Thursday, February 26, 2009

Pomegranate Seeds vs. Prostate Cancer

(NaturalNews) The drug industry is pushing a new "treatment" for prostate cancer, which they claim is the first drug that's ever been proven to reduce the risk of the disease. The drug, called finasteride, costs over $1,000 per year, and it should be used by lots of men to chemically "prevent" prostate cancer, says the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Urological Association.

As usual, the benefits of the drug are being wildly hyped by its promoters. In reality, a statistical analysis of the study reveals that you would have to treat 71 men with the drug for seven years just to prevent a single case of prostate cancer. That means society would have to spend about half a million dollars while exposing 71 men to this non-natural chemical in order to prevent just one case of the disease! This startling fact is admitted by the very author of the study. (Barnett Kramer of the National Institutes of Health).

Meanwhile, the drug -- sold under brand names Proscar and Propecia -- has side effects that include low libido, breast tenderness (in men!) and impotence. And those are only the side effects they know about so far.

What the drug industry refuses to mention, of course, are all the natural remedies that can either prevent or even help reverse prostate cancer. Among those natural remedies, pomegranate is one of the best-known nutritional remedies for prostate cancer. Pomegranate seeds, it turns out, contain a wealth of anti-cancer nutrients that haven't even begun to be truly understood by western medical scientists.

When it comes to prostate cancer, the best medicine in the world comes straight from Mother Nature.

Authors' Quotes on Prostate and Pomegranate

Below, you'll find selected quotes from noted authors on the subject of Prostate and Pomegranate. Feel free to quote these in your own work provided you give proper credit to both the original author quoted here and this NaturalNews page.

Investigators are also excited about the possibility that pomegranate compounds might prevent prostate cancer or slow its growth. Other preliminary research suggests that pomegranate juice might help protect against skin and breast cancer. Even arthritis may yield to the power of pomegranates. Scientists at Case Western Reserve University have reported that tissue cultures of human cartilage cells respond to pomegranate extract. Inflammation is reduced and the enzymes that break down cartilage become less active.
- Best Choices From the People's Pharmacy by Joe Graedon, M.S. and Teresa Graedon, Ph.D.
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In addition to being good for your heart and blood vessels, pomegranates have been shown to inhibit breast cancer, prostate cancer, colon cancer, and leukemia and to prevent vascular changes that promote tumor growth in lab animals. Pomegranates' potent antioxidant compounds also have been shown to reduce platelet aggregation and naturally lower blood pressure, factors that prevent both heart attacks and strokes.

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