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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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Whole Ginger Extract Has Promising Anti-Prostate Cancer Potential

Posted April 30, 2012

In a first of its kind study, assessing anti-cancer properties of ginger as a whole instead of the plant’s individual components, scientists at Georgia State University have discovered, that whole ginger extract has promising cancer-preventing activity in prostate cancer.

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Clinical Trial Shows Broccoli Can Prevent Colon Cancer

Posted April 30, 2012

As reported by Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin, a new study has found that broccoli is 95% lethal against colon cancer cells. This study was recently reported by Doctors Health Press, a publisher of various natural health newsletters books and reports.

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Vitamin E Benefits: The Protector Of The Cells

Posted April 30, 2012

Vitamin E, also known as tocopherol, is among the most popular of supplements. People believe that vitamin E makes us stronger, helps us to live longer, and enhances our sexual prowess.

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Modified citrus pectin packs powerful immune punch

Posted April 30, 2012

New research published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine shows Modified Citrus Pectin (MCP) packs a powerful immune punch. The study uses human blood samples to demonstrate the ability of a specific form of Modified Citrus Pectin to very significantly induce and enhance the benefits of T-cytotoxic cells and human Natural Killer (NK) cells.

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Antioxidant rich flavonoids from Oreocnide integrifolia enhance glucose uptake and insulin secretion and protects pancreatic beta-cells from streptozotocin insult

Posted April 30, 2012

Insulin deficiency is the prime basis of all diabetic manifestations and agents that can bring about insulin secretion would be of pivotal significance for cure of diabetes. To test this hypothesis, we carried out bioactivity guided fractionation of Oreocnide integrifolia (Urticaceae); a folklore plant consumed for ameliorating diabetic symptoms using experimental models.

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Ginger Root May Reduce Colon Cancer Risk

Posted April 30, 2012

Could ginger root, a supplement known for its ability to settle an upset stomach and fight colds, also help reduce the risk of colon cancer? Results of a new study show that ginger root reduced signs of inflammation of the large intestine, a condition linked to colon cancer.

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Grape seed proanthocyanidins inhibit the invasive potential of head and neck cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma cells by targeting EGFR expression and epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition

Posted April 30, 2012

Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is responsible for over 20,000 deaths every year in United States. Most of the deaths are due, in large part, to its propensity to metastasize. We have examined the effect of bioactive component grape seed proanthocyanidins (GSPs) on human cutaneous HNSCC cell invasion and the molecular mechanisms underlying these effects using SCC13 cell line as an in vitro model.

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