Celery and cancer
Celery is the ideal addition to a healthy cancer-free lifestyle. Celery contains compounds that help repel cancer cells. Celery contains apigenin and luteolin, bioactive flavonoids that fight cancer cells. The apigenin component of celery fights cancer cells by inducing apoptosis (programmed cell death). It is traditionally used in Chinese medicine to treat gout and some arthritic conditions. It is a powerful anti-inflammatory compound rivaling commercial anti-inflammatory drugs. Luteolin has the capacity to short-circuit the replication cycle of cancer cells. Luteolin is able to block the signal pathways (IGF and PI3K) necessary for the growth of cancer cells, specifically colorectal cancers. Luteolin also possesses strong anti-inflammatory properties.
Other Health Benefits of Celery
Celery is rich in vitamins and minerals such as: A, C, K, folate, molybdenum, potassium, fiber, and other healthy components.
Replaces lost electrolytes. This water-loaded veggie is a superb post workout drink that replaces electrolytes in your body. It is a rich source of potassium and sodium, giving it a mild salty taste.
Balances your pH levels. Celery is one of several natural alkaline-forming foods. Eating celery reduces your body’s acid levels, helping you to maintain a balanced pH. If your pH level is too acidic, it can stimulate the growth of cancer cells. Cancer cells thrive in an acidic environment.
Lowers cholesterol and blood pressure. Celery is a good source of fiber that helps lower cholesterol levels by “sweeping” the cholesterol in the bloodstream. Celery contains pthalides, a substance that stimulates the secretion of bile juices that reduce LDL cholesterol. The pthalides relax the arterial wall and dilate the blood vessels, allowing blood to flow without interruption.
Prevents constipation. Since celery contains fiber, it helps prevent constipation. A cup of celery in your meal or snack can yield around 2 grams of fiber plus 97 grams of water content.
Improves kidney function. Celery has diuretic and cleansing properties that improve kidney function. Regular and frequent urination helps eliminate toxins within the body and prevent the formation of kidney stones.
Treats nervous disorders. Dating back to Hippocrates, celery has been used to treat nervous disorders. If you suffer from insomnia or anxiety, a cup of celery juice provides a soothing and calming effect on your nerves.
New Lime Compounds
Kill 64% of Colon Cancer Cells in Vitro: Three newly discovered compounds in common limes (Citrus aurantifolia) were extracted from lime peels and found to kill up to 64% of human colon cancer cells (SW480) in vitro after 24 hours of treatment. The compounds induced cell cycle arrest and programmed cell death (apoptosis) in the cancer cells.
This latest discovery adds to a long list of potent anti-cancer compounds that citrus fruit are already known to contain, such as flavonoids, limonoids, beta-cryptoxanthin, quercetin, and D-limonene. Citrus fruit is now a well-established cancer fighter. Past studies have shown that eating just 4 servings of citrus weekly may reduce colon cancer risk by 18%, and the risk reductions for other GI tract cancers were much more impressive: 58% less risk for throat cancer, 53% less risk for mouth and pharyngeal cancers, and 31% less risk for stomach cancer. Women consuming the most citrus may also experience 10% less breast cancer risk. Beware that commercial citrus juices may contain much less of the beneficial compounds due to processing methods used. Eating fresh, organic fruit (or freshly prepared juice, rich in pulp) is always the method of choice.
This recent research was published in Life Science and involved the herb, commonly used in Chinese medicine, artemisinin which is a “Sweet wormwood” plant or “Artemisia Annua” derivative.
When mixed with iron, researchers found that, within 16 hours, 98% of the cancer cells were killed. It was effective across all types of cancers. Artemisinin has been used in the past as a powerful anti-malarial herb, but this study was specifically exploring its action against cancer. Mixing with iron seems to be the key point, as when the artemisinin was used in isolation there was only a 28% reduction in cancer cells. So when the patients in this study were given an iron supplement (which often accumulates in breast tissue, but especially so in cancerous cells), the artemisinin was effectively able to target ‘bad’ cells and leave ‘good’ cells alone.
The report concluded that “In general, our results show that artemisinin stops ‘E2F1′ transcription factor and intervenes in destruction of lung cancer cells, meaning it presents a transcription way according to which artemisin controls reproductive cancer cell growth”,
“This looks very promising,” says Gary Poser, an organic chemist at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland – this could be a huge breakthrough.
Artemisia annua was first noted as a possible anticancer herb in 2001, when two researchers at the University of Washington learned that wormwood showed highly selective activity against breast cancer cells. “Artemisinin reacts with iron to form free radicals that kill cells. Since cancer cells uptake relatively large amount of iron than normal cells, they are more susceptible to the toxic effect of artemisinin.” The anticancer effect of artemisinin is thus much enhanced (up to 100x) by the preloading of cancer cells with iron.
Recent scientific research conducted at the Cancer Research Laboratory, University of California (Berkeley) has found that Artemisinin, a compound found in Artemisia, induced a growth arrest of tumorigenic human breast cancer cell lines with preneoplastic and late stage cancer phenotypes, but failed to arrest the growth of a nontumorigenic human mammary cell line.
Artemisinin killed the breast cancer cells without harming the healthy cells. This is exactly the kind of effect that researchers are looking for – because one of the greatest challenges of modern cancer research is to develop effective anti-cancer agents that don’t harm healthy cells. It is thought that hyperbaric oxygen therapy could further enhance the anticancer effects of artemisin.
Artemisinin is one of the more promising anticancer herbs we have come across and worthy of due consideration not only by naturopaths but also by orthodox medicine. Artemisinin is sometimes being used as supplementation as an adjunct to chemotherapy. A comment from a lady whose husband had lung cancer:
“My husband was diagnosed with lung cancer, it filled the left lung and it was wrapped around his spinal cord and too close to a main artery and esophagus to operate. It also got into the Lymph system. The doctors were surprised that he wasn’t paralyzed since the cancer had crushed and cracked the spinal cord. I gave him Artemisinin capsules for four days at the beginning of the treatments with radiation and chemo. After six weeks he was cancer free and stayed that way. An amazing recovery.“ The medical staff said, “We don’t see that very often.”
AFTER YEARS OF TELLING PEOPLE CHEMOTHERAPY IS THE ONLY WAY TO TRY AND ELIMINATE CANCER, JOHNS HOPKINS IS FINALLY STARTING TO TELL YOU THERE IS AN ALTERNATIVE WAY …
1. Every person has cancer cells in the body. These cancer cells do not show up in the standard tests until they have multiplied to a few billion. When doctors tell cancer patients that there are no more cancer cells in their bodies after treatment, it just means the tests are unable to detect the cancer cells because they have not reached the detectable size.
2. Cancer cells occur between 6 to more than 10 times in a person’s lifetime.
3. When the person’s immune system is strong the cancer cells will be destroyed and prevented from multiplying and forming tumors.
4. When a person has cancer it indicates the person has multiple nutritional deficiencies. These could be due to genetic, environmental, food and lifestyle factors.
5. To overcome the multiple nutritional deficiencies, changing diet and including supplements will strengthen the immune system.
6. Chemotherapy involves poisoning the rapidly-growing cancer cells and also destroys rapidly-growing healthy cells in the bone marrow, gastrointestinal tract etc, and can cause organ damage, like liver, kidneys, heart, lungs etc.
7. Radiation while destroying cancer cells also burns, scars and damages healthy cells, tissues and organs.
8. Initial treatment with chemotherapy and radiation will often reduce tumor size. However prolonged use of chemotherapy and radiation do not result in more tumor destruction.
9. When the body has too much toxic burden from chemotherapy and radiation the immune system is either compromised or destroyed, hence the person can succumb to various kinds of infections and complications.
10. Chemotherapy and radiation can cause cancer cells to mutate and become resistant and difficult to destroy. Surgery can also cause cancer cells to spread to other sites.
11. An effective way to battle cancer is to STARVE the cancer cells by not feeding it with foods it needs to multiple.
12. Meat protein is difficult to digest and requires a lot of digestive enzymes. Undigested meat remaining in the intestines will become petrified and leads to more toxic buildup.
13. Cancer cell walls have a tough protein covering. By refraining from or eating less meat it frees more enzymes to attack the protein walls of cancer cells and allows the body’s killer cells to destroy the cancer cells.
14. Some supplements build up the immune system (IP6, Flor-ssence, Essiac, anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals, EFAs etc.) to enable the body’s own killer cells to destroy cancer cells. Other supplements like vitamin E are known to cause apoptosis, or programmed cell death, the body’s normal method of disposing of damaged, unwanted, or unneeded cells.
15. Cancer is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit. A proactive and positive spirit will help the cancer warrior be a survivor.
Anger, unforgiving and bitterness put the body into a stressful and acidic environment. Learn to have a loving and forgiving spirit. Learn to relax and enjoy life.
16. Cancer cells cannot thrive in an oxygenated environment. Exercising daily, and deep breathing help to get more oxygen down to the cellular level. Oxygen therapy is another means employed to destroy cancer cells.
What cancer cells feed on:
a. Sugar is a cancer-feeder. By cutting off sugar it cuts off one important food supply to the cancer cells. Note: Sugar substitutes like NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc are made with Aspartame and it is harmful. A better natural substitute would be Manuka honey or molasses but only in very small amounts. Table salt has a chemical added to make it white in color. Better alternative is Bragg’s aminos or sea salt.
b. Milk causes the body to produce mucus, especially in the gastrointestinal tract. Cancer feeds on mucus. By cutting off milk and substituting with unsweetened soy milk, cancer cells will starved.
c. Cancer cells thrive in an acid environment. A meat-based diet is acidic and it is best to eat fish, and a little chicken rather than beef or pork. Meat also contains livestock antibiotics, growth hormones and parasites, which are all harmful, especially to people with cancer.
d. A diet made of 80% fresh vegetables and juice, whole grains, seeds, nuts and a little fruits help put the body into an alkaline environment. About 20% can be from cooked food including beans. Fresh vegetable juices provide live enzymes that are easily absorbed and reach down to cellular levels within 15 minutes t o nourish and enhance growth of healthy cells.
To obtain live enzymes for building healthy cells try and drink fresh vegetable juice (most vegetables including bean sprouts) and eat some raw vegetables 2 or 3 times a day. Enzymes are destroyed at temperatures of 104 degrees F (40 degrees C).
e. Avoid coffee, tea, and chocolate, which have high caffeine. Green tea is a better alternative and has cancer-fighting properties. Water–best to drink purified water, or filtered, to avoid known toxins and heavy metals in tap water. Distilled water is acidic, avoid it.
If you want to prevent the development of cancer, you have to oppose the acidity of your body, creating alkaline conditions. This recipe consists of lemon and baking soda.
Lemon has strong anti-cancer properties. It has a solid impact on cysts and tumors and annihilates the cancer-causing cells of 12 distinct sorts of cancers. Lemon has 10 000 times more grounded impact than the medications or chemotherapy and has an exceptionally solid anti microbial impact with an extremely wide range of action against bacterial and contagious diseases.
Lemon is effective against internal parasites and worms, regulates blood pressure and is a powerful antidepressant, and reduces stress. Lemon contains vitamin C, vitamin B, riboflavin, and minerals such as potassium, calcium, phosphorus, and magnesium.
By including baking soda, you will effectively diminish the acidity of the body. The disease cells can’t develop in an alkaline domain. Lemons have a strong anticancer effect. They destroy the malignant cells of 12 types of cancer, including colon, breast, prostate, lung and pancreas. When the baking soda is added to the lemon, the effect is even greater because it completely changes the pH levels of the body.
– 240ml of distilled water
– 1 teaspoon of baking soda
– Juice of 1 lemon
Mix the ingredients, and drink this beverage on an empty stomach. You have to make this recipe at least three times a day. The patient should drink the lemon juice with a teaspoon of baking soda. Ensure the lemon is organic without chemicals. Natural lemon is 100 times more productive than lemon developed with manures and splashed with chemicals.