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Influencing Immunity: Part 2 with Amie Skilton

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Part Two: Influencing Immunity with Amie Skilton

Following on from Part 1, Amie Skilton joins us once again to continue the discussion on influencing immunity.

In part 2, we dive into the evidence and safety of herbal medicines for immunity. 

SHOW NOTES: Coming soon - stay tuned.

Research Explored in this Podcast

  1. Jawad M, Schoop R, Suter A, et al. Safety and efficacy profile of Echinacea purpurea to prevent common cold episodes: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2012;2012:1-7. 
  2. Di Pierro F, Rapacioli G, Ferrara T, et al. Use of a standardized extract from Echinacea angustifolia (Polinacea) for the prevention of respiratory tract infections. Altern Med Rev 2012;17(1):36-41. 
  3. Schulten B, Bulitta M, Ballering-Bruhl B, et al. Efficacy of Echinacea purpurea in patients with a common cold. A placebo-controlled, randomised, double-blind clinical trial. Arzneimittelforschung 2001;51(7):563-568. 
  4. Grimm W, Müller HH. A randomized controlled trial of the effect of fluid extract of Echinacea purpurea on the incidence and severity of colds and respiratory infections. Am J Med 1999;106(2):138-143. 
  5. Hall H, Fahlman MM, Engels HJ. Echinacea purpurea and mucosal immunity. Int J Sports Med 2007;28(9):792-797. 

Other relevant Research

  1. El-Radhi AS (2012). Fever management: Evidence vs current practice. World journal of clinical pediatrics, 1(4), 29–33.
  2. Ray JJ, Schulman CI. (2015). Fever: suppress or let it ride?. Journal of thoracic disease, 7(12), E633–E636.


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