~Cancer Adjuvant Therapy, Part 9 - Nutritional Recommensations for Prevention and Adjuvant Therapy


The drugs, hormones, and nutrients discussed in this protocol have documented mechanisms of action that may benefit the cancer patient. The objective of implementing an adjuvant regimen consisting of multiple agents is to increase the odds of achieving a long remission. Once a remission is achieved, preventing recurrence and secondary cancers becomes a lifetime commitment.

Few oncologists aggressively seek to prevent recurrence once the primary disease appears to have been eradicated. However, the regrettable facts are that colonies of cancer cells can remain dormant in the body for years or decades before reappearing as full-blown disease that is highly resistant to treatment. This has been documented in autopsy studies of people who died of diseases other than cancer but nonetheless showed significant residual metastatic tumors in their bodies.

Nutrient Preventive Dose Cancer Adjuvant Dose
R-dyhydro-lipoic acid 150-600 mg/day 600-1200 mg/day
Coenzyme Q10 30-300 mg/day Up to 400 mg/day
EPA-DHA fatty acids 1400 mg/day 2800-4200 mg/day
Kyolic Reserve Garlic  600 mg/day

Up to 5400 mg/day

Indole 3 Carbinol w/Resveratrol 1-2 caps/day 1-2 caps/day

Green Tea (725 mg)

1-2 caps/day 5 capsules 3 times/day
Life Extension Mix*
1 tbsp of powder, 9 tabs, or 14 capsules daily 1 tbsp of powder, 9 tabs, or 14 capsules daily
Liquid Emulsified Vitamin A Up to 35,000 IU/day** Up to 100,000 IU/day**
Vitamin C (included in LE Mix) 6-12 grams/day  
Vitamin D3 Up to 1400 IU/day 800-4000 IU/day**
Gamma Tocopherol w/Seseame Lignans 1 capsule/day 2-4 capsules/day
Grape Seed Extract 100 mg/day 300 mg/day
Phyto-Food (cruciferous vegetable concentrate) 1 tbsp/day 1-4 tbsp/day
Melatonin 300 mcg-6 mg/day 3-50 mg/day
Selenium (included in LE Mix) 200-400 mcg/day 200-400 mcg/day
Silibinin 260 mg/day Up to 2000 mg/day
Curcumin 900 mg/day 2700 mg 3 times/day
GLA (gamma-linolenic acid) 1 softge per day 900 mg/day
*Those individuals using the Life Extension Mix (powder, tablets, or capsules) are receiving a storehouse of nutrients targeted at maintaining good health. Very few of the cornerstone nutrients are not contained in the Life Extension Mix Formula, but exceptions are alpha-lipoic acid, coenzyme Q10, essential fatty acids, garlic, and melatonin. If indicated, the reader may wish to emphasize these nutrients for maximum support. Some people bolster their nutritional program by incorporating the Life Extension Booster (complete with gamma E tocopherol) together with the Life Extension Mix. These formulas are popular from both financial and convenience perspectives. While individuals with cancer will benefit from these suggestions, a more comprehensive program is recommended, such as supplements with precise anticancer mechanisms, targeted at specific cancer cell lines or established weaknesses. 

**Refer to safety precautions that appear in this protocol when taking high doses of vitamins A and D.

In too many cases, a breast, melanoma, or other cancer reemerges that was supposed to have been cured. Scientists speculate that the body has natural anticancer control mechanisms that may diminish with age and exposure to physical and emotional stress factors. It is thus important for cancer patients to be vigilant in maintaining an inhospitable environment for cancer cells to propagate and protecting against age-associated immune dysfunction.

We have prepared the chart above to summarize recommendations on the basic dietary supplements and suggested doses for cancer prevention and adjuvant treatment. In addition to the agents listed here, a number of other potential adjuvant approaches are discussed in this protocol. For long-term control of cancer, some cancer patients attempt to incorporate as many of these adjuvant approaches as are tolerable and affordable. Others pick and choose which drugs, hormones, and supplements they want to consume over the long term.

Patients should read the other cancer protocols, with special attention given to Cancer: Should Patients Take Dietary Supplements? and Cancer Treatment: The Critical Factors. If surgery, radiation, or chemotherapy is being considered, please refer to these specific protocols: Cancer Surgery, Cancer Radiation, and Cancer Chemotherapy.

Note: While it would be wholly inappropriate for the Life Extension Foundation to steer individuals in decisions of omission or commission regarding therapies, it would be equally improper to shun responsibility. Because we are challenged by a professional and moral commitment to assist in overcoming appalling statistics, we have discussed some controversial issues in this protocol. We look forward to new findings to better substantiate optimal therapeutic approaches.

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