foods against esophageal cancer

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theacidrefluxman
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   Posted 7/31/2011 9:59 AM (GMT -6)   
In another thread black raspberries were mentioned. Are there any other foods that can help against esophageal cancer for those of us that wan't to give the extra effort?

mock turtle
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   Posted 7/31/2011 10:50 AM (GMT -6)   
broccoli sprouts

(myrosinase and solforaphane)


all the other cruciferous vegetables have it, but in lower amounts

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3000464/

"Anticancer Activity of a Broccoli Derivative, Sulforaphane, in Barrett Adenocarcinoma: Potential Use in Chemoprevention and as Adjuvant in Chemotherapy1"

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also this

http://oregonstate.edu/ua/ncs/archives/2011/jun/study-confirms-safety-cancer-targeting-ability-nutrient-broccoli-other-vegetables

"Study confirms safety, cancer-targeting ability of nutrient in broccoli
6-9-11

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Sulforaphane, one of the primary phytochemicals in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables that helps them prevent cancer, has been shown for the first time to selectively target and kill cancer cells while leaving normal prostate cells healthy and unaffected.

The findings, made by scientists in the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University, are another important step forward for the potential use of sulforaphane in cancer prevention and treatment. Clinical prevention trials are already under way for its use in these areas, particularly prostate and breast cancer."

theacidrefluxman
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   Posted 7/31/2011 12:21 PM (GMT -6)   
thanks. so is this different from just brocolli? Where can you get the sprouts?

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   Posted 7/31/2011 12:32 PM (GMT -6)   
i live in the pacific-north-west

major name brand grocerie stores in our area carry them in the salad section

the company thats licensed by, and that works with the university teaching hospital...johns hopkins, to use the genetic strain johns hopkins developed , and returns a percent of the proceeds for further research,,,is called "brocco sprouts" google it for more info if you like...

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   Posted 7/31/2011 1:16 PM (GMT -6)   
problem is some foods while offering potential anti cancer effects may upset the GI tract

turmeric

http://www.cancer.org/Treatment/TreatmentsandSideEffects/ComplementaryandAlternativeMedicine/HerbsVitaminsandMinerals/turmeric

theacidrefluxman
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   Posted 7/31/2011 1:47 PM (GMT -6)   
yeah, turmeric upsets my GERD unfortunately,

Thanks for the info on brocolli sprouts. I am going to buy some and if they are expensive look into growing them at home!

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   Posted 7/31/2011 2:32 PM (GMT -6)   
You can buy the the pills with the concentration of broccoli sprouts from Jarrows Formula.
You can also buy powder black raspberry powder.

You can always blend the purple, red blue fruits or veggies those are the ones with anti-cancer feautures.
I eat blueberries a lot.

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   Posted 7/31/2011 2:50 PM (GMT -6)   
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0939475309003160

Olive oil (uncooked) has proven protective properties against cancer, the link is just one of many studies looking at olive oil and/or Mediterranean diet. I came across it whilst looking at info on breast cancer, but it seems to be generally protective.

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mock turtle
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   Posted 7/31/2011 2:56 PM (GMT -6)   
as was mentioned above, yeah one can buy the powder that has the glucosinolates etc from the crucifierous vegetables

but

what the powders dont have is the myrosinase, the enzyme needed to convert and activate the anti cancer agents

so if you take the powder make sure you eat some broccoli or cauliflower etc along with it

mock turtle
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   Posted 7/31/2011 5:02 PM (GMT -6)   
selenium

senegal has some of the lowest cancer rates in the world, and some of the highest soil selenium content...selenium rich grains, fruits and vegetables derive higher selenium content from the soil

theacidrefluxman
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   Posted 11/25/2012 8:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Mock. I had not heard of Selenium.

I wanted to add tumeric. I was told of its anti-cancer properties by a geneticist @ Duke University Medical Hospital here in NC.

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   Posted 11/26/2012 5:57 AM (GMT -6)   
ARM,
 
Broccoli sprouts are the best, as are raw carrots,broccoli and sweet potatoes (cooked). Broc. sprouts are pretty cheap really, you can normally get them in the organic produce area.

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   Posted 11/26/2012 8:00 AM (GMT -6)   
You can also grow your own brocolli sprouts. Very easy to do. Nice hobby and you know they are free of chemical washes, fertilizers, dog visits, etc and they didn't have to travel afar to arrive in your store. You don't need any special equipment. Small glass jar, rubber band and netting. Soak seeds over night, then rinse seeds twice a day and invert jar so water drains out. I grow alfalfa, brocolli, red clover, mungs, lentils, radish, mustard, onion, dill, . These are seeds specifically for sprouting and I mix them up. They are great in sandwich or however. It takes about 3-4 days to get batch of sprouts. Brocolli and alfalfa are favorites. And seeds are available in local health food stores, also by Internet. I can tell you where I get mine if anyone interested. Don't want this to be interpreted as advertisement. This takes very little time, no attention,. Very healthy. (I can't grow a garden as I live in an apartment so this is how I got into sprouting many years ago).

theacidrefluxman
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   Posted 12/13/2012 10:30 PM (GMT -6)   
FYI to all, new news on Aspirin being very correlated with less Barrett's and cancer

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/07/30/aspirin-may-head-off-esophagus-disorder/
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/07/120723134638.htm

among others..

theacidrefluxman
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   Posted 12/23/2012 8:30 AM (GMT -6)   
I have a question about Brocolli sprouts...

Does anyone know categorically if it is OK to fry them up in a stir-fry, or does that ruin their properties?

I ask because I have been making a rice stir fry with lots of tumeric (which I have read is best absorbed when mixed with olive oil and black pepper). So I fry with all of these things (minimal black pepper), and include brocolli sprouts too. I just wish I knew that frying them briefy didn't ruin their positive properties.

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