Show Mobile Navigation

Enter your email address:

Month Top Stories

Monday, August 12, 2013

, , ,

Turns Out Grape Seed Extract is a Unique Treatment Option for a Deadly Cancer

HealthyAeon - 9:15 AM

Largely fueled by a diet of processed convenience foods and a sedentary lifestyle void of regular exercise, colorectal cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death in the United States, with more than 100,000 new diagnoses and 52,000 deaths attributed to the disease each year. Could natural compounds help ward off this deadly disease?

Natural compounds including curcumin and resveratrol have proven effective in the prevention of colon cancer, and now scientists have determined that grape seed extract (GSE) specifically targets damaged cells in the digestive tract to provide an effective treatment for colorectal cancer.

Grape Seed Extract Promotes Programmed Cancer Cell Death to Prevent Colon Cancer Progression

A research team from the University of Colorado Cancer Center have published the results of a study in the journal, Cancer Letters demonstrating that the more advanced colorectal cancer cells are, the more GSE inhibits their growth and survival. Conversely, GSE does not affect healthy cells and is shown to specifically target only cancerous cells. The authors note that this is an important finding in light of the increased number of late stage colon cancer cases currently being diagnosed.

Lead study author and doctoral candidate Molly Derry commented “We’ve known for quite a while that the bioactive compounds in grape seed extract selectively target many types of cancer cells.
This study shows that many of the same mutations that allow colorectal cancer cells to metastasize and survive traditional therapies make them especially sensitive to treatment with GSE.” This research could provide a critical starting point to encourage the use of natural therapies to treat colon cancer, rather than the traditional slash, burn and poison methods that cause more harm than good for many who suffer from the disease.

Supplement Daily with a Standardized GSE Formulation to Help Prevent Digestive Cancers

Scientists studied the effect of GSE on various stages of colon cancer cell lines, ranging from Stage 1 to Stage IV. They found that similar concentrations of GSE exerted a more profound effect in eradicating more advanced stages of colon cancer, indicating that the natural compound may provide an effective treatment option for more advanced forms of the disease. The Ms. Derry noted “It required less than half the concentration of GSE to suppress cell growth and kill 50 percent of stage IV cells than it did to achieve similar results in the stage II cells.” The study team discovered that GSE targets colorectal cancer through inducing oxidative stress that leads to the programmed cell death known as apoptosis. Ms. Derry concluded “the many bioactive compounds of GSE are able to target multiple mutations. The more mutations a cancer presents, the more effective GSE is in targeting them.” Nutrition experts recommend supplementing with a standardized whole grape seed extract (150 to 250 mg) daily to provide a protective shield against colon and digestive cancers.

Article sources:
http://www.coloradocancerblogs.org/as-colorectal-cancer-gets-more-aggressive...
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/255077
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/01/130117105843

About the Author

John Phillip is a Certified Nutritional Consultant and diet, health and nutrition researcher and author with a passion for understanding weight loss challenges and encouraging health modification through natural diet, lifestyle and targeted supplementation. John’s passion is to research and write about the cutting edge alternative health technologies that affect our lives.

Discover the latest alternative health news concerning diabetes, heart disease, cancer, dementia and weight loss at My Optimal Health Resource

This article was republished with permission from Live in the Now, one of the fastest growing natural health newsletters. Visit LiveInTheNow.com to browse their complete library of articles, or join the nearly 60,000 readers subscribed to their Newsletter.

Source: wakeup-world.com


loading...

FREE subscription to Receive Quality Stories Straight in your Inbox by submitting your Email below

Email privacy 100% protected. Unsubscribe at any time.

2 comments:

  1. the MAN is a herbivorous animal 100% ...
    The " ILLUMINATI" ones who control the world, make us eat animals and GMOs to destroy our biology to lead us then to cure ourselves with drugs, eating animals is equivalent to a sacrificial rite overall blood.

    That of Pope Francis was a passionate appeal to the responsibility of the man - and in particular of those in political power, social and economic - the whole of creation. An invitation certainly not foreign to the history of the Church, but that perhaps has never resonated with such force and conviction. The Italian Federation of Animal Rights and Environment would like to thank the Supreme Pontiff, in the day that officially starts his ministry, for having urged "all men and women of good will," and especially the powerful, to keep "the design of God inscribed in nature "and not sow" death and destruction "during our passage on this earth. In full harmony with the spirituality of St. Francis of Assisi, whose name has chosen to bring His Holiness sent a message at the same time deep and clear, touching and unequivocal, directed with equal effectiveness to non-Christians and non-believers . "In the end - said Francesco Papa - everything is entrusted to the custody of man, and it is a responsibility that affects us all." "The words of the Pope - SPNO reason for special consideration for governors and legislators who have so far subordinated to other interests the fundamental need to protect the environment and animal rights, and often dismiss it with enough instances of those who call for more respect for the planet and more empathy, more understanding and more justice for all living beings.

    ReplyDelete
  2. the MAN is a herbivorous animal 100% ...
    The " ILLUMINATI" ones who control the world, make us eat animals and GMOs to destroy our biology to lead us then to cure ourselves with drugs, eating animals is equivalent to a sacrificial rite overall blood.

    That of Pope Francis was a passionate appeal to the responsibility of the man - and in particular of those in political power, social and economic - the whole of creation. An invitation certainly not foreign to the history of the Church, but that perhaps has never resonated with such force and conviction. The Italian Federation of Animal Rights and Environment would like to thank the Supreme Pontiff, in the day that officially starts his ministry, for having urged "all men and women of good will," and especially the powerful, to keep "the design of God inscribed in nature "and not sow" death and destruction "during our passage on this earth. In full harmony with the spirituality of St. Francis of Assisi, whose name has chosen to bring His Holiness sent a message at the same time deep and clear, touching and unequivocal, directed with equal effectiveness to non-Christians and non-believers . "In the end - said Francesco Papa - everything is entrusted to the custody of man, and it is a responsibility that affects us all." "The words of the Pope - SPNO reason for special consideration for governors and legislators who have so far subordinated to other interests the fundamental need to protect the environment and animal rights, and often dismiss it with enough instances of those who call for more respect for the planet and more empathy, more understanding and more justice for all living beings.

    https://www.facebook.com/jackson.jmjjking

    ReplyDelete