Integrative Nutritional Therapy for Standard Cancer Treatment: Vitamin C Stops Radiation Damage in Fukushima Nuclear Plant Workers

In a 2012 article from the Orthomolecular Medicine News Service entitled ‘Vitamin C Prevents Radiation Damage‘ authors from the Japanese Orthomolecular Medicine News Service found that “workers with severe radiation exposure at the Fukushima nuclear plant had major reduction in cancer risk when supplemented with vitamin C and other anti-oxidative nutrients.”

Furthermore, “four workers who took intravenous vitamin C (25,000 mg) therapy before they went in, and continuously took anti-oxidative supplements during the working period, had no significant change in both free DNA and overall cancer risk.”

The entire text of the article is available here.

In a related presentation entitled ‘Effect of Vitamin C and anti-oxidative nutrition on radiation-induced gene expression in Fukushima nuclear plant workers‘ Dr. Atsuo Yanagisawa, M.D., Ph.D. from the Japanese College of IV Therapy states that Vitamin C is a protector against internal and external radiation and that oral intake of vitamin C prevents radiation-induced DNA damage in humans.

An official statement made by the Japanese College of Intravenous Therapy (penned by six MDs and one PhD) regarding nutritional therapy for radiation exposure is as follows:

“It is our strongest recommendation that those living in the effected areas regularly take antioxidant supplements such as vitamin C to counteract the negative consequences of long-term low dose radiation exposure as well as to protect the health of coming generations.”

“People who have a possible internal and/or external radiation exposure should take anti-oxidative supplements to maintain optimal anti-oxidative reserve in their own body.”

The authors of these statements recommended the following supplement regimen for individuals exposed to radiation:

(1) Vitamin C: 1-3 g: 3-4 times a day Alpha-lipoic acid: 100-300 mg: twice a day Selenium: 50-200 micrograms: twice a day Vitamin E: 100-200 mg: twice a day (along with other essential vitamins and minerals)
The authors recommended the following supplement regimen for people working in radiation-contaminated areas of the Fukushima Nuclear Plant, in addition to (1) above:

(2) Vitamin C 25g i.v. before working at the nuclear plant radiation-contaminated area.
This article included before and after photos of a woman with stage 4 stomach cancer who was treated with i.v. Vitamin C and followed the above supplement regimen:

The authors of this presentation concluded with the following statement:

“Only Vitamin C and other anti-oxidative nutritious supplements can save the people’s life from radiation injury.”

…and made the following proposal:

Maintaining optimal anti-oxidation reserve by taking Vitamin C and other anti-oxidative nutrition is essential for cancer prevention and treatment, anti-aging, radiation-protection, and optimum health.

Based upon this research and research available at Orthomolecular Medicine Online, the following supplement regimen should be useful for cancer prevention and as an integrative therapy for standard cancer treatment:

Vitamin C: 1-3 g: 3-4 times a day
(or Liposomal Vitamin C: 1-2g: twice a day) Alpha-lipoic acid: 100-300 mg: twice a day Selenium: 50-200 micrograms: twice a day Vitamin E: 100-200 mg: twice a day (along with other essential vitamins and minerals)

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