Cancer rates are rising and they are rising fast. Factors that cause cancer range from what we have in our environment to our emotions to the foods and chemicals we put into our body. Such little attention is put towards prevention in the industry, but new evidence might make it easier for the public to choose foods that actually prevent the feeding of cancer cells.
Have you heard of Angiogenesis? It is the process of blood vessels forming from other blood vessels within the body. Blood vessels help keep our body and organs functioning well. The thing with the process of angiogenesis is we need the right amount of it to happen for things to be running smoothly. Amazingly, the body has the ability to regulate angiogenesis via its own growing and pruning system. The problem is, sometimes this process can get out of control in either direction and we begin to see problems.
If angiogenesis is happening insufficiently we might experience symptoms like chronic fatigue, hair loss, stroke, heart disease etc. If angiogenesis is happening excessively we might experience symptoms like cancer, arthritis, obesity, Alzheimer’s etc. Having too many blood vessels can actually promote a disease as the cells are being fed by excessive angiogenesis. In the case of tumors, more nutrients are being brought to the tumor so they continue to grow.
Focusing on cancer for a moment, angiogenesis happens to be a big contributor to every type of cancer. When angiogenesis is working properly, it helps to stop feeding cancerous cells that lie dormant within the body. So how do we regulate angiogenesis to make sure it’s performing correctly?
New research is being done to discover which drugs and foods are anti-angiogenic so as to help regulate the issue. Already, anti-angiogenesis drugs are being tested and used on animals and humans and results in survival rates are increasing. The problem is these drugs are still toxic and can still create issues within the body. So, while they are much better than chemotherapy and radiation, they still have downfalls. Luckily there are a number of people out there doing research and reporting great results treating cancer with cannabis.
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