Thunder-God Vine

Compound in Chinese Plant Kills Cancerous Tumors in 40 Days

Known as the ‘thunder god vine’ or lei gong teng, this Chinese plant is actually integrated into Chinese medicine and has been used for ages in remedying a number of conditions including rheumatoid arthritis.

According to new research at the University of Minnesota’s Masonic Cancer Center, a compound isolated from the thunder god plant led to “no evidence of tumors” after a 40-day period of ingestion by subjects, even after discontinuing the treatment. The results of this study, which was funded by the National Institutes of Health, were published in the journal Science Translational Medicine. The scientists working on the project were stunned by the anti-cancer properties of the compound. The thunder-god vine contains triptolide, a substance which has been identified as a cancer-fighter in previous research for its tumor-inhibiting properties.

Study leader and vice chairman of research at the Cancer Center,  Ashok Saluja explained  to Bloomberg News that he was blown away by the beneficial effects of such a simple plant: “This drug is just unbelievably potent in killing tumor cells,” he said.

As with numerous other powerful plant-substances like turmeric, dandelion and ginger, mainstream science is extremely reticent in confirming what many traditional practitioners have long recognized. This is likely because there is simply no money for major corporations in researching the healing powers of natural herbs and compounds such as that which is  found in the thunder god vine. Turmeric and ginger, for example, have been found to be amazing anti-cancer substances that are virtually free compared to expensive and dangerous cancer drugs. Cynical, disingenuous and venal elements within the behemoths running the pharmaceutical industry, and its regulators see no benefit to themselves, thus continue to discount the usage of  benign and relatively pure plant-based compounds and traditional spices in the treatment and prevention of cancer.

 Big Pharma-sponsored scientists have managed to ignore these spices as much as possible. In fact, they have often been caught  faking thousands of studies to fraudulently demonstrate the supposed value of pharmaceutical drugs pushed by giant pharma perps—many of which are later forced to pay millions in fines which only slightly stack up against their billions in profits.

Those profits are threatened by the many real studies that were performed by independent scientists examining the rejuvenating power of cheap ingredients like turmeric, which has been found by peer-reviewed research available on PubMed to positively influence over 590 conditions.


While it is great news that this study is bringing the beneficial effects of inexpensive plant-compounds to light, the bad news is that the individuals responsible for the aforementioned research are actually looking to create a pharmaceutical drug from the Chinese plant’s essential component, triptolide. A drug that Big Pharma will seek FDA approval for is likely to be nutritionally ruined by a mass-production process and sold for exorbitant amounts of cash. Before that eventuality, we ought to stock up on the benevolent stuff.

Source of  the preceding information: Natural Society

The Original Article Has Been Edited for Clarity and Language by Elegant Survival News

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The following information was captured from California Walnut Growers, circa 2007 (the roguish FDA prohibits them from advertising the health-benefits of Walnuts–read the latest about walnuts at Walnuts and other tree nuts and peanuts were recently ranked using the Index of Nutritional Quality (INQ) nutrient testing system at the Food Consulting Company of Del Mar, California [i]. According to Karen Duester, MS, RD who conducted the test, “Not surprisingly, walnuts ranked highest among the nuts in INQ. Because INQ relates to nutrient density, we looked at specific nutrients known to be abundant in nuts and peanuts: protein, fiber, omega-3, omega-6, vitamin E, potassium, magnesium, and zinc.”

On another independent scale, the Overall Nutritional Quality Index (ONQI)[ii] ranking system to be used by the Raley’s grocery chain, walnuts received 82 points on a 100 point scale, an excellent score among foods and nuts [iii]. According to David Katz, MD, MPH a nationally renowned authority on nutrition and the principal inventor for the ONQI system, “When overall nutritional quality is assessed, the verdict is clear: walnuts are a great food — they pack a lot of nutrient benefits in a nutshell!”
Jeffrey Blumberg, PhD, professor of nutrition science and policy at Tufts University and a member of the Hannaford Scientific Advisory Panel explains, “Walnuts are a whole food rich in antioxidants, alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), an essential omega-3 fatty acid, protein, fiber, and more. Whole walnuts receive the ‘best nutritional value’ three star ranking (the highest) due to their nutrient profile.”
Walnuts have nutritional qualities that are very important. One of the richest sources of alpha linolenic acid (ALA), the plant form of Omega-3, walnuts are unique among nuts and popular whole foods [v]. A one ounce serving of walnuts provides 2.57 grams of ALA, the plant form omega-3s, which is above the dietary reference intake (DRI) set by the National Academies’ Institute of Medicine. Walnuts are also one of the highest natural sources of antioxidants, according to Halvorsen’s study from American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in 2006 [vi].
15 years of clinical research on walnuts have shown benefits for the heart, and we’re not just talking about cholesterol reduction — improved vascular function and a reduction in inflammation have also been documented [vii-xii]. Looking to the future and expanding on this base of knowledge, research is underway at a variety of prestigious universities looking into cancer, diabetes and issues of ageing.
[vi] Am J Clin Nutr. 2006 Jul;84(1):95-135
  “Supportive but not conclusive research shows that eating 1.5 ounces of walnuts per day, as part of a low saturated fat and low cholesterol diet, and not resulting in increased caloric intake may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.”
[viii]   Circulation. 2002 Nov 19;106(21):2747-57
[ix]     Hypertension. 2007 Aug;50(2):313-9
[x]     J Am Coll Cardiol. 2006 Oct 17;48(8):1666-71
[xi]    Arch Intern Med. 2007 Jun 11;167(11):1195-203.
[xii] Ann Intern Med. 2006 Jul 4;145(1):1-11

Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Walnuts

How do Omega-3s work?
Inside your favorite kinds of nuts — walnuts, almonds, pecans and others — you’ll find many vitamins, minerals and other compounds your body needs for good health. There are the antioxidants found in vitamin E; several essential minerals such as magnesium, selenium, copper and manganese; and even fiber for more effective digestion. Thiamin, niacin, folate, phosphorus and zinc are all found in nuts.
Researchers believe that omega-3 fatty acids may help reduce the risk of heart disease by making the blood less sticky and less likely to form dangerous intravenous or arterial clots. Studies have also shown that omega-3s may lower the risk of stroke and prevent arthritis. In addition, there’s good evidence that omega-3s can increase HDL (good cholesterol), further reducing the risk of stroke and heart disease.
The omega-3s found in fish oil are thought to be responsible for the significantly lower incidence of breast cancer in Japanese women as compared to women in the United States. This may be because omega-3 fatty acids inhibit the tumor growth that is promoted by the acids found in other fats, such as corn and safflower oils.
Finally, the brain itself is composed of a whopping 60 percent fat. It too needs omega-3s to help build and maintain tissue. Brain function itself may be at stake: in treating major depression, for example, omega-3s seem to work by making it easier for brain cell receptors to process mood-related signals from neighboring neurons.
What are good sources of omega-3s?
Omega-3 fatty acids are plentiful in cold-water fish such as mackerel and salmon. They’re also found in walnuts, canola oil, soybean oil, tofu and leafy green vegetables. Which would you rather sprinkle on your morning cereal or grab for a nutritious snack?

Walnuts are a delectable, convenient alternative to fish, tofu and leafy greens. In fact, just a handful of walnuts provides as much omega-3s as a comparable serving of salmon.

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Dr. Leonard Coldwell, Cancer Expert Cites Causes and Statistics

86% of all doctor visits and illness, statistically,
are  based on stress or are stress-related.
Stanford University Study:  95% of all illness is stress-related.
The medical profession is the #1 cause of death in the
Western, so-called civilized world.
In the last 20 years, nobody has died of cancer;
rather, they have died from the side effects of the treatment.

Cancer is the biggest money maker in history
for the pharmaceutical industry.

There are over 300 to 400 known cancer cures that have virtually
no side effects and nearly a 100% cure rate.

The medical profession has a cancer cure rate of 2%.
If you do nothing, you have a 27% chance of recovery.

We are all born with cancer and cancerous cells,
and our immune system gets rid of it from Day 1.

The only cause for illness is lack of energy.

The main cause for lack of energy is
physical and emotional stress.

Bad relationships are the main cause of cancer.

~~Dr. Leonard Coldwell

Dr Stephen Holt: Antioxidants

From Dr Stephen Holt‘s Health Newsletter, which I receive from Vitacost (subscribe),

where we buy our nutritional supplements,

here is his list of minerals, plants and herbs with antioxidant potential:

Andrographis, Paniculata, Acanthopanax Senticosus, Green Tea, Turmeric, Grape Seed Extract, Zinc, Vitamin C, Ashwagandha, Oregon Grape, Shiitake Mushroom, Echinacea Purpurea, Goldenseal, Golden Thread, Aloe Vera, Astragalus, Korean Ginseng, Coriolus Versicolor, Active Hexose Correlate Compound (AHCC), Beta Glucan

Elegant, Nutritious Radishes

The Health-Promoting Radish
Radishes, like broccoli, cabbage, kale and Brussels sprouts, contain cancer-inhibiting substances. Historically,
radishes have been used as a tonic for the liver and gall bladder. They contain a sulphur-based chemical that increases the flow of bile, aiding digestion. Radishes and their greens also contain vitamin C, calcium and protein.

©M-J de Mesterton, June 2010

>Elegant, Nutritious Radishes


The Health-Promoting Radish
Radishes, like broccoli, cabbage, kale and Brussels sprouts, contain cancer-inhibiting substances. Historically,
radishes have been used as a tonic for the liver and gall bladder. They contain a sulphur-based chemical that increases the flow of bile, aiding digestion. Radishes and their greens also contain vitamin C, calcium and protein.

©M-J de Mesterton, June 2010