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...
While recently reviewing past blog posts I'd written ,
I noticed that I often project the image of a perfectly controlled
diabetic. This couldn't be farther from the truth! First of all,
perfection is an unrealistic expectation with this disease. Furthermore,
I tend to write about goals and ambitions for my diabetes management and health
care efforts. Focusing on goals has a dual purpose, it motivates me to
stay disciplined and hopefully it inspires other people in their quest for better
blood sugar control. Well, today I want to diverge from my typical
approach and share with you some of my lapses of discipline and the unfortunate
As a bit of a preface, I should note that I've curbed my
attempts at dieting. After a couple weeks of restricting my calories ( See Kelsey's post "What I've Learned by Counting Calories" ), I
noted a marked decline in my milk production. My priority right now is
definitely Sienna's health and ...
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
effectiveness. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more
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...
You should knowAnswers to your question are meant to provide general health information but should not replace medical advice you receive from a doctor. No answers should be viewed as a diagnosis or recommended treatment for a condition. Content posted by community members does not necessarily reflect the views of Remedy Health Media, which also reserves the right to remove material deemed inappropriate.