Chelation Therapy: Unproven Claims and Unsound Theories
November 9, 2013 by

Chelation therapy, as discussed in this article, is a series of intravenous infusions containing disodium EDTA and various other substances. It is sometimes done by swallowing EDTA or other agents in pill form. Proponents claim that EDTA chelation therapy is effective against atherosclerosis and many other serious health problems. Its use is widespread because patients …

Stanislaw Burzynski and “Antineoplastons”
January 19, 2013 by

Unlike most “alternative medicine” practitioners, Stanislaw R. Burzynski has published profusely. The sheer volume of his publications impresses patients, but unless they understand what they are reading, they cannot judge its validity. To a scientist, Burzynski’s literature contains clear evidence that his data do not support his claims. Burzynski’s Background and Credentials Burzynski attended the …

Can Any “Alternative” Cancer Treatment Strengthen the Immune System?
January 21, 2008 by ,

The term “immune system”—as recognized by scientists—refers to the enormously complex interaction of many types of cells (T-cells, B-cells, N-K cells, helper cells, suppressor cells, macrophages, etc.), cell products (many lymphokines, cytokines and cytotoxins), other substances (chemicals, hormones), and physical agents (X-rays, ultraviolet light). At this time there is no single, valid measure of an …

Hydrazine Sulfate: Is It an Anticancer Agent?
February 4, 2001 by

Cachexia is the result of a complex array of metabolic abnormalities which results in loss of appetite, tissue wasting, muscle and visceral organ atrophy, weakness, and loss of fat stores. It may be accompanied by energy, anemia, lowered serum albumin, lowered immune function, lactic acidosis, hyperlipidemia, glucose intolerance and increased gluconeogenesis. These abnormalities alert clinicians …

Nicholas Gonzalez Treatment for Cancer
April 20, 2000 by

Nicholas Gonzalez, MD, has developed a treatment for cancer that is a duplication of one devised by William Donald Kelley, a dentist from Grapevine, Texas [1,2]. Gonzalez heard about Kelley’s methods from a friend, and during his second year in medical school, he visited Kelley in Texas [3]. Gonzalez learned the details of Kelley’s cancer …