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Lisalea,
My assumption is that Lola is reminding you that you may have more bathroom breaks and need to replenish water more while drinking your tea...

Enjoy the benefits!


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LisaLea,
Some people have a lot of pain in the region of their gallbladder, and are very aware that they have problems here.  It doesn't seem to be an issue for you, so don't worry.

I think the leaves of the dandelion are the diuretic part, as well as a powerful vitamina and mineral rich food, and the root is more often used as a liver cleanser, digestive aid and mineral-rich nutrient supplement.  Someone please correct me if I'm mistaken.

The tea you are using, Lisa, is only the root.

A nice side affect of dandelion root is benefits for the breast tissue.  It helps in reducing benign lumps and is mildly protective against breast cancer.



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Lisalea,
My assumption is that Lola is reminding you that you may have more bathroom breaks and need to replenish water more while drinking your tea...

Enjoy the benefits!


Thank-u so much, I did indeed enjoy the dandelion tea especially knowing that it brings benefits
Cheers  


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LisaLea,
Some people have a lot of pain in the region of their gallbladder, and are very aware that they have problems here.  It doesn't seem to be an issue for you, so don't worry.


I didn't know this hence thanks so much for this valueable information Victoria !!



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A nice side affect of dandelion root is benefits for the breast tissue.  It helps in reducing benign lumps and is mildly protective against breast cancer


More wonderful news !!
Actually, I do have small cist in my right breast (probably estrogen related  ); my doctor said to go for mammograms every year to keep an eye on it ... sigh ...  


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Another helpful supplement for breast lumps is Vitex (Chastetree).  It helps to gently balance hormones, especially for women who are estrogen dominate.  It is a slow acting herb, so you need to take it daily for many weeks before you will see benefits.  You can take it long term, maybe taking a break of a week or so, every couple of months.  It is an herb that also helps to balance hormone related emotional storms.  

By the way, coffee contributes to breast lumps.  



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It is nice to take a break from medicinal herbs so they do not lose their effectiveness...



Is this really true?  I've been having liver issues for a long time, and have been taking the same herbs for like 6 months straight...  It scares me to think of stopping my supplement usage.  I figured herbs were balancing, and your body would adapt according to your needs.  


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Another helpful supplement for breast lumps is Vitex (Chastetree).  It helps to gently balance hormones, especially for women who are estrogen dominate.  It is a slow acting herb, so you need to take it daily for many weeks before you will see benefits.  You can take it long term, maybe taking a break of a week or so, every couple of months.  It is an herb that also helps to balance hormone related emotional storms.  

Really ??!!
Can anybody take it at anytime or should I wait and see a naturopath before ??
furthermore; I'm on the birthcontrol pill and since I've been eating BTD I do have ALOT less cravings and my hormones r ... how can I say this ?? emm ... less wild ...

I've also upped my NYF 'cause I've read that women on BCP absolutely need more B's !!

Thank-u so much Victoria; I've learn ALOT from u these past few days  !!


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By the way, coffee contributes to breast lumps.

Oh my ... at least I'm NOT drinking any lattes for the time being ...
Is it all coffee and including espresso ??

Thanks  


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Is this really true?  I've been having liver issues for a long time, and have been taking the same herbs for like 6 months straight...  It scares me to think of stopping my supplement usage.  I figured herbs were balancing, and your body would adapt according to your needs.  



A naturopath told me that anything taken long term = Abuse ... and too much of a good thing isn't necessarily better and "may" become harmful longterm; u absolutely need b-r-e-a-k-s in between ... I know u don't want to hear that as I didn't want to hear it myself at the time  
... hence be very careful ...


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You don't need to take a long break, Eric.  It probably won't hurt you to keep taking herbs if you are dealing with a specific health problem, but for long term use, your body will remain more sensitive and responsive to the supplements if you take an occasional break.  What kind of herbs are you taking?

LisaLea,
Vitex is easy to find in natural food stores and does not need any particular prescription.  It is harmless.  But I don't know about birth control pills, and any contraindications there.

And yes, any kind of coffee, even expresso, can contribute to cysts in the breasts.



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Wow, thanks for the info.  I'm essentially taking Dr. D's heptiguard on steroids.  I buy individual herbs on-line (rosemountainherbs, etc) instead of prepared capsules.  I have bottles of milk thistle, bupleurum, phyllanthus, and turmeric that I take twice a day for the liver.  I usually measure around 1/4 teaspoon of each herb and mix it w/water.  Taste doesn't bother me.   And I also have bladderwrack, cayenne, slippery elm, chicory, clove, and nettle root.   That's just the herbs... I also have calcium, the NAP polyflora, capryllic acid, zinc, glutamine, rhodiola, arabinogalactan powder, NAC, NAG, and some other stuff.  Of course I don't take all of those consistently, only the probiotic and the calcium on a regular basis.  with the liver herbs.


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Those are good supplements, Eric.  
There are a lot of kinds of Phyllanthus.  Is this the one you are taking for your liver?  CLICK

I also take a lot of supplements, and I understand how you are hesitating to take a break from anything.  My experience is that I am more successful with my protocols if I stop for a week or two, after taking anything for a couple of months.  Others use a different rhythm, but that works for me.  I don't ever stop with my vitamins and minerals and polyflora, except maybe one day a week, but never long-term.  You could create a pattern like one of these:
5 days on and 2 days off
two weeks on and 4 days off
one month on and 5 days off
two months on and one week off
three months on and 10 days off
etc.
Sometimes our liver needs a rest from processing so much great stuff.    I need to take my own advice more.



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Victoria, I really appreciate the help!  I never really thought about that before, and I'll definately work in the breaks from now on.   That's the one thing that's always been on my mind since I started the BTD-  what to supplement with, and how often.  I've decided that the most important one is the polyflora, but I don't actually take vitamins or minerals (except cal/mag) because they're so expensive    Speaking of which, in the NAP multi, Dr. D. uses about 25mg of various herbs, and those are supposed to be taken daily and indefinately, no?    


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That's a small amount of each herb, and not such a big deal.  I only take a break of one day a week with my multis.  Larger amounts, like 500 mg. capsules, may need an actual break like I described in my previous post.



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LisaLea,
Vitex is easy to find in natural food stores and does not need any particular prescription.  It is harmless.  But I don't know about birth control pills, and any contraindications there.


My thoughts exactly about the contraindications with the birthcontrol
pill hence, if anybody knows for sure please speak up

Thank-u again Victoria


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I think the leaves of the dandelion are the diuretic part, as well as a powerful vitamina and mineral rich food, and the root is more often used as a liver cleanser, digestive aid and mineral-rich nutrient supplement.  Someone please correct me if I'm mistaken.


It's my understanding that the diruetic action of the dandelion is primarily from the latex, which is found throughout the plant including the roots. This may or may not be correct, although I suspect it is correct.

This website is just one of many that a google search shows promoting dandelion root as a diuretic.

Another site says:
The American Botanical Council has provided an article summarizing the supported uses of Dandelion. Dandelion root is generally considered to have diuretic, choleretic, tonic and laxative properties, among others. The herb is used for appetite and dyspeptic disorders, such as abdominal fullness and flatulence.






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It's my understanding that the diruetic action of the dandelion is primarily from the latex, which is found throughout the plant including the roots. This may or may not be correct, although I suspect it is correct.

This website is just one of many that a google search shows promoting dandelion root as a diuretic.

Another site says:









Thank-u for the information  Lloyd_O-secretor  

I drank the dandelion tea again tonight; my experience so far is that it's giving me quite a bit of gas !!
however; I had a great bowel movement this morning, hence I will NOT complain !!


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The gas could be just that things are beginninng to move more.



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The gas could be just that things are beginninng to move more.



I hope so and may it move in the right direction and right out of my body
I will have another cup tonight before bed ... I'm thinking of drinking it 5 days in a row and then we'll see what happens, Thank-u again Victoria  


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Thank you for sharing the website links with us, Lloyd_O-secretor and Lisalea.
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Thank you for sharing the website links with us, Lloyd_O-secretor and Lisalea.
Alia



It's my pleasure Alia_Vo

I found another REALLY great site that I would like to share
http://www.mdidea.com/products/new/new023.html

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Thank you for sharing this with us.

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