Active ingredients in Wasabi or Japanese radish have demonstrated an ability to eliminate pancreatic cancer stem cells. The study was published in the journalEvidence-Based Complimentary and Alternative Medicine. Interesting journal title, isn’t it? These types of studies are done and are recorded, but very few publicize them.
Pancreatic cancer is considered one of the more difficult cancers to treat. It is also one of the more fatal cancers. The American Cancer Society projects this year, there will be about 48,960 people (24,840 men and 24,120 women) diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. And about 40,560 people (20,710 men and 19,850 women) will die from it. That’s well under a 10 percent survival.
This low survival rate for pancreatic cancer is within conventional cancer therapies, usually chemo. How many are killed by the chemo is unknown because death certificates usually fault the cancer and not the toxic treatments.
The pancreas is responsible for creating insulin, the hormone that regulates glucose (sugar) cellular metabolism. Perhaps this partially explains why folks with diabetics (type 2) are a high risk group for pancreatic cancer, according to the American Cancer Society
The pancreas also creates proteolytic enzymes, which are strong enough to break down whole animal proteins and break through cancer cells. Could be this is why heavy meat eaters are more prone to cancer and why cancer diets for healing inolve abstaining from sugar and meat.
Even after a chemotherapy carpet bombing, the cancer stem cells remain in their bunkers to create unimited cancer cells after temporary remissions are announced. Thus the importance of targeting cancer stem cells is paramount for treating cancer without harming healthy cells and opening the door for future cancers. This has been chemotherapy’s constant failure.
The Pancreatic Cancer Study Shared by Sayer Ji of GreenMedInfo
The Taiwanese in vitro (lab glass non-animal) study, “Effect of Wasabi Component 6-(Methylsulfinyl) hexyl Isothiocyanate and Derivatives on Human Pancreatic Cancer Cells” determined how active wasabi ingredients actually targeted cancer stem cells and eliminated them.
Stem cells are the mother cells that create duplicates of itself. Chemotherapy doesn’t distinguish among stem cells, cancer cells created by stem cells, or even healthy cells. Chemo carpet bombing of one’s inner terrain results in a weakened immune system since nothing is done in conventional oncology to restore foundational health with a proper diet.
Here’s an excerpt from Sayer Ji’s report on the study, which is loaded with technical language:
The new study found that the two studied wasabi derived compounds (6-MITC and I7557) were capable of reducing the CSC (cancer stem cell) population and reducing the expression of a key CSC signaling molecule known as SOX2, which is a transcription factor found in both undifferentiated embryonic stem cells and cancer stem cells and which is essential for self-renewal and the cell’s ability to differentiate into other cell types (i.e. pluripotency). The study also found that wasabi derived compounds exhibited the following anti-cancer effects:
6-MITC and I7557 inhibited viability of both PANC-1 and BxPC-3 cells.
6-MITC- and I7557 showed mitotic (cell division) arrest and apoptosis (programmed cell death) in morphological observation.
6-MITC and I7557 induced G2/M phase arrest and hypoploid population.
6-MITC and I7557 reduced percentages of ALDH-positive PANC-1 cells (Aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH) activity is a hallmark of CSCs[ii]).
The [study] authors concluded: “In conclusion, Wasabi compound 6-MITC and its chemical derivative I7557 may possess bioactivity against human pancreatic cancer cells, including the CSC population.
Spicy wasabi is not an easy item to consume in huge quantities, thus the extracts are key to providing efficacious safe treatments for pancreatic cancer. That could be the project of an adventurous nutraceutical or natural supplement company. But then the FDA would never allow it promote healing pancreatic cancer.
So I suspect with good reason that this study is likely arousing interest from a pharmaceutical company that is looking for a cancer stem cell targeting agency to carry it’s toxic high priced pharmaceutical chemotherapy drugs.
Never mind, there are natural alternative treatments that handle even pancreatic cancer. They’re just intentionally hidden from public awareness. More about that later. For now, hear the late great Dr. Gonzalez articulate the details of chemotherapy compared to non-conventional approaches such as his.