Just about anyone battling cancer will tell you they’re not sure what’s worse: The disease or the treatments.
Because nearly all of those treatments ask you to make the same frightening tradeoff. They poison the tumor. But in the process, they also poison you.
So even when you “win” the fight, you can often feel like you’ve lost.
But new research reveals what in many ways is the Holy Grail of cancer treatments. It’s a solution that can poison those killer cancer cells without poisoning the healthy cells around them.
In other words, the tumor dies… and YOU thrive.
It’s not a cure-all, of course. But it could help give you an edge in a battle with a deadly tumor.
And more importantly, you could put it to work starting TODAY to fight potential cancers you don’t even know are there.
Wield THIS fatty acid weapon against cancer
Cancer cells are hungry little monsters. They suck up energy wherever they can find it. And for the most part, that survival technique works for them.
They can literally hijack fuel right from your bloodstream, which they then use to grow and spread rapidly.
Now new research reveals an exciting twist. It turns out there’s one fuel these killer cells practically choke on. But the real kicker is the cancer cells don’t realize their fatal mistake until it’s too late.
The fuel is a type of omega-3 fatty acid. And the cancer cells will happily soak it up from your blood, thinking it’s just what they need to refuel so they can continue their reign of terror.
And to be fair, the cells have every reason to believe that. Because while fatty acids can technically oxidize and destroy cancer cells, those same cells also have a special weapon they can use against it.
They encase fatty acids inside a special bundle called a lipid droplet. The droplet stops the fatty acids from oxidizing so the cancer cells can then safely use them to fuel their endless energy needs.
But here’s where it gets really interesting. It turns out an omega-3 fatty acid called DHA has an impressive trick hidden up its sleeve. When the DHA reaches high enough levels, it can’t be contained by those droplets any longer.
The fatty acid can bust out and oxidize – and the cancer cells die.
Boost your DHA to boost your benefits
In many ways, this DHA… which is so essential to human health… is literally poison to cancer cells. A little ironic, given that DHA is often the forgotten little brother of the omega-3 family.
Most of the research focuses on EPA, which is the nutrient that delivers many of the circulation-pumping benefits known to protect blood vessels and overall cardiovascular health.
Even the newest synthetic prescription fish oil is just EPA with no DHA at all.
That’s a shame because DHA is in many ways just as important. It plays a crucial role in brain function, including mood and memory. Plus, if the research pans out and it turns out to fight cancer, too, then DHA just might start to overshadow its “big brother.”
The new study was conducted in the lab. So we’ll need to see some clinical trials in human patients before we can be 100 percent sure DHA can overpower cancer cells the same way in people.
But given all the important benefits of omega-3 fatty acids, there’s no reason NOT to boost your overall intake, whether you’ve been diagnosed with cancer or not.
Most people get 50-100 mg of DHA a day from their diet, well below the 250 mg per day recommended by the mainstream. Many in natural medicine would suggest getting double those levels or more.
You can talk to a naturopathic or integrative medicine doctor to find out what dosage is best for you. Then look for a high-quality, high-potency fish oil supplement from a maker you trust.