HARNESSING THE ‘WONDERS OF MOTHER NATURE’ – ARE WE FINALLY ‘SEEING THE WOOD FOR THE TREES’??

A natural chemical – Apigeninfound in parsley, celery, and other plants has been shown to decrease tumor size in an aggressive form of breast cancer shown in a study conducted at the University of Missouri.  Researchers now believe that Apigenin could be a promising non-toxic treatment for cancer in the not too distant futureContinue reading “HARNESSING THE ‘WONDERS OF MOTHER NATURE’ – ARE WE FINALLY ‘SEEING THE WOOD FOR THE TREES’??”

VISIONARY ‘NEW PARADIGM’ – COULD THIS NOVEL INTERACTION ‘REDUCE TOXIC LOAD’ IN FUTURE CANCER Rx??

Science has shown for a number of decades that grapefruit and grapefruit juice can markedly increase the oral bio-availability of many medications, including some chemotherapeutic drugs.  This mechanism works by grapefruit blocking the activity of an enzyme in the intestine that is involved in the metabolism of certain medications. Because these medications can’t be broken down easily in these circumstances, blood levels may rise and become toxic, unless the dosage is reduced accordingly.  Continue reading “VISIONARY ‘NEW PARADIGM’ – COULD THIS NOVEL INTERACTION ‘REDUCE TOXIC LOAD’ IN FUTURE CANCER Rx??”

THE ‘HALLMARKS OF CANCER’ – COULD THIS ‘HUMBLE VITAMIN’ BE THE CORNERSTONE TO DERAILING THE CANCER CONTINUUM??

Thiamine Deficiency was first recognized in China as early as 2600 BC, with outbreaks around the world of a disease known then as Beriberi.  Beriberi has the distinction of being the very first-identified ‘human nutritional deficiency disorder’, corrected with foods found to be high in Thiamine.  Continue reading “THE ‘HALLMARKS OF CANCER’ – COULD THIS ‘HUMBLE VITAMIN’ BE THE CORNERSTONE TO DERAILING THE CANCER CONTINUUM??”

EXPLOITING ‘CANCER’S WEAKNESS’ – ‘SPIKING’ IT’S FUEL SOURCE WITH THE AID OF ‘TROJAN HORSE’ IDEOLOGY!!

‘Trojan Horse‘ is a tale from the Trojan War about the ‘trickery’ that the Greeks used to enter the city of Troy and win the war.  ‘Trojan Horse Therapy‘ in cancer research is certainly not a new concept by any means and works by ‘spiking a known cancer fuel source’ with a substance known to disrupt a tumors internal environment.  ‘Trojan Horse Therapyis being used to fool the cancer cells to ‘open the door’ to get a microbe-killing substance inside the cancer cells. Continue reading “EXPLOITING ‘CANCER’S WEAKNESS’ – ‘SPIKING’ IT’S FUEL SOURCE WITH THE AID OF ‘TROJAN HORSE’ IDEOLOGY!!”

CANCER SYMPTOMS ‘MIRROR’ A COMMON VITAMIN DEFICIENCY – IMPROVING ‘QUALITY OF LIFE’ BY LESSENING THE BURDEN!!

What would you do if you came to the realization that ‘Cancer’ appears to present with the very same physical symptoms as a ‘nutritional deficiency disease’??  Then, you also find out that this very disease is one that has caused (with the exception of famine) the most human suffering in recorded history!!  Finally, you discover that this disease is nowadays referred to as ‘a disease often forgotten‘!!  Continue reading “CANCER SYMPTOMS ‘MIRROR’ A COMMON VITAMIN DEFICIENCY – IMPROVING ‘QUALITY OF LIFE’ BY LESSENING THE BURDEN!!”

CHEMOTHERAPY-INDUCED ANAEMIA – ADDRESSING THIS ‘ALL TOO COMMON’ COMPLICATION IS PARAMOUNT!!

Most people may not be aware that ‘Iron deficiency and iron deficiency-associated anemia are common complications in cancer patients’.  Most iron deficient cancer patients present with functional iron deficiency (FID), a status with adequate storage iron, but insufficient iron supply for erythroblasts and other iron dependent tissues.  Continue reading “CHEMOTHERAPY-INDUCED ANAEMIA – ADDRESSING THIS ‘ALL TOO COMMON’ COMPLICATION IS PARAMOUNT!!”

NATURAL COMPOUNDS FOUND TO INHIBIT CANCER INVASION – FLAVONOID ‘LUTEOLIN’ IN THE SPOTLIGHT!!

Compounds of natural origin could lead to new, innovative therapeutic agents for cancer. It has been shown that Luteolin prevents tumor development largely by inactivating several signals and transcription pathways essential for cancer cells.   Continue reading “NATURAL COMPOUNDS FOUND TO INHIBIT CANCER INVASION – FLAVONOID ‘LUTEOLIN’ IN THE SPOTLIGHT!!”