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Mistletoe extract effective on lung cancer cells.

Below an abstract from medical liturature on the benefits of mistletoe on chemotherapy resistant lung cancer cells.

Phytomedicine. 2017 Dec 1;36:183-193. doi: 10.1016/j.phymed.2017.09.017. Epub 2017 Sep 29.

Mistletoe (Viscum album) extract targets Axl to suppress cell proliferation and overcome cisplatin- and erlotinib-resistance in non-small cell lung cancer cells.

Kim S1, Kim KC2, Lee C3.

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Intravenous vitamin C effective for pain in cancer

STUDY: J Transl Med. 2017 Apr 14;15(1):77. doi: 10.1186/s12967-017-1179-7. The role of vitamin C in the treatment of pain: new insights. Carr AC(1), McCall C(2). Author information: (1)Department of Pathology, University of Otago, Christchurch, PO Box 4345, Christchurch, 8140, New Zealand. anitra.carr@otago.ac.nz. (2)Centre for Postgraduate Nursing Studies, University of Otago, Christchurch, PO Box 4345, Christchurch, 8140, New Zealand.

Intravenous vitamin C lowers tumor markers

In a recent study on intravenous vitamin C for cancer levels of tumour markers and proinflammatory cytokines decreased. This indicated treatment effectiveness. 

STUDY: Med Sci Monit. 2016 Jan 3;22:14-25. Modulation of Cytokines in Cancer Patients by Intravenous Ascorbate Therapy. Mikirova N(1), Riordan N(2), Casciari J(3). Author information: (1)Bio-Communication research institute, Riordan Clinic, Wichita, KS, USA. (2)Amniotic Therapies, Dallas, TX, USA. (3)Research Consultant, Riordan Clinic, Wichita, KS, USA.

Cadmium May Cause Chronic Kidney Disease

By Stephen W. Parcell, ND

In this study they found that Environmental low level of Pb, Hg, Cd exposure in the general population was not strongly associated with CKD. However, Cd exposure was associated with CKD, especially in adults with hypertension or diabetes. This finding suggests that environmental low Cd exposure may be a contributor to the risk of CKD in adults with hypertension or diabetes.

Lower level of vitamin D are associated with death from all causes.

By Stephen W. Parcell, ND

According to a recent study on Japanese individuals lower serum 1,25(OH)2D levels are a potential risk factor for all-cause death, especially cardiovascular and respiratory infection death, in the general Japanese population, and that lower serum 1,25(OH)2D levels greatly increase the risk of respiratory infection death in subjects with kidney dysfunction. Other studies on different population all indicate the same thing.

Human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) and testosterone: what is the evidence?

The below study found that not only did HCG work but that it worked better than testosteone injections becasue of a lower side effect profile.

STUDY: Aging Male. 2016;19(1):34-9. Epub 2015 Oct 21. Late-onset hypogonadism: the advantages of treatment with human chorionic gonadotropin rather than testosterone.

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