There is a new research that confirms one questionable study. It explains how the yeast in our organism can feed and cause cancer. Is it possible to use turmeric to destroy it?

The study supported the fact that yeast also known as Candida albicans is not just a result of cancer. It can also be the cause. The study discovered this very important information connected with the following subject:

The concern about the connection between cancer and microbial infection is increased. There are many studies that support the opinion that there is association. Viruses or bacteria are causing it. There is evidence that shows how Candida albicans can increase the possibility of metastasis and carcinogenesis. Until recently, Candida was connected with many cancerous processes as an opportunist pathogen which can use the immunosuppressed condition of patients and generally because of chemotherapy.

The other side is that many recent discoveries show that with some mechanisms Candida albicans can promote cancer. This is described in the examination: production of molecular mimicry, triggering inflammation, carcinogenic byproducts and indication of Th17 reaction. We emphasize that is very important to control this kind of infection during cancer treatments, particularly because yeast species have major role in nosocomial infections and in order to discover new approaches for therapy and avoid the pro-tumor effects.

We explained different ways of how Candida may be responsible for cancer:

– It can produce carcinogenic byproducts. First of all, Candida albicans is responsible for the production of nitrosamines. They are carcinogens and can activate certain proto-oncogenes. This can lead to cancerous lesions. The second thing is that Candida albicans can also produce acetaldehyde. It is created like the 1st metabolite of ethanol (byproduct of yeast fermentation) and can cause damage to the DNA and it is a carcinogenic chemical. It has many properties that later on can promote cancer.

– Cause inflammation. Extended inflammation can cause cancer by secretion of chemicals that spread quickly and can damage the tissue. If inflammation is misdirected and chronic it can provide tissue immortalized. The Candida albicans can promote many inflammatory reactions in the organism when they grow more than their regular population because of chemical exposure, inappropriate diet or immunosuppression. These responses can increase adhesion of tumor cell that can promote creation of metastasis and/or secondary tumor.

– Indication of Th17 reaction. The Th17 cells can emit factors which may cause angiogenesis along with growth of the tumor.

– Molecular mimicry. The antibodies which are produced to fight against the protein on the exterior part in Candida albicans have antigenic and structural resemblance to a protein molecule on some of our leucocytes. The antibodies can cause a formation against the immune cells and cause disorder to the anti-Candida and anti-tumor host’s protection system.

This is a new research and it supports the concept that overgrowth of yeast can cause cancer and alerts that alcohol and sugar consumption can be dangerous. It is obvious that sugar and its transformation to ethanol acetaldehyde that reduce immoderate consumption of both sugar and alcohol is a positive chemopreventive step and a important intervention for treating the cancers that are already established – if you are looking for a full remission.

It was also discovered that sugar can also feed cancer and convert the normal cell in cancerous cells. This means that sugar can be carcinogenic.

The research has thoughtful implication because sugar can increase yeast growth and that is why sugar is carcinogenic. The most concerning part is that many hospitals still serve beverage and foods that contain sugar, to the patients who have been treated or are treated at the moment.

Turmeric- the best weapon

Another study discovers that the curcumin in the turmeric is perfect remedy to use against cancer. It has a fungal element. The study researches the problem with the obstructive fungal infections. It says that they are the reason of mortality and morbidity in patients who have cancer.

This study also supports that it is necessary to have a therapy for anti-infection to prevent decline from the infections. Still it is very hard to treat them and sometimes the resistance of antifungal drug can cause deterioration. The authors of the study say that curcumin may be the perfect alternative.

Many scientists are interested in curcumin. It gives a perfect alternative to the nowadays therapies because it is save even when it is used a lot. It is powerful and it uses its antifungal activity to fight against Candida, Trichosporon, Aspergillus, Cryptococcus and Paracoccidioides. This shows that anticancer drugs that contain curcumin can have antifungal role and help patients to oppose the obstructive fungal infection which are connected with complications. This review wants to discover the double pharmacological activities of the curcumin, which are connected to its use as an antifungal and natural agent. These activities can lead to many clinical trials and improvement of the infection survival between cancer patients.

It was explained in the study that regular therapies can lead to severe harm to the immune system of the patient and fungal overgrowth. The regular medication can cause severe harm to the kidneys and liver and cause other infections that may be more aggressive.

They also may target only one part of the cancer. This is the reason why curcumin is the new multipurpose drug of the next generation. It can destroy fungal infections and has influence over many cancer targets. It can destroy the subpopulation of cancer cells and that represents the base of cancer recurrence and malignancy.

It was concluded that:

Curcumin is natural drug with many purposes and showed many antifungal and anticancer properties when used alone or with other regular chemotherapy drugs. It is an important candidate that can prevent and treat cancer. Another investigation needs to be done in order to analyze the antifungal and anticancer properties of the curcumin.

Due to its low water solubility and poor bioavailability it slows down the clinical application. Many delivery systems such as micelles, liposomes, nanoparticles etc. can overcome these defects and improve the antifungal and anticancer properties of the curcumin. There is a need for a clinical trial in order to discover the nanoformulations of the curcumin as a strategy for cancer treatment.

Curcumin is a promising herb and there are around 750 studies trying to discover its possible therapeutic applications.

Source: GreenMed Info