Mango: The New Diabetes & Cancer Buster

Monday, May 20, 2013 by: Jonathan Benson, staff writer (NaturalNews)

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We generally consume mango as a fruit or dessert in our diet, not knowing much more than that. It’s time to consider & reconsider the traditional consumption of mango. New and previous studies indicate that eating mango can have a significant beneficial impact on your health, including the fight against type 2 diabetes and cancer.

Mangos (Mangifera indica) are naturally rich in fiber, the antioxidants vitamins A and C, and vitamin B6. The fruit also contains substances called triterpene and lupeol, which have been shown to inhibit skin and colon cancer in the laboratory.

Mangos contain a complex mixture of polyphenolic compounds.”

Polyphenols are a type of natural chemical found in plants. More than 4,000 different polyphenols have been identified, and their main benefit in the body is antioxidant activity against disease-causing, cell-damaging molecules called free radicals.

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The most popular fresh fruit in the world, mangoes are a whole lot more than just a delicious, refreshing treat produced by nature. As evidenced by copious scientific research, mangoes are also a powerful medicinal food, as they contain nutrients that can help clear up skin, promote eye health, stave off diabetes, and even prevent the formation and spread of cancer.

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Research recently presented at a meeting of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB), for instance, revealed that eating mangoes every day can help moderate and even lower blood sugar levels, despite their natural sugar content. This is good news for people with type 2 diabetes who may benefit from consuming mangoes regularly as part of a low-sugar diet.

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For their study, researchers tested the effects of mangoes on a group of obese animals, some of whom were given 10 grams of freeze-dried mango every day for 12 weeks. At the end of three months, the blood sugar levels of those animals that consumed mango were compared to those that did not consume mango. Based on the data, mango consumption was found to result in a significant decline in blood sugar levels.

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“Although the mechanism by which mango exerts its effects warrants further investigation, we do know that mangoes contain a complex mixture of polyphenolic compounds,” says Dr. Edralin Lucas, Ph.D., author of the study.

Similar research out of Australia found back in 2006 that eating mango can also help decrease inflammation and resulting high cholesterol, as well as block the formation of various health conditions included under the banner of metabolic syndrome. In essence, mangoes actually work better than cholesterol drugs at naturally balancing and optimizing cellular function throughout the body.

“We don’t know yet how the whole thing’s going to play out but we know some of the individual components (of mango) activate these receptors and even inhibit them,” said a doctor from University of Queensland about the effects of mango consumption on cellular processes. “That could end up with positive nutritional health benefits for diabetes and high cholesterol.”

And again in 2011, researchers from Oklahoma State University found that mango consumption helps lower insulin resistance and improve glucose tolerance in test mice. The same study also found that mangoes help normalize lipid levels throughout the blood, which in turn can help prevent the development of cardiovascular disease.

Eating mangoes can also help you avoid cancer

But the health benefits of mango do not stop here. Science has identified more than 4,000 different antioxidant polyphenols in the plant kingdom, and many of these polyphenols are present in mangoes. The primary benefit of these polyphenols is that they scavenge damaging free radicals and protect cells against damage, which is believed to facilitate and even promote cancer.  

“If you look at [mango] from the physiological and nutritional standpoint, taking everything together, it would be a high-ranking superfood,” says Dr. Susanne Talcott, who together with her husband discovered back in 2010 that mango compounds target both colon and breast cancer cells.

“What we found is that not all cell lines are sensitive to the same extent to an anticancer agent. But the breast and colon cancer lines underwent apoptosis, or programmed cell death. Additionally, we found that when we tested normal colon cells side by side with the colon cancer cells, that the mango polyphenolics did not harm the normal cells.”

In other words, mango compounds effectively target and eliminate harmful cancer cells while leaving healthy cells alone, a phenomenon that is unique to nature and nowhere to be found in pharmaceutical-based medicine. Chemotherapy and radiation, for instance, which are the two most popular conventional treatments for cancer, damage healthy cells along with malignant cells, which is why the treatments are a failure as far as long-term survival is concerned.

Sources for this article include:

http://www.emaxhealth.com/1275/why-you-need-more-

http://agnews.tamu.edu/showstory.php?id=1686mango

http://www.diabetes.co.uk/

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COUGH CPR

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myocardial infarction – Myokardinfarkt – scheme (Photo credit: Wikipedia) 

SURVIVING A HEART ATTACK WHEN ALONE

What are you to do if you have a heart attack while you are alone?

The Johnson City Medical Center staff actually discovered this and did an in-depth study on it in our ICU.

 The two individuals that discovered this then did an article on it, had it published and have had it incorporated into ACLS and CPR classes. It is very true and has and does work.

It is called cough CPR.

A cardiologist says it’s the truth.

If everyone reading this sends it to 10 people, you can bet that we’ll save at least one life.

It could save your life!

A Beating Heart

Let’s say it’s 6:15 p.m. And you’re driving home (alone of course), after an usually hard day on the job.

You’re really tired, upset and frustrated.

Suddenly you start experiencing severe pain in your chest that starts to radiate out

into your arm and up into your jaw.

You are only about five miles from the hospital

nearest your home.

Unfortunately you don’t know if you’ll be

able to make it that far.

What can you do?

A Beating Heart You’ve been trained in CPR

But the guy that taught the course didn’t tell

you what to do if it happened to yourself.

HOW TO SURVIVE A HEART ATTACK

WHEN YOU ARE ALONE

A Beating Heart  Since many people are alone when they suffer a heart attack, this article seemed to be in order.

Without help, the person whose heart is beating improperly and who begins to feel faint, has only about 10 seconds left before losing consciousness.

However, these victims can help themselves by coughing repeatedly and very vigorously.

A deep breath should be taken before each cough, and the cough must be deep and prolonged, as when producing sputum.

From deep inside the chest,

a breath and a cough must be repeated

about every two seconds without let up

until help arrives, or until the heart is felt to be beating normally again.

Deep breaths get oxygen into the lungs and coughing movements squeeze the heart and

keep the blood circulating.

The squeezing pressure on the heart also

helps it regain normal rhythm.

In this way, heart attack victims can get to a hospital.

Tell as many other people as possible about this, it could save their lives!

From Health Cares, Rochester General Hospital via Chapter 240s newsletter ‘AND THE BEAT GOES ON ‘

(reprint from The Mended Hearts, Inc. Publication, Heart Response)

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Know Your Heart Killer!

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Next to cancer, heart attack is just about the greatest killer!

A Kirkbyite colleague sent me this life & death information urging all recipients to forward & circulate in order to save lives; hence this publication.

Stroke has a new indicator!

They say if you e-mail this to ten people, you stand a chance of saving one life. Will you send this along? Blood Clots/Stroke – They Now Have a Fourth Indicator, the Tongue.

Let your friends, near or far, know & click on this blog site for the vital information available.

 

STROKE: Remember the 1st Three Letters…..

S. T. R.

STROKE IDENTIFICATION:

During a BBQ, a woman stumbled and took a little fall – she assured everyone that she was fine (they offered to call paramedics) …she said she had just tripped over a brick because of her new shoes.

They got her cleaned up and got her a new plate of food. While she appeared a bit shaken up, Jane went about enjoying herself the rest of the evening.

Jane’s husband called later telling everyone that his wife had been taken to the hospital – (at 6:00 PM Jane passed away.) She had suffered a stroke at the BBQ. Had they known how to identify the signs of a stroke, perhaps Jane would be with us today. Some don’t die. They end up in a helpless, hopeless condition instead.

It only takes a minute to read this.

A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke…totally. He said the trick was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed, and then getting the patient medically cared for within 3 hours, which is tough. 

RECOGNIZING A STROKE

Thank God for the sense to remember the ‘3’ steps, STR. Read and

Learn!

Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke victim may suffer severe brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke.

Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions:

S *Ask the individual to SMILE.

T *Ask the person to TALK and SPEAK A

SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently)

(I.e. It is sunny out today.)

R *Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.

If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call emergency numberimmediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.

New Sign of a Stroke ——– Stick out Your Tongue

NOTE: Another ‘sign’ of a stroke is this: Ask the person to ‘stick’ out his tongue. If the tongue is

‘crooked’, if it goes to one side or the otherthat is also an indication of a stroke.

A cardiologist says if everyone who gets this e-mail sends it to 10 people; you can bet that at least one life will be saved.

I have done my part. Will you?

                                     
 

Foods To Fight Cancer

Cover of "Foods to Fight Cancer: Essentia...
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This is easily the best presentation & knowledge on cancer. Please read & digest.

A book written by Professor Richard Beliveau and Dr Denis Ginger on “foods to fight cancer” have the following findings: Statistic shows that one out of three people is affected by cancer before the age of 75. This represents 12 per cent of all reported deaths on Earth. However, fear not, there is hope. 

People fear cancer and also believe that there is little they can do to prevent it. They put developing cancer down to hereditary factors or sheer bad luck. However, scientific research shows that this is not the case, and that lifestyle factors such as diet can play a major role in preventing cancerDo you know, one third of all cancers are linked to poor eating habits?

 Poor Dietary risk cancer

What is Cancer ? Cancer is a disease of the cell. Our human beings is made up of 60,000 billion cells.

The growth of cancer takes a long time over many years or decades. A cancerous tumor is not an instant phenomenon, it is a result of a long process that take several years to form.

The slowness in the growth gives us the opportunity to intervene to block the rebel cell from maturing into a cancer cell.

 Preventing Cancer Growth

 Common method is by destroying the cancerous tumor by  1) Surgery,  2) Radiotherapy and 3) Chemotherapy ( Usually done together ).

Limitations

Surgery – cannot eliminate all cancerous cells. Radiotherapy ( X rays) – radiation will kill some of the normal cells too. Chemotherapy by medication or drugs to reach cancerous cells – many side effects including hair loss or drop in immune cell, organs complication.

4) Anti-Angiogenesis Metronomic is a new approaches by attacking the tumor’s blood supply thus depriving it food.  But anti-Angiogenesis Metronomic has to be a continuous process. 

The good news is that a significant quantities of some Anti-Angiogenesis Metronomic molecules are present in fruits and vegetables.

Eating to Prevent Cancer

While it is true that the tumors that forms spontaneously in our bodies generally remain microscopic in size, posing no danger to health, it is also true that all too often these tumors do not grow and develop into lethal end stage cancel. However, if it does grow, we will be at risk of developing cancer.

Anticancer molecules present in fruits and vegetables fight cancers at the source, before it can reach maturity. Anticancer molecules present in food keeps them from progressing to an advanced stage of lethality.

In this way, we should try to think of cancer as a chronic disease, one that can be controlled on a daily basis with the help of foods rich in anticancer compounds.

Among the many anticancer compound present in fruits and vegetables, phytochemicals are the most important.

Anticancer compound present in fruits and vegetables, phytochemicals are the most important 

Anticancer compound present in fruits and vegetables, phytochemicals block carcinogen action, block the promotion and progression of cancer cells.

Cabbage

Cabbage family ( Cabbage, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Brussels sprouts ) have an almost magical ability to fight against the development of cancerous cells in the body. Eaten regularly, they are an easy way to help to prevent cancer.

Broccoli is by far the best source of sulphorahane ( one of the phythochemical compounds )

Rapid or light cooking techniques, such as steaming or stir-frying in a wok, are simple and effective ways to maximize the quantity of anticancer molecules. Over cooking reduces the effectiveness of the anticancer molecules. 

Garlic and Onions

Used for more than 2000 years before Christ, Garlic and Onions represent one of the best documented examples of the role of plants in the treatment of diseases and maintenance of good health.

The molecules found in garlic and onions are also capable of slowing down the propagation of tumors by interfering with the growth processes in cancer cells, leading to cell death by apoptosis. 

Freshly crushed garlic is by far the best source of anticancer compounds and should be preferred over supplements (Drug).

Soya

Soya Beans, Soya sauce, Tofu has Isoflavones, the anticancer compounds present in soya, possesses a chemical structure similar to that of sex hormones and may thus interfere with the development of cancers caused by high levels of these hormones in the bloodstream.

Soya plays an important role in the prevention of breast and prostate cancer.

Studies has shown that taking soya at an early age for woman decreases the incidence of breast cancer. 

 Japanese Green Tea

Green tea is an exceptional source of powerful anticancer molecules that make it a key feature of any diet designed to prevent the growth of cancer.

Green tea undergo the least transformation of all teas.

Black tea (Red tea) – resembles that of green tea, except that the roasting stage is carried out and thus have very little anticancer activity.

Japanese Green tea contains much more anticancer activity know as EGCG than Chinese Green Tea.

Brewing time matters too, and to maximize the extraction of the anticancer compound, the infusion time allowed should be at least 8 to 10 minutes.

Higher EGCG has better anti cancer compound

Berries

Most berries are an exceptionally abundant source of several classes of polyphenols that posses anticancer potential: ellagic acid, anthocyanidins, and proanthocyanidins.

Eating cranberries should be preferred over drinking cranberry juice.

 Omega-3s

Studies show that omega-3s reduce the incidence of cardiovascular disease and in cancer prevention.

Omega-3s acids are naturally extremely unstable and it is preferable to use whole foods as source instead of omerga-3s supplements (Drug).

Eating fatty fish once or twice a week is one simple way of increasing omerga-3 levels in your diet.

Sardines, Salmon, linseed, soya, nuts are other sources of Omega -3 fatty acids.

Citrus Fruits

Citrus fruits : Oranges, Grapefruit, Lemons, Mandarins

Studies has suggested that phytochemical compounds in citrus fruits block tumor growth by direct action on the cancerous cells, restricting their ability to reproduce.

Citrus fruit consumption, whether in the form of whole fruit or juice, supplies the body with an incomparable source of specific anticancer molecules, while also providing the necessary daily requirements of many vitamins and minerals. 

Dark Chocolate

Dark chocolate contains important amounts of polyphenols that are potentially capable of exercising beneficial effects on some chronic illness, including cancers and cardiovascular disease ( heart and blood vessel). 

Milk chocolate contains less polyphenols

Substitute dark chocolate for sugar-filled junk food with no nutritional benefits. 

Supplement ( Drugs)

Eating whole food provides greater benefits than taking supplements.

There are no and there will no miracle cures that are able to entirely repair the damage caused by a poor diet. You cannot eat just anything and then get off the hook by taking a pill.

Myth

Fruits and vegetables contain pesticide residues that causes cancer. – False, the residue is present in trace amounts and no study has ever established a link between these residues and cancer.

Only organic fruits and vegetables offer real health benefits. – False, In fact it would be better to consume many standard fruits and vegetables on a daily basis than to only occasionally eat organic foods. 

Fighting Cancer Menu

Quit smoking

Lower red meat and calorie intake- avoid or reduce industrially process foods i.e. chips, soft drinks, crisps, hamburgers.

Avoid barbecued meats. The greasy drippings that fall and catch fire produce toxic substances know as aromatic hydrocarbons.

Exercise regularly

Choosing to modify your diet in order to include certain foods that are exceptional sources of anticancer molecules represents one of the best weapons currently at our disposal in the fight against cancer.

Anti-Cancer Food

Lightly cook, steam or stir-fry Cabbages, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Brussels sprouts or Tomatoes.

Habitually add Garlic or Onions to your cooking.

Drink more Soya Bean Drink or Japanese Green Tea or choose Red Wine than beer.

When you buy your fruit, take Berries, Oranges, Grapefruit, Lemons, Mandarin Oranges conveniently.

Add Sardines or Salmon to your dish.

Choose Chocolate rather than sugar.

After reading the book, I have a better understanding about cancer. At least we are in control of our life, so why put our life and our family at risk. 

Just make an effort and take more anticancer food. Do not make life difficult for ourselves, simple adjustments to our lifestyle keeps the doctor away.

Take care

HEALTH IS WEALTH


Stopping that Nasty Cough!

By P Chong                                        Friday 17 September 2010

A sudden, noisy, and violent expulsion of air from the chest, caused by irritation in the air passages, or by the reflex action of nervous or gastric disorder, etc.

This is my personal testimony, often plagued with hay fever or catching a persistent uncontrollable cough . . . like picking bad habits . . . like having a cough of death!


If you are one of those unfortunate number that suffer from persistent & uncontrollable cough that keeps you wide awake at night (or even during the day), not just yourself but others too, it is time that you hear of this simple effective treatment for that nasty cough!

It is recommended that you do away with all past treatments & medicines. Forget about:

* antibiotics

No fear of harmful side-effects, as often accompanied strong medicine & prescriptive drugs.

You are absolutely guaranteed to feel extremely soothing & comforting with a sound sleep!

It works 100 percent of the time, although the scientists at the Canada Research Council (who discovered it) aren’t sure why.

Treatment:
 Vicks Vapour Rub is your magic medical formula.


All that you need do is to put Vicks Vapor Rub generously on the bottom of your feet at bedtime and then cover them with socks.

Even persistent, heavy, deep coughing will stop in about five minutes and you’d stay relieved for many, many hours. You’ll sleep comfortably & be free from that nasty cough for hours on end!

Cough medicines for kids often do more harm than good 
due to the chemical makeup of strong drugs. 
If you have children or grandchildren, pass it on. If you end up sick, try it yourself and you will be absolutely amazed.

How to stop cough in 5 minutes!!! This is a must try . . .

It works like magic!

Remember where to rub that Vicks Vapour Rub . . . not near your nose, throat or chest as we all are likely to do BUT on the bottom of your feet!

Drug companies will not want to have this publicized for commercial reasons.