diabetes http://mtpr.org en American Ginseng http://mtpr.org/post/american-ginseng <p>6/21/14: This week on "<a href="http://www.floradelaterre.com/" target="_blank">The Plant Detective</a>:"&nbsp; Even today, many elderly Chinese still prefer a good ginseng root to health insurance. American ginseng <em>(Panax quinquefolius) </em>is used to aid digestion, treat diabetes, boost immunity, and balance qi, or life energy. Sat, 21 Jun 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Beth Anne Austein 20128 at http://mtpr.org American Ginseng Bitter Melon I http://mtpr.org/post/bitter-melon-i <p>4/5/14: This week on "<a href="http://www.floradelaterre.com/" target="_blank">The Plant Detective</a>:" Bitter melon (<em>Momordica charantia) </em>goes by many names and is used as food and medicine across the world, especially in the tropics. It's got twice the calcium and potassium of spinach and bananas, but if you're going to try some raw, be ready: it's one bitter cucurbid.</p><p></p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Beth Anne Austein 16976 at http://mtpr.org Bitter Melon I Milk Thistle II http://mtpr.org/post/milk-thistle-ii <p>February 15th, 2014: Milk thistle is both a noxious weed and the tenth best-selling medicinal herb in the U.S. Its role in protecting the liver points to the scope of its potential. Research is ongoing into its ability to protect against prostate and skin cancer, enhance certain cancer drugs, prevent some side effects of chemotherapy, protect against damage from UV light, and more.</p><p><a href="http://www.floradelaterre.com/" target="_blank">http://www.floradelaterre.com/</a></p><p></p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 15:00:00 +0000 mtpr.org 13691 at http://mtpr.org Milk Thistle II Taking control of diabetes can change your life http://mtpr.org/post/taking-control-diabetes-can-change-your-life <p>A free diabetes awareness program is being held tomorrow at Missoula's Providence St. Patrick Hospital.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Diabetes is a serious and growing problem across the country.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The Coordinator of Providence St. Patrick's Diabetes Care and Prevention Center, Jennifer Troupe, says managing the symptoms of diabetes can seem like a daunting task for the uninitiated. Fri, 01 Nov 2013 19:52:19 +0000 Edward O'Brien 10537 at http://mtpr.org Pineapple, The Tastiest Bromeliad http://mtpr.org/post/pineapple-tastiest-bromeliad <p>October 20th, 2013: Greg and Jon advise how to pick a ripe pineapple, why to stick to the fresh kind, and consideration of the benefits you&#39;ll derive from eating it.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 14:00:00 +0000 mtpr.org 9160 at http://mtpr.org Pineapple, The Tastiest Bromeliad