When we think of dandelions our thoughts go to ‘how do I eliminate those pesky invaders from my lawn”? Until I studied the medicinal benefits of herbs when I was very sick I had no respect for dandelions. Medicinal herbs have played a large role in my health recovery and I still use them regularly. My favorite health promoting homemade tea mix contains milk thistle plant, cleavers and dandelion root. The goal in making your own tea mix is to use organic or wild crafted herbs where possible and definitely not herbs that have ever been sprayed or irradiated.
Research provides promising evidence that the abundant ‘gifts of nature’ provide cures for what ails us. If you have been following my posts you know that I am passionate about sharing research information on natural strategies that can kill cancer cells, especially melanoma. Cancer, of many types, has been a frequent visitor to our family over the years. Many of my clients have also been affected by cancer.
Following are just a few of the research studies carried out to evaluate dandelion root extract in cancer cell death. From the conclusions it is obvious that adding dandelion root is a proactive cancer prevention and cancer fighting strategy.
Chemoresistant melanoma has become the most prevalent form of cancer for the 25-29 North American age demographic. A study carried out by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Windsor shows that dandelion root extract (DRE) specifically and effectively induces apoptosis in human melanoma cells without inducing toxicity in noncancerous cells. Read more about the research through the link below.
The Efficacy of Dandelion Root Extract in Inducing Apoptosis in Drug-Resistant Human Melanoma Cells
Pancreatic cancer has a 100% mortality rate. Dandelion root extract has the potential to induce apoptosis and autophagy in human pancreatic cancer cells with no significant effect on noncancerous cells. For more on the research visit the link below.
Selective induction of apoptosis and autophagy through treatment with dandelion root extract in human pancreatic cancer cells.
In the study below by the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at the University of Windsor examined the cancer cell-killing effectiveness of an aqueous dandelion root extract in colon cancer cell models
Dandelion root extract affects colorectal cancer proliferation and survival through the activation of multiple death signalling pathways.
Selective induction of apoptosis through activation of caspase-8 in human leukemia cells (Jurkat) by dandelion root extract
What else can you do to stack your cancer prevention, cancer remission and well-being odds?
- For starters – gain a better understanding of causes of cancer.
The Environmental Working Group reports on a ‘rethink’ of carcinogens (cancer causing agents) through the research done by The Halifax Project. According to the article that follows; “The evidence is now compelling that chemicals in the environment are a significant factor in the risk of developing cancer, and a new series of reports from an international scientific collaboration called the Halifax Project suggests that the risk may be greater than we realize.”
RETHINKING CARCINOGENS: THE HALIFAX PROJECT: COMPLETE VS. PARTIAL CARCINOGENS
2. Deal with the toxins in your environment via a two part strategy:
First stop adding to your body pollution and second deal with existing body pollution. I work with clients to help them implement both of these necessary strategies for cancer prevention and health recovery. You can find my holistic protocol that I use to walk clients through the steps in my book The Whole Person Well-being Equation.
3. Add in natural cancer prevention and health promoting strategies – ‘gifts from nature’. You can find an extensive list of natural health promoting strategies in my holistic protocol found in The Whole Person Well-being Equation.
Wishing you optimum health and happiness!
Elisabeth Hines, C.N.C., C.B.P. Holistic Wellness Practitioner, www.mybodycanhealitself.ca
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