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    Updated: August 9, 2024

    Phytochemicals, Supplements, Nutrition and Exercise


    The Latest on Green Tea

    Details Make a Difference

    EGCG We report on some recent information that has come to light on green tea extracts and EGCG in cancer treatment and prevention and provide an update on Project Alpha. Read the details in Latest on Green Tea. (2/5/06)



    New Properties of Traditional Medicine Agent

    Honokiol and Magnolol

    magnolia blossom Magnolia tree bark extract has been used for thousands of years in Chinese and Japanese traditional medical practice, with apparently little toxicity. A study conducted at Dana Farber has established that Honokiol has selective cytotoxic properties against B-CLL cells. The dosage required for anti-CLL activity will probably be higher than that used in traditional medicine and human clinical trials in CLL have yet to be conducted. However, the characteristics of this agent are attractive. Read all about it in Honokiol. (10/9/05)


    Nutrition & Chemoprevention

    Omega-3 Fatty Acids

    A Fishy Tale

    motif fish Much current research is focused on the role played by polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) in a very broad range of cellular functions in humans. Our modern diet and agricultural technology have created a substantial imbalance between the two major groups PUFAs that we consume. Restoring that balance is critical to our ability to avoid and fight cancer and other diseases. In Omega-3 Fatty Acids we review current scientific thought on the importance of increasing our consumption of Omega-3 oils, derived mainly from fish. (1/23/05)


    Harvey's Chocolates

    The Round-Headed Kid Has a Sweet Experience

    Porting EGCG to the System

    chocolate We present one possible way of improving the bioavailability of EGCG through oral and mucosal absorption of the potent phytochemical. Read Harvey's Chocolates to discover the formula, the sweetest way yet to get the phytochemical into your system. (5/2/04)



    Polyphenols and Green Tea Extracts

    The Virtues of Green Tea

    EGCG This article discusses the anti-cancer activity of green tea polyphenols. You might find this subject very interesting, even if you have trouble pronouncing " epigallocatechin gallate". Read Do You Like Drinking Green Tea? to find out why a cup of tea may be just what the doctor ordered. (10/9/03)



    A Survey of Agents and Supplements

    Cancer Prevention Strategies

    phytochemicals In this article, Dr. Judith Fisher looks at a range of agents and supplements that are reputed to have chemopreventive properties, agents that could help ward off cancer before it even gains a toehold. To learn more, read Cancer Prevention Strategies. (10/5/03)


    Beta Glucan as Immunomodulator

    Make Like a Yeast Cell

    Beta Glucan, Complement and Rituxan

    yeast cell Beta Glucan, a polysaccharide derived from yeast, mushrooms and other plant sources, has shown activity as an immunomodulator when used as a single agent and early stage research shows synergy with Rituxan through improved activation of complement. This orally available agent shows promise in cancer therapy. To see how it applies to CLL, read our review, Beta Glucan, Complement and Rituxan. (1/23/03)


    Metabolic Insight

    Cellular Starvation in the Midst of Plenty

    Cancer and Sugar Metabolism

    cubes Cancer cells are greedy consumers of sugar. They metabolize inefficiently and produce a high level of waste. In the process, they starve your regular tissues of much needed nutrition. In Cancer and Sugar Metabolism we examine these phenomena deriving from high tumor load. (4/14/02)




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