The RO or MO may tell a patient do not take any of your supplements. Those that ask why, are told some gobbiddy-goop about ROS[Reactive Oxygen Species]. Which is basically a compound or structure that is a free radical, having a negative ion that is loose, looking to attach to something, and that could be dangerous. Anti-Oxidants, and certain Anti-Inflammatory supplements will go after and neutralize, free radicals. Your body has a large store of Glutathione, and its job is to be a free radical scavenger. Hells Bells, cancer cells unto themselves can be classified as free radicals. They now, it has been determined to have a negative electrical side.
When talking about free radicals, are these doctors even educated in free radical chemistry of the body. Hell no! They maybe have read some papers, or they were told in Medical school, without having one class on Free Radical Chemistry of the Body. So they orally cite something they do not know and have not read the hundreds of papers supporting the use of Nutrients during Radiation or Chemo. Besides oxygen free radicals, does the group here or anywhere discuss the other free radicals besides the lonely oxygen looking to attach to something? How about the Peroxides, the Superoxides, the Benzones, the Hydroxyl, the Hydrochlorous.
I never hear anyone speak of the RNS[Reactive Nitrogen Species]. which include Nitric Oxide, Peroxynitrate, and other Nitrates. Or How about RSS[Reactive Species Silica]---SiO2, SiO3---these are associated with Fibrosis and damage to tendons and ligaments.
A lady was denied cisplatin if she did not stop her Vitamin E. She complied and wound up with painful peripheral neuropathy of the hands. Vitamin E is well known to those who study nutrition with Chemo, or Radiation, to off-set neuropathy from Chemo. This lady's neuropathy is now irreversible.
So this is not a take one side or the other post. NUTRIENTS ENHANCE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF OVERALL MEDICAL THERAPY AGAINST CANCER WHILE REDUCING TOXICITY.
Most of the 10,000 Oncologists, are under the thinking that antioxidant nutrients will reduce effectiveness of radiation and chemo. But there is more evidence to the contrary. These same Doctors will often prescribe Mesna, a pharmaceutical version of Vitamin C and Vitamin E. Well, Hells Bells again, are these not antioxidants.
Antioxidants can offset toxic side effects of nausea, gastro intestinal harm, peripheral neuropathy, and suppression of red,white, and platelet cell production. Cutting these off, does not kill cancer cells.
How about BIRM, where thousands of Chemo and Radiation patients being treated in Ecuador report almost no side effects, while using BIRM. Many report no loss of hair during Chemo. I assume this extract probably has a few antioxidant compounds in it.
I will do a Part 2. discussing Nutrients Patients might want to consider. They will be Vit. K, Vit. C, Vit. E, Vit A and Beta Carotene, Niacin, Fish Oil, Selenium, Carnitine, Quercetin, and Ginseng, and what role they play to benefit the quality outcome of the attack on the body by Radiation and Chemo, while killing cancer cells.
My conclusion, is that Oncologists should work with Nutritionists, as they design treatment modalities. We do not want irreversible neuropathy to be considered a good outcome when using Chemo.