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Microbiome – Autism

Dr. Ruth Ann Luna et al of the Texas Children’s Microbiome centre, Department of Pathology, Texas Children’s Hospital published a research article in the Journal Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology evaluating whether microbiome-neuroimmune profiles differed in children with autism spectrum disorder and functional gastrointestinal disorders, as compared with neurotypical children. Read here

 

 

Green Tea – Health Benefits

Dr. Paulo Eduardo Sichetti Munekata, Department of Food Engineering, Faculty of Animal Science and Food Engineering, University of Sao Paulo published an article in the Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine. The article reviews the phenolic compounds of green tea, it’s health benefits and technological application in food. Read here

 

 

 

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Mindfullness – at exam time

Dr. Roghayeh Sohrabi at al published an article in the Journal Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences outlining the role and effectiveness of mindfulness education on students exam anxiety. Read here

The results of the research showed that mindfulness training decreases exam anxiety, emotional anxiety and worry or cognitive disposition of exam anxiety.

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Dermatitis – Environmental Factors

Dr. Wen-Hui Wang of the Department of Dermatology, Peking University Third Hospital, Beijing, China published an article in the Journal, Dermatologica Sinica investigating the environmental influences in facial dermatitis. Read here

Contact factors such as cosmetic application, treatment medication, sunlight exposure, low moisture, high humidity and food ingestion may all play an important contributing role.

CAM and Hayfever

Dr. Syuji Yonekura et al of Chiba University, Japan conducted a study to investigate the actual situation of CAM Practice in the treatment of allergic rhinitis. Read here

CAM therapies are extensively used in individuals with allergic diseases worldwide.

Oleuropein – Cardioprotective role in olive leaf

Dr. Syed Haris Omar of the College of Pharmacy, Qassim University, Saudi Arabia published an article in the Journal, Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal. Read here

The article reviews a number of researches documenting the cardioprotective role of oleuropein derived from olive leaf.

Curcumin – Reduces inflammation and muscle damage

Dr. Brian K. McFarlin of the University of North Texas published an article in the Journal BBA Clinical which addresses the benefits of oral supplementation with bioavailable curcumin.Read here

It was identified that curcumin impacts significantly on muscle recovery and other exercise induced damage thus improving functional capacity during subsequent exercise sessions.

Breast Cancer – Omega-3 Fish Oil Lowers Risk

Jeongseon et al carried out a case-control study to examine the association between fish sourced omega-3 fatty acid intake and the risk of breast cancer.
The results of the study suggest that high consumption of fatty fish is associated with a reduced risk for breast cancer.Read Here

Zinc helps fight infection by enhancing immune response

Dr. Ming-Jie Liu of The Ohio State University published an article in Cell Reports

Liu’s research team carried out a study outlining the role of the micronutrient zinc in immune function. The study suggests that zinc deficiency is associated with elevated inflammation and poor response to bacterial infection.

Limbic System – Disease and Homeopathy

It is no surprise that stress can make you sick. The idea that there may be a link between the emotions and disease has been researched by scientists and healthcare professionals for generations.

In her published article, Limbic System, Disease & Homeopathy, Homeopath, Sally Ann Hutcheson suggests that optimal health may be restored through healing the limbic system.This article was originally published in Positive Health Online, August 2016 – Issue 232

British Homoeopathic Congress – Belfast – 2016

November 3-6, 2016

Europa Hotel, Great Victoria Street, Belfast, BT2 7AP.

This biennial event is always a popular addition to the homoeopathic calandar. This year’s theme is Homoeopathy: Healthy Patients, Healthy Practice.

There will be presentations, seminars and workshops from leading international homoeopaths. This year, the congress will also focus on networking within the CAM community.

New Vistas will be taking a stand at the congress, so we look forward to meeting both old and new acquaintances.

Registrations are now open for all homoeopaths. To book a place, please click here, or you can download a brochure here.

For any enquiries, please email: congress2016@facultyofhomeopathy.org

Obesity – A major health concern for CAM practitioners

Tackling obesity and the associated sub-health conditions is now a major public concern. Prevention, assessment and management are all strategies required to get ahead of this epidemic.

In her article, as published in  Positive Health Online (August 2016 – issue 232), Dr. Heli Goode discusses the CAM approach and why current working healthcare programs are not cohesive to a long-term approach to healthy weight loss or appropriate weight maintenance. Read more.

 

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