The Vitamin Kid

Avoiding bad medicine and finding non-toxic treatments that actually work

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Sunday, December 04, 2005

More bad news on Tylenol/Acetaminophen

Not only can it destroy your liver, regular users have 50% greater chance of developing kidney cancer. But hey, it's the doctor's choice!

This article suggests ways to make Tylenol/acetaminophen less toxic by taking a cocktail of detoxifying nutrients to support the liver:


Vitamin C kills cancer cells

UPI reports (September 12):

Studies during the 1970s first suggested administration of high doses of ascorbate might provide a clinical benefit for treating cancer, but later studies using the same high doses found no benefit.

However, researchers now say the original studies used intravenous and oral ascorbate, while subsequent studies used only oral administration. Recognizing those differences might account for the disparate clinical outcomes, Mark Levine and colleagues at the National Institutes of Health reexamined intravenous ascorbate therapy in cultured cancer cell lines.

The researchers found ascorbate killed cancer cells at concentrations that would only be achievable through intravenous infusion. Normal cells were not affected by ascorbate at any concentration.

My comment: This is something known from experience by doctors treating cancer with unorthodox methods in Mexico and elsewhere. The orthodox research establishment is only 30-50 years behind holistic medicine.

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Does megadose vitamin C cause kidney stones?

From Linus Pauling's book, Cancer and Vitamin C:

There has been much discussion in newspaper articles about the possibility that a high intake of vitamin C may cause the development of kidney stones. This suggestion is largely based on a misunderstanding. It is known that some kinds of kidney stones (the less common ones) tend to form in acidic urine, and others tend to form in alkaline urine. Physicians sometimes recommend to certain patients that they keep their urine either alkaline or acidic, in case that it is known that the patient may develop kidney stones of one kind or the other. Large doses of vitamin C as sodium ascorbate keep the urine alkaline, whereas large doses of this vitamin as ascorbic acid make it acidic. This question really has nothing to do with vitamin C, because any other alkalinizing agent, such as potassium citrate, can be used to make the urine alkaline, and any acidifier, such as ammonium chloride, can be used to make it acidic. Some people, of rare genotypes, such as those who convert most of the ascorbate to oxalate, may be unable to tolerate large doses of vitamin C, but the very small number of the cases reported in the medical literature indicates that there are not very many of these unfortunate individuals. The risk of kidney stone formation as a result of high ascorbate intake is very remote indeed.