In Memory Of Joyce Riley: An Inspirational Advocate, Broadcaster, And Friend

Joyce Ann Riley: July 31, 1948 – June 25, 2017
An Inspirational Advocate, Broadcaster, And Friend.

Joyce Ann Riley was welcomed into the world on July 31, 1948. Fittingly, she was born just outside Arkansas City, Kansas on the border with Oklahoma, in the heart of the United States. Eventually, Joyce would capture the hearts of millions of people around the world, including my own, becoming a trusted friend and mentor.

Her father owned a pharmacy while her mother was a stay-at-home mum. Joyce was the eldest of three children. One of her passions, as well as being on The Power Hour was quilting, a talent and pleasure inherited from her mother. Read More

Curcumin References

  • 115th Annual Meeting of the American Associaton of Colleges of Pharmacy, Grapevine, TX, July 26-30, 2014. Am J Pharm Educ. 2014 Jun;78(5) . PMCID: PMC4064488.
  • 20th Congress of the European Hematology Association Vienna, Austria, June 11–14, 2015. Haematologica. 2015 Jun;100(Suppl 1) 1-800. PMCID: PMC4480587.
  • 3rd International Cancer Research Symposium 2012: defining & translating science for disease prevention and therapy, Kolkata, West Bengal, India, December 18-21, 2012. J Cell Commun Signal. 2013 Mar;7(1) 63-102. doi:10.1007/s12079-013-0191-9. PMID: 23436172; PMCID: PMC3590366.
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Ecklonia Cava References

  • Ahn G, Amagai Y, Matsuda A, Kang SM, Lee W, Jung K, Oida K, Jang H, Ishizaka S, Matsuda K, Jeon YJ, Jee Y, Matsuda H, Tanaka A. Dieckol, a phlorotannin of Ecklonia cava, suppresses IgE-mediated mast cell activation and passive cutaneous anaphylactic reaction. Exp Dermatol. 2015 Jul 21. doi: 10.1111/exd.12814. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26194398.
  • Ahn G, Amagai Y, Matsuda A, Kang SM, Lee W, Jung K, Oida K, Jang H, Ishizaka S, Matsuda K, Jeon YJ, Jee Y, Matsuda H, Tanaka A. Dieckol, a phlorotannin of Ecklonia cava, suppresses IgE-mediated mast cell activation and passive cutaneous anaphylactic reaction.
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Serrapeptase References

  • Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Protocol Committee, Berens P. ABM clinical protocol #20: Engorgement. Breastfeed Med. 2009 Jun;4(2):111-3. PubMed PMID: 19517578.
  • Al-Khateeb TH, Nusair Y. Effect of the proteolytic enzyme serrapeptase on swelling, pain and trismus after surgical extraction of mandibular third molars. Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2008 Mar;37(3) 264-268. doi:10.1016/j.ijom.2007.11.011. PMID: 18272344.
  • Al-Khateeb TH, Nusair Y. Effect of the proteolytic enzyme serrapeptase on swelling, pain and trismus after surgical extraction of mandibular third molars. Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg.
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Regenerating Hope: TEDGlobal 2013 With Dr Siddharthan Chandran

Regenerative neurologist, Dr Siddharthan Chandran, of  The Euan MacDonald Centre, at the University of Edinburgh, asks whether we can repair the damaged brain. Here’s the problem: Humanity is facing an epidemic of fast-progressing, devastating neurological disease such as Alzheimer’s, motor neuron disease, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis and Huntington’s. Collectively, this is one of the biggest public health threats of our time. Over 35 million people are affected, and the global annual cost is $700 billion and rising — greater than 1% of global GDP.

Chandran shows two clips of one of his patients, John, who, speaking through a respirator, explains that difficulty breathing, in 2011, led to the diagnosis of motor neuron disease.

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Healing Spices By Professor Bharat Aggarwal

HealingSpicesHealing Spices is a detailed look at the healing and curative properties in many spices, both ordinary and more exotic. Part one of this book discusses ancient medicines and how spices have been used throughout history from about 2,600 BC. This glimpse into history includes the cultures of India, Indonesia, Syria, Egypt and even Rome.

The first part of the book also includes a brief introduction to spices, what they are, and how they work. It also explains epidemiological studies and what they have discovered about different types of spices. There’s also information on phytonutrients contained in a variety of different types of spices. Read More

An Interview With Professor Bharat Aggarwal: Renowned Curcumin Researcher


Professor Bharat B Aggarwal, of the Department of Experimental Therapeutics, Division of Cancer Medicine, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, joins The Power Hour, with Joyce Riley, to discuss some of his research. Professor Aggarwal is one of the world’s acknowledged experts on the uses and efficacy of Curcumin as part of a naturally sustained approach to good health.

HealingSpicesProfessor Aggarwal is a co-author of Healing Spices, a detailed look at the healing and curative properties in many spices, both ordinary and more exotic. This interview is focused upon Curcumin; it also covers the potential of other spices, to contribute to a healthy diet and lifestyle. Read More

Back From The Brink: How Serrapeptase Changed A Life

I am very grateful to Molly Allan, for the following article, in which she offers a concise introduction to My Serrapeptase Adventure, together with her own commentary upon it.

Losing control of one’s health is most people’s worst nightmare. Even when we’re ill, we hope to maintain a reasonable quality of life. Without that, life becomes an endless array of doctors, pills and desperate attempts to manage symptoms. That was the state in which Mike Tawse found himself in 2006.

About Mike Tawse: One Man’s Story

Born in the U.S. and raised in the U.K., 44-year-old Mike Tawse has had cerebral palsy since birth.

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Understanding The Phytochemical Power Of Turmeric

Sometimes called Indian saffron, turmeric is an ancient ayurvedic medicine that has been used for centuries throughout Indonesia and Southeast Asia. It is a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant with a long history of use both medicinally and in cuisine. A perennial plant native to South Asia, turmeric is a member of the ginger family. Some regions use the leaves or eat the root raw, but usually the root is harvested, boiled, then dried in hot ovens and ground into powder. The yellow-orange colored powder is used as a spice, a food additive for coloring, and as a dye. It is the main ingredient in curry powder, an earthy, peppery spice used prevalently in many types of cuisine, from Thai to Indian.

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The Power Hour: My Serrapeptase Adventure And The NHS


This morning, I was invited to join The Power Hour radio show, with Joyce Riley. Our discussion was wide-ranging, including:

  • Allopathic physician’s fear of natural health
  • My Serrapeptase Adventure
  • Naturally sustainable good health
  • The development of ‘ObamaCare’
  • The UK’s National Health Service

Thanks to Joyce Riley and The Power Hour. Read More