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Omega-3 Fatty Acids as Part of Your Cancer Diet

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 4 June 2021
Omega-3 Fatty Acids as Part of Your Cancer Diet
Researchers are studying the effects omega-3 fatty acids have on delaying or reducing tumor development in breast and prostate cancer. Since our bodies cannot make omega-3 fatty acids, we must get them from food or supplements. The omega-3 fatty acids include: Alpha-linolenic acid
Eicosapentaenoic acid
Docosahexaenoic acid
Sources and recommended servings of omega-3 fatty acids
Sources and recommended servings of foods high in omega-3 fatty acids include: Seafood, especially cold-water ...
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The Essentials: Magnesium during chemotherapy

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 25 April 2021
The Essentials: Magnesium during chemotherapy
            Magnesium Foods A deficiency in magnesium occurs in 20%-100% of cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. Magnesium is the second most abundant intracellular cation after potassium, and it is involved in more than 600 enzymatic reactions in the body.
Low levels of magnesium induce fatigue, mitochondropathy (compromised production of ATP) and risk for neuropathy, nephropathy as well as abnormal cardiovascular function (arrhythmia, hy...
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Zinc

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 24 April 2021
Zinc
Zinc is found in cells throughout the body. It helps the immune system fight off invading bacteria and viruses. The body also needs zinc to make proteins and DNA, the genetic material in all cells. Some recent studies have also suggested that low levels of zinc lead to higher potential for depression. Zinc inhibits NF-kappa B via induction of A-20. Thus, zinc supplementation should have beneficial effects on cancer by decreasing angiogenesis and induction of inflammatory cytokines while i...
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SPOTLIGHT ON DIIM

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 24 April 2021
SPOTLIGHT ON DIIM
Diindolymethane (DIIM) is a metabolite generated when the stomach breaks down Indole-3-Carbinol (I3C) found in cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, kale, bok choy, cabbage, cauliflower, collards, kale, Brussels sprouts, and kohlrabi. Once consumed, the bioactive constituents are rapidly metabolized into several intermediate and end products.  As an antioxidant, this phytonutrient has shown to promote healthy oestrogen metabolism in both men and women. An appropriate oestrogen metabolism...
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Botanical Considerations in Reducing Cancer Risk: Green Tea

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 13 April 2021
Botanical Considerations in Reducing Cancer Risk: Green Tea
Camellia sinensis (Green Tea) is rich in catechins which exhibit potent antioxidant action. This group of phenols are responsible for green tea's strong free radical scavenging properties, Clinical trials have demonstrated that green tea consumption equivalent to 250mg catechins/day significantly increased antioxidant status and reduces peroxide values, Catechins may also inhibit the production of inflammatory mediators such as leukotrienes and lipoxygenase; and has been shown to block n...
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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