In a recently-published study, researchers have concluded: Essential oil components have the crucial advantage of being directly delivered to lung tissue through inhalation.
May Chang essential oil is from the seeds of the fruit from this flowering tree.
This (paraphrased) statement can be found in a study titled: “Vapor of Volatile Oils (extracted from the essential oil of) Litsea cubeba Seed Induces Apoptosis and Causes Cell Cycle Arrest in Lung Cancer Cells”. The complete study can be found here. (more…)
According to a study published in September 2012, serum vitamin D levels are associated with reduced mortality from lung cancer, and this relationship is modified by serum vitamin A levels. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) state that lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death and the second most diagnosed cancer in both men and women in the U.S. Approximately 28 percent of all cancer deaths are due to lung cancer. (more…)
By and far, smoking is the biggest risk factor for lung cancer. In fact, up to 90 percent of the lung cancer cases in the U.S. can be attributed to smoking.1
But what about the remaining cases of lung cancer—the ones that affect people who’ve never smoked? What factors influence that cancer development? Furthermore, not all smokers develop lung cancer. About 15 percent are spared this dreaded diagnosis. What is it that protects this extremely high-risk group?
According to recent research, the intake of flavonoids may be the answer.2
Quercetin is a common flavonoid found in many fruits and plants. Of the numerous studies published regarding quercetin’s anti-cancer properties, some show how quercetin in and of itself provides significant anti-cancer activity. A number of other studies show how quercetin can be combined with chemo drugs to boost their effectiveness, especially in situations of drug resistance to treatment. (more…)
Vitamin D insufficiency is common among Americans overall but more prevalent among African Americans. A recent review of the literature suggests that vitamin D insufficiency is a key contributor to cancer survival disparities that exist between African Americans and white Americans (darker skin is less efficient at producing vitamin D in response to UV rays).1 A striking part of this literature review is the comprehensive summary of the existing data on vitamin D status and cancer survival: the authors present a long list of studies reporting that vitamin D adequacy is associated wit h reduced risk of death in all cancers combined, breast, colorectal, lung, and prostate cancer, leukemia and lymphomas.1 (more…)
Increasing vitamin D may now be a matter of life or death, as recent studies have shown that it may play a vital role in the fight against lung cancer. To date, lung cancer is one of the three most common cancers that kill men and women in developed countries with a statistic of one million deaths every year.
Researchers from the University of California at San Diego discovered a correlative relationship between higher rates of lung cancer and less exposure to the sun. (more…)
A nonprofit group is calling for the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ban artificial caramel coloring used in Coca-Cola, Pepsi and other foods because animal tests suggest the additive is contaminated with two cancer-causing chemicals. (more…)
Milk thistle’s use for liver health for 2000 years was almost lost under Big Pharma’s medical monopoly. Fortunately, it has experienced a revival as an efficacious natural medicine over the last few decades. And now, recent milk thistle research indicates it may also be useful for treating cancer. (more…)
Cachexia is the withering away of one’s body while in a frail state of health. Acceleration of cachexia accompanies very poor health outcomes. Preventing cachexia is a battle that must be won if any cancer treatment is to be successful. A new study proves that DHA and EPA can prevent cachexia in lung cancer patients. The authors stated, “Our data confirm that the continual assumption of EPA plus DHA determined an anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative action which could be considered a preliminary goal in anti-cachectic therapy.” (more…)