Tangerine peel could help in the fight against certain cancers. Human cancer cells, which contain an enzyme called P450 CYP1B1, were destroyed by a compound contained in tangerine peel, Salvestrol Q40, scientists at Leicester School of Pharmacy found.
The findings may offer a new approach to uncovering a treatment for cancers such as breast, lung, prostrate and ovarian cancer, the scientists said. Medicinal chemist Dr. Hoon L. Tan said: "It is very exciting to find a compound in food that can target cancers specifically. "Salvestrols may offer a new mechanism of dietary anti-cancer action.
This seems like a good place to throw in something I read about treating cancer with enzymes. I found this information in the book, Enzymes for Autism and other Neurological Conditions, by Karen DeFelice.
Cancer has been treated with enzymes for decades. Cancer patients live longer, healthier lives if they're taking enzymes, and there is a significant scientific basis for this.
Quoting from the book, "Cancer cells are more susceptible to protease enzymes than regular cells. Cancer cells are covered by a protein film that proteases break down. This leaves the cancer cell open and more vulnerable to the body's natural defenses, chemotherapy, or other measures."
"Enzymes stimulate the body's natural cancer fighting weapons. They help disarm the cancer cells and can break down the sticky "glue" substance that cancer cells use to stick themselves onto other cells and tissue. This slows their spread and growth".
"Experience shows enzyme therapy is effective with many types of cancers. Most enzyme blends used for cancer are particular mixtures with the patient's needs and medical history taken into account."
I don't like to infringe upon the author's copyright so I won't quote anymore, but I have begun taking daily digestive and fibrolynic enzymes, for the hundreds of possible benefits they afford. This book was a real eye opener for me.
Anyone interested in natural treatments for cancer MUST include enzymes in their research. Their importance in health and longevity will not be overlooked by me any longer.