Milk thistle is one of the main ingredients in FlameEz-Liver. It is native to the Mediterranean regions of Europe and is now found growing in most parts of the world. Milk thistle has been used as a traditional herbal remedy for almost 2,000 years. It is an extraordinary liver rejuvenant and widely used to protect the liver against toxins and to treat liver, kidney, spleen, and gallbladder diseases. Since 1986, it has been approved as a treatment for liver diseases including alcoholic hepatitis, alcoholic fatty liver, cirrhosis, liver poisoning and viral hepatitis. Recent experimental and clinical studies also suggest that Milk thistle extracts have anticancer, antidiabetic, and cardioprotective effects.
The dried fruit of Milk thistle is composed of several polyphenolic flavonolignans, collectively called silymarin. The major component (60%) is silybin, which is also the most biologically active component. Other components include silichristin, a metabolic stimulant, and silydianin. Silymarin is found in highest concentrations in the fruit of the plant. Other constituents are flavonoids, a fixed oil (16% to 18%), betaine, trimethylglycine, and amines.
Since 1970s, extensive research has collectively shown that Milk thistle:
Helps stimulate protein synthesis in the liver*
Protects and maintains liver function against compounds that are highly toxic*
Scavenges free radicals and leukotrienes*
Promotes the liver to grow new cells, while discouraging the formation of inactive fibrous tissue*
Stimulates immune system*
Reduces lipid peroxidation and hepatic damage*
Regulates bile secretion*
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
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I’ve been on vacation, and I took notice to a few things that stood out to me. I’m always looking for bits and pieces of things to relate to business and my other projects which include things like marketing and sales. I’m aware of tiny details, and make a note of them for future reference – so that I can disect them and see how I can improve on my own business.
One of the things I noticed during my vacation this week, (2 great weeks in Florida) was “it’s in the details” that make something just that much better.
Let me give you tiny examples of little details that I noticed:
The vacation condo we stayed at not only had a washer and dryer, but they provided detergent for you to use as well…it’s a tiny thing, but thoughtful, which saves me from going out and buying a large container of detergent to wash 1-2 loads of clothes on vacation.
Here are some other things that stood out to me:
Blue Man Group was interactive, which kept the audience excited and involved….tiny thing, but huge impact.
In a gorgeous hotel, while the bathroom was amazing, it was the massage bar of soap that caught my eye. Other hotels use regular common soap bars…this bar was unique, which made it feel special.
Do you see how just an itty bitty difference or effort gets noticed? What are you doing – are there details that will make your customers say, hmmm, nice thoughtful touch.
In one hotel, we were given warm cookies on check-in….nice homey touch.
We played an interesting game of mini-golf, and there were a lot of stairs involved…a bench at the top of the stairs…nice touch. Good for my son who has asthma…and a welcome relief in very hot, muggy conditions.
Details are those little things that make a difference. You don’t have to scream out…wow, look what we have, but know that those small details DO get noticed, and are often appreciated. When you take the time to think about your customer’s experience…what tiny changes could you make to improve their experience?
I’m watching PostieCon live right now, as they hold their conference in Las Vegas. I’m still sitting here in NJ, and love that I can watch the feed. Right now, I’m hearing about their huge new concept of social marketing and the media. They have over 80,0000 bloggers, along with over 10,000 advertisers. PayPerPost, now running under the umbrella of Izea, is launching something called SocialSpark.com. It’s going to turn things around, and make profiles open, let people see what’s available out there.
People’s information will be available for the advertisers to shuffle through, and bloggers will have more detailed information about themselves. You’re no longer a number or a name, but you’ll actually have a profile that shows numbers, stats, and people can be lifted up and down. You can have a social network, add friends and more.
There’s feedback, and you can leave feedback…it’s a back and forth kind of thing. There’s more coming, and it’s fun listening to the live broadcast, but I don’t have all the details yet, since it’s just launching. Keep your eyes set to SocialSpark.com and Izea, there’s more to come!
My aunt just switched from a dial up modem to a high speed modem. I didn’t realize she was still using dial-up. She couldn’t believe the difference! I remember when high speed modems were just launching. I actually worked for Comcast for 5 years. It’s been a few years since I’ve worked there, but what was cool is I was around for the launch of high speed modems, digital services, and HDTV services. It was exciting to see them release them here. They tested the waters in the Bensalem area of Bucks County in our neighborhood, and they took off! It was exciting to see the transition, and one of the things the company did was give their employees access to it in their homes, so they would know the product, and understand how great it was. I loved having access to it, and was in heaven.
Then I got married, and moved to my husband’s house. He had slow, or should I say painfully slow dial up service. It was worse than medieval torture going backwards in technology! Finally, I convinced him to switch over a few years ago, and we’ve never looked back. High speed modem service is just heads and shoulders above other types of services. I am on my computer for hours a day, so I rely on the efficiency of it.
Now they have Comcast Digital Voice service too. It just became available in my smaller town, so we’re looking forward to making the switch soon. The great thing is if you bundle the services together, you get a break on your bill. I can tell you that while I worked for this company, they treated their employees well. This is a company with integrity, and I’ve seen them in action. It’s been a few years since I’ve worked for them, but I know the quality they strive for. I know the hours people put in to give you the best service possible, and I know the guys who go out in all weather to make sure it stays that way. If you haven’t tried their services yet, this is something well worth trying. The technology is fabulous, and the company stands behind what they do.
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