Controversial ingredient sparks debate: Could palm oil give you cancer?

palm oilPalm oil has been the subject of controversy for many years now due to the environmental impacts of its cultivation. The palm oil industry is linked to deforestation, habitat degradation, animal cruelty and indigenous rights abuses.

New research indicates that in addition to be being bad for the environment, palm oil is likely bad for humans, too. A recent report from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has declared that palm oil is more carcinogenic than any other oil on the market. The EFSA’s condemnation of the oil follows a similar report that was released not too long ago by the World Health Organization (WHO). (RELATED: Discover more news about the health effects of food ingredients at Ingredients.news)

The research

The EFSA report, published in May of 2016, reveals that palm oil, among other foods, contains glycerol-based contaminants that are likely carcinogenic. The EFSA sought to assess the health risks of glycidyl fatty acid esters (GE), 3-monochloropropanediol (3-MCPD) and 2-monochloropropanediol (2-MCPD), as well as their fatty acid esters. These are substances that can form during food processing, most notably during the process of refining vegetable oils at a high heat. The EFSA defines “high heat” as a temperature of 200°C or above.

The EFSA had their Panel on Contaminants in the Food Chain (CONTAM) review information regarding the toxicity of glycidol — which is the precursor to GE — in order to assess the risks of GE.

Dr. Helle Knutsen, chair of the CONTAM Panel, noted, “There is sufficient evidence that glycidol is genotoxic and carcinogenic, therefore the CONTAM Panel did not set a safe level for GE.”

The panel did note that some manufacturers have been taking voluntary measures to reduce their GE content, resulting in the level of GE present in palm oils decreasing by nearly half between 2010 and 2015. However, exposure to 2-MCPD and 3-MCPD remains worrisome, and the amount of these toxic compounds present in palm oil has remained unchanged. Palm oil is the largest contributor to 2-MCPD and 3-MCPD exposure for most people.

According to Dr. Knutsen, there is not enough information on toxicity to set a safe level of exposure for 2-MCPD, but a tolerable daily intake (TDI) was set for 3-MCPD at 0.8 micrograms per kilogram of body weight, which is a very small amount. Higher levels of exposure were linked to organ damage in animal studies.

Brands using palm oil take a hit

Ferrero, the manufacturer of Nutella, has seen the product’s profit margins drop by 3 percent since the report was released. In an effort to regain their foothold in the marketplace, Ferrero has even gone so far as to launch a commercial promoting palm oil as the key ingredient to what makes Nutella so great. The advertisement also seeks to convince people that the way they use palm oil makes it safe. This claim is questionable, especially when you realize that changing over to a less carcinogenic oil would cost Ferrero anywhere from an extra $8 million to $22 million a year. Palm oil is the cheapest edible oil on the market, after all; that’s why it is in so many foods.

Even without the potentially carcinogenic palm oil, it still has 21 grams of sugar per serving of just two tablespoons, rendering a jar of Nutella about as far away from a “health food” as you could throw it.

Although popular brands whose products contain palm oil may be taking a hit, it is important to note that when ingredients become questionable, companies often modify their products to be healthier. Public outcry is an important way to help enable products to be as safe as possible. More research into palm oil — and more public attention focused on it — will hopefully eventually make palm oil obsolete for human consumption.

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DailyMail.co.uk

USAToday.com

EFSA.Europa.eu

NPR.org

Originally Published: http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-01-17-controversial-ingredient-in-nutella-sparks-debate-can-nutella-give-you-cancer.html
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Mainstream Science Finally Admits Vitamin C’s Ability To Cure Cancer Is Not A Conspiracy Theory

By Jack Burns

Albert Szent-Györgyi discovered the chemical, ascorbic acid, also known as vitamin C, in the 1930s. One of Vitamin C’s chief advocates, who won twice the Nobel (Chemistry and Peace), was Linus Pauling. Pauling advocated for high doses of Vitamin C to treat various illnesses, including cancer, but was ridiculed by doctors and scientists alike when he claimed it could help prevent cancer. In fact, an essay entitled “The Dark Side of Linus Pauling’s Legacy”, written by psychiatrist and anti-quackery advocate Stephen Barrett, M.D., claimed, “Pauling is largely responsible for the widespread misbelief that high doses of vitamin C are effective against colds and other illnesses.”

Barrett scoffed at the notion, even going so far as to conclude, “Pauling’s megavitamin claims lacked the evidence needed for acceptance by the scientific community, they have been accepted by large numbers of people who lack the scientific expertise to evaluate them.” Going even further, Barrett suggested, “Pauling’s irrational advice about supplements continues to lead people astray.”

Barrett’s conclusions about Pauling’s claims on Vitamin C now paint an entirely different picture. According to researchers from the University of Iowa, ascorbate, derived from Vitamin C, was successfully observed increasing hydrogen peroxide levels in cancer cells, which in turn had a toxic result with cancer cells, killing the cancer cells in lab rats yet not damaging normal cells in the process. The researchers concluded that Vitamin C might, indeed, be lethal to some cancers. 

 

According to the scientists, “These results indicate that an in vivo measurement of catalase activity in tumors may predict which cancers will respond to pharmacological ascorbate therapy.” Once the exact cancers are identified, which are killed by vitamin C, the researchers concluded, “this information can also be used in finding combination therapies that may increase the efficacy of treatment for those tumors with higher catalase activities.” In other words, extremely high doses of the Vitamin C derivative may potentially be added to conventional cancer therapies to help kill more cancer cells.

Of course, the medical establishment, major oncology organizations, the federal government, as well as organizations of physicians, often oppose any discussion of alternative treatments for cancer. That’s because cancer treatment, not cancer cures, are big business for drug companies, hospitals, and physicians. The word “cure” is hardly ever used, and treatment is only blessed by physicians if it goes along with the long-accepted notion that cancer can only be treated by chemotherapy and radiation.

But, as The Free Thought Project has faithfully reported, the eyes of the people are being opened by anecdotal stories from people finding relief and healing from cancer and other illnesses by using alternative means. Stories of survivors treating their cancer with cannabis, vitamin K, turmeric, and other supplements are popping up all over the Internet. Now, it seems, those who are going with alternative treatments may want to explore Pauling’s original conclusions that mega-doses of Vitamin C has the power to help aid in killing cancer cells.

Pauling himself, suffered from prostate cancer, an illness he says was delayed for 20 years because of his consumption of Vitamin C. He took a reported 12,000 grams of Vitamin C daily. Pauling’s critic, Dr. Barrett, scoffed at Pauling’s cancer claims and even made a point to mention in his essay that Pauling died from prostate cancer. He wrote, “He died of the disease in August 1994.”
But what Barrett didn’t tell his readers is that Pauling lived to be 93 years old.

All too often, differing research is ridiculed, suppressed, and even outlawed in the medical field. Instead of being open to the idea of a new treatment for cancer, Barrett, and the medical community at large, scoffed at the notion — setting back progress for decades.

For now, however, it seems that the internet, and its ability to disseminate information instantly, has turned the tables on those who wish to remain in the stone age. Please share this article so that others may benefit from the brave research of Dr. Linus Pauling.

Jack Burns writes for TheFreeThoughtProject.com, where this article first appeared.

Source: http://www.naturalblaze.com/2017/01/mainstream-science-finally-admits-vitamin-cs-ability-to-cure-cancer-is-not-a-conspiracy-theory.html




Researchers: Fasting can kill cancer cells in common childhood leukemia

cancerSpecific cancer cells from childhood leukemia regress when intermittent fasting is applied. That’s what researchers from UT Southwestern Medical Center found out after testing their theory in laboratory mice. The most effective fasting method included six cycles of one day fasting, followed by one day of feeding.

The finding sheds new light on the health benefits of intermittent fasting, especially for healing type-dependent blood cancers. The same intermittent fasting strategy wasn’t effective for a type of blood cancer found in adults, myeloid leukemia (AML), but it profoundly halted and reversed the progression of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), sub-type B-cell and sub-type T-cell. (RELATED: Follow more medical discoveries at Medicine.news)

Dr. Chengcheng “Alec” Zhang, Associate Professor of Physiology at UT Southwestern and senior author of the study also said that they identified the mechanism that is responsible for the differing response during fasting.

Intermittent fasting shows potential for reversing childhood leukemia

In the study, the researchers tracked the cancer cells using green and yellow florescent proteins. They applied various fasting techniques and watched if the protein levels rose or fell in response to the fasting.

“Strikingly, we found that in models of ALL, a regimen consisting of six cycles of one day of fasting followed by one day of feeding completely inhibited cancer development,” said Zhang. After seven weeks the researchers couldn’t find any cancer cells in the mice that were put on that fasting regime. In mice that hadn’t fasted, 68 percent of cancer cells were still proliferating in the test areas. The areas of the body that saw the greatest reduction was in the bone marrow and the spleen, a blood filtering organ.

“In addition, following the fasting treatment, the spleens and lymph nodes in the fasted ALL model mice were similar in size to those in normal mice. Although initially cancerous, the few fluorescent cells that remained in the fasted mice after seven weeks appeared to behave like normal cells,” he said.

Fasting improved the longevity of mice as well. The mice that ate normal, steady diets perished within 59 days. 75 percent of mice on the fasting protocol lived longer than 120 days and the leukemia didn’t return in any of the cases.

Fasting stops leukemia cancer cells, signaled through the leptin pathway

Fasting works through a mechanism called leptin, which is a cell signaling molecule created by fat tissue. Leptin levels fall during periods of intermittent fasting. The researchers in this study observed not only this but also leptin levels falling in bone marrow. Repeated cycles of fasting made the effects stronger. “After fasting, the rate at which the leptin levels recovered seemed to correspond to the rate at which the cancerous ALL cells were cleared from the blood,” Zhang said.

“It will be important to determine whether ALL cells can become resistant to the effects of fasting,” he said. “It also will be interesting to investigate whether we can find alternative ways that mimic fasting to block ALL development.”

The difference between the two leukemia types stems from the difference between bone marrow derived blood cells. AML, more common in adults, targets white blood cells such as macrophages and granulocytes. ALL affects the white blood cells of the B and T variety. In all cases of leukemia, the cancer cells proliferate uncontrollably and displace healthy blood cells over time. These rogue cancer cells will even penetrate into other tissues and cause other health problems.

Since this fasting technique is noninvasive and uses no drugs, the researchers look forward to moving forward with human clinical trials to more quickly end the suffering, anemia, and reoccurring infections that come with these sub-types of childhood leukemia.

Learn more about cancer and diabetes prevention strategies at Prevention.news)

 

Sources:

MedicalXPress.com

HealthLine.com

Originally Posted: http://naturalnews.com/2017-01-15-researchers-fasting-can-kill-cancer-cells-in-common-childhood-leukemia.html




Ten horrifying ingredients that prove McDonald’s is not fit for consumption

mcdonaldsThere’s no doubt that most hard-working Americans like their fast food. Even though they know the bare facts – fast food is high in fat, sodium and sugar and can cause diabetes, heart disease and obesity – they still eat tons of it every year. A 2013 Gallup survey reported that eight in 10 Americans eat fast food monthly, and almost half confessed to eating it at least once a week.

While most of us are aware that every mouthful of a McDonald’s meal contains fat-promoting ingredients, we often don’t realize how many chemicals are in there too. Let’s look at 10 horrifying ingredients that should flip your appetite for a Big Mac. (RELATED: Learn more about toxic food ingredients at Ingredients.news)

1.      Ammonium sulfate

Ammonium sulfate is an inorganic salt used as a fertilizer and flame retardant, and it is also added to Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide. But did you know that ammonium sulfate can also be found in a burger bun? This nasty chemical has been associated with irritation of the gastrointestinal tract, diarrhea, nausea and hormone disruption.

2.      Silicone oil

If you are a chicken nuggets lover then you are a regular consumer of dimethylpolysiloxane, also known as silicone oil. Silicone oil is a synthetic material used to make contact lenses, caulking, silly putty and lubricants. The use of this non-biodegradable oil has been decreased in breast implants due to safety concerns.

3.      Cysteine-L

Cysteine-L is an amino acid synthesized from human hair or duck feathers. It is used to flavor meat and soften bread and pastries. Consumption of cysteine-L has been linked to constipation, diarrhea, vomiting, rashes, fever, headaches, drowsiness, low blood pressure and liver problems.

4.      TBHQ

TBHQ, or tertiary butylhydroquinone, is a petroleum-based additive found in cosmetic products and 18 different McDonald’s menu items. Although the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has classified this chemical as totally safe for human consumption, long-term use can result in aggravation of ADHD symptoms, stomach cancer, damaged DNA and death.

5.      Propylene glycol

Found in anti-freeze, e-cigarettes and fast food, propylene glycol can cause damage to the central nervous system and worsen existing allergies and eye and skin conditions.

6.      Prescription drugs

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University found alarming levels of antidepressants and other prescription, over-the-counter and banned drugs in chicken feed and chicken products from fast food restaurants. Because McDonald’s doesn’t use organic chicken, their chicken products very likely contain traces of prescription medications or antibiotics.

7.      Dimethylpolysiloxane

Dimethylpolysiloxane is often added to cooking oils used to prepare McDonald’s filet-o-fish, chicken nuggets and French fries. Besides being found in most fried fast foods, dimethylpolysiloxane is also utilized in the production of silly putty, contact lenses, caulking, shampoos and conditioners, breast implants, cosmetics, polishes and heat resistant tiles.

8.      Carminic acid

Carminic acid is a red food dye synthesized by cochineal beetles. It is often added to fast food meats to give them a more vibrant and appealing color. Until 2009, carmine, cochineal extract or natural red 4, were classified as “natural dyes.” These days, however, the FDA requires carmine and cochineal extract to be explicitly identified in ingredient lists because they can cause severe allergic reactions in some people.

9.      Cellulose

While cellulose may be a natural product produced from wood pulp, who wants to eat lots of indigestible wood fibers? Cellulose is added to nearly every fast food item as a way to add volume. It can be found in cheese, salad dressing, muffins and strawberry syrup, among many others. You name it, and chances are wood pulp is in there.

10.  Silicon dioxide

Also known as silica or industrial sand, silicon dioxide is used to make glass, optical fibers and cement. The fast food industry often adds it to meat and sauces to keep them from clumping together. In an industrial setting, workers handling silicon dioxide wear hazmat suits and masks. Nonetheless, the FDA sees no harm in adding this industrial chemical to your burger bun.

Still lovin’ it? Next time you are looking for a quick meal, you may want to think twice before heading to the closet McDonald’s restaurant.

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DavidWolfe.com

LiveScience.com

Originally Posted: http://naturalnews.com/2017-01-13-10-horrifying-ingredients-that-prove-mcdonalds-is-not-fit-for-consumption.html




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Three year study finds Mediterranean diet could prevent loss of brain volume as you age

fruits and veggiesA new study has provided evidence that the so-called “Mediterranean diet” can help prevent the loss of brain volume in older people.

The three-year study, published January 4 in the journal Neurology, found that a diet heavy on olive oil, fruits, vegetables, legumes and grains, with moderate amounts of fish, wine and dairy, and small amounts of red meat and poultry, helped those around the age of 70 to retain more brain volume compared to those who did not strictly adhere to the Mediterranean diet.

Lead author Michelle Luciano, PhD, of the University of Edinburgh, said:

“As we age, the brain shrinks and we lose brain cells which can affect learning and memory. This study adds to the body of evidence that suggests the Mediterranean diet has a positive impact on brain health.”

Mediterranean diet provides ‘long-term protection to the brain’

The findings reflect earlier studies showing a link between the Mediterranean diet and brain health, but this study is unique, according to the authors, in that it followed the subjects over a period of time, rather than taking one-time measurements.

“In our study, eating habits were measured before brain volume was, which suggests that the diet may be able to provide long-term protection to the brain,” said Luciano.

The study involved more than 950 Scottish seniors around the age of 70 who did not suffer from dementia.

From Medical Xpress:

“Of those people, 562 had an MRI brain scan around age 73 to measure overall brain volume, gray matter volume and thickness of the cortex, which is the outer layer of the brain. From that group, 401 people then returned for a second MRI at age 76. These measurements were compared to how closely participants followed the Mediterranean diet. …

“People who didn’t follow as closely to the Mediterranean diet were more likely to have a higher loss of total brain volume over the three years than people who followed the diet more closely.”

The researchers found that those who followed the diet lost only half the amount of brain volume compared to the effects of normal aging.

No changes in cortical thickness or gray matter volume were found.

Interestingly, the researchers found – contrary to the results of other studies – that consuming more fish and less meat did not appear to have an effect, leading Luciano to suggest that other components of the Mediterranean diet may be responsible for its brain-boosting benefits, or that perhaps it’s due to “all of the components in combination.”

What exactly constitutes a Mediterranean diet?

It should be noted that the Mediterranean diet is not one particular group of dishes or ingredients – it is rather a general regional trend that includes many variations. These cuisines, which include Greek, Italian, Spanish and others, tend to contain common elements such as seafood, red wine and olive oil – all of which are produced in the Mediterranean region.

So, even though there is not one convenient definition of what constitutes the Mediterranean diet, the overall emphasis is on fresh fruits and vegetables, lean sources of protein, legumes and grains, and olive oil rather than butter.

Such a diet is not only good for the brain, but also for managing a healthy weight and preventing heart disease and diabetes. Studies have also found the diet to be effective in preventing strokes, reducing inflammation and lowering the risk of depression.

Another important difference between the Mediterranean diet and that which many Americans practice is that it includes few processed foods. Added sugar, preservatives, artificial flavorings and other questionable ingredients are a big contributor to health problems and obesity in the United States.

Any diet that includes fresh, unprocessed (preferably organic) ingredients will always be healthier than the junk that passes for food many Americans consume on a daily basis.

So, if you’d like to live to a ripe old age while keeping your mental faculties in sharp working condition, the Mediterranean diet may be right for you!

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MedicalDaily.com

MedicalXpress.com

Neurology.org

EatingWell.com

MedicalXpress.com

Originally Posted: http://naturalnews.com/2017-01-10-three-year-study-found-the-mediterranean-diet-could-prevent-loss-of-brain-volume-as-your-age.html

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Are You Suffering from Heavy Metal Toxicity?

heavy metalsHeavy metal poisoning can be subtle and mimic other health issues. It is not always easy to diagnose.

There are two forms of metal toxicity. Acute & Chronic. Let’s take a look at both.

Acute Metal Toxicity:

Sudden onset from immediate exposure can result in –

  • Severe cramping
  • Severe convulsions
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Sweating
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Impaired cognitive skills
  • Impaired motor skills

If you are experiencing any of the above, please seek medical attention immediately.

Chronic Metal Toxicity: Build up over time due to chronic and constant exposure are much more subtle and can easily be confused with other health issues. It can present as –

  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Aching joints
  • Digestive issues
  • Impaired blood sugar regulation
  • Female reproductive issues
  • Watering eyes
  • Chronic headaches that keep coming back – generally one side of the head

Metal toxicity may sound like a far-reaching concept but we are all exposed on a regular basis to possible contaminants. Possible sources of metals can include:

  • Fluoride – in the drinking water and in dental products like toothpaste and rinses
  • Cookware – (beware aluminum and nonstick cookware as well as stainless steel which can expose you to nickel which is carcinogenic)
  • Vaccinations – mercury and aluminum injected directly into the bloodstream
  • Cosmetics – contain aluminum bases which can also contribute to Alzheimer’s
  • Dental work – Silver amalgam fillings as well as any dental work that contains metal alloy can contribute to toxicity. It is recommended for all crowns and bridges to do porcelain only.
  • Smoking – can cause cadmium poisoning
  • Buy only high-quality supplements – some colloidal silvers can lead to silver poisoning and other supplements can be high in lead, mercury, and can contain metals arsenic.
  • Conventional Household Cleaning Products – can contain metals and other toxins
  • Insecticides & Herbicides – can contain metals and other toxins
  • Costume Jewelry – Avoid wearing costume jewelry if you are sensitive to metals
  • The Food You Eat – If your body is deficient in essential metals it will use toxic metals it can find as stand-ins instead. Metals can come from pesticides, herbicides, soil, rain, air exposure, and processing.

If you aren’t feeling your best and you cannot seem to find relief or explanation, it is advisable to seek professional assistance. Left unchecked heavy metal toxicity can lead to permanent damage to the body and organs. Get back in balance and back to health with Nutrition Specialists of Florida by calling 239-947-1177. www.bonitaspringschiropractor.com




Three Natural Cancer Benefits of Ginger

Do you know the benefits of ginger? Read on to learn more…

Many of us have a love affair with ginger. For some of us, it’s the comfort of spicy ginger bread cookies. For others, ginger is part of our daily tea or nutritional supplements. Or perhaps you love a bit of ginger in Japanese food or juiced into your morning smoothie.

If you enjoy ginger regularly, you’re doing a good thing for your body. The health benefits of this ancient medicinal root are impressive. Ginger is known for its high antioxidant value and potent anti-inflammatory action. It’s used to treat arthritis, improve cardiovascular function and blood sugar control, and act as a digestive aid.

But ginger also promises other potent benefits, including helping to reduce your risk for cancer. Let’s have a look at some of the medicinal benefits of ginger, and how you can enjoy it as a daily part of a cancer-fighting diet.

Ginger as Medicine: Tasty Compounds Pack a Powerful Punch

On the outside, ginger has a knobby appearance, similar to turmeric. In fact, both plants are from the same Zingiberaceae family. And like its golden relative, ginger has powerful medicine beneath its mundane exterior.

Gingerol is the most thoroughly researched compound in ginger. It is found in fresh ginger. But there is another medicinal compound found in ginger – especially when the root is dried.

The compound is shogaol. And it may be even more potent than gingerol.

While science is still unraveling the myriad beneficial compounds in ginger and how they work to improve health, we already know that ginger has powerful effects against two of the biggest risk factors for aging and disease…

Benefits of Ginger: Quell Oxidation & Douse Inflammation with Ginger

Inflammation and oxidation (free radical damage) are natural aspects of your physiology and metabolism. But left unchecked, they can also be important signs of trouble. These twin forces of aging and disease increase your risk of heart disease, diabetes, brain atrophy, macular degeneration… and cancer.

The good news is that ginger is a very potent natural anti-inflammatory and antioxidant.

In-vitro and mouse studies show that gingerol and other phytochemicals in ginger directly target numerous pathways that lead to inflammation. They also increase your body’s production of its own super-charged antioxidants!

In 2005, researchers tested the effectiveness of ginger on tumors in rats. The research, published in the International Journal of Clinical Chemistry, found that ginger decreased tumors in the subjects.  They also found a significant reduction in free radicals and an increase in the production of antioxidants.[i]

Another study found a chemical in ginger, called zerumbone, stopped the growth of colon cancer in mice. It’s thought that this compound works by suppressing inflammation in the colon. The researchers also found that as the dose increased, so did the anti-inflammatory effects.[ii]

Clinical research still needs to catch up. But in the meantime, a daily dose of ginger is a great way to boost your health.

In fact, nutritional science has an eye on an even more impressive health benefit of this humble root…

Ginger: 10,000x More Powerful Than Chemotherapy?

You may already know that chemotherapy kills cancer cells – along with those that are healthy. But did you know that even powerful forms of chemotherapy leave behind cancer stem cells!

The authors of a study published in the journal Pharmacology and Therapeutics state:

“Cancer stem cells (CSCs), which comprise a small fraction of cancer cells, are believed to constitute the origin of most human tumors … Many studies also suggest that CSCs serve as the basis of metastases”.[iii]

 As cancer stem cells continue to circulate in the body, they stand ready to re-form tumors. And these cancers return much stronger and harder to treat. There is now considerable effort in cancer research to find ways of targeting cancer stem cells.

Cancer Treatment & Prevention: Ginger to the Rescue

In 2015, a study demonstrated the powerful benefits of the compound 6-shogaol on cancer. The research showed that it worked on both breast cancer cells AND cancer stem cell cultures to:

  • Reduce cell expression
  • Reduce the formation of new cells
  • Promote cell death

In their study, the researchers compared shogaol alongside curcumin (from turmeric) and the chemotherapy drug Taxol . All three compounds reduced the breast cancer cells. However, ginger outperformed the other two. But when it came to the all-important stem cells – literally the seed from which cancer grows – only ginger and turmeric were effective. And again – ginger outperformed.

According to the researchers, the Taxol could not match the activity of shogaol, even at a 10,000 fold higher concentration.[iv]

And ginger’s natural medicine does its work against cancer stem cells… without harming healthy cells!

Turn Down the Noise On Nausea

Ginger and the gut have gone hand in hand for thousands of years. Our ancestors used to utilize it for a range of digestion issues. But the most common use is for nausea and vomiting.

Ginger has been shown to outperform Dramamine, the leading sea sickness medication.[v] Studies also show that it can help those who experience nausea from chemotherapy.[vi]

More research about these benefits of ginger will come with time, but so far it points to ginger being a safe (and delicious) choice for everyday tummy troubles.

How to Take Your Daily Dose of Ginger

For the best results, be sure to mix up how you take your ginger. For the most powerful cancer-fighting properties, dried ginger is the highest in shogaol. Fresh ginger is highest in gingerol. Once you cook ginger, the primary compound becomes zingerone (another medicinal phytochemical).

You can pop ginger through a juicer to create a refreshing low-sugar drink with juiced cucumber, organic greens, celery and lemon… or add it fresh to smoothies.

You can also use powdered ginger, along with cinnamon, cacao, turmeric and coconut milk for a rich and satisfying antioxidant (and anti-inflammatory!) drink. Steep fresh ginger in a cup of hot water or add it to tea. Get creative and whip up a batch of Paleo gingerbread cookies with a healthy helping of ginger!

And don’t forget the savory ways you can use ginger. Marinate pastured chicken, wild salmon or grass-fed flank steak with a combination of freshly grated ginger, lemon or lime juice and sesame oil. Peel ginger root, slice thin, and add to your favorite stir fry recipes. Add ginger liberally to salad dressings, dips and sauces.

The spicy-sweet taste of ginger is a wonderful addition to sweet and savory dishes alike. You can add it to almost anything to enhance flavor and boost the healing power. One word of caution: If you are on blood thinners, check with your doctor first as ginger may increase risk of bleeding.

Three Natural Cancer Benefits of Ginger that are better than chemo

Originally Posted: http://healinggourmet.com/anti-cancer-diet/natural-cancer-benefits-of-ginger/#sthash.5Pb4hl5q.dpuf

Author: Kelley Herring




New Studies Confirm Marijuana Heals Broken Bones and Prevents Rejection of Transplanted Organs

The latest marijuana benefits just discovered are that it can treat bone fractures and also help in organ transplants.

It is now clear that marijuana has a medicinal value, with some researchers constantly using what little resources they have to demonstrate the point. The results from such studies are amazing, showing a remarkable efficacy of the plant.

But despite these encouraging findings, the plant still remains illegal in a country where, if it is legalized, could have a significant impact on the rest of the world.

By United States federal law, marijuana is illegal irrespective of the reason for its use. The government agency responsible for the regulation of drugs in the country, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), on August 11, 2016, turned down two petitions to lessen federal restrictions on marijuana.

 

marijuanaOne was from the governors of Rhode Island and Washington, and the other from a resident of New Mexico, requesting that marijuana be removed from Schedule I of the Controlled Substance Act (CSA). The removal from schedule I would have ensured that official scientific research is carried out on the plant, across the United States. Yet, the DEA ruled that marijuana lacks accepted medical use and has high potential for abuse.

This arrogant DEA behavior angered Washington state officials, who responded that the state will back scientific research on marijuana, despite the federal ban. According to the Washington Post, in this confusion and disagreement between the federal agency and the various states wanting to legalize marijuana, Congress could have stepped in to resolve the conflict by amending the federal CSA, but it has declined to do so.

The latest marijuana benefits just discovered are that it can treat bone fractures and also help in organ transplants.  A study conducted by Tel Aviv University and Hebrew University, in Israel, has found that the non-psychotropic component of marijuana, the cannabinoids (CBD), helps heal bone fractures.

According to the researchers, they administered CBD to rats with mid-femoral fractures and found that it markedly enhanced the healing process of the femur after just eight weeks. The researchers said they had even found in earlier studies that the human body cannabinoid receptors stimulate bone formation and inhibit bone loss. Therefore, they used the CBD as a natural progression to test how this can be utilized to promote bone healing.

Lead researcher, Dr Gabet was quoted as saying:

The clinical potential of cannabinoid-related compounds is simply undeniable at this point. While there is still a lot of work to be done to develop appropriate therapies, it is clear that it is possible to detach a clinical therapy objective from the psychoactivity of cannabis. CBD, the principal agent in our study, is primarily anti-inflammatory and has no psychoactivity.

In addition to the Israeli researchers’ discovery, in the United States, researchers at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine have also discovered another new field of marijuana treatment. The American researchers found that tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the active ingredient in cannabis, can delay the rejection of incompatible organs after transplant.

The study performed in mice provides a clear justification for its testing in clinical trials. If THC can be used to prevent organ rejection – as the authors suggest is possible – it can literally save lives. Again, the work focuses on cannabinoid receptors.

“More and more research is identifying potential beneficial effects of substances contained in marijuana, but a major challenge has been identifying the molecular pathways involved. These new studies point to important roles for the cannabinoid receptors as targets that might be exploited using approaches that refine how we think about substances derived from marijuana,” said John Wherry, Ph.D., Deputy Editor of the Journal of Leukocyte Biology.

These two studies have added marijuana to the diverse list of conditions that it is capable of treating. Already, we know marijuana can treat epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, cancer and multiple sclerosis, amongst others.

Marijuana is gaining rapid acceptance in the science and political fields, due to its medicinal value. Recently, President Barack Obama said he personally believes marijuana should be treated like alcohol or cigarettes. Before this statement, Obama had told the New Yorker magazine in 2014 that marijuana is less dangerous than alcohol. When Obama was first elected in 2008, marijuana advocates had hoped his succession would give way for the legalization of marijuana across the country. President Obama is known to have a soft view on marijuana.  He has confessed to experimenting with recreational marijuana during his youth, admitting that he was a part of “the Choom Gang,” slang for the smoking marijuana group.

However, marijuana advocates believe that they have been let down by Obama, as he failed to push for the legalization of the plant in his 8-year rule. Obama’s justice department has created a policy explicitly allowing states to legalize marijuana as they see fit, but he has made no effort to alter the strict federal prohibition on marijuana that complicates any efforts to create a nationwide legal marijuana industry.

President Obama has repeatedly defended that he does not have the unilateral power to make changes to the law, as expected by many marijuana advocates.


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Watch CBD Oil Transform This Former Cop With Parkinson’s in Seconds

cbd-oil-cop-parkinsonsBy Heather Callaghan

A video recently made viral rounds on the Internet of a former policeman trying CBD oil as a last ditch effort to quell his volatile Parkinson’s symptoms.

Due to the progression of his Parkinson’s, Larry the former policeman cannot speak and absolutely cannot control his limbs or facial muscles. In under 3 minutes – just seconds, really – the transformation is nothing short of miraculous and will make believers of us all.

No sooner did this video get millions of views did we find out that the highly powerful CBD oil was quietly banned by the Drug Enforcement Agency! Can you believe that? CBD oil on Schedule 1 along with heroin and Bath Salts? Can you even stand it?

One wonders what a former policeman in need of this oil to function would think of such a ban on a compound that has incredible benefits but has never harmed a soul.

 

This clip is part of an award-winning movie called Ride with Larry.

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Heather Callaghan is an independent researcher, writer, speaker and food freedom activist. She is the Editor and co-founder of NaturalBlaze.

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