Radiation and Chemotherapy have become a normal and standard treatment for killing deadly cancer cells. Since the beginning of using these treatments, oncology has been put in a stalemate. Sometimes doing more harm to patients rather than treating them, causing deadly side effects.
That’s why eyebrows are raised and questions are asked, “Does the scientific community are aware that there are cancer-killing foods that can treat cancer better than their methods, which make things even worse?”.
Over the past 15 years, numerous studies have been done in biology and medicine, showing us that cancer treatments are a failure and making cancer worse. The stem cancer cells are only just a small tumor population of cells, about 1 in every 1000.
They are able to do a self-renewal process since they are stem cells. Said cells can be the cause of development of tumors, metastasis, and progression, along with being highly resistant to chemotherapy and radiation treatments.
A study done around chemotherapy and radiation showed us that the treatments can only make things worse, increasing the malignancy and thus increasing the number of cancer cells. These treatments need to stop now, as not only are they deadly, but can make the non-cancer breast cells into cancer stem cells.
“Radiation therapy can make cancers 30 times more malignant” is a study if you want to know more information.
Cancer Stem Cells, a Key for Curing Cancer
Today’s traditional care of in oncology is better than before, as it was revealed that a discovery has been made in cancer stem cells in the heart of the cancerous malignancy. However, researchers are still finding a better way, so as to not harm the patient in any way.
They are still unable to find a worthy treatment to fully kill off the cancer cells while still doing no harm to the non-cancer cells in the patient.
There are numerous ways, plans, and strategies to kill and get rid of cancer stem cells. Furthermore, there are substances like turmeric, as well as other foods, plants, and herbs. Neither radiation nor chemotherapy can fully cure cancer.
There have been times when said treatments actually strengthened the cancer stem cells. That is the main reason why cancer after the therapies and treatments comes back more aggressive and stronger.
The treatments are being resisted by the sheer number of the cancer stem cell population.
Pomegranate Confirmed to be a Cancer Stem Cell Killer
A few studies have been looking the effects of pomegranate extract on cancer stem cells.
One of the studies said that this food has the most potential of killing cancer stem cells, and their study was published in the Chemical Toxicology and Food journal.
Researchers kept looking at the interaction of pomegranate with colon cancer stem cells (CSCs). Actually, they looked at:
“the effects against colon CSCs of two mixtures of ellagitannin (ET) metabolites, ellagic acid (EA) and the gut microbiota-derived urolithins (Uro) at concentrations detected in the human colon tissues following the intake of ET-containing products (pomegranate, walnuts).”
Confirmed by the researchers, these mixtures are able to suppress colon CSCs that are taken from a patient with the primary tumor and has colorectal cancer. They showed the benefits of these mixtures, saying that the cancer stem cells may become aggressive and invasive or even lethal cancers in time.
The authors of this study have said that:
“These data support a role for polyphenols metabolites in the control of colon cancer chemoresistance and relapse and encourage the research on the effects of polyphenols against CSC.”
The second study was done, to see the interaction of pomegranate and cancer stem cells. The study was then published in the Nutrition and Cancer journal. The study shows the ability of the extract from pomegranate to kill breast cancer stem cells, and clumps of them that are called mammospheres. Researchers from the study have said that:
“PE inhibited mammosphere formation in two different cell lines, neoplastic mammary epithelial HMLER, and breast cancer Hs578T. In addition, mammosphere-derived cells from PE treatment groups showed reduced mammosphere formation for at least two serial passages.”
Researchers from this study also found out that, pomegranate extract has the ability to promote breast cancer stem cells (its properties that are chemopreventive), also this extract can prevent from epithelial-to-mesenchymal (EMT). This program is the key to generating CSCs and also maintain their characteristics as well.
From these findings, the researchers from the studies have said:
“To prevent breast cancer, we can use the ability of pomegranate extract to suppress CSCs.”
We still hope that these kinds of researchers will help the medicine to use more plant-based therapies, and get rid of the radiation and chemotherapy therapy. In many studies, you will find that the plants and herbs are the ones that can cure cancer, not the chemicals and the therapies that we use.