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Intermittent Fasting and Cancer Treatments

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 23 April 2021
Intermittent Fasting and Cancer Treatments
Cancer cells do not respond to the protective signals generated by fasting, leaving them vulnerable to both the immune system and cancer treatment.
Evidence-based research inclusive of randomised control trials and several other reports suggest that using a low-caloric (fast mimicking) diet for 2-5 days around chemotherapy was associated with greater tolerance to chemotherapy, resulting with less fatigue, weakness, and less gastro-intestinal issues. Fasting was well tolerated and reduced h...
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Flax Seed

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 13 April 2021
Flax Seed
Current evidence suggests that flax may be associated with decreased risk of breast cancer. Flax demonstrates antiproliferative effects in breast tissue of women at risk of breast cancer and may protect against primary breast cancer. Mortality risk may also be reduced among those living with breast cancer.


Reference:
https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/1534735413502076

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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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Phytonutrients

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 8 April 2021
Phytonutrients
Phytonutrients are plant-based chemicals available through a diet that includes whole grains, beans, fruits, vegetables, spices, and herbs. Research suggests that these bioactive compounds, which contribute to a plant's colour, taste, and smell, also have beneficial health effects. For example, flavonoids are compounds found in cocoa, apples, and green tea. Epidemiological studies have suggested a positive association between diets high in flavonoid-rich foods and cardiovascular health, w...
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Cancer cells may evade chemotherapy by going dormant.

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 31 March 2021
Cancer cells may evade chemotherapy by going dormant.
Cancer cells can dodge chemotherapy by entering a state that bears similarity to certain kinds of senescence, a type of "active hibernation" that enables them to weather the stress induced by aggressive treatments aimed at destroying them, according to a new study by scientists at Weill Cornell Medicine. These findings have implications for developing new drug combinations that could block senescence and make chemotherapy more effective.
In a study published Jan. 26 in Cancer Discov...
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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