So what's the real story here? Researchers are calling this form of vitamin A a "drug," which seems odd, since it's just vitamin A. Perhaps they don't want to admit that a vitamin is better than chemotherapy for curing cancer. And this is definitely a cure -- that term is even being used by the researchers here. To take a group of cancer patients and watch them remain cancer-free for five years is nothing short of astonishing, especially since they were only taking one vitamin. Imagine how well they'd do if they also consumed chlorella (a strong anti-cancer superfood), spirulina (another superfood containing phytochemicals known to destroy breast cancer tumors), graviola (an Amazonian herb known for its powerful ability to destroy cancer cells), licorice root (a more popular anti-cancer herb) and other health-promoting foods and supplements. With the help of this collection of health-promoting substances, the cure rate could have easily risen to 75% or more.
Still, that's just a guess. Organized medicine isn't really interested in studying things that don't generate profits, and herbs and superfoods certainly fall into that category. But it is exciting to see vitamin A having such a dramatic, positive impact on patients with leukemia who might otherwise be subjected to chemotherapy. And perhaps someday these researchers will have the courage to admit that it's a vitamin, not a drug, that's working the healing magic here.