What Is Cancer’s Enemy?

March 28, 2012

Inflammation is gaining an increasing amount of awareness. People are realizing that certain diets contributes to it, that certain foods fight it, and that it may be responsible for many diseases, including cancer.

Analyzing a number of studies that were looking at heart disease, researchers noticed a trend. People taking a daily regimen of aspirin for their heart health were 25% less likely to develop certain types of cancer.

There are two proposed reasons for this: the first being that aspirin fights inflammation. Reducing inflammation may also reduce cancer risk (hence the recommendations about eating bright fruits and green veggies—their antioxidant content is thought to have the same effect).

Second, aspirin also inhibits an enzyme that leads to tumor growth, which gives it an edge over other forms of anti-inflammatory foods and medicines.

Of course, this is an analysis of studies, and before anyone recommends a daily aspirin regimen to fight cancer more research will have to be conducted.

Aspirin can be hard on the stomach, and can have other side-effects. It’s important to talk to a health-care practitioner before taking aspirin regularly, especially if you’re on any other medications.

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Emma Spera March 30, 2012 at 4:49 am

I’d love to hear more about your program. I’m a believer that emotion can trigger or increase the risk of cancer after seeing my widowed grandmother go through breast cancer—do you have a link to a website about your program?

I mostly agree with you—aspirin is not a magic cancer curing pill, and I don’t mean to imply otherwise. But there are hundreds of paths to cancer, which is what makes curing it so difficult. Inflammation can trigger it at the cellular level, and steps to decrease it can’t hurt, even if they aren’t 100% of the problem.

For a problem with multiple causes, I think multiple solutions are a good approach.

Dr. Shauna Brastock March 29, 2012 at 9:23 am

Please don’t get suckered into believing that an aspirin will help or even prevent cancer. Cancer is due to protein overgrowth and associated with aluminum poisoning a heavy metal. There is also an emotion of hate that is associated with cancer.

I have a (4) month very strict program along with certain herbal formulations that have to be taken. At the end of 4 months if a person does not cheat the cancer does not appear any longer and does not come back.

Cancer is at a cellular level, so please don’t think aspirin is going to fix your problems.

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