Milk Thistle Benefits for Detoxification, Cancer Prevention and Diabetes

hey guys dr. axe here founder of and doctor of natural medicine in this video I'll be training you on the top benefits of milk thistle and how to use it and the best forms to use it in allas allas part of this training video and really milk thistle is an incredible herb / weed that's been shown to detoxify the body it's also been shown to benefit and fight diabetes cancer neurological illness liver disease and a whole lot more as you're about to see so first let's cover what is it and then I'm going to go over exactly how to use it first thing it's a natural herb that has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties we don't antioxidants protect the body we know that also reducing inflammation helps fight disease in fact listen to this most diseases are inflammatory in nature rheumatoid arthritis is inflammation of your joints ulcerative colitis is inflammation of your colon anything with an IT is at the end and Latin means inflammation milk thistle reduces inflammation another unique fact about milk thistle is that gross mostly in warm clients throughout North America and so actually it's grown in the largest amounts in California that tends to be where it's harvested and then turned into supplements but also I know throughout the Midwest throughout the south in fact in my home state of Tennessee milk thistle grows all over the place and a lot of people don't realize but it's actually a weed but it's medicine at the same time so another great thing about milk thistle is it actually contains a compound called silymarin and this compound has been shown to detoxify the liver now think about all the toxins you're exposed to on a daily basis from pesticides in our food supply hormones and our food supply radiation from airplane cellphones computer screens phone screens we are bombarded with toxins and environmental pollutants every single day the good news is that milk thistle helps to toxify your liver which is something really everybody needs another thing you need to know about milk thistle is that it's typically turned into an extract in a powder okay so most the time it's taken in capsule form sometimes you can also take it in liquid form but again the benefits of milk this so one here as well is that it actually helps with regeneration in the body so cellular regeneration an incredible benefit there so the first big benefit of milk thistle is again it supports detoxification on the liver and your liver needs all the help it can get as we talked about from environmental pollutants and the chemicals in our food supply also it's powerful at cancer prevention in fact listen to this and one medical study actually it was shown to help regenerate the liver absolutely incredible we know your we know that a lot of cancer today is caused by toxicity so milk thistle by detoxing the body it helps prevent cancer and also by acting as an antioxidant it protects the body against cancer third big benefit is it controls diabetes you know diet the rates of diabetes are soaring both type 2 type 1 and oftentimes referred to as type 3 diabetes diabetes with dementia and Alzheimer's disease but we know that we want to keep insulin balanced in the body and if insulin gets imbalanced it can cause fatigue it can cause weight gain and body fat storage in order to combat that you want to take milk thistle every single day and the typical recommended doses a dose is a hundred and fifty milligrams once – twice daily of milk thistle but again in clinical studies it's been shown to help balance diabetes also again and using it you typically want to take it in supplement form again 150 milligrams a day capsules or tablets are both great or liquid form and again you want to look for one where it says it has a certain amount of silly silly maroon which is the active compound that's so beneficial in milk thistle now you can also take it in tea form and this is one of my favorite ways to get milk thistle in my diet now you can actually by the you know by the tops here you'll see milk thistle typically has a bright purple leaf as its head and you can actually boil it in water or you can just get bags of tea and drink that throughout the day now I love making a detox tea where I mix milk thistle tea along with a little bit of lemon juice you can also add in some other detox buying herbs such as artichoke or Boop lorem which are famous in Chinese medicine dandelion also works and make a full-on detox tea is great for your health so remember these big benefits of milk thistle number one liver detoxification number two cancer prevention number three helps control diabetes the best forms are in a capsule form or a tea form and you want to take a hundred and fifty milligrams once – twice daily and by doing so you're protecting your body your cleansing and regenerating your liver and it's going to help take your health to the next level here as well by the way if you've enjoyed this life training video make sure to subscribe here to my youtube 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  1. I took the milk thistle from two weeks , but nothing happen . When does the improvement begin?

  2. Does anyone know a community college i can go to to become a nutritionist

  3. Thanks for the information 🌹

  4. Wonder if my milkthistle capsules have effected my recent blood tests requiring retesting.

  5. Can milk thistle make you feel irritable and cranky?

  6. Does this Help the gallbladder function too? My HIDA result show injection reduction is 27% which is too low. Any advise or supplements for function ? I don’t want to remove my gallbladder yet.

  7. Shouting is not the enthusiasm for your subject. It's off putting.

  8. So milk thistle + choline + intermittent fasting = I can reverse the effect on my liver from all the booze I drank in my 20s? 🤣

  9. Is it best to take it in the morning or at night ?

  10. A friend of mine who drinks quite regularly and has for quite some time started taking milk thistle seed powder. He mixes 1-2 teaspoons in water every morning. He went for a checkup and based on the test, the doctor congratulated him on quitting drinking. He didn’t. I work in a bar and it’s basically an everyday thing for me. I just started taking it and plan to go see how my liver is once I get health insurance. Will report back with my own findings.
    The powder has an interesting flavor. It’s subtly spicy and slightly earthy. I enjoy drinking it in the morning. Use warm/hot water. It mixes in better.

  11. Is the powder OK I've been using it

  12. How to consume in a day after meals or before sleep

  13. What about the relationship with estrogen exacerbating amounts of estrogen…

  14. I take milk thistle every day.

  15. I took milk thistle and forgot that i was an American slave, and owning property was a dream!!! So awesome!! To forget youl never own anything but debt, isnt that incredible?

  16. Just wondering , is it ok for ladies with PCOS to use it??

  17. I just ordered 150mg capsules off of Amazon. Is it safe to take these every day ?

  18. Women with PCOS… Can they use Milk thistle?

  19. Im on my hb med and diabetes med.have liver calcification. Can i take this supplement?thanks.

  20. Herb slash WEED

  21. I just bought this and received it today in capsule form. The reason I bought it is because there’s a mysterious situation going on with my liver where all of my blood testing relevant to my liver and more testing is required because I do not and have not drank alcohol and so the doctor knows for sure it wouldn’t be damage from that. Now my health is horrific with extremely high cholesterol and high blood pressure, I also have a very defeated immune system and so I feel sick constantly. I took my first capsule today but I’m really hoping this does wonders for my liver whatever is wrong with it because I’m honestly nervous at this point. Can anyone tell me if there are any negative side effects with this supplement?

  22. Radiation is a toxin?

  23. If one listen to the entire video one will not have to ask how many times a day and the dosage.

  24. The powder forms into a lump and doesn’t dissolve. How does one prepare tea?

  25. Thanjs. Youre a great wealth of information…. 👌❤️

  26. Schizandra and He Shou Wu are said to be be even more powerful Liver Aids and detoxifiers than Milk thistle. Just thought i'd throw that in. Any one of them would be good 🙂

  27. Thanks for the weather report.

  28. Sound like some powerful stuff I'm in

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  30. I just like saying those words together. Milk Thistle.

  31. Silymarin, the key active compound in milk thistle, is one of the most potent liver protective substances known. Silymarin has been shown to increase glutathione production in the liver by around 30%, thus increasing the antioxidant and detoxification capabilities….

  32. Lol 3:16 🤣 ALLTIMERS DISEASE

  33. Can u get milk thistle from the pharmacy

  34. Hi dr Axe does milk thistle oil have any health benefits when consumed? I can't find related video on YouTube about milk thistle oil. Thanks

  35. Dr Axe, you are from TN??? My wife and I were there last week. We were looking around Cookeville as a place to live and go to school. Couldn't believe the beauty of TN and all the wateralls. Should've known you were from TN : ) Thanks for all the info.

  36. Can I take every day?

  37. This is awesome!!!! I am a young adult who has had liver failure and a blood disease. My mother has always had her herbs. She taught me about most of the "weeds" on this earth. We make our own teas, smokeable herbs, tinctures, smudges, scrubs, oils, creams, and even more. So to say I'm curing myself with milkthistle.

  38. I want to use this but i am taking ala time release 300mg. Will it have any side effects if i use both milk thistle n ala

  39. Hii Dr Ax. I have milk thistle oil..does it have the same benifits ? Thanks

  40. I really need to say, Thank You for your videos, Dr Axe.

  41. Hey doctor axe. Im wondering if you have done any videos on saw palmetto? Would love to learn more about that. This video was great and full of great info. Thank you

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