Enjoying some Holiday Cheer? Don’t forget the Milk Thistle!
Clinical Herbalist Reviewed on January 5, 2011 by Paulina Nelega, RH
It’s “that time of the year”… family, fun gatherings, parties… more opportunities to indulge in delicious treats. And yes, maybe even a little more eggnog than usual!
To help keep your liver going strong this season, try adding Milk Thistle to your daily regime. It’ll help protect your liver from toxins (yes, alcohol counts as one) and also help increase bile production—important for digesting fats, like the butter in those shortbread cookies!
Because we’re up against a host of environmental toxins all of the time, not just during the holiday season, it’s important to support our liver year-round. Milk Thistle can help with that. It’s one of the premier liver tonic herbs, helping it to function better and even regenerate liver cells. I recommend using it for 6 weeks, followed by a break for a couple of weeks. It’s also excellent combined with Dandelion, Licorice and my all-time favorite herb, Turmeric, for overall liver support.
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We hope you’re enjoying the holiday season!
Paulina Nelega, RH, has been in private practice as a Clinical Herbalist for over 15 years. She has developed and taught courses in herbal medicine, and her articles on health have appeared in numerous publications. She is very passionate about the healing power of nature. Ask Dr. Jan