Grapeseed Extract & Fish Oil can Kill Leukemia cancer cells

Great News! It appears that grape seeds extract and omega-3 from fish oil might have a positive activity in leukemia.

GrapeSeed[1]While previous studies on grape seed extracts has shown potent activity in a number of cancers, including skin, breast, colon, lung, stomach and prostate cancers, now researchers from the University of Kentucky discover that an extract from grape seeds influences leukemia cells (in laboratory studies) to commit cell suicide, or apoptosis in medical terms. The researchers found that within 24 hours, 76 percent of leukemia cells had died after being exposed to this grapeseed extract. The investigators, who report their findings in the January 1, 2009, issue of Clinical Cancer Research, found that the grape seeds extract activates a protein named JNK that led to the cancer cell’s self-destruction. Read all the research at the end of this article.

These results could have implications for the incorporation of agents such as grape seed extract into prevention or treatment of hematological malignancies and possibly other cancers

…said the study’s lead author, Xianglin Shi, Ph.D., professor in the Graduate Center for Toxicology at the University of Kentucky.


Also a compound produced from EPA—Eicosapentaenoic Acid—an omega-3 fatty acid found in fish and in fish oil, appears to target and kill the leukemia stem cells, and according to research, it could lead to a cure for the disease. Read all the research at the end of this article.

Research in the past on fatty acids has shown the health benefits of fatty acids on cardiovascular system and brain development, particularly in infants, but we have shown that some metabolites of omega-3 have the ability to selectively kill the leukemia-causing stem cells in mice…The important thing is that the mice were completely cured of leukemia with no relapse

Additionally, fish oil supplementation, proved to have a significant higher increase for appetite, and an increasing tendency on energy and protein consumption.

About Leukemia

Leukemia is a type of cancer in which the body produces large numbers of abnormal (usually white) blood cells. It is a complicated disorder of the white blood cells, which normally are responsible for fighting off pathogens and infections.

Symptoms_of_leukemia[1]What causes the disease is not yet known for sure. Some experts have suggested that radiation might be the principal cause of this disease, while others blame the toxic chemicals on the environment including pesticides in fruits and vegetables. It is also possible that viruses and genetics to influence the development of leukemia, but nobody can tell for sure.

Since cancer cells are multiplying rapidly, most forms of the leukemia are treated with pharmaceutical medication, usually combined into a multi-drug chemotherapy regimen, aiming to kill cells that divide rapidly. But in this process the chemotherapy harms also healthy cells that divide rapidly under normal circumstances: cells in the bone marrow, digestive tract, and hair follicles. This is why people under chemotherapy are losing their hair and might experience an inflammation of the digestive tract, as well as a decrease production of the blood cells.

Considering the safety of natural compounds in grapeseed extracts and fish oil supplements over the side effects of multi-drugs chemotherapy treatment, it would make sense to choose your best treatment, but only under qualified medical supervision.

If you or someone else is suffering from leukemia, it is my honest believe that you should consult with your doctor, and your oncologist, and provide them with the following resources posted at:

US National Library of Medicine – National Institutes of Health database:

Prolotherapy or Corticosteroids Injections for Pain? – My Personal Experience

Ultrasound[1]It is been two weeks already since Dr. Hal Brown performed my last PROLOTHERAPY treatment at the Naturopathic Healing Arts in Vancouver. And I feel better. Not completely healed but better in a sense that the pain was reduced substantially. But this time was different. During my Prolotherapy injections treatment, Dr. Hal Brown with the assistance of two other experts used a new ultrasound device, to reach for difficult to access areas, such as the deep injections into my groin that connected the ligaments to my lower back areas of my chronic injuries.

In the past I found that PROLOTHERAPY regenerative injections, was a remarkable treatment for my lower back injury. Although not completely healed, the effect of injections lasted for about 18 month. This is why in 2012, I was able to get back on shape, and at the age of 50 to compete in the BC Karate Provincial Championship, with great results. By competing, I was also able to raise funds, and help some desperate kids in need for food and medical attention.

Unfortunately, the discomfort returned last year, while driving extended hours (as a park ranger). Sitting and not exercising to maintain my core strength, progressively increased my pain. But the real aching returned after two years; when in October of 2013, by sneezing several times, cut me down again with a sharp pain to my lower back.

Dr.Brown5[1]This time I was referred by my family doctor to see Dr. Macki – a sport medicine expert-and to consider the corticosteroids injections. But Dr. Macki, after a thorough examination, advised not to consider at all cortisone injections for my lower back or neck, as some of his patients get complications such as thinning of skin and soft tissue around the injection site and in some cases also rupture of nearby tendon or bone due to increased osteoporosis.

He mention that unlike cortisone injections which are effective to reduce pain, but weaken the collagen structures, PROLOTHERAPY fundamentally supports the body by stimulating the its inflammatory and recovery process so that new collagen and tissue repair can occur. As the prolotherapy regenerative injections proved to be a longer term (but still temporary) relief from pain, he advised me to do more sessions of prolotherapy, additionally to spinal manipulations and some specific physiotherapy exercises recommended to strengthen my core and to stretch and relieve pain to my groin area, which is connected by ligaments to my injured lower back.

So, back again to Dr. Hal Brown and his Prolotherapy regenerative injections. For my lower back treatment, Dr. Brown used a mixed solution of glucose, anaesthesia and Traumel – a homeopathic medicine of 14 botanical and mineral ingredients, proved in clinical trials to reduce pain and to provide specific therapeutic action and to support different phases of the healing process. AND Dr. Brown also mention that for best results, Prolotherapy works better in conjunction with core exercises, regular spinal adjustments and massage.

For some of his patients, the prolotherapy treatment was a permanent healing, while for other a temporarily, but long term pain relief and better regeneration.  Since prolotherapy uses natural substances to stimulate the “rehabilitation” of an incompetent structure by the generation of new cellular tissue, time will tell if the healing will be complete, or just temporarily.

Anyway, if someone was referred to consider corticosteroids injections for pain do your own research (by comparison) and check again with your doctor to see if this is really what you need.

Take care of yourself.