Thursday, December 1, 2011

Green Tea Slows Prostate Cancer

Green Tea Slows Prostate Cancer Significantly - Recent Study Shows
Article by BudwigDVDs.com
Dr. Budwig often recommended green tea to her ill patients. This widely known beverage has been used for centuries for its many healing properties. Now modern researchers are rediscovering its healing benefits, especially for cancer.

In a recent study by the Feist-Weiller Cancer Center of the LSU Health Sciences Center, researchers found that the active components in green tea significantly reduced prostate cancer markers in men who consumed it. These markers are related to prostate cancer progression, showing that the compounds in green tea may be helpful in the prevention and treatment of this type of cancer.

There are many beneficial compounds found in green tea, but the researchers in this study focused on a substance known as "Polyphenon E." Polyphenon E is a trademarked product created by extracting and concentrating the beneficial antioxidants in green tea. This study involved 26 men ranging from 41-72 years of age who were given 4 capsules of Polyphenon E, daily, for an average of 34.5 days. The 4 capsules were roughly equivalent to the antioxidants in 12 cups of green tea.


There are many other researchers from all over the world looking into the use of green tea compounds for cancer treatment and prevention. Researchers like James A. Cardelli, Ph.D., the professor and research director at the Feist-Weiller Cancer Center believes that this green tea substance shows promise for cancer patients. These same researchers are now teaming up with scientists from Columbia University in New York to study these compounds for breast cancer.

Though extensive research is needed for "conclusive" evidence in general, Dr. Budwig had been collecting information for decades based on the treatment outcomes of her many patients. Budwig's methods included vast amounts of natural, plant-based antioxidants from sources like green tea, as well as vegetable and fruit juices. And her use of natural antioxidants was in addition to her core treatment method, which is the proper  application of Flax Oil taken internally and externally.

According her studies, this creates hugley beneficial effects for the body, especially for cellular respiration, which is closely related to diseases like cancer. The many benefits she describes are too vast to discuss in this article. You can find more detailed information here.

New information is being released everyday about the role of diet and healthy lifestyle in degenerative diseases like cancer. And many of these studies are directly related to Dr. Budwig's Oil-Protein Diet and her remarkable scientific works.  More and more scientists are re-discovering the natural substances that heal and prevent (often serious) diseases. Luckily for us, these healing substances are widely available and can easily be incorporated into our daily lives.
Take charge... and live healthy : )

Sources:
"Tea Polyphenols Decrease Serum Levels of Prostate-Specific Antigen, Hepatocyte Growth Factor, and Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor in Prostate Cancer Patients and Inhibit Production of Hepatocyte Growth Factor and Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor In vitro" Jerry McLarty, Rebecca L.H. Bigelow, Mylinh Smith, Don Elmajian, Murali Ankem and James A. Cardelli Cancer Prevention Research , 10.1158/1940-6207.CAPR-08-0167
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com 

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