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World Diabetes Day

Today is World Diabetes Day!

The aim of this day is to raise awareness of a prevalent condition that affects millions of people worldwide. The day gives the CAM community the opportunity to highlight what can be done to maintain good control of Type I diabetes and to help reduce and avoid long term complications. Most importantly World Diabetes Day focuses attention on the prevention of Type II diabetes. There have been huge advances in this area over recent years but it is extremely important that research and development continues to ensure prevention of the condition for future generations.

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Mitochondria – Alzheimer’s Disease

Dr. Paula I. Moreira from the Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology, Institute of Physiology – Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal published a review article entitled ‘Mitochondrial dysfunction is a trigger of Alzheimer’s disease pathophysiology’ in the Journal BBA- Molecular Basis of Disease.

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Dairy Fats – Type II Diabetes

Dr. Fumiaki Imamura of the MRC Epidemiology Unit, University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine, Cambridge, United Kingdom published an article entitled ‘ Fatty acid biomarkers of dairy fat consumption and incidence of type 2 diabetes: A pooled analysis of prospective cohort studies’ in the Journal PLOS Medicine.

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Mitochondria – Brain Health

Jule Klotter, Editor at Townsend Letter, October 2018 Issue #423 published a piece entitled ‘Mitochondria and Nueropsychiatric Disorders’.

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Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is an infection borne from a distinctive tick bite .  Tick bites can often go unnoticed. The longer the tick stays in place, the higher the risk of passing on infection. It can affect the skin, joints, heart and nervous system. To read a more in-depth account of lyme disease, please access here.

Gut Microbiota – Mental Health

Dr. Megan M. Clapp, 2928 Darlington Dr. Highland Village, TX 75077 published an article entitled ‘Gut microbiota’s effect on mental health:
The gut-brain axis’ in the Journal Clinics and Practice 2017.

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World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day is observed around the world on October 10th every year. The focus this year will be on young people and mental health in a changing world. The objective is to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and to activate efforts in support of positive mental health. This day provides an opportunity for all CAM Providers working on mental health issues to talk about their work and draw attention to the issues facing young adults. Our youth need to be taught about mental health care and ensure they grow up healthy, happy and resilient.

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Seasonal Affective Disorder – CAM

Dr. Gary N. Asher MD, MPH of the Department of Family Medicine, University of North Carolina, 590 Manning Drive, CB# 7595, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7595, USA published the article ‘Complementary Therapies for Mental Health Disorders’ in the Journal, Medical Clinics of North America.

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Paediatrics – CAM Therapies

Dr. Joy A. Weydert MD of the Department of Pediatrics, University of Kansas Health System, 3901 Rainbow Boulevard, Kansas City, KS 66160, USA
published an article in the Journal Advance in Pediatrics entitled ‘Integrative Medicine in Pediatrics.

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Sharing the Vibe; Health & Wellness podcasts

As part of the new “Sharing the Vibe” series, Gloria Kimberley interviews a variety of CAM therapists and Wellness facilitators.

The series is part of an educational drive to promote CAM disciplines such as reiki, yoga, acupuncture, to name but a few.

The project wants to inform and raise awareness of the opportunities for improved health and wellness and inspire positive transformations.

The interviews can be accessed widely through Apple & Google podcasts, Android, Stitcher and Spotify, or through the website Sharing the Vibe; www.sharingthevibe.com

Acupuncture – elderly patients

Dr. Denis J Pereira Gray of St Leonard’s Practice, Exeter, UK published a systematic review ‘Continuity of care with doctors—a matter of life and death? A systematic review of continuity of care and mortality’ in the journal BMJ Open.

 

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Vitamin D – Breast Cancer

An interesting article was published in the Irish Times this week ‘Irish Researchers find Vitamin D link to breast cancer survival’.

Prof. Kathleen Bennet and Dr. Jamie Madden of the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland published their research study findings in the journal Breast Cancer Research and Treatment.

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