Friday, November 14, 2008

The root cause of cancer — oxidative stress?‏

Researchers today all agree that cancers develop in adults over decades. You don’t just wake up one day and have cancer. It is the result of small changes that occurs over years and years. Dr. Peter Korvacic states after a major review of the medical literature:

“Of the numerous theories that have been advanced, oxidative stress is the most comprehensive, and it has stood the test of time. It can rationalize and correlate most aspects associated with the development of cancer.”

Researchers have shown that when the DNA nucleus of the cell is exposed to excessive free radicals that it can cause mutation or damage to the DNA. When this cell replicates, this mutation is carried to each newly developed cell. Then more oxidative damage can occur and this vicious cycle can continue to the point where a true cancer eventually develops.

Source: Dr. Strand Health Nuggets (