About half of all people with cancer are treated with radiation therapy, either alone or in combination with other types of cancer treatment. Radiation therapy uses ionizing radiation to kill cancer cells and shrink tumors. Americans today receive far more medical radiation than ever before. The average lifetime dose of diagnostic radiation has increased seven-fold since 1980 with doctors and dentists having no real idea of the risks they are taking with their patients’ lives.
Exposure to radiation causes a cascade of free radicals that wreak havoc on the body. Radiation decimates the body’s supply of glutathione, which in turn allows free radicals to run rampant through our body’s tissues and organs. Glutathione is the master antioxidant!