Targeting Cholesterol Metabolism is One Route to Treating Cancer. Part 1

March 29, 2010, Featured in Cancer and Natural Medicines, 0 Comments

Contrary to popular belief, 80% of the cholesterol in the body is produced by the body. Only 20% of blood cholesterol comes from dietary sources. Although high blood cholesterol has been linked to coronary and artery disease, many people think the balances of low-density lipoprotein (LDL), or the cholesterol associated with clogged arteries, and high-density lipoprotein (HDL), the “good” cholesterol, is as important or more important than the overall combined cholesterol number. HDL performs several functions that improve overall health and results in both lower cholesterol levels and in lower incidents of artery disease. In addition to preventing LDL from binding to arterial walls, HDL plays an important role in transporting LDL cholesterol back to the liver where it is broken down.

Cholesterol is a fatty steroid made primarily in …

An Exciting Natural Treatment for Brain Cancer

March 25, 2010, Featured in Cancer and Natural Medicines, 0 Comments

The brain and spinal column make up the central nervous system (CNS), where all vital functions of the body are controlled. When tumors arise in the central nervous system, they are especially problematic because a person’s thought processes and movements can be affected. These tumors can also be difficult to treat because the tissues surrounding a tumor that may be affected by surgery or radiation may play a vital role in functioning.

There are two broad types of cancers occurring within this system. Primary tumors originate in the central nervous system, whereas secondary tumors migrate from cancers located elsewhere in the body, such as breast cancers. Secondary, or metastatic, brain tumors, are more common than primary brain cancers. …

THC is a Powerful Natural Medicine for the Treatment of a Diversity of Cancers

March 21, 2010, Featured in Cancer and Natural Medicines, 0 Comments

Throughout the years, there has been research on the negative and positive effects of marijuana on the human body and the brain. Marijuana is frequently beneficial to the treatment of AIDS, cancer, glaucoma, multiple sclerosis, and chronic pain. Marijuana plant contains 400 chemicals and 60 of them are cannabinoids, which are psychoactive compounds that are produced inside the body after cannabis is metabolized or is extorted from the cannabis plant.

Cannabinoids is an active ingredient of marijuana. The most psychoactive cannabinoids chemical in marijuana that has the biggest impact on the brain is tetrahydrocannibol, or THC. THC is the main active ingredient in marijuana because it affects the brain by binding to and activating specific receptors, known as cannabinoid receptors. “These receptors control …