One of the benefits with having a stellar clinical staff is their passion for research and education, and Dr. Mason is a prime example. Research on nutritional supplements must be based on rigorous and “independent” science. Independent meaning the research is not paid for by the same source reporting on the research which often skew the results in favor of an agenda. One of the reasons nutraMetrix is so successful comes from two very important elements;
Below is information about Curcumin followed by a 30 minute presentation by Dr. Deedra Mason.
Posted by Dr Dee on August 14th, 2013
Curcumin tested in human clinical trials have shown anti-cancer activity promise. In contrast to using chemotherapy drugs, Curcumin is tolerated and considered safe.
Complaints of the gastrointestinal tract, simple digestive concerns, or those of cancer, show great promise with the use of Curcumin.
Curcumin and turmeric were found in numerous clinical studies to decrease inflammatory responses in the body, like TNF-a and inhibit the growth of cancer-causing proteins. By modulating NFK-b, Curcumin kills cancer cells while preserving non-cancerous cells. One mechanism reported to support such remarkable claims is curcumins’ ability to assist in the production of glutathione, an antioxidant, slowing the progression of cancer. This finding was of most remark in colon and pancreatic cancer.
Further research is underway to investigate the possibility of using Curcumin and turmeric in the treatment of multifarious conditions.
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As a Naturalpathic Physician, Dr. Deedra Mason combines the wisdom of nature with the rigors of modern science. Steeped in traditional healing methods, principles and practices, naturopathic medicine focuses on holistic, proactive prevention and comprehensive diagnosis and treatment. By using protocols that minimize the risk of harm, naturopathic physicians help facilitate the body’s inherent ability to restore and maintain optimal health. It is the naturopathic physician’s role to identify and remove barriers to good health by helping to create a healing internal and external environment. Naturopathic physicians work in private practices, hospitals, clinics and community health centers throughout the United States and Canada. Qualified naturopathic physicians undergo rigorous training before they become licensed health-care practitioners.
Dr. Mason uses a diverse combination of naturopathic medicine, western botanical medicine, physiotherapy, and conventional medical therapies to recover each individual’s full potential for wellness.
She completed her undergraduate work at Pacific University, then began her study of Naturopathic Medicine, graduating from National College of Naturopathic Medicine.
While working within her community, through “The Willamette Wellness Community”, an outreach project connecting health professionals with their neighborhood, she came to lecture about the benefits of natural approaches to health and healthy aging. She lectures on a wide range of topics, spanning childhood development and healthful aging.
Dr. Mason is known in professional circles for her passionate lectures, commitment to quality patient care and the advancement of professional education, both within, and outside her field.
Through her speaking, and for her knowledge base, she was invited to join the clinical faculty for nutraMetrix-custom health solutions and the non-profit nEI-nutraMetrix Educational Institute, where she is the Director of Clinical Education & Research.