Posts Tagged "melanoma"

European Mistletoe: Season’s Greetings and Healings to You!

Posted on Oct 4, 2014 in Research

Mistletoe is more than Christmas and kisses. The purified extract is a powerful immune boosting therapy used by 60% of German cancer patients. Clinical trials show that mistletoe: Lengthens lifespan 77% in people with pancreatic cancer Improves quality of life and immune function in people with stomach cancer Improves quality of life in breast cancer survivors Slows progression of sarcoma, melanoma, and colon cancer.  Is active against ovarian cancer May increase survival in metastatic cervical cancer Extends survival in stage II and stage III melanoma Mistletoe is an immune therapy. It...

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This Plant May Prevent Melanoma

Posted on May 21, 2013 in Research

Star Tribune ( – Can Thistle Plant Help Prevent Melanoma? – By Colleen Stoxen -(Monday, May 20, 2013) “Researchers at the Hormel Institute in Austin, Minn., say they have discovered an element in milk thistle that can slow the growth of melanoma – a common, often deadly form of skin cancer. The milk thistle plant contains a natural anti-cancer agent called silybin, also known as silibrinin, which has long been used for preventing allergies and repairing liver damage. Previous studies have shown that silybin can help prevent various cancers, including...

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Ask the Doctor: Endocrine Disruptors in Personal Care Products

Posted on Apr 16, 2013 in Research

Q:  I’ve been reading about endocrine disruptors in personal care products. Can you explain these and suggest safer alternatives? — Danika in San Diego, CA A:  Endocrine disruptors are chemicals that imitate or alter the function of normal body hormones. For example, they may mimic estrogen, interfere with thyroid hormone, or bind up testosterone. Estrogen mimics may increase the risk of hormone sensitive cancers such as breast, ovarian, and prostate cancer. Thyroid disruptors increase the risk of hypothyroidism. In hypothyroidism, elevated TSH acts as a growth signal for thyroid...

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