Omega 3 Testing
Measures percentages of omega-3 fatty acids EPA, DPA and DHA as a potential indicator of various health risks.
DHA Testing
Indicates whether mothers are providing adequate DHA levels to their infants through breastfeeding.
Hair Cortisol Analysis
Provides a complementary method of monitoring stress and cortisol exposure in the body over longer periods of time.
IgG Food Sensitivity
A valuable tool often used to help design elimination diets for patients with several chronic conditions.
Hair Mineral Analysis
Provides the basis for a nutritional balancing program to establish and maintain optimal levels of wellness.

Copper and Iron Complexes with Antitumor Activity

Copper and iron although present in small amount in the body, are vital for the normal functioning of several enzymes and proteins involved in energy metabolism, respiration, and DNA synthesis. Their ionic forms are prone to participate in one-electron transfer reactions and can thereby catalyze redox reactions. However, this capacity enables copper and iron to generate free radicals, which may activate signalling pathways for cell proliferation. Evidence obtained over the years has shown that cancer cells generally require more copper and iron for their growth and metabolism than normal resting cells. Therefore, agents that affect copper and iron homeostasis in the cell are of considerable interest for cancer therapy. Several approached have been pursued to achieve this goal; i) the identification of new iron binding bacterial siderophores, such as the exochelins and myochelins, with better physicochemical properties than desferrioxamine, ii)the development of macrocyclic polydentate amine ligands with high binding capacity for copper or iron ions compared to other trace elements. The macrocyclic chelators have been found to have enhanced in vivo stability compared to the acyclic chelators; iii) the introduction of antioxidant dithiocarbamate and analogues as radical scavenging agents in combination therapy to reduce the side effects of anti-cancer agents. These compounds mediate their action in vivo by binding copper and iron ions; iv) the development of a variety of metal chelating photosensitisers, such as the boronated porphyrins, cationic porphyrins, chlorins, phthalocyanins, porphyrins and texapyrins, suitable for use in photodynamic therapy. These compounds have the ability to accumulate to greater levels in tumor tissues than in nontumor tissues. In general, the metal chelating agents can be administered alone, chelated to a radioactive or nonradioactive metal to facilitate tumor imaging, diagnosis and or treatment.

Johnny Easmon (Copyright Ashley Publications 2002)