Apples are good for us, so we eat apples. Vitamins are good for us, so we take vitamins. If we get sick, there are medications we might need to take. And when we‘re thirsty, we drink water.
Yet, for some reason, a potentially powerful, cancer-fighting extract, found in the oil of cotton seeds, is going a completely different route.
The extract is called gossypol and in well-controlled lab tests on breast cancer tissue, it slowed the growth of cancer by up to 94 percent.
Granted, positive lab results don‘t always translate into similar results in human trials. But rather than create a pill, potion or powder containing gossypol, researchers want to add the substance to chicken feed.
No, not to stave off breast cancer in chickens. But they figure, if the chickens eat the gossypol and then people eat the chickens (and their eggs), they‘ll be absorbing all the cancer-fighting nutrients as well.
So there may come a day when a doctor‘s prescription goes something like, "Got cancer? Eat two chickens and call me in the morning."
It‘s a unique approach to say the least. But it begs a number of questions. Like, how much would these chickens cost? And would this powerful cancer-fighter offset the affects of all the chemicals and hormones already in the chicken?
Would one need a prescription for such a chicken? How would they stuff it into one of those little brown bottles?
This may not necessarily turn out to be a bad thing. But it reeks of incredibility. I‘m going to keep my eye on this one…and I‘ll be sure to keep you posted.