Saturday, 13 March 2010

What's in the SEAWEED that's helping so many cancer sufferers and attracting scientists world-wide?!&id=263191


"Things I can only explain as miracles are happening right in front of my eyes right now," he continued.

"Last year, I recommended it to my recurrent lung cancer patient, and my thoughts about cancer treatment completely changed. Because the patient was very old, any more treatment would only have done more damage to him, and he was dying very fast. But 3 months after he was admitted to my hospital, his cancer cells were completely gone. That's not all. He is now living a healthy life with the rest of his friends. If I had him treated under modern medical care, I might have extended his life a little longer, but, frankly, I am not sure if he could've ever lived a healthy life again." Dr. Ando raised his voice overwhelmed with emotion.

Medical professionals and scientists around the world are excited to finally discover the 3,000 year old secret of life saving gift, from the ocean, the 'fucoidan'.

Despite the rapid growth of the modern medicine, there are still many diseases that the doctors don't have treatments for. Amongst these many difficult to treat diseases, the #1 issue is the CANCER.

The reason cancer cells are so deadly is because they do not die. Our body is made up of about 60,000,000,000,000 cells. Old cells die, and new cells are born. This is normal. And this normal dying process is called, 'APOPTOSIS,' meaning programmed cell death. However, unlike the normal cells, cancer cells do not die. They don't have apoptosis. They live and multiply forever.

Then in 1996, a miraculous substance called fucoidan from seaweed was first introduced at the 55th Japan Cancer Convention. It was reported that fucoidan causes apoptosis to cancer cells without affecting the normal cells.

The idea of using seaweed to prevent or treat diseases goes back at least as far as ancient Egypt. What's so great about seaweed? Evidence shows that ancient Egyptians used seaweed to treat breast cancer. Much more recently, scientists have theorized that seaweed in the Japanese diet might be an important reason postmenopausal Japanese women have only one-ninth the amount of breast cancer as do women in the UnitedStates.

So far there are about 659 studies on fucoidan that can be found in
Here are 2 briefs.

(1) In a study done at Fukuoka University, Japan, researchers discovered that fucoidan inhibited the invasion of cancer cells. They discovered that fucoidan specifically inhibited the attachment of cancer cells to laminin.

(2) In the Laboratory de Pharmacologie Marine, in Nantes, France, researchers studied the anti-tumor and anti-proliferative properties of fucoidan extracts from brown sea plants. They discovered that fucoidan exerts a reversible antiproliferative activity in the G1 phase of the cell cycle. Their study also showed anti-tumor activity in mice bearing non-small-cell bronchopulmonary carcinoma cancer. Their study indicates that fucoidan exhibits inhibitory effects both in vitro and in vivo as a potent anti-tumor agent.

Fucoidan is a complex polysaccharide composed largely of fucopyranoside and natural sulfate found in certain brown seaweeds. Researches indicate that the higher the sulfate group counts in a plant, the higher its therapeutic potential.

Following is the clinical results from Dr. Akira, MotoKuniribkushu Cancer Center in Japan. (The percentages show either total disappearance of cancer cells or reduction by more than half since taking Fucoidan.)

Cancer of tongue 83%

Breast Cancer 78%

Cancer of Pharynx 81%

Uterine Carcinoma 72%

Esophageal Cancer 84%

Ovarian cancer 58%

Stomach Cancer 84%

Pancreatic cancer 48%

Colon Cancer 80%

Leukemia 84%

Synchronous Primary Lung Cancer 86%

Prostatic Cancer 73%

Lung Cancer (adenocarcinoma) 75%

Bladder tumor 72%

Lung Cancer(small cell carcinoma) 79%

Based on more than 30 years of studies on fucoidan, an American company, The Limu Company, spent millions of dollars and decades of research to develop a chemical free extraction process. And the product is called the original limu which constitutes 83% fucoidan.

It has been featured in ABC News, CBS News, FOX news, and NBC news. It was also appeared in Natural Health, Health and Fitness, the press of Atlantic City, BIOMED business journal, and USA Today.

If you are interested in finding out more about this amazing discovery, you should visit and

Lastly, Jane Teas, a pathobiologist with the USC School of Medicine, said that some studies are looking at seaweed as a possible treatment or preventive for other ailments, including colon cancer, HIV infection and avian flu.

Sunday, 7 March 2010

Northern Ireland’s answer to the great tropical reefs has just won European protection.

Maerl — underwater structures similar to coral lying off the Co Antrim coast — are a hotbed for marine wildlife and could date back as far as 3,000BC, according to Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA).

Ancient deposits of maerl at Red Bay off the coast of Cushendun will join Strangford Lough, Rathlin Island and Murlough Bay in Co Down as a Special Area of Conservation (SAC).

Marine biologist Joe Breen of NIEA said the habitat is one of only a few in these waters.

“Maerl is nicknamed concrete seaweed — it is a very special habitat worthy of European protection,” he said.

“Biologically this is one of the most diverse marine habitats within the UK and other examples occur in southern England and Scotland.”

The maerl ‘reef’ provides a home for a rich array of marine wildlife and supports scores of rare and unique species.

“It’s the only known site in Northern Ireland for the orange northern starfish, an Arctic species which is normally found in much colder, deeper waters,” Joe said.

The habitat was only explored properly in 1999, he revealed.

“We always knew something was there but we didn't have the technology at that time to find out what was there,” he added.

Some of the surface sub-fossil was carbon-dated to 650 years, but Mr Breen said there was no reason to think some of the materials are not at least 4,000 or 5,000 years old.

The maerl grows just 0.5mm per year and scientists have discovered 251 different species in the area to date. Among them are lobsters, prawns and scallops.

Due to the freak tides, divers can visit the site for just 20 minutes per day. The tides help maerl flourish as they prevent silt.

Mr Breen said there were numerous potential risks to the area including dredging, spoil disposal, bottom trawling, coastal constructions and anchoring.

“The designation will mean close management from all the stakeholders who may have an impact on the site,” he said.

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