Nutrition and treatment of colon cancer

For some time it was known that the oil conjugated linolenic acid (CLA) significantly reduced the risk of developing colon cancer. The same can be said for GLA. But new evidence indicates that another oil may be equally, if not more, effective against this terrifying disease, and that is N-3 oils--especially the DHA component.

Prevention is one thing, but treatment of existing colon cancer can be much tougher. It is now evident that DHA also kills colon cancer cells selectively. The mechanism is by increasing free radicals and lipid peroxidation products in the cancer cells. Vitamin E can partially erase this benefit by suppressing lipid peroxidation.

This would meant that colon cancer patients under active treatment should avoid vitamin E until the cancer is eradicated. Like many nutrients, DHA
has been also shown to enhance the effectiveness of chemotherapy and to make it less toxic to normal cells. This was dramatically shown in a recent study in which the response to the highly toxic AraC drug on normal colon cells and colon cancers were compared.

Health and Nutrition Secrets (that can save your life), Dr Russell L. Blaylock, MD

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