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Annihilating Breast Cancer Cells by Eating Soy Protein

"Every act of creation is first an act of destruction."
- Pablo Picasso

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What greater gift of creation and destruction has mother nature gifted women, then the magic chemical within soy which science now confirms destroys malignant breast cancer cells?

Scientific studies have demonstrated that the consumption of soy isoflavones has many benefits, including protection against cancer, bone disease, and heart disease. In addition, menopausal symptoms are eased by soy isoflavones, particularly genistein and daidzein. For every 100-gram portion of soy (3.5 ounces), there are 102 milligrams of genistein and 56 milligrams of daidzein.

The May, 2014 issue of the journal Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry {390(1-2):235-42} includes a Brazilian study in which scientists (Prietsch, et. al) found that genistein (the most abundant protein in soy) induces cellular destruction of breast cancer cells.

Scientists treated cancer cells with various doses of either estradiol or genistein and evaluated cellular tumor growth.

Cancer researchers discovered:

"These results suggest that the antitumor effect of genistein involved the modulation of antioxidant enzyme and apoptotic signaling expression, which resulted in apoptosis and progression of autophagy."

(Wikipedia) Apoptosis defined: Apoptosis (from Ancient Greek apo, "away from" and ptōsis, "falling") is the process of programmed cell death.

(Wikipedia) Autophagy defined: Autophagy (from the Greek auto-, "self" and phagein, "to eat"), is the basic catabolic mechanism that involves cell degradation of unnecessary or dysfunctional cellular components .

Soy consumption has now been demonstrated by scientists to defeat the genetically pre-programmed nature of breast cancer cells.

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"Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell."
- Edward Abbey

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