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Posted by: maukik, Saturday, January 28, 2012, 7:43pm
My husband had this cancer.  Nice to know.
... A study published in
the journal Carcinogenesis shows that in both cell lines and mouse
models, grape seed extract (GSE) kills head and neck squamous cell carcinoma
cells, while leaving healthy cells unharmed.
“It’s a rather dramatic effect,” says Rajesh Agarwal, PhD, investigator at
the University of Colorado Cancer Center and professor at the Skaggs School of
Pharmaceutical Sciences.
It depends in large part, says Agarwal, on a healthy cell’s ability to wait
out damage.
“Cancer cells are fast-growing cells,” Agarwal says. “Not only that, but they
are necessarily fast growing. When conditions exist in which they can’t grow,
they die.”
Grape seed extract creates these conditions that are unfavorable to growth.
Specifically, the paper shows that grape seed extract both damages cancer cells’
DNA (via increased reactive oxygen species) and stops the pathways that allow
repair (as seen by decreased levels of the DNA repair molecules Brca1 and Rad51
and DNA repair foci).
“Yet we saw absolutely no toxicity to the mice, themselves,” Agarwal
Again, the grape seed extract killed the cancer cells but not the healthy
“I think the whole point is that cancer cells have a lot of defective
pathways and they are very vulnerable if you target those pathways. The same is
not true of healthy cells,” Agarwal says.
The Agarwal Lab hopes to move in the direction of clinical trials of grape
seed extract, potentially as an addition to second-line therapies that target
head and neck squamous cell carcinoma that has failed a first treatment.
Posted by: DoS, Saturday, January 28, 2012, 8:21pm; Reply: 1
A small press release.
Posted by: Lola, Saturday, January 28, 2012, 9:01pm; Reply: 2
does he follow the cancer book guidelines and protocols?
Posted by: maukik, Sunday, January 29, 2012, 4:27pm; Reply: 3
No, Lola.  He doesn't follow BT at all.  
Posted by: Lola, Monday, January 30, 2012, 5:42am; Reply: 4
let him watch a few videos....awaken his curiosity

Blood Type Diet Movies #1: "The Circle"
excluded middle food per BTwhy 'one size fits all' diets cannot be expected to work in everybody

Blood Type Diet Movies #2: 'Non Self'
effects of blood group antibodies on health and how they have influenced the history of medicine.
igg igm
Blood Type Diet Movies #3: "I Choose"
role of lectins in the diet and their interactions with blood type.
Posted by: maukik, Tuesday, January 31, 2012, 4:28am; Reply: 5
I will forward those to his email and encourage him to watch.  Thanks!  
Posted by: Amazone I., Sunday, March 4, 2012, 9:55pm; Reply: 6
Posted by: Easy E, Monday, March 5, 2012, 8:51pm; Reply: 7
Great to hear that he is doing better!  Plant foods are great medicines.
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