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Cross-Talk: Microbiome & Immune System Balance

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 8 April 2021
Cross-Talk: Microbiome & Immune System Balance
The human intestinal microbiome acts as a signalling hub that integrates environmental inputs, such as diet and lifestyle, with our genetic and metabolic pathways. Its impacts are widespread across host systems, including the immune system,1 which is capable of adapting and responding to a wide range of challenges. How does the microbiome interact with the immune system, and how do these interactions help determine a state of health or disease in the body?
Reciprocal cross-talk between the...
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The Amygdala and the emotional brain: when fear overrides the rational.

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 7 December 2020
The Amygdala and the emotional brain: when fear overrides the rational.
The amygdala is involved in producing and responding to non-verbal signs of anger, fear and defensiveness. Learning and responding to stimuli that warn of danger involves neural pathways that send information about the outside world to the amygdala, which in turn, determines the significance of the stimulus and triggers emotional responses like freezing or fleeing as well as changes in the inner workings of the body's organs and glands. Damage to the amygdala interferes with the effec...
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Recovery and Wellness

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 7 December 2020
Recovery and Wellness
Recovery and wellness Taking care of ourselves goes beyond eating healthily and working out regularly. While they are part of maintaining good health, they aren't the entirety. If you are looking to improve how you feel from head to toe, here are some things you can consider. Get Outside When we spend all of our time cooped up inside, we may begin to experience some negative effects. If you have trouble focusing, remembering important things, or feel tired constantly, it may be du...
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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