There is a post making it’s way around Facebook, which states that the juice from lemons can kill cancer. According to this information, rather than tell cancer patients to drink lemon juice, physicians are trying to make a synthetic version to market so they can make big bucks.
I have read many articles implying that doctors are not really seeking cures for cancer, because it is more profitable for them and pharmaceutical companies, when they prescribe drugs. I would not like t believe that anyone in the healing business would put profits over the care of human lives. Even so, the truth is that with all the billions of dollars raised for cancer research, no effective cure has been found
I was recently made aware of a woman who just died from cancer. Her husband is now responsible for hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical bills, knowing the treatments did not work. Her sister is soliciting donations to help pay the medical bills. This is not an isolated story. Therefore I understand why people are desperate for food cures that are less expensive, and promise more hope.
It is a fact, that Lemon juice is rich in Vitamin C. The antioxidants in Vitamin C, have been shown to prevent certain cancers. Lemons along with limes contain disease-fighting compounds known as limonoids. According to Purdue University Animal Sciences, marinating meat in the juice of lemons and limes helps inhibit the formation of cancer causing carcinogens on grilled meat, because of limonoids.
A 2001 culture study in “Nutrition and Cancer,” indicates that a limonoid, called limonin, at a concentrated amount of 100 micrograms/mililiter, was effective in partially inhibiting the growth of human ovarian cancer cells. Limonin also induced the death of breast cancer cells.
While this research is promising, there is no fact based data that proves, cancer patients can drink lemon or lime juice, as a replacement for traditional cancer treatment, and expect to be completely healed. Cancer research from the UK says that so called miracle cancer cures do damage in two ways. They give patients false hope, and cause them to doubt the treatment they are already receiving.
My grandmother used to say that we should expect the best but prepare for the worst. If you are a cancer patient, please do not stop whatever treatment regimen you are currently using. Should you desire to drink lemon juice, please check with your health care provider.
It is important to make sure it will not interfere with any medications you are now taking. There is nothing wrong with expecting the best from lemon juice, or any other natural cure But should it not work, you will still be doing all that you and your doctor have agreed on for your care