Alinda Boyd

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Alinda Boyd
Alinda holds a Bachelor of Naturopathy and has over a decade of experience in the natural medicine industry, having worked both in Australia and overseas. Alinda has a special interest in gastrointestinal and children’s health, as well as a passion for writing. Alinda is a regular contributing writer for magazines, websites and leading Australian nutraceutical brands covering a diverse range of health topics.
Quercetin: much more than an allergy therapy
Sep 03, 2018

Mention quercetin and the first thing that will spring to mind for practitioners will most likely be its efficacy in the treatment of allergies. Often referred to as ‘nature’s antihistamine’, quercetin reduces the allergic response by stabilising mast cells and basophils thus preventing the release of histamine.

May 11, 2018

Fewer herbs are held in higher esteem in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) than astragalus, where it is considered a 'master immune herb'. So how does it exert this effect?

The Clinical Applications of L-Theanine
Feb 05, 2018

In today's high-paced society, L-theanine has a crucial role to play in the clinical management of stress, relaxation, cognition and sleep. 

Coenzyme Q10 Therapy Improves Serotonin in Fibromyalgia Patients
Sep 22, 2017

A recent clinical trial sought to investigate the effects of CoQ10 supplementation on serotonin levels and depressive symptoms in patients with fibromyalgia.

Autoimmune thyroid
Jun 05, 2017

The thyroid gland is one of the unsung powerhouses of the body – its crucial roles involve controlling our metabolic rate, body temperature, energy levels, and growth and development. 

SAMe is involved in the methylation of phospholipids, DNA, RNA, proteins and neurotransmitters
Apr 24, 2017

S-adenosylmethionine (SAMe) is integral to cellular metabolism and as the major methyl donor in the body. SAMe is involved in the methylation of a diverse range of compounds including phospholipids, DNA, RNA, proteins and neurotransmitters. It is also involved in two other important pathways – transsulfuration which produces glutathione, and aminopropylation which synthesises polyamines.

Apr 03, 2017

Practitioners looking for a therapeutic edge when tailoring detoxification protocols for patients would be wise to consider phosphatidyl choline – a vital nutrient with surprising benefits.

Mar 20, 2017

Taking an in-depth look at the background, key benefits, clinical applications and mechanisms of action of the various forms of folate available in therapeutics and food.