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Cancer And The Role Of Oxidative Stress

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Dr. Keith Block's time as a patient suffering from bleeding ulcers and migraines, made a lasting impression on him. Being a patient made him see the importance of treating patients as whole individuals. This led him into like-minded therapies and philosophies.

Dr. Block is concerned over the fact that even when conventional cancer treatment is effective, if oxidative stress is not dealt with, the foundation is laid for a more aggressive cancer later.

Transcribed from video interview

Dr. Block:
Oxidation is what we all unfortunately need and yet suffer from. This is the free radicals which are loose electrons on a molecule that can fly around and hit other tissue and actually cause more free radicals. So it kind of has a chain reaction effect.

The easiest analogy for people to understand is driving down the freeway and having a blow out. And that blow out is like a loose electron and it sends your car careening into another car that then might careen into another, a third car and you get the chain, right?

When we eat foods if we have a rich fido chemical antioxidant diet filled with all different kinds of colors of fruits and vegetables, you actually lay a foundation of protection where these free radicals are stabilized. And so there’s not blowouts. There’s no loose electrons around.

Now the problem with oxidative stress, as we know, that cancers require it to grow. And in fact, mutation occurs from free radicals crashing into DNA and actually causing a defect. And those mutations can take an otherwise quiet cancer cell and turn up the heat making them more aggressive.

And as that starts to happen, you can get actually a much more aggressive disease even going through conventional treatment that’s successful. Without addressing the oxidative stress, way down the road those leftover cells, the residual cells could rear their heads up again and they have the risk of actually becoming a more aggressive cancer in the future.

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