An open letter from Marcus Blackmore on the Medical Board of Australia's proposed guidelines
Can the same prinicples that govern pharmaceutical trials be applied to nutritional and herbal medicine? Does the scientific method have a place in personalised medicine? Nutritionist and researcher Dr Niikee Schoendorfer shares her perspective.
A robust systematic review and meta-analysis has revealed regular vitamin D supplementation is strongly protective against acute respiratory infections (ARIs), including colds and flu.
Avoidance of wheat or becoming "gluten free" within the diet is becoming increasingly common - but what is the evidence saying about prevelance and reality of this issue beyond the hype and trendiness? Naturopath Norelle Hentschel takes a look...
According to the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) the number of global cancers has increased by a fifth in less than a decade to around 12 million new cases each year.
Prof Marc Cohen has already had an illustrious career in integrative medicine and shows no sign of stopping! Prof Cohen is one of the co-authors of one of the principal integrative medicine textbooks "Herbs and Natural Therapies: An Evidence-Based Approach”. This book was voted in the top 4 resources for GPs to access unbiased information on natural therapies and is now in its 4th edition.
Professor Michael Holick, the world's leading expert on vitamin D research, responds to some of the more recent negative studies that seem to be so readily picked up by the media.
He then goes on to provide a roundup of some of the exciting, upcoming trials of this vitally important nutrient.