The News about
This Cancer-Killing Vegetable
Just Keeps Getting Better
January 26th, 2014 by Holly Cornish
Out of all the natural ways to fight off cancer and live a long and healthy life, eating good food is my favorite. Now scientists have discovered that one of the healthiest foods known, broccoli, has even more cancer-fighting properties than originally thought.
Compounds in broccoli can kill the most feared, chemo-resistant cancer cells. Other illnesses it protects against include diabetes, osteoarthritis, hypertension, and allergies. There’s even a new broccoli extract you rub into your skin. Here’s the latest. . .
Breast Cancer Survivor was told:
“You’ll be dead in a year”
(Pssst!! That was 12 years ago!)?
Doctors didn’t give Wiltrude much hope when they diagnosed her with cancer in the year 2000. Wiltrude, a German psychologist, never thought cancer would happen to her. But it did. And it came as a big shock.
One doctor told her, “You’ll be dead in a year.” Late stage breast cancer is virtually incurable using conventional treatments. Even M.D.s admit it. They talk about “buying you more time.” (Don’t count on it. The evidence shows you’re better off doing nothing than chemo.)
When Wiltrude told her doctor she was going to try alternative treatments, he said, “You are committing suicide with what you’re doing.” But she was determined to find a way to beat her cancer.
Thanks to the wonders of the Internet, this European woman came across a book by my good friend Bill Henderson, one of the smartest and wisest people I know when it comes to cancer treatment.
She tried Bill’s top, number one recommendation — a gentle treatment you can do at home for just $5.15 a day. What’s more, the cost goes down to $3.50 after six weeks because you just need a maintenance dose. And it even tastes good.
Not only has Wiltrude passed the five-year cancer survival mark, she’s survived for 12 years. We just interviewed her recently for this publication. The radiologist who tests her every year told her, “You’re the only one with this kind of result.”
You can find out more about Bill’s proven cancer treatment plan if you click here.
When I ask him about some of the treatments that top alternative doctors use, Bill sort of shrugs and says, “They’re fine, but why bother? My treatment works, you can do it yourself, and it costs practically nothing.”
He’s coached thousands of cancer patients with all different types and stages of cancer. Most of the people who follow the detailed, specific plan in this Special Report get over their cancer and live for years.
“Almost any kind of cancer is reversible,” says Bill. “I never give up on anyone.”
Broccoli is part of the cruciferous vegetable family, a group that includes cabbage, kale, cauliflower, collard greens, and Brussels sprouts.
But broccoli in particular leads the pack with bountiful amounts of sulforaphane, a powerful, cancer-protective sulfur compound that helps your liver with detoxification and kills off nearly indestructible cancer stem cells.
Broccoli sprouts are even better. These are three- to four-day-old broccoli plants that look like alfalfa and taste like radishes. They boast up to 100 times more sulforaphane per unit of weight than a head of broccoli. If you’re among the people (like the first George Bush) who don’t like broccoli, take this as a hint: The sprouts not only taste different but you don’t have to eat as large a quantity.
A high level of sulforaphane is not broccoli’s only benefit. Among other things, broccoli has high levels of fiber and vitamin C. On the anti-cancer front, it’s packed with small amounts of selenium and large amounts of indole-3-carbinol, which has anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-cancer activity.
Indole-3-carbinol is converted to diindolylmethane (DIM) by the digestive process. DIM is readily available as a food supplement – but it does not contain the full range of benefits from eating the vegetable.
Even so, it has a lot of benefits. Indole-3-carbinol blocks the growth of cancer cells and boosts DNA repair. A good way to describe it is that broccoli has the ability to turn on the genes that prevent cancer development, while turning off those genes that help cancer spread.
The all-around champion
The anti-cancer compound sulforaphane is processed from something called glucoraphanin and myrosinase, which broccoli has in high levels.
As I mentioned, it’s sulforaphane that plays a role in eradicating cancer stem cells. According to a study by researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, sulforaphane inhibits breast cancer stem cells and prevents new tumors from growing. This is significant because current chemotherapy treatments are ineffective against cancer stem cells.
Stem cells are the reason why cancer so often returns and spreads following chemo treatments. A brief period of remission – an apparent “cure” – is too often followed by a worse case of cancer than the patient started with, as these potent cancer “seeds” take root and multiply.
Incredibly, the benefits of broccoli aren’t specific to just breast cancer or any other particular form of cancer. Sulforaphane seems to block multiple steps common to cancer formation in a variety of different types of cancers.
Here’s another reason to love sulforaphane: It looks like it also protects against skin cancer. But the trick isn’t in eating it, it’s in rubbing it on your skin. This is news to me, and very interesting. . .
A team of researchers from Johns Hopkins University and the University of Arizona Cancer Center is working on a topical broccoli sprout solution. They already know sulforaphane is effective at blocking sunburns, and they believe it can activate protective enzymes in the skin. The main benefit, if the treatment comes to market, is for folks with weak immune systems who could apply sulforaphane to their skin to reduce their cancer risk.
How to eat broccoli for maximum benefit
Another perk of broccoli’s cancer-fighting ability is that you don’t have to eat mass quantities. Roughly 10 spears of broccoli per week should be enough to give you cancer-fighting protection, and you can consume that much in just two meals.
The main thing you have to be careful of if you use broccoli to prevent cancer is not to destroy the enzymes during the cooking process. You’ll kill off all the myrosinase enzyme after cooking broccoli for just two minutes in the microwave, or steaming it for more than seven minutes. (Myrosinase in broccoli is needed for the sulforaphane to form.)
If you boil broccoli, you’ll significantly reduce its health benefits. Five minutes of boiling results in up to a 30 percent loss of sulforaphane. I find two or three minutes is adequate (cut the spears into smaller pieces so they cook faster). And, of course, eating broccoli raw in a salad or as broccoli sprouts avoids the whole problem.
If you want to try broccoli sprouts, you’ll benefit from the fact that they contain 20 to 50 times more of the chemoprotective compounds than do mature broccoli heads.
You can even grow the sprouts at home in a window box or under a grow light. A pound of seeds can reportedly produce ten pounds of sprouts. That makes it a remarkable value, compared to buying supplements.
A recent study in The British Journal of Nutrition recommended combining broccoli with broccoli sprouts to double the anti-cancer effect. Eat that combination just three to five times a week for maximum benefit.
There’s also the option of a green powder formula made of broccoli. You’ll find it at any quality health food store. I recommend choosing something that’s pharmaceutical-grade and organic.
Researchers are working on a way to extract and preserve sulforaphane in pill form, but at this time it’s not a recommended regular supplement. Only DIM is available.
One of the simplest “treatments” you can turn to
If you ever tire of broccoli, you can get similar levels of sulforaphane from mustard, radishes, arugula, and wasabi. My recommendation is to combine broccoli with broccoli sprouts and top it off with a mustard sauce so you get the highest possible dose of sulforaphane.
Remember, diet is one of the most important factors that influences your chances to develop or defeat cancer. Incorporating broccoli into your weekly regimen, or even just the sprouts, will give you a significant leg up in staying healthy.
When it comes to some of the cancer-fighting substances in foods, you’re better off taking a megadose in a pill because it’s so hard to eat enough of the food to get a clinical dose. Our last issue talked about one of the most powerful food extracts. If you missed it, fear not, you can scroll down and read it below. . .
Olympic Athlete Gives a Gold Medal
To This Immune Booster
Most newborn babies either get mother’s milk or cow’s milk as the first meal when they’re born.
In either case, the milk contains colostrum, which has nutrients designed to maintain your health and prevent disease. This valuable nutrient is found in the milk of all mammals. Keep reading and you’ll see why. . .
The reason it’s in mother’s milk is that stopping disease in its tracks is ALWAYS better than scrambling to cure diseases after they’ve got you in their grip. Scientists recognize colostrum as a powerful immune booster.
And the health benefits of colostrum aren’t limited to newborn infants. Colostrum also has a remarkable ability to stamp out the causes of most disease and infection in adults who take it as a supplement. I’ve come across one or two stories of people who reversed cancer using nothing but colostrum.
It enables your body to get to work repairing and rebuilding years of damage from unhealthy living—thereby allowing you to enjoy an abundance of robust health.
This is probably why eight-time Olympic speed skater medalist Apolo Ohno gives bovine colostrum two ‘golden’ thumbs up! In an endorsement for a bovine colostrum supplement, Ohno said he used it in two Olympic contests because:
“[It] helped me stay healthy, recover faster and be at the peak of my game.”
What does Ohno know that you don’t?
If you read this newsletter regularly, you already know about the amazing immune boosters in colostrum from Issue #208.
For starters, colostrum provides a rich supply of the protein called lactoferrin. This strand of amino acids binds to iron and delivers it where your body needs it. It also helps stop abnormal cancer cells from using this iron to grow and spread.
But that’s not all…
Lactoferrin is also a powerful antioxidant that helps prevent the formation of cell-damaging free radicals that can lead to disease and premature aging.
Clinical studies have proven that lactoferrin can destroy HIV…herpes… hepatitis and other viruses…
And other clinical studies published in the journal Biochemistry and Cell Biology showed that bovine lactoferrin significantly inhibited colon, esophagus, lung, and bladder cancers in laboratory rats.
But lactoferrin isn’t the only thing in colostrum to help protect your health…
Colostrum components turbocharge your immune system!
Not only is colostrum a wonderful source of lactoferrin, but it also contains other immune boosters to help protect your health. This includes:
- Transfer factors (TFs) — Bovine colostrum is full of immune-boosting transfer factors, such as hydrogen peroxide, IgA and IgG-type immunoglobulins. According to Burton Goldberg, author of the book Alternative Medicine, TFs can teach the protein antibodies of your immune system to recognize specific antigens and communicate that they are present. In doing so, TFs from colostrum supplements provide resistance to infection and disease.
- (Prolyproline-Rich Polypeptide (PRP) — helps balance the immune function by regulating the thymus gland, which produces T-cells. It also helps balance the overactive immune response common to diseases like arthritis and lupus. It does this by blocking overproduction of T-cells and lymphocytes. This helps reduce the pain and swelling associated with autoimmune diseases.
Transfer factors, PRP and other growth factors in colostrum have been shown to:
- Encourage apoptosis (natural cell death) so that your immune system flushes out cancer cells before they become tumors.
- Heal and protect delicate intestinal lining from damage
- Purge harmful cryptosporidium parasites that can cause acute diarrhea or even be life-threatening to a person with compromised immunity
- Reduce blood vessel growth to cancer tissue
- And much more!
Medical experts endorse colostrum supplements
A Natural News article summarized many expert opinions on the health benefits of colostrum, including the following recommendations:
“If you must take antibiotics, restore the body’s ‘friendly’ bacteria by taking a probiotic supplement,…. colostrum is another effective probiotic that can be taken on a rotating basis with acidophilus and bifidobacteria. Take 300 milligrams three times daily, between meals.”
—Smart Medicine For Healthier Living by Janet Zand LAc OMD Allan N Spreen MD CNC James B LaValle RPh ND, page 79
Phytic acid … is a powerful antioxidant. Phytic acid is found in very high concentrations in colostrum,…. A specially formulated form of phytic acid, called Cellular Forte with IP-6, is used to treat cancers of many types. One of its major effects is to prevent iron from reaching cancer cells. Its iron binding power is so great that it is also used to treat the iron-overload disease, hemochromatosis.
—Health And Nutrition Secrets by Russell L Blaylock MD, page 335
Another immunomodulator made from milk colostrum is Cytolog, which may also prove helpful in boosting the immune system to treat cancer. —Alternative Medicine by Burton Goldberg, page 602
These are just a few expert opinions on the benefits of colostrum supplements.
Perhaps you’ll now consider it as part of your healthy defense against cancer. You might decide that it deserves a gold medal for effective cancer prevention!
Lee Euler, Publisher
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