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Cancer fighting Spices

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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. (

Enzyme revealed as promising target to treat asthma and cancer

Lyra Nara Blog

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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How Many Cancers Have Been Caused by Arsenic-Laced Chicken? |

Homer Lim, MD
Geriatrician, Integrative Medicine
Integrative Cancer Treatments in Manila

Estrogenic Cooked Meat Carcinogens |

Looking for Answers in a Town Known for Leukemia

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This Little Known Chinese Herb Kills 12,000 Cancer Cells For Every Healthy Cell

Very good for cancer with high replication rate

Lyra Nara Blog

“Artemisinin reacts with iron to form free radicals that kill cells. Since cancer cells uptake relatively larger amounts of iron than normal cells, they are more susceptible to the toxic effect of artemisinin. In previous research, we have shown that artemisinin is more drawn to cancer cells than to normal cells. In the present research, we covalently attached artemisinin to the iron-carrying plasma glycoprotein transferrin.Transferrin is transported into the cells via receptor-mediated endocytosis and cancer cells express significantly more transferrin receptors on their cell surface and endocytose more transferrin than normal cells. Thus, we hypothesize that by tagging artemisinin to transferrin, both iron and artemisinin would be transported into cancer cells in one package. Once inside a cell, iron is released and can readily react with artemisinin close by tagged to the transferrin. This would enhance the toxicity and selectivity of artemisinin towards cancer cells.



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Ovarian cancer: story of a CT scan

Homer Lim, MD
Integrative Medicine

Eckhart Tolle

Eckhart Tolle

Power of Now

I was reading through his book, and I wondered how many of us most especially those diagnosed with cancer are living in the NOW. When faced with the diagnosis, I’m sure in the back of your mind, you would always think of any or all of the following:

  1. I have cancer
  2. How long do I have?
  3. What’s this feeling? is this cancer spreading?
  4. What do I have to do to heal myself?
  5. What should I do tomorrow?
  6. What did I do to deserve this cancer?
  7. What else have have to gain if I die tomorrow?
  8. What’s the use of struggling, i should just let this kill me now than later.
  9. Who can help me? I want my loved ones to be with me.

With all of these thoughts running through your head, am sure you’ll be stressed even further and lack sleep.

Which brings us to what Mr. Tolle as well as what the Buddhist, Christian and yes Islamic teachings have said before

Let go of the past, and future. Live the NOW!

Enjoy every moment of the day. What has happened in the past has occurred already. No use in holding on to it to the point of consuming all your energies thinking of what might have been.

Don’t worry about the future. The future happens not Now but in the future. Your choices today will define the future you will have. So choose the NOW and let go of the past and future.

What would it be like…

I’ve been seeing so many cancer patients, I know how it feels to have that big word become synonymous with their names… as if its a degree like MD or PhD.

Yet, even if i know, its still different when you are the one with cancer. I dare not say its easy to have cancer, though I know those who survive it do so because they know it’s not them. They are not cancer, rather they have cancer and what you have, you can “un-have.”

Those who get past the diagnosis faster, seems to get better quicker. Those who change their priorities to include their own self-growth, seems to survive longer or even thrive better.