New cancer drug delivery system

New cancer-drug delivery system uses magnetically guided bacteria to target cancerous tumors with high precision

Bacteria that detect both magnetic field lines and low-oxygen concentrations

This is interesting, but it also displays the great weakness of our current context of thinking in terms of economics and single action targeted trials.

There is massive evidence that vitamin C is major factor in cancer recovery.
Margreet Vissers is doing some great work at Otago University:
She joins a long line of researchers, including giants like Linus Pauling.
It is an exceptionally complex and multidimensional set of relationships.

Another approach is fasting – depriving cancer of the sugars they need:

Fasting-like diet turns the immune system against cancer

is one of the more recent paper in that long lineage.

Another approach is anti-angiogenics, buying time for the stochastic aspect of immune system function to locate an effective pathway to deal with the cancer, by depriving tumours of the blood supply they need to grow. William Li did a great TedTalk on the subject:

It makes sense to hit cancer with every tool available – support the immune system in every way possible, remove big chunks of tumours in any way that is appropriate (that doesn’t compromise immune system function generally).

That is what I did when the medical establishment gave up on me, and sent me home “terminal cancer”, “palliative care only” – over 6 years ago.

I am 5.5 years since the last tumour. 5.6 years since I missed a twice daily dose of vit C – one heaped teaspoon of L-Ascorbic acid dissolved in a glass of luke warm water.

It worked in my case.
It required discipline that few master.
In practice, most people succumb to desires and addictions for meat, dairy, sugar, alcohol, etc – and miss vit C doses simply from laziness.
Most people don’t maintain the discipline of at least two doses per day of high dose vitamin C, no exceptions, ever!

Once one starts high dose vit C, the scavenging systems that the body normally uses are disabled, and take a long time to re-establish. Vitamin C has a very short half life in high doses – about 20 minutes. So it is essential to keep it up, failure to do so is a major hit to the immune system, and a serious survival risk.

And going vegan carries risks. One needs to supplement with B12 and Omega 3s in particular, and low dose supplements of a wide range of vitamins and minerals is a very good idea.

All of what I did is on my blog site:
for any who are interested.

In my case – sample size 1, it worked. And in that sample size of one individual, I had many tests of making tumour come and go by variations in diet.

All of those tests give me very high confidence, personally, about what works and what doesn’t, even if there are still many unknowns about the exact pathways of the whats and whys – many of the major influences are very well characterised.

The way our current medical system treats cancer patients generally is little short of criminally negligent, and is far more about making profits for everyone in the cancer industry – pharmaceutical companies, surgeons, regulators, researchers, etc, than it is about giving individuals with cancer the most powerful tools available to recover from cancer.

Economic incentives are clearly responsible for the deaths of millions of people from cancer, diabetes, and a host of other diseases.

The evidence is there, clear, beyond any shadow of reasonable doubt.

It is just “inconvenient” for those whose economic survival is threatened by that reality.

Just one more instance of how economic thinking produces incentive sets that are directly opposing the needs of most people.

In our current age of exponential expansion of our ability to automate processes, the fact that all economic value is based in scarcity is becoming exponentially more directly into conflict with the real needs of the majority of humanity.

I have no shadow of reasonable doubt remaining that markets have now gone well past the point of maximum social utility, and are now descending rapidly into territory where the very concept of using money and markets as a valuation tool is becoming the single greatest existential threat to humanity as a whole, in the ever widening gap it delivers between the perceived needs of the many and the few.

The reality is that everyone, both the many and the few, would be vastly better off by going beyond money, beyond scarcity, into systems consciously designed to deliver universal abundance.

About Ted Howard NZ

Seems like I might be a cancer survivor. Thinking about the systemic incentives within the world we find ourselves in, and how we might adjust them to provide an environment that supports everyone (no exceptions) - see
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