Vitamin D supplementation may be able to slow or even halt the progression of the most dangerous variety of breast cancer, according to a study conducted by researchers from Saint Louis University and IRBLleida, Spain, and published in The Journal of Cell Biology. In addition, the researchers isolated biomarkers that could help physicians identify women that could benefit from vitamin D treatment.
The researchers came to this discovery by identifying, for the first time, one of the molecular pathways that leads to the variety of breast cancer known as triple-negative. This cancer is more likely to affect younger women, and is most resistant to treatment. (more…)
Cancer researchers are working to find chemotherapies that destroy cancer cells but are harmless to normal cells. It turns out, a natural substance already exists that does just that. University of Colorado Cancer Center scientists have just published a study in the journal Cancer Letters that shows grape seed extract (GSE) is a powerful weapon against colorectal cancer. It halts the growth and survival of colorectal cancer cells and kills them in large numbers, too, while leaving healthy cells completely alone.
And the news about GSE gets better: the more advanced the colorectal cancer cells, the more GSE shuts down the malignant cells’ growth and survival. The scientists think that GSE targets colorectal cancer by causing oxidative stress that leads to the programmed cell death known as apoptosis. (more…)
by Jeffrey Dach MD
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Spontaneous Regression of Breast Cancer
David Brownstein MD reports three cases of spontaneous regression of breast cancer after women take iodine supplementation.(1)
(see page 63 of the Iodine Book by David Brownstein MD)
Joan, an English Teacher (more…)
Instead of concentrating on treating the symptoms of an illness, ayurvedic medicine concentrates on treating the disease using treatments to eliminate its root cause. According to Ayurveda, cancer is a disease that is caused by lack of purpose, and is an emotionally caused disease.
Ayurvedic science says that diet, lifestyles and medicine play an important role in both the treatment and prevention of cancer. Either too much, too little or wrong diets tend to affect the vata, pitta and kapha of the body metabolism, and this in turn leads to cancer. It is a group of chronic disorders that affect the different dhatus and doshas which cause cancer. (more…)
Former child actress Hayley Mills says she beat breast cancer with alternative remedies after quitting chemotherapy because it was “killing me.’’
The star of the classic family movies “The Parent Trap’’ and “Pollyanna’’ told Britain’s Daily Mirror that she began chemo when she was first diagnosed in 2008, but stopped after just three treatments. (more…)
Mistletoe � the cheery kiss-inducing Christmas plant � contains a natural compound that has been found to have potent anti-cancer properties.
Scientists at the University of Adelaide in Australia have determined the extract of mistletoe could either assist chemotherapy or act as an alternative to drugs as a treatment for colon cancer, the second leading cause of cancer death in the Western world.
Mistletoe extract is now used as an alternative colon cancer therapy in some parts of Europe, but lack of scientific testing has kept it off the market in Australia and the United States. That new research, led by Zahra Lotfollahi, could change that. (more…)