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Do you get enough Vitamin B12?

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 19 January 2021
Do you get enough Vitamin B12?
Vitamin B12 does a lot of things for your body. It helps make your DNA and your red blood cells, for example.
Since your body does not make vitamin B12, you must get it from animal-based foods or from supplements. You should do one of those on a regular basis because your body does not store vitamin B12 for a long time.
How much is enough?
The answer depends on things including your age, your eating habits, medical conditions and what medications you take.
The average recommended amounts, mea...
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The Power of Polysaccharides

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 18 January 2021
The Power of Polysaccharides
In recent decades, several biologically active polysaccharides and polysaccharide-protein complexes have been isolated from plants, lichen, algae, yeast, fungi, and mushroom, and due to their antitumor and immunomodulatory properties, these compounds have received considerable attention from researchers and health care professionals.
Overall, the two key mechanisms by which polysaccharides act on tumour cells are direct action (inhibition of cancer cell growth and induction of programmed cell...
Posted in: News Evidence Based Research Herbal Medicine  

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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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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  • 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