We Interrupt Your Day: Antioxidant News

We interrupt your day to bring you two reports hot off the press.

#1 from The Washington Post, entitled: “The latest study about antioxidants is terrifying. Scientists think they may boost cancer cells to spread faster.” Gee, anyone want to guess what this is about? The title seems so vague!

And file #2 is the original research source cited by this Washington Post article entitled: “Study shows antioxidant use may promote spread of cancer.”

Many of you know that, for over twenty years, I’ve taught this same conclusion, including once more during the Sunday morning of this year’s Back to School for Doctors seminar. There, you’ll recall, I reemphasized a point I’ve made often, that apoptosis was the primary innate cell mechanism to prevent dying cells from morphing into living cancer cells, and that ANTIOXIDANTS INHIBIT APOPTOSIS, thus spreading cancer.

The antioxidant/free radical pathology paradigm has been the most intensively studied and most repeatedly discredited concept in the history of nutrition, since the discovery of vitamins in the second decade of the 20th century (a hundred years ago)!

Please read these “terrifying” reports of the cancer-promoting antioxidants that are sold high, wide, and handsome. The antioxidant/free radical pathology paradigm was born in the early 1950s and was used to justify the nature of synthetic vitamins as oxygen-inhibiting chemicals, like certain preservatives such as BHT and BHA (also carcinogens). This foolish, dangerous, and discredited theory has no place in the Lee Philosophy of Nutrition.

Please share these articles with your skeptical doctors, patients, and peers.

Mark Anderson

For five decades now, Mark Anderson has been with Standard Process, training health professionals from all branches of the healing arts in the science of nutritional therapeutics. Along with the legendary holistic pioneer Bernard Jensen, Mark co-authored the critically acclaimed Empty Harvest: Understanding the Link Between Our Food, Our Immunity, and Our Planet.

Mark compiled, edited, and published three volumes from the works of Dr. Royal Lee, the “father of nutritional therapeutics.” He also developed and created the Selene River Press Historical Archives, a one-of-a-kind vast online resource for doctors, health seekers, and researchers. Free to all, the Historical Archives preserves the immense body of work produced by nutritional pioneers of the 20th century. The collection documents the origins of holistic thinking, a philosophy that is now bearing fruit. As Mark knows better than most, so-called “new discoveries” heralded by today’s scientific press as fundamental breakthroughs in health and healing can be traced back to discoveries made decades ago—and reported in the corpus of the Historical Archives. Mark believes that unless you want to be the ninth person to be the first to discover something, you better know your history. After all, what we often call “progress” is nothing more than the rediscovery of a truth encountered—but rejected—long ago. And too bad—credit is almost never afforded retroactively.

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