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The race for the cure should head to the rainforest, where over 5 million healing substances already reside in nature, and where more natural medicines are being discovered every year. All the cancer fundraising money that goes into the pockets of Big Pharma CEOs, should be put in the hands of naturalist researchers who know where to look, what to look for and how to extract it.
The therapeutic effect of Una de Gato (cat's claw bark) for treating breast cancer, leukemia and lung cancer is well known in South America and well studied by Brazilian scientists. However, in America, hundreds of millions of dollars are spent on dangerous detection methods like mammograms that often give false positives and push people into unnecessary chemotherapy and radiation treatments.
Since the immune system is always at work and stops cancer from taking hold on a daily basis, we are all cancer survivors. With this realization in mind, we must understand that our immune system needs the assistance it gets from the natural, synthesized medicines of the earth.
Cat's claw bark healed cancer and rheumatoid arthritis back in the 1920s
For almost 100 years, researchers have documented the cancer healing effect of cat's claw bark. Back in the 1920s, a German naturalist named Dr. Arturo Brell, who was working in the Peruvian rain forest, was in search of something that could help his rheumatoid arthritis. Two versions of cat's claw bark had a healing effect on his condition – Uncaria tomentosa and Uncaria guianensis. The bark worked because of its natural, anti-inflammatory effect. Cured, Dr. Brell decided to give the extract to his friend Luis Schular, who had been diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer.
Schular drank a tea of cat's claw bark three times daily for one year. This daily regime of anti-inflammatory cat's claw bark was the reason why his cancer regressed and disappeared for good by the end of that year!
Cat's claw shuts off the inflammation that initiates disease processes
Researchers have linked inflammation to the onset of cancer proliferation at the DNA level. This cause is generally ignored in modern treatment protocols.
Scientists have long known that cat's claw extract induces cancer cell death, but researchers are now finding out the precise anti-inflammatory mechanisms by which this occurs.
When the body is trying to heal and maintain homeostasis, an inflammatory response will be initiated. The toxins we eat, breathe and drink basically are the cause of inflammation, because they force the body into a state requiring repair. This inflammatory response opens the pathways to cancer and chronic disease. By including anti-inflammatory herbs in the diet such as cat's claw, we assist the immune system during times of inflammation and stress.
According to research from the Louisiana State University Medical Center, Uncaria guianensis works by "turning off" tumor necrosis factor-alpha production. This stops the inflammation. Cat's claw also stops nuclear factor-kappa beta, which is also an inflammatory switch that initiates cancer and other diseases.
Cat's claw affects adenine and inhibits the nucleotide present in cancer cell DNA
For those who have been convinced to undergo chemotherapy or radiation, all hope is not lost. In fact, cat's claw has been shown to boost T-cell counts even after chemotherapy, assisting healthy recovery of cells that have been damaged by modern medicine.
In 2016, a research team at the Federal University of Santa Maria in Brazil, discovered the precise effect that Uncaria tomentosa has on breast cancer cells. The cat's claw extract had a significant effect on adenine, a nucleotide that is the basis for cancer cell DNA. Their research gave more meaning to 2006 research from Australia, that showed how alkaloids in cat's claw bark inhibit leukemia cell growth. At the time this effect wasn't understood, but now researchers can understand the precise mechanism.
If inflammation is at the root of disease, then cat's claw is one of countless curative natural substances that can halt disease in its tracks.