Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Limit cancers two ways....

Today's Post:  Tuesday, 4-22-2014

In fighting cancers there are two goals.  Kill it where it is.  And keep it from going anywhere else!

(Of course not getting it to begin with helps.  To the extent you can, avoid tobacco products and tobacco smoke 100 % of the time.  And, avoid pesticides and herbicides in your home, yard, and food.)

1.  We’ve known for many years now that turmeric and its active ingredient curcumin have anticancer effects.  It turns down inflammation, boosts your immune system to help it kill cancers and lowers LDL cholesterol.  NOW new research finds curcumin kills cancer cells directly too!

2.  About a month ago, and again more recently information has been published to show how powerful stopping high chronic inflammation is in fighting aggressive and spreading cancer both by preventing its formation and its spread.

a) Medical News Today had this:

“A growing body of evidence suggests that inflammatory reactions promote such cellular transformation. The protein interleukin 6 (IL-6) is known to a play a significant role in inflammatory signaling. IL-6 is a cytokine, a signal molecule that is produced and secreted both by immune cells and by tumor cells and binds specifically to a receptor (IL-6R) that is found on the surfaces of many cell types.
"As we have now shown, even brief exposure to IL-6 can lead to long-lasting alterations in colon cancer cells that enhance their mobility and thus increase their metastasizing potential," says Heiko Hermeking of LMU's Institute of Pathology.”

Novel feedback mechanism discovered that provides a mechanistic link between
chronic inflammation and carcinogenesis
Malignant tumors pose a major threat to survival largely because they shed
mobile cells that can form secondary tumors in other tissues.

b) More recently, another online news story appeared that showed that high chronic inflammation also powered the aggressive kind of prostate cancer specifically.

[The list of things you CAN do to limit high chronic inflammation is long but all completely doable. 

Eat no corn oil or soy oil and almost no canola oil.  To the extent you can, eat no animals or poultry or farmed fish that has been fed soy and corn and other grains.  And, if you must do so sometimes, eat as little of the fat from such animals as you can because that’s where the omega 6 oils and herbicides and pesticides best avoided are concentrated.

Use less oil in general and use extra virgin olive oil or some organic coconut oil or butter or cream from animals fed only grass and their native diets.  Eat some meat from animals fed only grass and their native diets.   Eat eggs from hens fed only on pasture.

Eat wild caught fish. Take purified omega 3 and DHA supplements which are ANTI-inflammatory.

Eat more plant proteins other than NOT grains:  Eat nuts, beans and lentils, mushrooms, and dark green vegetables.  Eliminate ALL refined grain foods.  Eliminate any wheat. And limit or eliminate other whole grains or have them rarely. Quinoa is a grain like seed that IS OK to eat in moderation.

Eat absolutely ZERO hydrogenated oils.  The oils used are high in omega 6 oils and the hydrogenation makes them even more inflammatory!)

Eat ginger and use it as a spice!  It adds flavor and a mild heat and lowers LDL cholesterol and lowers inflammation too!

Eat lots of vegetables and beans and lentils and take probiotics and take at least 300 mg a day of niacin after a large meal.  (Fiber plus probiotics causes anti-inflammatory changes in your immune system; and taking niacin does this too but uses a different pathway.)

Surprisingly, if you don’t overdo it excessively and build up your intensity gradually enough, regular, vigorous exercise also lowers inflammation. 

In fact exercise down-regulates a gene that promotes cancer that’s the same one curcumin down-regulates.]

So you can lower or prevent chronic inflammation in many ways that work.

We now know that makes it MUCH less likely any cancer you get will spread all over and kill you when you do that.

3.  It would also be good to kill cancer where it is initially and before it grows large enough to harm you or spread all over.

Why eat curries that contain turmeric along with black pepper a few times a month or a week?  And why take turmeric or curcumin supplements with black pepper every day?

(Studies found that adding the black pepper multiplied the effect of the curcumin.  One found a 200 to one effect!  I ALWAYS add the black pepper myself after reading that.  Even if the multiple is not always quite that high, adding black pepper clearly has a very large, positive effect.)

We just saw that curcumin strongly assists you in keeping any cancer you get from spreading to other locations from where it starts.

Also about a month ago, I got this in an email from Steve & Becky Holman  

“….curcumin has emerged as a potent multimodal cancer-preventing agent, with 240 published studies appearing in the global scientific literature in the past year alone." [Life Extension Magazine, March '11]

Curcumin can block inflammatory molecules that cause cancer to proliferate.

In fact…

"Curcumin regulates tumor suppressor pathways and triggers mitochondrial-mediated death in tumor tissue, thereby increasing the death of cancer cells."

They also said they saw a study that taking 1,000 mg a day of curcumin helped lift depression.

I added the bolding of the key statement.  Besides its anti-inflammatory effects that help keep cancer cells from spreading, curcumin helps your body kill them where they are already!

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Blogger David said...

Here's another study in this morning from Medical News Today on how high inflammation is BAD news for avoiding aggressive prostate cancer:

Chronic prostate inflammation tied to nearly double risk of prostate cancer


Chronic inflammation in benign prostate tissue is linked to nearly double the
risk of having prostate cancer, and high-grade prostate cancer in particular.

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