Topic: Wellness Question for International Posters

As part of an effort to focus on and identify ways to promote liver health, I have come across a handful of articles that suggest taking the suppement Milk Thistle. While most articles have lauded the benefits - one of the trends I have seen in these articles is the reference that the medical community outside the United States has "long" known of Milk Thistles benefits and have "prescribed" it to patients for years.

I am curious - as I know there are many posters from outside the U.S. on this board, has Milk Thistle been a suggestion of your (or your loved ones) medical team?

Research on supplements can be sketchy at best - but I tend to beleive if it won't hurt me, why not.

Thanks,

Bz

2 (edited by marions Mon, 13 Oct 2008 11:26:58)

Re: Wellness Question for International Posters

Yes, Milk Thistle has been discussed as long as I have been on the board (2006.)  It is a lengthy process however, you might find some information when using the "Search" function.  Simply, enter "Milk Thistle" (don't worry about the author) and you will be able to peruse several discussions in regards to Milk Thistle.  Good Luck.

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Re: Wellness Question for International Posters

I had my resection in Scotland and wasnt told anything about milk thistle. My friend there had her gallbladder removed and her doctor suggested it. So at least in Scotland it is recommended at least by some doctors.

Kris

Cancer is a word, not a sentence.

36 year old patient with buckets of hope

Re: Wellness Question for International Posters

I can endorse what Kris wrote as I was given no information regarding supplements, such as milk thistle, following my resections in Scotland.  I started taking it after reading about it on this site.  Since starting chemo I have stopped taking the supplements because I feel that the chemo, along with my various angina medications, is probably enough to be putting into my body.