What's one aspirin a day, when you have a couple of tumours in a lung? One site I found suggested that its 10% effective, whatever that means. But- if reishi is estimated at between 45 - 50% effective, and maple and baking soda adds another 40% and if aspirin adds another 10%....they add up to 100% don't they? Sure, why not!
I found a few thing of interest in prowling the net. How about this quote:
The findings do not come entirely as a surprise, Dr. Rothwell said, because aspirin has been found to slow or prevent the growth of tumor cell lines in the laboratory. Observational studies have reported that people who took aspirin were at lower risk for colorectal cancer recurrences, while other studies have pointed to similar reductions in cancers of the lung, stomach and esophagus.Please click here to read the complete article from the New York Times.
There is also this item found the Common Health Reform and Reality website.
Cancer Researcher Robert Wienberg of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, quote:
“Many human cancers begin in tissues that have been undergoing chronic, low-grade inflammation for many years. Somehow, inflamed tissues represent hospitable sites in the body for cancers to begin. Each tissue may have its own reasons for being inflamed, but the end result is the same — chronic inflammation in the gut, in the liver, in the prostate or in the pancreas (and probably other tissues as well) creates sites in which cancers can begin and grow.
A critical element in establishing and maintaining inflammation is a small molecule that is made naturally in the body’s tissues called prostaglandin E2, or simply PGE2. Its production and subsequent effects in tissues is an important element in supporting both short- and long-term inflammation. PGE2 is made by an enzyme called COX-2, and COX-2 is inhibited by aspirin.
With low levels of aspirin, one can slow down the firing of the COX-2 enzyme, reduce PGE2 production, and damp down chronic inflammation. Indeed, this is the reason why many people take aspirin and other anti-inflammatory drugs for arthritis, which also represents a chronic inflammatory condition, occurring however in a tissue (our joints) where cancer rarely if ever arises.
There is a down-side, however, to taking chronic anti-inflammatory drugs — in excessive amounts they can cause gastrointestinal bleeding, and more than 10,000 people a year die because they are taking too many anti-inflammatory drugs and their health is not being closely monitored by their physicians. However, the daily 81 mg “baby aspirin” seems to be a safe dose for most people.”
Extracted from: CommonHealth Reform and Reality.
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