Reader’s Question: My father-in-law has advanced prostate cancer. The treatments are making him so sick with nausea and vomiting that he doesn’t even want to take them anymore. We want to keep fighting this. Is there anything else we should be looking into?
Dr. Glenn Rothfeld: I’m truly sorry for what your father-in-law is going through. I’ve had many patients over the years who were in the exact same boat.
The way cancer is treated in America today is a tragedy. The “slash and burn” approach leaves so many people feeling worse than ever.
As far as alternative treatments go, you may have seen me mention high-dose intravenous vitamin C (IVC) before. I’ve been treating my own patients with it for years, including patients with
IVC basically produces hydrogen peroxide in your body, which is toxic to cancer cells. And it doesn’t come with the laundry list of side effects like chemotherapy and radiation.
And, believe it or not, the science behind IVC for treating cancer (and even using it alongside mainstream treatments, like chemotherapy) is so positive that even medical authorities are beginning to back research on it. That’s pretty rare for an alternative treatment.
So where do you get it? Your best bet is to alternative health practitioners using the Yes To Life directory.
You should always talk to your regular doc about any alternative treatments you’re pursuing. If your doctor isn’t that familiar with IVC, he should get in touch with the University of Kansas Medical Center, which has developed a treatment protocol.
Many alternative doctors (like me) follow it or some version of it.
Finally, there’s been some really exciting recent research on the flavonol quercetin for treating prostate conditions and inhibiting tumor growth. It’s a very healthy and safe supplement that can be found affordably online.
Remember, you can email me your health questions any time. Just drop me a line at email@example.comWishing you the best of health,
Dr. Glenn S. Rothfeld
Nutrition & Healing
Infusion Clinic, kumc.edu/school-of-medicine/integrative-medicine/patient-services/infusion-clinic.html
IVC Protocol, riordanclinic.org/research-study/vitamin-c-research-ivc-protocol/
High-Dose Vitamin C (PDQ®)–Patient Version, cancer.gov/about-cancer/treatment/cam/patient/vitamin-c-pdq#link/_18