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Stress-reliever cures cancer, too!

By Lee Euler / November 30, 2011

Ancient India’s Answer to the
Plague of Modern-Day Stress
Reduces the number of cancer tumors by up to 92%!

Lions and tigers and bears were the stresses faced by our cave-person ancestors.

It’s highly unlikely you’ll have to fight those kinds of battles… yet your body responds as if that kind of attack is imminent, nearly all day, every day.

All around us are pressures that make us feel like we’re in a fight to the death: traffic jams, grocery store lines, deadlines, the general lack of time, the never-ending pressure to do all the things we “should” do. Plus you can add the epidemic of environmental toxins, poor nutrition, and lack of exercise.

What toll does all this take on our health — and what’s an EASY way to relieve some of it? Our research team at Cancer Defeated has turned up a remarkable herb that reduces the cellular damage caused by stress by as much as 80%! But we also found something far more exciting to this story:Recent animal studies show striking, drastic reductions in cancer. Keep reading. . .

Continued below…

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The High Price Chronic Stress Exacts on Your Health

It makes sense to slow down for a moment and listen to your body. Some of the ways it speaks of sky-high stress include:

1. Faster Heart Rate — This is great if you’re running from a lion or tiger, but when it becomes an everyday event, you risk burning out your heart and suffering cardiovascular disease.

2. High Blood Pressure — When stressed, blood flow to your brain and muscles may increase up to 400%. Good for shooting a bear… not helpful as an ongoing lifestyle.

3. Slow digestion — Energy you need to digest your food is diverted to your head, heart and limbs… leading to chronic constipation, irritable bowel disease, and more. Stress can also change your eating habits — prompting you to grab for certain snacks, resort to comfort foods (read: weight gain), or skip meals.

4. Weight gain — Caused by increased cortisone levels due to prolonged stress.

5. Insomnia and other sleep problems — From an over-active mind and mental stress. Sleeplessness takes a much bigger toll on your health than most people realize (see Issue #20 for more).

6. Muscle tension and fatigue — When under long-term stress, your muscles get tight and tense, resulting in overworked muscles without the benefit of exercise.

7. Immune problems — Halt your body’s ability to fight infections.

And then there’s reduced happiness, poorer quality of life, depression, anxiety, memory loss, skin imbalances, reproductive problems, decreased sexual desire, and more.

Do you see yourself here? Then read on — because there’s an ancient answer for this modern plague.

And it not only helps reduce stress, but shows hope as an anticancer agent, protects brain health, and more.

Ancient eastern herb comes to the rescue
of overstressed modern folks

Stress depletes your body of critical nutrients, and increases oxidative stress, i.e. free radical damage. But this ancient herb is capable of reversing the damage and relieving your stress.

It grows naturally in North America and Africa — but it’s most commonly associated with the Ayurvedic traditions of the east. Ayurveda is an ancient philosophy and application of natural health well-known in India.

One of the cornerstones of Ayurveda is an herb made from the roots of the Withania somnifera plant (also known as India winter cherry), called ashwagandha. It’s been used for centuries to treat a host of health conditions.

This exotic herb is an adaptogen, which means it helps your body deal with stress, trauma, anxiety and fatigue.

Stress Reduction 101

Ashwagandha is a potent antioxidant. Chronic nervous system tension causes premature aging, increases lipid (fat) peroxidation, and decreases your stores of critical antioxidant enzymes catalase and glutathione peroxidase.

Studies show ashwagandha can help deactivate much of your chronic stress buildup.

For example, when ashwagandha extract was given one hour before a daily stress-inducing procedure, it neutralized free radical damage.1

One animal study shows how potent ashwagandha is at reducing tension and stress on your nervous system. In animals exposed to chronic stress, 85% of their cells showed signs of chronic degeneration. But when ashwagandha was administered, the number of damaged cells fell by a whopping 80%.2

The largest human clinical trial to date showed impressive results too. Participants reported a number of measurable improvements — including increased energy, reduced fatigue, better sleep, and an enhanced sense of well-being. Also, strikingly, ashwagandha led to a 26% reduction of cortisol — a stress hormone.

What’s more, participants in the study saw a fall in fasting blood sugar levels and improved blood lipid levels.3 This herb packs quite a few benefits into one pill.

Ashwagandha was even shown to be equivalent to leading name brand anti-anxiety and anti-depressant medications — but without the terrible side effects.4

Scientists believe that premature aging linked to chronic stress is also linked to free radical damage. Ashwagandha seems to reverse this oxidative stress. Some scientists suggest using it as an anti-stress therapy, clinically.

A University of Texas Health Science Center study also examined its anti-stress benefits, and found that it exhibited activity similar to GABA, which may explain why it is so effective in reducing anxiety. (GABA is your brain’s major inhibitory neurotransmitter, which puts the brakes on your anxiety.)

You might guess that if ashwagandha can slow you down, reduce your stress and put an end to chronic nervous tension, it may also play a role in your risk of coming down with chronic diseases like cancer. It’s a good guess…

Killing cancer cells

Exciting recent evidence suggests that ashwagandha has the potential to stop cancer cells in their tracks.

Scientists in India recently concluded that it disrupts cancer cells’ ability to reproduce — an all-important part of fighting cancer.5

A recent study showed ashwagandha could inhibit the growth of human breast, lung, and colon cells in the lab. And at a level comparable to that achieved by the chemotherapy drug doxorubicin. In fact, for breast and colon cancer, the specific compound withaferin A from ashwagandha was more effective than doxorubicin.6

Ashwagandha has been shown to disrupt cancer cells’ ability to reproduce, by inhibiting their ability to form new blood vessels which support tumor growth.

What’s more, animals with lymphatic cancer, when fed ashwagandha, saw a marked increase in life span and an overall decrease in tumor weight.7

There’s more: Preliminary studies show that the leaf extract of ashwagandha can decrease cancer cells without adversely affecting healthy ones.8

Another study looked at stomach cancer in lab animals. With orally administered ashwagandha, tumor incidence was cut by 60% and the number of tumors by a staggering 92%. Correspondingly, in skin cancer tumor incidence was cut by 45% and the number of tumors was cut by 71%.9

Other studies confirm those skin cancer findings.10

Looked at from a different angle… a well-known side effect of conventional chemotherapy is neutropenia, a sharp increase in the risk of infection, caused by a drastic drop in white blood cells. An animal study showed that oral ashwahandha protected against neutropenia, suggesting it may be a viable adjunctive therapy.11

What’s more…

Ashwagandha protects
from aging, brain fog and worse

Ashwagandha’s reach extends beyond stress and cancer. It is also celebrated for its anti-aging and brain protective effects.

For years, Indian healers have suggested ashwagandha as a remedy for memory loss and other degenerative brain diseases.

Scientists from the University of Leipzig have confirmed this. They examined its effects on the brain, by dosing rats with it and seeing what it did to their neurotransmitters. Turns out it led to more brain activity — the kind that accounts for ashwagandha’s reputation for increasing cognitive ability and memory. Other studies have come to the same conclusions.

So it should come as no surprise that it’s also useful for the prevention and treatment of Alzheimer’s.

Some of its impact as an anti-aging tonic may link back to its anti-stress effect. Reducing your stress can slow down the pace at which you’re wearing out your body and cells.

More exciting breakthroughs to come…

As with many herbs, ashwagandha is not specific to one organ or body system and therefore is helpful for multiple health conditions.

More research is underway for ashwagandha’s efficacy for:

1. Fatigue

2. Pain

3. Skin diseases/acne

4. Diabetes

5. Gastro-intestinal diseases

6. Rheumatoid arthritis

7. Bone cancer

8. Tuberculosis

9. Parkinson’s

10. Bipolar Disorder

11. Epilepsy

I expect these studies will turn up a great deal of new information. It’s probable we’ve just begun to learn the benefits of this herb.

One caveat that our research turned up… Please consult your doctor if you have thyroid disease and are considering using ashwagandha because of concerns with how it affects your thyroid. The herb is also not recommended for pregnant women because it reportedly can cause miscarriage.

Otherwise, ashwagandha appears to be a safe way to reduce stress in your life — at the very least — and you may reap other benefits as well. It’s readily available online from a number of reputable sources. Full disclosure: I haven’t tried it myself. My procedure with any new supplement or remedy is to start gradually and be alert to any changes in my digestion, sleep habits, energy level or other symptoms.

Alternative medicine boosters love to tell you that all natural remedies are perfectly and safe and have no side effects. Tain’t so. Proceed with caution and common sense.

Best regards,

Lee Euler,
Publisher

References:
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2 Jain S, Shukla SD, Sharma K, Bhatnagar M. Neuroprotective effects of Withania somnifera Dunn. in hippocampal sub-regions of female albino rat. Phytother Res. 2001 Sep;15(6):544-8.
3 Unpublished study, 2005. NutrGenesis, LLC.
4 Bhattacharya SK, Bhattacharya A, Sairam K, Ghosal S. Anxiolytic-antidepressant activity of Withania somnifera glycowithanolides: an experimental study. Phytomedicine. 2000 Dec;7(6):463-9.
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7 http://www.lef.org/magazine/mag2006/jun2006_report_ashwa_01.htm
8 http://clincancerres.aacrjournals.org/content/13/7/2298
9 Padmavathi B, Rath PC, Rao AR, Singh RP. Roots of Withania somnifera inhibit forestomach and skin carcinogenesis in mice. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2005 Mar;2(1):99-105.
10 Mathur S, Kaur P, Sharma M, et al. The treatment of skin carcinoma, induced by UV B radiation, using 1-oxo-5beta, 6beta-epoxy-witha-2-enolide, isolated from the roots of Withania somnifera, in a rat model. Phytomedicine. 2004 Jul;11(5):452-60.
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Lee Euler

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