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Sea Cucumber Found to Kill 95% of Cancer Cells, Shrink Tumors

Elizabeth Renter
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November 5th, 2013
Updated 11/05/2013 at 1:33 am
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sea cucumber cancer 263x164 Sea Cucumber Found to Kill 95% of Cancer Cells, Shrink TumorsSea cucumber has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for hundreds of years, but they are relatively obscure in the U.S. This may be soon changing, however, as evidence mounts that sea cucumber extracts can kill cancer cells while stimulating the immune system.

As reported by Ethan Evers, author of “The Eden Prescription, previous research on sea cucumber has demonstrated its ability to kill lung, breast, prostate, skin, colon, pancreatic, and liver cancer cells. These extracts have also proven effective in killing leukemia and gioblastoma cells. Looks like we can add yet another food to the list of anti-cancer foods.

Scientists believe a key compound known as frondoside A to be responsible. Frondoside A is a triterpenoid, diverse organic compounds found in the essential oils and oleoresins of plants.

This latest study, published in PLoS One, has confirmed just how powerful frondoside A truly is. Researchers found it to kill 95% of ER+ breast cancer cells, 95% of liver cancer cells, 90% of melanoma cells, and 85-88% of three different types of lung cancer.

As Evers reports:

“But the benefits of this compound don’t just stop at directly inducing programmed cell death (apoptosis). It also inhibits angiogenesis (the ability of tumors to grow new blood vessels to get their food) and stops cancer metastasizing by impeding cell migration and invasion. Even more intriguing is the ability of frondoside A to activate our immune system’s natural killer cells to attack cancer cells. This has been shown for breast cancer in particular but may also apply to all cancers, because it involves the immune system and not cancer cells directly. This may partially explain why frondoside A was so effective at shrinking lung tumors in mice that it rivaled chemo drugs in performance.”

Read: Grapeseed Extract Better than Chemo at Halting Advanced Cancer

When given to mice with non-small cell lung cancer, frondoside A was found to shrink tumors by 40% in only 10 days. Traditional chemo drugs shrunk the tumors by 47 percent, but the risks of chemo treatment are far greater than any side-effects or risks of sea cucumber. (Namely because there are no known risks associated with sea cucumbers). In addition, the amount of frondoside A needed to achieve such results was miniscule—less than a single milligram for an adult weighing 165 pounds.

While sea cucumber extracts aren’t currently offered as a treatment for cancer—at least not in your traditional doctor’s office—you can find dried and powdered sea cucumber in health stores. It is packaged as a solution to arthritis and similar conditions because of its anti-inflammatory properties.

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  • solange9

    Okay, I’ve been searching and cannot find this anywhere online for purchase. I’m going to check out some Chinese herb places. It would be helpful when writing these articles to let people know where they can find the items. Thank you.

  • simpleman56

    When I was very young, we only had a doctor who would come to your house. When I had soar throat(strep Throat) my MOM was part Cherokee, when the doctor dropped by, I can remember them talking as he looked at what my had put around my neck the night before, it was boiled eggs mashed up with mustard greens juice & some other stuff from the garden. My Strep was gone & fever gone. He asked for all the stuff my MOM had used, wrote it all down & the offer my MOM of a chicken for payment was turned down. We share cropped on his farm, so he was close & took care of all 9 of us from birth.
    He was a smart man, he would make trips to Memphis for the latest new treatments. He would come back & I can remember him at our small town hall dances/meetings, he would say these new doctors are pushing new meds that are masked as a cure just to make money. He was way ahead of his time at natural cures because of the people he served shared what had been passed down to them. He made a good living & cured & saved many lives.
    Today profits come 1st at the AMA & doctors either follow the rules are lose their income!
    It will take the come back of the family healers who make house calls, it would really work good in the country where farmers still raise food with out GMO’s!

    • celiayounger

      hei, did you mom kept a notebook or something with this recipes? you should share them with us. I prefer something like that -natural way – than the medicine they give us that have so many side effects. If you remember some of this cures, please write them here, I will realllllyyyy like to have them. Thank you for your info. and I agree with you.

      • simpleman56

        My sister has right now trying to get over the shingles, I should get it back in about a week. Her doctor asked her how she fought this off so fast, she said the shot you gave did little to help, but she had MOM’s natural cures passed down for the last 150 years, some are so hard to read even after we had them printed & placed in a protective cover, some are in Cherokee. Right now I am staying away until she well!

        • celiayounger

          well can you share them with us? at least some of them? like for shingles or other illnesses, please. some natural cures for simple colds, flu, fiver, or cancer, maybe? etc. That will be nice thank you.

      • idot

        Did you look into the bread soda and mapelsyrup cure

    • celiayounger

      I will really like to contact you also if you have some remedies the can shared or a going to make a pamphlet or book and publish them.

  • Pouya_POW

    amazing

  • kmansfield

    The Chinese have about hunted these creatures to extinction around the Galapagos Islands.

  • Joseph Mentor Nichols

    Meh, let’s be serious. If anything really worked to cure cancer we’d have hundreds of thousands of cured patients running around the world spreading the word. The information would be impossible to suppress. We all want there to be an easier way. A cheaper way. A healthier way. But let’s at least acknowledge the fact that if there were a better alternative, there would be an uproar larger than any news or media network could ever cover up.

    • really?

      The “uproar” is already there. Hundreds of individual reports like this over many years, regarding potent anti-cancer substances, compounds, treatment protocols, solid verifiable testimonies, etc. All over the web, reported on small websites with minor readership.

      Yet if the major media refuse to cover these same stories in meaningful and clearly apparent ways, then the many who rely exclusively on the major media outlets will never hear the tree fall in the forest. And when they do stumble across a report like this, they will classify it as you do, because they have not searched for or been exposed to the massive corroborating evidence.

      Thus the cover up is simple. Don’t report on these treatments at all, or relegate the report to 5 lines on page 34, and those who rely on you are duped.

      • celiayounger

        a couple years ago, TV I don’t remember what channel, informed the public that a compound found in some supplement – for treatment of other illness – was discover to have anticancer properties BUT NO DRUG COMPANY OR MEDICAL COMPANY WANTED TO DO ANYTHING BECAUSE IT WAS TOO CHEAP AND NOT profitable. I can’t remember the name of I only remember that began with D…??? three letters. But this is the problem. I need a medicine for my eczema but I can’t find it now (and is the only creame that works for me) because it was too cheap to make and there was not profit -It cost $2.00 aprox.

      • Joseph Mentor Nichols

        There are always going to be people “claiming” they’ve found the cure. Most of them are con artists trying to prey on the desperate. You say Hundreds over the years.. Shit, if it really worked there would be hundreds each month. Tens of thousands over the years. See the difference between myth and reality now?

        • celiayounger

          not all get cured with the same treatment since all of us are different and are their cancers or cancer cells or genes etc..we all respond differently the the ‘same pattern’ medicine. is like a joke i read recently. On the ground, There are a group of animals monkeys, ducks, ‘bambies’, bears etc… so God comes and says, OK ALL OF YOU JUMP ON THE TREE IF YOU WANT TO EAT. so, all the animals look at GOD WITH AN EXPRESSION of surprise… and one of them says, ‘ but God, we can’t jump into the tree’!! Well this is the same way the medicine and treatments is/are prescribed or given to all of us, cut by the same pattern.

    • World Source

      Joseph you’re kidding right? People get cancer, they go to their doctor. The doctor opens his manual and says you need chemo. New “Customer” agrees. Do you think the doctor would steer away a potential “money” making client for some cheap sea cucumbers? HE WOULD BE OUT OF A JOB! OR FIRED.. for not practicing the “manual” and following the protocol.

      • Joseph Mentor Nichols

        Do you think that anyone alive today with Cancer wouldn’t figure out every option? How may non-drug use cancer patients do you think picked up smoking pot on just the chance that it could help them? People will do damn near anything when their survival is at stake. Including this cucumber bullshit. Scams preying on the weak is all it is. False hope.

        If anything truly worked we’d have tens or even hundreds of thousands of cured cancer patients spreading the word.

    • Teeko Turner

      Yeah Joseph, let’s be serious, you must be a Big Pharma Sales Rep, huh!

      • Joseph Mentor Nichols

        I just know how to use logic and reason. Hearing about one story here and there on the internet maybe once a month/6-7 times a year isn’t enough to make me believe in a magical cure for anything.

        Show me thousands or tens of thousands of cured patients and I might be persuaded. Call me skeptical but I know the world we live in. People are always looking to prey on the weak.

    • celiayounger

      they have been doing that with hemp oil.. there are many there (who were able to get it on time) who survived their cancer… serious cancers lilke pancreatic and brain, lung, etc etc…

      • Joseph Mentor Nichols

        Hemp oil has never been known to actually “cure” cancer. Studies have show reduced growth and even remission with the use of Hemp Oil yet there is no way to determine how much of a role the oil actually played. Statistically those who use Hemp Oil have improved their condition so I won’t speak out against it. However, I won’t exaggerate and state that it’s a magical cure either. There’s also a difference between Hemp Oil and Sea Cucumbers and even with Hemp Oil, only few people have actually spoken out in favor of it. Maybe a few hundred.

        Trust me, if something actually worked and was guaranteed to work, there would be a much louder outcry of thousands.

        • celiayounger

          nor chemo or radiation… no one can probe that they cure cancer, but doctors and… give them to cancer patients with horrible reactions and the hemp oil -which some people have/had survived don’t have the same effects, and have if not the same survival rate as chemo, probably ihave better results.

          • Joseph Mentor Nichols

            I can agree with that.

  • Mary

    Money, money, money. It doesn’t matter what comes out as helping cancer and other diseases, unless it’s regulated and making money for pharmaceutical companies, they won’t advertise it. It’s been proven time and time again about marijuana helping cancer patients, but until it’s regulated, it will be shot down. I find it very sad the our government would rather have people die and in pain then give them medicine that will help that’s not making companies big money. Sorry, but this sort of thing makes me so mad at our government; they are the ones suppressing the information.

  • Aubrey

    Let’s name things that cure cancer better than most things. Coral,Ginger root,Hemp oil,Sea Cucumbers, and the list goes on. These things are natural and help people.I wonder why the government is this stingy. Why does power make you this cruel.Hemp can also be fuel,it can be turned into something like cotton and plastic, and it can be food and paper and you know what hemp can be many things. So why doesn’t the government want to use it as all this stuff and the other things to help people. Because they don’t give a damn about us.

    • celiayounger

      why??? because lots of $$$$$$$$ and lots of power involved. the big companies put them where they are.

    • celiayounger

      GRAVIOLA, black cumin, combination of herbs etc etc…

  • Michelle Lopez

    St johns wart and fenugreek ancient remedies.

    • Jeanette

      fenugreek can be use for hair growth and constipation .

  • Michelle Lopez

    Pharmacies wont make money,doctors would be out of jobs if they actually let it be known for all cures for any ailments.What was also found in corals off the australia reefs is another cure for cancer.

  • ed mccormack

    Anyone know where to purchase this product? Thanks

    • Michelle Lopez

      Oh i am sure the Europeon countries.

      • celiayounger

        whatever it is probably they do have it since they use hemp oil and other natural ways specially in Germany, Flandes (Belgium, Netherlands, etc), switzeland etc.. Are you talking about the cucumber? or ??

    • Richard Lewis

      Now Vitamins has Sea Cucumber. The best place to get it is at Swanson Vitamins which has its own website and line of vitamins and health foods.

    • retired Doc

      Purchase from Swanson at 1-800-824-4491.Ask to order item #875, costs $7.99(bottle of 100) 100 mg caps.

    • celiayounger

      which product are you talking about? cucumber? hemp oil? mushrooms? or..??? please let us know. Thank you.

      • retired Doc

        Sea cucumber in 500 mg caps from Swanson for @7.99

  • Faithful_Watchman

    God’s grace is sufficient for me. Ultimately, our Lord provides us with our needs within this world, it was His promise. Besides, this world is not our home, we are just Sojourners here, just passing through until we meet Him in Heaven. Hallelujah!!!

    I will see you all HERE, THERE, or in the AIR!!! Hallelujah!!!

    • celiayounger

      sorry this comment belongs in another forum. I don’t have anything against religious comments but please put them where they belong.

  • Darlene Wolfe

    Will the Sea Cucumber even survive among all the radiation from fukushima???

  • chen profesorsky

    cancer is the result of unhealthy lifestyle (physicaly and emotionaly ) so why are we lookng for answers out there? hmmm

    • Sandra

      Obviously you haven’t been in the chemo rooms and seen the lifestyles of the people there. Cancer doesn’t care who you are and what you do. Yes Lifestyle does play a role, just like predisposition, environment, and who knows what else.

      • solange9

        Lifestyle is ABSOLUTELY the key. This involves a HOLISTIC way of doing things for the mind and spirit as well as the body. I haven’t been sick in years and do not look my age. It also has to do with our beliefs. Things that are actually belief systems are not accepted as such due to societal programming, things like disease and aging. Not only that, the idea that food is medicine is only now catching on. Our processed foods make us ill, so that we run to doctors and pharmacies for medicines and procedures. It’s not called the FDA for nothing. So, eating well, exercising and meditating and/or living in s Zen state is the only preventative medicine we need. Unfortunately, our Western doctors are only taught to diagnose and to prescribe chemicals, surgeries and other profitable procedures. They are not taught basic nutrition and often scoff at it, shame.

        • celiayounger

          I know of people who doesn’t eat processed food, have a very healthy live, exercise etc. AND THEY GET CANCER. the world ABSOLUTELY is to drastic and short in reasons. MY mother and my aunts lived to their 90′s but other members of my family lived to their early 60′s (some dying of cancer) all of them and us have similar healthy lifestyle.

    • Aubrey

      ummmmm no there is kids born with brain cancer and the parents did not have anything to do with it soooooooooo I mean

      • Sara

        My Seven year old son in in the fight of his life. Struggling with Stage Three Kidney (Wilms) cancer. He is so sick. From every scrap of material I have read, his tumor developed in utero. I am manic about eating properly and exercising religiously. All of which in amped up while pregnant…As I am certain it is for many, many, mothers seeking to give their unborn baby the very best of everything. It’s hurtful to read that you feel my lifestyle or that of my Seven year old has brought cancer into our lives. Shatters the already shattered. May cancer NEVER make its way to you or those you hold dear.

        • sara

          Sorry Aubrey. My post was meant for Chen. Not for you. I have never posted on a message board before. Clearly I am lacking in my cyberspace skills. Much love to you.-Sara

        • Marge

          Sara, see if you can at least get the hemp oil. Check the internet. I think you may try this for him.

      • solange9

        I beg to differ, Aubrey. I am compassionate to those suffering. However, in my work, I have found that it is so for a variety of reasons, not least of all a person’s lifestyle choices and not just food, for it is about more than just how we eat. The choices should be consistent with a healthy, holistic lifestyle, nurturing mind, body and spirit. Very often in our modern world, we forget about Spirit. Blessings on all.

        • celiayounger

          to make the changes you are talking about today you have to go far away from civilization to the mountains and grow your own foods and drink clear water and fresh uncontaminated air ware natural silk or cotton cloths etc etc there are soooo many contaminants in our lives today that is impossible to be in a perfect way of life. I know I never got sick when I was young, nor my brothers but all summers went to visit my grand father and eat healthy great variation of fruits and vegetables (no pesticides no herbicides etc) … lots of vitamins and minerals and all good stuff. NEVER GOT SICK, never missed a day of school.

    • Gladys

      Life style that people in power have said were safe. Processed foods. Teflon pans, plastic, sugar free, and so much more made available for the public even though they are not safe for consumption or use. Products they know of that will help people but they would not make any money with they will not let the public know about so we have to depend on our own searching to find out. The other bad thing is it cost more to eat healthy, fruits & vegetables. I could go on and on but I’m sure you get the point. I see others in the Chemo room every 2 weeks when I have mine. I cooked and ate what I could afford and would have never thought a lot of it wasn’t good for me, you trust the FDA to be watching that like they are suppose to be doing.

    • sara

      My Seven year old son in in the fight of his life. Struggling with Stage Three Kidney (Wilms) cancer. He is so sick. From every scrap of material I have read, his tumor developed in utero. I am manic about eating properly and exercising religiously. All of which in amped up while pregnant…As I am certain it is for many, many, mothers seeking to give their unborn baby the very best of everything. It’s hurtful to read that you feel my lifestyle or that of my Seven year old has brought cancer into our lives. Shatters the already shattered. May cancer NEVER make its way to you or those you hold dear.

      • Josy

        Where you breatfed ?

    • celiayounger

      this is too drastic. Cancer comes for many reasons, including environment, toxicity and chemicals in our foods (not our choice) water air etc.. hormones antibiotics, heavy metals, chronic inflammation and infections, drugs etc etc..

  • AnnMarie

    There are also reports that hemp oil cures cancer and shrinks tumors, but I don’t see any doctors using this treatment.

    • ed mccormack

      Orthodox doctors don’t use or believe in alternative or natural treatments. They were taught using orthodox treatments ( chemo and radiation). Besides, they won’t kill the cash cow of prescribing drugs that Big Pharma puts out to keep us alive but never to cure us. Hypocratic Oath says to “treat” – nothing about cure and there lies the ‘out’ for them to prescribe as much medicine as it takes to treat our cancer since there are always new drugs in the pipeline.

      • Michelle Lopez

        I was thinking the same thing the whole idea is for people to be taken advantage of in this life at there worst its called a money making profit.How else will pharmacies make any money if there are cures sure there is all kinds of things on this earth that is a cure for everything.Corals off the coast of australia was found to cure cancer also.

    • Floridatexan

      Dr. Sanjay Gupta recently endorsed the use of medical marijuana for the treatment of seizures after witnessing the results in a child with debilitating epilepsy.

    • celiayounger

      yes there are there… but doing it silently also in Mexico clinics.

    • celiayounger

      yes some doctors are using it. but don’t tell anyone (because consequences) there are some MD doctors that also follow holistic medicine. the problem is finding them near you.

    • celiayounger

      Three people told me they were cure with hemp oil. two pancreatic, 1 brain. And another one also brain (but only for 4 years… so is not complete cure until he is cancer free for 7 to 10 years). I KNOW TWO PEOPLE who survived cancer breast, and leukemia with TURKEY TAIL MUSHROOM. (the last one he was 7 or 8 years old – he is 30+ now- his uncle, a scientist, made tea with the mushroom and make him eat the mushroom. of all the children in the hospital with the same illness died, he was the only one survived – because early during the illness he had chemo, his bones are and were destroyed. The doctors refused to give him more chemo and radiation and send him to die at home ( gave him less than – two months) then is when his uncle started this treatment. He is sweet man that still suffers the chemo and radiation side effects.

  • AnnMarie

    Now that someone knows it’s a cure, what is going to be done for the cancer patients, nothing???? Will they be allowed to suffer while cures are out there. Will their immune systems be killed off with chemotherapy or will they use radiation instead of this so called cure???

    • Mary

      Sadly, yes.

  • Donna Marie Hall

    So when will the drug companies begin the suppression of this information? Just call me cynical.

    • MaryP

      No kidding, eh!