all parts of it were eaten. Although the leaves have prickles, these can be trimmed and boiled to make a substitution for spinach, or can be used raw in salads[1].

In supplement form, milk thistle is generally available in both liquid and capsule form which is taken orally as a diet supplement. Read the rest of this entry »

Herbs And Your Safety

Posted by dr natural On September - 25 - 20097 COMMENTS

Natural health, particularly herbs have shown impressive results that they actually do work and therefore form a part of getting a healthy lifestyle. However before using any of them it is best to find out more about them and also consulting with your physician before taking any. This is especially if you are taking prescription drugs or have some medical condition that may not quite agree with some natural products. In the natural, the body has allergic reactions and sensitivities, meaning that some of the herbs used by an acquaintance may not have the same effects on you on some level. When taking herbs the same rules of taking prescribed medicine apply. That is, they should only be taken in small amounts and if they work, doubling the dosage will not make them work any faster. The following are just pointers and they do not necessarily define their interactions with prescribed drugs. That subject should be addressed by your physician. Read the rest of this entry »

Summer Natural Healthcare

Posted by dr natural On July - 21 - 20099 COMMENTS

Ten natural remedies to help you cope with everything from sunburn toinsect bites and stings. Read the rest of this entry »

Natural Remedies For Greying Hair

Posted by dr natural On June - 26 - 20092 COMMENTS

Hair turns grey because of the loss of pigment granules in the cortex of the hair as we age. The rate and age at which this happens is largely determined by our genes. Premature greying can be caused by poor diet, illnesses such as thyroid disorders, pernicious anemia and stress. Read the rest of this entry »