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Examining clinical similarities between myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome and d‑lactic acidosis

Authors: Amy Wallis1* , Michelle Ball1, Sandra McKechnie2, Henry Butt3, Donald P. Lewis4 and Dorothy Bruck1 Abstract Background: The pursuit for clarity in diagnostic and treatment pathways for the complex, chronic condition of myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) continues....

Evidence in treating Helicobacter pylori using probiotics

An overview of available evidence in treating Helicobacter pylori using probiotics This brief review summarises the available published primary and metadata studies on the effectiveness of probiotics inclusive of multiple strains formulations, single strains and probiotic yeast such as Saccharo...

Lactobacillus fermentum ME-3

Patented probiotic strain with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Consumption of Lactobacillus fermentum ME-3 boosts production of the major cellular antioxidant glutathione. 20 years of research and clinical studies support the efficacy of L.fermentum ME-3 for cardiovascular and metaboli...

Quatrefolic® lowering homocysteine serum levels

New study shows significant effect of Quatrefolic® in lowering Homocysteine Serum Levels A recently new published study (Mazza et al., Nutraceutical approaches to homocysteine lowering in hypertensive subjects at low cardiovascular risk: a multicenter, randomized clinical trial. J Biol Regul Homeos...

Introduction to COMT (catechol-O-methyltransferase)

COMT — a single nucleotide polymorphism Commentary by Dr Antony Underwood MB BS (Syd) FRACP Introduction There is growing awareness of the COMT SNP (a single nucleotide polymorphism) among integrative practitioners. The reason for this is that patients with this genetic variant have a particular ...

Pyrrole disorder

Review Article Pyrrole disorder Dr Antony Underwood MBBS (SYD) FRACP Introduction The interest in pyrrole disorder is increasing not only with practitioners but also with the general public. Some of the main reasons for this are improved testing methods in recent years and the clinical ...

Common parasites found in the gastrointestinal tract and alternative treatments

Review Article Dr Antony Underwood MBBS (SYD) FRACP Introduction Human parasites include various protozoa and worms that infect the body and cause parasitic disease. Some parasites adapt to living in the lumen of the intestine where conditions are anaerobic, while others reside in the blood and t...

Advantages of buffered magnesium glycinate in mineral supplementation

Review Article Dr Antony Underwood MBBS (SYD) FRACP Introduction Magnesium is a mineral ion and one of the most important minerals in the body. It is the second most abundant intracellular cation and a cofactor for more than 300 metabolic reactions in the body. Minerals play important roles as e...

Advantages of bioavailable glucosamine salt folate supplementation

Review Article Research, Education and Development revised March, 2016 Introduction There is an increasing number of clinically based scientifc publications studying the bioactive dietary components of different forms of folate and the health effects they have on different organs, systems and vit...

Histamine and other biogenic amines

Review Article Dr Antony Underwood MBBS (SYD) FRACP Introduction Histamine is a biogenic amine which, when released from mast cells, causes swelling, itchiness and redness — symptoms familiar to those who suffer from allergies. The use of probiotics in the treatment of allergies has been extensiv...