LOW TNF HELPS IN FIGHTING WITH CANCER CELLS – (07-25-05)By
Decreased Circulating Levels of Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha in Postmenopausal Women during Consumption of Soy-Containing Isoflavones
Remember that the latest and greatest class of medications to hit the market are the “biological agents,” such as the TNF-alpha blockers like Remicade and Enbral. But I have serous long term concerns with this approach, as TNF-alpha is one of our body’s ways of dealing with cancer cells. Well, instead of blocking the action of TNF-alpha, how about the novel concept of less of it in the first place? We already know that lowering insulin levels can lower TNF-alpha levels, but now we see a whopping 66.7% reduction in circulating TNF-alpha levels after 10 weeks with use of a soy drink. Lets compare.
TNF-alpha blockers: probably increase risk of cancer, infections, TB, blah, blah, blah. About $1K/month. Soy: protects against high cholesterol, lowers risk of breast and endometrial cancer, protects bone, some people allergic. About $35/month. Look on your rheumatologists face: priceless.
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Since acquiring a passion for how the body works in chiropractic school, I have continued to indulge this desire by reading some 120 peer reviewed medical journals per month. I’m always learning more about how to help people avoid chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease, dementia, osteoporosis, obesity and cancer, and pass along this information in my blog. There are currently almost 2,000 posts cataloged on almost every health topic imaginable. Click Here for more bio information