Thursday, April 17, 2014 (All day)
[ESSENCE – (17-04-2014)]
Cancer-fighting culinary spices and herbs
Ginger has long been used in folk medicine to treat everything from colds to constipation. Ginger can be used fresh, in powdered form (ginger spice), or candied. In general, you can replace 1/8 teaspoon of ground ginger with 1 tablespoon of fresh grated ginger, and vice versa.
Consuming ginger and ginger products, in addition to taking any anti-nausea medications as prescribed, may provide some comfort for a queasy stomach during cancer treatment.
Turmeric is an herb in the ginger family; it’s one of the ingredients that make many curries yellow and gives it its distinctive flavor. Turmeric extract supplements are currently being studied to see if they have a role in preventing and treating some cancers, including colon, prostate, breast, and skin cancers. Although results appear promising, they have largely been observed in laboratory and animal studies, so it’s unclear whether these results will ultimately translate to humans.
Garlic belongs to the Allium class of bulb-shaped plants, which also includes chives, leeks, onions, shallots, and scallions. Garlic has a high sulfur content and is also a good source of arginine, oligosaccharides, flavonoids, and selenium, all of which may be beneficial to health. Several studies suggest that increased garlic intake reduces the risk of cancers of the stomach, colon, esophagus, pancreas, and breast. Garlic supports detoxification and may also support the immune system and help reduce blood pressure.
Peppermint is a natural hybrid cross between water mint and spearmint. It has been used for thousands of years as a digestive aid to relieve gas, indigestion, cramps, and diarrhea. It may also help with symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome and food poisoning. Peppermint appears to calm the muscles of the stomach and improve the flow of bile, enabling food to pass through the stomach more quickly. If your cancer or treatment is causing an upset stomach, try drinking a cup of peppermint tea. Many commercial varieties are on the market, or you can make your own by boiling dried peppermint leaves in water or adding fresh leaves to boiled water and letting them steep for a few minutes until the tea reaches the desired strength.
Peppermint can also soothe a sore throat. For this reason, it is also sometimes used to relieve the painful mouth sores that can occur from chemotherapy and radiation, or is a key ingredient in treatments for this condition.
Chamomile may help with sleep issues; if sleep is a problem for you; try drinking a strong chamomile tea shortly before bedtime.
Chamomile mouthwash has also been studied for preventing and treating mouth sores from chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Although the results are mixed, there is no harm in giving it a try, provided your oncologist is not opposed. If given the green light, simply make the tea, let it cool, and rinse and gargle as often as desired.
Chamomile tea may be another way to manage digestive problems, including stomach cramps. Chamomile appears to help relax muscle contractions, particularly the smooth muscles of the intestines. (dummies.com)
In experiments with mice, Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center scientists have identified an enzyme involved in the regulation of immune system T cells that could be a useful target in treating asthma and boosting the effects of certain cancer therapies.
In research described online April 6 in Nature Immunology, the investigators show that mice without the enzyme SKG1 were resistant to dust mite-induced asthma. And mice with melanoma and missing the enzyme, developed far fewer lung tumors—less than half as many—than mice with SKG1.
“If we can develop a drug that blocks the enzyme in a way that mimics what happens when the enzyme is missing, we would not only have a treatment to inhibit asthma, but also a drug that could be used in conjunction with other experimental therapies aimed at helping the immune system fight cancer,” said Jonathan D. Powell, M.D., professor of oncology at the…
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Homer Lim, MD
Geriatrician, Integrative Medicine
Integrative Cancer Treatments in Manila
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Very good for cancer with high replication rate
Today, odds are that you have had/have cancer…
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Homer Lim, MD
Subject: Milk and Turmeric//Read till end…
LET US SEE THE TOP 16 BENEFITS OF THIS WONDERFUL GIFT OF NATURE:
BENEFITS OF TURMERIC MILK
1. RESPIRATORY ILLNESS:
TURMERIC MILK IS AN ANTI-MICROBIAL WHICH ATTACKS BACTERIAL INFECTIONS AND VIRAL INFECTIONS. IT IS USEFUL TO TREAT ILLNESSES RELATED TO THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM, SINCE THE SPICE HEATS UP YOUR BODY AND PROVIDES QUICK RELIEF FROM LUNG CONGESTION AND SINUSES. THIS IS ALSO AN EFFECTIVE REMEDY TO CURE ASTHMA AND BRONCHITIS.
THIS MILK PREVENTS AND STOPS THE GROWTH OF BREAST, SKIN, LUNG, PROSTATE, AND COLON CANCERS, SINCE IT HAS ANTI-INFLAMMATORY PROPERTIES. THIS PREVENTS CANCER CELLS FROM DAMAGING DNA AND
REDUCES THE SIDE EFFECTS OF CHEMOTHERAPY.
TURMERIC MILK IS ANTI-INFLAMMATORY, THAT CAN PREVENT AND PROTECT ARTHRITIS AND STOMACH ULCERS. THIS IS ALSO KNOWN AS ‘NATURAL ASPIRIN’ IN AYURVEDIC MEDICINE THAT CAN CURE HEADACHES, SWELLING AND PAIN.
4. COLD AND COUGH:
TURMERIC MILK IS CONSIDERED AS BEST REMEDY FOR COLD AND COUGH DUE TO ITS ANTIVIRAL AND ANTIBACTERIAL PROPERTIES. IT GIVES INSTANT RELIEF TO SORE THROAT, COUGH AND COLD.
TURMERIC MILK IS USED TO CURE ARTHRITIS AND TREAT SWELLING DUE TO RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS. IT ALSO HELPS TO MAKE THE JOINTS AND MUSCLES FLEXIBLE BY REDUCING PAIN.
6. ACHES AND PAINS:
TURMERIC GOLDEN MILK GIVES BEST RELIEF FROM ACHES AND PAINS. THIS CAN ALSO STRENGTHEN THE SPINE AND JOINTS IN THE BODY.
TURMERIC MILK IS AN EXCELLENT SOURCE OF ANTIOXIDANTS, WHICH FIGHT FREE RADICALS. THIS CAN CURE MANY AILMENTS.
8. BLOOD PURIFIER:
TURMERIC MILK IS CONSIDERED AS AN EXCELLENT BLOOD PURIFIER AND CLEANSER IN AYURVEDIC TRADITION. IT CAN REVITALIZE AND BOOST BLOOD CIRCULATION IN THE BODY. IT IS ALSO A BLOOD THINNER THAT CLEANSES THE LYMPHATIC SYSTEM AND BLOOD VESSELS FROM ALL IMPURITIES.
9. LIVER DETOX:
TURMERIC MILK IS A NATURAL LIVER DETOXIFIER AND BLOOD PURIFIER THAT BOOSTS LIVER FUNCTION. IT SUPPORTS THE LIVER AND CLEANSES THE LYMPHATIC SYSTEM.
10. BONE HEALTH:
TURMERIC MILK IS A GOOD SOURCE OF CALCIUM WHICH IS A MUST TO KEEP THE BONES HEALTHY AND STRONG. INDIA’S BATTING LEGEND SACHIN TENDULKAR DRINKS THIS DAILY FOR GOOD BONE HEALTH.
TURMERIC MILK LOWERS BONE LOSS AND OSTEOPOROSIS.
11. DIGESTIVE HEALTH:
IT IS A POWERFUL ANTISEPTIC THAT PROMOTES INTESTINAL HEALTH AND TREATS STOMACH ULCERS AND COLITIS. THIS HELPS IN BETTER DIGESTIVE HEALTH AND PREVENTS ULCERS, DIARRHEA AND INDIGESTION.
12. MENSTRUAL CRAMPS:
TURMERIC MILK WORKS WONDERS AS IT IS ANTISPASMODIC THAT EASES MENSTRUAL CRAMPS AND PAIN.
PREGNANT WOMEN SHOULD TAKE GOLDEN TURMERIC MILK FOR EASY DELIVERY, POST-PARTUM RECOVERY, IMPROVED LACTATION AND FASTER CONTRACTION OF OVARIES.
13. RASH AND SKIN REDNESS:
CLEOPATRA TOOK TURMERIC MILK BATHS FOR SOFT, SUPPLE AND GLOWING SKIN. SIMILARLY, DRINK TURMERIC MILK FOR GLOWING SKIN. SOAK TURMERIC MILK IN A COTTON BALL; APPLY ON THE AFFECTED AREA FOR 15 MINUTES TO REDUCE SKIN REDNESS AND BLOTCHY PATCHES. THIS WILL MAKE THE SKIN MORE RADIANT AND GLOWING THAN BEFORE.
14. WEIGHT LOSS:
TURMERIC MILK HELPS IN THE BREAKDOWN OF DIETARY FAT. THIS CAN BE USEFUL TO CONTROL WEIGHT.
DRINK A GLASS OF TURMERIC MILK EVERYDAY TO TREAT ECZEMA.
WARM TURMERIC MILK PRODUCES AN AMINO ACID, TRYPTOPHAN; THAT INDUCES PEACEFUL AND BLISSFUL SLEEP.
SO, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?
INCLUDE THESE TWO WONDERFUL NATURAL INGREDIENTS IN YOUR DAILY DIET AND REAP THE NUMEROUS HEALTH BENEFITS.
RECIPE FOR MILK WITH TURMERIC:
TAKE 1 INCH TURMERIC PIECE/POWDER –
BOIL FOR 15 MINUTES IN MILK – can substitute soy or coco milk
STRAIN OUT THE TURMERIC –
LET IT COOL AND DRINK…