Monthly Archives: July 2012

Importance of IGF-1 in fighting cancer

by Dr. Francisco Contreras Throughout most of the twentieth century, age-adjusted death rates for many of our most common cancers were vastly lower in much of the Third World than in comparatively wealthy industrialized countries such as the United States. … Continue reading

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Silymarin: A disease-fighting agent

By Dr. Francisco Contreras Silymarin is a disease-fighting agent derived from milk thistle. Several studies have shown that silymarin is a very strong antioxidant, capable of scavenging both free radicals and reactive oxygen species, which results in a boost to cellular … Continue reading

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Immune Stimulation Therapy

New alternative treatments  include a number of agents that can aid the immune system’s ability to attack cancer by optimizing the function of natural killer (NK) cells and cytotoxic T lymphocytes. NK cells have the potential to kill a broad … Continue reading

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Is Conventional Treatment Catching Up with Massage Therapy?

by Melanie L. Bowen Massage therapists are among those who may have the keenest sense of how beneficial palliative care is to cancer patients and survivors. In a treatment regimen that tends to take the body down to its affected … Continue reading

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Insulin Potentiated Therapy (IPT)

Insulin Potentiation Therapy (IPT), also known as low dose chemotherapy, is one of the safest and most innovative approaches to treating cancer. It is a kinder, gentler way to fight cancer effectively, including particularly aggressive cancers such as lung cancer … Continue reading

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Pomegranate Extract for Prostate Cancer Patients

Tumor-specific nutraceuticals for prostate cancer patients is pomegranate extract. Although most pomegranate research has focused on potential benefits for cardiovascular health, the possibility that pomegranate extracts could influence the induction and growth of cancer is now receiving attention. Indeed, two … Continue reading

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Every Cancer is Unique

by Dr. Francisco Contreras Cancers arise by progressive accumulation of random mutations. Each cell has tens of thousands of genes, and each of these genes can be altered in literally hundreds of ways. So each cancer is absolutely unique. Moreover, … Continue reading

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Article: Probiotics May Be Effective Alternative Cancer Treatment

by By Dr. Matthew Marturano, ND Thursday, June 28, 2012 Few words strike as profound an emotional cord as cancer. It can invoke a strong sense of fear and helplessness, remind us of the strength and courage displayed by those who have faced it … Continue reading

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How Cancer Rises

by Dr. Francisco Contreras Throughout life, the human body accumulates mutations in the genetic material of its stem cells – cells that retain the capacity to divide. This genetic material (DNA) can be damaged by activated carcinogens derived from the … Continue reading

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Omega 3 Slows Tumor Growth

Fish oil is a uniquely rich source of the long-chain omega-3 fatty acids EPA (eicosapnetaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). A small structural difference distinguishes these fatty acids from the omega-6 fatty acids found in plant derived oils. EPA and … Continue reading

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