Thursday, November 08, 2018 by: Rhonda Johansson Tags: alternative medicine, cancer treatments, Chinese herbs, colon cancer, goodcancer, goodhealth, goodmedicine, herbal medicine, natural cures, natural medicine, prevention, TCM, traditional Chinese medicine (Natural News) Lycopus lucidus is known in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) as a powerful “warm” herb that enhances the liver and spleen meridians. Asian healers call the plant ze lan and typically prescribe it to promote menses and to inhibit some forms of pain. A recent study published in Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine concluded that ze lan may also play a remarkable role in treating colon cancer by inhibiting the expression of various proteins related to metastasis. Chinese researchers were curious to see how ze lan would work against a common “cold” disease. Understand that in traditional Chinese medicine, cancer is not a disease in itself but the manifestation of … [Read more...] about TCM herb shows great potential in treating colon cancer
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Wednesday, October 31, 2018 by: RJ Jhonson Tags: adlay, adlay millet, alternative medicine, angiogenesis, anti-cancer, Coix lacryma-jobi, colon cancer, Colorectal Cancer, food as medicine, goodcancer, goodfood, goodhealth, goodmedicine, Job's tears, natural cures, natural medicine, TCM, traditional Chinese medicine (Natural News) Metastasis, the process in which cancer cells spread to different parts of the body, is one of the most fearsome aspects of cancer. According to a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, a plant traditionally used in Chinese medicine can help put a stop to metastasis in colon cancer patients without the side effects commonly associated with cancer medications. The American Cancer Society expects more than 97,000 new cases of colorectal or colon cancer this year, as well as over 43,000 deaths resulting from the disease. Because of these numbers, colon cancer is recognized as the third deadliest type of cancer, after … [Read more...] about A popular Chinese medicine found to hold great potential in treating colon cancer
(Reuters) - Colon cancer patients who drink one or more servings of artificially-sweetened beverages a day have roughly half the risk of their cancer recurring compared to those who drink few or none of these beverages, a U.S. study suggests. The study wasn’t designed to prove whether or how drinking these beverages lowers the risk of colon cancer returning. The researchers can only theorize about reasons for their findings. One reason might be that patients who consume artificially-sweetened drinks are substituting them for sugar-sweetened sodas and juices, and therefore taking in less sugar, the study authors write in the journal PLoS ONE. “We’ve been studying the role of post-diagnosis diet and lifestyle on the risk of colon cancer, and a variety of factors are associated with recurrence,” said senior author Dr. Charles Fuchs, director of the Yale Cancer Center in New Haven, Connecticut. These factors include obesity, a sedentary lifestyle, a … [Read more...] about Diet soft drinks tied to lower odds of colon cancer recurrence
During the most trying time of his life, Chris Callahan found refuge on the Wildwood beach. The beach brought an aspect of normalcy to his life, whether he was lifeguarding or riding the waves like hundreds of other beachgoers. Four years ago, at the age of 33, Callahan was diagnosed with colon cancer – the third-most common cancer among men and women, but one that typically doesn't rear its head until middle age or later. Callahan had a wife, two sons and a new career as a teacher. It was a scary time of life, filled with grueling treatments. Still, he spent 40 days on the Wildwood Beach Patrol that summer, his ninth as a lifeguard. "Without coming to the beach, I don't know if I could have beaten cancer," said Callahan, now 37 and the father of a third boy. "There's something with the beach, and stuff like that, that calms you." That's why Callahan gets so excited about The Cure at the Shore, an annual fundraiser hosted by the beach patrols along the southern Jersey Shore. Only … [Read more...] about Lifeguard recounts how Wildwood beach helped him battle colon cancer
A new study suggests that colon cancer patients who regularly drink diet sodas have a much lower risk of their tumor coming back, or of dying from the cancer. In a study funded by the U.S. National Cancer Institute, researchers tracked outcomes for more than 1,000 colon cancer patients. The investigators found that those who drank one or more 12-ounce servings of artificially sweetened soft drinks a day had a 46 percent lower risk of cancer recurrence or death over the study period than those who didn't drink such beverages. A second analysis found that about half of the benefit appeared to be due to people switching from regular to diet sodas. "Artificially sweetened drinks have a checkered reputation in the public because of purported health risks that have never really been documented," study senior author Dr. Charles Fuchs, director of Yale Cancer Center, said in a university news release. "Our study clearly shows they help avoid cancer recurrence and death in patients who have … [Read more...] about Could Diet Soda Help Curb Colon Cancer’s Return?