Dr. Raphael Nyarkotey Obu: PhD(A.M)
As a science writer; my columns are for general health information only and not to be used as a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment of any health condition or problem. One thing I have also seen with natural remedy is that, no single plant treats cancer. You need amalgamation of evidence based ingredients to do this for synergistic purposes!
Let’s delve into this important subject: With its sharp leaves and thick skin, the pineapple can be as intimidating as a porcupine. Yet, this fruit is equally intoxicating because of its juicy, sweet golden flesh. What most people don’t realize about pineapples, however, is that they’re infinitely more useful to humans than just as a garnish for tropical drinks. In the medical world, this fascinating compound has traditionally been used as a potent anti-inflammatory and anti-swelling agent. Research has also shown that it has fibrinolytic, antiedematous and antithrombotic properties, meaning it helps prevent blood clots, edema and swelling.
Additionally, recent studies have found evidence that this enzyme stops lung metastasis in its tracks, which suggests that bromelain can be used to treat a wide variety of diseases, potentially including cancer.
A look at the scientific literature, which includes 1,600-plus articles evaluating the medicinal benefits of bromelain, shows that it has been used to treat a wide range of health problems, including:
Connective tissue injuries, such as ACL tears
Arthritis, joint pain and osteoarthritis
Digestive issues like heartburn or diarrhea
Inflammatory bowel disease
Sinus infections, such as bronchitis and sinusitis
Surgical trauma and slow healing of skin wounds or burns
Poor absorption of drugs, especially antibiotics, and symptoms due to taking medications
The drawback of Chemotherapy
According to Dr. Mercola “One of the reasons why conventional cancer treatment is such a dismal failure in the United States is because it relies on chemotherapy. Chemotherapy drugs are, by their very nature, extremely toxic and typically work against your body’s natural ability to fight cancer, e.g. destroying host immunity instead of supporting it. One of the biggest drawbacks to chemotherapy is the fact that it destroys healthy cells throughout your body right along with cancer cells, a “side effect” that often leads to accelerated death, not healing.
Another devastating side effect of chemotherapy is the way it actually supports the more chemo resistant and malignant cell subpopulations within tumors (e.g. cancer stem cells), both killing the more benign cells and/or senescent cells within the tumor that keep it slow-growing, or even harmless.