Detox Drink Reduces Cancer Up to 80%

The enzymes produced by your own body are some of the most effective natural detox substances that help your immune system fight off cancer. I devoted a whole Special Report to this subject, The Missing Ingredient for Good Health.

Our bodies make fewer enzymes as we age, but fortunately you can tap into an extra supply. Researchers have found that there’s a special drink that stimulates the production and release of our enzymes, boosting your cancer defenses.

Plus, this brew has other wonderful benefits: The same drink is rich in antioxidants that may help keep you from getting ill. And that’s not all: It contains natural chemicals believed to help the body burn off extra calories.

The beneficial brew is green tea. And if you drink it the right way (I’ll get to that in a moment), you can unlock a maximal amount of its wonderful health benefits. Here’s the story. . .

Research at the Arizona Cancer Center shows that the chemicals in green tea can significantly expand production of some of the body’s key detoxification enzymes.

These green tea chemicals, called catechins, increase the production of proteins that are members of the glutathione S-transferase (GST) family. When researchers gave concentrated doses of catechins to about 40 people, they found that it boosted the body’s manufacture of these enzymes by up to 80 percent.1

“(These enzymes) actually convert known carcinogens to non-toxic chemicals, and studies have shown a correlation between deficient expression of these enzymes and increased risk of developing some cancers,” says researcher H. H. Sherry Chow.

“Expression of this enzyme varies dramatically in people due to genetic variation and environmental factors,” Chow says. “Green tea catechins somehow increase gene expression of these enzymes, which can be an advantage to people with low levels to start with.”

Drink Green Tea, Get Less Cancer

A long list of studies confirms that green tea drinkers generally get less cancer.

When researchers at Chung Shan Medical University in Taiwan, analyzed the diets of people with lung cancer and those without, they found that, for smokers, drinking green tea lowered the cancer risk by a factor of more than 12. Overall, among smokers and non-smokers, green tea was shown to lower lung cancer risk by 500 percent.2

Scientists at the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center have shown that green tea lowers women’s risk of developing digestive system cancers, especially cancers of the stomach/esophagus and colo-rectum.3

“For all digestive system cancers combined, the risk was reduced by 27 percent among women who had been drinking tea regularly for at least 20 years,” says Vanderbilt researcher Sarah Nechuta. “For colorectal cancer, risk was reduced by 29 percent among the long-term tea drinkers. These results suggest long-term cumulative exposure may be particularly important.”

Imbibing Instructions

To protect your health, the best way to drink green tea is with lemon juice (or take vitamin C at the same time) and just a touch of sugar. Studies at Purdue show that consuming vitamin C (it’s in the lemon juice) and sucrose along with green tea can triple your absorption of green tea’s helpful catechins.4

It’s not often that one sees any benefit to eating sugar. In fact, this is the first time I’ve seen such a benefit reported. I’m a bit skeptical. It’s probably the lemon juice-green tea combo that’s so beneficial. But I guess we can allow ourselves a teensy amount of sugar.


  1. http://cebp.aacrjournals.org/content/16/8/1662.long
  2. http://www.aacr.org/
  3. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23053557
  4. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2802066/