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Whenever I become conscious of a word or concept new to me, I began to notice it everywhere. All of you probably have had this experience. It is so common that we even have a nice big word for it thanks to the great Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung: Synchronicity. A couple of weeks ago a member of the diabetes support group that meets in my apartment loaned me a book called Bad Science. A practicing physician in the U.K.'s National Health Service and newspaper medical columnist named Ben Goldacre wrote it and Fourth Estate published it last year in the U.K. The book is a detailed indictment of the British press for its woeful ignorance of some basic scientific concepts. Like one of my favorites, "regression to the mean." This sounds complicated. But it is simply the fact that everything, including our health, has a natural cycle. Since we tend to see a doctor when we feel the worst, we think that his or her treatment helped us, while we would soon feel better no m...
Thanks to my Great Books education, I know that René
Descartes famously declared "I think, therefore I am." Materialistic individuals have claimed, "I
shop, therefore I am." But me, I pump, therefore I am.
Lately, I have been feeling like my very existence is summed
up by pumping. Either I'm pumping
insulin to sustain my life, or I'm pumping breast milk to nourish Sienna. I have one or two pumps operating on my body
at any given moment. The fact that most
people don't deal with pumping anything in their daily lives, while I have two
pumps to manage, does make me feel like a robot at times.
After several confusing conversations with my husband, mom,
and other acquaintances, I've learned to specify either my insulin pump or my breast pump whenever I discuss one or the other:
"No, I don't need to refill my breast pump; I meant I'm low on insulin
in my regular pump." Dennis only had to
think about it for a second to realize th...
Generic Name: MILK THISTLE (Silybum marianum) - ORAL Milk Thistle Extract Oral Uses
Milk thistle has been used for diabetes in combination
with standard treatment. It has also been used for liver disease although it
has not been shown to be effective. Consult your doctor for more information if
you have either of these serious conditions.
Some herbal/dietary supplement products have been found to
contain possibly harmful impurities/additives. Check with your pharmacist for
more details about the brand you use.
The FDA has not reviewed this product for safety or
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How To Use Milk Thistle Extract Oral
Take this product by mouth as directed. Follow all
directions on the product package. If you are uncertain about any of the
information, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
If your condition persists or worsens, or if you think you
may have a serious medical prob...
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