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.