Nature’s “Secret” Defense Against Cancer

Mainstream medicine wants you to think you only exotic drugs battle cancer. But there’s a simple, natural answer that blocks cancer from developing. Which could save you a lot of pain… and a fortune in treatment costs.

This may explain why the mainstream doesn’t endorse this simple, safe, and natural cancer buster.

In the next few moments, I’ll reveal what this anti-cancer substance is. And how you can use it to boost your chances of avoiding years of suffering and a painful end.

Insanely Effective Protection

Most health professionals look at scientific studies for answers to health questions. You probably do, too.

So when someone publishes a recipe… you might be a little skeptical.

Unless, of course, that “someone” is the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.

Dana Farber is one of the most respected cancer research centers in the world. Yet they’ve published a remarkably simple cancer-fighting soup recipe on their website.

What kind of soup could this be? Perhaps some sort of chemo-drug soup?

No. It’s creamy tomato soup.

The secret ingredient? Tomatoes. That’s right… tomatoes.

According to Dana Farber, chemicals in tomatoes are linked to a lower risk of cancer.

And they’re not alone.

Research from the Endocrine Society shows how tomatoes may work to fight cancer. They boost levels of certain hormones linked to lower cancer risk.

Eating a tomato-rich diet for 10 weeks raised adiponectin levels by 9%. This hormone helps regulate fat and blood sugar levels. And higher levels of adiponectin are connected to lower risk of certain cancers.

In this study, getting 25 milligrams of lycopene (from tomato) had a bigger impact on cancer risk than getting 40 grams of soy protein.

According to the Physicians’ Committee for Responsible Medicine, lycopene has been linked to lower risk of several cancers. They’ve found evidence pancreatic, colon, esophogeal, oral, breast, and cervical cancers may all be linked to lycopene intake.

Getting more lycopene – which is abundant in tomatoes – could lower your risk of all these cancers.

Multiple Benefits – And Perhaps Stronger With Whole Tomato Products

A 2016 study in the journal Tumor Biology is typical. It links lycopene to a lower risk of prostate and breast cancers. Doctors found lycopene blocked enzymes linked to higher cancer risk.

A 2013 study got a little more specific. This study linked lycopene to a lower risk of prostate cancer. But it found whole tomato products were even more effective.

Cooked tomato products lowered prostate cancer risk more than lycopene alone. And raw tomato products were even more effective.

A 2012 review of studies showed lycopene lowers risk of stomach cancer. But a 2015 animal study revealed other tomato substances are involved. This study linked an entirely different tomato ingredient to lower risk of colo-rectal cancer.

In a 2017 study, researchers said they don’t know how tomatoes cut skin cancer risk. But mice given high levels of tomato in their diets were less likely to get skin cancer.

Researchers at the University of California, Davis, showed lycopene slashed cancer risk. But they found lycopene was just part of the equation.

The Best Protection Available

Cancer studies seem to show lycopene is an effective way to cut your risk of many cancers.

But studies that compare lycopene to whole tomato products favor whole tomatoes. And not just for cancer prevention.

In 2014, scientists from several hospitals and universities – including the Harvard School of Public Health – looked at lycopene vs. whole tomato. In this case, they looked at heart risk.

The team found whole tomato products delivered better protection than lycopene alone. Lycopene came out on top for blood pressure. But whole tomato products won out for every other measure of heart risk.

So, if you’re looking for a solid defense against cancer, lycopene is a good choice. But you’re probably better off with whole tomato products. The same holds true for heart health.

If you have an issue with acid, lycopene may be a better choice. There are many supplements with lycopene to choose from. If not….

Daily servings of whole tomato products may be one of your best defenses against cancer. Far better than lycopene alone. We’re just scratching the surface of how tomatoes work.

Either way, the evidence suggests you’ll cut your cancer risk… safely, naturally, and without serious side effects.

About the Author: Jason Kennedy is a celebrated investigative health writer and the author of The X-Factor Revolution and Beyond the Blue Zone. With over 10 years of experience working with today’s leading alternative and anti-aging doctors, Jason shares his insider status and access to the latest breakthroughs with thousands of readers from around world.


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