Author Archives: Chanchal

Review of Anti-Inflammatory Herbal Medicines

Abstract

Medicinal plants and their secondary metabolites are progressively used in the treatment of diseases as a complementary medicine. Inflammation is a pathologic condition that includes a wide range of diseases such as rheumatic and immune-mediated conditions, diabetes, cardiovascular accident, … Read More

Probiotics, fermented foods linked to good health

The bacteria located in your GI tract play a crucial role in the development and operation of the mucosal immune system in your digestive tract. They also aid in the production of antibodies to pathogens. Dr. Mercola takes a closer look at the vital importance of probiotic gut bacteria...

2013 Calendar – by Topic

FOOD IS MEDICINE SERIES

Saturday April 6th                 9.30 am – 5.00 pm

Spring Cleanse

Friday April 19th                   6.00 – 9.00 pm

Lacto -Fermentation

 

Friday May 3rd                      6.00 – 9.00 pm

Herbs in Health and Cooking

 

Saturday

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Probiotics linked to reduced risk of chronic diseases – Dr. Mercola Review

Research is confirming that probiotics - like those found in naturally fermented foods like kefir, kombucha and saurkraut - are potent determinants for a healthy gut and strong immune system

Calorie Restriction enhances Cancer Treatment – Dr. Mercola

Experts using nutrition to treat cancer are finding that a key aspect of cancer prevention and treatment is intermittent fasting. In this article, Dr. Mercola explores the evidence showing how calorie restriction enhances the efficacy of chemotherapy for cancer patients.

Cellphone Radiation – Doctors Discuss Risks (video)

View this video to see what a growing body of international science is now telling us about the risks to pregnant women and sperm and prenatally exposed offspring from cell phone radiation. Cell phones are a ubiquitous part of our lives. But, several new, independent studies confirm previous findings that pulsed digital signals from cell phones disrupt DNA, impair brain function and damage sperm.

Fibromyalgia – Biological Basis for Pain Detected

Scientists at Integrated Tissue Dynamics (Intidyn) have detected a biological basis for the pain of Fibromyalgia, a perplexing and debilitating disorder affecting approximately 10 million people in the US. Originally regarded as psychosomatic, researchers found an enormous increase in sensory nerve fibers within the blood vessels of the skin of women suffering from fibromyalgia.

Co-Q10 – Powerful Antioxidant Shown to Halve Heartfailure Mortality

Science Daily, May 25, 2013 - Randomized double blind trial shows Coenzyme Q10 halves mortality from heart failure and all other causes, according to results presented at Heart Failure 2013 congress. Supplementation with CoQ10, which is a natural and safe substance essential to the body, has been shown to significantly improve symptoms, survival rate and quality of life in heart failure patients.

Tumour Promoting Effects of Surgery – Study

Journal of Anesthesiology (V 94, No 6, June 2001) - Surgical resection of tumors is an important aspect of cancer treatment. Unfortunately, it is becoming apparent that the perioperative period is characterized by pronounced immunosuppression, which may increase metastatic development at this susceptible period. This study assesses whether the use of regional anesthesia (spinal block) attenuates the promotion of metastasis by surgery.

Surgery Induced Angiogenesis in Breast Cancer – Study

International Journal of Surgery (V 3 No 3 2005) - "Does surgery induce angiogenesis in breast cancer? Indirect evidence from relapse pattern and mammography paradox". This study by Retsky M, Demicheli R, Hrushesky WJ examines if removing tumors cpuld stimulate cancer relapse by removing the source of inhibitors of angiogenesis (blood vessel creation) or if growth factors appear in response to surgical wounding.