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Compound in Broccoli and Cauliflower Kills Leukemia Cells

Posted June 4, 2013

Nutrition scientists have been proclaiming the health benefits of the bioactive compound sulforaphane, found in crucifers such as cauliflower and broccoli, for the past ten years. Prior research studies have concluded that the chemical directly alters the expression of our genes to lower the risk from many different types of cancer. It appears that mainstream medical science has finally caught on as studies are showing that the extracted compound can effectively treat one of the most aggressive and invasive forms of leukemia that primarily afflicts children.

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Cauliflower: A good source of fiber, vitamin C

Posted March 12, 2013

Cauliflower is a cruciferous vegetable like broccoli with many of the same health properties. It’s a good source of fiber and high in vitamin C.

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Yeast added to cauliflower gives protein, vitamin boost

Posted October 17, 2012

Nutritional yeast is an ingredient used in many vegetarian recipes because it’s a source of protein and B vitamins. It adds a nutty, cheesy flavor to many dishes such as casseroles and gratins. Another common use is to sprinkle the yeast on popcorn and cooked vegetables.

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Vitamin C ‘may be critical for eye health’

Posted April 30, 2012

New research indicates that Vitamin C may be critical to maintaining good eye health and could be protective for those at risk of glaucoma. The study done by Oregon Health & Science University indicates that Vitamin C may be needed for correct functioning of retinal cells.

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Bat plant compound isolated with potency of Taxol for cancer treatment

Posted April 30, 2012

Compounds in the bat plant kill cancer cells. The bat plant, or Tacca chantrieri, may hold a secret for eradicating cancers, without hurting normal healthy cells. Researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio have found compounds in the bat plant called taccalonolides that interact directly with microtubules within cells.

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New Study: Resveratrol May Be an Ally in the Fight Against Breast Cancer

Posted April 30, 2012

Researchers from the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Calabria in Italy publishing in the FASEB Journal report that resveratrol blocks the effect of estrogen and can help to prevent the malignant growth of breast cancer in women. The grape/red wine derivative has been the subject of numerous scientific studies in recent years and has shown promise in lowering risks from cardiovascular disease, cancer and dementia.

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New Study Shows Modified Citrus Pectin Activates Powerful Immune Responses

Posted April 30, 2012

I am thrilled to share with you groundbreaking research demonstrating the ability of a specific form of Modified Citrus Pectin (MCP) to greatly enhance immune function. The study found that MCP activated B-cells in a dose-dependent manner, and induced a highly significant dose-dependent activation of T-cytotoxic cells and Natural Killer (NK) cells. The NK-cell’s cancer killing activity was demonstrated against live leukemia cancer cells.

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Natural killers help fight human disease

Posted April 30, 2012

Researchers from The Australian National University have discovered a new type of cell which boosts the human bodys ability to fight off infections and life-threatening diseases. Professor Carola Vinuesa from The John Curtin School of Medical Research has found a type of cell which recognises lipid antigens, or foreign molecules, which sit on infectious bacteria which invade the body.

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Anticancer property of Bryophyllum pinnata (Lam.) Oken. leaf on human cervical cancer cells

Posted April 30, 2012

Bryophyllum pinnata (B. pinnata) is a common medicinal plant used in traditional medicine of India and of other countries for curing various infections, bowel diseases, healing wounds and other ailments. However, its anticancer properties are poorly defined. In view of broad spectrum therapeutic potential of B. pinnata we designed a study to examine anti-cancer and anti-Human Papillomavirus (HPV) activities in its leaf extracts and tried to isolate its active principle.

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Sidestep Cancer with these Healing Foods

Posted April 30, 2012

Making good food choices is hands down the easiest and most effective way to sidestep cancer. In fact, its estimated that one third of all American cancer deaths may be diet-related. And that, or course, means that they are preventable!

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