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Natural Treatments for Leukemia Pueblo CO

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.

Alan M Myers, MD
(702) 383-3600
41 Montebello Rd
Pueblo, CO
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Oncology (Cancer)
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Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Los Angeles, Ucla Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90024
Graduation Year: 1972

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John David Stageberg, MD
(719) 560-5460
1008 Minnequa Ave
Pueblo, CO
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Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
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Medical School: Univ Of Nd Sch Of Med, Grand Forks Nd 58201
Graduation Year: 1995

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David Alan Krause, MD
(269) 373-7425
110 E Routt Ave
Pueblo, CO
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Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
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Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1969

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John David Stageberg
(719) 560-4000
1008 Minnequa Ave
Pueblo, CO
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Radiation Oncology

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Marlow Moffott Sloan, MD
(719) 253-7142
PO Box 9000
Pueblo, CO
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Oncology (Cancer)
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1965

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Vaughan Robert Cipperly, MD
(719) 544-8826
1925 E Orman Ave Ste A235
Pueblo, CO
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Oncology (Cancer)
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Auto De Guadalajara, Fac De Med, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1980

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Travis D Archuleta
(719) 296-6000
3676 Parker Blvd
Pueblo, CO
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Hematology / Oncology

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Peter Wagner
(719) 565-0200
2004 Lake Ave
Pueblo, CO
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Hematology / Oncology

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Anita T Deshpande
(719) 296-6000
3676 Parker Blvd Ste 350
Pueblo, CO
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Hematology / Oncology, Medical Oncology

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Geoffrey Eric Johnson
(719) 557-5460
1008 Minnequa Ave
Pueblo, CO
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Radiation Oncology

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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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