They’re calling it a medical version of a Cinderella story. Scientists are zeroing in on a potential breast cancer treatment in the most unexpected place imaginable.
Just try to picture it.
A plant so common it’s often considered a weed. So disregarded that the only “scientific” use it gets is when kids pluck it apart in grade school science classes.
In fact, the only time it gets much attention is when folks rip it from the cracks in their driveways and toss it into the trash.
That’s the story of the humble Arabidopsis thaliana. This Plain Jane weed was written off by researchers long ago as having “no medicinal value.”
But it turns out they were wrong. Because it looks like there’s a way to transform this forgotten weed into potential medicinal royalty.
Not at the hands of some fairy godmother, of course, but rather with modern science.
The cancer-fighting Cinderella story
Don’t worry, magic wands… which I understand are hard to come by… aren’t needed here. Instead, THIS transformation is made with the help of a plant hormone called jasmonates.
As the name suggests, jasmonates are found in jasmine and related plants. These special hormones help the plants respond to environmental stress.
When scientists treated the Arabidopsis thaliana leaves with these jasmonates, they got something a whole lot more impressive than a pumpkin coach. They got what appears to be a pretty potent cancer-killer.
In many ways, it’s the holy grail of breast cancer treatments.
See, most cancer therapies have a HUGE problem. These drugs, such as chemo and its kissing cousins, can’t really distinguish cancer cells from your normal healthy ones.
So they go in like a wrecking ball, wiping them ALL out. That’s what leads to the infamous toxic side effects.
But after being given the “Cinderella” treatment, the Arabidopsis thaliana effectively stunted breast cancer cells’ growth while leaving healthy cells alone. In other words, it could enhance cancer treatment by helping patients to recover faster and with fewer side effects.
It could even take some of the bite out of the most sickening cancer treatment of all… chemotherapy.
Battle breast cancer with IVC
Every fairy tale has its dark moments. And this one is no different.
There IS a downside here, and for now, it’s a pretty big one. As encouraging as this discovery is, this potentially game-changing breast cancer treatment is still experimental.
It hasn’t been subjected to human clinical trials yet. Which means it’s not available as a treatment anywhere at this moment. And while that could change soon, for now, it’s out of reach.
But that doesn’t mean you’re out of options, either. Because despite what you’ve been led to believe, there ARE proven natural therapies out there right now. And these solutions could help in the battle against breast cancer.
One of the best is intravenous vitamin C or IVC.
This well-studied treatment uses very high doses of regular old vitamin C. IVC can help fight cancer on its own or be used alongside traditional treatments such as chemo.
In fact, we’ve known about the vitamin’s ability to battle cancer for well over 40 years now. Click here for the whole story.
Vitamin C can reportedly help make mainstream therapies more effective. That means you may need less heavy-duty drugs, which could also reduce the sickening side effects.
If you’re fighting any kind of cancer, including breast cancer, ask your doc about this game-changing treatment. And I will be sure to update you when Arabidopsis thaliana moves on to the next chapter in ITS Cinderella story.
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