Dr. Carolyn Chambers Clark, Award-Winning Author and Wellness Nurse Practitioner

Pancreatic Cancer

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Rochester researchers discovered that resveratrol, found in red wine, red and purple grape skins, and purple and red grape juice can kill pancreatic cancer cells while leaving healthy cells alone.
This is great news for those who want to prevent pancreatic cancer or help with its treatment once diagnosed.

The new study also showed that when the pancreatic cancer cells were doubly assaulted -- pre-treated with the antioxidant, resveratrol, and irradiated -- the combination induced cell death, an important goal of cancer therapy.


The researchers suggest resveratrol not only reaches its intended target, injuring the nexus of malignant cells, but at the same time protects normal tissue from the harmful effects of radiation.


According to the researchers, resveratrol seems to have a therapeutic gain by making tumor cells more sensitive to radiation and making normal tissue less sensitive.


The discovery is critical because, like the cell nucleus, the mitochondria contains its own DNA and has the ability to continuously supply the cell with energy when functioning properly. Stopping the energy flow theoretically stops the cancer.


Although red wine consumption during chemotherapy or radiation treatment has not been well studied, it is not "contraindicated," the researchers said.


A better choice for all of us would be to drink as much red or purple grape juice as possible. Making it your drink of choice wouldn't be a bad move, either. Drinking a glass or two of purple grape juice prior to having X-rays might be helpful, too. Also consider snacking on red or purple grapes, and don't forget to eat all the skins!

Source:

University of Rochester Medical Center (2008, March 27). Mounting Evidence Shows Red Wine Antioxidant Kills Cancer. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 4, 2008, from http://www.sciencedaily.com­ /releases/2008/03/080325125937.htm
 
New Information....reducing your intake of fructose (sodas, baked goods, candies) can also reduce cancer cells, which feed on fructose. (www.mercola.com)

EATING RED MEAT AND PROCESSED MEAT ASSOCIATED WITH PANCREATIC CANCER WHILE EATING 10 cups a day of VEGETABLES AND FRUITS FIGHTS CANCER

Vegetables can be juiced or steamed lightly, put in a blender, and served as a soup.

Fruits can be put in a blender and made into a smoothie if solid food is not tempting. As fruits contain fructose, except citrus fruits, eat more vegetables than fruits. Apples and bananas as especially high in fructose. Berries are a better choice.

For more information on pancreatic cancer and diet, go to http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/causes-of-cancer/diet-and-cancer/how-healthy-eating-prevents-cancer

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