Food, Herbs & Natural Remedies

A colation of  Dr Marc’s diverse research and papers within the themes of Food, Herbs & Natural Therapies

Food, Herbs & Natural Remedies

A colation of  Dr Marc’s diverse research and papers within the themes of Food, Herbs & Natural Therapies

Food, Herbs & Natural Remedies

‘My interest in organic food and nutrition was sparked after spending time at the Ontos Health Retreat with Nischala Devi in the early 1990s and further kindled when I became friends with Horst Rechelbacher the Founder of Aveda who taught me about personal care products, organics and sustainability.

My research on food, herbs and natural supplements began in earnest when I took up co-authoring the textbook “Herbs and Natural Supplements: An evidenced-based guide” with my first PhD student Lesley Braun in 2001. This required me to dive deeply into nutritional medicine and herbal medicine along with interactions between herbs and drugs.

Since then I have helped write and compile books on natural remedies for Dorland Kindersley and Readers Digest and have conducted research on organic diets and carotenoids and compiled reviews of herbs and supplements such as garlic, rosehip, dunaliella salina, ubiquinol and tulsi, and been involved in clinical trials on glucosamine and chondroitin for osteoarthritis hypericum perforatum and vitex agnus castus for menopause and Chinese herbal medicine for obesity.’

– Dr Marc

Published Papers

(Please note: the complete series of papers will be uploaded soon. In the meantime, you can link to the  papers through PubMed following the links bellow)

The clinical efficacy and safety of tulsi in humans: A systematic review of the literature

The clinical efficacy and safety of tulsi in humans: A systematic review of the literature

Acupuncture alone or in conjunction with pharmacotherapy for analgesia in common emergency department presentations

Acupuncture alone or in conjunction with pharmacotherapy for analgesia in common emergency department presentations

Complementary medicine products– interpreting the evidence base

Complementary medicine products– interpreting the evidence base

Complementary Therapies; Have They Become Mainstream in General Practice?

Complementary Therapies; Have They Become Mainstream in General Practice?

What is Complementary Medicine?

What is Complementary Medicine?

No Guesswork with this alternative: desktop guide to Complementary and Alternative Medicine: An evidence-based approach.

No Guesswork with this alternative: desktop guide to Complementary and Alternative Medicine: An evidence-based approach.

Non-prescription complementary treatments used by rheumatoid arthritis patients attending a community-based rheumatology practice

Non-prescription complementary treatments used by rheumatoid arthritis patients attending a community-based rheumatology practice

A randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial – Glucosamine – Osteoarthritis of the knee

A randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial – Glucosamine – Osteoarthritis of the knee

A topical cream containing glucosamine and chondroitin sulphate – osteoarthritis of the knee

A topical cream containing glucosamine and chondroitin sulphate – osteoarthritis of the knee

Integrating Complementary Therapies: Book Review

Integrating Complementary Therapies: Book Review

A mysterious trial of topical glucosamine/chondroitin

A mysterious trial of topical glucosamine/chondroitin

CAM practitioners and “regular” doctors: is integration possible?

CAM practitioners and “regular” doctors: is integration possible?

A randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial – osteoarthritis of the knee

A randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial – osteoarthritis of the knee

Towards the evidence based integration of complementary medicines into hospitals settings

Towards the evidence based integration of complementary medicines into hospitals settings

Age-related macular degeneration and its possible prevention

Age-related macular degeneration and its possible prevention

Single Cell Food

Single Cell Food

Complementary medicines and weight management

Complementary medicines and weight management

Drug-complementary medicine interactions part 1

Drug-complementary medicine interactions part 1

Drug-complementary medicine interactions part 2

Drug-complementary medicine interactions part 2

Drug-complementary medicine interactions part 3

Drug-complementary medicine interactions part 3

Drug-complementary medicine interactions part 4

Drug-complementary medicine interactions part 4

Drug-complementary medicine interactions Part 5

Drug-complementary medicine interactions Part 5

Drug-complementary medicine interactions part 6

Drug-complementary medicine interactions part 6

Traveller’s funny tummy; reviewing the evidence for complementary medicine

Traveller’s funny tummy; reviewing the evidence for complementary medicine

Immunity and Integrative Medicine

Immunity and Integrative Medicine

Australian Hospital pharmacists’ attitudes, perceptions, knowledge and practices of CAMs

Australian Hospital pharmacists’ attitudes, perceptions, knowledge and practices of CAMs

Hypericum perforatum with Vitex agnus-castus in menopausal symptoms: a randomized, controlled trial

Hypericum perforatum with Vitex agnus-castus in menopausal symptoms: a randomized, controlled trial

Garlic for the common cold – 2009

Garlic for the common cold – 2009

No effect of hypericum perforatum (St John’s wort) and vitex agnus.

No effect of hypericum perforatum (St John’s wort) and vitex agnus.

Human consumption of agricultural toxicants from organic and conventional food

Human consumption of agricultural toxicants from organic and conventional food

Use of complementary medicines by cardiac surgery patients

Use of complementary medicines by cardiac surgery patients

Assessing diet as a modifiable risk factor for pesticide exposure

Assessing diet as a modifiable risk factor for pesticide exposure

The sustainable training, treatment, employment program model: effects of manual therapy on musculoskeletal pain and limitation in a Filipino squatter community

The sustainable training, treatment, employment program model: effects of manual therapy on musculoskeletal pain and limitation in a Filipino squatter community

Efficacy and safety of a Chinese herbal medicine formula (RCM-104) in the management of simple obesity: a randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial

Efficacy and safety of a Chinese herbal medicine formula (RCM-104) in the management of simple obesity: a randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial

Rosehip – an evidence based herbal medicine for inflammation and arthritis

Rosehip – an evidence based herbal medicine for inflammation and arthritis

The legitimacy of academic complementary medicine

The legitimacy of academic complementary medicine

Reduction in urinary organophosphate pesticides metabolites in adults after a week-long organic diet

Reduction in urinary organophosphate pesticides metabolites in adults after a week-long organic diet

Garlic for the common cold

Garlic for the common cold

Best practice for integrative medicine in Australian medical practice

Best practice for integrative medicine in Australian medical practice

Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum): A herb for all reasons

Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum): A herb for all reasons

Ubiquinol (Reduced Coenzyme Q10): A novel yet ubiquitous nutrient for heart disease

Ubiquinol (Reduced Coenzyme Q10): A novel yet ubiquitous nutrient for heart disease

Exploring Further

For a FULL list of Dr Marc’s academic papers