Cancer-Fighting Enzymes in Pineapple?

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Dr. Mercola has written an excellent article on Bromelain, an enzyme that is found in pineapples.

Chemotherapy is not very effective.  Besides destroying the cancer cells, it also destroys healthy cells.  My father in law in currently on chemo medication – drugs that sap his energy and make him almost too ill to eat.  These drugs are extremely toxic and can destroy the body’s natural immune system that tries to fight the cancer.

Dr. Mercola describes how chemotherapy can actually make the tumors more aggressive by killing off the more benign tumor cells that keep it slow-growing or even harmless.

He goes on to describe how some natural compounds can selectively target cancer cells, so unlike chemo drugs, they have no healthy cell “collateral”.

One such substance is the enzyme bromelain that is commonly found in pineapple.

One study showed bromelain was more effective than the chemo drug 5-fluorauracil (which is still used despite 40 years of a poor track record) in treating cancer in animals.

Other substances that seem to selectively attack cancer cells include:

  1. Vitamin C
  2. Eggplant extract
  3. Turmeric (the curcumin that is found in this rhizome).

The article ends with a reference to a Dr. Gonzalez who is using natural alternatives to chemo drugs and radiation to treat cancer.

Read the full article.

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In a processed food culture, simply eating may not be enough. Dr. Andy Williams is a scientist with a strong interest in Juicing and how it can supply the body with the nutrients it needs to thrive in modern society. You can subscribe to his free daily paper called Juicing The Rainbow and follow him on Facebook orTwitter.

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