LEMONS FIGHTS CANCER
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LEMONS FIGHTS

CANCER

Lemon juice

has been ingested for centuries as a means of curing ailments and maintaining

a
healthy

lifestyle
. The ancient

Romans believed so strongly in the healing power of lemon juice that

they used it as a cure for various types of poisons. Drinking a lemon

juice mixture offers valuable nutritional benefits which can cleanse

the body and cultivate a strong immune system. Lemon juice should be

diluted with water to prevent damage to tooth enamel.

Digestion

Lemon juice

has the power to regulate the digestive tract and can help to alleviate

painful stomach ailments. Drinking lemon juice mixed with hot water

can ease the sickening effects of nausea. It can also help to relieve

the pain of heartburn. Consuming lemon juice can assist in curing lower

intestinal disorders such as constipation.

Drinking lemon

juice on an everyday basis can boost the function of your liver. The

lemon juice stimulates the liver to produce bile which will help you

to successfully digest food items you consume throughout the day.

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Prevention/Cure

Lemon juice

can also function as a strong diuretic. Lemon juice has the ability

to cure a urinary tract infection. Lemon juice can also help people

who store excessive amounts of uric acid within the body such as rheumatoid

arthritis sufferers. The lemon juice acts as a flushing mechanism and

rids the body of harmful bacteria and toxins.

 

Lemon juice can also help to prevent cancer by hindering the mutation

of healthy cells. Drinking lemon juice can aid in lowering your
blood pressure as well. Gargling with lemon juice

can help to relieve the pain of a sore throat and aid in the healing

process.

Immune System

The high content

of
vitamin

C
in lemon juice can

help your body's immune system to fight off infection and the common

cold. The vitamin C in lemon juice can help your immune system to fight

off a high fever related to illness. The vitamin C found in lemon juice

also helps the body to maintain an adequate level of calcium which leads

to strong teeth and bones.

 

Lemon juice also contains vitamin P, which has the ability strengthen

your blood vessels. Another beneficial component of lemon juice is citric

acid, which can help the function of your kidneys.

Starting your

day with a tasty, invigorating cup of lemon juice and water offers a

myriad of
health benefits. Freshly-squeezed lemon juice

offers more of the beneficial properties than its bottled counterpart,

though both are suitable for a morning pick-me-up. Wash fresh lemons

before you slice them to make sure no dirt or bacteria are transferred

to the inside of the fruit.

Digestive

Aid

In her book

"The Lemon Juice
Diet," Theresa Cheung notes that lemon

juice is an "excellent digestive aid" due to its stimulating

the production of saliva and gastric juices. When you drink lemon juice

and water first thing in the morning, Cheung says the lemon juice stimulates

the liver to produce bile, which readies it to help digest your food

all day long.

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Nutrients

Fresh lemon

juice is a good source of folate,
potassium and calcium. Potassium helps regulate

your blood pressure and is good for cardiovascular health, folate helps

keep your energy levels high and calcium strengthens bones and teeth.

Lemon juice is also a very good source of vitamin C, which helps the

body fight infections and can even lower your risk for cancer. Starting

your morning with this nutrient boost energizes you for the day ahead.

Antioxidants

The vitamin

C in lemon juice is also a powerful antioxidant, along with bioflavonoids

found in lemons such as quercetin. Bioflavonoids are plant-based antioxidants

found mostly in fruits and vegetables, and they have anti-allergenic,

anticancer and antiviral properties as well. Consuming lemon juice and

water in the morning lets these compounds benefit your body during all

your daily activities.

Immune

Booster

The bioflavonoid

quercetin gives your immune system a boost as well. It works with the

vitamin C in a morning lemon-juice-and-water tonic to help your body

stave off colds and infections. If you are already under the weather,

a drink of lemon juice and water after a good night's sleep can speed

your recovery time.

Acne

Cheung also

advocates sipping lemon juice with water first thing in the morning

as a way to treat acne. She notes that the vitamin C in lemon juice

is important for a healthy complexion and that it can kill certain types

of bacteria that cause acne.

Hydration

According to

the website Family Doctor, drinking six to eight 8-oz glasses of water

each day is a reasonable way to keep yourself hydrated. Having water

with lemon juice in the morning will start you off on the right track

toward that goal, especially if you use the water and lemon juice to

replace a caffeinated beverage.

 

Recent studies have emerged showing that some elements in lemons can

help to alleviate the effects of cancer and the side effects of medical

treatment for cancer. They can also help in the prevention of cancer

and possibly, the movement or growth of cancer cells.

Whether it is taken in the

form of lemon juice, as a lemon essential oil or as the lemon itself

to flavor another type of food or drink, one can access the cancer prevention

and treatment qualities of the wonderful fruit that is lemon.

Here is a list of some ways

that lemon can help a person who is afflicted with cancer:

1. Lemons have phytochemicals.

The limonene that is found in the rind of lemons is a powerful phytochemical.

Take note: Phytochemicals are not nutrients. They are plant chemicals

which the lemon plant produces as a means of self protection. One could

equate it in this way with the body's immune system.

New research shows that phytochemicals

can also help to protect humans against disease, too. The anticancer

qualities of limonene work by increasing the amount of enzymes in our

bodies that detoxify carcinogens. We refer here to Glutathione S-transferase,

or GST, in particular. Limonene promotes the levels of GST in our small

bowel and liver. With more GST in our bodies, more carcinogens are destroyed.There

have also been studies conducted with animals which show that limonene

helps to reduce the growth of mammary tumors. This has enhanced hopes

about the possibility of limonene in lemon rinds helping in the treatment

of breast cancer in humans. The terpenes in lemons can stimulate enzymes

that render estrogen less effective, and it is thought that in this

way, it can perhaps reduce the risk for breast cancer in humans.

Limonene also functions by

inhibiting the effects of free radicals which may sometimes lead to

cancer. Because limonene works as an antioxidant, the free radicals

are destroyed.

To get the most out of your

lemon, don't throw the peel away. Just wash the rind very well, then

zest it (don't include the bitter white pith). Add this to baked foods,

hot tea, yogurt and soups and you can take advantage of the full health

and cancer prevention benefits of limonene.

2. Lemons bring out anticancer

ingredients in green tea.
We refer in particular to the catechins

of green tea. Catechins are unique antioxidants that help to reduce

the risk of cancer by inhibiting cancer cell activity and strengthening

one's immunity. Unfortunately, after digestion only 20 percent of total

catechins from green tea remain in the body. This is because catechins

are volatile and are unstable in non-acidic settings such as the intestines.

However a Purdue University

study showed that citrus juice (like lemon juice) can increase catechin

levels in our bodies to more than five times, and lemon juice had the

best results of all citrus fruit causing up to 80 percent of the green

tea's catechins to remain.

When tea is taken with lemon

juice, the catechins interact and the lemon's stabilizing power permits

the greatest percentage of ability to withstand the degradation brought

about in the intestines.

Lemon essential oil when

used with aromatherapy is an acceptable form of supportive care, the

National Cancer Institute says. Supportive care is defined as care

that is rendered to enhance the quality of life of cancer patients.

The goal in supportive care is not to cure, but to prevent the symptoms

of cancer, or to treat the symptoms when they occur. Supportive care

with lemon essential oils in aromatherapy can also be used to treat

the side effects that are brought about with medical treatment for cancer.

Some of these side effects may be social, spiritual or psychological

in nature. The anxiety and stress for example that a cancer patient

may feel could be reduced with an aromatherapy massage using lemon essential

oils. In a nutshell, supportive care has more to do with symptom management

and comfort care than with cure.

Lemon essential oil is very

concentrated. It is produced in special cells in the lemon plant that

are usually found under the leaves of the plant or in its peel. It should

be either distilled with steam or water; or pressed. If chemicals are

used in its making, it cannot be considered an essential oil.

How does lemon essential oil

aromatherapy work? There are several theories, but the most adhered

to belief is that the smell receptors in our nose react to the aroma

of the lemon essential oil and conveys a message through the nerve endings

to our brain's limbic system. This is the part of our brain which is

the center of our emotions and feelings. Imaging studies have backed

the effects of smell on the limbic system.

Aromatherapy is administered

in many ways, including through inhalation either indirectly by using

a room diffuser or directly with the use of an individual inhaler; or

through an aromatherapy massage. It is not advisable to take lemon essential

oil orally.

A massage with lemon essential

oil has the added benefits of helping a person to relax, relieve pain

and stress, improve circulation and lower blood pressure. Studies are

also being made to see how it can help other cancer symptoms such as

experiencing a lack of energy, swelling and depression.

Studies have shown the benefits

of aromatherapy in cancer patients and many have said aromatherapy treatment

with lemon and other essential oils improved their sense of wellbeing,

the National Cancer Institute said.

Aromatherapy is not regulated

by law in the United States. However there are two organizations that

have national educational standards for aromatherapists. These are The

Alliance of International Aromatherapists and the National Association

for Holistic Aromatherapy.There used to be a time when anything that

was substandard was called a 'lemon.' There was also the saying, "when

life hands you a lemon, make lemonade," which was another way of

saying, make the most of anything you get that is below par. But today

we know that lemons are among nature's most precious gifts to us.

When life hands us a lemon,

we should use every single part of it.

 

 

 

Recent studies have emerged

showing that some elements in lemons can help to 

alleviate the effects of cancer and the side effects of medical treatment

for 

cancer. They can also help in the prevention of cancer and possibly,

the 

movement or growth of cancer cells.  Whether it is taken in the

form of lemon juice, as a lemon essential oil or as the lemon itself

to flavor another type of food or drink, one can access the cancer prevention

and treatment qualities of the wonderful fruit that is lemon. 

 

 

1. Lemons have phytochemicals. The limonene that is found in the rind

of lemons is a powerful phytochemical. Take note: Phytochemicals are

not nutrients. They are plant chemicals which the lemon plant produces

as a means of self protection. One could equate it in this way with

the body's immune system.

 

New research shows that phytochemicals can also help to protect humans

against disease, too. The anticancer qualities of limonene work by increasing

the amount of enzymes in our bodies that detoxify carcinogens. We refer

here to Glutathione S-transferase, or GST, in particular. Limonene promotes

the levels of GST in our small bowel and liver. With more GST in our

bodies, more carcinogens are destroyed.

 

There have also been studies conducted with animals which show that

limonene helps to reduce the growth of mammary tumors. This has enhanced

hopes about the possibility of limonene in lemon rinds helping in the

treatment of breast cancer in humans. The terpenes in lemons can stimulate

enzymes that render estrogen less effective, and it is thought that

in this way, it can perhaps reduce the risk for breast cancer in humans.

 

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Jrosberry
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October 16, 2011
My research first started with juicing, natural facials ETC,then natural hair coloring,then what spices and herbs can do for your health besides add flavor to food, and so much more. I share what i find,I am always looking for Natural ways of healing, and yes I go to the Doc when something just does not feel right.But this Article is so Important to me, so much info,very helpfull.It is a good education tool for me.Thank you so much.