The Great Controversy Over Antioxidants

Thus there is a lot of confusion among patients about who to listen to or believe. Oncologists say, “oxidizing and anti-oxidizing agents are created in every cell, and are kept in a very precise balance when cells are healthy.” Though this is true for perfectly healthy cells, the fact is that perfectly healthy cells do not exist in the pancreas in most adult people.

Most patients are faced with toxic hurricanes of chemicals, heavy metals and increases in exposure to radiation as well as higher levels of stress so it is irrational to pretend that doctors are treating patients with healthy cells. There is a great divide between cancer cells and relatively healthy cells but most people’s physiology is under stress.  

When one of many possible biological stresses weigh down on the pancreas it will, as any other organ will, begin to function improperly. When this happens the first thing we see is a reduction in pancreatic bicarbonate production. Once there is an inhibition of pancreatic function and pancreatic bicarbonate flow there naturally follows a chain reaction of inflammatory reactions throughout the body. Under such conditions infections and fungi are known to proliferate.

Dr. David Tuveson, who is the director of research for The Lustgarten Foundation, says that, “proliferating cancer cells present a special case: more oxidants are being made in malignant cells, but more anti-oxidants are being made, too, countering the impact of rising oxidation. Without commensurately more anti-oxidants, malignant cells will die due to excessive oxidation.”

Excessive oxidation causes cells to commit suicide is the basic principle oncologists follow yet what they hide is that excessive oxidation causes healthy cells to become sick, die or turn cancerous. “Treatments for cancer such as radiation therapy and chemotherapy destroy cancer cells by promoting oxidation. Although antioxidants protect cellular DNA from damage by oxidative stress, they likely protect cancer cells, too.” They believe it rational to increase oxidation in cancer cells and to decrease antioxidants within the same cells. Unfortunately, this does not work with pancreatic cancer.

A review encompasses a total of 174 peer-reviewed original articles from 1967 till date comprising 93 clinical trials with a cumulative number of 18,208 patients, 56 animal studies and 35 in vitro studies suggests these oncologists are wrong. Not only has antioxidants repeatedly shown superior potential for ameliorating chemotherapeutic induced toxicity, antioxidant supplementation during chemotherapy has demonstrated higher therapeutic efficiency and increased survival times in patients.[1]

[1] Saudi Pharm J. 2018 Feb; 26(2): 177–190.. Antioxidants as precision weapons in war against cancer chemotherapy induced toxicity – Exploring the armoury of obscurity