Could Getting Spicy Aid Your Treatment of Cancer

Written by Rusty Ford

Could Getting Spicy Aid Your Treatment of Cancer July, 2005

Wow, as a two time survivor of cancer I found it amazing that I might be able to eat my self free of cancer. Well, that is an over statement but new research is showing that Curcumin to have strong cancer fighting properties. Curcumin also called turmeric isrepparttar compound that gives curry its yellow tint. Curcumin has long been known for its antioxidant properties and is being studied now for it benefits in treating several different diseases. Cancer researchers have taken an interest in Curcumin because many countries with curry-rich cuisines have lower cancer rates than Western countries have.

Researchers fromrepparttar 149846 University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center found Curcumin, blocks a key biological pathway needed for development of melanoma and other cancers. The study was published inrepparttar 149847 August 15, 2005 issue ofrepparttar 149848 American Cancer Society journal “Cancer”. The study tested varying doses of Curcumin on three melanoma cell lines. It showed that Curcumin stops laboratory strains of melanoma from proliferating and induced apoptosis (programmed cell suicide). The results wererepparttar 149849 same for high concentrations of Curcumin over short periods of time and smaller doses over longer periods of time.

In a study published in 2002 in “Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention”, researcher gave three groups of mice different amounts of Curcumin extract for 15 weeks. The results showed thatrepparttar 149850 group of mice givenrepparttar 149851 largest amount of Curcumin found a reduction of 40 percent in benign tumors that were causedrepparttar 149852 same gene that causes mot types of colon cancer. A similar study was published in “The Prostate” in 2001. Again three groups of mice were used. All three were injected with human prostate cancer cells. One group was a placebo group that received no treatment. One group was given Curcumin when injected withrepparttar 149853 cancer cells. The other group was given Curcumin two weeks afterrepparttar 149854 cancer injection. After 6 weeksrepparttar 149855 tumors inrepparttar 149856 two groups give Curcumin were to percent smaller than inrepparttar 149857 placebo groups.

Eye Exercises - Boost The Power of Your Optic Muscles

Written by Charlie Cory

The eyes contain many small muscles, and there is no doubt that eye exercises can do little harm to your eyes, but can they actually be of benefit?

A New York ophthalmologist called Dr William Bates, developed a series of eye exercises to improve eyesight without resorting to lenses or surgery. Dr Bates felt that many eye problems had their root causes in stress, tension and laziness ofrepparttar eye and he thought that because of these causes,repparttar 149822 eyes could be treated without correction such as lenses, spectacles or even surgery. Dr Bates' methods were first devised atrepparttar 149823 beginning ofrepparttar 149824 20th century, but many people still practice them today.

Dr Bates' theory revolved aroundrepparttar 149825 notion thatrepparttar 149826 muscles ofrepparttar 149827 eye became fixed on a scene causing strain torepparttar 149828 eyes. Dr Bates felt thatrepparttar 149829 eyes could be re-trained to relax and improverepparttar 149830 link betweenrepparttar 149831 optic nerves andrepparttar 149832 brain.

Dr Bates' theories have been largely ignored byrepparttar 149833 world of medicine. However, many people aroundrepparttar 149834 world have claimed remarkable improvements in short sight, long sight, astigmatism, squints and lazy eyes using these methods. Even young children are able to practicerepparttar 149835 exercises and people with normal vision may improve concentration, reading skills and co-ordination by followingrepparttar 149836 routines suggested by Dr Bates.

In essence, you can expect to perform some simple exercises for about half an hour a day. These can involve some ofrepparttar 149837 following:-

• 'Palming.' To rest and relax your eyes, sit comfortably in front of a table, resting your elbows on a stack of cushions high enough to bring your palms easily to your eyes without stooping forward or looking up. Close your eyes and cover them with your cupped palms to exclude light, avoiding pressure onrepparttar 149838 sockets. Breathe slowly and evenly, relaxing and imagining deep blackness. Begin by doing this for 10 minutes, two or three times a day.

• 'Swinging.' Relax and keeprepparttar 149839 eyes mobile. Stand up and focus on a distant point, swaying gently from side to side. Repeat 100 times daily, blinking as you sway. Blinking cleans and lubricatesrepparttar 149840 eyes, which is especially important if you spend a lot of time in front of a computer.

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