• Adding DIM to paclitaxel improves the ability to kill dangerous invasive breast cancer in this laboratory study

    May 15, 2007
    Her2/neu is a gene that regulates the growth of various cells. When there is a high level of activity by this gene in cancerous breast tumors they are aggressive and hard to treat and become resistant to chemotherapeutic drugs. Her2/neu overexpression is found in 25 to 30% of invasive breast tumors according to these scientists from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia.
  • Saw Palmetto inhibits and even destroys a wide variety of cancer cells

    May 14, 2007
    Saw Palmetto Extract was tested on human cell lines of prostate cancer, breast cancer, kidney cancer, kidney bladder cancer, colon cancer, and lung cancer; the prostate cancer and breast cancer cells were from samples that were hormone dependent or hormone insensitive (in hormone dependent prostate or breast cancers sex hormones fuel the growth of the cancer). The scientists from the University Hospital Zurich state that Saw Palmetto Extract inhibited the growth of every form of cancer cell line. The effects on hormonally fueled breast cancer and prostate cancer were much more potent than the effect on hormone insensitive cancers.
  • EGCG from Green Tea works as well as cancer drug in this cell study

    May 11, 2007
    5-Fluorouracil (5-FU) is a chemotherapeutic drug commonly used to treat colon cancer. Scientists from the University of Mississippi Medical Center state that 5-FU has many common side effects because it affects healthy tissue as well as cancerous tumors. In this study the scientists seperately added 5-FU, or EGCG from Green Tea, or Thymoquinone from black seed to a human colon cancer cell line at a sustained rate of delivery.
  • Mangosteen in mouthwash helps gum disease

    May 10, 2007
    You may want to add a Mangosteen Extract to your mouth rinse. In this study researchers gave 60 patients with mild to moderate gingivitis either a mouthwash that included Mangosteen or a look alike placebo mouthwash. At two weeks the patients were all treated with scaling and polishing.
  • Black Cohosh may cut risk of breast cancer by greater than 50%

    May 09, 2007
    Scientists from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in conjunction with other prestigious research centers wanted to gauge the use of herbal-menopausal supplements and their effects on breast cancer. According to this evidence, women taking supplements of Black Cohosh may cut their risk of breast cancer by more than 50%. Black Cohosh is used by women to reduce menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes.