Each year, hundreds of thousands of people die due to preventable diseases including cancer and diabetes. Up to this day, many physicians and giant pharmaceutical companies are in denial that healthy life style choices including diet and exercise are the main contributing factors to most diseases including cancer.
Although the information and effectiveness of the alternative cancer therapies are largely undermined by the mainstream media and giant pharmaceuticals – thanks to social media and independent sources for health news, more and more people are discovering the importance of a healthy diet and effectiveness of herbal and natural remedies.
According to a recent study published in journal of Life Sciences, a derivative of the traditional Chinese herb ‘Sweet wormwood’ called artemesinin can kill and destroy up to 98% of cancer cells within 16 hours. The researchers discovered that the herb by itself can cause 28% reduction in breast cancer cells, but when it was combined with iron, it can eliminate up to 98% of the cancer cells without affecting the normal cells.
When the researchers at UW tested artemisinin-based compound on human leukemia cells, they discovered that it was highly selective at targeting and killing cancer cells. The chemistry professor at UW and the leading author of the study, Dr Tomikazu Sasaki says that “artemisinin-based compound is like a special agent planting a bomb inside the cell. This compound is selective and effective for eliminating different cancers including leukemia, breast and prostate in laboratory animals”.
Unlike traditional cancer therapies including chemo and radiation, artemisinin doesn’t hurt normal cells and it kills 100 cancer cells for every healthy cell, (about ten times better than current chemotherapies).
According to researchers, artemisinin-based compound are much more lethal in killing cancer cells when they are partnered with iron, since cancer cells need a lot of iron to maintain a rapid tumor growth.
Combining artemisinin and iron is much more effective in killing cancer cells and when cancer cells send signal to the body that indicate their need for iron and protein, they are unaware that the toxic compound artemisinin is lurking on their surface along with iron and protein. On the inside of the cancer tumor, iron reacts with toxic artemisinin to release poisonous molecules known as free radicals. When there is enough accumulation of free radicals, the cancer cell dies.
“The compound is like a little bomb-carrying monkey riding on the back of a Trojan horse,” says Henry Lai, UW bioengineering professor and co-author of the study. “Most currently available drugs are targeted to specific cancers. This compound works on a general property of cancer cells, their high iron content.”
Although using herbs as an alternative medicine is a new concept in Western societies, in most Asian countries herbs like Sweet wormwood have been used in salads and as a medicine. For thousands of years, countries like China have been using the extract of Sweet wormwood to treat diseases like malaria because malaria parasite cannot live in the presence of artemisinin (since they are rich in iron).
Cancer has been turned into a multi-billion dollar business, so isn’t preventing cancer bad for business? While giant pharmaceuticals make billions of dollars from expensive cancer therapies that don’t even work, thousands of people are cut open, perforated with tubes, hooked up to machines, and assaulted with drugs for the sake of corporate profit.
Most available chemotherapies are so highly toxic that they kill and destroy one normal cell for every five to 10 cancer cell. The side effects of current chemotherapies are so severe that some patients even die from them.
In fact, according to a new study published in the journal Nature Medicine, healthy cells damaged by chemotherapy release more of a protein known as WNT16B, which can promote and prolong cancer cell survival.
The co-author of the study, Peter Nelson says that “The increase in WNT16B was completely unexpected. The protein was taken up by tumor cells neighboring the damaged cells. WNT16B, when secreted, would interact with nearby tumor cells and cause them to grow, invade, and importantly, resist subsequent therapy”.
In another study published at UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center (UJCCC), the researchers have found that radiation could actually induce the breast cancer cells. According to researchers, the treatment may seem to be working for a short period of time but the ratio of highly malignant cells begins to outgrow very soon. This can lead to a treatment-induced death – not from the original appearance of cancer, but from the radiation treatment itself.
For a long time now, many scientific papers have indicated that other alternative cancer therapies like nutritional and herbal remedies do work, without harming healthy cells. In fact, many studies have concluded that natural and herbal remedies including thunder god vine, Turkey Tail mushroom, colloidal platinum and silver, high dosages of vitamin C, turmeric, Cat’s Claw and Blood Root are very effective in killing and destroying cancer cells.
But, the giant pharmaceutical and drug companies have tried so hard to ignore these studies and in a desperate attempt they have even created thousands of fake documents to push for pharmaceutical drugs instead of natural, herbal and alternative therapies.
According to Natural Society, although it’s great news that Chinese medicine, as a natural and inexpensive method can cure diseases like cancer, the researcher are looking into creating a pharmaceutical drug from the essential compounds of herbs that have been proven to destroy cancer cells. A drug that like all other drugs will seek FDA’s approval and will eventually be nutritionally ruined and patented for the sake of corporate profit.