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Withania is one SUPER herb.

Posted by Geoff Beaty on 3 March 2023
Withania is one SUPER herb.
Withania Somnifera, also known as Ashwagandha, Winter Cherry and Indian Ginseng, is one of the “SUPER” Adaptogens coming to us from Ayurvedic Herbal Medicine with 8,000 years of recorded use1. It is what I call a “Super Adaptogen” because, along with a few other herbs like Korean Ginseng, Rhodiola and Siberian Ginseng, all have very powerful effects on virtually every system in the human body in addition to their adaptogenic effects and it sets them apart from the many...
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A Plant-Based Diet Is Associated With A Lower Risk For Prostate Cancer

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 27 February 2023
A Plant-Based Diet Is Associated With A Lower Risk For Prostate Cancer
Higher adherence to a plant-based diet is associated with a lower risk for prostate cancer progression and recurrence, according to a study presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology Genitourinary Cancers Symposium, held from Feb. 16 to 18 in San Francisco. Study lead author Vivian Liu and her team focused on men who already had prostate cancer and were at risk of the cancer growing or returning after treatment. The plant-based sub-study research began in 2004 and involved 2,038 ...
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Link Between Gut Microbiome And Kidney Cancer Treatment Outcomes

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 22 February 2023
Link Between Gut Microbiome And Kidney Cancer Treatment Outcomes
Physicians at City of Hope, working in collaboration with scientists at Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), have found that greater gut microbial diversity in patients with metastatic kidney cancer is associated with better treatment outcomes on Food and Drug Administration-approved immunotherapy regimens. Their findings are outlined in a study published in the journal European Urology.
“We also reported the changes over time in the gut microbiome that occur during the c...
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Oral Microbiome & Metabolic Diseases

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 8 February 2023
Oral Microbiome & Metabolic Diseases
A well-established link has been documented between periodontal disease and cardiovascular diseases like atherosclerosis, coronary heart disease, and acute coronary events, including myocardial infarction. Many studies have associated periodontal disease with elevated bacterial exposure, coronary heart disease, and early atherogenesis.  Recent research published in 2019 showed—for the first time—the common presence of bacterial DNA from viridans streptococci in aspirate...
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Recent Research On Melatonin

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 22 January 2023
Recent Research On Melatonin
Results from a placebo-controlled, randomised, double-blind, 3-arm clinical trial has shown that evening dosing of melatonin may prolong survival in Non-Small Cells lung cancer patients.  Eighty-four advanced (stage IIIB or IV) NSCLC patients receiving identical dosing of standard etoposide/cisplatin therapy, between the ages of 18 and 80 years. The Study:
Patients were randomly assigned to 1 of 3 arms: Placebo at 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. 20 mg melatonin at 8 a.m. and placebo at 8 p.m. Pl...
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  • The Institute for Functional Medicine
  • Society for Integrative Oncology
  • Naturopaths and Herbalists Association of Australia
  • Australian Traditional-Medicine Society
  • British Naturopathic Association