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    I saw this article from the National Cancer Institute that these drugs have been approved, I think it's new, but have anyone used them?

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      Here is another possibility and its phase 1 trial. This drug leaves healthy cells alone and only destroys cancerous cells.

      https://amp.cincinnati.com/amp/948394002

      12 days ago
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      Wow that is very promising @geekling if this works it could mean so much, praying it works and wanting it to badly !!! thanks for letting me read this I would have never heard of it unless you shared this!

      12 days ago
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      I haven't tried them because I have the wrong mutation, but the doctor added avastin, stivarga and lonsurf to my list of drugs I could have. I am a KRAS mutatant.

      12 days ago
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    They Say Broccoli Is the Toothbrush of the Colon. Science Says, ‘Um, Actually…’ Turns out it’s more like a broom

    You may have been told by some desperate parent, in an effort to make you eat your cruciferous vegetables, that broccoli is “the toothbrush of the colon.” In our ongoing efforts to answer every dumb question we’ve ever had here at MEL, we checked in with our favorite food expert, Dana Hunnes, senior dietitian at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, to see if this is really the case.

    The answer? Pretty much!

    “That’s an interesting analogy, and it’s almost appropriate,” Hunnes says. “Broccoli isn’t so much brushing away plaque, like a toothbrush does in the mouth. But its fiber content is extremely healthful to the colon—fiber is good for the microbiome (gut bacteria) and can also help prevent colon cancer. So in some ways, broccoli is more like a broom, sweeping away the detritus.”

    All of which helps explain why researchers are using broccoli-based yogurt (OH GOD) to prevent and treat colon cancer.

    A recent study also found that broccoli contains—prepare yourself for some extremely scientific language—indole glucosinolates, which are broken down into a class of compounds called indolocarbazole when they enter the stomach. Indolocarbazole activates the aryl hydrocarbon receptor, which maintains the microbiome by triggering a protective reaction when the gut is exposed to toxins.

    In less scientific terms, this reaction—which can be achieved by consuming 3.5 cups of broccoli per day—provides protection against certain cancers (including colon cancer) and Crohn’s disease, which is an inflammatory bowel disease.

    But this colon-cleansing effect isn’t limited to broccoli—all cruciferous vegetables contain these indole glucosinolates. “Cruciferous vegetables include broccoli, but also brussel sprouts, cauliflower, cabbage and kale,” Hunnes explains, which means you have options if just the smell of broccoli makes you want to vomit yourself inside out.

    On that front, should you need a little helping making that broccoli more edible, Hunnes advises, “It’s best prepared by roasting with a fruity extra virgin olive oil until caramelized.”

    *tries to get excited*

    *fails*
    This was an article I found online here https://melmagazine.com/they-say-broccoli-is-the-toothbrush-of-the-colon-science-says-um-actually-5ce73664ba18

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      LiveWithCancer

      I love broccoli but my husband doesn't so I don't eat it very often. This makes me think I might need to eat it more (and try to get him to eat some, too).

      21 days ago
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      biga17133

      well I love it so I'm off to the store might help with the south bound issues I'm having thanks a lot for info !!

      21 days ago
    • geekling's Avatar
      geekling

      I have always liked broccoli but I havent ever, before now, heard it described as a toothbrush.

      21 days ago
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    When I get all stressed out and start thinking about all of the "what ifs", I get a hug from my wife and I am better. Thanks to my love!

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      A hug from my Wife does the same thing!

      2 months ago