In Cancer Scare Story, Medical Researchers Admit Vitamin C Protects Cells from Free Radical Damage

Wednesday, October 01, 2008
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(NaturalNews) In headlines around the world, Vitamin C is once again under attack. The vitamin is extremely dangerous, researchers now say, because it might "interfere with the toxic effects of chemotherapy." These mainstream media articles, of course, are attempting to convince cancer patients to stop taking vitamins that support health and, instead, allow chemotherapy to poison their body's cells without any protection whatsoever for healthy cells.

But in stating that Vitamin C prevents chemotherapy chemicals from doing their work (of poisoning cells), what they're really doing, in effect, is admitting that Vitamin C is really, really good at protecting cells from free radical damage.

"Vitamin C appears to protect the mitochondria from extensive damage, thus saving the cell," said lead researcher Dr Mark Heaney. A BBC article adds, "Vitamin C appeared to protect tiny structures inside the cancer cells called mitochondria from damage."

Why are these admissions so remarkable? Because for decades, the mainstream medical establishment has insisted that vitamins have no protective effects on human cells whatsoever. Vitamins are useless, we've been told. They're inert. The FDA even has an official policy on this strange belief: Vitamins have zero physiological effects on the human body, because if they did, they'd be drugs, not vitamins.

Apparently, then, if you believe western medicine's bizarre position on this subject, Vitamin C is inert and offers no protective effects to your body's cells unless you're on chemotherapy, in which case Vitamin C suddenly and magically protects cells from free radical damage.

Apparently, Vitamin C is self aware and knows to only activate itself when taken by a cancer patient, but not by anybody else. This is precisely the belief of modern medical authorities.

Yes, it's an awkward belief to wrap your head around... even for conventional medicine, which is steeped in a cult-like belief in pharmacology. The upshot of all this is that they can't attack Vitamin C as a "danger to chemotherapy patients" without admitting the vitamin actually protects human cells from damage by toxic chemicals.

Of course, they're trying to have it both ways: One week, you'll see an article that says antioxidant vitamins are useless and have no benefits, and then the next week you'll see articles like we're seeing today, which claim that Vitamin C is so incredibly powerful at blocking the toxicity of chemicals that it poses a huge hazard to chemotherapy patients.

You can't have it both ways, doc.

Either Vitamin C works to protect cells -- ALL cells -- from damage, or it doesn't. Vitamin C doesn't just selectively turn itself on when consumed by cancer patients. The truth is that Vitamin C works to protect cells in everyone, regardless of what disease they might have!

The myth of chemotherapy "treatment"

There's another myth that deserves to be busted here, too: The myth that protective supplements "interfere" with toxic chemotherapy chemicals. The truth is, toxic chemotherapy is more quackery than anything else. Statistics show ZERO improvement in lifespan or quality of life for about 98% of patients receiving chemotherapy. Only a very small number of people suffering rare forms of cancer have any documented benefits from the often-deadly procedure.

Let's face it, folks: Chemotherapy is poison. The whole point of the treatment is to poison the cancer cells, hoping the cancer dies before the patient dies. But often, the patient dies first. Chemotherapy has killed more people than it has ever saved. By any reasonable measure, chemotherapy is a barbaric form of modern quackery. It's based on junk science and sold with fear, and it offers nothing but pain, vomiting, hair loss, muscle loss and a dangerous suppression of the body's immune system.

Anti-cancer supplements, on the other hand, offer a much nicer alternative: Support the body's immune system and help it overcome cancer on its own! Using powerful anti-cancer supplements in combination with detox therapies, virtually anyone can overcome cancer without ever needing to poison themselves. There are so many anti-cancer supplements available today, there's not even room to name them all, but here's a short list:

Cat's claw, Spirulina, Vitamin D3, Vitamin C, Zinc, Selenium, Reishi Mushrooms, Shiitake Mushrooms, Garlic Extracts, Ginger, Quercetin, Broccoli Sprouts, DIM, Omega-3 fatty acids, Bloodroot, Chaparral, Curcumin (turmeric), Resveratrol and numerous others. Sunshine is anti-cancer. Raw foods are anti-cancer. Rainforest herbs are anti-cancer. And curing cancer, I've come to learn, is remarkably easy. I've personally met hundreds of people who have cured both early-stage and late-stage cancers using nothing but nutrition, sunlight and exercise. I've never met a single person cured by chemotherapy, though. Even the cancer doctors will tell you they have never cured anyone with chemotherapy (they don't even believe in cures!). I have visited many of their funerals, however.

But wait: You're not supposed to know about these cancer cures! The FTC and FDA are busy running around the country threatening retailers of these cancer products, extorting money from them, threatening to imprison them and confiscate their products if they dare use the "cancer" word. It's a deliberate campaign to wipe out any knowledge about cancer therapies. In effect, it's an online book burning that's pursued for the purpose of eliminating all competition for chemotherapy, thus boosting the revenues of Big Pharma and keeping people sickened with cancer.

The outright fraud of cancer non-profit groups

And don't even get me started on the pink ribbon cancer non-profit groups, which are a total fraud, of course. They refuse to even teach women the basics of cancer prevention. They won't teach anyone about vitamin D, for example, or the anti-cancer properties of fresh produce. Their focus is to trap women in a system of cancer screening that actually causes cancer: Mammography! (The one breast cancer non-profit I do support is and their "Think Before You Pink" campaign.)

Mammograms actually cause cancer, didn't you know? They irradiate the breast and heart. If you get enough mammograms, you'll eventually get breast cancer, because the mammography machines gave it to you! And once you're given a cancer diagnosis, they've got you trapped in a system of dangerous chemotherapy treatments that will absolutely destroy your health.

It's quite a racket. An incredible scam. But hey, if you believe that buying "pink" candy made with cancer-causing chemicals is a great way to support cancer "research" (whatever that means), then go ahead! Buy all the pink crap you can find in the stores! Just don't kid yourself into thinking you're helping find a cure for cancer.

The truth is, they're not looking for a cure. They're just looking to make a quick buck by selling you false hope... the hope that by buying more junk, you will be part of finding a "solution" for cancer.

Well, the solution already exists, folks. It's found in anti-cancer foods, herbs and supplements. It's found in the sunshine over your head, in the alkaline water machines, in the superfoods like goji berries, cacao and acai berries. The solution to cancer has already been found. It just can't be patented. It's not a drug. So the cancer industry has zero interest in actual cancer solutions that really work, and they keep selling the lie that they're "looking" for a cure.

At the same time, they are doing their very best to try to scare people away from nutritional supplements that actually protect healthy cells: Vitamin C, chlorella, zinc, omega-3 oils and so on. That's their strategy: Keep people sick and stupid. Act like they're "searching for the cure." Take your money, sell you false hopes, and keep you ignorant so that you never find out the REAL cures for cancer that exist right now.

That's the sad (but true) state of our modern cancer industry. It's a racket run by deceptive, dishonorable people who are far more interested in making a quick buck than solving the world's cancer problems.

Their jobs, after all, depend on cancer. And very few people will ever advocate something that might be a threat to their paychecks.

And remember this: Chemotherapy is merely a very expensive form of physician-assisted suicide.


Some of the best anti-cancer supplements I know of include:

7-Herb Formula:

Blood Support:

Rene Caisse Formulas (ESSIAC):



Foundation Blue-Green Algae:


Vitamineral Green:

Amazon Herbs: (especially their Una de Gato formulas)

New Chapter Host Defense:

North American Herb & Spice Amaz-A-Power:

Also great for halting cancer: Chinese herbal medicine, sunshine, Vitamin D mega dosing (under supervision of naturopath), insulin potentiation therapy combined with nutrition, UV light treatments, liver detox and colon detox treatments, etc.

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In 2013, Adams created the Natural News Forensic Food Laboratory, a research lab that analyzes common foods and supplements, reporting the results to the public. He is well known for his incredibly popular consumer activism video blowing the lid on fake blueberries used throughout the food supply. He has also exposed "strange fibers" found in Chicken McNuggets, fake academic credentials of so-called health "gurus," dangerous "detox" products imported as battery acid and sold for oral consumption, fake acai berry scams, the California raw milk raids, the vaccine research fraud revealed by industry whistleblowers and many other topics.

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