The Reformer's Firebrand

*-{The New Canadian Colonist's Advocate }-* A commentary of fiery reformist sentiment from the spirit of it's 210 year old Canadian ghost publisher patron. This will be a home to the new wave of anti-partisan advocacy for defeating Canada's second "family compact" and reinstallation of responsible governance in this 21st century new Canadian democratic dominion.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

A Good News Day... Beer fights Cancer.. Hallelujah!!

Just when you felt things were at their darkest with criminals running the country, theft and deceit as a new Canadian value and the police state spying on your phone calls and e-mail....the Lord provides a shaft of golden light in the gloom. In this case it is light shining through a golden shaft of beer. A new University study in cancer research has found that a key ingredient in beer ( xanthohumol , from the hops) produces a powerful anti-cancer agent.

"But if ways can be developed to significantly
increase the levels of xanthohumol or use it as a nutritional supplement - that
might be different. It clearly has some interesting cancer chemopreventive
properties, and the only way people are getting any of it right now is through
beer consumption."

Apparently the only way to get this now, until the health food suppliment industry isolates it and produces oral capsule, is drink beer!..Hoppy beer is best. The news article states that Porter and Stout contain higher hop levels but this is misleading. There are plenty of ales, like India pales and lagers like steam beer that have ample hop content.

Then I read this:

"And a supposed "health" beer is being developed in
Germany with higher levels of xanthohumol.

God bless that German engineering...while the brewers on this side of the Atlantic are busy sucking the goodness out of commercial beer to sell it to bar-hopping fudgepackers and Liberals ( aren't these the same?) the Germans are developing a cancer cure with full body, frothy head and German brewing whallop to it. German anti-cancer beer...medicine where is thy sting? Wahoo! ....I can see the squat-to-pee "light beer" market just crashing....except for the sister boys that still sip this gutless soda water. Here's my personal recommendation for high xanthohumol hopped anti-cancer imbibing until the "health drink" hits the shelves:

Liberty ale
Anchor Steam Beer
Bock beers like Schneider Aventinus
Frankenheim Altbier
Magnotta Altbier
Magnotta India Pale Ale
Hoegaarten White beer

Cheers, and have a good time cancer fighting...and oh..take yer woman with you:

"In recent years, it has also been shown that some
prenylflavonoids found in hops are potent phytoestrogens, and could ultimately
have value in prevention or treatment of post-menopausal "hot flashes" and
osteoporosis - but no proper clinical trials have been done to study this.
Information about these compounds appears to be spreading. Hop-containing herbal preparations are already being marketed for breast enlargement in

Ein Prosit fellow travellers!..To your health!


Blogger ABFreedom said...

Coooollll ..... I better have another .. Next time someone tells me i drink to much beer, I can tell them I trying to prevent cancer... that ought to get them.. ;-)

November 15, 2005 at 4:04 PM  
Blogger Shaken said...

Anchor Steam. Now that's a drink.

November 15, 2005 at 5:17 PM  
Blogger W.L. Mackenzie Redux said...

I neglected to list another fine,domestic hand-crafted anti-Cancer nectar; Sargent Major;s IPA from S-I Brewing. One of the best and authentic IPAs brewed anywhere and just chocked full of anti-Cancer agents.

November 16, 2005 at 8:42 AM  
Blogger Shaken said...

For those less familiar with this all-organic 100% natural elixir, IPA was well-hopped to facilitate the long voyage from the British Isles to the far reaches of the Empire. It's a lusty brew with a grand tradition.

May I have the good fortune to hoist one with the Firebrand before my term on this planet expires.

November 16, 2005 at 11:37 AM  
Blogger Aizlynne said...

Well there you go. And if you chase it with wine.. you won't gain any weight, and you'll have cleaner arteries to boot. Geesh.. what could be better!

November 16, 2005 at 1:49 PM  
Blogger Shawn said...

A favorite of mine

November 16, 2005 at 3:10 PM  
Blogger W.L. Mackenzie Redux said...

Shaken said...
"May I have the good fortune to hoist one with the Firebrand before my term on this planet expires. "

We'll hoist some "anti-cancer" foamy health beverages when I locate to Okotoks in the spring. I'll coerce the owners of "the Willy" to always have a keg of Anchor Steam on hand ;-) Spring is also a time for golden and amber Bock beers and the first weissbiers and heffeweizens of the year. All steeped in copious amounts of anti-cancer goodness. ;-)

November 17, 2005 at 11:51 AM  
Blogger W.L. Mackenzie Redux said...

Shawn said...
A favorite of mine

I like their huckle-weizen..never tasted the oatmeal stout....kind of partial to Samuel Smith's oatmeal stout or Taddy of these two styles in the world IMHO.

November 17, 2005 at 12:08 PM  
Blogger W.L. Mackenzie Redux said...

Aizlynne said...
Well there you go. And if you chase it with wine.. you won't gain any weight, and you'll have cleaner arteries to boot. Geesh.. what could be better!

Well, we now know all the gibberish our government told us about "light vegetable oils and margarine" was all bunk...hydrogenated palm/coconut/soy/corn oils are carcinogenic as are the margarines made with them...pure poison. The latest medical research states that butter from organic sources and crude sugars like molasses and brown sugar are better for you than that poison saccharine or just keeps getting better Aizlynne...we got beer wine and butter that's found to be good for us all a guy needs is to find the anti cancer properties in rib steaks and Pizza. ;-)

November 18, 2005 at 8:27 AM  
Anonymous MikeP said...

Geez Bill I have been off beer and any booze for almost 15 years now and by golly the way you talk about it, I may not go to 16. I still remember the days of Bock bier, and another was John labatts special which I thoroughly enjoyed. In fact I quit at the wrong time, a local brewer has produced some fine traditional ales as well.

For now Bill when you move to Okotoks I will gladly buy you a beer whilst I have a coffee. Cheers.

November 22, 2005 at 4:26 PM  
Blogger Ian said...

I've been preparing for this break of news for years. I'm glad I don't have anything to make up for, but I'll try anyways.

Slainthe eh - Uit doch slainthe eh laut!

November 26, 2005 at 12:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For a shot of xanthohumol today, for non-beer drinkers, take a tablet or two of zyflamend. It has a healthy dose buried in their with those other herbs and has been shown to be a cancer fighter at Columbia University.


June 22, 2006 at 7:47 AM  

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