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With over 150 independent citations from respected peer reviewed medical journals, everything here is fully substantiated…

For the Impatient: How To Use This Handbook

  • Section Suggestions For The Prudent Cancer Patient
  • Section Suggestions for the Practitioner
  • Section Suggestions For The Health Care Advocate
  • ALL: A note regarding PUBLIC MEDLINE references:

Chapter 1: What Is IVC and IVC+?

  • A Truly Comprehensive Cancer Approach
  • Full Throttle … It Isn’t “Just Vitamin C”, Not Even Close!
  • So Then … What Is IVC?
  • What is IVC+?
  • Treatments Abound, So What Makes IVC Stand Apart?
  • Survey Says… It’s Everywhere, Safe, and Relatively Cheap
    • Pervasive, But Not Common
    • Astonishingly Safe
    • IVC Costs

Chapter 2: IVC’s Sweet Sixteen QOL Enhancers

  • In the search for a “Cure-all” why have we neglected a “Care-all”?
  • TrueCare = QOL, and QOL = TrueCare
  • IVC … the Care-All.
  • A Disruptive Principle: Pain Relief Extends Survival Time
  • Putting Money Where Your Care Is
  • Broad Agreement About IVC’s Palliative Effects

Chapter 3: Thwarting All of Cancer’s Dirty Dozen Deeds

  • The List (Know Thy Enemy)
  • How Powerful Is Your Cancer-Beating Engine, Really?
  • The 12 Cylinders of the IVC-powered Engine:

* The 50+ Peer-Reviewed Studies Published in Respected Medical Journals*

  • Broad Consensus of Greatly Improved Quality of Life (cylinder #1)
  • Pain Relief Extends Survival Time (cylinder #2)
  • Battling Sepsis.  It’s Far More Important Than You Thought (cylinder #3)
  • Cellular Energy Boost (the extra cylinder)
  • What Do The Studies Say About IVC Selectively Killing Cancer Cells? (cylinder #12)
    • The Cancer-Killing Role of Intracellular H2O2 – Theories Abound
    • CONTROVERSY!  “Treating Cancer” with IVC?
  • Extended Survival – The Data

Chapter 4: FOR PATIENTS: HOW DO YOU GET IT?

  • Who Gets It: The Prudent Educated Patient
  • Prudent Patients: What To Say To Your Practitioner
  • Prudent Patients: What Not To Say To Your Practitioner, and Why
  • The Pervasive but Secret Use of CAM
  • Be Brave and Try Hard to Involve Them If At All Possible
  • How To Pay For The Treatment
    • Getting Coverage
      • The CPT and ICD Codes (note: Sodium Ascorbate *is* a Sodium based salt, i.e. a “Saline” solution)
    • Shop Around
    • IVC Studies
    • Fundraising for IVC
    • Local is Best

Chapter 5:  “BUT MY TRUSTED ADVISOR…”

  • Silver Bullets?
  • Contraindications (who should not get full-throttle* IVC):
    • Hemolysis (from G6PD deficiency)
    • Iron-Overload (DIOS, hemochromatosis)
  • Other Contraindication Considerations
    • Renal System Issues (usually impaired kidney function)
    • Patient is on dialysis
  • Pervasive Mythical IVC Contraindications, i.e. completely bogus anti-IVC claims
    • IVC is Not Necessary Because It’s an Early Stage, or Easily Treated Cancer?
    • Skip IVC Because There’s No Time to “Waste”?
    • Blocks chemo or radiation effectiveness?
      • The Recent Low Dose DHAA Deception
      • Still the Deception Continues, Years Later After Correction
    • Proven Ineffective In The Extremely Underdosed 1980’s Mayo Clinic Trials?
      • They supposedly tested IVC … without using IVC!  …Three times!
      • Cherry-Picking Since Then, Even More Grossly-Underdosed Studies
      • NIH Identifies the Error, Quietly, 30 Years Later
      • Still, The Misinformation Campaign Persists
    • Causes Cancer!…..?
    • Bold Faced Lies Such As “Woo” and “Not Science-Based”
  • Enlisting Enlightened Medical Researchers and Doctors, Doing What is Right

Chapter 6: IVC “How To” (Best Practices)

  • The “How” Imperative
  • The IVC Protocol
    • Powder vs. Liquid Source
    • Dosage
    • Frequency
    • Using Blood Glucose Test to Check Blood Plasma Levels
    • Watch Out For Real Contraindications:
      • Should first screen for Haemolysis (G6PD deficiency)
      • Patient has iron-overload (DIOS, hemochromatosis)
      • Avoid simultaneous use of Laetrile
      • Not Useful for Smokers
    • Preparation and Treatment Factors:
      • Avoid Dextrose as a Carrier Solution
      • Avoid in situ (simultaneous administration) IV glutathione
      • Avoid in situ (simultaneous administration) N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) or other IV AntiOxidants
      • Commercial Preparation may be too acidic
      • Yellow or darker ascorbate solution = Beyond Oxidation = Bad
      • Incorrect readings on glucose strips and glucometers up to 8 hrs (gives false positives).
    • Negative Reaction Prevention / Remedies
      • IV Site Irritation
      • Tremors / Shakiness
      • Fatigue
      • Tumor Ablation / Necrosis (toxic overload from tumor die-off)
      • Herxheimer Reaction
        • Details
        • Frequency
        • Severity
        • What it means
        • Remedies
        • Prevention
      • Headaches
      • “Rebound Scurvy”
      • The 24hr Intra-Operative Awareness Side-Effect.  Important!
      • Adrenal Insufficiency Reaction (patient may not be aware of this)
  • How Patients Can Enhance Efficacy
    • IVC-Days: The Cancer-selective Pro-oxidation Strategy
      • Things to avoid during IVC-days
      • Things to consume during IVC-days
      • Other Pro-Oxidation Strategy Recommended Activities
    • Non-IVC Days: The Strong-Fighter Strategy
      • Things to Avoid during non-IVC days
      • Things to consume during non-IVC days
    • Increased Effectiveness by avoiding Sugar & Carbs (think paleo diet)
    • Increased Effectiveness if IVC is Done Prior To and Following Conventional Treatment
      • Decreased Effectiveness If Previously Given Chemotherapy
      • Pre-Conventional Treatment
      • Post Conventional Treatment
      • Avoiding the Post-treatment Scurvy Rebound
      • Quality of Life Should Be Ongoing (not just during conventional treatment)
    • Severely Diminished Effectiveness with Smoking
    • Decreased Effectiveness with Iron Supplements
    • Some Other “Natural Chemo Agents” – non-IVC Days

Chapter 7: HOW ELSE CAN I GET IT (or get something like it)?

  • Offsite IVC Clinics / Locations:
  • Megadosing (oral) Vitamin C?
    • What is Bowel Tolerance
    • What’s the Best Kind of Vitamin C for Megadosing?
      • Cheap vs. Expensive
      • Ascorbates vs. Ascorbic Acid for Megadosing
      • Better Forms for Tolerance?
      • Exotic Forms containing DHAA (Oxidized C)?
      • Fat Soluble Vitamin C?
    • When to take it (Avoiding Stomach Discomfort & Diarrhea)
    • Avoiding Embarrassing Flatulence
  • Liposomal C (LipoC):
    • What is it?
    • Effective in killing cancer cells?
    • Liposomal C Protocols that notable Doctors have prescribed for Cancer
    • Liposomal C Cost
    • A Worthy Replacement for IVC?
    • Homemade LipoC- A Different Animal with little to no Data
    • What else about Liposomal C?

Chapter 8: Questions That Still Need Answers

    • Is There a Silver Bullet IVC+ Protocol?
    • What Is the Effect of Combining Natural Cancer-Selective “Chemo Agents”
    • IV Liposomal Vitamin C (IVLC?)
    • Intravenous AA vs Intravenous DHAA
    • The Role of IVC Pharmacokinetics
    • Are We Doing IVC Long Enough After Supposed Remission?
  • Promising Localized Vitamin C Technologies
    • Time-Dilated IVC: Starving Cancer to Death by NAD Depletion
    • Insitu Exercise during IVC for Increased Tumor Oxygenation and Metabolic Improvement
    • Insulin Potentiated IVC
    • Ultrasound, Electroporation and UV Radiation
    • Localized Heat or RFA (Radio Frequency Ablation) to Induce Stress In Cancer Tissue
    • Increased Fluid Flow with Magnetophoresis, and Iontophoresis
    • Microwave Reactive Liposomes
    • Intratumoral Injection or Shunt – Probably not worth the Risk
    • Intravisceral Injection (theoretical)
    • Intravisceral Shunt (theoretical)
    • Tumor-adjacent MicroNeedle Patch

Chapter 9: Full Recovery Just Ahead

Appendix

  • A. Glossary
  • B. IVC Administration Details
    • Commercial Solution vs. Freshly Mixed From Powder
    • The Early Days(1970’s)
    • Cathcart Ingredients
    • IVC Methodology Medians
    • Riordan-Clinic Guidance
      • Typical Protocol
      • Key Administration Best Practices
      • Tumor Load, Metastatic, and Lifestyle Considerations
  • C. IVC Practitioner’s Cheat Sheet
    • Recommend IVC Sources / Recipes:
    • Rate:
    • Procedure / Doses:
    • Frequency:
    • Notes:
  • D. Palliative Benefits of IVC
  • E. Recommended Reading and Websites:
  • F. About the Authors
  • G. Misc Footnotes