SMOKINCHOICES (and other musings)

October 25, 2012

Unexpected cancer findings

Dr Mercola is discussing gut flora, probiotics and the state of conventional Cancer Treatment  along with some relevant ideas worth considering.   Unfortunately, this is a subject all too often on our minds these days.  Don’t ask you to enjoy this, just be aware.   Jan

Story at-a-glance

  • Researchers have found a microbial-dependent mechanism through which some cancers mount an inflammatory response that fuels their development and growth. They suggest inhibiting the inflammatory cytokines produced might slow cancer progression and improve response to chemotherapy
  • Probiotics tend to down regulate at least one of several cytokines involved in inflammatory processes, so probiotics may turn out to be an important player in helping to inhibit cytokine production
  • New research shows chemotherapy can damage healthy cells in such a way that they begin secreting a protein that not only protects cancer cells and promotes their survival, but also causes the tumors to be resistant to further chemotherapy treatment
  • Despite the 40-year “war on cancer”, drug-based “advances” are not making a dent in the rise of cancer prevalence, as the conventional approach fails to address lifestyle-related issues such as optimizing food intakes, lack of sun exposure, DNA-disrupting wireless technologies, lack of sleep, obesity, and chemical exposures of all kinds
  • My top 12 cancer prevention strategies are included

Tumors Exploit Gut Flora Completely Unexpected Cancer Findings Disturb Researchers
Cancer cells can be easily killed off in a lab setting, yet remain resilient inside your body. These researchers were determined to discover why – and discovered chemo actually causes healthy cells to secrete a protein that protects cancer cells and promotes their survival…

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