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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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Oct 13, 2017

N-acetyl-cysteine (NAC) is a known precursor for glutathione (GSH). This study looked at the impact of NAC on GSH status for detoxification in older populations.

Sep 29, 2017

Silybum - also known as milk thistle has more complex mechanisms of action extending beyond its traditional use as a liver herb.

Sep 25, 2017

The active form of vitamin B6, pyridoxal-5-phosphate (P5P), serves as a cofactor for more than 150 enzymes in the body - but when is it important to have this form, over other forms of Vitamin B6?

Aug 18, 2017

Recent research explored whether there is a relationship between proton pump inhibitor (PPI) use in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO).

Aug 11, 2017

Saccharomyces boulardii is a well-researched immunobiotic, which has been shown to restore intestinal integrity and potentially reduce pathogenic gut microbiota.

Aug 04, 2017

Abdominal pain is one of the most common diagnoses in hospitalised children and the leading symptom in child and adolescent GIT diseases. It is also a common symptom of SIBO. 

Jul 07, 2017

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.

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Jun 16, 2017

A recent randomised case-control study examined whether low zinc levels were evident in new and resistant cases of alopecia areata (AA), with positive results.