Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Vitamin C effective in targeting cancer stem cells

Researchers measure the impact on cancer stem cell metabolism of 3 natural substances, 3 experimental pharmaceuticals and 1 clinical drug.
Vitamin C is up to ten times more effective at stopping cancer cell growth than pharmaceuticals such as 2-DG, according to scientists in Salford, UK.
The research, published in Oncotarget, is the first evidence that Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) can be used to target and kill cancer stem cells (CSCs), the cells responsible for fuelling fatal tumours.
Dr Michael P. Lisanti, Professor of Translational Medicine at the University of Salford, said: "We have been looking at how to target cancer stem cells with a range of natural substances including silibinin (milk thistle) and CAPE, a honey-bee derivative, but by far the most exciting are the results with Vitamin C.
"Vitamin C is cheap, natural, non-toxic and readily available so to have it as a potential weapon in the fight against cancer would be a significant step."

Cancer stem-like cells are thought to be the root cause of chemotherapy resistance, leading to treatment failure in patients with advanced disease and the triggers of tumour recurrence and metastasis (regrowth).
The Salford team set out to assess the bioenergetics of cancer stem cells -- the processes which allow the cells to live and thrive -- with a view to disrupting their metabolism.
Focusing on energy-transfer, they measured the impact on cell lines in a laboratory of 7 substances, the clinically-approved drug stiripentol, 3 natural products -- caffeic acid phenyl ester (CAPE), silibinin and ascorbic acid -- and experimental pharmaceuticals, such as actinonin, FK866 and 2-DG.
While they found that natural antibiotic actinonin and the compound FK866 were the most potent, the natural products also inhibited CSC formation, with Vitamin C, outperforming 2-DG by tenfold in terms of potency.
Vitamin C has previously been shown to be effective as a non-toxic anti-cancer agent in studies by Nobel Prize winner Linus Pauling and was recently shown to reduce mortality by 25% on breast cancer patients in Japan. However, its effects on CSC activity have not been previously evaluated and in this context, it behaves as an inhibitor of glycolysis, which fuels energy production in mitochondria, the "powerhouse" of the cell.
Dr Gloria Bonuccelli, lead author and another member of the Salford team added: "This is further evidence that Vitamin C and other non-toxic compounds may have a role to play in the fight against cancer.
"Our results indicate it is a promising agent for clinical trials, and a as an add-on to more conventional therapies, to prevent tumour recurrence, further disease progression and metastasis."  March 8, 2017 University of Salford




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Sunday, 2 April 2017

Toxic Chemicals in the Home

We all know how dangerous toxins can be to our health and well being.  Sadly, your body may be a toxic waste dump and you don’t even realise it.  Eighty thousand toxic chemicals have been released since the industrial revolution and few of them have been tested to find out the effect they have on our health; or how long they remain in our environment.  The average newborn baby has up to 287 known toxins in their umbilical cord blood.  Can you imagine how many toxins we are therefore exposed to during our lifetime.  It is vitally important that we regularly detoxify our bodies to stay on top of the onslaught of these chemicals as we are simply not designed to handle the amount we are exposed to.

Here are a few common symptoms of toxicity:
Fatigue, muscle and joint aches, sinus problems, bloating and gas, constipation/diarrhoea, foul smelling stools, heart burn, insomnia, dark circles under the eyes, rashes, inability to lose weight, anxiety and so much more.

So how do you detoxify?
Remember the tortoise and the hare.  Detoxifying needs to be done slowly and carefully so as not to overwhelm your body and put more of a burden upon it.  Simply things like:

1.    1½ litres minimum of clean fresh water daily.
2.     Avoid gluten, dairy, sugar and yeast to repair you gut for when you start to clean out your liver.  Rushing a liver detox with an inflamed, leaky bowel is a recipe for disaster. 
3.    Take regular infrared saunas to assist you to sweat it out slowly.
4.    Throw away all the toxic cleanser you use in your home.   Young Living has some amazing cleaning products especially Thieves.
5.    Quit smoking.
6.    Cut right back on your alcohol. Have a completely alcohol free month.
7.    Walk daily in a park – not along a busy road where you are breathing in even more toxins.  Every weekend take on a long walk in the country.  If short on time climb Mt Lofty and make your lungs breathe in the fresh air provided by the canopy of trees.
8.    Have a regular massage to get your lymphatics clearing the toxins from the tissues.
9.    Get a minimum of 8 hours sleep every night as our body does most of our detoxification during sleep.
10. Eat organic food.
11. Place indoor plants in your home as they have been proven to remove toxins from the atmosphere.
12. Make an appointment at The House of Healing to establish the level of toxins and the stress on each of your organs. We will also organise a suitable product to clean out your liver slowly and gently. Remember the tortoise………

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) recently released a list of high-priority chemicals which may be found in our homes. Here are the top 10.

1. Asbestos
This is a carcinogen, found in automobile brake pads and clutches, vinyl tiles, and roofing materials. News reports have recently revealed that asbestos is still being used legally in Australian building materials.

2. PERC - Perchloroethylene or Tetrachlorethylene
This is a potential carcinogen with links to numerous cancers. It is used in dry-cleaning fluids, water repellents, paint removers, printing inks, glues, sealants, polishes and lubricants.

3. Phthalates
Also called plasticisers, this group of chemicals is linked to reproductive harm and early puberty in girls. They are found in PVC, plastic wraps, toys, vinyl flooring, adhesives, detergents, lubricating oils, automotive plastics, garden hoses, blood storage containers, medical tubing, plastic clothes like raincoats and personal-care products including soaps, shampoos, hair sprays and nail polishes.

4. BPA - bisphenol A
Used in the lining of food cans, plastic food containers, tetra packs, plastic and baby bottles, plastic dinnerware and cash register receipts, BPA is carcinogenic and an endocrine disrupter with links to infertility, development risks and diabetes.

5. Chlorinated phosphate fire retardants
With links to possible brain and nerve damage, these chemicals are found in upholstered furniture, foam cushions, infant car seats and insulation.

6. TBBPA - Tetrabromobisphenol A
TBBPA is a flame retardant with potential carcinogen and endocrine disruption properties. It is found in electronic equipment, auto parts and appliances.

7. Brominated phthalate fire retardants
Found in polyurethane foam for furniture and baby products, these chemicals are linked to developmental toxicity.

8. I-Bromopropane - IBP or n-propyl bromide
This is found in degreasers and cleaners, spray adhesives, aerosol cleaners, spot removers, coin cleaners, paintable mould release, automotive refrigerant flushes and lubricants. It may have adverse development and reproductive effects.

9. DEHA - Diethylhydroxylamine
This probable carcinogen is also linked to developmental toxicity and is found in plastic wrap and PVC plastic.

10. P-dichlorobenzene
This is mainly used in deodoriser blocks in domestic and public toilet facilities. It is also used as a domestic air freshener, in moth balls, and has some uses in the pharmaceutical industry. It is linked to liver and nerve damage. 
Your Health - Our Passion

Monday, 4 April 2016

Cold Laser Therapy with Dr Robyn Arnold BSc MChiro

Cold Laser Therapy
This innovative technology temporarily reduces pain and relieves stiffness all without the use of drugs or invasive surgery. It is perfect for each step of the “Crisis Care” to “Lifestyle Care” process that leads to Laser Longevity. This process transitions one through the needs for crisis care intervention due to injury and illness to a state of health maintenance which uses the laser as part of a regular regimen for fitness and peak energy keeping pain and stiffness at bay during a long and fruitful life.

Patient Benefits:
  • Non-Invasive
  • Safe and Side Effects Free
  • Treats Wide Range of Conditions
  • No anesthetics required
  • Relieves Pain and Stiffness
  • Proven Results
  • Restored mobility and quality of life
  • Often makes surgical interventions unnecessary
  • Enables patients get to therapeutic exercise faster
What to Expect :
Laser treatment is a non-invasive method to help reduce acute and chronic pain.  This treatment enables patients to have an alternative to drugs and surgery. Laser treatments take just minutes depending on the condition being treated. The treatment must be administered directly to skin for better efficacy. You feel a soothing warmth as the therapy is administered.
Patients generally see results after 2 to 5 treatments. Your therapist/doctor will develop a treatment plan that is optimal for your condition. Multi Radiance Medical laser technology has been used safely and effectively among the wide range of patient population for over 5 years in the US, and for over 20 years in other countries in physical therapy, orthopedics, outpatient clinics and elite athletics, where MR4 Laser is the "equipment of choice" for numerous national, professional and collegiate athletes and teams worldwide. 

What is Multi Radiance Super Pulsed Laser?
  • Highest photon density without hazardous thermal impact to tissue
  • Higher peak power with greatest degree of safety of any laser available
  • Delivers controlled light energy deep into tissue more effectively than Continuous Wave and pulsed-modulated lasers while preserving the overlying epidermis
  • Allows unique control of depth/power of laser energy
The Cascade Energy Effect™—triple synchronized wavelengths
  • Multi Radiance Medical uses three clinically proven wavelengths: 660 nm, 875 nm and 905 nm to cover the entire spectrum therapeutic window of light for optimal tissue saturation
  • Sophisticated software algorithm synergizes multiple wavelengths, creating cascading effect: 660 nm absorbed by superficial tissue clears the way for infrared 875 nm to penetrate deeper and eliminate cellular interference which allows infrared 905 nm super pulsed laser to go even deeper: up to 4-5 inches
  • Multi Radiance Medical’s proprietary multi-source technology successfully manipulates the interaction between light, laser and magnetic energy fields to achieve the desired penetration in the target tissue area
  • Cold Laser Therapy with Dr Robyn Arnold BSc MChiro
    Chiropractor - Acupuncturist - TCM Practitioner
    Book 5 Cold Laser sessions and receive the 6th FREE
    Standard consult prices apply. Initial consult $85. Standard consult $55. Health refund rebates applicable.

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