Arnold Seymour Relman (1923-2014), Harvard Professor of Medicine and Former Editor-in-Chief of the New England Medical Journal said “The medical profession is being bought by the pharmaceutical industry, not only in terms of the practice of medicine, but also in terms of teaching and research. The academic institutions of this country are allowing themselves to be the paid agents of the pharmaceutical industry. I think it’s disgraceful.”
But this doesn’t mean that there isn’t a single significant research conducted and published in reputable peer-reviewed journals.
In fact, there is a research that proves there is an anti-cancer component in coconut oil that constitutes 50 percent of its makeup called lauric acid. According to a discovery made by researchers at the University of Adelaide, this component completely exterminated more than 90 percent of colon cancer cells after just two days of treatment in a colon cancer cell line (CRC) in vitro. They used rat’s small intestinal cell line as a model of normal intestinal epithelial cells, which “demonstrated that lauric acid induced considerable cell death.” The study was published in the journal Cancer Research.According to reports from the United Nations University, the experiments are being conducted with animals to find out how coconut oil can guard against cancer and have already yielded some interesting results.
The problem is, clinical trials require a lot of money, making further researches on lauric acid be almost improbable to conduct. It’s not that money is tight, but rather that that money comes from the pharmaceutical companies. Moreover, things found in nature cannot be patented. Drugs can. So, natural remedies aren’t in their interest simply because they cannot profit from them.
Here you can see Dr. Peter Rost, a former vice president of one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, Pfizer, who explains this monetary issue:
Lauric acid is also found in breast milk. It’s a medium-chain fatty acid which supports the immune system and has plenty of antimicrobial properties. The raw, organic, virgin coconut oil is considered by some as a superfood that can help with cancer and other diseases.
The American Society for Nutrition stated that clinical studies have also shown that the fats found within coconut oil (MCFAs) “may be useful in treating and preventing diseases such as diabetes, osteoporosis, virus-related diseases (mononucleosis, hepatitis C, herpes, etc.), gallbladder disease, Chrohn’s disease, and cancer.”
Furthermore, coconut oil decreases the side effects caused by chemotherapy while also improving the life quality of cancer patients.
It is almost shocking how many natural remedies there are that are still being denied, when 25 percent of the active ingredients in cancer drugs are found only in the Amazon, despite the fact that only 10 percent of its plants have been studied for their medicinal properties.
Life Sciences, Cancer Letters and Anticancer Drugs have published studies where it was shown that artemesinin, a derivative of the wormwood plant commonly used in Chinese medicine, can kill off cancer cells and do it at a rate of 12,000 cancer cells for every healthy cell.
More recently, a study conducted by the University of Colorado has shown that bitter melon juice can kill pancreatic cancer cells in vitro and in mice.