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Cranberry juice

Cranberry juice helps. Funny I bought that the other day combined with pomegranate. I will continue to drink it.

I'll be drinking it today while doing chemo!!!!

And also remember green tea increases overall survival.. The study is out there.


http://www.ivanhoe.com/channels/p_channelstory.cfm?storyid=16890
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I read that yesterday, and restarted my Cranberry extract capsules, can't hurt.  How was chemo?
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Chemo makes me just a little tired. It's what comes after. The pharmacist brought it up and told the man next to me to "be good to me" cause I was getting the strongest stuff of anyone that day!  The man next to me is funny and flirty so we were all having a good time. I like to take Readers Digest and read all the funny jokes and the adventure rescues.

I'm doing the iced fresh brewed green tea with cranberry juice and a little sweetener of a few stevia drops. And sometimes a lemon wedge added. It's good.  Yes and if you don't like cranberry juice, the pills are good.

It's too bad that you can't go by the CA125 numbers. I knew a lady that had the same situation. They always treated her with disease showing up by Cat Scan.  She had a good 10 years and was initially staged at IIIC. I wish so much for another 5-1/2 years!

I will be knocked out for the weekend. So I am planning the ocean for tomorrow or Friday depending on the weather. I stay there for about three hours and take a long walk. I go in the morning. With all this cold weather we are having, the heat will be back so I am enjoying the coolness especially good sleep weather.
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I would love to be by the ocean.  I get the poison on Monday, mentally I get cranky on the Wednesday before, hate to be reminded I have cancer, then the Wed after it takes me down.  Good to hear that your numbers are coming down, that is something to take hope in.  
I like the cranberry capsules cause I want to avoid the calories, and so far, I don't need to gain any weight.  
How is your dad?
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comparing the juice to the capsules, are they as effective?  Leslee says the juice gives her heartburn,
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Can you tell me what brand or what to look for for the cranberry capsules?? I live in Thailand and we don't have capsules only imported juice with lots of sugar.  Have to rearch online and there are way too many versions of this product. What should I be looking for while searching on the net? certain level of extract or % of ??
Tks
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I just want to chime in that this report is on the same lines as the old Ginger study.  All were done in vitro (not in vivo) and applied directly on the ovca cells themselves.  By taking it orally, it is going through the digestive tract then to the bloodstream.  Many things are toxic to ovca cells, like this one, yet are not made into intravenous chemotherapy or IP chemotherapy because it is too costly for clinical trials and, unless an analog is made, no profit.

SimplyStar...to your question, they mention both are 'effective', yet this is an in vitro study...actual in vivo studies (if ever performed) can show different results because of the body's PH chemistry in the gut.

Not trying to be a "downer"...this is definetley a good supplement to take in any case, but it's really more of the same...there are plenty of natural remedies but we just can't seem to get the funding for in vivo research esp w/humans to find out concentrations and/or methods needed.

I'm sure we'll find out others, such as Promegrante - etc will show (maybe not the same) but similar anti-cancer activity when applied directly to ovca cells.  I'm just happy scientists are moving in this direction...yet we still have the pharm's to deal with.
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I still wish just one place would try a ginger wash of the abdomen after debalking, it makes so much sense to me, and cannot be that expensive.  Seems sometimes to me that they treat the darn lab rats better than the actual people with cancer.
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Wondering if it's not the amount of vitamin C in the cranberry that is actually helping with resistances...When I did my first 6 rounds of chemo, I was practically inhaling orange juice all day every day...Then when I had to continue another 3 more, I gradually decrease my liquid intake (due to the end of orange season in Thailand and did not want to drink too much bottled version) and increased my intake in tablet form.  I noticed that the last 2 chemos, I started to feel a sort of reaction (itchy attack/nausea/lighhead) which I did not have the first 7 times. Co-incidence?
If I am correct, cranberry has the highest concentration of vitamin C than any other fruit or veggies.  Perhaps it's not the type of vitaminC but rather the amount and form.  What do you all think???
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back again,,,just found the name of part of the cranberry used in the tests..It's called  A-type proanthocyanidins...when I googled it, I found these websites about other proanthocyanidins sources: red wine.
http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/abstract/109862183/ABSTRACT?CRETRY=1&SRETRY=0
Also Plum, avocado, peanut, curry, and cinnamon were identified as potential sources of proanthocyanidins
http://pubs.acs.org/cgi-bin/abstract.cgi/jafcau/2003/51/i25/abs/jf034815d.html
Very interesting but still wonder if it is not the amount of vitamin C!!!
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I suppose it's possible, or it works in syngery with other components of the cranberry.  For example, Vitamin C and Iron Supplements work in syngery together and allow greater absorbption (bioavailability).

I can't, of course, find it right now but another recent study shows the reason vegetables and fruits have their different colors also dictates what cancer fighting compounds they have.  The chemical reason why gives them these super powers I like to call them :)  

The cure will be found in nature everyone....again...eventually.
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Scientists from Rutgers University are reporting that a chemical derivative found in cranberry juice may assist in treatment of ovarian tumors that don’t respond to traditional medicine. With ovarian cancer being the fifth leading cause of death among women in the United States, these findings are significant.

The medical field is just starting to understand the benefits of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber and phytochemicals found in fruits and vegetables and their positive effects on heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and some types of cancer.

Besides cranberries, preliminary clinical trials are finding that other various berries such as blueberries and black raspberries, may also be cancer fighters, “shrinking tumors and even staving off cancer recurrence in some patients.”

Although there’s no single magic cancer food, scientists are continually researching the connection between produce and their cancer-protecting properties. Studies are still in their infancy but seem to suggest that the best way to prevent some cancers is to include a diet rich in fruit and vegetables at an early age that may protect an individual against cancer years later.

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