Marvelous Milk Thistle

Silybum_marianum

This popular herb can be a little confusing. It has several common names, such as Milk Thistle, Marian Thistle and St Mary’s Thistle; and it also has more than one scientific name, for example, Carduus marianum and Silybum marianum. To make matters worse sometimes supplements are labeled as Silymarin, which can either be a whole

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Autoimmune diseases

biopsy of small bowel in coeliac disease

Not that long ago, you didn’t hear the term “autoimmune disease”. Now it seems to be a term that you hear frequently, but what does it mean? What is an autoimmune disease? Autoimmune disease occurs when the body has started to see some part of “self” as being foreign and needing to be eliminated. “Auto”

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