Coenzyme Q10 has been quite popular in the past years. Possible benefits of CoQ10 supplements include the prevention and treatment of cancer and heart disease. CoQ10 supplements are usually available in either powder capsules or oil-based softgel capsules.
What is CoQ10?
Coenzyme Q10 is considered a non-essential nutrient as it can be synthesized by our bodies. It is used by our bodies to produce energy. It also acts as an antioxidant protecting us from free radical damage. Its antioxidant effects are similar to those of vitamin E. Some studies also suggested that Coenzyme Q10 stimulates the immune system.
Possible Benefits of CoQ10 in Cancer Treatment
Two studies showed that cancer patients have lower levels of Coenzyme Q10. In addition, a small human trial in Denmark involving 32 breast cancer patients investigated the efficacy of CoQ10 as an adjunct therapy (adjunct = supplements + conventional cancer treatment). The results showed that all patients in the trial reported that they used fewer painkillers and did not lose weight during cancer treatment. In addition, 6 patients showed signs of remission i.e. tumor regression. Please note that this Denmark trial was, however, not well-designed. It was not a double-blinded study and neither control or placebo group was included. Therefore, it is rather difficult to draw a definite conclusion from this trial on the benefits of CoQ10 in cancer treatment.
Furthermore, some anecdotal reports also recorded that adjunctive CoQ10 supplementation has increased the survival of patients with cancers of the pancreas, lung, colon, rectum, and prostate cancer.
Magnesium and Cancer
Magnesium has an incredible healing effect on a wide range of diseases as well as in its ability to rejuvenate the aging body. Magnesium is essential for many enzyme reactions, especially in regard to cellular energy production, for the health of the nervous system and brain and also for healthy bones and teeth. Many regions with low magnesium levels have shown an increased cancer rate.
The cancer rate in Egypt was only about 10% of that in America and Europe and it was practically non-existent in the rural areas. An extremely high magnesium intake of 2.5 to 3g, was the main difference. French surgeon, Prof. Pierre Delbet MD was the first prominent researcher to investigate and promote the antibiotic effects of magnesium.
Grounded Movie – This documentary discussed the benefits of grounding for health. Steve Kroschel, directed this film because grounding was changing lives in his small town in Alaska and he wanted the world to know. A sequel has now been made called Heal For Free that provides more data and success stories of healing with grounding. Cancer Crackdown has a very small presence in the Heal For Free movie!!
Groundbreaking new research on the cancer-fighting potential of vitamin C has made the pages of the peer-reviewed journal Science Translational Medicine. A team of researchers from the University of Kansas reportedly tested the effects of vitamin C given in high doses intravenously on a group of human subjects and found that it effectively eradicates cancer cells while leaving healthy cells intact.
Building upon earlier research pioneered in the 1970s by the late Linus Pauling, a chemist from Oregon State University who today is recognized as the world’s foremost proponent of therapeutic vitamin C, the new research involved injecting high doses of vitamin C into human ovarian cells. The tests were conducted in vitro in a lab, as well as directly in both mice and a group of 22 human subjects.
According to BBC News, the tests showed favorable results in all three models, as the vitamin C effectively targeted the ovarian cancer cells while avoiding healthy cells. The benefits of high-dose vitamin C were also observed in conjunction with conventional chemotherapy treatments, which destroy all cells, both healthy and malignant, eventually leading to patient death.
“Patients are looking for safe and low-cost choices in their management of cancer,” stated Dr. Jeanne Drisko, a co-author of the study, to BBC News concerning the findings. “Intravenous vitamin C has that potential based on our basic science research and early clinical data.”
Niacin & Cancer
Tell your doctor about other medications and supplements you are on before using niacin.
Vitamins not only help your body function properly and provide nutrients necessary for health, but they may also help combat illness, including cancer. Niacin is one of the B vitamins that has been shown to provide multiple health benefits. It will not cure cancer, but it may be a helpful supplement in fighting the disease. Before using the supplement, talk with your doctor to see if this is a safe and appropriate substance for you to consume.
Niacin, also known as vitamin B3, helps the body create energy from food like any other B vitamin, but it also aids in making sex and stress hormones. This vitamin also helps improve circulation and lower cholesterol levels, says the University of Maryland Medical Center. Most people get enough niacin through diet alone, UMMC continues, and deficiencies of this vitamin are rare in the United States. When a deficiency is present, alcoholism is the most common cause.
Effects of Niacin on Cancer
According to a 2009 study by Maiese and associates, published in “Molecules,” a form of niacin called nicotinamide may help control inflammatory cell reactions, protect against oxidative stress and reduce cancer progression. More research needs to be done on nicotinamide’s effect on cells, but its effects appear promising against cancer and other diseases. The Linus Pauling Institute adds that niacin influences cell response to DNA damage, which is a contributing factor to the development of cancer. Talk with your doctor about the possible benefits of niacin on cancer, and whether it is appropriate for you to take.
There are different versions of niacin supplements: niacinamide, niacin and inositol hexaniacinate. Different formulations may be more effective than others, but some may cause different side effects. Regardless of which formulation you choose, using more than 100 mg daily can cause liver function abnormalities, so it is best to get regular liver function tests if you are consuming supplements at that level, according to UMMC. Males and females 19 years old and over need 16 and 14 mg of niacin a day, respectively; pregnant and breast-feeding women require slightly more, 18 and 17 mg daily. Talk with your doctor about a safe dosage of niacin supplements for you if you are planning on using these products.
Niacin is not meant to be a substitute for any cancer treatments to which you have been prescribed; do not stop your existing treatments. If you are currently on cancer medication, even vitamins may interact with certain cancer drugs. Before using niacin, talk with your treatment team about whether it is safe to add niacin to your current regimen. Do not take more than the recommended amount of niacin, as this can cause adverse side effects.
Credits: Aug 13, 2011 | By Jaime Herndon
Dr. Mark Sircus, Ac., OMD, DM (P)
A study of 45 peer-reviewed articles published from January 1950 to August 2011 shows that exercisers are less likely to die of their cancers than non-exercisers. In addition, observational studies strongly showed that exercise is associated with reduced death from breast and colon cancers specifically. Those who exercised were also less likely to die from other diseases such as heart attacks.
How the Gerson Therapy Works
The Gerson Therapy regenerates the body to health, supporting each important metabolic requirement by flooding the body with nutrients from about 15- 20 pounds of organically grown fruits and vegetables daily. Most is used to make fresh raw juice, up to one glass every hour, up to 13 times per day. Raw and cooked solid foods are generously consumed. Oxygenation is usually more than doubled, as oxygen deficiency in the blood contributes to many degenerative diseases. The metabolism is also stimulated through the addition of thyroid, potassium and other supplements, and by avoiding heavy animal fats, excess protein, sodium and other toxins.
Degenerative diseases render the body increasingly unable to excrete waste materials adequately, commonly resulting in liver and kidney failure. The Gerson Therapy uses intensive detoxification to eliminate wastes, regenerate the liver, reactivate the immune system and restore the body’s essential defenses – enzyme, mineral and hormone systems. With generous, high-quality nutrition, increased oxygen availability, detoxification, and improved metabolism, the cells – and the body – can regenerate, become healthy and prevent future illness.
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