Lots of foods with their nutritive values have abilities to destroy cancerous tumors.
However, these proteins can be rendered ineffective if cells experience uncontrolled growth though damage or mutations to DNA or if toxins through food and chemical pollution override the immune system’s natural function. Researchers from Pennsylvania State University have finally helped identify and support previous evidence which demonstrated how foods suppress tumor development during immune surveillance, the immune system’s process of patrolling the body for cancer cells.
You should know that the body has power to heal itself if its supported with proper nutrition, and those who are subscribes to conventional cancer treatments like chemo and radiation should also know this.
Scientists have recently found that healthy cells damaged by chemotherapy secreted more of a protein which boosts cancer cell survival. Chemotherapy has been proven to cause cancer cells to interact with nearby tumor cells and cause them to grow, invade, and importantly, resist subsequent therapy.
In a study published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, scientists identified a molecule, known as TIC10, which activates a protein that helps fight the disease. The protein, called TRAIL (tumor-necrosis-factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand) suppresses tumor development it can actually cross the blood-brain barrier, which separates the main circulatory system from the brain.
The body and the immune system recognize foreign invaders like chemotherapy which can be very harmful for the brain.
FOODS THAT INHIBIT TUMORS
Food is not a drug but body’s medicine. Here are some natural powerful foods that can beat tumor.
Since the curcumin as part of the turmeric is the most powerful antioxidant, this spice has a lot of health benefits. Curcumin exerts anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative effects by inhibiting tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha), suggesting that its effect on endothelial function may be mediated by the suppression of inflammation and/or oxidative stress via down-regulation of TNF-alpha.
One of the most comprehensive summaries of a review of 700 turmeric studies to date was published by the respected ethnobotanist James A. Duke, Phd. He showed that turmeric appears to outperform many pharmaceuticals in its effects against several chronic, debilitating diseases, and does so with virtually no adverse side effects.
- Grapes and Resveratrol
Perhaps Resveratrol’s most important property is its ability to inhibit cyclooxygenase-2 (CoX-2). CoX-2 is related to cancers and abnormal growths in the intestinal tract. Natural CoX-2 inhibitors such as resveratrol have been shown to reduce the occurrence of cancers and pre-cancerous growths. So while pharmaceutical companies race to find complex agents that inhibit CoX-2, the ingredient is already present in red grapes which if consumed daily (or via organic grape juice) will protect against tumors naturally.
- Green tea
Green tea has a lot of flavonoids called catechins in its content. Of particular interest to researchers is epigallocatechin-3-O-gallate (EGCG), the primary catechin in green tea. For example, South Korean researchers have found that EGCG blocks TNF naturally by interfering with the ability of certain pro-inflammatory chemicals to bind to cells of smooth muscle tissue of the vascular system. In a 2009 study conducted by the Chonbuk National University Medical School, it was noted that the specific mechanism of action of EGCG in terms of blocking TNF is the suppression of fractalkine, an inflammatory agent specifically involved in the development of arteriosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries.
- Raw Fruits and Veggies
Raw food such as fruits and vegetables are rich in antioxidants which provide anti-inflammatory benefits. If you intake more of these substances you will reduce the levels of inflammation. Any fruits or vegetables (preferably dark colored) which are a good source of indole-3-carbinol, a chemical that boosts DNA repair in cells, blocks the growth of cancer cells. A team of researchers at Ohio State University announced that anthocyanins, the compounds that give cabbage its purple color are capable of cutting the growth of colon cancer cells both in vitro and in rats by 50%-100%, with certain extracts even destroying up to 20% of the cancer cells while leaving healthy surrounding cells intact.
Tomatoes are very helpful when it comes to biting cancer cells, and coronary heart disease. Tomatoes have carotenoids which were found on the production of inflammatory mediators, such as TNF-alpha.