166.Milk Thistle for the Liver – Yaakov Levine

Milk Thistle Podcast

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Liver health often comes up as a hot topic among herbalists, nutritionists and natural health professionals for good reason. The modern diet and lifestyle so many of us practice create a lot of work for our livers. The bad news is that is leading to more health problems at younger ages. The good news is that we have many terrific herbs to help us detoxify and support out livers. Our guest, Yaakov Levine, a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and Nutritional Health Coach returns to Real Herbalism Radio to explain how milk thistle works and what herbs you can combine it with to make it more effective. Yaakov also brings a holistic approach to blending milk thistle with food and other dietary supplements which he is happy to share.

Herbs we mentioned:

Supplements we mentioned:

  • Glutathione
  • Lecithin
  • Silymarin

DIY Links:

Further References

Thanks to the Journal of Functional Herbalism for their excellent work and inclusion of Real Herbalism Radio as a resource.

Yaakov Levine

Yaakov Levine

After many years working in health care and in various capacities in the natural products industry Yaakov Levine, NTP, received his certification as a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner in 2007 from the Nutritional Therapy Association. Yaakov has had his weekly “Nutritionally Speaking” column in a number of local weekly newspapers since 2007, and has had articles published in the Price-Pottenger Foundation Journal, in the Well Being Journal, and the NTA newsletter and Oregon Senior News. His feature and “In Health” articles have appeared in the quarterly Take Root-Willamette Valley magazine. Yaakov brings his passion for empowering others to find their own path towards optimum health to his writing, classes he teaches and his individual coaching sessions. When not working at Natural Grocers, Yaakov can be found biking, hiking and on leisurely walks out in nature.


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