Natural Treatments for Leukemia Brattleboro VT

Proponents of açai (ah'sigh-EE), which is actually the purplish fruit of Euterpe oleracea, a short palm found in abundance in Brazil, claim this superfood lowers bad cholesterol and increases the good, boosts the immune system, fights infections, protects the heart, and possibly controls prostate enlargement.

R Jackson Forcier, MD
160 Guilford St
Brattleboro, VT
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Oncology (Cancer)
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Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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David F Wood, MD
(603) 363-4668
20 Linfield Ln
Spofford, NH
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Oncology (Cancer)
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Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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James Maynard Nickerson, MD
(603) 354-5466
590 Court St
Keene, NH
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Hematology-Internal Medicine
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Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In Shreveport, Shreveport La 71130
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: Cheshire Med Ctr, Keene, Nh; Brattleboro Mem Hosp, Brattleboro, Vt
Group Practice: Dartmouth Hitchcock Keene At Cheshire Medical Center

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Jill Marie Winslow
(603) 354-5466
590 Court St
Keene, NH
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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James Maynard Nickerson
(603) 354-5466
590 Court St
Keene, NH
Specialty
Hematology

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John L Glick
(802) 254-9240
19 Belmont Ave
Brattleboro, VT
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Endocrinology, Hematology / Oncology, Diabetes & Metabolism

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James Gallison Sise, MD
(603) 354-6504
590 Court St
Keene, NH
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Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1971
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Hospital: Cheshire Med Ctr, Keene, Nh
Group Practice: Dartmouth Hitchcock Keene At Cheshire Medical Center

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Steven Sigurd Larmon, MD
(603) 354-5465
590 Court St
Keene, NH
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Hematology-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Cheshire Med Ctr, Keene, Nh; Monadnock Community Hospital, Peterborough, Nh; Brattleboro Mem Hosp, Brattleboro, Vt
Group Practice: Dartmouth Hitchcock Keene At Cheshire Medical Center

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Steven Sigurd Larmon
(603) 354-5466
590 Court St
Keene, NH
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Steven R Levene, MD
(603) 354-5400
580 Court St
Keene, NH
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1980

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Fight Leukemia with Juice?

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Açai, one of the latest, hot new health food discoveries from the Amazon rainforest, boasts some impressive credentials as a source of omega-6 and omega-9 fatty acids, vitamins A, C, and E, and more than 50 other antioxidants, especially anthocyanin—the powerhouse pigment found in red wine and blueberries.

Proponents of açai (ah-sigh-EE), which is actually the purplish fruit of Euterpe oleracea, a short palm found in abundance in Brazil, claim this superfood lowers bad cholesterol and increases the good, boosts the immune system, fights infections, protects the heart, and possibly controls prostate enlargement. With the publication of a new study in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, they might be able to add “fights cancer” to that list as well.

The study, conducted at the University of Florida, tested the effect of pure açai juice—stripped of any lipids (EFAs) and cellulose material—on HL-60 human leukemia cells in vitro. Researchers also evaluated five other extracts or “fractions” of the fruit, which contained different mixtures of antioxidants, for their effect on leukemia cells. They found that the extracts “reduce cell proliferation from 56-86 percent,” most likely by damaging the cells enough to cause them to self-destruct (apoptosis). This anticancer activity compares favorably with that of the chemotherapy drug, camptotechin.

Unfortunately you can’t run out and stock up on açai fruit—it’s too perishable to export. But the fruit juice is available nationwide.

In fact, the Florida study was funded by Bossa Nova Beverage Group, which recently began marketing pure açai juice. The company is underwriting additional research into the potential health benefits of açai utilizing in vivo studies at the University of Florida.

James Keough

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