Onions Kill Breast Cancer Cells

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“We found onions are excellent at killing cancer cells…The researchers have also recently determined onions are effective at killing breast cancer cells…”

I’m not saying that onions can cure breast cancer. I’m not offering silver bullet cancer cure here. I am saying that what you eat can influence your risk of cancer and your risk of relapse of cancer. Cancer survivors are told to eat more fruits and vegetables. The info below explains the how, what and why.

To put my reasoning in perspective, I read an article yesterday talking about a study of DCIS patients. The study compared the 15 year survival of DCIS patients who underwent adjuvant radiation with those DCIS patients who did NOT have adjuvant radiation. The overwhelming majority of DCIS survivors lived for 15 years (something like 97-98%). But there was a percent or two difference. A tiny percentage more of women who had adjuvat radiation therapy lived to the 15 year mark.

After reading this study, all I could think about were the many evidence-based, non-toxic therapies that REDUCED a women’s risk of BC relapse- quercetin, flavanols, garlic, curcumin, exercise, and the list goes on and on.

I am a long-term survivor of a completely different cancer than breast cancer. I was diagnosed in early ’94, underwent three years of conventional therapies, reached remission, relapsed, achieved remission again, relapsed and then I was told “there is nothing more we can do for you.”

I underwent a controversial cancer therapy and reached complete remission in early 1999. My experience has been that conventional oncology is broken.

Have you been diagnosed with DCIS? Would you like to reduce your risk of BC with evidenced-based, non-toxic therapies? Scroll down the page, post a question or comment and I will reply to you ASAP.

Thank you,

David Emerson

  • Cancer Survivor
  • Cancer Coach
  • Director PeopleBeatingCancer

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Red onions pack a cancer-fighting punch, study reveals

“Onions as a superfood are still not well known. But they contain one of the highest concentrations of quercetin, a type of flavonoid, and Ontario onions boasts particularly high levels of the compound compared to some parts of the world…

The Guelph study revealed that the red onion not only has high levels of quercetin, but also high amounts of anthocyanin, which enriches the scavenging properties of quercetin molecules…

“We found onions are excellent at killing cancer cells…The researchers have also recently determined onions are effective at killing breast cancer cells…

While we can currently include this superfood in salads and on burgers as a preventative measure, the researchers expect onion extract will eventually be added to food products such as juice or baked goods and be sold in pill form as a type of natural cancer treatment.”

Effects of quercetin on the proliferation of breast cancer cells and expression of survivin in vitro

 ” The aim of the present study was to observe the effects of quercetin on the proliferation of the breast cancer cell line MCF-7 and the gene expression of survivin. The molecular mechanism underlying the antiproliferative effect of quercetin was also investigated. MCF-7 breast cancer cells were treated with various concentrations of quercetin…

Effect of quercetin on apoptosis of MCF-7 cells-  shows that quercetin induced the apoptosis of breast cancer cells in a concentration-dependent manner…

Many studies confirm that a majority of patients undergoing cancer therapy use non-conventional therapies such as the supplements discussed below-

 Experience and years of research have taught me that cancer patients must understand and utilize evidence-based, non-conventional therapies-antioxidant/nutritional supplements in particular. I include myself in that recommendation.  Supplementation has been central to my own cancer survival since 1994.

I supplement for many reasons:

  • Curcumin, resveratrol, quercetin, green tea extract and omega-3 fatty acids, for instance, are anti-angiogenic and therefore apoptotic to my cancer.
  •  CoQ10, magnesium, omega-3’s, Hawthorn/Arjuna, for example, help me manage my chemo-induced heart damage.
  •  Vitamin D has been shown to support bone health as well as prevent a host of different cancers.
  • Nattokinase, Wobenzym and omega-3’s help prevent another blood clot.

Alternative practitioner Ruthi Backenroth composed and researched the list of supplements below. Neither this post nor the list below is medical advice. The list below is meant to provide general information for your own research into what you as the cancer patient may decide to do. In a perfect world, we cancer patients would be able to work with our oncologists regarding both conventional and non-conventional therapies.

I am both a long-term survivor of an “incurable” cancer and cancer coach. I work with cancer patients and caregivers to research both conventional and non-conventional therapies, such as supplementation, for their specific type and stage of cancer. 

The bottom line is that while you, the patient, are in-charge of your health and therapy, it is in your interest to include your oncologist in a discussion of antioxidant supplementation.

For more information about supplementation or nutriceuticals to both enhance conventional therapies while reducing collateral damage, scroll down the page, post a question or comment and I will reply ASAP.

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Nutrition Research and The Cancer Survivor’s Diet

Thank you,

David Emerson

  • Cancer Survivor
  • Cancer Coach
  • Director PeopleBeatingCancer

Integrating dietary supplements into cancer care.

“Abstract– Many studies confirm that a majority of patients undergoing cancer therapy use self-selected forms of complementary therapies, mainly dietary supplements. Unfortunately, patients often do not report their use of supplements to their providers. The failure of physicians to communicate effectively with patients on this use may result in a loss of trust within the therapeutic relationship and in the selection by patients of harmful, useless, or ineffective and costly nonconventional therapies when effective integrative interventions may exist. Poor communication may also lead to a diminishment of patient autonomy and self-efficacy and thereby interfere with the healing response.

To reach a mutually informed decision about the use of these supplements, the Clinical Practice Committee of The Society of Integrative Oncology undertook the challenge of providing basic information to physicians who wish to discuss these issues with their patients. A list of leading supplements that have the best suggestions of benefit was constructed by leading researchers and clinicians who have experience in using these supplements.”

Thank you Ruthi Backenroth for the information below- Ruthi is an alternative practitioner, an expert at helping people get stress and pain relief without additional medication.  In fact, people are able to think more clearly about their medical decisions and their relationships when the stress and pain are lower.






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