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Spirit, Stress, and Cardiovascular Risk

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 10 April 2021
Spirit, Stress, and Cardiovascular Risk
Spirituality is an important determinant of health that can affect healing, outcomes, and quality of life. Its effects on stress and physiological dysfunction have been widely studied, particularly regarding cardiovascular function. Spiritual coping mechanisms such as mindfulness, yoga, prayer, daily affirmations, and expressing gratitude can improve mental health states, but they also confer physical health benefits by improving recovery from stress-induced changes during cancer treatments...
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Metformin interaction with Goldenseal

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 17 February 2021
Metformin interaction with Goldenseal
Patients taking the herb goldenseal while taking the prescription drug metformin may be unwittingly sabotaging efforts to maintain healthy blood glucose levels, as reported in a study published in the journal Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics.
Metformin was included in a cocktail of selected drugs given to participants in a clinical study led by scientists at Washington State University's College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. The study sought to determine the impact of g...
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In cancer, prevention is better and cheaper than cure

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 7 December 2020
In cancer, prevention is better and cheaper than cure
Approximately 15.5 million Americans have a history of cancer, with an estimated 1,688,780 new cases and 609,640 deaths annually. With 87% of diagnoses occurring in persons 50 years of age, cancer remains the second leading cause of death in the United States. Cancer's financial burden is often substantial during treatment phases and often worsens with improving prognoses. Cancer's direct medical costs in the United States exceed $80 billion and indirect costs of premature morbidity...
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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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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 wester...
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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