Naturopaths using Green tea
Green tea is most widely known for its high number of polyphenols,
the most noted of which is epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG).
Most of the research on green tea in the context of cancer care
is done on an EGCG extract. Green tea polyphenols have been
shown to inhibit every step of carcinogenesis. Green tea supports
the induction of the phase II enzymes that stimulate detoxification.
It helps to reduce or modify carcinogens so they become less
carcinogenic. It also stimulates DNA repair, reducing the amount of
DNA damage. If cell damage has taken place, green tea induces
Apoptosis, i.e. death, of those damaged cells. If a tumor is already
growing, green tea inhibits growth signals, making it harder for
the tumor to spread through the tissue. Finally, green tea reduces
angiogenesis or increased blood flow to the tumor. So there is great
benefit in switching from your morning cup of coffee to a good
quality green tea. There are many green tea supplements on the
market; do some research into the company and origin of your
supplement, allowing you to make an informed choice.