Finally, I had a blood test yesterday – not to discover any changes in my cancer – but for my doctor to figure out if a high dose of Vitamin C is beneficial for me. I have received an avalanche of information about IV Vitamin C and its ability to shrink cancer, boost the immune system and help increase energy and vitality. As always, the increase in information of one methodology over another is a sign that I am to investigate and eventually add it to my own treatment plan.
One such research comes from Dr. Mercola,
Dr. Hunninghake tries to explain: (from Dr. Mercola)
“I’m sure there are several factors here. Number one, most people think of vitamin C as a vitamin. You define vitamin as a trace amount of a substance that you need to prevent [ailments like] scurvy, in the case of vitamin C. But what we’re talking about here is something in a pharmacological range.
The way to really understand vitamin C is to go back to the writings of Irwin Stone who wrote The Healing Factor, which was a fantastic book written in the 70s about vitamin C.
He points out that every creature, when they are sick, greatly increase their liver’s or their kidney’s production of vitamin C. But humans, primates, and guinea pigs have lost that ability.
We still have the gene that makes the L-gulonolactone oxidase enzyme that converts glucose to vitamin C but it’s non-functional. We have to get our vitamin C from the outside; from food.
When we give vitamin C intravenously, what we’re doing is recreating your liver’s ability to synthesize tremendous amounts of vitamin C.
… So I always look upon high dose vitamin C as nature’s way of dealing with crisis in terms of your health. This notion however does not exist in the conventional thinking in the medical mind.”
and I liked this one too, ‘High intravenous vitamin C dose fights cancer’