Effective bio-nutraceutical prevention and treatments in chronic lifestyle diseases

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Abstract

Natural herbs have been promoted for healing effectiveness in chronic diseases, especially in the prevention of lifestyle diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. We developed novel methodologies and techniques in applying herbal ingestions as part of an individualized lifestyle. Our interventions combined with lifestyle approaches have shown effectiveness in prevention and management of lifestyle diseases, especially when relying on multipronged biochemical, physiological, behavioural and physical components. We also tested the effectiveness of specific herbal treatments in conjunction with lifestyle components that are based on the understanding of nutritional and exercise habits, individualized biochemistry profile and genetics. We developed a model for diabetes prevention and management using functional foods and lifestyle approaches and we further extended this model using natural nutraceuticals including herbs and monounsaturated fatty acids, rich in bio-phenols, which have anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory functions responsible for preventing chronic diseases. Such approaches are based on extensive scientific rigour and help to effectively detect clinically meaningful differences. The effectiveness of combining bio-nutraceuticals with physical activity and other lifestyle components for targeted disease prevention remains a key to promoting health longevity and well-being.
Original languageEnglish
JournalHerbal Medicine
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Aug 2020
Event9th International Conference on Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine - Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 20 Aug 201821 Aug 2018

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