There has been some discussion of late regarding Tahitian Noni Juice.
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The health benefits of consuming Tahitian Noni Juice are continuing to
be confirmed by science, including the prevention or elimination of
cancerous cells. Indeed, isoflavones found in Noni juice have been
found to inhibit angiogenesis, the growth of blood vessels used to
supply a cancer tumor with nourishment for growth. Protease inhibitors,
such as damnacanthal, have been proven to prevent the activation of
genes that cause cancer, and can actually change a cancerous cell back
to its healthy precancerous state.
Some of the most recent research conducted using noni has been with the
substance damnacanthal. While searching for substances that would
induce a normal structure in abnormal K-ras-NRK cells (pre-cancer
cells), four Japanese scientists came across the damnacanthal found in
noni. Their experiments centered around isolating ras cells, which are
precursors to many malignant growths, and then injecting the cells with
damnacanthal taken from the chloroform extract of noni. Researchers
observed that the damnacanthal injection significantly inhibited the ras
cells from reproducing. Out of 500 plant extracts, M. Citrifolia
contained the most effective compounds against ras cells. They
concluded that "damnacanthal is a new inhibitor of ras function.
A later study conducted at the University of Hawaii showed similar
positive results regarding noni and its use as an anti-cancer agent.
Researchers in Hawaii reported that mice clinically infected with Lewis
lung carcinoma (LLC) and left untreated died within nine to twelve days.
However, mice infected with the same strain of LLC and then injected
with an extract from noni juice lived significantly longer. More than
half (thirteen out of twenty two) of the treated mice survived over
fifty days, and four of those mice continued to live. On average, the
noni juice extract prolonged the life span of the infected mice by 119
percent. The scientists concluded that the noni extract acts as an
inhibitor to the LLC infection by indirectly enhancing the macrophages
and lymphocytes activity in a mouse's immune system.
Cancer cells seek high levels of nitrogen. Nitrogen molecules attached
to the isoflavones act as a "bait" to delude cancer cells into ingesting
not only the nitrogen but also the anticancer agents. Essiac Tea does
not produce the same health benefits of Noni Juice. Not only does
Essiac Tea lack the concentration of isoflavones, protein, vitamins,
selenium, antioxidants, and protease- inhibitors found in Noni Juice, it
is not in a usable form and does not have the bound nitrogen molecule
that baits the cancer cells to ingest nutrients that can ultimately
diminish the ability of the cancer to survive.
Beyond the chemistry of why Tahitian Noni Juice can greatly improve the
quality of life in cancer patients, there is a sense of hope and relief
associated with its use. A greater sense of well being and peace is
evident in users, which is distinctly different from the emotional state
of cancer patients who use more aggressive immunosuppresive treatments.
It is well documented that individuals who feel more in control of their
own health care are better able to manage their condition and often
experience cancer remission. Knowing about such nutritional supports as
Tahitian Noni Juice provides hope. There are numerous reports from
cancer patients who have, at the very least, experienced decreased
suffering. The facts about Tahitian Noni Juice, as well as the amount
of hope that it provides cancer patients, together lead to perhaps some
of the most healing events that can occur.
Studies have shown Tahitian Noni Juice's potential to stimulate the
immune system, regulate proper cell function and actually regenerate
damaged cells. Tahitian Noni Juice is also considered a strong blood
purifier, it cleanses the body of harmful bacteria and is very effective
against fungus and parasites.
Biochemist Dr. Ralph Heinicke discovered the essential ingredient in
Noni juice. His work led to an understanding of xeronine, an alkaloid
so basic to the functioning of proteins that we would die without it.
Noni juice contains proxeronine, the important substance needed by the
body to produce xeronine. Encapsulated powdered or tablet form of Noni
does not contain proxeronine. According to Dr. Heinecke, "Increasing
the production of xeronine in our bodies can help cure various
manifestations of diseases such as cancer, senility, arthritis, high
blood pressure, and low blood pressure." He says that Noni juice works
at the cellular level to cause cellular regeneration.
Is it any wonder that a well respected physician (Dr. Scott Gerson,
Foundation for Holistic Medical Research; Executive Director, National
Holistic Health Institute; Member, American Medical Association; Family
Physician, New York, New York; Currently teaches and lectures at many
medical schools; Researcher; Author; Medical Degree, Mt. Sinai Medical
School, New York, New York; Ayurvedic Medical Degree, India) has said
"Tahitian Noni Juice has not been found to be harmful at any levels,
nor for any health conditions. Tahitian Noni Juice is the most
important medicinal herbal product to come forth in the 21st Century."
"It is the activity of one specific anthraquinone that is currently
receiving theattention of the scientific community. And that compound
is known as damnacanthal. Damnacanthal has excited researchers because
it is one of very few substances shown, in vitro, to actually reverse
cancer cell proliferation at the gene level. We have to be very clear
on what this research has actually demonstrated so far. And we should
not over interpret it. The research says that one isolated component
found in noni fruit turned off the signal to proliferate for tumor cells
from one specific cell line living in a petri dish. The study was
reported in 1993 from a very reputable laboratory in Kayo University in
Or this from Stephen M. Hall, M.D.:
"I am a board-certified family practitioner with a successful practice
combining traditional allopathy with proven natural treatments. In
eleven years of practice, I've not seen a treatment as intriguing and
broadly applicable as Tahitian Noni™. This is the first time I've
endorsed a product.
There are good scientific explanations available for how it works.
Tahitian Noni™ contains protease and other enzymes along with precursors
to an alkaloid called xeronine which is important for enzymatic function
and cellular regeneration. The net result of taking Noni is that all of
your enzymes work better. This helps the immune system, the endocrine
system, inflammation, digestion, allergies, and nearly any bodily
function you can name."
Grandtime@aol.com (Rich Kuchinsky)
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