Posts Tagged "prostate cancer"

Target BRCA & Cancer-Causing Genes

Posted on Sep 29, 2015 in Research

While the commonness of the BRCA gene has stayed stable for generations, the number of BRCA-caused cancers continues to rise. Why? Because diet and lifestyle guide the expression of the BRCA gene. What does the BRCA gene do? BRCA is an “off switch” for damaged cells, which scientists call a tumor suppressor gene. Our bodies make cancer cells all the time. Tumor suppressor genes tag these damaged cells for destruction before a cell can multiply and become a cancer. I’m a man. Why should I care? BRCA is one of many tumor suppressor genes. P53 is another, and is mutated in...

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Beauty AND Health: 5 Cancer Causing Personal Care Products To Avoid 

Posted on Aug 31, 2014 in Research

Looking great shouldn’t endanger your health.  Yet, cosmetic companies can (and do!) put almost any ingredient in their products. Our shampoos. sunscreens, and cosmetics often contain dangerous cancer-causing ingredients. And, research shows that what goes on the skin gets into the blood. These 5 common ingredients disrupt the functions of estrogen, testosterone, and thyroid hormone. This increase the risk of breast, prostate, colon, ovarian, and thyroid cancer. Avoid these 5 toxic ingredients: Parabens: These are added to lotions, creams, and cosmetics as preservatives. When applied...

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This Plant Slows Prostate Cancer Growth

Posted on Jul 18, 2013 in Research

For men with prostate cancer, the PSA doubling time (PSADT) is a critical number to watch. The PSADT measures how quickly a tumor is growing. PSADT of 2 years? Your treatment plan is working well. PSADT of 4 months? The treatment isn’t working and the tumor is growing fast. Do you want all options to decrease your PSADT? Look into modified citrus pectin. This citrus plant extract binds to galactin-3, a receptor that cancer cells use to grab onto tissue and spread. Galectin-3 is pivotal to metastasis. Modified citrus pectin (MCP) blocks galactin-3. In a phase II clinical trial, MCP...

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Does Fish Oil Really Cause Prostate Cancer?

Posted on Jul 17, 2013 in Research

A study from the National Cancer Institute recently found an association between Omega-3 and prostate cancer risk. Dr Robert Rountree shares this helpful analysis of the study: “Greetings, As you may be aware, an article published in the July 2013 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute suggests there is an association between elevated plasma omega-3 fatty acid levels and a heightened risk of prostate cancer. This study must be interpreted with a significant degree of caution for a variety of reasons: The data came from what is referred to as a retrospective, nested,...

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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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