The Spice that May Help Fight Breast Cancer

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New research offers hope for women diagnosed with breast cancer and those hoping to avoid the disease altogether. That’s good news considering that according to the American Cancer Society an estimated 36,620 American women died in 2013 alone. An additional 232,340 breast cancer diagnoses were made in the same year. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer by death among women, next to lung cancer.

Exciting new research released in the journal Clinical and Experiential Medicine found that curcumin, a naturally-occurring substance found in the spice turmeric, helps fight breast cancer. The herb has been heavily studied in the past as a possible natural treatment for cancer but this new research shows the herb’s effectiveness against breast cancer, in particular. The study found better results as doses of the herb’s effective ingredient curcumin increased.

Other research in the medical journal Molecular Carcinogenesis found that curcumin caused cancer cells to commit suicide, a process known as apoptosis. The scientists concluded that “Our findings provide mechanistic support for the potential use of…curcuminoids as a novel class of cancer chemopreventive agents.”

Additional research in the medical journal Anticancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry found that curcumin helped to regulate the genes involved in breast cancer and prevented cancer from spreading throughout the body (metastasizing). Research in the journal Frontiers in Chemistry found that curcumin also prevents the formation of tumors. According to the same journal the spice demonstrates many other healing properties and has been found to be antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiviral, and to assist in treating neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer disease.

Both turmeric and curcumin supplements are readily available in most health food stores or from your natural health professional. If you choose to take turmeric, I recommend between one to three grams of the dried, powdered root daily. The supplement package should indicate how much of the dried root is found in each capsule or tablet. Capsules tend to be easier to digest for most people. For assistance in the prevention and treatment of breast cancer, I prefer a standardized curcumin supplement. Take 400 to 600 mg of curcumin three times daily for a total of 1200 to 1800 mg per day. Always consult your physician prior to use. This information is presented for educational purposes only.

Source: www.care2.com

2016-01-08T11:51:18+00:00

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    Q: My sister-in-law just found out she has breast cancer. Please help me with a treatment for this deadly disease. Thank you

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    Please read our "CANCER: CAUSES AND REMEDIES" article in the Articles section. Herbally, she needs to perform (and a.s.a.p.) the FULL BODY DETOX followed by the TOTAL WOMAN CLEANSE followed by the 10-DAY ELECTRIC GREENS CELL FOOD CLEANSE (very important regimen). She should drink RAINFOREST TONIC TEAduring all of her cleanses.

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    Q: I was diagnosed with breast cancer about 18 months ago and I've been treating the tumor wholistically with no chemo or radiation. The tumor has gradually gotten smaller but I'm concerned that the progress could be improved if my diet was better. I get conflicting information about eating fruits while trying to maintain a high alkaline diet. Should people healing cancer eat fruit?

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    Fruits are predominantly alkaline but most warnings about fruit while having cancer stems from the sugars in fruit which cancer can thrive in which is why many healers recommend vegetables instead of fruits. All live foods are good for you when there is cancer because live foods have enzymes.

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    Q: My sister was diagnosis with breast cancer and also bones cancer. After chemotherapy and radiation treatment she is telling me she feels very tired, she lives in Argentina how can I help her with your advice, I did not know about your herbs when she became sick, I mentioned dherbs to her and she ask me to help.

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    She needs to detoxify her body. She's now dealing with toxicity from chemotherapy and radiation on top of cancerous cells so now she must heal twice: from the drugs/radiation and the cancer. I would have her start on the FULL BODY DETOX; have her drink DETOX TEA and RAINFOREST TONIC TEA for starters. The radiation and chemotherapy are harming her. Her diet should be all raw foods and herbs.

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    Q: Hi Dherbs, I am a breast cancer survivor for 4 yrs now, my second time around with cancer. I have been taking a low dosage of chemo for the last 4 years, is there something I can use to make sure I am in good health from all the medications taken daily? Thanks for your time in this matter.

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    Simply detox (FULL BODY DETOX) periodically, like every 4 months!

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    Q: What do you think about the alternative drug protocel for fighting breast cancer, and the book" This breast stays put." Is there any validity to the claim that itcan be used as an alternative cure for breast cancer

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    Alternative drug protocol? Drugs CAN'T heal the body from anything! The best prevention from disease is living in harmony with Divine Law. Please read a few of our free health articles if you get the chance.

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    Q: I am a breast cancer survivor, before cancer I was healthy, active, my mind was clear, I never second guessed myself, my weight was good. Now I am overweight, my mind runs constantly, I get getters, I can't remember things, I can't sleep or I'm tired. My hair want grow back, I can't lose weight, and my visit keep changing. I spend more money at the doctors' than I can afford. I developed lymphademia on my right side, I can't find the glove and sleeve I need for relief. My husband and I was stationed overseas when I developed BC. We've relocated to Atlanta and I heard your advertisement on 9.75. I am open to suggestions. Thank you for your time. God Bless

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    Beloved, there is relief for you! I suggest you perform the FULL BODY DETOX Cleanse followed by the Electric Greens Cell Food Cleanse, and lastly, the Total Woman Cleanse. To help get the mind on track, I would suggest our "Mental Science Manual" which can read during your healing (each cleanse, re-read the book). You also may be interested in our Breast Oil. I will be in Atlanta next month for a health lecture!

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    Precancerous cells? LOL!!! This is a fraud to scare people (women) and it works too! Pre cancerous cells means PRE = BEFORE, cancerous cells. Precancerous cells are normal cells and thus there's no need to worry. This is just an excuse to incite fear in you and have you allow them to put you on drugs and/or perform surgery. If the FULL BODY DETOX (FBD) is too much for you, order 6 bottles of ELECTRIC GREENS CELL FOOD and take 5 capsules every 2-3 hours for 20-days following the food/dietary regimen of the FBD! Just keep doing what you're doing!

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    YES it will interfere! Because Tamoxifen is a drug and thus poisonous and herbs work to remove poisons from the body!

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    Q: I have a friend who has been said to have cancer. First diagnosed in the breast, now in the lungs back and bones. I told her about the full body cleanse and the dietary regimen. I was wondering if this is something that you think would benefit her at this stage. If so what other things do you think she could look into?

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    The Full Body Cleanse is best! This cleanse can detoxify the body and help remove the toxicity that your friend's body is suffering from.

    She should drink 2-4 cups of the Full Body Cleanse Tea too to give her body an extra boost!

    After detoxing, I would have her take 5 capsules of Electric Greens every 2-3 hours every day in addition to drinking raw vegetable juice every day. This can further help eliminate toxicity in her body once she completes the cleanse.

    She should avoid eating any cooked foods, just raw foods!

    She should bathe daily in moderately hot water, sea salt and 1 cup of hydrogen peroxide. More tips and pointers can be found in the Full Body Detox Companion (available on-line).

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    Q: Hi. I'm a 39 year old female who had a lump in her breast removed but it came back six months later. So I tried a poultice for three days on it and I don't know what went wrong. Now it"s like my whole lymphatic system leading to my breast is shut off. There is swelling and hardness of my tissue in my breast. I went to a naturopath doctor who said that it wasn't cancer but did not give me any solution to my problem. This has been going on now for three months and I'm very much in distress but I don't want to go to a conventional doctor to have my breast removed. Is there any natural remedy for me?

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    I'm working on a new breast care article at present. Perform the Full Body Detox and rub on our FEMALE BREAST OILsimultaneously. Drinking FEMALE HEALTH TEA is also ideal. Hang in there and think positive. You'll be alright, as long as you believe you will.

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    Q: The first time I had cancer it was uterine cancer where they did a hysterectomy. Now she has cancer in her liver, kidneys, on her stomach lining and spine. I am very concerned with my health so you may be correct. However, how do I deal with the sores that have manifested already? I am starting to meditate more to help me deal with my fears and emotions. What do you recommend?

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    Purchase our NEW MENTAL SCIENCE MANUAL E-Book that helps you work on your mind, thoughts, and emotions - the root of healing! Read the article "SEA SALT SOAKS" and begin doing those. I would suggest you perform the TOTAL WOMAN CLEANSE. Your body is telling you that you need to deal with past sexual hang-ups or look more into your sexuality and be at peace with yourself. You may want to consider a consultation as well!

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    Q: I was reading about a famous black author who died of brain cancer and I wanted to know what does it mean on a metaphysical level? Cancer of the brain, breast, colon, mouth. What does this signify other than extreme toxicity? What does poor circulation mean metaphysically speaking? Do you think there is a link between hair dyes, hair relaxers (burners) and brain cancer and lupus among black females. This is "off the cuff" but I hate seeing black females with straightened hair and hair coloring. I really hate it. I hate long claws (fake fingernails).

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    Metaphysically, cancer denotes a feeling being eaten up (on the inside) by some emotion or emotions, always negative emotions. Mouth cancer - the person refused to speak out their hurt, anger, pain, etc. Breast cancer - the female failed to get things off of her chest or neglected caring for herself (nurturing herself, her wounds and pains, etc.). Colon cancer - the person couldn't stomach things but failed to release what was emotionally eating away at them.

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    And yes, chemicals in hair products (dyes, conditioners, relaxers) are playing a role in certain cancers of the head (i.e. brain cancer).

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    Q: Hi I found a lump in my breast and went to the doctor to have an ultrasound done. It turns out its a tumor. They do not know whether it is benign or cancerous. I had just had a 10lb fibroid tumor taken out of me on October 2, 2008 and I still out on medical leave. I noticed the lump in my breast two weeks ago. It was not there before. It's like it showed up out of no were. What can you tell me about tumors in the breast? And do you have anything that works to get rid of it.

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    Like with everything else: Cleanse, Cleanse, Cleanse! FULL BODY DETOX, TOTAL WOMAN CLEANSE, and 10-DAY ELECTRIC GREENS CELL FOOD CLEANSE! While cleansing, use our FEMALE BREAST OIL. Cleanse your disease away! Re-think your thoughts to think your disease away. Heal your emotions! Consider a consultation to talk about the emotional aspect of the cause of the tumor. A new article on 'Breast Care" is coming soon.

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    Q: Hi Dherbs.com, I pray that this message finds you in good health and spirits. I have been working out my emotions and I still read your reply to the news of my tumor. I really appreciate your realness. I am recommending my son's daycare teacher to you. She is a one-year breast cancer survivor and I printed out your articles on Cancer and Why women are so sick. I warned her that you are very direct so she will not be surprised at what she reads. She is looking to detox and she wants to purchase supplements. Can you email you if she wants? I will not give her your email unless you say it is okay.

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    Greetings Beloved! Good to hear from you! YES! You may give out the e-mail (at asktheherbalist@dherbs.com ) address. No permission needed. We are unofficial public servants, so it's okay. Thank you for the referral. Peace and Love be into you!

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    I WOULD RECOMMEND THAT YOU PERFORM THE FULL BODY DETOX FIRST AND FOREMOST.

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    Q: To make a long story short, my mother just found out that the 'cancer' her doctors had been treating her for the past 8 yrs was misdiagnosed. Her new Doctor informed her she's HIV positive and all the drugs; radiation/chemo treatments have only weakened her body. This information is quite distressing. My mother is now taking 15 pills a day and is essentially confined to home and bed. My mother will be 68 yrs old at the end of this month. Please advise what you would recommend she takes that will help her feel better and help get the toxic waste out of her body that these pill are helping to create. Thanks for any info regarding this matter.

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    Put her on the FULL BODY DETOX. After the detox, have her take ELECTRIC GREENS CELL FOOD capsules (5 capsules) 5-6 times a day and drink RAINFOREST TONIC TEA. She must eat only raw foods. Please read our â€CANCER: Causes and Remedies†article.

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    Q: I found this health article on the risk of getting cancer from working at night. I'm a night worker. have been for 16 yrs, and my sleeping and eating patterns haven?t been the same since. The article mentions taking melatonin...is that safe and effective? Also do you have any herbal cures for us night timers to reverse the effects of working the graveyard shift? I can sure use them?

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    Cancer stems from a host of things, not just one thing like working at night. Disease results from negative thoughts/mindset, negative attitude, poor diet; insalubrious lifestyle, and insalubrious environment. You don't need to take melatonin. Your body (pineal gland) produces it. As a night worker, just make sure when you are sleeping in the day time your room is completely dark, just like how Dracula used to sleep in the darkness of his coffin during the daylight hours. This is why Dracula was a thousand years old but looked young. He slept during the day (which produces melatonin which is an anti-aging hormone) and he operated at night whereby he also produced melatonin. Dude never aged! You do the same, just don't suck on no necks to get blood though -- LOL!!!! And no! There are no herbs to reverse anything that comes from actions or behaviors that are unnatural. You reverse the effects of night-time work by doing the opposite. In your case, it's your job (which you don't want to quit unless you can find another one), so you just get some good sleep during the day in pitch darkness.

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    Q: I have a daughter that had a sporadic and spontaneous breast discharge in 2006. I took her to a breast specialist and he explained what he thought it might be. Now 2 yrs later she had blood coming from the other breast I took her back to the doctor and he had her go for a sonogram. The results came back and the report said it didn't show any inflammation or infection, however I'm not satisfied. Cancer runs in the family and I'm alarmed. Can you please recommend what I can give her???

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    Being alarmed is not good. Focus on the positive! Good reading: MENTAL SCIENCE MANUAL e-book (see E-Book section in our on-line store). Have the daughter start detoxing seasonally. FULL BODY DETOX and TOTAL WOMAN CLEANSE would be ideal. There's also FEMALE BREAST FORMULA (a good daily maintenance formula) and the FEMALE BREAST OIL.

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    Q: I am looking for a herbal remedy for leukemia, cancer. just found out my father was diagnosed and need some advice. can you assist me?

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    Have him first perform the FULL BODY DETOX followed by the 10-DAY ELECTRIC GREENS CELL FOOD CLEANSE. The cleanses and a raw foods diet full of vegetable juice will greatly assist him. You might even want to schedule a consultation in this matter, Also, read our "CANCER: CAUSES AND REMEDIES" article too as it is full of sound information.

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    Q: Hello - My brother has been diagnosed with bladder cancer. He recently completed an 8 week internal toxic treatment program that wasn't chemo-related by his urologist. He returns to the Dr. for a follow-up to determine the status of the cancer. I'm a big believer in herbal naturalist remedies that will allow the body to heal naturally. Are there herbs you can recommend that will strengthen his bladder and protect it against future recurrences?

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    RESPONSE/RECOMMENDATION: FULL BODY DETOX followed by 10-DAY ELECTRIC GREENS CELL FOOD CLEANSE.