Longevity is defined by the obstacles we must face as our bodies age. For men, one such obstacle is prostate cancer. It is estimated that one in five men will develop a tumor in their prostate. Second to skin cancer, it is the most common form of cancer in men. In cases with an early diagnosis, it may be a source of morbidity leading to impotence and other urologic complications.
In a recent post, I discussed the role of specific toxins and how they cause cancer. This was yet another emerging body of evidence, in regards to how cancer may die with prevention; particularly with foods and/or supplements.
A recent study in the Journal of Precision Oncology, found that a combination of specific natural compounds; inhibit prostate tumor growth, by interfering with the reproductive and energetic mechanisms within cancer cells. In a laboratory environment, plant based chemicals such as those found in red grapes, turmeric and apples, prevented cancer cells from growing.
The likely compounds that were found to be effective, included ursolic acid found in apples, curcumin found in turmeric, and resveratrol found in red grapes. It is believed that when these compounds enter cancer cells, they prevent the consumption of other specific nutrients; which are a necessity for the replication of said tumor.
This now provides us with an opportunity to incorporate specific compounds to our diets, with the sole purpose of blocking their ability to function; while keeping our cells healthy.
The combination of predictive technology such as DNA/genetic predisposition testing and dietary prevention, stands as the most promising prospect in early cancer detection and prevention; prior to irreparable harm.