Is Lemon A Cancer Killer ….?Don’t get carried away with hoax forwards and messages …pl read this blog.

Is Lemon A Cancer Killer That is 10,000 Times Stronger Than Chemotherapy?


Message purporting to be from the Institute of Health Sciences in Baltimore claims that lemon is a “miraculous product” that can kill cancer cells, is 10,000 times stronger than chemotherapy, and is “a proven remedy against cancers of all types”.

Brief Analysis

Scientific studies indicate that citrus (including lemon) contains compounds that may indeed be beneficial in preventing or combating some types of cancer. However, this message significantly exaggerates the potential of lemon as a cancer remedy, contains false and misleading information, and does not originate from a credible medical or scientific entity. The message did not originate from the Institute of Health Sciences as claimed.


Subject: FW: Lemon – kills Cancer Cells

The surprising benefits of lemon!


Institute of Health Sciences, 819 N. L.L.C. Charles Street Baltimore , MD 1201.
This is the latest in medicine, effective for cancer!

Read carefully & you be the judge.

Lemon (Citrus) is a miraculous product to kill cancer cells. It is 10,000 times stronger than chemotherapy.

Why do we not know about that? Because there are laboratories interested in making a synthetic version that will bring them huge profits. You can now help a friend in need by letting him/her know that lemon juice is beneficial in preventing the disease. Its taste is pleasant and it does not produce the horrific effects of chemotherapy. How many people will die while this closely guarded secret is kept, so as not to jeopardize the beneficial multimillionaires large corporations? As you know, the lemon tree is known for its varieties of lemons and limes. You can eat the fruit in different ways: you can eat the pulp, juice press, prepare drinks, sorbets, pastries, etc… It is credited with many virtues, but the most interesting is the effect it produces on cysts and tumors. This plant is a proven remedy against cancers of all types. Some say it is very useful in all variants of cancer. It is considered also as an anti microbial spectrum against bacterial infections and fungi, effective against internal parasites and worms, it regulates blood pressure which is too high and an antidepressant, combats stress and nervous disorders.

The source of this information is fascinating: it comes from one of the largest drug manufacturers in the world, says that after more than 20 laboratory tests since 1970, the extracts revealed that: It destroys the malignant cells in 12 cancers, including colon, breast, prostate, lung and pancreas … The compounds of this tree showed 10,000 times better than the product Adriamycin, a drug normally used chemotherapeutic in the world, slowing the growth of cancer cells. And what is even more astonishing: this type of therapy with lemon extract only destroys malignant cancer cells and it does not affect healthy cells.

Institute of Health Sciences, 819 N. L.L.C. Cause Street, Baltimore, MD1201

Detailed Analysis

This widely circulated message, which purports to be from the Institute of Health Sciences in Baltimore, details the “surprising benefits of lemon” as a cancer fighting agent. The message claims that lemon kills cancer cells and is 10,000 times stronger than chemotherapy. It further claims that lemon is a remedy for all types of cancer.

Legitimate scientific studies have shown that compounds in citrus may be beneficial in combating certain types of cancer. Thus, the message may have a grain of truth. However, it is nonetheless very misleading and inaccurate. Moreover, the information does not come from a credible scientific source.

As discussed in greater detail below, studies have indicated that citrus limonoids do have potential as anti-cancer agents. However, I could find no medical studies that validate the claim that lemon is “10,000 times stronger than chemotherapy”. Nor do any credible scientific reports indicate that lemon is a “proven remedy against cancers of all types”.

Moreover, the message did not originate from the Health Sciences Institute of Baltimore (also identified on its website as the “Institute of Health Sciences”) as claimed. A spokesperson for the Health Sciences Institute has denied any involvement, noting in a recent email:

The email and information in question did not come from the Health Sciences Institute. Whoever started this scam email did use some of our published material – which had nothing to do with lemons in any way – and inserted the information about lemons. It is erroneous and has caused us a great deal of trouble. However, most troubling is that it is giving false or un-tested medical advice to people suffering with cancer. Perhaps citrus fruits have some anti-cancer properties or perhaps they don’t (I’m not qualified to speak on that), but the one thing I know for certain is the provided “source” of this information – the Health Sciences Institute – did NOT publish this information. We had nothing to do with this email or the information it contains.

Thus, the message contains unproven, unsupported and significantly exaggerated claims about lemon as a cancer remedy and should not be considered a valid scientific report on the subject.

That said, a number of studies have indicated that compounds found in citrus (including lemon) may be effective as anti-cancer agents, at least for certain types of cancer. A December 2004 Science Daily article reports:

Research by Texas Agriculture Experiment Station scientists has shown that citrus compounds called limonoids targeted and stopped neuroblastoma cells in the lab. They now hope to learn the reasons for the stop-action behavior and eventually try the citrus concoction in humans. [……]


Harris explained that flavonoids and limonoids – nutrient-packed pigments that give color and taste to fruit – may work against cancer in any of three ways: prevent it from forming, slow the growth of existing cancer, or kill cancer cells.

“The limonoids, which differ structurally from flavonoids, seem to do all three,” he said of tests in his lab by one of Patil’s graduate students, Shibu Poulose, who also worked in Harris’ College Station lab. Their work emphasized the compounds’ ability to kill existing the neuroblastoma cells with the rationale that if the method and time limonoids take to obliterate the cancer could be found, perhaps scientists could exploit it to help cure the disease.

A May 2000 report about the potential of citrus limonoids as anticancer agents explains:

The experimental results describe above indicate that citrus limonoids may provide substantial anticancer actions. The compounds have been shown to be free of toxic effects in animal models so potential exists for use of limonoids against human cancer in either the natural fruit , in citrus fortified with limonoids, or in purified forms of specific limonoids . Although the initial studies are very promising , they have been conducted primarily with invitrocell culture and animal models. Thus , research is needed to determine whether the limonoids may be useful in preventing or treating cancer in humans .

And a report on the medicinal use of citrus published on the University of Florida EDIS website notes:

Citrus flavonoids have potential antioxidant (prevents aging), anti-cancer, antiviral, anti-inflammatory activities, effects on capillarity, and cholesterol-lowering ability. The principal carotenoids in pink grapefruit are lycopene and beta-carotene. Lycopene-containing fruits and vegetables have been shown to contribute to a significant reduction in prostate and mammary cancer risk. Recent studies have further shown that limonoids inhibit the development of cancer in laboratory animals and in human breast cancer cells as well as reducing cholesterol. Researchers have also suggested that, if ingested, limonoids may not be absorbed in the large intestine, and therefore could be distributed throughout the body, with beneficial effects.

So, in short, scientific studies indicate compounds in citrus, including lemon, have real potential as anti-cancer agents. However, it is not yet clear exactly how effective citrus will ultimately prove to be in preventing or fighting against cancer in humans. Certainly, it is premature and inaccurate to claim that lemon is a “proven remedy against cancers of all types.” Nor, at this point, can it be said that lemon is a viable alternative to traditional treatments such as chemotherapy. But lemon, like other kinds of citrus is likely to be a healthy addition to your diet and may even reduce the risk of cancer. However, these findings do not give validity to the exaggerated and unsupported claims made in this circulated health report. To be useful, health advice needs to be valid, accurate, and be supported by credible medical sources. Sending on spurious health information is unlikely to be beneficial.

Source…….Brett M. Christensen  in



Huge Healing Power of Lemons….

Healthy Facts and Uses For Lemons

Lemons are some of the most common citrus fruits in the world, and most of us use them almost every single day. But how much do we really know about lemons? Are we fully aware of just how beneficial they are for us, and how many other ways there are to use them, besides eating?

After reading these 15 facts and uses, you will definitely try to eat more lemons and use them in more creative ways. If you are the kind of person who never liked lemons, despite their rich taste, high vitamin C, antioxidants, B-vitamins, calcium and more, this just might be the thing to change your mind!


Restoring the pH levels in your body:
The stress of modern life, junk food, pollution, lack of exercise and other toxins we accumulate can throw our body off balance. Although lemons are very acidic, their nutrient content is alkaline-forming and thus helps make our body more resistant to a number of health problems. A cup of warm water with some lemon squeezed in will help you start your day in a healthy way.
Helping with your digestion process:
Lemons are powerfully antibacterial and as such they destroy bad bacteria in your body and allow good bacteria to flourish. The good bacteria help with problems such as indigestion and constipation. A glass of water mixed with the juice of one lemon, or any other means of combining lemons with a large meal, will help stimulate peristalsis and the production of stomach acids that will aid the digestion process.
A helpful dietary aid:
When you’re on a diet, a lemon can be your best friend for a number a reasons. First, it contains Pectin, a fiber that can help you feel fuller and eat less. Thanks to this, a glass of lemon tea before a meal can help prevent overeating. Second, lemon juice happens to be a natural diuretic. This means it helps the body get rid of excess water it doesn’t need through increased urination, this will make you feel less heavy and puffy.

Natural parasite killer:
Parasites and intestinal worms are very hard to get rid of, but there is a key element to getting rid of them that lemons contain. Parasites love acidic environments and drinking lemon juice or eating lemons will make your digestive system a more balanced environment, one that is hostile to parasites.
Natural mouth wash:
If you have bad breath or canker sores, a lemon might be an easy, cheap and simple way to deal with them. Apply fresh lemon juice to the area or gargle just like any other oral care aid. If you have bleeding gums, you can massage freshly squeezed lemon juice to the problematic area and  deal with the bacteria causing all the pain directly.
Relax and increase concentration:
The gentle scent of a lemon has been scientifically proven to have a calming effect. The lemon’s essential oil has the ability to increase your level of concentration and alertness while working or studying, just by enjoying the fresh scent they emit

Exfoliate and renew your skin:
The vitamin C in lemons has a beneficial effect on your skin as well as your body. Many skin care products are high on vitamin C because it stimulates cell renewal by gently exfoliating your skin. By using a slice of lemon as a facial scrub, you will remove stubborn dirt and dead skin from your face and reveal the fresh, clean and healthy layer underneath.
Take better care of your liver:
Herbalists and naturopaths claim that the sourness of lemons signals the body to activate the liver and kidneys, and that the antioxidants in the lemon help enhance kidney and liver function. This enables them to better detoxify themselves and the rest of the body. As previously mentioned, lemons are also a mild diuretic, so they encourage your body to release stored, unused water along with the accumulated waste products flushed out by your liver.
Lower your blood pressure:
The Pectin in lemons can help lower cholesterol that causes high blood pressure. Flavonoids, as well as vitamin P, also serve to strengthen the blood vessels themselves and lower the risk of them being damaged by high blood pressure.

Keep a dandruff-free head:
A simple way to treat dandruff by yourseves is to make a hair mask using lemon juice and other natural ingredients like coconut oil. Use this mask to moisturize your dry scalp, but don’t use it for too long or too often as lemon juice can also lighten your hair color.
Take better care of your feet:
The solution for rough and scaly feet might be right inside your kitchen. The citric acid along with the vitamin C in lemons can take off dead skin, enhance skin renewal, and brighten dark skin areas. Simply soak your feet in some hot water mixed with the juice of 2-3 lemons, 2 tablespoons of olive oil and ¼ cup of milk for about 20 minutes. Your feet will not only be softer than ever but will also smell much better!
A homemade cure for fever and chills:
Lemon tea and lemon juice have long been used as homemade remedies to help lower fever. A cup of lemon tea with honey every few hours should help subside any chill or fever you might have. Of course, if the fever persists – go see a doctor.

lemon tea

Get healthy glowing skin:
Lemons aren’t just used to repair damaged skin, the high levels of vitamin C found in lemons are used by your body to make collagen and elastin. Both are tissues responsible for giving your skin a glowing and youthful appearance. Simply start eating more lemons, or apply lemon juice to your skin, and after a short while you will see the effect.
Pain relief:
The oils found in lemons create an aroma that relaxes blood vessels and reduces inflammation, both key factors in pain relief. If you suffer from sore joints or other inflammatory diseases, drink a glass of lemon water every day and it could help ease your symptoms. Lemon extract can even help alleviate pain caused by sunburn if applied to the skin with water and gently rubbed on the painful area.
A treatment for varicose veins:
Lemons have the ability to strengthen blood vessels, and so can be used to reduce the appearance of varicose veins, making your legs look younger and healthier. Add a few drops of lemon essential oil to a moisturizing oil of your choosing (like jojoba or avocado oil) and rub the mixture on the affected area. Doing so on a regular basis will slowly make the veins disappear from the top of your skin.

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Love to Drink Lemon Juice !!!

Benefits of Drinking Lemon Water

Ask most people how they feel about lemons and they will either pucker their lips or insist that the yellow fruit’s only place is in lemonade. Yet little do many know, lemons are some of the most nutrient-rich and healthy fruits out there that can be used to ease a wide variety of ailments. Here is a list of a few ways that lemon juice can transform your bodily health, for the short-term and the long-term!
1. Boosts Your Immune System
Lemons are rich in vitamin C, B, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium and fiber. Although vitamin C is the key to jump-starting our immune system, the rest of the nutritional benefits of the lemon can certainly do you no harm. It’s good to drink a glass or two of lemon water when you are feeling stressed, because that is when your immune system is most likely to fall weak to any surrounding bacteria or viruses.
2. A Surprising Source of Potassium
Potassium is good for your heart health as well as your brain and nerve function. It is usually found in vegetables like potatoes and spinach, but lemons are also an excellent source for a potassium boost.
3. Eases Your Digestion
Lemon water should be drunk at room temperature as warm water helps stimulate smooth movement within the gastrointestinal tract. Lemons and other citrus fruits contribute to this effect because they are high in vitamins and minerals that loosen up the toxins in the digestive tract, known as ama. Lemon is an excellent natural remedy for symptoms of indigestion like heartburn and bloating.
4. A Natural Diuretic
Lemons increase the rate of urination and therefore are able to quickly remove toxins in the digestive tract that can affect the health of the urinary tract.
5. Keeps Your Skin Clear
The potent vitamin C in lemons helps keep the skin blemish and wrinkle-free. In addition the antioxidants in lemon juice can be applied to scars and age spots in order to reduce their appearance without diminishing the skin’s radiance.
6. Reduces Inflammation
Drinking lemon water on a regular basis may decrease the levels of acidity within the body, which is where disease is most likely to occur. It works to remove uric acid in the joints which is the main source for joint pain and inflammation. It’s best to drink the lemon water in the winter at a lukewarm temperature to fight off the effects of cold-weather stiffness.
7. A Caffeine Aid
Lemon juice is an excellent way to cut back on caffeine in coffee or soda because it has similar rejuvenating effects. Substituting your morning cup of joe for a cup of hot water and lemon may save you from an afternoon crash and quiet your caffeine cravings.
8. Keeps You Hydrated
Starting your day off with a cup of hot lemon water can not only prevent fatigue later on in the day, but also dehydration. Dehydration is one of the major causes of toxic buildup, stress and even susceptibility to viral infections. So if you are the kind that forgets to drink water, it is recommended that you drink lemon water in order to stay hydrated throughout the day.

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