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The role of EPA and DHA (FISH OIL) in Neurological Functioning.

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 3 December 2020
The role of EPA and DHA (FISH OIL) in Neurological Functioning.
Fish oils also known as marine oils, are fats found in fish, particularly cold-water fish and other marine life such as phytoplankton and krill. These oils are rich sources of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids, also called omega-3 fatty acids. The two most studied fish oils are eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). These oils are rapidly absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract and compete with arachidonic acid for incorporation into phospholipids, particularly of...
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NUTRITION THERAPIES IN CANCER PATIENTS

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 3 December 2020
NUTRITION THERAPIES IN CANCER PATIENTS
Oncology has always coexisted with therapies that are not part of conventional cancer treatments. Many of these therapies have focused on altered nutrient intake that my help to 'heal' or 'detoxify' the body from cancer and/or conventional cancer treatment. Therefore, food, diet and medicine play a major role in determining the quality of life during a patient's cancer journey. Information is a vital concern to patients in managing their care. Cancer evades immune system ...
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Addressing cardiovascular health in chemotherapy with therapeutic doses of magnesium

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 3 December 2020
Addressing cardiovascular health in chemotherapy with therapeutic doses of magnesium
Magnesium is an essential mineral found in the body. It is naturally present in many foods and it is also available as a dietary supplement.1 It serves as a cofactor in more than 300 enzymatic reactions, and it is therefore also critical to the cardiovascular system.1 The adult body contains approximately 24g of magnesium, with 50% to 60% present in bones with the rest being contained in soft tissues. Serum magnesium represents less than 1% of total body magnesium.2 In industrialised western ...
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A patient centred model of health in oncologic care.

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 2 December 2020
A patient centred model of health in oncologic care.
The intellectual investigation of health care practitioner in the narrative on their patients is supportive of health equality, inclusion, and transformation of current clinical practices with limited health outcomes. The shift from a patriarchal model of doctor-patient relationship into a collaborative and empowering engagement of everyone into their own health management is much needed. This shift requires reflexivity from the health care practitioner because it challenges self-perpetuat...
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Resveratrol: A multitargeted agent for age-associated chronic diseases

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 25 November 2020
Resveratrol: A multitargeted agent for age-associated chronic diseases
The stilbene resveratrol has been found in fruits such as grapes, peanuts, and berries. Resveratrol exhibits anticancer properties against a wide variety of tumours, including lymphoid and myeloid cancers, multiple myeloma, and cancers of the breast, prostate, stomach, colon and pancreas.
The growth-inhibitory effects of resveratrol are mediated through cell-cycle arrest; induction of apoptosis via Fas/CD95, p53, ceramide activation, tubulin polymerization, mitochondrial and adenylyl cyclas...
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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