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In a clinical trial on athletes at the University of Pretoria 35 drops of Cellfood® increased the oxygen uptake by 5%, and normalized all haematological (blood) values, amongst others.

Our products, in addition to and in conjunction with other medical treatments, can be of great benefit to one's health.

What causes cancer?

No one knows exactly why some cells become cancerous. However, we do know that certain factors increase the likelihood of certain types of cancer.

  • The environment and diet are widely believed to be two of the major triggers/causes of cancer
  • Persons exposed to cigarette smoke have significantly higher rates of lung cancer than other people
  • Regular excessive alcohol consumption increases the risk of mouth and throat cancers
  • A diet that is high in fat and low in fibre is associated with a greater risk of colorectal cancer, and is a factor in breast and prostate cancer as well
  • The negative effects of radiation on the body are also well known

The genetic code of the cell (DNA) is constantly being damaged, often by oxidants, and thus needs to be repaired.

  • Often this damage is triggered by free-radical oxidation
  • Methylation controls both the synthesis and repair of DNA, putting homocysteine and the key homocysteine-lowering nutrients – vitamins B12, folate, B2, B6, and zinc, magnesium, and trimethyl-glycine – smack in the middle of the whole cancer process

There is substantial evidence that local oxygen levels play an important role in determining cell function and phenotype.

  • Experimental data indicate that hypoxia may be causally-linked to malignant progression both by enhancing tumor cell release of angiogenic molecules as well as by promoting their ability to invade extracellular matrix in vitro and to metastasize in vivo

Breast cancer

Up to 20 percent of cancers are considered to be inherited and include genetic inheritance (as many as 15 mutations could contribute to breast cancer).

  • About 8% of breast cancer cases are inheritable, caused by mutations of tumor suppressor genes, such as breast-cancer-associated gene-1 and -2 (BRCA 1 and BRCA 2) and other unidentified tumor suppressor genes
  • To date research has focused on the BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 mutations that account for up to five percent of breast cancers – intensive research has however shown that a large proportion of breast cancer development or recurrence is due to multiple genes that interact with the environment and each other
  • Cancer of the breast is the most common form of cancer among American women – approximately one in eight women will develop the disease during their lifetime
  • Although breast cancer occurs predominately in women, men can develop the disease but at a significantly lower rate (less than 1 percent of all breast cancers)
  • Men from families whose women have a high risk of breast cancer are also at greater risk

Worldwide, there has been an increase in cases of breast cancer; however, the mortality rate has shown a decrease; breast cancer screening has contributed to the decrease in breast cancer mortality.

Risk factors

  • Age - older women are at higher risk for breast cancer
  • Alcohol – numerous studies link breast cancer to heavy alcohol consumption - more than two units of alcohol per day increases the risk by 1.4 to 1.7 times
  • HRT - hormone replacement therapy has long been suspected to be cancer-causing. Recent research suggests that women who receive HRT for more than 5 years have a slightly increased risk of breast cancer
  • Oral contraceptives - women on oral contraceptives have a slightly increased risk. After stopping their risks go down to normal
  • Family history – some types of breast cancer are genetic
  • Obesity – research show that post-menopausal women who are obese are at an increased risk of breast cancer

Treatment

“Any element that threatens the oxygen order of the human body will promote cancer growth. Any therapy that improves the oxygen function can be expected to enhance the body’s defenses against cancer”  

Nutrition and nutritional supplements are important components in the management of individuals diagnosed with cancer.

  • The primary goals for nutrition intervention in cancer are to prevent/reverse nutrient deficiencies, to preserve lean body mass, to minimize nutrition-related side effects, and thus to maximize the quality of life. Taking nutritional supplements could also be of benefit. Nutrients that could be helpful for breast cancer include:
  • Co-enzyme Q10 - improves cellular oxygenation
  • L-carnitine - essential nutrient allowing the mitochondria of cells to produce energy more effectively. Protects the skin after mastectomy and/or radiation treatment
  • Multimineral complex with magnesium, potassium and calcium – needed for electrolyte balance and essential for normal cell division and function
  • Multivitamin complex – all nutrients are needed in balance
  • Carotenoids (alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, Iycopene and lutein) - free radical scavengers
  • Selenium and germanium – powerful immunostimulants (free radical scavenger) that improve cellular oxygenation, deterring cancer growth
  • Vitamin E - a good antioxidant; deficiency has been linked to breast cancer. Also aids in hormone production and immune function
  • Vitamin C - an antioxidant and anticancer agent
  • Vitamin D - gives extra cancer protection
  • Vitamins B6, B12 and folic acid - inversely associated with levels of homocystein

Cellfood® Longevity

  • Vitamins B6, B12 and folic acid - inversely associated with levels of homocysteine
  • Assists the methylation processes and thus the repair of DNA

Finally, exercise increases blood oxygenation and, thus, should be of benefit.

  • A recent survey confirms that there is "compelling evidence" that moderate, routine physical activity decreases the risk of developing breast and colon cancers

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