A natural compound, diindolylmethane (DIM), found in vegetables like broccoli, cabbage, turnips and mustard greens can not only prevent cancer, but may be able to cure it as well.
Researchers began the study by considering compounds that protect a person from developing cancer. The research team looked at how the compounds block cancer cell growth and found that the compounds target PPAR gamma, a protein that is highly active in fat cells. Researchers concluded that a chemically modified version of natural DIM could target the PPAR gamma and stop the growth of cancer.
Researchers have found that not only could DIM prevent cancers but it could also treat them, leading to a patent for new use of derivatives of DIM to treat cancer. Researchers knew that DIM was shown to prevent cancer and developed several more analogs. Researchers found that the treatment stopped the tumor growth in mice. However, future studies need to be conducted in humans in order to see if it is beneficial.
DIM is commercially available as a natural supplement for cancer prevention and for treating estrogen-related health issues, however researchers say their chemically altered DIM is even more potent against tumors.
Science Daily January 6, 2004
Last year I posted anarticle that explained that broccoli, cabbage, turnipsand mustard greens were useful for preventing cancer. It isalso important to know that organicvegetables are better for preventing cancer. They havefewer nitrates,which can actually cause cancer.
If it is available to you, I highly recommend buying organicproduce. Eating organic means you are eating food that hasnot been sprayed with synthetic herbicides and pesticides,and organic produce typically has more antioxidants and nutrients.
However, it is very important that one learns what metabolictype they are because certain vegetables are better forcertain nutritional types. For instance, I am a protein metabolictype and broccoli pushes my biochemistry in an unhealthy direction,so knowing what type I am helps me to avoid certain vegetables.However, the DIM found in broccoli is also in other cruciferousvegetables such as cauliflower, which happens to be good forprotein types.
For those who are in parts of the country where organicallygrown food is not available or is very difficult to obtain,do the best you can with the food that is available to you--non-organicvegetables are much healthier than no vegetables at all.
One of the major benefits of vegetables for your metabolictype is that they provide raw bioenergetic fields and normalizationof one's pH. Those fields and pH capacities are only slightlymodified if the vegetables are non-organic.
Also, if you are relatively healthy your liver will beable to easily detoxify the pesticide residues in non-organicvegetables. It is certainly better for it not to be there,but, again, the benefits far outweigh the risk. So, ideallyorganic vegetables are best, but if they are not availableto you then non-organic vegetables will certainly be beneficial.