Fighting Cancer with Tea

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Re: Fighting Cancer with Tea

by Chip » Jul 22nd 11 6:05 pm

Yutaka Midori fukamushi FTW!

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Re: Fighting Cancer with Tea

by a.serrao » Jul 22nd 11 7:22 pm

This article is extremely interesting...
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20722909

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Re: Fighting Cancer with Tea

by entropyembrace » Jul 22nd 11 8:54 pm

http://hera.ugr.es/doi/14980629.pdf

heres a different study with similar results, though they didn´t test as many different teas as the one I was thinking of.

It´s a Spanish study translated to English so red tea means shu puerh.

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Re: Fighting Cancer with Tea

by entropyembrace » Jul 22nd 11 9:04 pm

and be careful about overgeneralizing based upon limited studies...the chemical content of the tea you consume is affected greatly by many variables from growing conditions to how you brew

http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jf010759%2B

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Re: Fighting Cancer with Tea

by Bakkoi » Jul 24th 11 3:29 am

You should talk to your doctor first about any supplements or holistic treatments you take first, including tea. High quality, fresh loose leaf green tea is different from the old, dried-up fannings used to make the teabags you can buy in grocery stores. It has a pharmacological effect and has been appreciated for medical application in the Orient for over a thousand years.

Might be worth it for you to go for organic tea, too. You do not have to limit yourself to green tea, either. White tea is particularly forgiving to beginners because it generally does not get bitter when oversteeped.

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Re: Fighting Cancer with Tea

by AmyLynn43 » Jul 24th 11 1:02 pm

Thank you for all the continued responses!

I called my doctor to ask his opinion on all of this, and he said "Tea is an antioxidant, so it certainly can't hurt. Go right ahead."

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Re: Fighting Cancer with Tea

by AmyLynn43 » Mar 12th 12 7:56 pm

An update, 8 months later: Nothing but good news

This may sound hard to believe, but bear with me. For the past 8 months since I posted my initial question, I have been diligently drinking a cup of green tea daily, with an added splash of lemon juice. I have also consumed papaya 5 times per week (also a suspected cancer-fighter). I have generally changed my diet overall to be more healthy (way more fruits and vegetables and way less processed goods). In addition, I took a multivitamin daily.

Had a doctor appointment last week. He did a biopsy of my cervix. We all were expecting that the the abnormal cells had continued to multiply and that I would need surgery. Doctor called me two days later - and miraculously and unbelievably - the lab tests showed that there were no more abnormal cells. The potential cancer had regressed and I was completely healthy. He said this is extremely rare and I should be extremely grateful. And believe me, I am.

So you can draw your own conclusions - I'm not going to claim that it was one thing or another that definitively made this condition go away. But all I know is, it certainly doesn't hurt to live a healthy lifestyle :) Thank you all for your help & support. :D

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Re: Fighting Cancer with Tea

by Xell » Mar 12th 12 8:17 pm

That's really nice to hear! This is second time i hear directly from affected person, that after continuing with green tea result of treatment cancer was far better than doctors expected. At least i want to believe that tea actually did something.

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Re: Fighting Cancer with Tea

by teaisme » Mar 12th 12 8:49 pm

Yay celebrations ! :mrgreen:

Glad you overcame!

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Re: Fighting Cancer with Tea

by verus » Mar 13th 12 2:14 am

That's wonderful, congratulations.

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Re: Fighting Cancer with Tea

by Proinsias » Mar 14th 12 9:30 pm

Wonderful news

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Re: Fighting Cancer with Tea

by beecrofter » Mar 15th 12 2:53 am

Be mindful while on chemo of what you take, green tea is known to interfere with proteosome inhibitors like bortezomib and actually protects the cancer from the chemo.

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Re: Fighting Cancer with Tea

by Teacup1980 » Mar 21st 12 1:38 am

Such a wonderful stories here in TeaChat. So many helpful persons and messages. I'm glad to hear that AmyLynn43 was fully recovered. Congratulation!