Food & Nutrition

Graviola
For Dogs it's an Anti-Cancer Super-food.

graviola fruit

This document discusses Dog Cancer. Cancer treatment is a widely debated topic in the veterinary community. Many times a doctor will advise euthanasia as opposed t treatment because of the harmful and painful side effects of traditional cancer therapies, namely chemotherapy and radiation.  Modern approaches to treating cancer are shifting toward holistic and natural approaches.

The main goal is to minimize the pain and suffering; and there is the hope that these treatments will affect a natural and lasting cure from within the body.

The leading alternative treatments for fighting cancer is diet. What we feed our puppies plays a large role in our overall health. By eating a diet that consists of healthy foods, and some special fruits that help fight cancer, the body is better able to heal and protect itself against future threats of disease.

A diet filled with cancer-fighting super-foods can reduce the risk of many types of cancer and can provide many extra benefits as you'll soon see. While there are many anti-cancer foods, the cancer-fighting fruit Graviola is important to assess.

Graviola has been used for hundreds of years by many cultures and in some countries is recognized as a cure for some cancers. Graviola has been written about in many medical journals and has been through many animal tests, so it may be a hope for solving a scary problem. It is recognized for its many health benefits in helping those who want to prevent or overcome cancer.

What is Graviola?

Graviola is likely one fruit that you don't know much about, unless you've been exposed by way of the Caribbean, the Philippines or China . The fruit is also known as soursop, custard apple, guanabana, and Brazilian paw paw. The fruit grows on an evergreen tree that's found in the rainforests of South America, Africa, and Southeast Asia. Every part of the tree can be used for medicinal purposes, but the leaves have the highest concentration of the active ingredient, acetogenin.

The fruit has been used to treat a variety of health conditions, including:

  • Fever
  • Hypertension
  • Stomach ailments
  • Arthritis
  • Parasitic infections
  • Endocrine system issues

Graviola has also proven to be a very safe and effective sedative. One of the most important graviola health benefits is that the fruit-bearing tree may offer anti-cancer properties.

Graviola & Its Role in Cancer Treatment

For more than 40 years, the anti-cancer properties of Graviola  have been researched. Since the 1970s, more than 70 studies have been conducted, across the world, on compounds derived from the fruit. Many of the studies showed that Graviola may have the ability to destroy malignant cells in 12 different types of cancer:

  • Osteosarcoma is the most common primary bone cancer.
  • Melanoma is one of the most common oral cancers seen in dogs
  • Anal Gland Adenocarcinoma.
  • Mammary Gland Carcinoma.
  • Thyroid cancer is another cancer seen more frequently in older dogs.
  • Hemangisarcoma is cancer that arises from the cells that line blood vessels.

Tests have only been conducted through scientific experiments and animal research, so the effectiveness and Graviola health benefits. One would ask WHAT ABOUT HUMANS?? Well, in humans is still a topic of debate.

The most promising outcome of these many studies is its ability to differentiate between malignant and healthy cells. Unlike today's conventional cancer treatments, Graviola only acts on cancerous cells and doesn't harm the growth of normal body cells.

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Take Charge of Your Puppy's Diet, Take Charge of Your Puppy's Health

Now that you know a few of Graviola's benefits, especially for Cancer, you’re likely interested in learning much more about how diet can be useful in protecting against Cancer and other serious health issues. Give us a call and we'll introduce you to a supply of Veterinary grade drops that may prove successful in attending to your puppy's needs.