I’ve been slowly attempting to phase out my supplements one at a time as I run out of the bottles, the purpose being to see what I really need as opposed to what some expert told me I need. Well, it turns out I actually need Milk Thistle.
I stopped taking it about a week and a half ago. The bottle ran out and I didn’t buy another. Over the past week I’ve had more emotional upheaval – not terrible, but definitely a change from the walking-on-a-cloud experience that I had been enjoying for weeks prior to this.
When I started having some emotional moments (mostly irritability, some anxiety), I didn’t recognize it at first because it had been awhile. Then I remembered that last time I lost more than a few pounds of body fat I had the same experience. It made sense to me that the burned fat may be releasing extra estrogen into my system and causing PMS-like symptoms. I figured last time around (a few years ago) that dealing with the stored toxic crap was just the cost of losing weight.
But this time I wasn’t having any of these problems. I noticed it a few weeks ago, and said to myself, “Huh…how come I’m not having any of that toxic estrogen release going on this time?” …and I wasn’t…until I stopped taking Milk Thistle. I never really saw the benefit to taking this before – I had read that it supports the liver but didn’t really know what that meant. Well, I guess it means it helps the liver detox mass quantities of toxic estrogen when you lose weight!
I ran to the health-food store as soon as I realized this yesterday, and now I’m back on the thistle. I look forward to walking on sunshine again soon.