Research says Ampalaya and Momordica charantia Kill Cancer Cells

According to a research published at Oncology Journal* of, scientists believed that the solution against cancer, one of the most feared and infamous diseases of the 21st century, depends in chemical substances found in Ampalaya or Bitter Melon that could kill cancerous cells including the destruction of reverse metabolism.

The Philippine Herbal Medicine Journal says, “Ampalaya (Bitter Melon) having scientifically named Momordica charantia, is a climbing vine and the tendrils of which grow up to 20 centimeters long. This herbal plant belongs to the family of Cucurbitaceae. It is a tropical as well as a subtropical vine. Ampalaya leaves are heart-shaped, which are 5 to 10 centimeters in diameter. The fruits of the Ampalaya vine are fleshy green with pointed ends at length. It can never be mistaken for any other variety because its ribbed and wrinkled surface had always been ampalaya’s distinct physical structure. The bitter taste of the this fruit had also been the distinguishing factor from the rest of the fruits with medicinal value, and this is due to the presence of a substance known as momorcidin.”

Eating or drinking the juice from the bitter melon can lower the risk of certain types of cancer, and it is also known to decrease and kill leukemic cancer cells. The spreading of cancer cells can also be stopped by taking its juice and increase chances of a full recovery. However, the diet must be consistent for this to become effective in the treatment of this disease. Otherwise, the juice will not work.

Ampalaya or Bitter Melon is very common in some regions of China and Japan and widely grown in the Amazon, Caribbean, and Southeast Asia such as the Philippines. Its leaves and fruits are excellent sources of Vitamin B, iron, calcium, and phosphorus. It is also rich in beta carotene. Beside from being used as cancer cure; it is also used as herbal treatment for diabetes. HIV, coughs, skin diseases, sterility in women, parasiticide, antipyretic and as purgative among others.

Cancer research laboratories and cancer institutes worldwide conducted experiments making Ampalaya’s affectivity for use as an herbal medicine for cancer. Their fruits and seeds including the leaves are considerably effective in the treatment of cancer as they contain alpha-eleostearic acid which is known as effective to induce the death of cancer cells of leukemia. The acid can also cure colon cancer and breast cancer. Its chemical substance, aside from killing cancer cells, also prevents the cancer cells from multiplying.

The Ampalaya fruit juice produced is mixed in 5% in water and proved to kill pancreatic cancer cells. It is conformed that this bitter melon juice eliminates cancer cell lines by 90%. This juice is also applied on animals that is mice and is confirmed that the tumor size is drastically decreased. This would also be applied on humans. It is sure that there no side effects. Because of Ampalaya’s healing ability for diseases, it is worth eating required for a healthy body.

Taking Too many Vitamins May Lead To Certain Types Of Cancers

Based on a study by Dr. Byers, the associate director for prevention and control at the University of Colorado Cancer Center, taking too many vitamins can lead you to a certain kind of cancer. Dr. Byers base his study from the observation of the people who eats plenty of fruits and vegetables and reduces the chance from getting cancer. It was discovered that too much intake of vitamins only harms the body instead of helping the body to be healthy. The most consumed vitamins that exceed the recommended dozes are vitamin E tablets, beta-carotene and folic acid. Dr Byers said: “We are not sure why this is happening but evidence shows that people who take more dietary supplements than needed tend to have a higher risk of developing cancer.” His study revealed that too much foli yields a 56% chances of cancer. Double dozes or more beta-carotene supplements increased the risk of developing lung cancer and heart disease by 20%. In the US, a test for 35,000 people between 2001 and 2014 found taking too many vitamin E tablets increased the risk of developing prostate cancer by 17%. Dr Byers stressed “We have discovered that taking extra vitamins and minerals do more harm than good.” You can get the required vitamins and minerals through the healthy fresh food that we eat. This is not to discourage taking those commercial vitamins and minerals, to have the right amount of it is still good but as the famous line says, “there is no substitute for good fresh clean food.”

Facts About Breast Cancer

Facts about Breast Cancer:
• 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer.
• A healthy nutritious diet and routine regular exercise can
reduce your chance for breast cancer by 40%.
• If detected early, breast cancer has a 98% survival rate
• In every 19 seconds, someone is diagnosed with breast cancer worldwide.
• Nearly 85% of women diagnosed with breast cancer, Do not have a family history of same cancer
• A woman doubles her chances of having breast if she has a first-degree relative such as daughter, sister or mother who has been diagnosed with breast cancer.
• 95% of breast cancers happen to women over age 40.
• There are more than 2.9 million breast cancer survivors in the US, now it is known the largest group of all cancer survivors.
• It is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, after lung cancer particularly in the US.
• African American women are less likely to develop breast cancer than white women. Hispanic, Asian and Native-American women have a lower risk of developing and dying from breast cancer.
• Submitting for a mammogram can make a difference in number of deaths from breast cancer by 30 to 40% among women ages 40 to 70.

Triple Negative Breast Cancer

Approximately 10-20% of diagnosed breast cancers are categorized as the Triple Negative Breast Cancer which are dominant in African Americans, Hispanics or those having a BRCA1 gene mutation. A Triple Negative Breast Cancer signifies the absence of cancer tumor in the common receptors known to boost breast cancer growth such as the estrogen, progesterone and the HER-2/neu gene. This simply explains that breast cancer cells turned negative for hormonal epidermal growth factor receptor 2(HER-2), estrogen receptors(ER) and progesterone receptors (PR). Tumor cells lacks the needed receptors, this turns the treatment such as hormone therapy, drugs that hits estrogen, progesterone, and Her-2 are ineffective or even futile. Chemotherapy is the next choice in line to treat for triple negative breast cancer and for best result, it is recommended that should be done earlier when the cancer has not spread yet.

Triple-negative breast cancers are often difficult to treat according to Dr. Chris Lord, Leader of the Gene Function Team at the Institute of Cancer Research. Hormone therapy or targeted treatments such as Herceptin or tamoxifen are the kind of treatments which didn’t worked in Triple Breast cancer, but recent study found new way of resolving this. Medical researchers discovered affordable drugs used to treat triple negative breast cancer. These drugs are the drug of choice for parasitic worms and other conditions such as river blindness. These drugs belong to the family anti-parasite drugs, called avermectins. These avermectins were able to bind protein responsible for progression of triple-negative breast cancer. It rids off genes which are important for breast tumours to grow and metastasize, while stimulating genes that sensitize cancer cells to the common hormone therapy tamoxifen.

Wheat Grass Abundant in Proteins Protect The Cells From Radiation And Carcinogen

A new Research revealed that wheat grass is abundant in proteins, P4-D1 and D1-G1 which have the big role in protecting cells from radiation and carcinogen damage by enhancing DNA repair. Study also found that wheat grass is abundant in chlorophyll known as the outstanding “blood builder.” Drinking dehydrated cereal grass or wheat grass is one way of treating cancer being practiced by folklores until now. The Father of Medicine, Hippocrates used grasses as the basic medicinal food. Dr. Yoshihide Hagiwara, a Japanese doctor and research pharmacist said “The leaves of the cereal grasses provide the nearest thing to the perfect food that this planet offers.” Cereal grasses such as wheat grass and barley grass contain significant high level anti cancer substances such as the abscisic acid and laetrile. These have proven evidences for their capacity to prevent cancer and treat other diseases. It’s also considered by many health experts to be one of the best natural cancer treatments being practiced at present.

Important Core Lessons In Healing cancer Journey

Important lessons in healing cancer journey:
1. Nothing wrong in bursting to tears, it enhances inner healing.
2. Healing is not an overnight thing to happen, it is a continuous process. It is a journey of oneself and spiritual realization.
3. Don’t underestimate the power of prayers and faith. They are your strongest anchors.
4. Laughter, good nutrition, fresh air, and enough sleep are essentials for the body to heal.
5. Healing the physical body of cancer is just one part of the healing process, mind and spirit are the other parts which must be healed also.
6. Fears should not be ignored, but must be resolved. When fears show up in life, it carries specific lesson to teach you, to show you something greater within yourself or in your life than the fear.
7. Be grateful to all the people around you that touch your life, this advances you to another step forward in your healing journey.
8. You will not complete the healing process unless you have forgiven yourself and others.
9. You could not have been healed without the help of a health team, your family, church, friends and your whole community. Facing your fears and reaching others are ways to healing.

Study On Genetic Test For Chemotherapy For Early Stage Of Breast Cancer

Recent studies showed that a genetic test was successful in predicting which patients with early-stage of breast cancer are unlikely to benefit from chemotherapy was published in The New England Journal of Medicine.
The study measures on the performance and validity of a genetic test known as Oncotype Dx. Dr. Joseph Sparano from Montefiore Medical Center in New York headed the research with his colleagues. Their findings are recently presented at the 2015 European Cancer Congress in Vienna, Austria.
For the test to be valid, 21 breast cancer related genes in the breast must have been found, yielding a score that anticipates a risk of breast cancer recurrence. The higher scores mean a greater risk for recurrence, score ranges 0 -100. The study picked participants about 10,273 women ages 18-75 who are in early-stage, hormone receptor-positive breast cancer.
Through the Oncotype DX test, the researchers come up with these figures:
16% of the participants got the score of 10 and below which means that they are those who were at low risk for breast cancer recurrence, 67% scored 11-25 which were categorized as an intermediate risk and 17% got a score of 26 and higher considered as the high risk for recurrence.
Hormone therapy were given to women with low risk breast cancer, hormone therapy with or without chemotherapy were given for those which belong to intermediate risk and hormone therapy plus the chemotherapy are for women at high risk.
The team discovered that those who are given hormone therapy alone, the 99% low-risk women did not experienced breast cancer recurrence for a period of 5 years plus a good news over to the rate of invasive disease-free survival in 5 years was almost 94%, while the risk of cancer recurring at a distant site was very minimal, it’s less than 1%.
Based from the gathered data, the researchers were able to come up with a concept that most women with early-stage, hormone receptor-positive breast cancer doesn’t need any more chemotherapy and Oncotype DX test able to prove this.

Colon Cancer Ranks The Third Most Commonly Diagnosed Cancer

When it comes to most diagnosed cancers, colon cancer ranks the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and the third leading cause of cancer death in US. In 2014 about 136,830 people are foreseen to be diagnosed with colon cancer and in 2015, expected to cause about 49,700 deaths. A study on eating dried plums that helps in reducing risk of colon cancer was presented in the recent 2015 Experimental Biology Conference in Boston, MA.
Dr. Nancy Turner, professor in the Nutrition and Food Science Department of Texas A&M University, College Station and colleagues made a study proving that dried plums enhances retention of microbiota popularly known as gut bacteria which are responsible for decreasing the risk of colon cancer.
A proven study declared that those food being eaten have some effects to the metabolism and composition of colon microbiota. Dr. Turner explains that our gastrointestinal tract contains trillions of bacteria and 400 or more individual species have been recognized.
Disturbance to the microbiota are likely to trigger initial intestinal inflammation and remissions. Recurrent inflammation rolls out to the development of colon cancer.
Phenolic compounds are found in Dried plums. It have an antioxidants properties responsible for neutralizing the oxidant effects of free radicals which destroys the DNA. Consuming dried plums favors retention of beneficial microbiota and patterns of microbial metabolism in the colon, which ends up in low chances for colon cancer.

The Nobel Prize Is Given To Scientist Researching Cell Functions And Cancer Treatment

Finally, The Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2015 unfolded and the winners are Tomas Lindahl of Francis Crick Institute and Clare Hall Laboratory, Hertfordshire, UK, Paul Modrich of Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC, USA and Aziz Sancar of University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA. The Nobel Prize award was given by The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. The Nobel Laureates in Chemistry 2015 have provided basic concepts and knowledge into how cells function, these knowledge leads to development of new cancer treatments. The three received 8 million Swedish krona, to be divided equally among themselves.
The three pioneering scientists who have mapped how several of these repair systems function at a detailed molecular level.

Tomas Lindahl, 77 years old. Cancer Research UK have garnered 7 Nobel Prizes already and Lindahl made the 7 seat. He was the first scientist to explore the DNA repair. In 1986, Cancer Research UK –funded labs, Clare Hall, London was opened under the administration of Tomas Lindahl. His leadership, brilliance and dedication made the Cancer Research UK, the world leading centre for the study on how cells repair their DNA. Tomas Lindahl is the pioneer in the study of DNA decay and its repair. He experimented how DNA decays at a pace that ought to have made the growth of life on Earth impossible. This concept motivated him to investigate molecular machinery, base excision repair, which constantly impede the damage of our DNA.

Paul Modrich was born in 1946, an investigator at Howard Hughes Medical Institute and professor at Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, North Carolina. He studied a mechanism called mismatch repair. This mechanism show how the cell corrects errors that takes place when DNA is reproduced during cell division. This mismatch repair, diminishes the error frequency during DNA reproduction for about a thousand times.

Aziz Sancar is 69 years. A professor at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He is the first ever Turkish-born scientist to win a Nobel prize. He authored nucleotide excision repair is known as the major DNA repair mechanism through out all species being tested. It is the mechanism that cells use to repair UV damage to DNA.

Benefits of Garlic

Relation between increased intake of garlic and reduced risk of certain cancers, including cancers of the stomach, colon, esophagus, pancreas, and breast. Garlic, Allium sativum is a vegetable that belongs to the Allium class of bulb-shaped plants. It is known to be rich in sulfur, arginine, oligosaccharides, flavonoids, and selenium, all of which may be beneficial to one’s health. Raw garlic contains compounds called alliin and allicin. Garlic has the ability to produce allicin which is considered a potent antibiotic. Research found that garlic has the antiplatelet, antibiotic, and antihyperlipidemic activities. Garlic also seems to protect the body against the side effects of radiotherapy, particularly DNA and chromosome damage. Garlic intake may protect against certain cancers by blocking tumor cell growth or boosting the immune system. Garlic chemical compounds can’t be found if the cloves is still intact, it is produced only when the clove is broken.Garlic intake may protect against certain cancers possibly by decreasing tumor cell growth or stimulating the immune system. World Health Organization’s (WHO) suggested the amount of garlic per intake for adults is a daily dose of 2 to 5 g of fresh garlic (approximately one clove), 0.4 to 1.2 g of dried garlic powder, 2 to 5 mg of garlic oil, 300 to 1,000 mg of garlic extract, or other formulations that are equal to 2 to 5 mg of allicin.