If you like the idea of warding off cancer with a simple cup of tea, I’ve got good news. New evidence shows chamomile tea contains a super powerful chemical that not only blocks the spread of cancer, but also shortens the life of a cancer cell.
On top of that, chamomile can even make a cancer cell more susceptible to the effects of drug therapy, working in hand in hand with conventional treatment methods. Keep reading to find out how to easily incorporate this simple daily ritual into your cancer-fighting plan…
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Foods You Should Never Mix
With These Popular Supplements!
There’s something that you should know about the vitamins you’re taking.
What you could be mixing with your vitamins might actually be making you sick.
Because vitamins aren’t as strictly regulated as pharmaceutical drugs, a lot of times the labels don’t warn you that you could be taking a harmful dose of vitamins simply by mixing them with other vitamins and nutrients found in every day foods.
My name is Dr. David Juan and I’ve been a practicing medical doctor for over 30 years. When it comes to the dangerous interactions of foods, drugs and vitamins, I’ve got the qualifications to back up what I’m talking about.
That’s why they call me The Vitamin Doctor.
And I want to warn you about the constant dangers resulting from vitamin, food and drug interactions that have already harmed others.
To see the dangerous and hidden pitfalls of today’s most popular supplements, watch this now.
The re-education of cancer cells
The magic ingredient at work in chamomile tea is a chemical called apigenin. The apigenin compound is plentiful in the Mediterranean diet, which you may be familiar with. The compound is also commonly found in celery, parsley, and several other fruits and vegetables. Chamomile itself is a daisy-like flower, used often in German and Hungarian herbal remedies.
In a recent study by scientists at Ohio State University, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, apigenins were found to be effective in teaching cancer cells “who’s boss.”
I mean that in the literal sense. Apigenins appear to play a role in gene regulation, essentially reprogramming cancer cells so they act more like normal cells and die on schedule. This is key, because one of the reasons cancer cells can so quickly take over is their ability to prevent apoptosis — regularly-scheduled cell death.
Unlike healthy cells, which die off after a time, cancer cells are practically immortal. So in the worst cases, cancer cells grow stronger and accumulate over time.
But, with apigenins in the picture, it appears that cancer cells experience normal cell death.
How chamomile switches from calming tea to killing machine
One of the most striking discoveries in this body of research is that apigenins could potentially stop the spread of breast cancer. The latest research suggests apigenin binds to one of three types of proteins, each with a specific function. One of those proteins is called hnRNPA2. In a healthy hnRNPA2 protein, only one type of “splicing” takes place.
But in cancer cells, two types of splicing take place. This abnormal splicing is a factor in about 80 percent of all cancers. Splicing is important because it prompts the production of mRNA, or messenger RNA, which then carries out instructions regarding gene activation.
When apigenin connects with the hnRNPA2 protein in breast cancer cells, it changes the protein from two splices back to a single-splice setup. And with splicing back to normal, cells are able to die on schedule—or, at the very least, they become more vulnerable to the effects of chemotherapy drugs.
The Ohio State researchers found that apigenin binds with at least 160 proteins in the human body. This is highly significant, given that most pharmaceutical-based drugs can only target one molecule. The theory now is that perhaps other “nutraceuticals” (nutrients with known health benefits) can also bind to and affect more than one protein at a time.
The fact that apigenins can have relationships with so many specific proteins may be why they’re able to reestablish a normal lifecycle in cancer cells. And now that scientists have gotten such valuable findings from exploring the effect of a natural compound on cancer cell research, it’s fair to say more exploratory research regarding nutraceuticals is on its way.
The sooner you start, the greater the benefit
If you read a newsletter like this, you know it’s smart to eat healthy foods — but mainstream medicine hangs back because there’s often not enough research on how specific nutrients affect us. That’s starting to change, and that’s the reason understanding the role of apigenin is so significant. In a world where conventional scientists hate to recommend a medicinal substance without understanding the specific way it acts in the body, research like this brings them a step closer to supporting nutritional solutions to disease.
What’s more, apigenins’ profound health effects aren’t limited to cancer treatment. They also have known anti-inflammatory properties. Consumed on a regular basis, they can help combat other health issues like heart disease and high cholesterol.
I’d caution you not to wait till science proves everything. Drink chamomile daily over the long term to reap the most health benefits. I should mention that chamomile has a reputation for being a sleep aid, so you may want to drink it at night. Taken first thing in the morning, it might slow you down.
If you knew what cancer does to your bank account, you’d drink chamomile tea by the gallon and do everything else you can to avoid this disease. Our last issue talked about how cancer forces many patients into bankruptcy. If you missed it, you can read it now just below.
Treating Cancer Is FINANCIALLY Toxic!
The diagnosis is devastating… the treatments doctors recommend can be traumatic…
… and when the bills start rolling in—you quickly realize that the cost of curing cancer is just about as bad as the disease! Here’s what cancer does to your bank account, and what you can do about it…
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A recent study1 indicates that cancer patients are three times more likely to declare bankruptcy than people without the disease.
According to a June 2013 study from the Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research in Washington, younger people with cancer were five times more likely to declare bankruptcy compared to older patients.
Those odds are alarming when you consider that tough economic times have driven bankruptcies sky high for people who aren’t dealing with a cancer diagnosis!
Study co-author Karma Kreizenbeck says that while their paper shows how cancer causes patients to run up medical debts that can lead to bankruptcy, “it could also mean people have to take second jobs, end up with lower credit scores or have to make other decisions.”
If you’re wondering about the numbers, consider this estimate from the National Cancer Institute (NCI)2 …
According to their research, cancer costs in 2010 reached a staggering $124 billion in the United States. And you can bet these numbers will continue their upward trend, with some estimates of cancer costs reaching at least $158 billion by 2020.
If you’re already emotionally and physically exhausted from dealing with disease, the last thing you need is the stress of worrying about how to pay for treatments.
But that’s the unfortunate reality for thousands of sick cancer patients. Let’s take a look at some of the costs you can expect to face…
A surefire way to drain your bank account
Cancer.net, a website of cancer information from American Society of Clinical Oncology, breaks down some of the common costs associated with cancer. These include:
- Doctor appointments—Even when you have medical insurance, you typically are responsible for a co-payment for each visit. The amount of the co-pay is set by the insurance company and can really add up when visits are frequent. What’s more, you’ll often be on the hook for separate charges associated with each laboratory test done as part of your appointment.
- Treatment expenses—These include charges for any medical care, such as radiation and chemotherapy sessions, that you receive during your cancer treatment. A study from Duke University Medical Center and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute3 showed that 215 insured cancer patients reported spending an average of $712 a month in out-of-pocket expenses.And even insured women with breast cancer can expect to shell out anywhere from $150-200 weekly for radiology visits if they have high insurance co-pays!Because cancer treatment can take anywhere from a few days to months or years—you’ll need a doctor or nurse to help you determine how often and for how long you may incur these out-of-pocket costs.
- Medication costs—It’s likely your share of the cost of cancer drugs will be high. So count on shelling out B-I-G bucks for chemotherapy plus other medicines to help relieve side effects.
- Transportation—Don’t overlook gas and other expenses you may have when traveling to and from your treatment facility. And if you’re seeking treatment outside of your home state, you’ll have to foot the travel costs for tickets, lodging and food while you’re away.
- Family and living expenses—You may incur costs related to running your household during your cancer treatment. These could include childcare or elder care expenses.
- Caregiving, at-home care, and long-term care—Cancer patients may require extensive assistance during treatment, such as fixing meals or transportation to medical appointments. Some patients even require long-term nursing care.
- Employment, legal, and financial issues—A cancer patient may incur costs for professional guidance to help address loss of wages for the patient or caregiver, to help sort out the tax implications of medical expenses, or to help write a will.
This is just a snapshot of some of the costs you may incur. But it should be more than enough to show that fighting cancer is truly a financial burden.
So is there any help available?
Some resources to help ease your burden…
Of course, some of the most effective treatments are natural foods and supplements that don’t cost very much at all. I firmly believe, based on the people we’ve interviewed during the last eight years, that patients can beat cancer on their own at home or by working with an alternative doctor on an outpatient basis.
Particularly for late-stage cancer patients, I believe the conventional treatments are almost worthless and you’re better off with alternatives. Don’t waste your last dollar on the chemo treatment that’s supposed to give you two more months (it probably won’t). Try the kinds of things Bill Henderson recommends in How to Cure Almost Any Cancer at Home for $5.15 or Day, or that Ty Bollinger recommends in The 31-Day Home Cancer Cure.
These are proven, validated cancer protocols that work for a lot of people. They don’t work for 100 percent of patients — that’s not realistic — but I’m convinced they have a MUCH higher success rate for late-stage cancer than do conventional treatments.
But if you’re an early-stage cancer patient you may decide to roll the dice on conventional treatments, or maybe you want to combine conventional and alternative therapies. Or perhaps you have a family member with cancer who won’t consider alternatives.
In that case, you may need to brace yourself for a financial shock. In Issue #268, we covered a variety of resources that are available to people in the mainstream medical system and — sometimes — to patients undergoing alternative treatments. I suggest you take a look at that issue, and make sure you aren’t missing any help that might available.
There are many non-profit organizations that provide assistance with medications, lodging, transportation, cleaning and other services for cancer patients.
And “Obamacare” — the new federal law officially known as The Affordable Care Act — is supposed to make healthcare more affordable and available to people diagnosed with cancer and other grave diseases. We’ll see.
My wish is that the half million cancer patients diagnosed each year find the financial, emotional and medical support they need!
Lee Euler, Publisher