Monday, April 23, 2007
Combined administration of vitamin C and vitamin K given prior to chemotherapy increased survival and the effect of several chemotherapeutic agents in a Murine ascitic liver tumour model.
The vitamin combination did not increase the toxicity of these agents to healthy tissue.
As well as being safe to use concurrently with chemotherapeutic agents, vitamin C has also been shown to be not only safe to be used concurrently with radiation, but has been shown to have a radio protective effect on normal cells while concurrently having a radio sensitizing effect on malignant ones.
Orthomolecular treatment improves the quality of life, decreases side effects and is palatable. “There can be no logical reason today why most of the research funds should go only toward the examination of more chemotherapy and more ways of giving radiation.
There must be a major expansion into the use of orthomolecular therapy to sort out the variables and to determine how to improve the therapeutic outcome of treatment.”
Theoretical and Experimental Applications of Vitamin C in Cancer
Proposed mechanisms of vitamin C activity in the prevention and treatment of cancer include:
• enhancement of the immune system by increased lymphocyte production;
• stimulation of collagen formation, necessary for ‘walling off' tumours;
• inhibition of hyaluronidase, keeping the tumour intact and preventing metastasis;
• inhibition of oncogenic viruses;
• correction of an ascorbate deficiency, often seen in cancer patients;
• expedition of wound healing after cancer surgery;
• enhancement of the effect of certain chemotherapy drugs,
• reduction of the toxicity of other chemotherapeutic agents;
• prevention of cellular free radical damage;
• neutralization of carcinogenic substances.
What is not commonly appreciated is that tumours exhibit sensitivity to free radical damage and to high concentrations of antioxidants. It is apparent that tumour cells lack catalase, glutathione peroxidase, manganese SOD (superoxide dismutase) and copper-zinc SOD.
This indicates that tumour cells lack free radical protective mechanisms. Further evidence for this lies in the fact that many of the chemotherapeutic agents utilized today act via the generation of highly reactive free radicals, which cause damage to malignant cells ( and normal cells too, unfortunately)
Saturday, March 31, 200750 BIGGEST mistakes made by dieters
Don t wonder..yes....they are "Nicole Kidman&Tom Cruise",they become fat because they refused to hear my advices.......oh poor people.
1. Going on a diet that is NOT a manner of eating that can't be adhered to for life.
2. Believing they can eat cabbage soup every day.
3. Obsessing over counting calories.
4. Weighing in more than once a week.
5. Not drinking enough water.
6. Drinking sugar-laden drinks, such as lemonade, sodas, gourmet coffees, fruity blends, etc.
7. Eating more bread, pasta and potatoes than proteins, lean meats, fruits and vegetables.
8. Consuming processed foods more often than fresh foods.
9. Taking the benefits away from vegetables and fruits by overcooking them.
10. Having a negative, defeatist attitude.
11. Blaming others for their shortcomings.
12. Being quick to judge.
13. Not having a plan.
14. Not being aware of the nutritional benefits or harm of what they consume.
15. Finishing every last bite even after they are full.
16. Going back for seconds.
17. Eating at all-you-can-eat buffets and getting their money's worth.
18. Skipping breakfast.
19. Starving all day, thinking it’s the only way to lose weight.
20. Bingeing after falling off the wagon and then waiting until tomorrow to get back on track.
21. Thinking they are genetically destined to be fat.
22. Not believing they have the ability to change.
23. Confusing fat with a personality trait.
24. Thinking they are unattractive.
25. Not living each day to the fullest. Thinking that will come when they are thinner.
26. Wasting time.
27. Not finishing tasks they start.
28. Postponing tasks that need attention.
30. Thinking pills, powders or potions are more powerful than they really are in realizing weight loss.
31. Thinking of exercise as a must do or chore.
32. Not scheduling exercise as a vital part of their day or week.
33. Indulging in alcohol often.
34. Watching sports rather than participating in sports.
35. Watching television more than one hour a day.
36. Not giving much attention to personal hygiene or appearance.
37. Refusing to read self-improvement materials on a regular basis.
38. Giving up and resigning to being fat.
39. Finishing the food off others' plates while doing dishes.
40. Tasting and nibbling on the food while cooking.
41. Baking cookies, pies and cakes more often than at holidays.
42. Always having candy in dishes for guests, but eating more of it themselves.
43. Buying unhealthy snack items for the kids but eating it themselves. 44. Not having vegetables and/or fruit with each meal.
45. Serving more carbohydrates than any other food group for meals.
46. Thinking dieting -- not total lifestyle change -- will lead to lasting weight loss.
47. Not visualizing themselves actually living a healthy lifestyle.
48. Not taking vitamins and proper supplements.
49. Consuming fast food on a regular basis.
50. Waiting for tomorrow to get started rather than RIGHT NOW!
Now this is a VERY good list.