Eat your veggies to kill Cancer Cells
Your Mum always told you to eat your greens, because it kept you healthy. At long last Science seems to be catching up with old fashioned folklore and common sense to find they Kill Cancer Cells.
A couple of years ago a scientific paper came out with the long winded name below. It obviously wasn’t designed to be read by the general man in the street, but it was designed to boost someones career prospects.
Basically, what the article was about was the fact that the cabbage family contains a number of natural chemicals that kill cancer cells. For that reason alone we should always listen to our Mums. 🙂
What they missed out telling you was that these vegetables contain more than one of these chemicals and they all act on the cancer cells in slightly different ways. Because of this combined effect there are no side effects from eating cabbages (except maybe you don’t enjoy it).
The article then goes onto to describe a synthetic chemical, made up in the lab, they claim does the same thing. The question that springs to mind is why reinvent the wheel? Mother Nature has already got a solution to the Cancer cell problems and yet the scientists still tinker with what works.
One of the things not mentioned in the study is if this synthetic chemical has any side effects, and in my view the claimed results are not compelling.
It seems to me that this study was published merely as a means of obtaining more funding to keep at least one of the scientists with their name attached to the study employed.
The claim “Isothiocyanates (ITCs) derived from cruciferous vegetables induce apoptosis in cancer cells”, has been known for many decades which implies this is merely a rewrite of old literature with the insertion of the synthetic chemical claim.
This appears to be yet another waste of resources reinventing the wheel, and money chasing with no clear end in sight.
Wasabia japonica was shown some 25 years ago to be the most potent vegetable that kills cancer cells of most types. It is also a member of the cabbage family. You just don’t see it very often in the shops as it is difficult to grow and is regarded as a rare herb.
Now though, 100% Pure Wasabia japonica powder, which does contain the most potent natural Cancer killing chemicals ever found in vegetables, is now available either as a powder or a capsule. It has been discussed on the Dr. Oz TV show as a cancer killer as well as good to eat as a spice with your meals. Prevention of Cancer is better than the Cure – eat Wasabia japonica every day.
Buy Namida 100% Wasabia japonica powder, Certified Non-GMO and DNA tested for purity to ensure you only get the best and not coloured horseradish and mustard.
Isothiocyanates (ITCs) derived from cruciferous vegetables induce apoptosis in cancer cells.
Selective Depletion of Mutant p53 by Cancer Chemopreventive Isothiocyanates and Their Structure−Activity Relationships
Xiantao Wang †‡, Anthony J. Di Pasqua †‡, Sudha Govind †, Erin McCracken †, Charles Hong †, Lixin Mi †, Yuehua Mao §, Jessie Yu-Chieh Wu †, York Tomita †, Jordan C. Woodrick †, Robert L. Fine §, and Fung-Lung Chung *†J. Med. Chem., 2011, 54 (3), pp 809–816DOI: 10.1021/jm101199tPublication Date (Web): January 11, 2011
Isothiocyanates (ITCs) derived from cruciferous vegetables induce apoptosis in cancer cells. We demonstrate that certain naturally occurring ITCs selectively deplete mutant p53 but not the wild-type and do so via a transcription-independent mechanism. Direct p53 binding followed by conformational changes appears to be a mechanism by which mutant p53 is depleted. Structure−activity relationship studies (SARs) using naturally occurring and synthetic ITCs show that depletion is influenced by the ITC side-chain moiety. Furthermore, we show that cells with p53 mutations are more sensitive to cytotoxicity induced by phenethyl isothiocyanate (PEITC) than those with the wild-type protein. 2,2-Diphenylethyl ITC, a synthetic ITC, is one of the most potent depletors of mutant p53 studies and induces apoptosis to the greatest extent in mutant p53 breast cancer cells. Collectively, this study shows that mutant p53 depletion may be an important novel target for cancer chemoprevention and therapy by natural and synthetic ITCs.