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Cancer Strategy #8:  Free Radicals Promote Cancer By Damaging DNA...
Free Radical Scavengers Protect Cells From Damage

One of the causes of cancer is excessive free radical damage in your cells that harms your DNA and results in some cells mutating into cancerous cells. Every chemical and toxin in you body causes free radical damage. The carcinogenic ones cause even more. Combined with high acidity and low oxygenation, you've got a prescription for cancer.

Another reason we have too much free radical damage and too much cancer is that processed foods generate more free radicals than whole foods, and have fewer nutrients to act as free radical scavengers to help protect you from those free radicals. On top of this, you are exposed to 70,000 chemicals -- 20,000 of which are known cancer-causing agents. These all cause free radical damage too, and help to cause cancer in yet another way.

There is no doubt that the ordinary free radical scavengers play a key role in fighting cancer, like OPCs that took care of lung cancer. So it is no wonder that a couple of the top cancer fighting supplements are found in this section. DHLA Nano Plex and the European sourced Health First Grape Seed Extract. Let's start by covering what is generally the number one free radical scavenger for fighting cancer - DHLA Nano Plex.

DHLA Nano Plex

This is a never-before-available fully reduced and thus immediately usable alpha lipoic acid. It is known to provide premier nerve and brain cell nourishment, protection and rejuvenation. DHLA has far superior free radical quenching power than even the previous best form of alpha lipoic acid, R-lipoic acid. It is nano sized so that it gets into the cells much better.

It turns out that this is one of the top cancer fighting supplements. There is a well known anti-cancer supplement that combines a heavy metal with alpha lipoic acid in order to deliver the alpha lipoic acid into the cell. DHLA Nano Plex does a better job of delivering a natural source alpha lipoic acid into cells because it has been broken down into nano sized particles by probiotic fermentation.

What it does is increase the amount of energy going the mitochondria of a cancer cell. Because cancer cells produce energy anaerobically, they have very low energy production and don't have the energy pathways that a healthy cells has to handle the increased energy. So the mitochondria in a cancerous cell becomes damaged, and the cancer cell releases enzymes that initiate apoptosis, a programmed cell death. Healthy cells produce much more energy, so have the pathways to handle the increased energy production. DHLA only helps them work better.

It may be the ultimate antioxidant, as it is capable of quenching every known free radical in living cells. In addition DHLA recycles all major antioxidants, including glutathione and vitamins E and C. Practitioners report that patients taking DHLA require far fewer supplements and experience dramatic improvement in significantly less time.

DHLA helps cells produce energy. Supports liver detoxification. Assists in preventing and repairing cellular DNA and RNA damage. Is a powerful antioxidant. Supports nerve and neurotransmitter function. Enhances immune system function. And supports pH balance, helping to maintain oxygenation of cells and tissues.

One bottle of this liquid extract is a normal month's supply, but more can be taken for a more aggressive approach against free radicals, or if you want to benefit from its energy increasing and immune boosting capabilities.

DHLA Nano Plex also contains resveratrol and turmeric in a probiotic base with pure water and organic alcohol. Use 3 bottles a month for an early stage cancer and 5 bottles a month for an advanced stage cancer.

Health First Grape Seed Extract

This grape seed extract is 40 to 50 times more potent than the typical grape seed extract sold everywhere. This is because it is made using Masqueleir's third and final patent which utilizes expensive vacuum and low temperature processing to protect the anti-oxidant capabilities of the grape seed. Masqueleir was the researcher who discovered the OPCs in grape seed extract, and researched the many health benefits it provides.

It is highly anti-inflammatory, great for pain relief, the cardiovascular system and cancer. OPCs have a history of being powerful cancer fighters as they protect cells from free radical damage and boost immune response. As reported in PubMed, he conclusion of one study on OPCs and colorectal cancer is: "These data indicate that OPC caused cell death by apoptosis through caspase pathways on human colorectal cancer cell line, SNU-C4."

Most people don't get powerful results using grape seed extract because the extract they use has not been processed correctly so it is largely impotent. And they don't use enough. Even with the highly potent Health First Grape Seed Extract, you have to use a lot when fighting cancer. Use about 10 capsules daily for an early stage cancer, 16 a day for an advanced stage cancer. That's 5 to 8 bottles a month.

Resveratrol

Resveratrol has been making a lot of news lately. It is found in red wine and in several plants. And is produced by plants as a defense against environmental stresses and infection by pathogenic microorganisms, such as fungi. Studies suggest that resveratrol demonstrates potent antioxidant activity and is a potent cancer fighter. It is excellent for the cardiovascular system too. And speeds up the healing of wounds from surgery. Resveratrol has even been shown to significantly increase lifespan. 75mg of active resveratrol has been shown to be most beneficial for overall health. Consider taking the 500 mg capsules of resveratrol when fighting cancer. This gives you 250 mg of the active resveratrol per capsule.

Ionic Selenium Concentrate

Selenium is a trace mineral that is known for its anti-oxidant abilities that has been found in studies to have significant anti-cancer activities. It is necessary for the proper action of many enzymes, such as thioredoxin reductase, which initiate oxidation/reduction reations that encourage cancer cells to undergo apoptosis or natural cell death. Glutathione, a major cellular antioxidant and detoxifier, requires selenium for its formation. Selenium even appears to improve immune system response, and boost the production of Natural Killer cells. P450 enzymes need selenium. They help detoxify some cancer causing substances. It also helps to reduce inflammation. And high doses of selenium may decrease rates of tumor cell growth.

In one study at the Universtiy of Arizona, selenium reduced the incidence of prostate cancer by 63% when 200 mcg was taken daily, and decreases incidences of lung and colorectal cancers too. Selenium gets used up in the body when we are exposed to toxins and other free radicals. Lack of selenium gives cancer cells a chance to develop because your body doesn't have the ability to turn off cancer cells if selenium is lacking. If you have cancer, it would be a pretty good guess that selenium levels are low. Ellagic Formula with Graviola is one anti-cancer supplement that does contain selenium. If you are not taking it, or some other source of selenium, you may want to consider taking Ionic Selenium Concentrate. Three 10 drop servings a day supplies over 200 mcg of selenium daily, in the most absorbable, elemental form you can take it in. Allowing you to assimilate much more selenium than the usual type of supplement. A bottle will last a month.

Protein 8 in 1 Greens

This is a green drink that gives you a lot of protein and antioxidants. Each 30 gram serving gives you 10 grams of protein from pea protein isolate along with 7 grams of organic barley grass powder. You get 5000 mg of a fiber blend of organic oat beta glucan and rice bran, 3500 mg of organic beet, carrot, broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, parsley and tomato juice powder, 2000 mg of chorella and spirulina, non gmo lecithin and glutamine to help repair the intestinal wall.

In addition it contains an antioxidant blend of fruit extracts that supplies a very high 9690 ORAC antioxidant units. To improve digestion, it contains a probiotic blend, an enzyme blend, and a turmeric rhizome extract with organic aloe vera leaf extract. For a green drink, it tastes very good, and the container is very large, 750 grams. This is over twice the size of most green drink powders, making it an excellent value.

Chocolate Powder - Raw and Organic

Raw Organic Chocolate Powder is packed full of ORAC (a measurement of antioxidant ability). It contains no sugar. Even the usual heat processed cocoa powder tops the ORAC list of foods with a score of 26,000. The goji berry rates strongly, with a score of 25,300. The ORAC ratings are for 100 grams. That's much more than a typical serving of either, about a quarter of a pound. If you calculate the ORAC units per gram you quickly see that dark cocoa powder is at 260 and goji is 253.

This raw chocolate powder gives a whopping 955 ORAC units (measure of antioxidant activity) per gram. In other words the raw version contains 367% more antioxidants than the very best cooked version. (On the same 100 gram scale as above, Raw Organic Chocolate Powder would have over 95,500 ORAC units compared to the 26,000 in the roasted chocolate powder.) Pure dark chocolate (which, to most researchers, is the benchmark of healthy chocolate) contains about 132 ORAC units per gram.

Again, that's much higher than most foods. But it's still meager compared to the 955 units in this raw Chocolate Powder. It has about 723% more (or about 7 times more) antioxidants gram-per-gram than typical dark chocolate. Cornell University food scientists say that cocoa has nearly twice the antioxidants of red wine and up to three times those found in green tea. With this raw Chocolate Powder, it would be 14 times more than red wine and 21 times more than green tea.

One 16 ounce container supplies 16 2 tablespoon servings. Each serving of approximately 28 grams provides 26,740 ORAC units of antioxidant activity. Add to smoothies, teas, coffee mixes, protein drinks, desserts or anything else you can think of. Just one or two spoonsfuls can transform something into a healthy chocolate treat. Use Stevia or Flora Sweet as healthy sweetners for the drink.

A Harvard research found that an Indian tribe in Panama that drank up to 40 cups a week of a traditionally prepared hot cocoa had 90% less cancer, heart disease and diabetes than neighboring tribes that did not consume hot cocoa.

Vitamin D Forte Emulsified

Getting enough Vitamin D is vital for fighting cancer. In fact, a lack of it may contribute to cancer. There is more cancer (and MS) in the higher latitudes of the North because weaker sunlight produces less vitamin D. Vitamin D has been used to treat breast, prostate and other cancers.

Some health practitioners recommend 4000 to as much as 10,000 units a day when dealing with ill health situations. If you are in the lower latitudes and are out in the sun without sunscreen, you are probably getting enough Vitamin D. Or if you are taking cod liver oil. Otherwise you probably don't get near enough. The amount in vitamins and mineral supplements is too low, 400 IU. Emulsified vitamin D is the best source in a supplement because of its increased absorption and assimilation. Also, it is very easy to take. One drop supplies 2000 IU.

Green Tea Extract

Green tea is a very well know and powerful cancer fighter quite useful to add to any cancer fighting regime. Research shows that the polyphenols (catechins) in green tea are powerful antioxidants that protect cells from cancer, and can actually kill cancer cells.

Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) is the most powerful catechin found in green or black tea. It is estimated to be 25-100 times more potent than the vitamins C and E. One cup of green tea has antioxidant effects that are greater than a serving of broccoli, spinach, carrots, or strawberries. EGCG was shown in several lab studies to kill cancer cells without harming healthy tissue. It can also lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels, and inhibit the abnormal formation of blood clots.

Unfortunately, tea leaves accumulate more fluoride (from pollution) than any other edible plant. Fluoride in tea has been found to be much higher than the maximum level set for fluoride in drinking water of 1 mg per liter. Studies from the 1990's showed a daily fluoride intake in tea drinkers of between 5.8 mgs and 9 mgs a day from tea alone.

Unions representing Environmental Protection Agency employees and other public health professionals have asked Congress to impose a nationwide moratorium on drinking water fluoridation programs and called on EPA to set a goal of reducing the amount of fluoride in drinking water based on evidence it is associated with cancer. The unions' request is based on "startling and disturbing new information" that a Harvard University study shows a connection between fluoride and osteosarcoma, a rare type of bone cancer that afflicts young boys.

Even more insidious to the general population is fluoride's aluminum connection. Your body does not readily absorb aluminum. But fluoride combines with aluminum to form aluminum fluoride, which is much more easily absorbed by your body.

Once in your body, the aluminum combines with oxygen to form alumina -- the compound of aluminum that is found in brains diseased with Alzheimer's. By drinking a lot of green or black tea, you could be setting yourself up for Alzheimer's.

If you are drinking green tea to fight cancer, the healthiest thing to do is to switch to a special fluoride free green tea extract.

This special Green Tea extract contains -based on independent testing - no detectable levels of fluoride or other heavy metals. No caffeine either.

One study found that you absorb more antioxidants by using a green tea extract than you do by drinking cups of green or black tea. Even though the black and green teas had more polyphenols than the extract that used in this study, more polyphenols were absorbed into the body with the extract.

With these extracts the absorption would be much higher because the unique extraction process used to make these special tea extracts enhances the concentration of polyphenols. Each cup of the Green Tea Extract has 80 -100 mg of polyphenols. Much higher than regular teas.

The Green Tea Extract is made from a blend of "first-flush" Shizuoka and Uji Japanese Green Tea. Uji and Shizuoka are the premier tea producing regions in Japan.

Studies in Japan and China concluded that to get the antioxidant and immune system boost needed to add years to your life, 15 to 20 cups of tea a day need to be drunk. Because this Green Tea Extract is concentrated with extra polyphenols, you get that same benefit with just a few cups per day. One bottle will last a month if you drink two or three cups a day. You may want to double or triple that amount if you are fighting cancer.

Next we are going to take a look at how a lack of enzymes may lead to cancer.

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Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The products and information contained herein are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any diseases or, medical problems. It is not intended to replace your doctor's recommendations. The information is provided for educational purposes only. Nutritional benefits may vary from one person to another.