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Aug 10 2017

Probing the World of Probiotics: Interview with an Expert

Posted in: Tips, Research,

Probing the World of Probiotics: An interview with Dr. Mary Scourboutakos, PhD.           Interview by Dr. Julie Ennis, PhD, OICC Research Fellow. With a growing understanding of just how large, diverse and important the populations of bacteria living within the human body are, research into how we can alter the microbiome and what potential health benefits this may have is exploding.  The potential for diet to impact t...

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Mar 12 2017

Fish Oil and Prostate Cancer - Help or Harm?

Posted in: Research,

Fish Oil and Prostate Cancer - Help or Harm? By Dr. Monique Aucoin, ND. In 2013, you may have seen some striking headlines about fish oil that made it into the popular media. Statements like “Link between omega‑3 fatty acids and increased prostate cancer confirmed” in Science Daily, and “Men who take omega‑3 supplements at 71% higher risk of prostate cancer” in the New York Daily News. This was quite alarming to members of the public wh...

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Dec 20 2016

2016 INCAM Research Symposium

Posted in: Research,

Conference Recap: 2016 INCAM Research Symposium - Expanding Person-Centred Care through Integrative Health Research. By Julie Ennis PhD and Ellen McDonell ND. The Canadian Interdisciplinary Network for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Research (INCAM) aims to promote excellence in research in the complementary and integrative health care field. Every two years, INCAM members gather at a symposium to discuss novel research findings, innovative research meth...

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Nov 18 2016

SIO's International Conference: Advancing the Global Impact of Integrative Oncology

Posted in: Research, Integrative-Oncology,

Advancing the Global Impact of Integrative Oncology: Conference Recap. By Ellen McDonell ND and Julie Ennis PhD. The Society for Integrative Oncology (SIO) annual conference was held in Miami, Florida in early November. The conference brings together a multidisciplinary group of oncology practitioners including researchers, oncologists, surgeons, naturopathic doctors, dieticians, nurses and patient advocates to discuss current research, and advances in integrative cance...

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May 12 2016

OICC Research: Vitamin D supplementation in advanced stage colorectal cancer

Posted in: Research,

                  OICC Research: Vitamin D supplementation in advanced stage colorectal cancer By Dr. Julie Ennis, PhD. OICC Research Fellow Observational research suggest that there is a link between low vitamin D status (based on blood levels of 25(OH)D) and the risk of developing cancer (1) and poorer outcomes in those living with cancer (2). It is not yet certain whether supplementation t...

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Apr 12 2016

Canadian/US Integrative Oncology Study: Looking back on year one

Posted in: Research, Integrative-Oncology,

Canadian/US Integrative Oncology Study: Looking back on year one. By Julie Ennis, PhD, Research Fellow.   While progress continues to be made on many fronts for cancer prevention and treatment, cancer remains the leading cause of death in Canada. Those facing a cancer diagnosis often look to complement the conventional care they receive at the hospital in order to enhance treatment efficacy, reduce side effects, improve overall quality of life and ...

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