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Re: Milk Thistle: Good, bad or neither? How about coffee?

Re: Milk Thistle: Good, bad or neither? How about coffee?

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Posted by scot on February 27, 2000 at 12:29:05:

In Reply to: Re: Milk Thistle: Good, bad or neither? How about coffee? posted by JIM on February 27, 2000 at 02:06:56:

: : : Does anyone know if Milk Thistle is good or bad for Hep C sufferers?

: : : Also, is coffee in any way bad for the liver? (I drink quite a few cups a day, but no smoking or alchohol).

: : : Thank you,

: : : Gary

: : Hello Gary,

: : Coffee in moderation does not seem to cause any harm. Moderation is one to three cups of caffeinated coffee per day. If yiou drink a lot more than that, you will likely have withrawal if you reduce your intake. A headache is normal. Watch out for over the counter pain meds. doctors differ on what they recommend, but ibuprofen is particularly hard on the liver. Acetomenophen in small doses is most often recommended.

: :
: : Milk thistle (silymarin) is thought by some experts to have a protective effect on the liver. There are studies ongoing to research this. It is the only herb I am aware of that experts feel is at least benign to the liver. The effect of overdose is gastric distress, but no measureable negative effect.

: : I hope this helps.

: : thanbey

: :

: I would like to add that there is evidence that the tincture form of milk thistle is delivered more efficiently to the liver than pill form.

: I also try keep my coffee consumption to one cup per day of thew "tooth grinder" (caffinated)

: Jim


Coffee, even just one cup, causes liver pain for me.This may just be a personal thing. I sometimes think I might be more sensitive to substances I put into my body than others. I understand that the liver to a large extent breaks down most substances that we consume. It seems to me that people with liver problems would do there liver a favor by cutting down on consumables that mike the liver work harder ie; alcohol, caffine etc.


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