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December 2019

Metalloestrogens

Stealth toxins that can play havoc with your hormones.InterClinical eNews December 2019, Issue 99 Metalloestrogens - Factors influencing SusceptibilitySeveral metals can act as metalloestogens by binding to the oestrogenic receptor alpha and initiating cellular changes. However, not everyone exposed to toxic metals develops symptoms. (1) Some factors which affect the likelihood of developing symptoms include: Timing and duration of exposure - This appears critical. For example in hypogonadal males, correcting the hormone...

A fresh look at Vitamin E -What you need to know about Isomers and Synergists

InterClinical eNews November 2019, Issue 98 Vitamin E is an essential fat-soluble vitamin first discovered in 1922. It is an important antioxidant involved in cellular protection from free radical damage, immune regulation, endothelial cellular integrity, blood viscosity maintenance and wound healing.  In this issue we take a look at the eight isoforms discovered so far, how vitamin E needs selenium and glutathione to provide antioxidant support, its gene interactions, its properties and why some studies yield equivocal results. Vitamin E...

Hidden heavy metal toxicity?

Hair Tissue Mineral AnalysisInterClinical eNews October 2019, Issue 97 Heavy metals are so ubiquitous in our environment that everyone is exposed to them. They cannot be avoided completely and are found in virtually everyone to some degree. Sources of heavy metals range from environmental, occupational, household (including foods, water, paints, cosmetics, etc), medical and hobbies. Heavy metals can enter the body through inhalation, intestinal absorption as well as be absorbed through the skin depending upon their chemical form. Once absorbed...

Heart Disease, Copper and Soft Drinks

InterClinical eNews June 2019, Special Edition Recently a popular news story warned that high, long term consumption of sweetened beverages such as soft drinks and soda may increase health risks. A study published in the journal Circulation (1) found that sugar sweetened beverages as well as artificially sweetened beverages were associated with mortality rates. The study consisted of over 37,000 men and over 80,000 women who were followed for over 20...