Dr. Russell Blaylock, M.D. is a nationally recognized board-certified neurosurgeon, health practitioner, author, and lecturer. He attended the Louisiana State University School of Medicine and completed his internship and neurological residency at the Medical University of South Carolina. For 26 years, practiced neurosurgery in addition to having a nutritional practice. He recently retired from his neurosurgical duties to devote his full attention to nutritional research. Dr. Blaylock writes The Blaylock Wellness Report newsletter and has authored four books, Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills, Health and Nutrition Secrets That Can Save Your Life, Natural Strategies for Cancer Patients, and his most recent work, Cellular and Molecular Biology of Autism Spectrum Disorders.

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Do Supplements Interfere With Chemotherapy?

Monday, 13 May 2013 09:37 AM

By Russell Blaylock, M.D.

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Question: I have been taking Zelboraf (vemurafenib) for melanoma, and am following your book “Natural Strategies for Cancer Patients.” Could any of the supplements you suggest be interfering with the chemotherapy?
 
 
Dr. Blaylock's Answer:

If you read my book carefully, you will see that these supplements do not interfere with chemotherapy. Rather, they enhance the effectiveness of these treatments.
 
Quercetin has been shown to be particularly effective against melanomas, which are tumors that release very high levels of glutamate. Having glutamate in your diet stimulates tumor growth and spread.
 
Most processed foods contain excitotoxin additives. Eat only freshly prepared foods and avoid excitotoxins.

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