Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Plant phytonutrients shown to alter genes that halt cancer metastasis

Plants contain thousands of natural compounds that science has shown benefit human health and shield us against chronic diseases ranging from heart disease and stroke to diabetes, dementia and cancer. There are still thousands of yet unidentified chemical compounds in plants and vegetables we consume that likely work in synergy with existing phytonutrients that provide antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits to promote healthy metabolism and cellular homeostasis.

A research team from Washington State University has published the result of a study in the journal, Cancer and Metastasis Reviews to explain how more than 40 plant-based compounds have been identified that can turn on genes known to slow the spread of cancer. This is an especially significant finding because the spread of cancer is most often what makes the disease fatal. The authors note that this study reinforces a rapidly growing body of research showing that diet, nutrients and plant-based chemicals are opening many new avenues of attack against this dreaded killer disease.

The lead study author, Dr. Gary Meadows focused his work on how nutrients can prevent the deadly spread of cancer cells or metastasis, rather than traditional work based on the prevention and treatment of cancerous tumors. He commented "There are lots of magic bullets out there in what we eat and associated with our lifestyle. We just need to take advantage of those... and they can work together." He focused in particular on genes that suppress metastasis, an area considered an afterthought by many of his research peers in other studies.

Thousands of plant-based compounds promote human health and prevent cancer metastasis

Dr. Meadows reviewed prior studies that found a positive correlation between natural nutrient intake and cancer suppression, and looked to see when metastasis suppressor genes were turned on or off, even if the original authors didn't make a direct connection. Ultimately, he documented dozens of substances affecting the metastasis suppressor genes of numerous cancer lines.

The study identified more than 40 substances like amino acids, vitamin D, ginseng extract, the tomato carotenoid lycopene, the turmeric component curcumin, pomegranate juice, fish oil and others affecting gene expression in breast, colorectal, prostate, skin, lung and other cancers. Each natural compound was found to act epigenetically, which is to say they turned metastasis suppressor genes on or off.

Dr. Meadows concluded "These epigenetic mechanisms are influenced by what you eat... that may also be related to how the metastasis suppressor genes are being regulated. That's a very new area of research that has largely not been very well explored in terms of diet and nutrition." This research provides yet another vital link between the thousands of natural chemicals and compounds that exist in the foods we eat, and the importance of eating a wide variety of different colored fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds daily to prevent the development and metastasis of cancerous cells.

Sources for this article include:

http://www.springerlink.com/content/4218t406w8708338/
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/08/120827152050.htm
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/249570.php

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Kill cancer cells without destroying your immune system

Chemotherapy is one of the most well known ways to treat cancer. Unfortunately, chemotherapy drugs by nature are extremely toxic and usually work against your body's natural mechanisms to fight cancer. It destroys your host immunity instead of supporting it. Along with inhibiting your immunity, it destroys healthy cells in your body as well and can lead to more severe health problems going forward. The other side effect chemotherapy has is the fact that it can actually support the growth of more cancer cells by destroying the immune system.

An alternative to chemotherapy can be found in natural compounds that can kill cancer cells without destroying the healthy cells that are essential for recovery. It is an effect called "selective cytotoxicity." The result is a targeted, intelligent cancer treatment that doesn't hinder the body's ability to fight cancer.

One particular compound is found in pineapple stems, called bromelain. A study published in the Journal Planta Medica discovered that bromelain treated cancer in an animal study better than the chemotherapy drug 5-fluorauracil. The effect of bromelian was superior to that of 5-fluorouracil by approximately 263 percent, compared to the untreated control.

The impressive part of this study was that the bromelain worked in a way that didn't cause additional harm to the animals, whereas the drug 5-fluorauracil was relatively unsuccessful.

Written by GreenMedInfo:

"As a highly toxic, fluoride-bound form of the nucleic acid uracil, a normal component of RNA, the drug is supposed to work by tricking more rapidly dividing cells -- which include both cancer and healthy intestinal, hair follicle, and immune cells -- into taking it up, thereby inhibiting (read: poisoning) RNA replication enzymes and RNA synthesis..."

"When a person dies following conventional cancer treatment it is all too easy to "blame the victim" and simply write that patient's cancer off as "chemo-resistant," or "exceptionally aggressive," when in fact the non-selective nature of the chemotoxic agent is what ultimately lead to their death."

There is no chemotherapy drug that has been proven to produce effects like selective cytotoxicity. Apart from bromelain, there are a number of other natural compounds that have been known to produce the same results:

Vitamin C - A study done by Dr. Ronald Hunninghake found Vitamin C to be selectively cytotoxic against cancer cells over the course of a 15-year research project.

Eggplant Extract - Dr. Bill E. Cham is a leading researcher in the area of treating skin cancer and says:

"The mode of action of SRGs [glycoalkaloids solasodine rhamnosy glycosides (BEC)] is unlike any current antineoplastic [anti-tumor] agent. Specific receptors for the SRGs present only on cancer cells but not normal cells are the first step of events that lead to apoptosis in cancer cells only, and this may explain why, during treatment, the cancer cells were being eliminated and normal cells were replacing the killed cancer cells with no scar tissue being formed."

In particular, the extracts from plants in the Solanaceae family such as eggplant, tomato, potato, bell peppers and tobacco are the compounds that have the ability of killing cancer cells without harming the healthy tissue.

Turmeric (Curcumin Extract) - In the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, a study conducted discovered that rats who were administered curcumin noted a decrease in experimentally-induced brain tumors in 9 out of 11 treated. This spice has been intensely researched and is suggested that it targets transformed cells.

There are a number of resources to find alternative treatments to chemotherapy, including the methods mentioned above, found in the below sources for this article.

Sources for this article include:

http://www.foodconsumer.org

http://www.dr-gonzalez.com/index.htm

http://www.ehow.com/how-does_4924076_bromelain-work.html

PROOF: Chinese industrial fluoride suppliers openly list sodium fluoride as 'insecticide' and 'adhesive preservative' in addition to water treatment chemical

Fluoride-pushing doctors and dentists who try to contaminate your water supply with fluoride are promoting their deadly agenda with a clever lie... a lie you will see obediently repeated in every fluoride push. Here's how it sounds:

Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral in the water. Our city's water is unfortunate enough to have a low level, so we are simply adjusting the fluoride in the water to its optimum levels to improve public health.

This lie is repeated almost verbatim, across every city that seeks to poison its citizens with fluoride. Why is it a lie? Here are the five false deceptions found embedded in the statement:

Deception #1) The fluoride ADDED to the water is not "naturally occurring fluoride." It's a chemical byproduct often purchased from chemical plants in China (click link below to read further).

Deception #2) The false idea that ingesting fluoride is somehow good for your teeth. At best, fluoride is a topical treatment which should be swished around your mouth and then spat out. And that's only if it's truly natural (mineral) fluoride, not the fluosilicic acid toxins being pushed as fluoride.

Deception #3) What cities call "fluoride" is actually a toxic cocktail of over 100 deadly industrial chemicals and heavy metals, many of which are purchased in bulk from China, where industrial processing plants are trying to get rid of their excess toxic waste by labeling it "sodium fluoride."

Deception #4) There is no such thing as a "low" level of fluoride or an "optimum" level of fluoride in drinking water. Pure drinking water should contain NO fluoride whatsoever.

Deception #5) Fluoride is "safe" for human consumption. Oh really? Then why is sodium fluoride labeled by its industrial manufacturers with stern safety warnings about causing severe harm to humans?

To read this article futther:

Sodium fluoride exposed in new Health Ranger video; cities are poisoning their citizens with pesticide chemicals from China

Nnatural News just released a new, hard-hitting mini-documentary on sodium fluoride.

This is a must-see video for anyone who wants to know the true about where fluoride comes from, and how toxic it is to biology. This video reveals how fluoride is sold as a chemical pesticide with strong warnings on hazards to human health.

Click here to watch the video on YouTube.

For the record, not all sodium fluoride comes from China, but a significant portion of it does (because it's cheaper for large cities to buy it that way).

Get informed about fluoride! Learn the truth by watching our latest fluoride video:
http://tv.naturalnews.com/v.asp?v=DEEF48665F9E2D09D6103D58C823967E

Secret body scanners with 50 times more radiation than airport x-ray scanners to be rolled out

A growing number of Americans are already outraged over the government's use of high-powered, ultra-revealing and potentially dangerous backscatter x-ray machines at a growing number of the nation's airports, and as bad as that problem is, it's about to get a whole lot worse unless Congress intervenes to stop the madness.

In the late 1990s, travel experts doubted the government would ever employ such machines in a security checkpoint role at airports or other locations. The terrorist attacks on 9/11 dramatically reversed that mentality to the point that now, no doubt afraid of being accused of doing "too little" to enhance security, lawmakers and select government agencies have done a complete reversal, permitting the use of high-powered x-ray machines to "scan" airline travelers (and perhaps, we near bus, train and other modes of travel in the future).

The all-knowing Transportation Security Administration insists the machines it is currently using - some 250 of them - are safe, but the agency relies primarily on its own in-house and government experts to support their claims.

The non-governmental experts speak

But other private-sector experts, including a bevy of health and radiation scientists cited by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, disagree. They include Dr. Russell Blaylock, M.D., a board certified neurosurgeon, who wrote:

The growing outrage over the Transportation Security Administration's new policy of backscatter scanning of airline passengers and enhanced pat-downs brings to mind these wise words from President Ronald Reagan: The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help you. So, what is all the concern really about - will these radiation scanners increase your risk of cancer or other diseases? A group of scientists and professors from the University of California at San Francisco voiced their concern to Obama's science and technology adviser John Holdren in a well-stated letter back in April (2010).

The letter he referred to was signed by doctors John Sedat Ph.D., David Agard, Ph.D., Marc Shuman, M.D., Robert Stroud, Ph.D., all of whom are faculty at the University of California, San Francisco. They wrote:

We are writing to call your attention to serious concerns about the potential health risks of the recently adopted whole body backscatter X-ray airport security scanners. This is an urgent situation as these X-ray scanners are rapidly being implemented as a primary screening step for all air travel passengers. Our overriding concern is the extent to which the safety of this scanning device has been adequately demonstrated. This can only be determined by a meeting of an impartial panel of experts that would include medical physicists and radiation biologists at which all of the available relevant data is reviewed.

These experts went on to say that even though the overall dose of radiation "would be safe if it were distributed throughout the volume of the entire body, the dose to the skin may be dangerously high."

Despite what the experts say, the government continues to employ more powerful x-ray machines

No matter. Again, the TSA knows better. And apparently, judging by the lack of concern shown by a majority of members of Congress, most of them agree with this rogue agency.

So, law enforcement agencies, including the TSA and others, are continuing to expand their use of x-ray scanners, "including machines that expose people to as much as 50 times more radiation than an airport scanner, and are sometimes using them on people without their knowledge or consent," AllGov.com reported.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is currently installing some 35 drive-thru x-ray gates that will scan vehicles at the border with passengers still inside.

New York City, meanwhile, has utilized specially equipped vans to scan vehicles for drugs and weapons, again while people are inside them.

Also, prisons have begun to use x-rays that can see through the body in search of contraband that may be hidden inside the bodies of prisoners - and jail employees as well.

Where are the government regulatory agencies?

The Food and Drug Administration, which is responsible for the safety of medical machines like x-ray equipment, apparently has no jurisdiction over their non-medical use, according to reports. So, they've done nothing about the use of x-ray scanners by police.

Sources:

http://www.allgov.com

http://www.naturalnews.com/030607_naked_body_scanners_radiation.html

http://www.naturalnews.com/files/TSA_Naked_Body_Scanners.pdf

http://www.naturalnews.com/029923_X-rays_naked_body_scanners.html