posted on Mar, 14 2013 @ 02:32 PM
Originally posted by Skywatcher2011
Originally posted by luciddream
Im seriously tired of people with no knowledge parroting crap. "Take this alternative megadose of Vitamin C, it will cure HIV and Cancer and
Btw, I have studied biochem, organic chem, bio, A&P as well as genetics and numerous health books.
I think I know a thing or two about Vit C. I also take copious amounts of it a day and feel great. Not saying it cures cancer, but I am sure it will
help prevent "natural" cancer along with a proper diet and limited harmful exposure to external factors which support causation of cancer.
I thought that since vitamin c is water soluble and not fat soluble that there is only so much that the body can absorb and the rest (like the other
water soluble vitamins) just come out in your urine.
The big fat soluble ones are A, D, E, and K (I think).
From memory(so it's probably wrong), I think I remember reading something that hinted that cancer is the natural order of things. All cells have
telomeres or a repeating of the "stop" codon at the end of their DNA strand. Usually, when creating a new cell, the DNA is read and these
instructions are used to make a new functioning cell. When it gets to the end (polymerase is the enzyme responsible) it reads the stop codons and
stops copying the DNA that goes into the new cell. Every time the DNA is copied and a new cell is created the telomeres or stop codons get a little
bit shorter. Eventually, the stop codon is gone and ends of the DNA that code for something get dropped off. Usually the cell dies (senesence), but
I imagine sometimes this isn't the case.
This, of course, is just one of the ways that your DNA can get damaged and may result in it still living, but functioning in a way that we'd call
"cancerous". Basically, a lot of things around you can hurt a cells DNA, but it's a crap shoot as to whether it'll hurt it in such a way that
Everything from fast moving high energy radiation that smacks into the DNA and damages it like x-ray radiation and UV radiation to chemicals to just
being alive and having your cells divide can cause cancer and probably will eventually. I imagine that things that damage your cells like cigarette
smoke and inflammation cause them to divide more than normal and the telomeres get shorter until the cells become cancerous.
I remember that there is an enzyme called telomerase that is present in the bodies sex cells that repair the terlomeres since those cells divide
I think that's a characteristic that they share with cancer cells; not the enzyme telomerase, but dividing abnormally fast. It's what current
mainstream treatments use to kill the cells. All the cells in the body get poisoned, but the fast growing cells die before the healthy cells. It's
why you lose your hair. Hair is a product of another fast growing cell.