- Nutrients that lower the 3 main cancer promoters: AP-1, NF-kappa-B, and IGF.
- Nutrients that inhibit the main cancer promoting enzymes; tyrosine kinase, m-TOR, akt and COX-2.
- Nutrients that convert hormones that promote cancer to hormones that protect against cancer.
- Angio-preventative nutrients that inhibit angiogenesis.
- Anti-inflammatory nutrients.
- Reversing hyperinsulinemia through nutrition.
- Nutrients that facilitate apoptosis or programmed cell death, a process which cancer cells have lost.
- Detoxifying cancer-causing toxins with nutrients.
Glutathione, glycine, taurine, black raspberry, garlic, omega-3 and -9 fatty acids, fermented soy products, isohumalones from hops, and phytosterols are just a few of the nutrients which data show are essential for the above areas.
Bottom line: Mistletoe has not yet shown a level of efficacy for me to incorporate it in my armamentarium of bioactive nutrients for cancer.
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