Lo and behold, after continued and prolonged precautions over the use of oral antioxidants during cancer treatment that counter the pro-oxidant (cell killing) effects of radiation treatment, researchers in Japan found a high concentration of vitamin C (>75 umol) actually induced the death of cancer cells and enhanced the cell killing effect of radiotherapy. The researchers suggest further study and say there is no harm done when vitamin C therapy is simultaneously administered with radiation treatment. See abstract below:
Check for interfering agents (soybeans, coffee, calcium, iron, antibiotics and antacids or acid blockers).
Take thyroid medication with vitamin C (as ascorbic acid to) enhance absorption.
The presumption is anything acidic (e.g. tomatoes, betaine pH ~2.0-2.5) will enhance absorption.
The evidence presented is clear. Those women diagnosed with breast cancer who refuse to undergo surgery are clearly going to suffer dire consequences. Or are they?
The problem is common. Stomach acid rises up into the esophagus to cause a burning sensation that worsens when you lay down to go to sleep. The initial heartburn problem is complicated now by sleep interruption or deprivation. The desperate sufferer visits the doctor who mindlessly prescribes a powerful acid blocker called a proton pump inhibitor (Prilosec) that completely shuts down acid secretion. Problem solved. But now you are hooked on lifetime acid blockers that are designed to cause temporary rebound heartburn the moment one attempts to wean away from this drug.
I’m writing about modern medicine in context of the false claim that America offers the best medical care anywhere in the world. You may have your head in the sand on this topic and believe what may have existed in the distant past. The USA ranks 37th in quality of healthcare in the world. [The Patient Factor] Even the long-standing annual decline in the US death rate came to an end in 2015. [New York Times, June 1, 2016]
There are a lot of crossed wires in modern medicine these days. At the speed modern society is moving, futurist Ray Kurzweil says there is an exponential increase in knowledge that means humanity should be able to cure every disease by the year 2030 or even sooner. [San Diego Union-Tribune]
A report published in the Los Angeles Times says surgeons who care for women with early-stage breast cancer “face a growing dilemma.” Really, the surgeons are under duress of some kind? [LA Times, Dec 21, 2016]
The New York Times reports on an emerging new cancer drug that is being co-developed by the US government and a private pharmaceutical company. The cancer treatment is a form of immunotherapy called CAR-T where T cells are activated to fight cancer. The new cancer therapy, a one-time treatment, is expetect to cost $200,000 per patient. The stock price for the company developing the CAR-T therapy is said to be $50/share with no product yet. Government is sharing the costs, and then will pay via Medicare for the treatment, and the pharmaceutical company will kick back a small royalty. The pharmaceutical company’s leadership can be characterized as a mix of greed, ego and charlatanism. [New York Times Dec 19, 2016] Sounds like Theranos all over again.
Every year now I remind people the earth has shifted on its axis and the sunrays must pass through a thicker atmosphere to reach the earth’s surface and this reduces UV-B fast tanning rays/vitamin D-production in humans.
Hey, in a world where morals mean nothing, one-night stands are now called hook-ups, and it’s OK for a young woman to seduce a man, we find data that reveals college students do stupid things when it comes to sex.