Journal Articles


Berndt, J., Ooi, S.L., Pak, S.C. (2021) What is the mechanism driving the reduction of cardiovascular events from glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists? – A mini review. Molecules, 26(16), 4822.

Ooi, S. L., Pak, S. C., Micalos, P. S., Schupfer, E., Lockley, C., Park, M. H., & Hwang, S.-J. (2021). The health-promoting properties and clinical applications of rice bran arabinoxylan modified with shiitake mushroom enzyme—A narrative review. Molecules, 26(9), 2539.

Schupfer, E., Pak, S. C., Wang, S., Micalos, P. S., Jeffries, T., Ooi, S. L., Golombick, T., Harris, G., & El-Omar, E. (2021). The effects and benefits of arabinoxylans on human gut microbiota – A narrative review. Food Bioscience, 43, 101267.


Ooi, S. L., Pak, S. C., Micalos, P. S., Schupfer, E., Zielinski, R., Jeffries, T., Harris, G., Golombick, T., & McKinnon, D. (2020). Rice bran arabinoxylan compound and quality of life of cancer patients (RBAC-QoL): Study protocol for a randomized pilot feasibility trial. Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications, 19,100580.

Ooi, S. L., Watts, S., McClean, R., & Pak, S. C. (2020). Vitex agnus-castus for the treatment of cyclic mastalgia: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Women’s Health, 29(2), 262-278.


Ooi, S. L., Correa, D., & Pak, S. C. (2019). Probiotics, prebiotics, and low FODMAP diet for irritable bowel syndrome – What is the current evidence? Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 43, 73-80.

Ooi, S. L., Pak, S. C. (2019). Short-term intermittent fasting for weight loss – A case report. Cureus, 11(4), e4482


Ooi, S. L., Green, R., & Pak, S. C. (2018). N. acetylcysteine for the treatment of psychiatric disorders: A review of current evidence. BioMed Research International, 2018, 2469486.

Ooi, S. L., Henderson, P., & Pak, S. C. (2018). Kava for generalized anxiety disorder: A review of current evidence. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 24(8)770-780.

Ooi, S. L., McLean, L., & Pak, S. C. (2018). Naturopathy in Australia: Where are we now? Where are we heading? Complementary  Therapies in Clinical Practice, 33, 27-35.

Ooi, S. L., McMullen, D., Golombick, T., & Pak, S. C. (2018). Evidence-based review of BioBran/MGN-3 arabinoxylan compound as a complementary therapy for conventional cancer treatment. Integrative Cancer Therapies, 17(2), 165-178

Ooi, S. L., Smith, L., & Pak, S. C. (2018). Evidence-informed massage therapy – An Australian practitioner perspective. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 31, 325-331.


Ooi, S. L., Giovino, M., & Pak, S. C. (2017). Transcendental meditation for lowering blood pressure: An overview of systematic reviews and meta-analyses. Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 34, 26-34.

Ooi, S. L., & Pak, S. C. (2017). Serenoa repens (saw palmetto) for lower urinary tract symptoms/benign prostatic hyperplasia: Current evidence and its clinical implications in naturopathic medicine. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 23 (8), 599-606.


Ooi, S. L., Rae, J., & Pak, S. C. (2016). Implementation of evidence-based practice: A naturopath’s perspective. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 22, 24-28.

Book Chapter

Ooi, S. L., & Pak, S. C. (2020). Massage, humor, and music. In IsHak W. W. (Ed), The handbook of wellness medicine (pp. 403-412). Cambridge University Press.

Edited Book

Pak, S. C., & Ooi, S. L. (Eds.) (2019). Health benefits of meditation. Lidsen.


Ooi, S. L., & Pak, S. C. (2021). Nutraceuticals in immune function. Molecules, 26(17), 5310.

Ooi, S. L., & Pak, S. C. (2019). The landscape of current meditation research: An overview to the special issue on “Health benefits of meditation”.  OBM Integrative and Complementary Medicine, 4(2), 8.

Conference Presentations

Ooi, S. L., Pak, S. C., Micalos, P. S., Zielinski, R., Jeffries, T., Schupfer, E., Wang, S., Golombick, T., Harris, G. (2020, Nov 11-13). Rice bran arabinoxylan as an immunomodulator for improving the quality of life of cancer patients: The microbiome connection [Poster presentation]. 7th Annual EMBL Australia Postgraduate Symposium, virtual conference.

Ooi, S. L., & Pak, S. C. (2019, May 7-10). Intermittent fasting for weight loss: A single-subject case design [Oral presentation]. 14th International Conference on Complementary Research, Brisbane, QLD.


Al Wadee, Z., Ooi, S.L., Pak, S.C. (2021). Serum Magnesium Levels in Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnoea: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Preprints.

Ooi, S.L., Campbell, R., Pak, S.C., Golombick, T., Manoharan, A., Ramakrishna, R., Badmaev, V., & Schloss, J. (2021). Is 6-Shogaol a Beneficial Phytochemical for Patients with Lower-Risk Myelodysplastic Syndrome? A Narrative Review. Preprints.

Ooi, S.L., Drew, G., Pak, S.C. (2021). Acupressure and Dementia – A Review of Current Evidence. Preprints.