I have recovered from a malignant brain tumor (glioblastoma multiforme) by radio and chemotherapy. But there's more. When I started the treatments I knew my liver would suffer.
My profession is agricultural engineer, specialization in horticulture and plant breeding and I worked with artichoke and thistle garden. I knew that seeds of both plants are rich in silymarin appears to be a liver protector. Before my illness, after a binge, I did well to take a seed extract of milk thistle (Silybum marianum), also rich in silymarin to be a close relative of the artichoke and thistle garden. I had located the product in US. Now I guess it can also be found in Spain.
So I started taking one pill a day for during chemotherapy (three and a half years). Each pill weighs 1000 mg, of which 250 are active. According to the manufacturer you can take 2 pills per day during meals. I have always taken a pill in the main meal. Then I stopped taking it for long periods of time (1 year) but I've retaken and relax with that cadence.
Doctors are very cautious and slow to make predictions. In neurosurgery, I was told that the tumor was inoperable, to be situated in an area of difficult access, but were the first, I think 6-8 months, they told me that the tumor was regressing. In neurology I was told that my liver variables were perfect, after treatment.
Now, after eight years of what I detected, it is only a scar in the brain tumor. And I think that except bearable sequels I consider I'm cured. Maybe it was my positive life attitude, the method with which I was treated and also the thistle. I can say that this has not hurt me. Milk thistle, artichoke and thistle garden, very near the three are considered as some of the species of greatest antioxidant content.