“What are my chances, doc?”
When you’re diagnosed with cancer, you really just want to know how likely it’s going to kill you.
Not all cancers will put you on DEATH ROW…
But colon cancer is the second-deadliestcancer among Americans.
It doesn’t have to be.
If you catch your colon cancer early enough… before it spreads even just a little bit… you’re 90% as likely to survive five years as someone who’s cancer-free.
But if you wait too long… and your colon cancer migrates to distant areas of your body… that five-year relative survival rate drops to 14%.
Fortunately, there’s a trick to keeping colon cancer from growing… and spreading… that we’ve learned from the ancient Incas.
Its shocking blue color may surprise you… but it also may save your life.
The biggest bang for your buck
You may have heard of or even seen “blue corn”…
But it’s more than just a colorful gimmick in a bag of tortilla chips.
The ancient people of the Andes harvested blue corn – or “purple maize,” as they call it – to include it in their sacrificial rituals to the Incan gods.
These pre-Columbians also prized it as an ingredient in a healing drink known as “chicha morada.”
The beverage was so sacred during the Incan Empire that it’s survived several millennia.
You can still find – and drink — it in areas of Peru, Bolivia, and Ecuador.
Peruvian Catholics celebrate it in October as part of their “Purple Month,” when they incorporate it with their veneration of an image of Jesus Christ they call “Lord of Miracles.”
You make the drink by grinding and boiling the kernels of the purple maize to release its healing powers, indicated by its bright blue color.
What contributes this unusual pigment to the plant is a high concentration of compounds called anthocyanins.
Those anthocyanins from purple maize have shown to suppress the development of colorectal lesions (both adenomas and carcinomas) in animal studies.
One particularly beneficial anthocyanin… known as cyanidin-3-glucoside, or C3G for short… is found in its highest concentration among all fruits and vegetables in purple maize.
In terms of colon cancer, C3G has been found to ATTACK cancer from all angles, with actions that include:
- anti-inflammatory, as inflammationis a common culprit and exacerbator of cancer
- antioxidant, scavenging free radicals to prevent and repair cell damage
- anti-mutagenic, protecting against DNA damage
- anti-carcinogenic, stopping causes of cancer in their tracks
- antiangiogenic, interfering with the formation and growth of blood vessels that feed tumors.
Anin vitrostudy found that anthocyanins extracted from purple corn killed 20% of cancer cells… without harming the surrounding tissue.
And the purple corn anthocyanins were so powerful that reducing cancer cell growth required less of them than the anthocyanins derived from other fruits and vegetables.
C3G is also present in black raspberries, tart cherries, bilberry, mulberry, purple carrots, and even red grapes… but you won’t find nearly as much of it in those as you will in purple maize.
While C3G is available in supplement form, it’s not necessarily from purple maize.
Find purple maize (or maiz morado, in Spanish) in corncob form or as an extract, imported from Peru under the brand name “Inca’s Food.”