Low-cost medicine created from Indian spices, herbs effectively fights aggressive forms of cancer, say researchers

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Isabelle Z.
August 26, 2016

Indian herbs and spices are more than just a delicious way to enhance your favorite curry dishes. They’ve always been valued in some cultures for their healing properties, and now some of these herbs are being used to develop affordable drugs that can fight cancer with fewer side effects than traditional cancer medications.

Scientists at the BARC laboratory near Chembur are currently working hard on getting these promising solutions to the masses. One such herb is rampatri, which has earned the nickname “false nutmeg.” If you’re not familiar with Mangalorean or Goan cuisine, you might not be aware this spice even exists, but studies on mice show it to be a potent remedy against neuroblastoma and lung cancer. The herbal drug that is being developed from the spice reduces tumors, while boosting the effectiveness of other chemotherapy drugs that are taken concurrently.

Two of the other drugs in development include a radioprotector and a radiomodifier. The radiomodifier can enhance the effectiveness of radiotherapy while protecting the body’s tissues, gastrointestinal system, lungs and lymphocytes from radiation injury. The drug shows a lot of promise, and is currently awaiting a patent, after which it will undergo clinical trials in Parel.

The radioprotector is something that can be taken before and after exposure to radiation to minimize injuries and death. It could also help the public in the event of accidental exposure like that which affected many people following the nuclear explosion in Fukushima. Radiation exposure can affect a person’s reproductive organs, bone marrow and gastrointestinal system, but just one dose of the radioprotector being developed by BARC was shown to protect mice from all of these problems while boosting their lifespans.

BARC head, Dr. S. Chattopadhyay, said: “The pre-clinical results observed with the new radioprotector are better than any radioprotector discovered so far.”

Turmeric another healing herb

This is very exciting news, but probably won’t come as much of a surprise to longtime Natural News readers. We’ve been reporting on the many benefits of turmeric, for example, for many years. Its active ingredient, curcumin, has been shown to help prevent various types of cancer such as colon, liver, lung, breast and stomach cancers, thanks to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Turmeric can also help prevent strokes and heart attacks because of its ability to thin the blood and prevent clotting. It’s also known to reduce LDL cholesterol levels, while raising “good” HDL cholesterol levels.

Ginger root helps with a number of ailments

Ginger root is another powerful herb that is often used in Indian cooking. Some people are already aware if its ability to alleviate nausea and vomiting, but did you know that it can also help relieve migraines and protect the brain? In one study, it outperformed all of the currently known high blood pressure herbal remedies, and it can also support cardiovascular health.

If you pay attention, you will discover that nature has provided us with countless remedies to the problems our bodies face. And the best part is that many spices are affordable, easy to obtain, and have few – if any – side effects.

Experiment with spices and herbs to find a combination that is satisfying to your palate and beneficial to your body. Start your day with some black cumin seed oil mixed into honey, add a generous sprinkling of cinnamon to your oatmeal, sip some refreshing ginger tea, make a flavorful curry with turmeric or add some crushed, raw garlic to your salad.

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TimesOfIndia.IndiaTimes.com

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If You Knew What Was In Your Tap Water You Would Never Drink It Again

[Editor’s Note]

“The plain fact that fluorine is an insidious poison harmful, toxic and cumulative in its effects, even when ingested in minimal amounts, will remain unchanged no matter how many times it will be repeated in print that fluoridation of the water supply is ‘safe.’”
– Dr. Ludgwig Grosse, Chief of Cancer Research, U.S. Veterans Administration.

“This record is barren of any credible and reputable scientific epidemiological studies and/or analysis of statistical data which would support the Illinois Legislatures determination that fluoridation of the water supplies is both a safe and effective means of promoting public health.”
– Illinois Judge Ronald Niemann (presided over litigation involving fluoridation)

For more information on Fluoride’s health issues please read:

Rethinking Fluoride Fluoridation – Over 25 Disturbing Quotes About The Neurotoxin Fluoride
Breakaway Guide To Fluoride

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Wes Maxwell
July 21, 2016

Water is essential to all life on Earth. When it comes to humans, our bodies require water for virtually every biological process needed to stay alive.

Playing a crucial part in the body’s overall digestive system, water helps to flush out your kidneys and liver, and to rid your body of any previously ingested toxins.

If water is such an essential tool in the removal of harmful substances, why would we ever want to contaminate it?

Unknown to many, most tap water has been found to contain traces of a myriad of potentially harmful toxins, including antibiotics and heavy metals. According to the Global Healing Center, “There are more than 80 ‘regulated’ contaminants and more unregulated toxins, like the rocket fuel component perchlorate which are present in most tap water.”

Harmful toxins in tap water

While some toxins are more harmful than others, arsenic, fluoride and chlorine present the greatest risk of harm for humans.

An extremely toxic heavy metal, arsenic in tap water poses grave potential health concerns. Classified as a Category I carcinogen, arsenic is almost certainly a cancer causing agent. While the EPA has set standards for arsenic levels in tap water at 10 parts per billion, several U.S. states have been known to exceed those standards from time to time.

Additionally, fluoride’s presence in most, if not all tap water, presents further negative potential health effects. One of the most toxic substances known to man, fluoride is deliberately added to tap water in the United States to help prevent tooth decay.

While no significant scientific data exists to support this claim, fluoride is still widely accepted as one of the most effective ways to inhibit the growth of cavities. Proven to be more toxic than lead, some countries around the world have caught on and banned the fluoridation process of tap water.

Chlorine in tap water poses increased risk for development of tumors

Chlorine, another toxic chemical added to most tap water, poses additional potentially severe adverse health concerns. Injected into tap water to kill bacteria, chlorine triggers the creation of free radicals in the body by bonding with other compounds to form Trihalomethanes (THMs), causing serious cell damage.

According to Global Healing Center, a research study conducted on the potentially harmful effects of ingesting chlorine found that rats drinking out of chlorinated water supplies developed tumors in their livers, kidneys and intestines.

Despite incontrovertible evidence detailing the negative health risks associated with consuming harmful toxins like arsenic, fluoride and chlorine, the government continues to allow their presence in most tap water.

If you’d like to make sure that the water you’re drinking is as toxin-free as possible, check out Natural News’s blog entry discussing the benefits associated with alkalizing your water naturally, using lemons, cucumbers, ginger root and mint.

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Nourishing your body with superfoods including cilantro, mint and spinach helps ward off Alzheimer’s disease and dementia

Superfoods
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J.D. Heyes
June 23, 2016

Millions of Americans are stricken with dementia and Alzheimer’s, while millions more are concerned that they, too, may some day develop these conditions, which currently have no traditional medical cure.

Fortunately a great deal of research on natural and alternative treatments that can either stave off or improve dementia has been conducted and continues to be undertaken, and what scientists are discovering is no less than amazing.

For instance, simply improving your diet and adding key superfoods like blueberries and cilantro will dramatically improve your chances of keeping dementia at bay. But, as long as we feed our bodies with toxins and prepackaged foods and substances devoid of nutrition, our chances of getting dementia increase exponentially. Avoiding certain compounds and substances is also important in staving off dementia and Alzheimer’s.

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Detoxification is key; adequately removing toxins like heavy metals requires the ingestion of certain superfoods. These include cilantro, chlorella, spinach, cabbage, asparagus, ginger root, mint, parsley, turmeric, sesame seeds, almonds and garlic, to name just a few.

Mercury, lead, cadmium and arsenic are very common heavy metals, and we are exposed to some or all of them nearly every day of our lives, and sometimes at every meal. From foods to household chemicals and other items, from our tap water to dental fillings in our mouths, 99 percent of all chronic diseases and illnesses come from a combination of a lack of clean eating and proper nutrition, and toxic pollutants that constantly have to be filtered out of our bodies by our various organs. Eventually, when toxic metal levels get high enough and are left untreated, they begin causing chronic illness.

Our main organs that detoxify our bodies naturally are the liver, kidneys, lungs and skin. The superfoods mentioned above go a long way towards helping the body accomplish its detoxification tasks. These superfoods will draw the heavy metals out of your bloodstream and organs, soft tissues and muscles, and prevent free radicals from polluting your system, and triggering chronic health conditions (like dementia).

These conditions are entirely preventable, if caught early enough, and we shouldn’t allow the traditional medical system to feed us the lie that our conditions are mostly “genetic” and therefore irreversible.

Consider, for instance, that around 15 million people are currently taking some form of statin drug. Per a recent entry in Truthwiki: “With the use of statins there is a GREATER RISK of coronary vessels developing obstructive coronary heart disease. Ironically, according to the FDA’s own adverse event reporting system, at least 40 of every 10,000 statin reports are for interstitial lung disease. Statins prescribed to the elderly is causing a 9% increase in diabetes, early-onset cataracts and insulin resistance. Then it’s the plaque–the calcified plaque and the coronary calcium–it continues regardless of statin treatment.”

How many people actually know that? How many healthcare providers actually know that?

As for heavy metals and the development of Alzheimer’s, TruthWiki also notes:

“Western medicine doctors work hard to convince patients that nearly all disease, disorder and sickness is genetic, including Alzheimer’s, somehow inherited from our parents and passed along to the children, so the doctors are “needed” for regular checkups, regular visits, and regular chronic, costly care. Most people believe anything and everything their doctors tell them, but the truth is very far from this regarding Alzheimer’s disease–namely its root causes and the ‘end results.’ Plaques in the brain and hardened arteries can lead to Alzheimer’s and strokes, but there is much more to the diagnoses and examinations of the brain and the pollutants that contribute to disorder and severe malfunction of cognition.”

You can read the entire entry here.

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