Take a Magnesium Bath and Why Grandma Said So

There comes a time in everyone’s life when you have to say Grandma was right. Some of the ideas 40 years ago just do not seem important, why should they, we have modern medicine and cell phones and that’s all we need. So lets go back in time and then add some science to Grandma’s thinking. Continue reading

Free Radicals in the Body – Oxidative Stress and the Antioxidant Response

The basic science of oxidative stress and the antioxidant response is not in contention, what is an effective antioxidant is. When the body breaks food down into energy, it generates a by-product known as free radicals. Also present in food itself, the air we breathe and the sun we worship, free radicals are a broad class of chemicals with the potential to exert significant damage. By ‘stealing’ electrons from nearby molecules, free radicals in the body may tamper with DNA and impede normal cell function. Continue reading

What Happens to Dead Cancer Cells In the Human Body

When a Cancer cell is killed or dies an immune response occurs. This means many things are happening that are involved with the immune system. One of the bodies many partners in the immune system is the macrophage cell. A macrophage cell can literally detect dead cells through smell, much like a scavenger bird detects dead animals. Whenever dead cells reach the part of the bloodstream patrolled by Continue reading

The Cost of Cancer Treatment with Chemothreapy is Going Up

The public outcry’s are overwhelming with the cost of cancer treatment and prescription drugs like chemotherapy. A new report from the IMS Institute finds that global spending on oncology treatments reached $100 billion last year, which represented a 10.3% increase from the previous year and a huge rise from $75 billion spent five years ago. Continue reading

NASA is Supporting the Race to Beat Cancer from Space

There are scientists and researchers running tests aboard the International Space Station in an effort to learn more in cancer biology. Since its founding fifty years ago in 1958, NASA’s exploration and research missions have benefited people around the world through the expansion of our civilization’s horizons, the acquisition of knowledge, and the development of new technologies and applications that provide amazing new advances in the quality of human life. Continue reading

What is Carcinogenesis and Cell Transformation in Cancer

We all have non normal cells, this is well known in the scientific world, but not quite understood by the general public. The Cell Cycle has been intensively studied to help in determining the cause of cancer. This has actually been going on for centuries, from Otto Warburg in the 1920’s to a recent publication in 2014 with the new definition of Carcinogenesis, almost 100 years later. So now what? Continue reading

The Nutrient Interrelationships of Minerals – Vitamins – Endocrines and Health

Originally published in Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine Vol. 5, No. 1, 1990

BY DAVID L. WATTS, D.C., PH.D., F.A.C.E.P.1

Nutritional therapeutics has largely been directed toward the recognition and correction of nutritional deficiencies. It is now becoming evident that a loss of homeostatic equilibrium between the nutrients can also have an adverse effect upon health. A loss of this vital balance, particularly between the trace elements, can lead to subclinical deficiencies.

Nutrient interrelationships are complex, especially among the trace elements. A mineral cannot be affected without affecting Continue reading