From Mrs. Cog's Corner
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If we are to engage in "out of the box" questioning, lets start with, Why don't we just call carrots terpenoid sticks? It would certainly cut to the chase. A wonderful natural terpenoid found abundantly in carrots is the mighty beta-carotene.
Beta-carotene is (greek/latin) the pigment found in fruits and veggies that give them a yellow or orange/red coloring. Beta-carotene is converted into Vitamin A, an essential nutrient, in our bodies. Too much Vitamin A can be toxic, too much beta-carotene is not (unless you are a heavy smoker). You can't overdose on carrots.
In addition to being a powerful antioxident, eliminating the free radicals which lead to cancer formation, beta-carotene has been associated with lowering the risk of cardio diseases and boosting the performance of reproductive systems. Natural sources of beta-carotene have also been proven effective in the treatments of macular degeneration, extreme sun sensitivity and various metabolic disorders. The Vitamin A produced by our bodies from beta-carotene not only aids in natural digestion, but helps the liver to secrete bile and naturally flush toxins from our systems.
By the way, carrots have a super alkalizing effect on the body, the benefits of which you can read about here.
Okay, you might be saying. So carrots have terpenoids call beta-carotenes that makes Vitamin A for us. It's healthy, what's the big deal?
The potential big deal is the quality and quantity of carrot stories that I keep coming across without searching for them. Rather than draw any conclusions or make any claims, I am simply posting some of these here to share. I read a handful of articles and blurbs at a few sites and that's one thing. When I see all this, I start to consider that I have stumbled on to something that at the very least deserves much more of my attention.
Ann Cameron, an author of 15 children’s books, ‘cured’ her Stage 4 cancer with carrot juice only. She states, “I believe from personal experience that carrots can cure cancer – and rapidly, without chemotherapy, radiation, or other dietary changes.” http://consciouslifenews.com/man-woman-carrot-juice-cure-stage-4-cancer/#
Charlotte, tripped over an electrical fan cord and fell hard onto a concrete floor, breaking her pelvis in two places. After seeing her shattered pelvis X-ray, Charlotte was momentarily convinced this was fatal considering her age of 90 and the fact that, although hip replacements are common, mending a broken pelvis is not handled by surgical procedures... Most importantly, she drank eight to ten glasses of carrots juiced freshly with an apple daily. In five weeks, she was able to walk without crutches or a walker, and x-rays showed her pelvis was completely, properly healed. http://naturalsociety.com/carrot-juice-cure-cancer-unreal-90-year-old-woman-healed-broken-pelvis-way/
Having been through the extreme discomforts of daily radiation treatments with chemo drips and shots, as well as having damaged my ability to swallow and salivate, I decided it was time to get serious about getting rid of the lumps, and I immediately increased my juicing from the three pounds of carrots I had been juicing each day, to juicing five pounds of carrots (yielding five cups of juice), every morning. I have been cancer-free ever since. http://www.chrisbeatcancer.com/ralph-cole-cured-cancer-with-carrot-juice/
I enveloped myself in this new regime of cancer healing. I drank almost 13 glasses of carrot-apple juice every day for two years almost exclusively. Fifty-two years later, I am alive, well and here to share with you these healing properties available to any person wishing to change their lives for the better. http://www.alive.com/articles/view/17301/the_carrot_cure
If it takes 4 cups of carrots to produce 1 cup of juice, and I could drink 4 cups of juice per day, I knew I was way ahead of the game," she said. "I think I was close to consuming a truckload of carrots every week during those six months!http://www.fresh-network.com/acatalog/I-beat-cancer-with-a-raw-diet.html
As suspicions build today that scientists are misfiring in their battle with cancer, more people like me are investigating other ways of treatment. Two-thirds of Americans are now choosing alternative care, and not just those needing cancer treatment... I figure that by the end of my first year on the Gonzalez program I drank the juice from over 2,000 pounds of carrots and an untold amount of apples. http://www.burtongoldberg.com/page102.html
From Champagne to Carrot Juice - Cancer is not a gift. I certainly wouldn’t give it to a friend. However, it is a powerful catalyst for change. http://www.positivelypositive.com/2012/03/01/from-champagne-to-carrot-juice/
Falcarinol is an antioxidant found in carrots and has proven anticancer properties. It has been shown that falcarinol acts as a covalent cannabinoid receptor type 1 inverse agonist and blocks the effect of anandamide in keratinocytes, leading to pro-allergic effects in human skin. Preliminary research in animal models suggest that falcarinol may have a protective effect against certain types of cancer. http://www.globalhealthlab.com/blogs/news/11903341-what-if-i-told-you-carrots-cure-cancer
While it is nice that scientists have made this discovery, carrots were used to cure cancer long before any of the 206 human studies the quote refers to. Raw vegetable juices, with raw carrots as the main ingredient, coupled with a customized vegan diet, as a replacement for the meat and dairy centered "Western" diet, has cured many, many thousands of people of cancer. http://curezone.com/forums/am.asp?i=333778
Dr Kirsten Brandt, (above right) a senior lecturer with Newcastle University's School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development, carried out the research with the University of Southern Denmark and the Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences. She said: "We already know that carrots are good for us and can reduce the risk of cancer but until now we have not known which element of the vegetable has these special properties. http://www.carrotmuseum.co.uk/falcarinol.html
Researchers at the University of Victoria in British Columbia did a careful follow up on 200 persons who underwent a "spontaneous remission of cancer". They found that 87% of those persons had switched diets, usually to a vegetarian diet. http://www.cancernaturalcure.com/cure1.htm
Carrot juice has lately become the most popular drink and cure for cancer. Almost all health stores and juice bars in local stores and across the world has been serving carrot juice and its delicious blend with other fruits to promote health. Besides its becoming a health drink commodity, the carrot has been scientifically evaluated to contain cancer fighting nutrients such as the beta carotene and the Vitamin A. http://curecancercells.com/carrot-juice/
So that brings me to the Gerson Therapy – my weapon of choice against cancer. In April this year I spent three weeks at the Gerson clinic in Mexico to learn first-hand how the Therapy will heal my body. For those of you who aren’t familiar, the Gerson Therapy uses the body’s own healing mechanisms to beat cancer and other illnesses. The idea is to strengthen the immune system and load you up with heaps of minerals, enzymes, beta-carotene, Vitamins A and C, and other antioxidants that attack free radicals and ultimately, restore your body to optimum health. http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-1101/Conquering-Cancer-with-Carrot-Juice.html
We found a significantly decreased risk of prostate cancer associated with the intake of carrots. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24519559
The present study established that DCOE (wild carrot oil extract) possesses both antioxidant and promising anticancer activities. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22815230
Carotenoids have also been associated with protective effects against cancer and other chronic diseases. The most predominant carotenoids in carrots are beta- and alpha-carotenes. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20492130
The present study demonstrates that aliphatic C(17)-polyacetylenes are potential anticancer principles of carrots and related vegetables and that synergistic interaction between bioactive polyacetylenes may be important for their bioactivity. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19694436
These polyphenols reduce GC risk through inhibition of endogenous nitrosation. The main sources of these polyphenols were pears, mangos and beans for cinnamic acids; beans, carrots and squash for secoisolariciresinol and legumes for coumestrol. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19449378
Results from this large prospective observational study are consistent with previous case-control studies and support the hypothesis that total fruit and vegetable intake is associated with reduced risk of head and neck cancer. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18092323
In agreement with previous studies, we found an inverse relation between vegetable and fruit intake and lung cancer risk in both strata of current and never smokers. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17060488
A team of researchers, from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in England and Denmark, found the natural pesticide falcarinol reduced the risk of cancer developing in rats by one third. The study results, published today in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, are significant as they could contribute to healthy eating advice for consumers and recommendations for growers and may eventually aid the development of anti-cancer drugs. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2005/02/050212184702.htm
The best way to beat cancer naturally is to adopt a lifestyle to prevent it. Healthy, nutrient-rich food is an essential part of any anti-cancer plan. Here are 5 vitamins that help protect against cancer. 1. Beta carotene http://preventdisease.com/news/10/060410_vitamins_protect_cancer.shtm
Preventing and Reversing Cancer Naturally: The Anticancer Diet Shopping List http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/preventing-and-reversing-cancer-naturally-anticancer-diet-shopping-list
In this study, a significant inverse association between beta-carotene and thyroid carcinoma was observed, and some protection against thyroid carcinoma from vitamins C and E was also suggested. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9179066
It is concluded that higher intake of lycopene, beta-carotene and beta-cryptoxanthin is associated to a lower risk of breast cancer among Chinese women. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17392146