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Milk Thistle: Milk thistle has been reported to have protective effects on the liver and to greatly improve its function. It is typically used to treat liver cirrhosis.Research suggests that milk thistle extracts both prevent and repair damage to the liver from toxic chemicals and medications.
Turkey Rhubarb: turkey rhubarb encourages bowel movement by inhibiting the smooth muscles that retain stool and stimulating the smooth muscles that push stool through the intestine.
Calendula: Taken orally calendula has been used to sooth stomach ulcers and inflammation. It has been reported to be effective in fighting fever, boils, abscesses, and recurrent vomiting.
Burdock: Burdock (Arctium lappa) has been traditionally used as a skin remedy for acne, boils, abscesses, eczema and psoriasis. It can be taken alone or mixed with other herbs such as dandelion root or yellow dock root, to balance its strong cleansing action.
Yellow Dock: Yellow dock is thought to benefit the digestive tract, liver and skin. One of its primary uses by herbalists is for skin conditions associated with poor digestion, poor liver function or "toxicity".Yellow dock has a mild laxative effect, due to constituents called anthraquinone glycosides. It appears to stimulate the release of bile and digestive enzymes.
Greek Tomato Salad
Celebrate the ripest tomatoes from your garden or market by serving them as simply as possible, enhancing taste only with a sprinkling of herbs and a drizzle of olive oil.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
fresh ripe garden tomatoes
fresh finely chopped Greek oregano (or dried)
freshly ground pepper (optional)
extra virgin olive oil
Fresh garden Basil
Wash and dry tomatoes.
Slice in 1/4 to 1/2 inch slices and arrange on serving dish.
Sprinkle with Greek oregano, basil, sea salt, and freshly ground pepper to taste.
Drizzle with your best quality olive oil and serve at room temperature.
Swimming, like cross-country skiing, is a full body exercise. The more body parts you involve in your workout, the more calories you'll burn. Spend 30 minutes doing the breast stroke and you'll burn almost 400 calories. Best of all, your joints are fully supported so you don't have to worry about high-impact injuries. It's also great cross-training for other cardio activities.