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Melissa Peterson has been a writer and educator in the health and medical science fields for over 15 years. Naturopathically trained, Melissa also has postgraduate qualifications in literature research and reviewing. Her business, Words On Therapy, provides many services to industry including technical articles, white papers, blogs, SEO content, copywriting and research collation.

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Jun 25, 2018

Magnesium is a critical biological element for human health; it is the second most abundant electrolyte within the cells after potassium and the fourth most common mineral in the human body after calcium, potassium and sodium.

May 25, 2018

Natural constituents of plants can have powerful antimicrobial and antibiofilm effects on potentially pathogenic bacteria, while promoting aggregation and biofilm formation of beneficial probiotic bacteria, according to a recent in vitro study. 

May 24, 2018

The role of Blastocystis hominis (BH) as a pathogen in the human body is shrouded in controversy. Very commonly found in society, this mysterious and elusive parasite still baffles scientific and medical communities. Having an understanding of what is currently known about the BH microbe, and being aware of the use of non-pharmaceutical measures, will guide many therapists towards safe and effective individual protocols, where treatment, regardless of symptom status, can increase overall health and wellbeing.

Curcumin: an antiparasitic for Giardia
May 18, 2018

A look at the first study to evaluate tubulin as a target of curcumin against Giardia trophozoites.

Curcumin benefits a range of skin conditions
Apr 06, 2018

How many skin conditions does curcumin show benefit for? A 2016 systematic review yields some interesting results for clinicians.

Feb 19, 2018

Our microbiota is a complex community of organisms working together to maintain dynamic ecological balance. Of the trillions of bacteria that inhabit the human body, 80% live in the gut.[1] These bacteria are not only essential for normal GI function, but also for systemic processes, brain development and function, behaviour, and cognitive and emotional processing. 

Can probiotics improve memory
Feb 09, 2018

Evidence continues to grow showing that manipulating the gut microbiome can play a role in brain activity and memory. 

EPA and DHA in Adolescent Depression
Feb 02, 2018

Evidence linking omega-3 fatty acid deficiencies to mood disorders was demonstrated in two recent studies, with diminished EPA and DHA levels being suggested as modifiable risk factors or prodromal biomarkers for depressive illness in adolescents.[1,2]