Delta Tocotrienol Improves Survival in Advanced Ovarian Cancer

By Janet Gulland, Contributing Writer

AnnattoSupplementation with delta-tocotrienol, a form of vitamin E derived from annatto seeds, can delay progression of ovarian cancer and improve overall survival when combined with anti-angiogenic drug therapy, according to a recent study.

“Delta-tocotrienol has anti-neoplastic activity, as demonstrated in several in vitro and in vivo investigations,” notes Caroline Brenner Thomsen, an oncologist at the Vejle Hospital, Denmark. “The effect relies on inhibition of different pathways. It also has antiangiogenic activity.”

Brenner Thomsen and her colleagues studied the effect of delta-tocotrienol supplementation at dose levels of 300 mg, thrice daily, in combination with bevacizumab in a small cohort of 23 women with refractory ovarian cancer.

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Joe Pizzorno - The Toxin Solution

Written by Meg Sinclair

For decades, Dr. Pizzorno has been at the forefront of a movement to build bridges between naturopathic, functional, and mainstream medicine. In recent years, his attention has been focused on the myriad ways that environmental toxins are damaging personal and public health, and on developing practical strategies to help people reduce their toxic loads.

His recent book, The Toxin Solution, presents a harrowing picture yet offers good clinical guidance on how to manage the onslaught. Consider the following:

•    94% of Americans are exposed to enough polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons to double their lifetime risk of asthma.
•    60% of US women carry loads of PCB187 sufficient to double their risk of breast cancer.
•    33% of Americans have lead levels high enough to double the risk of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).
•    25% are exposed to enough aluminum to double Alzheimer’s risk.

Holistic Primary Care had the honor of hosting Dr. Pizzorno at our 2017 Practitioner Channel Forum. He shared his research on the role of common toxins in chronic disease and his field-tested therapeutic strategies. Watch the full-length session from HPC’s video archive:

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