Grow Vegetables to Fight Cancer and Pain Naturally

Dr. James Duke shares information on COX-2 inhibitors and urges homesteaders to grow vegetables to fight cancer and pain naturally.


| December 2000/January 2001



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Learn why it is important to grow vegetables to fight cancer and help reduce pain the natural way.

COX-2 Inhibitors can ease pain and fight cancer — naturally.

NOTE: Vioxx, mentioned in this article, was withdrawn in 2004 due to concerns over negative side effects. Celebrex is still on the market as of this update in October 2012, though controversy arose in 2009 concerning fabricated efficacy studies and over-reporting of its analgesic properties.

We live in a painful world. An estimated 40 million people suffer from osteoarthritis (OA), and between 2 and 3 million more suffer from rheumatoid arthritis (RA). For decades the pain interventions of choice for these ailments — and a host of aches and pains — have been nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as aspirin, ibuprofen and Naproxen.

Virtually every human being has taken one form or another of these medicines during in their lives. Moderate doses for short periods of time are effective and relatively benign, but long-term use of these medications can increase the risk of serious side effects, including kidney and liver damage and peptic ulcers. In fact, geriatrics on NSAIDs experience significantly more ulcers, gastrointestinal irritation (GI) and kidney failure than the overall population. Each year, as many as 9% of geriatric NSAID users require hospitalization due to serious GI toxicity, and RA patients who chronically use NSAIDs are believed to increase their risk of GI-related hospitalizations sixfold. An estimated 107,000 people every year are hospitalized due to problems resulting from the use of NSAIDs, and as many as 16,500 people died in 1999 from NSAID complications; approximately the same number of people died from AIDS-related complications last year.

In addition, more than 100,000 people die every year from unanticipated reactions to prescription pharmaceuticals. The General Accounting Office (GAO) reported in 1990 that more than half of the drugs newly approved by the FDA in one decade had "serious post-approval risks, including heart failure, birth defects, kidney failure, blindness and convulsions." That alone is reason enough think twice about the risks we may be taking when we introduce new medicines into our lives.





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