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Oil of Cloves, Eugenol, and Cancer
The most exciting and promising research on clove essential oil relates to its anti-cancer benefits. Most of the researchers who study clove essential oil for any length of time agree it has great promise; not only for its ability to kill cancer cells, but as a natural chemopreventive (cancer prevention) agent. Clove essential oil has been found to have cytotoxic (cancer cell killing) properties against a line of breast cancer cells known as MCF-7. These cells are invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC) with both estrogen and progesterone receptors (ER+/PR+). A 2014 study investigated different clove extracts, including water, ethanol, and essential oil and found that the essential oil provided the most cytotoxic activity against the MCF-7 cells. Researchers stated, “Cloves are natural products with excellent cytotoxicity toward MCF-7 cells; thus, they are promising sources for the development of anticancer agents.”
How Can you Boost your Lymphatic System?
(excerpted from an article by Breast Cancer Authority)
There are three ways you can boost your lymph system:
1.) Proper Nutrition Boosts your Lymph System
· Certain foods can improve lymphatic flow, including:
· Citrus fruits such as limes, lemons, tangerines, oranges, and grapefruit
· Berries, specifically cranberries
· Sunflower and pumpkin seeds
· Chia, hemp, and flax
· Herbs and spices such as black pepper, cardamom, coriander, cinnamon, ginger, and turmeric
· Seaweed and algae
There are also foods that you should avoid, including:
· Dairy foods
· Processed foods
· Sugary foods
· Oily foods
2.) Development of Positive Habits for a Healthy Lymph System
There are some habits that can produce a positive impact on your lymph system (and prevent the development and spread of cancer):
· Get regular massages - Massages are great for stimulating lymph drainage
· Properly hydrate your body - Drinking water helps your lymph flow along with flow in other major bodily systems. Forget the eight glasses of water everyday rule. Shoot for drinking half of your body weight in ounces of water per day. So, if you weigh two hundred pounds, drink one hundred ounces of water.
· Breathe deep! - Fill your lungs completely and don’t move your shoulders
· Swish oil in your mouth - Swishing a tablespoon of oil in your mouth clears your sinuses which helps with lymph flow
· Attain proper alignment in your body with chiropractic care - Proper alignment in your body helps with better drainage of fluid
· Take advantage of regular spa days -Time in a sauna is a great way to remove toxins from your body, which revs up your lymph system, too
· Enjoy a clay bath - Clay baths provide a great way for you to detox and enjoy a thorough skin cleanse, both of which are helpful for your lymph system
· Hold your liver sacred - your liver produces lymph, which is critical for the rest of your lymph system
· Experiment with dry skin brushing - rubbing a dry brush across your body opens up skin pores and, as a result, stimulates your lymph system.
3.) The most important habit you can adopt?
Get moving and exercise!
Your lymph system doesn’t have a pump to stimulate lymph movement; therefore, you have to get that lymph moving manually.Lorna Johnson: 2016 Palm Tran Pink Bus
Lorna Johnson, Vice President of YBB2, is pictured on the Palm Beach County Palm Tran pink bus design
Every January for the past several years, Susan G. Komen affiliate Komen South Florida and Palm Beach County Palm Tran reveal a pink bus design that is used on Route 1, the busiest route which travels from Palm Beach Gardens to Boca Raton via US 1.
The “pink” bus is designed to promote breast cancer awareness and educate the public on the facts that may reduce the risk of breast cancer.
This year the bus has two themes: One side is dedicated to the local nurses, surgeons, radiologists and oncologists who fight breast cancer from diagnosis to bringing wellness.
The other side of the bus is dedicated to local breast cancer “Warriors” who represent eleven local breast cancer survivors during the race each year.
Lorna is a two time breast cancer survivor, 11 and 19 years past diagnosis and she is also the Vice-President for PBC local chapter of Your Bosom Buddies II, Inc. support group.
For the past 25 years Komen South Florida sponsors local events throughout our area to promote finding a cure to end breast cancer.
The Pink Palm Tran bus makes its ultimate appearance at the 2016 Race for the Cure being held downtown West Palm Beach on January 30, 2016.
Lorna Meade-Johnson with her husband Joey J. Johnson. Photo by Lois SpatzGorgeous Fruit Papaya
Make sure that you have some as often as possible.
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Papaya was the only studied food found to halt breast cancer.
Scientists studied 14 plant foods commonly consumed in Mexico to determine their ability to halt breast cancer cell growth. These included avocado, black sapodilla, guava, mango, prickly pear cactus (nopal), pineapple, grapes, tomato, and papaya. They also evaluated beta-carotene, total plant phenolics, and gallic acid contents and antioxidant capacity. They found that only papaya had a significant effect on stopping breast cancer cell growth.
Papaya is a store-house of cancer-fighting lycopene.
The intense orangey-pink color of papaya means it is chock full of cancer fighting carotenoids. Not only beta carotene, but lycopene is found in abundance. The construction of lycopene makes it highly reactive towards oxygen and free radicals.
Scientists at the University of Illinois think this anti-oxidant activity contributes to its effectiveness as a cancer fighting agent. Epidemiological studies have indicated an inverse relationship between lycopene intake and prostate cancer risk. They showed that oral lycopene is highly bio available, accumulates in prostate tissue, and is localised in the nucleus of prostate epithelial cells.
In addition to antioxidant activity, other experiments have indicated that lycopene induces cancer cell death, anti-metastatic activity, and the up-regulation of protective enzymes. (The experiment report on cancer cells, Phase I and II studies have established the safety of lycopene supplementation in done on October 8, 2008).
Prostate cancer was the subject of a study in Australia that looked at 130 prostate cancer patients and 274 hospitalized controls. The scientists found that men who consumed the most lycopene-rich fruits and vegetables such as papaya were 82% less likely to have prostate cancer. In this study, green tea also exerted a powerful anti-cancer effect. When lycopene-rich foods were consumed with green tea, the combination was even more effective, an outcome the researchers credited to their synergy. (Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2007).
Isothiocyanates found in papaya restore the cell cycle to eliminate cancer.
Organo-sulphur compounds called isothiocyanates are found in papaya. In animal experiments, isothiocyanates protected against cancers of the breast, lung, colon, pancreas, prostate, as well as leukaemia, and they have the potential to prevent cancer in humans. Isothiocyanates have shown themselves capable of inhibiting both the formation and development of cancer cells through multiple pathways and mechanisms. (International Journal of Oncology, October, 2008).
Researchers in Japan - clarified the mechanisms of action in a type of isothiocyanate found in papaya known as BITC, which underlies the relationship between cell cycle regulation and appropriate cell death. When cancerous cells die on schedule, they are no longer a problem. The researchers established that BITC exerted cancer cell killing effects that were greater in the proliferating cells than in the quiescent cells. Cancer cells that are proliferating are much more dangerous than cancer cells that are in a state of dormancy. (Forum of Nutrition, 2009).
Enzymes (Vinegar) from papaya digest proteins including those that protect tumours.
The fruit and other parts of the papaya tree, also known as the paw paw tree, contain papain and chymopapain, powerful proteolytic enzymes that facilitate chemical reactions in the body.
They promote digestion by helping to break down proteins from food into amino acids that can be recombined to produce protein useable by humans.
Proteolytic enzymes protect the body from inflammation and help heal burns. They do a good job of digesting unwanted scar tissue both on the skin and under its surface.
Being a proteolytic enzyme, papain is able to destroy intestinal parasites, which are composed mostly of protein. To rid the body of intestinal parasites, half a cup of papaya juice can be alternated each hour for twelve consecutive hours with the same amount of cucumber or green bean juice.
Research has shown that the physical and mental health of people is highly dependent on their ability to produce proteins they can use effectively.
However, as people age, they produce less of the enzymes needed to effectively digest proteins from food and free needed amino acids. They are left with excessive amounts of undigested protein which can lead to overgrowth of unwanted bacteria in the intestinal tract, and a lack of available amino acids.
Eating papaya after a meal promotes digestion, and helps prevent bloating, gas production, and indigestion. It is quite helpful after antibiotic use to replenish friendly intestinal bacteria that were the casualties in the war against the unwanted bacteria. When the intestinal tract is well populated with friendly bacteria, the immune system is strengthened, and can protect better against flu and cancer.
Papaya contains fibrin, another useful compound not readily found in the plant kingdom.
Fibrin reduces the risk of blood clots and improves the quality of blood cells, optimising the ability of blood to flow through the circulatory system. Fibrin is also important in prevention strokes.
Proteolytic enzymes containing fibrin are a good idea for long plane rides to minimize the potential of blood clots in the legs. People who sit at a desk all day might want to use proteolytic enzymes too. Proteolytic enzymes are able to digest and destroy the defence shields of viruses, tumours, allergens, yeasts, and various forms of fungus.
Once the shield is destroyed, tumours and invading organisms are extremely vulnerable and easily taken care of by the immune system. Undigested proteins can penetrate the gut and wind up in the bloodstream where they are treated by the immune system as invaders.
If too many undigested proteins are floating around, the immune system becomes overburdened and unable to attend to the other tasks it was meant to do. Proteolytic enzymes can digest these rogue proteins, freeing up the immune system.
Let's ensure a slice of papaya every day in our diet. Papaya juice will be great.
Have a great day.....along with a slice of papaya.Natural Remedies To Reduce Cancer Risk
Posted December 23, 2011
On Sept. 26, 2009, Your Bosom Buddies II hosted a Free Educational Event at Wellington Regional Medical Center. The topic, Natural Strategies to Reduce Cancer Risk, attracted close to 50 people interested in learning about Lifestyles, Nutrition, Chinese Medicine, Stress Reduction, Exercise, Detox and more. Speakers for the morning seminar included Ann Fonfa, President of The Annie Appleseed Project, George Love, Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Jill Schneider, Director Circle of Life Holistic Programs, and Viana Muller, PhD, Founder, Whole World Botanicals.
Corporate Partners: Maitake Products, Inc, Tishcon, Cris Notti, Whole World Botanicals, Natural Soap Formulas, Raw Revolution Bars, American Biosciences, Inc, Spa Zen and Kangen Water all participated by giving samples and information on their products in Giveaway bags. Snacks were provided by Whole Foods Market in Wellington. Brighton Collectibles, who has partnered with Your Bosom Buddies II for the month of October, also participated by provided bottled water for each of the attendees. Connie, from Brighton Collectibles, was our first speaker announcing to the crowd that Brighton this year has chosen Your Bosom Buddies II as the recipient of a portion of each breast cancer bracelet and lanyard sold through October 31st.