Scottish Warrior Plant HEALS Parkinson’s Disease

Dear Living Well Daily Reader,

If you come from a Scottish family, you should be proud.

The Scots were some of the strongest warriors of the ancient world, fighting off invading Vikings and Romans to protect their land.

And new research has discovered that one of their beloved plants could fight Parkinson’s disease just as fiercely.

Researchers have found that this Scottish warrior plant can help heal Parkinson’s disease symptoms…

Starting with your memory.

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If you are Scottish, you probably know all about the thistle. It’s found in many Scottish family crests and is the official flower of Scotland.

But I’ll bet that you didn’t know it’s also a promising treatment for Parkinson’s disease!

Milk thistle is an herb that has been used for hundreds of years – mostly for liver conditions. And now new evidence shows that silibinin, a compound found in thistle, could protect your brain.

In a new animal study, researchers divided mice into two groups: one was fed a silibinin compound and the other was given memantine, an Alzheimer’s drug that’s also prescribed to Parkinson’s patients.

They found that the silibinin group had less nerve damage in the hippocampus, a region of the brain especially important for cognitive function.

Silibinin also prevented mitochondrial dysfunction (when your cells produce less energy) and even reduced oxidative stress in the brain.

The researchers also noticed silibinin was able to reduce toxic alpha-synuclein clumps, mitochondrial transit impairments, and oxidative stress, all markers of Parkinson’s disease.

In other words, silibinin reduced the damage from Parkinson’s disease while strengthening cognitive function.

Taken together, the research team concluded that silibinin would benefit people with Parkinson’s but would also be helpful for dementia, including Alzheimer’s.

If you are looking for this protection, try a milk thistle supplement. Milk thistle has also been shown to help lower blood sugar, so you can maintain healthy blood sugar while also protecting your brain. You can take up to 600mg daily safely.

Dr. Scott Olson, ND

P.S. Want to take even better control of your Parkinson’s disease? Try my 5-step program to lower inflammation. You can find it right here.

Dr. Scott Olson, ND

Written By Dr. Scott Olson, ND

Nearly 25 years ago, failed mainstream medical treatments left Dr. Olson in constant pain – and his health in ruins. And that’s when he did something REVOLUTIONARY. He began his career in medicine – and dedicated his life to uncovering the true, underlying causes of disease.
Through his innovative medical practices in Tennessee and Colorado, Dr. Olson has helped cure countless seniors from across America of arthritis… heart disease… diabetes… and even cancer. All without risky prescription drugs or painful surgeries.

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