You may been approached by concerned patients in the last few months asking whether they should stop taking their vitamins because of something worrying they have seen in the news.
Diet optimisation offers an adjunctive strategy that can improve both quality of life and outcomes during conventional cancer treatment.
A cup of tea is often associated with a sense of calm. L-theanine, a unique free amino acid naturally present in tea (Camellia sinensis), is likely the compound contributing most significantly to this.
In 2014, Volkan Sayin and other Swedish researchers claimed that vitamin E and N-acetyl-cysteine supplements could increase lung cancer in smokers.
N-acetyl-cysteine, commonly abbreviated to NAC, is a precursor of the amino acid L-cysteine and the antioxidant glutathione (GSH).
Turmeric (Curcuma longa) has a long history of use in traditional Indian (Ayurvedic) and Chinese medicine.
D-glucaric acid is a natural, non-toxic compound produced by the body in small amounts, in addition to being found in fruits and vegetables: the richest sources include oranges, apples, grapefruits and cruciferous vegetables.
Dr Lise Alschuler has just finished her Australia-wide Workshop Tour, and this week’s podcast gives us greater insight into both Lise’s personal and professional experiences with cancer diagnosis.