Many major diseases that plague us—including cancer, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, depression, and Alzheimer’s—have all been linked to chronic inflammation, therefore it makes total sense to target inflammation first and foremost in the treatment of any chronic illness including cancer.
The roles boron plays in your body are diverse and vitally important for plant, animal, and human health. Boron is essential for functions that involve homeostasis, immune function, oxidization and inflammation, all playing an integral part in the disease process.
A German cancer researcher by the name of Dr. Paul-Gerhard Seeger has shown that cancer commonly starts with the deterioration of cell membranes. Since Boron is essential for cell membranes and Boron deficiency is widespread, this may be an important cause for the initiation of tumor growth. Boron compounds have anti-tumor properties and are “potent anti-osteoporotic, anti-inflammatory, hypolipemic, anti-coagulant and anti-neoplastic agents”
“A low boron profile has been related with poor immune function, increased risk of mortality, osteoporosis, and cognitive deterioration”
The current review focuses primarily on boron’s most salient effects on human health, it has been shown that boron has anti-inflammatory anti-oxidant effects, both of which appear to go hand in hand with the development of cancer. Boron reduces inflammation and oxidative stress – two things anyone trying to stay healthy should focus on, especially in relation to cancer. These boronated compounds are now being used in the treatment of several types of cancer, thereby demonstrating significant anticancer effects, hence leaving Boron worthy of further investigation in the development of any cancer healing plan.
Dr. Forrest Nielsen, of the US Department of Agriculture, Grand Forks Station, was first to discover the probable essential role of boron in human health, particularly bone maintenance. Dr. Nielsen proposed that boron also affects cell membrane transport of calcium and thus affects “cell signaling.”
Where Dr. Nielsen leaves off, Dr. Iris Hall and her co-researchers at the division of medicinal chemistry and natural products, University of North Carolina, set forth to evaluate medical applications of specific boron compounds, called amine carboxyboranes. Their findings are exciting: ‘boron compounds have beneficial medical effects in treating osteoporosis, inflammation, blood lipid disorders, obesity, and even cancer!‘