No offense, georgiagail, because your posts are always well-written and informative.
I search for the latest sources of information and then judge usefulness based on the source. While mayoclinic is arguably the definitive resource, it is not always up-to-date. Often, wikipedia has the latest data - which, if supported, upgrades to information. The resources listed by mayoclinic are all older.
I'm on methotrexate and read that milk thistle helps with liver function - I was sleepy when I posted earlier, plus didn't review before posting with wrong organ identified - kidney.
But, I will continue taking a supplement containing milk thistle and other herbs purported to help the liver. Per wikipedia, there have been studies showing improved liver function, specifically with toxin-induced liver damage: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milk_thistle
If you have references that document non-effectiveness more recent than the 2009 one listed in wikipedia, please post.
I have yet to meet someone drinking 8 - 10 glasses per day who has attained good health.
Drinking surplus water may be useful as an appetite suppressant.View Thread
Not intended to start a debate but question "flush"
My Lady has stopped pushing "drink more water because it flushes toxins".
I asked her why she needed to go through the car wash after a rain. She said because the car is dirty.
Water processing slowly through the human body is not going to remove any toxins or impurities that are adhered to internal organs. When someone goes to an emergency department for poison, they are given charcoal - with enough water to wash it down.
There are supplements that are reputed to help kidney function. E.G. milk thistle.View Thread
Suggest men in particular pay attention. A study reported there states women attain orgasms about 25% of the time while engaging in intercourse. But they attain orgasms about 81% of the time while enjoying oral sex.
With that, I've given enough lip service to the topic.View Thread