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One of the method that conventional medicine use for cancer treatments is chemotherapy, which is a harmful drug that actually work against your bodys natural ability to fight cancer. The drugs are extremely toxic and the side effects can destroy a host of healthy immunity in a persons body. (1)

Whats more is that cancer survivors that undergo chemotherapy have a higher risk of developing cancer again later in life. The best anti-cancer diet is to eat foods that have cancer-fighting capabilities such as plant-based foods. In fact, you may want to turn to pineapple since it has been found to have a natural cancer-fighting compound!

Bromelain can kill cancer cells without affecting you

One of the unique compound found in pineapples are bromelain, which exhibits an effect called selective cytotoxicity that can kill cancer cells that keeps cells and tissues healthy. (2)

Bromelain is an enzyme that can be extracted from pineapple stems and research discovered that its superior compared to chemotherapy drug. As noted in the journal Planta Medica, researchers stated, This antitumoral effect [of bromelain] was superior to that of 5-FU [5-fluorouracil], whose survival index was approximately 263%, relative to the untreated control. (3)

Furthermore, as noted in GredMedInfo, When a person dies following conventional cancer treatment it is all too easy to blame the victim and simply write that patients cancer off as chemo-resistant, or exceptionally aggressive, when in fact the non-selective nature of the chemotoxic agent is what ultimately lead to their death. (4)

Selective cytotoxicity is only found in natural compounds!

There is no chemotherapy drug that have been developed to show the same capability effects of bromelain since it is found only in natural compounds that come from real food sources. There are other natural compounds aside from bromelain that have been found to kill cancer cells without harming healthy cells. (5)

These natural compounds include the following:

  • Vitamin C. Dr. Ronald Hunninghakes groundbreaking 15-year research project called RENAC (cancer spelled backwards) involved how vitamin C was selectively cytotoxic against cancer cells. (5,6)
  • Eggplant extract. An extract called solasodine rhamnosyl glycosides (BEC) is an extract that eggplant contains, which impacts only cancerous cells and does not interfere with healthy normal cells. Eggplant extract cream appears to be useful in treating skin cancer as well. (5)
  • Turmeric (Curcumin Extract). This spice has been the most intensely researched for displaying selective cytotoxicity. A study in 2011 found that the polyphenol in turmeric reduced brain tumors and did not affect the viability of brain cells. (5)

Unfortunately natural substances such as bromelain will probably never receive FDA drug approval even if they are proven effective, safe, and extremely affordable. (4) The good news is that you have the power in deciding to take health into your own hands!

Sources for this article include:

(1) http://www.cancer.net
(2) undergroundhealthreporter.com
(3) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
(4) http://www.greenmedinfo.com
(5) articles.mercola.com
(6) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

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Article originally published on RawFoodWorld.com republished with permission.

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