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Vitamin C, Cancer, and Kidney Stones, Part II

Vitamin C

Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin. Unlike most mammals and other animals, humans do not have the ability to make their own vitamin C. Therefore, we must obtain vitamin C through our diet.


Vitamin C is required for the synthesis of collagen, an important structural component of blood vessels, tendons, ligaments, and bone. Vitamin C also plays an important role in the synthesis of the neurotransmitter, norepinephrine. Neurotransmitters are critical to brain function and are known to affect mood. In addition, vitamin C is required for the synthesis of carnitine, a small molecule that is essential for the transport of fat into cellular organelles called mitochondria, where the fat is converted to energy (1). Research also suggests that vitamin C is involved in the metabolism of cholesterol to bile acids, which may have implications for blood cholesterol levels and the incidence of gallstones (2).
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2 comments - What do you think?  Posted by JavaHealth - January 29, 2010 at 11:00 am

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Vitamin C, Cancer, and Kidney Stones

Controversy over Vitamin C  Supplements

Many of the health institution in the world, including The Committee on Diet, Nutrition, and Cancer, took a stand against use of vitamin C supplements to meet it’s recommendations.

I think that scientists who take this position have one of two reasons. One is a very good one. But the other, in my opinion, is not so good.

The studies that tie vitamin C to cancer prevention usually link foods containing vitamin C rather than the vitamin itself to reduce risk of cancer. There is always the possibility that it is something else in these foods, rather than the vitamin C, that is protecting our health. If this is the case, people who take a vitamin C pill rather than eat vitamin C-containing foods will miss the unknown protective substance. Personally, I think that it is probably the vitamin C itself that is protective, though I also believe that other substance in these same foods may have anti-cancer ability.

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1 comment - What do you think?  Posted by JavaHealth - January 28, 2010 at 8:17 pm

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Kidney Stone: You Have to Know It Better

My True Story

I experienced suffering kidney stones two times in my life. The first one I’ve got in 1994 (when I was 28). Suddenly my urine became red and there was pain (renal colic) at waist area. I didn’t want to undertake any surgery to take out nor other measure to destroy the stone. I chose the moderate way, i.e.  to pass  the stone out of my body through urinary tract by drinking plenty of water and with the help from specific medicines formulated to ease the stone pass out of my body through  the urinary tract. Four month later, the stone with size of  one inch went out while I was urinating.

The second kidney stone attacked me 13 years later, in 2007. I got two times severe pain (renal colic)  around waist area (so pain that I felt like I would die). Based on the first experience,   I decided only applying the natural method of therapy in order to make the stone out of my body. Even though at  that time I didn’t know exactly what kind of therapy should be. I would like to tell the story  of the natural healing I’ve carried out to overcome the second time kidney stone, but  in the next special article.
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4 comments - What do you think?  Posted by JavaHealth - September 29, 2009 at 5:48 pm

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Really Healthy? Drink Plenty of Water

Drinking water is so important for good health. When you were a kid in school, you learned that each molecule of water is made up of two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom. You may also have learned that it was great fun to fill up your squirt guns with water, at least until the principal caught you. What you may not have learned, however, was how much water you needed in order to be a healthy human being.

Why You Need to Drink Water

Your body is estimated to be about 60% to 70% water. Blood is mostly water, and your muscles, lungs, and brain all contain a lot of water. Your body needs water to regulate body temperature and to provide the means for nutrients to travel to all your organs. Water also transports oxygen to your cells, removes waste, and protects your joints and organs.

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1 comment - What do you think?  Posted by JavaHealth - September 27, 2009 at 10:10 am

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Blood Type Diet: The Genetic Fingerprint

The Science of Blood Type

The Science of Blood Type has been evolving ever since the beginning of  known human history. It is the science of individuality – an acknowledgment that each of us has a genetic fingerprint located in the cells of our bodies.

First of all, you need to understand the reason why your blood type can make such a crucial difference in how you live and what you eat. Blood type is not a neutral factor. Rather, it behaves as the control valve of your immune and digestive systems, a biological watchdog that enhances your body’s ability to survive and thrive.

In his great first book, Eat Right 4 Your Type,  Dr.Peter D’adamo fully explains the mechanism by which your blood type responds to the food you eat – either for good or for ill. It details the scientific and anthropological reasons for the four distinct blood type. The following is a brief summary of that information.

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23 comments - What do you think?  Posted by Adhi - September 26, 2009 at 9:36 am

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Calcium Oxalate in Renal Stone Disease

The Terminal Metabolite That Just Won’t Go Away


The incidence of kidney stone disease, particularly calcium oxalate nephrolithiasis in the US and other countries  has been increasing throughout the past three decades. Biopsy studies show that both calcium oxalate nephrolithiasis and nephrocalcinosis probably occur by different mechanisms in different subsets of patients. Before more-effective medical therapies can be developed for these conditions, we must understand the mechanisms governing the transport and excretion of oxalate and the interactions of the ion in general and renal physiology. Blood oxalate derives from diet, degradation of ascorbate, and production by the liver and erythrocytes. In mammals, oxalate is a terminal metabolite that must be excreted or sequestered. The kidneys are the primary route of excretion and the site of oxalate’s only known function. Oxalate stimulates the uptake of chloride, water, and sodium by the proximal tubule through the exchange of oxalate for sulfate or chloride via the solute carrier SLC26A6. Fecal excretion of oxalate is stimulated by hyperoxalemia in rodents, but no similar phenomenon has been observed in humans. Studies in which rats were treated with C-oxalate have shown that less than 2% of a chronic oxalate load accumulates in the internal organs, plasma, and skeleton. These studies have also demonstrated that there is interindividual variability in the accumulation of oxalate, especially by the kidney. This Review summarizes the transport and function of oxalate in mammalian physiology and the ion’s potential roles in nephrolithiasis and nephrocalcinosis.

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1 comment - What do you think?  Posted by JavaHealth - September 23, 2009 at 5:51 pm

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My Mission

This weblog is worthy of your confidence

Why? Because it comes from the true life experience, a success story of a man who succeeded healing from severe kidney stones attack two times, in the span of 13 years. Unlike other expert’s websites, this weblog doesn’t contain neither theoretical concepts nor academic arguments nor something boring like that. The articles shared in this weblog come from the true practical experience that tell the already proven results. Yes, I am ex-sufferer of kidney stone who turned to become the independence observer on natural health . Some parts in this weblog refer to sources belonging to certain competence experts and other reliable sources.

Formally, I am neither a medical doctor nor a nutritionist nor an alternative physician. I am just ex-sufferer of two times severe kidney stone. The first one attacked me in 1994 (when I was 28), and six month later the kidney stone came out from my body after undertaking certain medical procedure. Since then, I dedicated myself to observe health matter, because I didn’t want to get the kidney stone anymore. At that time, I still don’t know how the stone could exist in my kidney and some physicians also failed to describe satisfactory what is exactly make someone become suffer kidney stone. It’s still mystery for me (and for them too, I guess) for years. And I carried on my personal observation about health matter. I always follow the newest research result from health journals, books, newspapers, magazines, TV, and internet not only about the kidney disorder but also the other health matter. A trend of natural healing method also have became an interesting subject of my observation.

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