How to Live Longer and Feel Better, Even With Cancer, Using Vitamin C

Nutritional therapy is also known as Orthomolecular therapy.

According to the Orthomolecular Medicine website, “Orthomolecular medicine, as conceptualized by double-Nobel laureate Linus Pauling, aims to restore the optimum environment of the body by correcting imbalances or deficiencies based on individual biochemistry, using substances natural to the body such as vitamins, minerals, amino acids, trace elements and fatty acids.”

In a 1996 article in the Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine entitled “How to Live Longer and Feel Better, Even With Cancer”, Dr. Abram Hoffer, Ph.D., M.D. reports on a study of 134 cancer patients undergoing standard cancer care who were given nutritional therapy which primarily consisted of large daily doses of Vitamin C (> 10 grams). These patients were seen between August 1977 and March 1988 and were followed until December 31, 1989.

 Dr. Hoffer concluded that “orthomolecular treatment given to female related cancers had improved life expectancy about 20 times compared to our non random controls and 12 times for other cancers.”

“In the first year after treatment, 75% of the control group of 33 died, compared to 25% from the treated group of 101. January 1, 1992, 41 patients were still alive from the treated group and one from the control. The average survival was 49 months for the treated group compared to 15 months for the control.”

Here’s Figure 1 (Effect of Orthomolecular Treatment on Survival of Cancer Patients) from the article that really drives the point home:

The article also stated that survival rates increased with intake of Coenzyme Q10 (and that Vitamin E and Selenium help to regenerate Coenzyme Q10).

The entire text of this article is available here.

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