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Immunotherapy: Using the Immune System to Treat Cancer

Scanning electron micrograph of a human T lymphocyte (also called a T cell) from the immune system of a healthy donor.

Scanning electron micrograph of a human T lymphocyte (also called a T cell) from the immune system of a healthy donor. Source: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). The immune system’s natural capacity to detect and destroy abnormal cells may prevent the development of many cancers. However, some cancers are able to avoid […]

Major Advance in Glioblastoma Treatment

In 2015, CBS News 60 Minutes featured a story about research emanating from Duke University Medical Center showing complete responses in terminal glioblastoma patients who were administered a re-engineered polio virus directly into their brain tumor. The re-engineered virus prompted a powerful immune response against the viral-infected cancer cells that in some patients appear to eradicate their glioblastoma.

FDA and Intravenous Vitamin C Cancer Therapy

orange slices

If FDA officials actually listened to patients, they wouldn’t be trying to cut off the use of intravenous ascorbic acid (IAA) as a cancer-fighter..

10,000 IU/day Vitamin D Needed for Therapeutic Benefit; Vitamin K Benefits

Vitamin D 5000 IU softgels

According to this article in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, pregnant women have an even greater need for Vitamin D supplements than non-pregnant women. http://www.ajcn.org/content/79/5/717.full If she were my wife, I would have her on two Vitamin D 5000 IU gel caps — one in the morning and one in the evening 12 hours later. Vitamin D works slowly.

Checklist of Treatments for Alzheimer’s Disease Part 1 of 3

alzheimer's disease brain

For approximately ten years, I cared for a parent with slowly advancing Alzheimer’s disease. Contrary to all of the horror stories portrayed in the national media, I have found that the burden of caring for an Alzheimer’s sufferer is less onerous than I originally expected. The primary reason that my burden was lightened is that […]

Eating Right for Healthy Aging

high glycemic foods

Any time there are spikes in blood glucose levels, there are abnormal reactions between sugars and proteins, which produce pro-inflammatory products that accelerate aging in the body. Everyone seeking to delay age-related diseases should adopt an anti-inflammatory eating plan for life.

Natural Sulforaphane from Broccoli Sprouts: A Supplement with Antioxidant, Antidiabetic, Anticarginogenic, and Anti-Inflammatory Functions

broccoli sprouts

Researchers at the University of Michigan (U of M) Comprehensive Cancer Center believe that sulforaphane could become both a novel and highly effective treatment for breast cancer. Current chemotherapy treatments attack rapidly dividing cells but do nothing to stop cancer stem cells — the small number of specific cells responsible for fueling the growth of cancerous breast tumors. [2] In laboratory experiments, sulforaphane was shown to target and kill cancer stem cells and prevented new malignancies from growing.

Which Calcium Supplement is Best for Absorption?

calcium orotate

The best absorbed of the commercially available organic types of calcium are calcium orotate (90% — 95% absorbed), closely followed by calcium aspartate (85% absorbed). However, “these are not only the most expensive, but they’re also the hardest to find. That means they may not be an option for many people.”