N-Acetyl-Cysteine, Humpback Whales
Cancer patients have complained for years about the mental fog known as chemobrain. Now in animal studies at West Virginia University (WVU), researchers have discovered that injections of N-acetyl cysteine (NAC), an antioxidant, can prevent the memory loss that breast cancer chemotherapy drugs sometimes induce. ScienceDaily (Sep. 7, 2008) — sciencedaily
I used to take NAC for protection against alcohol. Mail order from USA. Not seen in Aus. NZ has it at typical NZ-criminal-gauging-price. I dont bother now, may get onto mail-order again...
I dont know if NAC during chemo contradicts my idea that one should avoid anti-oxidants during RT/chemo.
My theory is that one should let the oxidative radicals kill the cancer cells.
Another school of thought says "dont go about proffering half-baked ideas to people in life-threatening situations"
I'll just munch another Brazil nut (Selenium) and consider retiring from the amateur medical advice scene
Joe Heavily, out of Marlborough sounds, is out counting Humpbacks in Cook Strait. Last year he saw 37. I guess they are heading North to Tonga. Feel like joining them.
Joe says last year he saw the same whale in the same place on the same day as the year before. "You can bet I'll be out looking on that day this year" he said.
this blog needs a page-count boost so some reprints: