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Genetic Link Adds to Gut-Brain Axis Theory in Alzheimer's Disease

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 27 July 2022
Genetic Link Adds to Gut-Brain Axis Theory in Alzheimer's Disease
A world-first Edith Cowan University (ECU) study has confirmed the link between the two, which could lead to earlier detection and new potential treatments. Alzheimer's disease (AD) destroys memory and thinking ability and is the most prevalent form of dementia. Previous observational studies have suggested a relationship between AD and gastrointestinal tract disorders, but what underpins these relationships had been unclear -- until now. ECU's Centre for Precision Health has now p...
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Natural Solutions For Thyroid Disorders

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 23 June 2022
Natural Solutions For Thyroid Disorders
Autoimmune diseases are a group of disorders in which the immune system dysfunctions and attacks host tissues. Although the pathogenesis of autoimmune thyroid disease has not been elucidated, there are several factors that have been associated with the disorder. Factors include genetic predisposition, nutrient deficiencies, use of certain medications affecting thyroid function, and environmental factors including exposure to radiation, heavy metals, and chemical contaminants. Thyroid disorde...
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Soy Isoflavones: Good or Bad?

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 1 June 2022
Soy Isoflavones: Good or Bad?
Research studies have indicated that plasma concentrations of the soy isoflavones daidzein and genistein reach their highest peak six hours after intake, preceded by a smaller initial peak one-hour post-meal (Franke, Lai & Halm, 2014). The initial peak reflects isoflavone absorption in the small intestine after its transformation into an aglycones, while the second peak corresponds the aglycone being absorbed in the colon. Hence, the gut microbiome influences the biological effects of is...
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What is integrative care?

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 11 March 2022
What is integrative care?
Many patients underestimate how dramatically cancer may affect them, both physically and emotionally. Symptoms like nausea and vomiting, peripheral naturopathies and dry mouth are common side effects of certain cancer treatments, and may be treated with supportive care therapies, like nutritional support, physical rehabilitation, optimal weight and behavioural health.  An integrative approach to cancer care treats the disease with surgery, chemotherapy and other conventional to...
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High-Fibre Diet Linked With Lowered Dementia Risk

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 27 February 2022
High-Fibre Diet Linked With Lowered Dementia Risk
When compared with insoluble fibre, soluble fibre was particularly more effective at staving off dementia. “The inverse association was more evident for soluble fibre intake and was confined to dementia without a history of stroke. As for fibre-containing foods, potatoes, but no vegetables or fruits, showed a similar association,” say study authors. In Japanese culture, potatoes are not considered a vegetable the way they are in the U.S. For this reason, the researchers opted to d...
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  • The Institute for Functional Medicine
  • Society for Integrative Oncology
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • Australian Traditional-Medicine Society
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