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    Good deeds enhance liver

    Yesterday I decided it was time to do some good for the world so I watered next doors plants, killed a wasp spider, taxi'd around a Canadian woman, filmed a shool play for a Thai mother and threw a pool cue at a guy on a fat, yellow racing motorbike but missed so I put a chair in the middle of the small soi when I heard him return and when he slowed down I cracked him over the back of the head, pushed him off and told him if he put the lives of the young kids in this street again I would push the pool cue into his eye until there was a wet crunch and I could push it no further, THEN... I would put a dead wasp spider in his mouth, get a Canadian woman to kick him in the ribs and film it whilst hosing him down with water and highly irritating chemicals.

    I had to let him go because I was blocking the path of a songtaew and the 2-bit bargain basement bargirl who had been his passenger was kicking up a fuss, but not to much because she has AIDS and she knows that I know but when a prick like this twat is putting innocent lives at risk with his fat yellow bike then one loses sympathy, besides which he'll probably kill the both of them before contracting anything from her.

    This morning I had a call from a young man up yonder in Kaosan Road who is very depressed and skint and couldn't pay for his fleapit so I called the ladyboy-in-chief of Bangkok and got a posse of them to rescue him from the awfulness of KSR and stick him on a bus to Ko Chang where a man called Max would take him under his wing and teach him to dive for sea pangolins, a better option than Kaosan-c*nty-road a place I wouldn't hang my arse over if I was dangled from a jib attached to the D&D Inn, which is crap.

    Anyway, these good deeds occupied the time that was formerly taken up by drinking thus enhancing my liver which has been punished enough.
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    phew. good days work

    your avatar suggests a nice spa treatment

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    That was me arriving here last week.

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    what, and getting stressed over a poor bike already

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    The soi I live in is a dead end and full of little children running around looking up at their balloons or kites, puppies rolling around, kittens jumping a butterflies that get eaten by wasp spiders.

    They are not my kids but I am protective, they should at least get the chance to meet their respective 9th and 11th birthdays without being denied the chance because a tosser wanted to show off and say to all the children and puppies and painters and old folk in the small, small soi...

    "Hey look at me, I'm so great I can grip a throttle and by using the muscle in my right wrist am able to pull it back, I hope you are impressed by this - if not I am sure it has impressed the HIV riddled bargirl I have with me, not that I know she has it of couse and not that I expect anyone to tip me off".

    Other than that Andy I'm as happy as I've ever been, only a moment of stress in a week of glorious good nature, baked in sunshine and soaked in the milk of human kindness.

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    It sounds nice in your soi.

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    Mine has little fluffy bunny rabbits running around it

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    There is a great dog in mine. It goes out and rummages through all the rubbish and brings back any food it can find. It then eats it and leaves all the plastic and associated stuff in the middle of the soi. This then gets run over by the locals motorbikes creating interesting two dimensional artworks.
    I have reported your post

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    DrA, does he leave you any scraps from the scraps - the dog of questionable parentage.

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    by the time I see his artworks in the morning, the rats have taken anything worth eating

    never mind, food is cheap

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    Bladdy rats!

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    The guy I know who is sad in Banglumpoo was forced to eat pregnant rats with toothpaste as he had no dough.

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    Tell the workshy git to get a job, Thailand is begging for english teachers

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Hutchinson Whump
    little children running around looking up at their balloons or kites, puppies rolling around, kittens jumping a butterflies that get eaten by wasp spiders.
    This sounds like one of my teenage solvent-related trips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Hutchinson Whump
    Anyway, these good deeds occupied the time that was formerly taken up by drinking thus enhancing my liver which has been punished enough.
    If you are thinking about your liver, look into Milk Thistle. I take about 2000 mgs per day.

    It's natural.

    People that breathe pollution, work with fumes, have high fat diets (which can lead to a fatty liver) and also drink a lot of alcohol should read and learn about Milk Thistle. It's also affordable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milkman
    It's also affordable.
    How much is it?

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    Milk Thistle is unique in that you can not make a medicinal cup of tea out of milk thistle seed and water alone. Silymarin, the active ingredient in Milk Thistle, is alcohol soluble. What this means is that Milk Thistle is not extracted in water effectively. In our research alcohol based extracts are the most effective means of ingesting Milk Thistle. This is why our company was born. It is not effective for anyone to buy milk thistle seed in bulk for the use of making traditional herbal tea.
    so you have to soak it in alcohol to drink the extract, then it cures you of the alcohol poisoning

    clever that!!

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    So you throw some in a bottle of whisk(e)y and never have to worry about adverse health effects? Could be a fortune in this...

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    Dr. Andy:
    Milk Thistle is unique in that you can not make a medicinal cup of tea out of milk thistle seed and water alone. Silymarin, the active ingredient in Milk Thistle, is alcohol soluble. What this means is that Milk Thistle is not extracted in water effectively. In our research alcohol based extracts are the most effective means of ingesting Milk Thistle. This is why our company was born. It is not effective for anyone to buy milk thistle seed in bulk for the use of making traditional herbal tea.
    so you have to soak it in alcohol to drink the extract, then it cures you of the alcohol poisoning

    clever that!!
    NO!! That article is referring to something entirely different!!!

    Milk Thistle is a natural substance that has been used since the days of ancient Greece.

    It comes in pill form and you should take it with food. Think of Milk Thistle as taking a multi-vitamin pill, but a pill that specifically helps you liver defend itself from the toxins that bombard it, daily: fumes, pollution, foods, and alcohol.

    The article you found is not what we are discussing here.

    Marmite

    How much is it?
    Marmite, I buy mine from the states. I think I paid about 6-8 USD for 90 pills per jar. I take minimum of 1 perday (1000 mgs) with dinner before I have a couple of beers later at night. Lately, I've been taking 2 pills with dinner and a late night meal. (Best to take it before a night out drinking.) So, a bottle of 90 pills at one per day = 3 mos. = $25 USD per year.

    I recently had my mother mail me a big jar.

    I am sure you can google "Milk Thistle" for more information.

    I cannot hurt you. No side effect. All natural. I have several books on it from medical doctors and nutritionists.

    I wish I started taking it a couple of years ago.

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    Sorry for the cut and paste, but here is an article on from "Health Journal: Liver Health" (link below):

    The Liver:

    The liver is our body's greatest chemical factory. It builds complex molecules from simple substances absorbed from the digestive tract. It neutralizes toxins. It manufactures bile, which aids fat digestion and removes some toxins through the bowels. But the ability of the liver to perform these many functions is often compromised by numerous substances that we are exposed to on a daily basis. These substances range from pollution to prescription drugs, and fortunately, many foods, nutrients and herbs can protect liver cells from damage and facilitate the liver's role as the body's main detoxifying organ. This second of our two-part series on liver protection and function enhancement focuses on the European medicinal herb, milk thistle (Silybum marianum).



    Historical and modern uses Also called St. Mary's thistle and Holy thistle, milk thistle was used by first-century Romans to increase bile flow. It was also given to people who had consumed too much alcohol. In 18th-century England and 19th-century America, milk thistle was a 'specific' for liver congestion, jaundice and related conditions. Today, laboratory and clinical tests confirm milk thistle's significant liver-protective effects. Clinical trials indicate milk thistle's active constituents, silybin and silymarin, as well as the whole plant extract, can restore better liver function in patients with acute and chronic liver disease, including alcoholic fatty degeneration, acute toxin-induced hepatitis, and cirrhosis. In human trials, Milk Thistle protects and restores liver cells following acute viral hepatitis (A and B), toxin and medication-induced hepatitis, alcoholic liver disease, and in chronic hepatitis/cirrhosis. (see sidebar)


    · In double-blind studies, patients with acute viral hepatitis who were treated with silymarin reported both quicker liver enzyme normalization and recovery time.
    • Liver enzymes in patients on psychotropic drugs who were given milk thistle normalized, regardless of whether the drugs were discontinued or not.
    • 60 consecutive patients treated for Amanita poisoning with silymarin achieved a 100% survival rate.
    • Liver enzymes and bilirubin levels normalized during a six-month trial in which 140 mg of a silymarin product was given twice a day to patients who chronically abused alcohol and had chronic alcoholic hepatitis.
    • Of over 2,000 patients with chronic liver disease who were treated with 560 mg of silymarin daily for two months, over 60% reported complete remission of subjective symptoms, as well as decreased liver enzyme levels and palpable reductions to liver enlargement.

    How does the herb work?

    Milk Thistle has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. It also aids in liver cell regeneration. These effects are attributed silymarin and silybin, which have been shown to protect liver cells from toxins, including ethanol (alcohol), acetaminophen (Tylenol), and carbon tetrachloride. Silymarin and silybin prevent lipid peroxidation of liver cell membranes, while protecting cells from glutathione depletion (glutathione is the body's most important intracellular antioxidant). Silymarin also blocks leukotriene formation and stabilizes mast cells and liver macrophages, Leukotrienes are among the most damaging inflammatory chemicals that the body produces; mast cells and macrophages also contribute to inflammation. Inflammation often leads to tissue destruction; reduced tendency toward inflammation allows cells to function at optimum levels. In addition, silymarin promotes liver cell protein generation, an effect that actually enhances the ability of the liver to make new liver cells to replace damaged ones. This process is extremely important in patient recovery from liver disease. It is also able to stop the lethal effects of Amanita (death cap) mushroom poisoning.
    Link: http://www.bodyandfitness.com/Inform...alth/liver.htm


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    Quote Originally Posted by Milkman
    I cannot hurt you.
    I'm glad to hear it, mate.

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    I am glad to see this thread hijacked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    Quote Originally Posted by Milkman
    I cannot hurt you.
    I'm glad to hear it, mate.
    Are you serious? Joking?

    But seriously, Marmite, and everyone else, do some quick reading on Milk Thistle on doctor and nutritionist website.

    Eating junk food can lead to a fatty liver, too.

    Xzyte noted last month when we were chatting how these guys saved and planned to retire in Pattaya but hit the booze too much, and had to go back to their native countries because of medical treatments for chirrosis of the liver.

    If my liver goes, I want it to be in Thailand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milkman
    Are you serious? Joking?
    Errrr....

    Actually, I've been meaning to get some for the last year or so. I'm sure I'll do it one day.

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    Try to get a good brand.

    I am buying Fish Oil pills, today too by Kirkland (USP) stamp.

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