Feb 17, 2012 - 10:38 am
A gal in my therapy group who's a stage 3 breast cancer patient sees an integrative doc, plus very much into complementary approaches such as herbs, vit C infusions, etc. Judy mentioned a good book to read per her research and her integrative doc recommendation, so I picked it up at my library.
Definitive Guide to Cancer, 2nd Ed, An Integrataive Approach to Prevention, Treatment and Healing, by Lise Alschuler, ND and Karolyn Gazella
The chapter on UTERINE CANCER has some information I want to share with others.
NUTRIENTS & HERBS
There's limited research on nutrients and herbs to treat uterine cancer. However, it's important to note that herbs with estrogenic activity, such as red clover, dong quai and possibly licorice, may be contraindicated in estrogen-related endometrial cancers.
. MELATONIN - in vitro studies demonstrated that melatonin has antiproliferative effects on estrogen-related endometrial cancer.
. MUSHROOM POLYSACCHARIDES - A human study of 100 patients with cervical, ovarian or endometrial cancer undergoing chemotherapy treatment demonstrated that a mushroom extract, Agaricus blazei Murill Kyowa (ABMK), improved chemotherapy associated symptoms, including appetite, hair loss, emotional instability and general weakness.
RESVERATROL - This phytonutrient from red grapes was found in vitro to stop human endometrial cancer cells from rapidly reproducing.
. SOY ISOFLAVONES - While data on soy isoflavones is conflicting, an animal study using genistein and daidzein from soy demonstrated a protective effect against estrogen-related endometrial cancers.
My question to you experts, anyone integrated these nutrients into their diets? Noticed a few mentioned melatonin to be good and I have used a powder resveratrol. Not looking to add more to my supplement list, but pondering using only the MOST IMPORTANT.