Monday, July 28, 2014

The Issue of Supplements During Treatment

The information about whether or not to take supplements during treatment is confusing. The vast majority of oncologists say to avoid all supplements, especially anti-oxidants, during treatments, but I think that's a shortsighted stance. There's a plethora of research studies showing the benefits (and sometimes the downfalls) of adding a few supplements to your protocol. There are many oncologists that are anti-supplementation, but then there are lots of cancer nutritionists, and other alternative specialists who are pro-supplementaton during treatments. Not knowing who to trust, we often end up avoiding healthy supplements that can act synergistically with our radiation/chemo/etc., or we pick the wrong supplements which can lessen the cancer killing effect of the treatment. But how do we know what to do? Who do we trust? We don't have the time, or often the brain power, to sift through everything when we're dealing with a new diagnosis, or the progression of disease. That's why I was very excited to see that Ben Williams, Ph.D. updated his research on the issue of supplements during cancer treatment. You may recognize Ben Williams, Ph.D. as a glioblastoma fighter who wrote the book, Surviving "Terminal" Cancer. He's an incredible resource who is very active in the brain tumor world. This guy knows his stuff. His paper is 42 pages, which may seem overwhelming at first, but when dealing with such a complex issue you really do want exhaustive information. This is truly a fabulous resource. You can access the document below, just click. Enjoy.

The Role of Supplements (including Anti-Oxidants) in Cancer Treatment

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