I do NOT like delivering bad news.
My goal has always been to read the symptoms and get to the root cause of the disease BEFORE it becomes a real problem.
Now, it doesn’t always work that way...
But delivering bad is something I want to avoid at all costs.
And it’s a big reason why love bringing you Health e-Tips—advice that can save us both from finding out you have cancer, heart disease, and other nasty conditions.
In the case today, I’m talking about pancreatic cancer – a cancer with a low survivability rate. And a solution so easy, you’ll be kicking yourself for not having done it sooner.
The strange link between bacteria and pancreatic cancer
Doctors have known for a while that bacteria is somehow connected to pancreatic cancer. We’ve seen bacteria present in the tumors.
But exactly what this meant was unknown until very recently – which makes this discovery all the more important...
New research finds there are LOADS of a certain type of oral bacteria in aggressive, malignant tumors. That’s the bad news. (Conversely, tumors withoutthese bacteria are vastly more likely to be benign).
Folks, this is yet more proof that bacteria doesn’t just stay in one place. Your gut, your mouth...it’s all connected to the rest of your body.
And when it gets out of control, it can do SERIOUS DAMAGE to your health!
The oral bacteria researchers discovered in the malignant tumors is related to periodontal disease.
That leads us to the good news — this cancer-causing bacteria is easy to treat!
Here’s what you can do:
- The quick fix is to brush and floss regularly. If you don’t like the traditional dental floss, get yourself a water pick. It’s not a 100 percent fix, but it’s far better than doing nothing at all.
- You should also go to the dentist every six months. Everything starts in your mouth – even heart disease. So keeping track of your dental health can keep you healthy.
- And there is one more thing you can do: take a resveratrol supplement.
Resveratrol, a natural polyphenol found in the skin of red grapes, has several science-backed health benefits. It can lower your blood pressure, act as an anti-inflammatory, and protect your brain function to start.
But more pertinent today is that it’s an effective antimicrobial...
For example, researchers placed resveratrol in a blood agar dish (think a petri dish) with colonies of the types of bacteria that cause periodontal disease. After one hour, the bacteria were almost completely destroyed. NONE could be found after 24 hours.
Now, you’re not going to hold resveratrol in your mouth for 24 hours, much less an hour...
But the key here is resveratrol’s antimicrobial activity.
Since the plant compound works best when it comes into direct contact with the bacteria, a liquid resveratrol supplement is preferred versus a capsule product.
It also means a glass of red wine a day can be beneficial (thanks to its resveratrol content).