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Can B12 cure cancer?

Cancer - the dreaded C word! And the question whether Vitamin B12 has anything to do with it? Let's look at what we know:
  • Vitamin B12 is needed by cell DNA to switch off genes that aren't needed right now
  • most cells only need 1 or 2 genes switched on to perform their function. eg thyroid cells need the gene to produce thyroxin switched on, and nothing else. so they need lots of B12 to keep everything else switched off.
  • poisons like cigarette smoke and alcohol take B12 out of the body, leaving a whole lot of symptoms which are the same as B12 deficiency, because the B12 has left the body and the person actually does have B12 deficiency (obvious when you think about it)
  • lack of B12 means that genes can't be switched off. Genes left switched on could cause cancer (because most genes just manufacture more cells, ie tumours). So it's Vitamin B12 deficiency that causes cancer and B12 may cure it.

So where did the rumour come about?

  • researchers noticed that B12 all went to the cancer site and collected in the tumour. Most researchers immediately stopped the B12 supplements because they wondered if the B12 made the cells stronger. One team went on adding B12 and noticed that the tumours disappeared - they didn't get killed the way most cancer "cures" work, they went back to normal function and also went back to normal size.

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Just the way it works for humans, oral B12 can make a world of a difference for your pet. My old cat Smudge chases the young cat again, climbs ladders (and climbs down herself), and is generally as fit as she was many years ago.
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New documentary out from Elissa Leonard in North America, featuring Sally Pacholok and many other internationally renowned experts.
The definitive and original guide to B12 deficiency, Dr Chandy interviewed by Chris Jackson of UK BBC Inside Out Team broadcast 31 Oct 2008.
Dr Joseph Chandy explains symptoms and shows the restorative effect on one patient (other patients' families have asked that we edit out their stories unfortunately)