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Vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin, improves bowel cancer survival

Researchers studied 1598 patients with stage I-III colon or rectal cancers after surgery.

Nearly half of the patients had low levels of vitamin D. Low levels of vitamin D were associated with higher risk of dying of colorectal cancer.

The study was conducted in Scotland where, like Tasmania, vitamin D deficiency is common.

Even if you went outside to expose your chest or back the sun, you will not be able to make any vitamin D in the depth of a Tasmanian winter.

In fact, you problably need to run around naked all summer to generate enough stored vitamin D to see you through winter.

This study clearly showed that cancer patients are often low in vitamin D and that being low is associated with a poor outcome.

Yet, this fact is completely ignored in the conventional care of cancer patients.

Reference: Zgaga L, Theodoratou E, Farrington SM, et al. J Clin Oncol. 2014 July 7. [Epub ahead of print]

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Coriolus PSP

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The active compounds are known as polysaccharide peptide (PSP) and polysaccharide krestin (PSK).

PSP and PSK have been investigated as adjuvant medicines during chemotherapy and radiation. Studies have found that these immune enhancing polysaccharides enhance quality of life of cancer patients.

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