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Herbal Medicine Evidence

Posted by Geoff Beaty on 24 April 2021
Herbal Medicine Evidence
Many critics of Herbal Medicine say there is no evidence as medicines. So I did a search on PubMed on 24th of April 2021 of individual herbs and of a few general categories just to see how much research has been done into herbs and herbal medicine.
The top fifty herbs that Vitawell uses in their dispensary there are 176,262 papers on PubMed the list is above. "Herbal Medicine" as a search resulted in 51,136 papers.
"Herbal Medicine Cancer" has 7,104 papers.
"Na...
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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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Turmeric as an Immunomodulating Strategy

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 23 April 2021
Turmeric as an Immunomodulating Strategy
Curcuma longa (turmeric) has demonstrated antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and immune-stimulating actions. The herb's primary active constituent, curcumin, has a beneficial action on numbers signalling pathways involved in the induction of inflammation, cell cycle apoptosis, proliferation, survival, invasion, angiogenesis, and metastasis.
NF-kB is a transcription factor that has shown responsiveness to curcumin. Suppression of NF-kB subsequently down-regulates COZ-2 and therefore mediat...
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The Use of Probiotics During Cancer Treatments

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 23 April 2021
The Use of Probiotics During Cancer Treatments
There is a plethora of evidence indicating the positive associations between probiotic therapy alongside chemotherapy. A recent meta-analysis concluded probiotics effectively prevented chemotherapy-induced diarrhoea among cancer patients.
In a review published in 2014, it was demonstrated that probiotics reduce the incidence of diarrhoea greater than grade 2 and grade 3 and may reduce the average frequency of daily bowel movements.
Over 756 patients, 5 cases reported that certain probioti...
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Associations

  • 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