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Extra-virgin olive oil contains an ingredient, oleocanthal, that kills cancer cells without harming healthy cells, researchers have reported.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national research university.
A Study written by Ken Branson of Rutgers University and posted on February 12th, 2015 States an “Ingredient in Olive Oil Looks Promising in the Fight Against Cancer”.
A Rutgers nutritional scientist and two cancer biologists at New York City’s Hunter College have found that an ingredient in extra-virgin olive oil kills a variety of human cancer cells without harming healthy cells.
The ingredient is oleocanthal, a compound that ruptures a part of the cancerous cell, releasing enzymes that cause cell death.
Paul Breslin, professor of nutritional sciences in the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, and David Foster and Onica LeGendre of Hunter College, report that oleocanthal kills cancerous cells in the laboratory by rupturing vesicles that store the cell’s waste. LeGendre, the first author, Foster, the senior author, and Breslin have published their findings in Molecular and Cellular Oncology.
According to the World Health Organization’s World Cancer Report 2014, there were more than 14 million new cases of cancer in 2012 and more than 8 million deaths.
Scientists knew that oleocanthal killed some cancer cells, but no one really understood how this occurred. Breslin believed that oleocanthal might be targeting a key protein in cancer cells that triggers a programmed cell death, known as apoptosis, and worked with Foster and Legendre to test his hypothesis after meeting David Foster at a seminar he gave at Rutgers.
“We needed to determine if oleocanthal was targeting that protein and causing the cells to die,” Breslin said.
After applying oleocanthal to the cancer cells, Foster and LeGendre discovered that the cancer cells were dying very quickly – within 30 minutes to an hour. Since programmed cell death takes between 16 and 24 hours, the scientists realized that something else had to be causing the cancer cells to break down and die.
LeGendre, a chemist, provided the answer: The cancer cells were being killed by their own enzymes. The oleocanthal was puncturing the vesicles inside the cancer cells that store the cell’s waste – the cell’s “dumpster,” as Breslin called it, or “recycling center,” as Foster refers to it. These vesicles, known as lysosomes are larger in cancer cells than in healthy cells, and they contain a lot of waste. “Once you open one of those things, all hell breaks loose,” Breslin said.
But oleocanthal didn’t harm healthy cells, the researchers found. It merely stopped their life cycles temporarily – “put them to sleep,” Breslin said. After a day, the healthy cells resumed their cycles.
Oleocanthal is also found in the (raw fruit), olive and the leaf of the olive tree.
Medicinal use of olive leaf extract dates back the 1800s, it was used to treat for malaria along with many other illnesses. A variety of active compounds have been identified in olive leaf and there is some scientific evidence of their usefulness as antimicrobial immune-boosting agents in the treatment of some forms of cancer shows promising results.
Olive leaf is good source of the anti-cancer compounds apigenin and luteolin, and is a source of the anti-malarial agent cinchonine. And oleuropein has also shown protective capabilities against breast cancer.
Olive leaf extract also acts as an anti-inflammatory. Like oxidation, inflammation is a key factor in chronic and degenerative diseases. Animal studies additionally suggest that olive leaf extract may protect against nerve damage, and may be of value in cases of stroke.
Dr Russell Blaylock refers to cancer as the "Disease of the Western Diet", contributing much of the cause to processed foods and omega 6 oils. While we need the omega 6 oils for good health Americans eat over 50% more than actually needed. These oils include, safflower, grapeseed, sunflower, corn oil, soybean, cottonseed, canola, to name a few. These oils re found in fast foods and processed in high levels. Read the labels.
It has been reported that "85% of adult North Americans are infected with parasites."
Millions of peopleare infected by parasites and many may not even know it. Parasites can inhabit muscle tissue, the digestive tract, the bloodstream and even the brain, heart and other vital organs.
Parasites are difficult to kill and expel from the body but research looks promising, olive leaf extract along with other herbs may help to kill and remove parasites.
Olive leaf extract, Wormwood, (Caution should be used as wormwood contains thujone, a chemical that can be toxic in high doses. It should also be avoided by women who are pregnant or nursing.) Wormwood is a powerful remedy for worm infestations including pinworm and roundworm, Goldenseal - The University of Maryland Medical Center recorded that goldenseal can be use to kill tapeworm and Giardia, Thyme can kill parasites found in the intestinal tract, such as tapeworms, hookworms, and roundworms. Cloves - have been proven to destroy the eggs, it may one of the only herbs found and proven to kill eggs. garlic along with olive leaf extract is an ancient old remedy used to treat may illnesses along with intestinal parasitic infestations and is also used as a cleanse twice a year to prevent new infestations. Garlic should be eaten raw. Black Walnut (Green Hulls) is used by herbalists to cure parasitic infestation and fungal infection, sometimes used together with clove oil and wormwood to make a powerful tincture.
The understanding of why?
Oleuropein is a phytochemical that contains one of the most powerful polyphenol antioxidants in existence, and has been shown to be a potent anti-cancer compound.
12 different antioxidants — including hydroxytyrosol, which has an oxygen radical absorbance capacity 10 times higher than green tea, and tyrosol, which helps protect cells from injury caused by oxidation.
Olive leaf extract can improve your body's ability to kill cancer cells and help to eliminated them from your body, according to Russel L. Blaylock, M.D., in his book, "Natural Strategies for Cancer Patients." But how? Olive leaf has the ability to kill bacteria and fungi and disable viruses. This herbal remedy is safe and non-toxic, according to Blaylock. This link may be of more interest, recently pubblished.. http://ologsinquito.hubpages.com/hub/Can-Olive-Leaf-Extract-Help-Fight-Cancer
Olive leaf extract also helps your body to be more efficient at detoxification, decreasing your risk for developing cancer and taking the burden off an already stressed immune system, if you have cancer.
Researchers at the Department of Biology, University of Balamand, Lebanon, reported anti-leukemia effects of olive leaf extract in a study published in the March 2011 issue of the journal "Plant Foods in Human Nutrition." In the tissue culture study, olive leaf extract inhibited leukemia by inducing apoptosis -- programmed cell death -- in the cancer cells.
Breast cancer may respond well to treatment with olive leaf extract, according to research published in the January 2011 issue of the journal "Food and Chemical Toxicology." An extract from olive leaf, called hydroxytyrosol -- a polyphenol antioxidant compound -- arrested growth in a tissue culture of human breast cancer cells at an early stage in the growth cycle. Researchers are optimistic about the future uses of olive leaf extract as a cancer-preventive.
Olive leaf extract may offer protection against some forms of skin cancer, according to a study published in the April 2011 issue of the "International Journal of Cancer." In the tissue culture study, olive leaf extract showed strong anti-cancer activity against melanoma, an aggressive form of cancer that is resistant to immune and chemotherapy effects. Researchers caution that olive leaf extract used in combination with conventional cancer drugs resulted in both increased and, in some case, inhibitory effects of the drugs.
The understanding of how?
A pathogen is a disease-producing agent (such as virus or bacteria).
When the olive leaf extract interrupts pathogen activity, it essentially stops disease in the making… or inhibits the proliferation of disease in the body. Once pathogens are stopped, the immune system can rebuild itself. .
Some of the most amazing anti-tumor results were reported by Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications. When oleuropein was administered orally to mice that had developed tumors, it regressed the tumors in 9 to 12 days.
The biochemists in this study reported that, “No viable cancer cells could be recovered from these tumors. These observations elevate oleuropein from a non-toxic antioxidant into a potent anti-tumor agent with direct effects against tumor cells.”
Olive Leaf Extract Benefits and Therapeutic Uses Include:
Inactivation of bacterial, viral, and retroviral infections.
Prevention of dental and surgical infectionmst
Eradication of the HIV virus, as well as herpes and shingles.
Effective treatment for colds, flu, and pneumonia
Decrease of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome symptoms.
Increased circulation, blood flow, and reduction of free radical damage (which help combat heart disease, hypertension, and arthritis).
msthemeAntifungal and antibacterial action on athlete’s foot, mycotic nails, yeast infections, and chlamydia.
Studies show olive leaf extract is safe to take with no side effects.
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