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Orthomolecular Medicine News Service, April 6, 2016

The Metabolic Roots of Cancer

by Ron Hunninghake, M.D.

(OMNS, April 6, 2016) My experience working with cancer patients has taught me three keys to understanding their needs:

  1. Cancer statistics are faceless; the illness is real.
  2. Doctors mostly approach the disease through statistics; real patients need real caring.
  3. Real caring is personal, and incorporates a multifaceted approach that addresses all of the metabolic roots of cancer, without sacrificing conventional cancer care.

Dr. Hugh D. Riordan, my mentor, recognized a huge gap in the cancer care system. Trained as a psychiatrist, he acknowledged cancer patients for their fears, their questions, their pain, their family stress, their treatment side effects, their fatigue, their anxieties and their hopes for a real cure.

As a realist, he knew that "silver bullet" "single cause" "fix the bad gene" ideas from the parsimonious first age of scientific medicine were generally not working. He found a better way.

In The Metabolic Roots of Cancer, recorded at the 4th Riordan Intravenous Vitamin C and Cancer Symposium in Wichita, Kansas, I present a systems theory perspective on caring for the cancer patient.

37 minutes into the program, there is included a brief summary of what intravenous vitamin C (IVC) can do to help the cancer patient. But IVC is not enough.

Shooting a silver bullet is probably not the whole answer. Rather, addressing taproots and root causes may be a big step in the right direction.

The link for free online viewing is [Start at the 5:30 minute mark, in order to bypass introductory comments and get right to the subject.]

(Dr. Ron Hunninghake has worked as an orthomolecular physician for 28 years. He is Chief Medical Officer at the Riordan Clinic, and has been inducted into the Orthomolecular Medicine Hall of Fame.)

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