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Acupuncture Reduces Chemotherapy Induced Peripheral Neuropathy In Cancer Patient Trial

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 5 November 2021
Acupuncture Reduces Chemotherapy Induced Peripheral Neuropathy In Cancer Patient Trial
Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy responds to acupuncture due to its neuromodulatory effects.   The clinical characteristics of peripheral neuropathy include tingling, burning sensation, sensitive to stimulation, pain induced by a normally innocuous stimulation, and decreased physical activity. Some patients also experience motor symptoms, such as dropping items, splaying fingers, and inability to complete normal daily activities.  Some patients may even withdr...
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The Role Of Vitamin D in Cancer Prevention And Management

Posted by Geoff Beaty on 24 October 2021
The Role Of Vitamin D in Cancer Prevention And Management
Vitamin D is a conditionally essential micronutrient and an endocrine messenger that maintains a healthy cellular growth. There are two primary forms of vitamin D, vitamin D3 and vitamin D2. Vitamin D3, or cholecalciferol, is formed in the skin upon UV exposure. The cholecalciferol form of vitamin D derives from the conversion of 7-dehydroxycholesterol to vitamin D3 via UV radiation from the sun. Recent research has focused on the effects of 1,25 (OH) D3, the active metabolite of vitamin D...
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EPA and DHA Coach Immune Cells Towards Resolution

Posted by Geoff Beaty on 9 October 2021
EPA and DHA Coach Immune Cells Towards Resolution
In industrialised countries, modern diets provide an abundance of omega-6 polyunsaturated fats (PUFAs) relative to omega-3 PUFAs, and this is known to contribute to the incidence of cardiovascular conditions along with the chronic immune activation seen in atopic and inflammatory disorders. Nutrition research has shown that an intervention as simple as increasing dietary intakes of EPA and DHA relative to common omega-6 fats could effectively improve cardiovascular outcomes in individuals an...
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Can Your Diet Help Prevent Skin Cancer?

Posted by Geoff Beaty on 9 October 2021
Can Your Diet Help Prevent Skin Cancer?
The major cause of skin cancer is ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun or from tanning machines. About 90 percent of non-melanoma skin cancers and 86 percent of melanomas are associated with solar UV. UV exposure generates free radicals, unstable, nasty little oxygen molecules that produce inflammation and damage cell function and your skin’s DNA. This DNA damage can cause changes in your genes called mutations that lead to skin cancer. Studies have shown that substances called antiox...
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Mitochondria Are More Than The Cell's Powerhouse

Posted by Geoff Beaty on 1 October 2021
Mitochondria Are More Than The Cell's Powerhouse
Mitochondria are now recognised beyond their role as the cell’s “powerhouse”. A systematic review on the mitochondria in psychological stress describes the mitochondria as subcellular organelles that sustain life through energy transformation and intracellular signalling, with research showing mitochondria changes directly impact systemic metabolic regulation, brain function, immunity, ageing and life-span. Emerging research further supports the important role of the mitoc...
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