We report a liver cancer patient’s success with intravenous vitamin C, 70,000 mg twice weekly, coupled with chemotherapy. Following a 65 year old male’s diagnosis of stage four colon cancer and a partial bowel resection, scans revealed a tumor in the left lobe of the liver (Feb 23, 2022): 6.5 cm x 4.3 cm. The patient received 5FU chemotherapy, which although generally regarded as palliative for bowel cancer, is not considered curative. Indeed, both the patient’s oncologists told him that his condition was not curable and he might expect to live two years with treatment. 5FU is even less effective, if effective at all, against liver carcinoma. This prognosis motivated the patient to begin intravenous vitamin C treatments, starting at 20 grams (20,000 milligrams) and working up to 70g (70,000 mg) twice weekly. Read more.
Get Informed on Issues Related to Supplements
In the world of natural wellness, medicinal mushrooms are renowned for possessing potent healing properties for both the body and mind. One of the most heralded and curious of these revered mushrooms is Cordyceps sinensis, or caterpillar fungus, which technically isn’t a mushroom at all. Cordyceps sinensis is a parasitic fungus that grows on caterpillar insect larvae, eventually consuming and mummifying its host. Read more.
A placebo-controlled study of 1,732 people who took Centrum Silver once daily for three years showed that it modestly slowed memory and cognition decline. This effect was strongest among participants with pre-existing cardiovascular disease. The researchers suggested this was likely because these patients are more likely to be on medications that deplete nutrients like B12, selenium, and vitamin C. Read more.
…but we’re not out of the woods yet. Let’s keep up the pressure to protect access to the supplements you need to stay healthy. Action Alert! Last week, Congressional leaders reached an agreement for the reauthorization of FDA user fees—and the package does not include mandatory product listing for supplements, a regulation we’ve been writing about for the better part of a year that would bring us closer to a system in which quality supplements are regulated out of existence. Read more.
Magnesium (Mg) is a natural mineral that may provide profound pain relief for severe pain such as in renal colic, neuropathic pain and migraines. Mg also fights inflammation, which can lead to multiple diseases from arthritis, asthma, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, metabolic disorders and spinal nerve injuries to gallbladder infections and brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and Parkinson’s disease (PD). Read more.
ust 1,000 milligrams per day of niacinamide, which costs about 5 cents, has been shown to clearly reduce mortality in patients with COVID-19 related acute kidney injury (AKI) by 25%  Investigators observed that “niacinamide administered for the prevention of COVID-19-related AKI progression was safe and associated with reduced estimated risk of death or the need for renal replacement therapy compared with historical controls. The association was strongest in severe AKI.” Read more.
The right balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids is crucial to health, but many people may not be aware of challenges in achieving this balance due to insufficient nutrients or genetic predisposition. Read more.
We’ve written many times about the chronic disease epidemic that is ravaging this country—but did you know that, of the ten leading causes of death in the US, chronic, low-level inflammation contributes to the development of seven of those diseases (heart disease, cancer, respiratory disease, Alzheimer’s diabetes, and nephritis)? Low-grade inflammation isn’t something a conventional doctor will discuss with you, but having it is like a ticking time bomb for your health. Read more.
The CRN Foundation shared findings from its new economic report Supplements to Savings: U.S. Health Care Cost Savings from the Targeted Use of Dietary Supplements, 2022–2030. Read more.
While chronic inflammation of the coronary artery wall is finally appreciated to be the direct cause of all coronary atherosclerosis by cardiologists and internists, there appears to be little curiosity as to what is causing this pandemic of inflammation that kills about 50% of the world population every year. Read more.