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The Amygdala and the emotional brain: when fear overrides the rational.

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 7 December 2020
The Amygdala and the emotional brain: when fear overrides the rational.
The amygdala is involved in producing and responding to non-verbal signs of anger, fear and defensiveness. Learning and responding to stimuli that warn of danger involves neural pathways that send information about the outside world to the amygdala, which in turn, determines the significance of the stimulus and triggers emotional responses like freezing or fleeing as well as changes in the inner workings of the body's organs and glands. Damage to the amygdala interferes with the effects...
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In cancer, prevention is better and cheaper than cure

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 7 December 2020
In cancer, prevention is better and cheaper than cure
Approximately 15.5 million Americans have a history of cancer, with an estimated 1,688,780 new cases and 609,640 deaths annually. With 87% of diagnoses occurring in persons 50 years of age, cancer remains the second leading cause of death in the United States. Cancer's financial burden is often substantial during treatment phases and often worsens with improving prognoses. Cancer's direct medical costs in the United States exceed $80 billion and indirect costs of premature morbidity...
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Posted by Manuela Boyle on 3 December 2020
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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ASC and Epigenetics 2019

Posted by Vitawell on 22 September 2020
Oral vitamin C supplementation to patients with myeloid cancer on azacitidine treatment: Normalization of plasma vitamin C induces epigenetic changes is a research paper from Clinical Epigenetics. "Patients with haematological malignancies are often vitamin C deficient, and vitamin C is essential for the TET-induced conversion of 5-methylcytosine (5mC) to 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5hmC), the first step in active DNA demethylation. Here, we investigate whether oral vitamin C supplement...
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Cancer cachexia: understanding the molecular basis

Posted by Vitawell on 22 September 2020
Cancer cachexia: understanding the molecular basis is an article from Nature Reviews. "Cancer cachexia is a devastating, multifactorial and often irreversible syndrome that affects around 5080% of cancer patients, depending on the tumour type, and that leads to substantial weight loss, primarily from loss of skeletal muscle and body fat. Since cachexia may account for up to 20% of cancer deaths, understanding the underlying molecular mechanisms is essential. The occurrence of cachexi...
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  • 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