Breast Cancer – Spontaneous Regression (Part 1)

02 Dec 2008

Cancers, even advanced cancers, can sometimes undergo what is called ‘spontaneous regression’ – i.e., they can simply disappear without trace. This is a phenomenon well known to medical science. In the 1960s, Tilden C. Everson and Warren H. Cole wrote a small book on the topic, Spontaneous Regression of Cancer. Spontaneous regressions are poorly understood and have generally been thought to occur only rarely, but a recent study carried out by a team of researchers led by epidemiologist H. Gilbert Welch, MD, of Dartmouth Medical School, suggests that spontaneous regression may be considerably more common than previously thought. The study, published this week in the journal Archives of Internal Medicine,.

Paper Linking Influenza to Vitamin D Deficiency

02 Dec 2008

On the epidemiology of influenza December 2008 “In a post-hoc analysis of the side effect questions of their original three-year RCT, they discovered 104 post-menopausal African American women given vitamin D were three times less likely to report cold and flu symptoms than 104 placebo controls. A low dose (800 IU/day) not only reduced reported incidence, it abolished the seasonality of reported colds and flu. A higher dose (2000 IU/day), given during the last year of their trial, virtually eradicated all reports of colds or flu. Recent discoveries about vitamin D’s mechanism of action in combating infections led Science News to suggest that vitamin D is the “antibiotic vitamin” due.

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