July 18, 2012
When examining the body of research on alternative cancer treatment methods and substances, it is quite easy to find a multitude of research highlighting the anti-cancer effects of many ‘super’ substances such as ginger and turmeric. The latest research on the subject shines a light on just how powerful the combination of gold and tea can be in conquering cancer, and even the mainstream media is reporting on the amazing results. While the process ignores countless other peer-reviewed alternatives and even adds a radioactive quality to gold nanoparticles, it still manages to heavily outperform chemotherapy.
Gold and Tea Combo Beats Chemo
Hailing from the University of Missouri, researchers have developed the new method to target cancer using a special compound found in tea leaves matched with a unique blend of gold nanoparticles. When compared to current chemotherapy ‘treatments’ in which patients receive mega doses of chemicals in order to kill their cancer cells, the gold and tea method is a clear winner for a number of reasons. For starters, chemotherapy doesn’t just ‘kill’ cancer cells. In fact, it can kill you as well.
The very same chemicals intended to eradicate cancer cell spread throughout the rest of your body, damaging your organs and leading to a wide variety of other significant health complications. One such complication can be death. The new gold and tea treatment however, while still having serious flaws (verses treatment options without any radioactive components), actually is confined to attacking only the tumor — and with using a dosage that is thousands of times smaller than traditional chemotherapy.
Simply by using this gold and tea process instead of harsh chemotherapy — which actually oftentimes kills the patient more so than even the cancer itself, scientists state that tumor size was able to be reduced by around 70 to 80%. Senior researcher and study leader Kattesh Katti from the University of Missouri explains :
“These types of chemicals in tea have the properties capable of converting gold salt into nanoparticles… The new gold/tea treatment would require doses that are thousands of times smaller than typical chemotherapy. We were able to reduce the tumor size by 70 to 80 percent.”
In the past, research has found a number of highly promising chemo alternatives ranging from household spices to delicious superfoods. Research published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry in July showed that in 9 out of 11 studies, turmeric spice  was effective in reducing tumor size by a shocking 81% . Similarly, Georgia State University has reported a riveting 56% decrease  in tumor size simply by utilizing the natural anti-cancer properties of ginger — only one of many benefits of ginger .
This post first appeared at Natural Society