Silymarin and Silybin from Milk Thistle

In 1968, a group of German scientists discovered the active flavonoid complex silymarin, which provides milk thistle’s medicinal benefits.

Since then, hundreds of studies have been done on silymarin, and it is approved in the German Commission E Monographs (the most accurate information available on the safety and efficacy of herbs) as a supportive treatment for inflammatory liver conditions such as cirrhosis, hepatitis, and fatty infiltration caused by alcohol and other toxins.

Silymarin is used to:

  • Regenerate liver cells damaged by alcohol or drugs
  • Decongest the liver (A liver decongestant stimulates bile flow through the liver and gallbladder, thus reducing stagnation and preventing gallstone formation and bile-induced liver damage.)
  • Increase the survival rate of patients with cirrhosis4
  • Complement the treatment of viral hepatitis5
  • Protect against industrial poisons, such as carbon tetracholoride (a colorless gas that leaks into air, water and soil near manufacturing and waste sites)6
  • Protect the liver against pharmaceuticals that stress the liver, such as acetaminophen and tetracycline1
  • Antidote and prevent poisoning from the death cap mushroom, Amanita phalloides 789

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PS & DHA for a Healthy Brain

Brain Neurons Firing

Brain Neurons FiringPS (phosphatidylserine) has been the subject of numerous human clinical trials of memory loss, mood, and cognitive performance such as learning ability, concentration, and processing. Many of the studies show that PS can be helpful for those with age-related memory impairment. It can even enhance cognition and mental function in those with no cognitive impairment.

PS plays a crucial role in many membrane-associated nerve cell processes and by increasing the number of neurotransmitter receptor sites. The increased number of receptor sites may explain why the memory-enhancing effects last for up to a month even after the supplement is discontinued.

DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) found in marine organisms and omega 3 fatty acid supplements is also required for maintenance of normal brain functions. The enrichment of diets with omega 3 fatty acids has been shown to improve learning abilities, whereas deficiency has been associated with learning deficits. DHA is taken up by the brain in preference to other fatty acids. And, as it turns out, PS is the natural delivery system for getting DHA into the brain.

PS & DHA supplementation just might be the natural solution for preventing cognitive dysfunction. If you are concerned about your long-term brain health and protecting yourself from Alzheimer’s or age-related dementia, you should consider combining PS & DHA for enhanced benefits.

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The Mystery of the Toxic Town!

Here’s a quick story…

In 2006, the residents of the beautiful coastal community of Esperance in Western Australia noticed that the local seabirds were inexplicably dying. This was not just a handful of dead birds, but thousands and thousands of birds. The local officials investigated and determined the birds were dying of acute lead poisoning. Needless to say, the community was concerned. Where was the lead coming from? Was the town’s population at risk?

Later, it became clear that the people were very much at risk. The dead birds saved thousands of human lives by alerting the people to a silent killer in their midst. You see, the birds functioned much like canaries in a coal mine, dying first so the people could see there was a problem.

Here’s what happened…

A few months before the birds began dying, the port of Esperance began receiving trainloads of lead ore from a mine about 500 miles to the north. At the port, the lead ore was transferred from rail cars to ships. Now, because Esperance is located on the coast and faces the Great Southern Ocean, it experiences strong winds for much of the year.

After months of investigation, including testing residents for lead contamination, it was determined that wind-blown lead particles had contaminated the town’s air, water, and food supplies. The entire town was slowly and unknowingly being poisoned to death with lead! Had it not been for the dying birds, and the discontinuation of the lead ore shipments, the ultimate affect on the people of the town would have been catastrophic.

And while this may be an extreme example, it still illustrates the point. Environmental toxins are everywhere and can infiltrate your body without your knowledge.

You don’t need to live near a lead mine or a windy seaport to be exposed to toxic heavy metals and other environmental toxins. In fact, you would be hard pressed to find a more pristine and picturesque place to live than Esperance. But this story helps demonstrate the fact that no matter where you live, even if it seems pristine, environmental toxins abound. And if you do not remove them from your body, the affect on your health can be disastrous!

To learn more about environmental toxins and more importantly, how to remove them from your body, please read the article The Key to Surviving Toxic Heavy Metals!

To your health,

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