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Topic: Watercress helps kill Breast Cancer

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Posted on: Aug 31, 2019 02:28PM

Faith1111 wrote:

Hi everyone, I didn’t know where to post this. I’m currently receiving medical treatment but also searching holistic ways to aid in the game plan for total health.

Google watercress. It’s sounds like a miracle plant. Here’s one of many articles. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/09/100914115240.htm


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Aug 31, 2019 02:37PM - edited Aug 31, 2019 02:41PM by exbrnxgrl

The article you sited is 9 years old and the operative word is “may". Have you found anything more recent or conclusive ?

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Aug 31, 2019 02:57PM Faith1111 wrote:

I’ll search for more articles later today. I’d do it now but I have to be someplace. Sorry

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Aug 31, 2019 02:59PM - edited Aug 31, 2019 03:08PM by Spoonie77

Looks like 4 years ago a study was started in London to find out about the effects of Watercress.

Study ends Jan 2019. No updates or results posted as of yet.

Something to keep an eye on I'm guessing.


https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT02468882

It makes sense though, since Watercress is a cruciferous vegetable. This means it has chemicals in it there are similar to those found in the supplement DIM (Diindolylmethane) which has been found to have cancer fighting effects because it modulates the metabolism of estrogen. Basically DIM is like getting all the cruciferous veggies you can eat crammed in a small capsule.


3,3′-Diindolylmethane Modulates Estrogen Metabolism in Patients with Thyroid Proliferative Disease: A Pilot Study


A randomized, placebo-controlled trial of diindolylmethane for breast cancer biomarker modulation in patients taking tamoxifen

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