According to, studies have found that patients who received intravenous high-dose Vitamin C had better quality of life and fewer side effects than those who did not. Vitamin C is an essential nutrient that must be gained from sources outside the human body. It is an antioxidant used for colds and cancer prevention because it is thought to protect cells from free radical damage, is important for the production of proteins and formation of collagen in the skin and it helps promote wound healing and reduce inflammation.

According to the U.S. NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE, “Researchers have made massive strides over the last 20 years and have addressed many of these important aspects, such as the best route for administration, safety, interactions with chemotherapy, quality of life, and potential mechanisms of action. Although Vitamin C is often considered a good marker of fruit and vegetable intake, the vitamin has essential functions within the body, including integral roles in various anti-cancer mechanisms. Because of the pleiotropic functions of Vitamin C, optimizing its levels in the body through diet and supplementation is likely to be of benefit to oncology patients.”

One of the most famous forerunners of Vitamin C treatment for disease prevention was Dr. Linus Pauling, a two–time Nobel Laureate. Dr. Linus Pauling proposed that Vitamin C could be used to treat cancer and his studies conducted in the 1970s and 1980s suggested the use of oral doses up to 10 grams/day were helpful in increasing the survival time and improving the quality of life of terminal cancer patients. Today’s most recent studies using the intravenous route of administration are showing promise to Paulings’ theories. 

For more information on how high-dose Vitamin C can be used as a treatment for people with various forms of cancer for those not on chemotherapy, please check out one of the latest articles on

High-Dose Vitamin C (PDQ®)–Health Professional Version
was originally published by the National Cancer Institute.

Mistletoe Therapy
by Lucas Tims, ND, FABNO from Riordan Clinic.

Mistletoe (European)
was originally published by the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.


Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) is any medical and health care systems, practices, or products that are not thought of as standard medical care. CAM is for people who want to try additional methods to help them cope with side effects during cancer treatment, or to deal with stress and other discomforts.


Glutathione also known as “the mother of all antioxidants,” is a powerful antioxidant synthesized in cells. Maintaining optimal levels of glutathione is essential to your health and is the secret to preventing aging, cancer, heart disease, dementia and more. Studies have suggested that intravenous glutathione reduces and protects against toxicity, reduces side effects from cancer treatments, improves quality of life and enhances therapeutic effects in some cancer patients using chemotherapy.

According to recent article on Medical News Today, Glutathione’s many important functions include the following:

  • Making DNA, the building blocks of proteins and cells

  • Supporting immune function

  • Forming sperm cells

  • Breaking down some free radicals

  • Helping certain enzymes function

  • Regenerating Vitamins C and E

  • Transporting mercury out of the brain

  • Helping the liver and gallbladder deal with fats

  • Assisting regular cell death (a process known as apoptosis)

For more information on Glutathione and its effect on cancer, please check out one of the latest articles on Medical News Today here.


According to the American Migraine Foundation, “It is believed magnesium may prevent the wave of brain signaling, called cortical spreading depression, which produces the visual and sensory changes that are the common forms of aura. Other mechanisms of magnesium action include improved platelet function and decreased release or blocking of pain transmitting chemicals in the brain such as Substance P and glutamate. Magnesium may also prevent narrowing of brain blood vessels caused by the neurotransmitter serotonin. Additionally, Magnesium has also been studied for the acute, as-needed treatment of severe, difficult-to-treat migraine. Magnesium sulfate given intravenously was found to be most effective in those with a history of migraine with aura. In those without a history of aura, no difference was seen in immediate pain relief or nausea relief by magnesium, but there was less light and noise sensitivity after the infusion.”

For more information on Magnesium and migraines, visit the American Migraine Foundation here.