If there’s anything that should be “settled science,” it’s the ability of nutritional treatments to prevent and reverse cancer. In fact, as I’ll explain in a moment, a new study found a strong connection between higher vitamin D blood levels and improved survival rates in women with breast cancer.
But when researchers come up with amazing findings about natural approaches, they always end their report with the caveat: “We need more research.”
That answer must work for somebody.
Perhaps it works for the “welfare queens in lab coats.” (Former Rep. Earnest Istook of Oklahoma used that term to describe researchers with the National Institutes of Health at congressional hearings in the early 2000s. Congress continues to lavish billions in annual research funds on NIH. Yet the government’s “crown jewel” can’t get its own house in order, as I reported last week.
This irrational call for ever more research, forever, reminds me of the college of cardinals debating about how many angels can dance on the head of a pin.
Of course, never forming a definitive conclusion in medical research provides the same kind of job security as never finding the cures provides for the crony capitalist healthcare system.
I communicate regularly with groups of excellent, well-intentioned, evidence-based physicians who actively seek better ways to screen, diagnose, treat, and even prevent cancer. They will listen (most of them, politely) to the data on nutritional approaches for cancer. But they’re really more focused on sorting through the huge mounds of data that continue to pour out of conventional cancer studies.
Ironically, modern mainstream medicine uses 21st century technologies to investigate a positively medieval paradigm of cancer treatment that includes burning, cutting and poisoning. Continuing this mindless research is like trying to fine tune an engine in a vehicle that’s running on bald tires. It probably won’t get you where you want to go. And if it does, it won’t be done safely.
By contrast, the new study I mentioned earlier takes a whole different approach…
Significantly prolonging life with vitamin D
Kaiser Permanente established the Pathways Study for 1,666 breast cancer survivors in 2006. And they completed enrollment in 2013.
It was a prospective cohort study, which means the researchers identified and evaluated the women at the start of the study, and then followed them over time to observe results.
A prospective cohort study is as close as you can get to doing a controlled “experimental” study in people. Plus, the researchers controlled for other factors that influence quality of life and survival in women with breast cancer.
The women who participated in the Pathways Study had an average age of 58. They also all had real, invasive breast cancers. (By contrast, mammography often turns up “fake” cancers — such as ductal carcinomas in situ — that don’t invade the body and would never result in death of the patient.)
Survival times improve by as much as 63 percent
Turns out, women with the highest-third vitamin D blood levels at the time of diagnosis had a 28 percent better prognosis for survival and reduced risk of dying on average compared to women with the lowest-third vitamin D levels.
Among premenopausal women, the highest vitamin D levels were associated with a 55 to 63 percent better prognosis and lower risk of dying compared to women with lower levels. This finding is significant, as breast cancers in premenopausal women are typically more deadly and difficult to treat.
The bottom line?
With this simple nutritional approach, postmenopausal women can prolong survival by more than one-quarter. And premenopausal women can prolong it by up to two-thirds!
Many other studies show the benefits of vitamin D for survival from breast cancer. In addition, vitamin D helps prevent and improve survival from many different cancers. In fact, earlier this summer, I told you about the latest research on vitamin D and colon cancer.
We continue to learn more and more about the importance of getting some sun exposure every day. It boosts your body’s production of vitamin D.
Frankly, going out and getting some sun just makes sense. In fact, it’s nothing our grandparents didn’t try to tell us. But by the 1970s, the government tried to silence our grandparents by pushing the big sunscreen scam onto the American public. But now, we know the government was all wrong, all along. In fact, tune back into my Daily Dispatch this Friday and I’ll fill you in on the new, emerging dangers of sunscreen use.
P.S. For more about natural preventative and treatment methods for breast cancer and other cancers, check out my online Authentic Anti-Cancer Protocol. You can learn more about it or enroll today by clicking here.
“Association of Serum Level of Vitamin D at Diagnosis with Breast Cancer Survival,” JAMA Oncol. 2017;3(3):351-357