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Bees: A new weapon in your fight against cancer

by , 06 September 2013

Natural healers have been using bee venom for years to treat Multiple Sclerosis. Now reports health24, patients are swarming to acupuncture clinics in China to receive bee stings. The reason? They believe it'll help them ward off life-threatening illnesses like cancer. Is there any fact behind this?

Bees are usually something most of us shy away from.

Not people in China though, report News24.

They’re rushing to bee sting acupuncturists because they believe the venom can prevent deadly cancers.

And it’s not as crazy as it sounds…

Could bee venom protect you from cancer?

According to The Wall Street Journal, while a bee sting can be painful, its venom holds promise in the fight against cancer.

The reason?

Bee venom contains a potent toxin called melittin. This toxin has the ability to poke holes in the protective envelope that surrounds viruses and can even kill tumour cells, explains nairaland.com.

It still remains to be seen just how much bee venom would bring on the best cancer fighting effects.

If being stung by bees multiple times doesn’t appeal to you, there’s another form of bee-cancer therapy you should try.

Propolis – the stuff bees use to make repairs in their hives – is good for cancer too!

Propolis has a strong reputation as a natural healer, writes Nutrition & Healing’s natural health specialist, Dr Jonathan Wright. It’s used to treat sore throats, allergies, burns, and a wide range of other illnesses and ailments… Including cancer.

A study by the University of Chicago Medicine reveals caffeic acid phenethyl ester, or CAPE – a compound in propolis – shows serious potential for early-stage prostate cancer treatment!

It’s so effective, in fact, low oral doses of CAPE given to mice with prostate tumours, slowed tumour growth by 50%!

That’s pretty exciting news! And a whole lot less painful than fighting cancer with bee stings.

You can find a myriad of products containing propolis in many natural-foods stores and stores specialising in dietary supplements. If you’re at high risk of cancer, speak to your doctor about trying it. 

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