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  1. #1 Cutting Edge Cancer Treatment... Or is it? 
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    I've heard a lot of talk lately about the fruit of the Graviola tree, also known as the "Sour Sop," and its supposedly amazing results.

    There have been claims that treatment with this fruit destroys only malignant cells, not healthy, natural cells, and that this fruit is 10,000 times stronger than chemotherapy.
    When I first found information about this treatment, the source claimed that no side affects were experienced with this drug, unlike routine cancer treatments, and that it has been proven effective in a handful of independent papers.

    When I researched a bit deeper into this alleged miracle treatment, I found that there were indeed side affects; the most startling of those was nerve and brain damage, and effects similar to Parkinson's disease. Some sources that deny these claims are recommending the graviola fruit for preventative medicine as well.

    Just wondering if anyone had any thoughts on this conflicting information, or if anyone had any positive or negative personal experience with this controversial treatment.


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    Looks as though it's worthwhile investigating by professionals. Seeing as its "potent" chemical structure can lead to Parkinson's if you ingest too much as fruit or juice, I'd avoid taking any more than I might as an ordinary fruit juice drink.

    Graviola Tree "10000 Times Stronger Killer Of Cancer Than Chemo" - Facts Analysis-HoaxOrFact.com Analysis.

    If one day, after 10 years of research and trials in animals and humans, it turns out to be a good therapeutic treatment, fine. I'll wait for that.


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    Quote Originally Posted by erosep View Post
    I've heard a lot of talk lately about the fruit of the Graviola tree, also known as the "Sour Sop," and its supposedly amazing results.

    There have been claims that treatment with this fruit destroys only malignant cells, not healthy, natural cells, and that this fruit is 10,000 times stronger than chemotherapy.
    When I first found information about this treatment, the source claimed that no side affects were experienced with this drug, unlike routine cancer treatments, and that it has been proven effective in a handful of independent papers.

    When I researched a bit deeper into this alleged miracle treatment, I found that there were indeed side affects; the most startling of those was nerve and brain damage, and effects similar to Parkinson's disease. Some sources that deny these claims are recommending the graviola fruit for preventative medicine as well.

    Just wondering if anyone had any thoughts on this conflicting information, or if anyone had any positive or negative personal experience with this controversial treatment.
    I found the following site, but didn't see any real proof that it works to cure cancer. Do you or someone you know have cancer? Just trying to find out your level of interest on this subject.

    Graviola Chemotherapy Treatment | eHow.com
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    I don't personally know anything specific regarding this specific herb, but you might want to check out webmd: GRAVIOLA: Uses, Side Effects, Interactions and Warnings - WebMD

    This item was hyped up on Dr. Oz which makes me put up my guard before even looking at the evidence. You mentioned this already, but I did find this warning on webmd: "Graviola is UNSAFE. It can kill nerve cells in the brain and other parts of the body. It may cause movement disorders similar to Parkinson’s disease."

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    There are MANY "cures for cancer" out there. In all honesty, pretty much anything, at high enough levels, can cure cancer. This being said, it will kill the cancer cells, but also kill your healthy cells, too. I've seen many articles and research focusing on this kind of alternative medicine and, after running absorbency and proliferation tests, they say that it eradicates 100% of cancer. This may be true, but most of this research DOES NOT test the effect on healthy, non-cancerous cells. Or, if they do and get data that shows that the healthy cells were killed, then it would not be reported. The fact of the matter is that there are many potential chemotherapy agents out there...but until FDA approval, I'd be highly skeptical about any alternative medicine, such as this.
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    Cancer treatmentAccording to Cancer Research UK, Annona muricata is an active principle in an unlicensed herbal remedy marketed under the brand name Triamazon, but there "has been some test tube work on graviola showing that it can kill cancer cells".[13][14] Triamazon is not licensed for medicinal use and the sale of the product resulted in a conviction on four counts of selling unlicensed medical products, and other charges, for a vendor in the United Kingdom although it was admitted that the treatment was "not quack medicine" but regardless the therapy did not meet the UK's "satisfactory standards of proof".[15] Furthermore it was stated that "some graviola extracts can help to treat" conditions such as parasites, rheumatism, arthritis, depression, and other "sickness".http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...R37io2-3RhypOQ
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