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Can orange juice really conquer cancer?

by , 12 June 2013

If an apple a day keeps the doctor away, could orange juice keep cancer away? Well, that's what researchers at the National Institutes of Health are reporting. Read on to find out what they've found…

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health believe orange juice could be an effective cancer treatment.

But the treatment requires far more than a few glasses of orange juice. Essentially, it requires massive doses of intravenous vitamin C.

The link between orange juice and cancer prevention revealed

According to Dr Allen Spreen of Northstar Nutritionals, Dr Scott Greenberg of the Magaziner Center for Wellness in Cherry Hill, NJ has treated several patients successfully.

For example, one of Greenberg’s patients was diagnosed with lung cancer that had spread to his brain and another patent had breast cancer that could be seen protruding from her chest.

Both were told their situations were grim.

However, after several months of the vitamin C treatment both patients responded well and today, both are doing well and appear to be cancer free. “In fact, the breast cancer patient is past the critical five-year mark, typically considered a full remission,” says Dr Spreen.

So how does the vitamin C treatment work?

While some researchers believe the treatment works by killing the cancer cells outright, others believe its vitamin C’s powerful antioxidant protection at work.

According to Dr Spreen, both theories are right, to a degree.

That’s because just like chemotherapy, vitamin C produces hydrogen peroxide in the body (the same stuff you used to kill germs on cuts and abrasions)

Hydrogen peroxide has a powerful oxidising effect inside the body. And while oxidation (often referred to as free radical damage) is largely considered a bad thing, the flood of oxygen that results from the breakdown of hydrogen peroxide within the body actually destroys cancer cells, leaving healthy cells unharmed while super-charging the immune system.

However, unlike chemotherapy, with this treatment, side-effects are essentially non-existent.

According to Dr Greenberg, the therapy can be used in conjunction with more traditional therapies. But, “just as is the case with chemo and radiation, the treatment doesn’t work for everyone, but it's certainly worth the effort for patients battling with cancer,” he explains.

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