Earlier this year the University of Kansas published a study on the effectiveness of high dose, IV vitamin C in the treatment of ovarian cancer. It is interesting to note that the University of Kansas has been looking into high dose vitamin C (IV) for a few years now and the results are showing what naturopathic clinicians have found: that high dose vitamin C (intravenous Vitamin C) is an effective addition to chemotherapy. I, myself, have seen high doses of vitamin C give hope where the conventional treatment has left none. My preference is a complimentary approach to cancer - not one or the other but both conventional and naturopathic. The science continues to grow for alternative treatments. This helps yet further dismiss one of my pet peeves: uninformed people who say there is no science behind complementary treatment when actually there is quite a bit, but that is for another post.
I use high dose vitamin C to treat cancer patients on a regular basis and find that it is well tolerated by patients and can be quite effective. It is important to note that you cannot simply take lots of vitamin C orally and hope it will work - it won't. The maximum daily oral dose that can be absorbed into the blood stream from the gut by whatever formulations one wants to concoct is about 8 g (8000 mg). With IV, most naturopathic doctors start at 25 g directly in the blood stream and get to a value of 100 g or more over time.
The other important thing to remember is that at low doses (oral doses) vitamin C acts as an anti-oxidant and may actually help cancer cells survive (theoretically). However, at high doses (IV) vitamin C is a pro-oxidant which can aid in the killing of cancer cells.
If you or a loved one is suffering from cancer and would like to find out more about this treatment or any other complimentary (naturopathic) cancer treatments do not hesitate to get a hold of me. I would be happy to talk with you. (Contact us!)
Note: for more on the University of Kansas story: http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/592898-high-dose-vitamin-c-helps-ovarian-cancer-researchers-say
For many years mercury was our biggest concern. Through much public protest and based on the science mercury (Hg) was replaced with aluminum as the adjuvant in many vaccines. For many people this is not a concern, but for the select few (which we have no way of knowing in advance) it can be a major health concern and life changing event. Adjuvants make vaccines more effective. However, the aluminum can stick around in mast cells for years and slowly over time is transported to nervous tissue in the brain.
So why use adjuvants? The short answer is that they make vaccines more effective. This means that less vaccine needs to be given and less doses to produce immunity within the person.
Given this, there are recommendations within the European medical community (neurologists and others working with autoimmune) to produce adjuvant free vaccines. At this time the European Union is not willing to mandate this.
With the issues around vaccines, toxic metals, and yes, even acetomenophin for post vaccine fever, patients and parents need to be more informed that ever. As a naturopathic doctor, I know that vaccines do play an important role in our lives and protecting us from some very nasty diseases. However, information is key and this is where I like to help patients and parents make informed choices.
To see the issues around aluminum check out DW website at: http://dw.de/p/1CLK9 In addition, the show is being broadcast for the next few days.