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Berberine Enhances Chemo-sensitivity and Induces Apoptosis

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 21 March 2021
Berberine Enhances Chemo-sensitivity and Induces Apoptosis
Alkaloids are used in traditional medicine for the treatment of many diseases. These compounds are synthesised in plants as secondary metabolites and have multiple effects on cellular metabolism. Among plant derivatives with biological properties, the isoquinoline quaternary alkaloid berberine (BBR) possesses a broad range of therapeutic uses against several diseases. In recent years, BBR has been reported to inhibit cell proliferation and to be cytotoxic towards cancer cells. Based on thi...
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READING YOUR PATHOLOGY REPORT BREAST CANCER

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 1 March 2021
READING YOUR PATHOLOGY REPORT BREAST CANCER
You may see these descriptions of the type of cancer in your report:
DCIS (Ductal Carcinoma in Situ). This is a cancer that is non-invasive. It stays inside the milk ducts.
LCIS (Lobular Carcinoma in Situ). This is a tumour that is an overgrowth of cells that stay inside the milk-making part of the breast called lobules. LCS is not a true cancer. It is a warning sign of an increase risk for developing an invasive cancer in the future in either breasts.
IDC (Invasive Ductal Carcinoma). Th...
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Lifestyle Factors That Impact Breast Cancer Risk

Posted on 25 November 2020
Lifestyle Factors That Impact Breast Cancer Risk
Alcohol: Drinking Alcohol Increases Risk of Breast Cancer Weight and Body Composition: Excess body fat increases risk for post-menopausal breast cancer. Lean muscle, low body fat decreases risk of pre-menopausal breast cancers Physical Activity: Sedentary behaviour is linked to increased risk of breast cancer, while being active decreases the risk of breast cancer. Vigorous activity decreases the risk for pre-menopausal breast cancer. Moderate activity decreases risk for post-menopa...
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Top Anti-Oestrogen Foods

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 19 November 2020
Oestrogen feeds and fuels 80 percent of all breast cancers via oestrogen binding to an estrogen receptor on the cell's surface. The goal of hormone therapy is to reduce oestrogen levels in the body with either an aromatase inhibitor or a hormonal blocker like tamoxifen. Research has shown that certain foods also can help decrease oestrogen. For example, whole foods made from soybeans contain phyto (plant) oestrogen compounds called isoflavones. When consumed in their whole food form,&nb...
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What about cancer survivors

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 19 November 2020
Breast Cancer Survivors: Consistent findings from population studies indicate no increased risk for breast cancer survivors who consume soy foods. In fact, limited evidence shows potential for greater overall survival, and perhaps decreased recurrence, among women a year or more after diagnosis who include moderate amounts of soy. The amounts classified as moderate are comparable to what Asian women consume. The analysis that showed decreased recurrence with soy, pooled results of studies...
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Associations

  • The Institute for Functional Medicine
  • Society for Integrative Oncology
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • Australasian Integrative Medicine Association
  • Naturopaths and Herbalists Association of Australia
  • British Naturopathic Association

Disclaimer: Manuela Boyle is not a registered medical practitioner or specialist medical oncologist. Manuela Boyle is a general health service provider who is not legally required to be registered under National Health Practitioner regulation law. She practises under the national Code of Conduct that sets standards to general health service providers who are not regulated by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.

Manuela Boyle is an accredited member of the following professional organisations:
NHAA (Naturopaths & Herbalists Association of Australia), SIO (Society of Integrative Oncology) USA, AIMA (Australasian Integrative Medical Association), IFM (Institute of Functional Medicine) USA