• Vitamins bad for you?

    Asked by Terri on Tuesday, October 27, 2015

    Vitamins bad for you?

    What do you think of the new study that says antioxidants make your cancer grow faster?

    11 Answers from the Community

    11 answers
    • barryboomer's Avatar
      barryboomer

      Post it I want to see the study.....maybe during chemo but not after...
      Get the antioxidants from plant foods.

      about 4 years ago
    • Jalemans' Avatar
      Jalemans

      My doctor told me to stop taking multivitamins. Never said why.

      about 4 years ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer (Best Answer!)

      A quote from the article:
      “We discovered that metastasizing melanoma cells experience very high levels of oxidative stress, which leads to the death of most metastasizing cells,” said Dr. Sean Morrison, CRI Director and Mary McDermott Cook Chair in Pediatric Genetics at UT Southwestern Medical Center. “Administration of antioxidants to the mice allowed more of the metastasizing melanoma cells to survive, increasing metastatic disease burden.”

      about 4 years ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar
      BoiseB

      I was not clear whether the antioxidants were artificial or those naturally occurring in foods. It would seem almost impossible for me to get the right balance of nutrients without getting some antioxidants.

      about 4 years ago
    • barryboomer's Avatar
      barryboomer

      Antioxidants are IN Plant Foods so Eat the Whole Food.
      Mostly Vitamins are like a Med.....Eat your vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytonutrients. It's all mumbo jumbo anyway. Everything for Life and Great Health is in an Apple or Almond and Everything for Poor Health and death is in Cookies and Sodas.....It's SO Simple that many people just don't get it.....How many people looking to lose weight make Authors, Drug Makers and So Called Diet Doctors RICH....it's a joke. It's not that hard to understand....it's just hard to do so everybody is looking for some short cut.....that just doesn't exist....

      about 4 years ago
    • barryboomer's Avatar
      barryboomer

      http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/antioxidants-topic-overview Very good info.....KISS keep it simple stupid....love that saying...

      about 4 years ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar
      BoiseB

      Thanks for the article Barry, If I put the two articles together the conclusion I get is that processed or artificial is not good. Don't worry about the antioxidants in your normal foods. Did I get it right?

      about 4 years ago
    • Terri's Avatar
      Terri

      I have been taking a lot of Tumeric thinking it would help my Stage 4 melanoma. I guess I am making it worse. We want to do things to help ourselves, so we have power over our situation, and it backfires! Thanks for the information everyone!

      about 4 years ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar
      BoiseB

      Terri, I got into turmeric when I substituted it for saffron in a Spanish dish. Saffron was yellow so I thought I thought "This turmeric is yellow ; saffron is yellow therefore I can substitute. Saffron even cheap saffron is expensive. I don't know if the dish was authentic but It was delicious. Now I can't cook without turmeric. I use it in soups, stews, chili, lentil dishes, and all bean dishes. I also add it to salad dressings. It also tends to give foods a golden glow. I certainly hope that I am not feeding any cancers I have running about

      about 4 years ago
    • barryboomer's Avatar
      barryboomer

      High Doses of curcumin can help cancer...look it up on PubMed and other places....

      about 4 years ago

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