Tuesday, September 9, 2008

IP6 and Inositol, the natural cancer fighter

Inositol hexaphosphate (IP6) is a chemical found in beans, brown rice, corn, sesame seeds, wheat bran, and other high-fiber foods. It is converted into closely related compounds in the body that are used by all cells to relay outside messages to the cell nucleus. It also aids the body in its use (metabolism) of calcium and other minerals.
Animal and lab research has found that IP6 may be effective in lowering tumor incidence and slowing growth. However, studies have not yet been done in people. Clinical trials are needed to find out how it might work in preventing or treating cancer in humans.
How is it promoted for use?
Proponents call IP6 a "natural cancer fighter" and claim it slows or reverses the growth of various forms of cancers, including breast, colon, and prostate cancers. It is thought to be an antioxidant, a compound that blocks the action of activated oxygen molecules (known as free radicals) that can damage cells. It may help block certain abnormal signals, telling a cancer cell to keep growing, from reaching the cell’s nucleus. Some research shows IP6 slows abnormal cell division and may sometimes transform tumor cells into normal cells.
Supporters also claim it effectively prevents kidney stones, high cholesterol, heart disease, and liver disease. Available scientific evidence does not support these claims.
What does it involve?
Many high-fiber food sources contain IP6, and it is also available in pill form as a dietary supplement combining inositol and IP6. Scientists do not know enough about the chemical to recommend a standard supplement dose. It is not known whether taking a supplement provides the same effect as getting it from food sources.
What is the history behind it?
The existence of IP6 has been known for several decades. Interest in its potential anti-cancer properties emerged in the mid-1980s when AbulKalam Shamsuddin, MD, PhD, a pathologist at the University of Maryland, began to conduct research studies on inositol in the lab. He published a consumer book in 1998. He and other researchers continue to study the effects of IP6.
What is the evidence?
All of the evidence regarding the anti-cancer effects of IP6 has come from lab cell cultures and animal studies.
Lab studies of cell cultures have shown that IP6 may help put cancer cells on a path toward normal cell death, and may help keep them from spreading to other parts of the body. It may also have effects on tumor blood vessel growth and on the immune system in general. These studies have shown IP6 may have activity against pancreas, breast, prostate, colon, and other cancers. Results of some early studies in cells have also suggested that IP6 may help make certain chemotherapy or hormone therapy drugs work better.
Studies in lab animals have found that supplementing their diets with IP6 may help prevent tumors from forming in the prostate, lung, colon, skin, and other areas.
While animal and lab studies may show a certain compound holds promise as a helpful treatment, further studies are needed to find out if the results apply to humans. One preliminary human study suggested that IP6 may cause pre-cancerous lung changes in smokers to shrink. IP6 has not yet been studied in humans as a treatment for cancer.
Inositol hexaphosphate and similar chemicals have also been studied for treating polycystic ovary syndrome, panic disorders, autism, obsessive-compulsive disorders, Alzheimer's disease, post-traumatic stress disorders, and depression, but researchers have reached no firm conclusions about its impact on these conditions.
Are there any possible problems or complications?
When taken in moderate amounts, IP6 appears to be safe. However, no studies have been done to determine its safety. Some experts advise those who wish to increase their intake of IP6 to add beans, whole grains, and other foods rich in IP-6 into their diets before resorting to supplements.
Inositol hexaphosphate may reduce the body’s ability to absorb some minerals such as zinc, calcium, and iron. Although this concern has been raised mainly in infants, IP-6 can reduce the amounts absorbed from mineral supplements. No studies have tested the safety of IP6 in women who are pregnant or breast-feeding.
Relying on this treatment alone, and avoiding or delaying conventional medical care, may have serious health consequences.

Enema Therapy

An enema is the procedure of introducing liquids into the rectum and colon via the anus. Enemas can be carried out for medical reasons (as a treatment for constipation) as a remedy for encopresis, as a kind of cleansing.
Materials needed
1. enema set
2. ky jelly
3. organic coffee
Coffee enema preperation:
1. Drop 3 tablespoon of ground organic coffee into 1 liter of water
2. Let the solution boil for 3 minutes and then simmer for 15minutes more.
3. Strain the solution and let cool to body temperature.

Procedure for instilling the coffee enema:
1. Have the botto, of an enema bag or bucket elevated only about 18inches above the tube's end that is penetrating one's anus.
2. Take your time letting gravity force the fluid into your rectum and bowel.
3. To make enemas most effective, the patient should lie on his right side, with both legs drawn close to the abdomen and breathe deeply, in order to suck the greatest amount of fluid into all parts of the colon.
The fuild should be retained 10-15minutes.
The Biological Basis for Coffe EnemaCapable of removing circulating toxins and partial metabolites, the coffee enema dilates bile ducts. This happens because the coffee administered by means of cleansing enema stimulates an enzyme system in the liver known as glutathione S transferase (GST) that removes a vast variety of free radicals from the bloodstream.Under the influence of a coffee enema the GST enzyme system increases in activity to 650 percent above normal and removes free radicals from the bloodstream. No material other tha coffee(not even coenzyme!10 or oligomeric proanthocyanidins) is known to stimulate free radical quenching in such a proportion.
The free radicals are mopped up and removed by GST enzymes through the use of coffee cleansing of the lower bowel.During the time the coffee is being held in the gut, all the blood in the body passes through the liver atleast 5 times. The blood circulates thgough the liver every 3 minutes(according to concepts espoused in Ayurvedic medicine, the liver regrows and replaces itself every 3 months).
The palmitate compounds and the caffeine, theobromine and theophylline in coffee cause dilation of the liver's blood vessels and bile ducts, relaxation of smooth muscle, stimulation of intestinal peristalsis, and elevation fo bile flow.The coffee enema removes ammonia like products, toxic bound nitrogen, protein derivatives, polyamines, coagulated clumps and complexes, all of whic are waste products of metabolism. Getting rid of them frees the body from becoming poisoned by it's own waste.The coffee enema has a very specific purspose in the treatment and reversal of degenerative diseases.
Data collected from:
Bio-Inegrative Healthlink Center(Center for traditinal and alternative medicine)
Unit 7 Pueblo Aznar Uno Building
M.J. Cuenco cor Gen Maxilom Avenue
Cebu City, PhilippinesTel 63-32-412929

Cause of Cancer

GENES(our parents and ancestors)
+NUTRITION(Food we eat, avoid fast food and preservative)
+BEHAVIOR(Stress, Habits like smoking, drugs)
+ENVIRONMENT(Fresh air and water)
=HEALTH ( Either we are healthy or not)

Any 2 factors that are not present in our lifestyle gives us a bigger risk in getting cancer.

Cancer choses no one, it can be in one's genes(hereditary) or sporadic(by accident).

What is Cancer?

Cancer is a class of diseases in which a group of cells display uncontrolled growth , division beyond the normal limits, invasion (intrusion on and destruction of adjacent tissues), and sometimes metastasis (spread to other locations in the body via lymph or blood). These three malignant properties of cancers differentiate them from benign tumors, which are self-limited, do not invade or metastasize. Most cancers form a tumor but some, like leukemia, do not. The branch of medicine concerned with the study, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cancer is oncology.
Cancer may affect people at all ages, even fetuses, but the risk for most varieties increases with age.[1] Cancer causes about 13% of all deaths.[2] According to the American Cancer Society, 7.6 million people died from cancer in the world during 2007.[3] Cancers can affect all animals.
Nearly all cancers are caused by abnormalities in the genetic material of the transformed cells. These abnormalities may be due to the effects of carcinogens, such as tobacco smoke, radiation, chemicals, or infectious agents. Other cancer-promoting genetic abnormalities may be randomly acquired through errors in DNA replication, or are inherited, and thus present in all cells from birth. The heritability of cancers are usually affected by complex interactions between carcinogens and the host's genome. New aspects of the genetics of cancer pathogenesis, such as DNA methylation, and microRNAs are increasingly recognized as important.
Genetic abnormalities found in cancer typically affect two general classes of genes. Cancer-promoting oncogenes are typically activated in cancer cells, giving those cells new properties, such as hyperactive growth and division, protection against programmed cell death, loss of respect for normal tissue boundaries, and the ability to become established in diverse tissue environments. Tumor suppressor genes are then inactivated in cancer cells, resulting in the loss of normal functions in those cells, such as accurate DNA replication, control over the cell cycle, orientation and adhesion within tissues, and interaction with protective cells of the immune system.
Diagnosis usually requires the histologic examination of a tissue biopsy specimen by a pathologist, although the initial indication of malignancy can be symptoms or radiographic imaging abnormalities. Most cancers can be treated and some cured, depending on the specific type, location, and stage. Once diagnosed, cancer is usually treated with a combination of surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. As research develops, treatments are becoming more specific for different varieties of cancer. There has been significant progress in the development of targeted therapy drugs that act specifically on detectable molecular abnormalities in certain tumors, and which minimize damage to normal cells. The prognosis of cancer patients is most influenced by the type of cancer, as well as the stage, or extent of the disease. In addition, histologic grading and the presence of specific molecular markers can also be useful in establishing prognosis, as well as in determining individual treatments.

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