PS - It is coincidental that last night, there was a presentation on a current-affairs program.
They spoke of "Super Foods" that heal and help.
Some weeks ago they highlighted the Mediterranean diet pill, and months ago - the French Paradox.
In between they highlighted the "Fountain of Youth" pill.
The COMMON thread in every presentation, was "Anti-Oxidants" / OPC's etc.. The difference seems to be that oh so many fields are converging on this one issue, that of Anti-Oxidants (OPC's). .. .. So, as poor motrals, we are faced with the wild claims of the supplement marketers, and the new contradictions of the likes of VitE/Selenium.
< There is an assumption that if you read something about a supplement, that there must be some evidence that it works, and that it's all natural stuff, anyway, so where is the harm?.......So, what do I do for health? Lots of fruits and vegetables, not too much meat, ....... No pills, supplements, no vitamin or mineral pills, nothing.>
It was not that many years ago that the word CANCER was an effective death sentence. There is no proof that ANY supplement will really help, but I suspect that there will never be any real proof , as pressented by a double-blind test, as who, facing death from cancer, would agree to take what might be the placebo. What medical organisation would even attempt such a life threatening experiment.
< Many of us accept and take vit D and pomegranate extract. We all do our research and decide what we want to try.>
Most us us are finally accepting the fact that VitD is just so vital to most bodily functions. In reality, by taking Pomegranate, you are accepting a single sub-set of OPC's as being of potential benefit, or otherwise you would not take it.
<The surgeon shrugged off questions on his RP path report with a comment "who can understand those things">
I had a similar response from a UDoc whilst he had a full Medical-Report (technical) of how OPC's killed cancer (in vitro), he said that it "Could not work". So we have cancer clinics saying one thing and Surgeons saying another. Cutters cut, researchers-research..
When YOU are the one with CANCER, then I know which one I would be listening too if I wish to extend MY life..
It's a fascinating field of study, and all that we mugs can do is to listen to the many opinions, and look for a common thread.
<We were so focused on the adenocarcinoma areas of his path report that we paid little or no attention to the atrophy find.>
Atrophy is also the word used by researchers, to describe DEAD cancer. I don't think that the word appears on Path-reports too often, because CANCER rarely regresses by itself. One would think that something caused the cancer to atrophise (is that the word?). BUT - then returned ??
<I wouldn't medicate myself with any substance without proof that it's safe and effective.>
The thing that I find most challenging and interesting, is the number of people who make this observation, and declare that THEIR diet is the best and most pure, and THEY TOO , end up with CANCER.
So - if the most basic and pure of diets cannot offer a guarantee of protection, and there is no true proof that these magic Supplements do any good or any harm, then why would one who is keen on extending a now troubled life, not consider a gamble..?
Google Neuwirt opc prostate cancer and read between the lines, which is all you can do when you are dumb like me. When you dig and dig, you come across more and more of these papers, giving hope and demanding research, which will never come, because there will NEVER be a profit in proving that ANY supplement works. .. It will remain in the realms of University Medical research. This little black duck aint gona ignore what researchers say.. just so my family can read the headstone saying "Nothing harmfull, passed his lips"
.. And then there is your Government... giving hints on what is good in fighting problems, and more importantly WHY...
http://www.ars.usda.gov/SP2UserFiles/Place/12354500/Data/ORAC/ORAC_R2.pdf Read this or give up all hope!
If you would like a copy of the full paper (by Neuwirt) , just email me peterra2(at)gmail.com