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Chemotherapy Unintentionally Gives Evidence for Alternative Medicine
Fortunately chemotherapy gives evidence to the claim of alternative medicine
Chemotherapy proves that free radicals kill cells, both cancerous and healthy
I have been saying that free radicals are both helpful and harmful. The nitric oxide (NO), a gas free radical, is helpful when it is produced by the endothelium nitric oxidase (NO/eNOS). This free radical signals the inner wall of the artery to dilate and allow more blood flow. This alleviates angina and heart attack. The NO produced by the inducible nitric oxidase (iNOS) and mediated by the macrophage (a component of immune system) is harmful in the following way: During rheumatic fever, the bacterium Streptococcus pyogenes infects the muscles of the heart including the valves. Macrophages shoot the bacteria and the infected cells with NO/iNOS used as bullets. The bacterium and infected cells are hit. However, healthy cells in the vicinity of infected cells are hit as well. Healthy cells of valves, like mitral valve, sustain scars that graduate as stenosis in the long run. The stenosis or hardening interferes with the closing of valves that allows backflow of blood. When NO/iNOs is used to kill germs it is useful.
However, other kinds of free radicals are harmful if their population overwhelms the built-in enzyme antioxidants of the body. These antioxidants are superoxide dismutase, glutathione peroxidase, glutathione reductase, and catalase. We produce free radicals as by-products of body processes like metabolism of glucose that produce energy. Its by-product is superoxide which is a master free radical because it produces siblings like hydroxyl radical and hydrogen peroxide. We also get free radicals like ozone and derivatives like nitrous oxide from the environment. The ideal is that there should be a balance between free radicals and derivatives on the one hand and antioxidants on the other hand. When antioxidants are overwhelmed oxidative stress occurs resulting in diseases.
We all know that germs cause disease. For example, Salmonella typhi, a bacterium, causes typhoid fever. But what is the cause of cancer? Conventional medicine says cancer is caused by a mutation of the DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) in the chromosome, the heredity material. But what causes this mutation? Conventional does not give an answer. It may know the cause but does not mention it.
Conventional medicine does not know the cause of cancer (DeBakey, M. MD and A. Gotto, Jr. MD. The New Living Heart. 1997). The anatomy of the breast is discussed but the cause of the mutation in breast cancer is not discussed (Kaelin, C. M. MD, MPH. Living Through Breast Cancer. 2005).
We will grant that conventional medicine knows the cause of the mutation that results in cancer. However, it had not been mentioning it. All it mentions are risk factors of cancer. The drugs that had been developed and those in the process of development have been based on risk factors. Being based on risk factors these drugs are ineffective in treating cancer, and fail to cure cancer.
A risk factors is not a cause as DeBakey. MD and Gotto, MD had written in their book. They said that a risk factor is a device used to predict the probability that a person will contract a disease (DeBakey, M. MD and A. Gotto, Jr. MD. The New Living Heart. 1997).
Free radicals in chemo drugs
Fortunately, conventional medicine unintentionally provides evidences that free radicals kill cancer cells and healthy cells as well. I have other Hubs on free radicals.
Drugs used in chemotherapy, like adriamycin (doxorubicin), produce a lot of free radicals (Sharma, H. MD. Freedom from Disease. 1993). It is these free radicals that kill cancer cells and healthy cells like white blood cells, red blood cells and platelets.
Sessions in chemotherapy are phased so that these cells have time to recover, meaning to reproduce and replace those that had been killed (Schiller, J. H. , MD, K. Pales. M:S and A. Cipau, MBA. 100 Questions &Answers about Lung Cancer. 2010). It is essential that a patient being given chemo has a high blood count. These authors simply say that mutation results from the disturbance of the DNA. No mention of free radicals.
“Free radicals can be caught in the act of creating cancer by using electron spin resonance (ESR) spectrometers. The unbalanced electron spin caused by the unpaired electrons in free radicals shows up in these tests. Organs with excessive free radical activity appear as hot spots” [Sharma, H., MD. Freedom from Disease (How to control free radicals, a major cause of aging and disease) 1993:90].
Even as it uses adriamycin conventional medicine will not mention that it produces free radicals that kill cancerous and healthy cells. I discussed reasons in several Hubs that I posted.
One reason is that Big Pharma does not want cancer victims to get cured. Cancer research that is based on free radicals will make prevention of cancer easy with antioxidants and treatment less costly. Another reason is that a recognition that free radicals kill cells is a virtual recognition of chelation therapy. This is an effective alternative to coronary arterial bypass graft surgery (CABG) and angioplasty. CABG is a billion dollar industry.For more information on chelation therapy you may access the Internet: chelation therapy cranton frackelton.
Chelation therapy prevents, treats and cures heart disease. It prevents and treats cancer. It is ethical, without side effects and not invasive. Of the 600,000 patients who had undergone chelation therapy, no one died from it.
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Useful application of free radicals
It takes some painstaking literature research to find that chemo drugs uses free radicals to kill tumor or cancer cells, and healthy cells. The reason is that conventional medicine snubs free radicals and their derivatives called reactive oxygen species.
Free radicals causing mutations in the DNA result in tumor or cancer. That is an undesirable effect.
Free radicals likewise cause mutations in tumor or cancer cells and directly kill them. These are desirable effects.
That is why free radicals can be put to good use in killing tumor or cancer cells. This is easily demonstrated in the gene therapy for cancer. I have written about this in my other Hubs.
In gene therapy for cancer, the free radical produced by the inducible nitric oxide synthase is used. This has been demonstrated in mice. A technique in biotechnology is employed, called recombinant DNA..
The gene that produces inducible nitric oxide synthase, an enzyme, is delivered precisely on cancer cells. When this enzyme gets into the cancer cells it produces nitric oxide. Nitric oxide, a free radical. kills the cancer cells. It kills by destroying the cell membrane, the nucleus and the mitochondria among others. Mitochondria is the energy factory of the cell, both healthy and tumorous or cancerous. Without energy, the cell cannot duplicate; eventually it will die.