Ivermectin has taken a lot of heat over the past two years because no clinical trials proved that it is effective in treating COVID-19. I know a few people who never take Ivermectin because it is an animal drug. Yet over 60 million people take it annually to control river blindness, scabies, and elephantiasis.
The drug is safe for human consumption, but the dose must be correct. That seems to be one of the warnings issued by health authorities to discourage people from using Ivermectin to self-treat the pandemic virus. I let my fingers walk through Google and found it easy to determine levels of this drug based on weight. Unfortunately, they did not do their due diligence if anyone is taking it incorrectly.
One of my sisters-in-law was exposed to COVID-19 a short while back, and her doctor immediately prescribed Ivermectin for her and her family. So why do some doctors recommend treating coronavirus with Ivermectin, and other doctors avoid it? I do not know, but I am sure that the political world we live in may have something to do with it.
Ivermectin – Antiviral Properties
https://wp.me/p4ztmz-1×2. I recently wrote about a new Japanese study of Ivermectin and its antiviral properties, which could be used in treating COVID-19 in the future. Clinical studies are under now in the United Kingdom to determine the effectiveness and safety of Ivermectin against coronavirus.
Ivermectin – Cancer Drug?
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7505114/?fbclid=IwAR2V1hcx_4yI50C2wEJgRy6lj_KuZbPNc0hi3bk742MOEe80t4qZwCA3M2c. One friend sent me this link in response to my article on Ivermectin as an antiviral drug. Not only does Ivermectin have antiparasitic and potentially antiviral qualities, there now appears to be evidence that it may become an anticancer drug.
The article referenced in the link above is a bit technical, but it is very informative and detailed. Ivermectin can promote cell death by apoptosis, pyroptosis, and autophagy.
Apoptosis is cell death that occurs normally and is part of a normal cell’s growth and development. Pyroptosis differs from apoptosis in that the former causes the nucleus of a cell to break into multiple pieces (chromatin bodies), and the latter keeps the nucleus intact. Autophagy is a normal biological process that removes damaged and unneeded cell parts and replaces them with new, fully functional cells.
When I do my monthly 72-hour-fasts, autophagy is the process by which damaged cells, dysfunctional DNA, and the like are removed. The result is an immune system that is reset and more responsive. In addition, ketogenic diets can sometimes induce autophagy.
Cancers cells proliferate – replicating copies of their DNA. More aggressive cancers proliferate faster. Metastasis is when cancer cells start growing in other parts of our bodies. This occurs when our immune system attacks the cancer tumor, oxygen or other nutrient demand is not met, lactic acid build-up, and other reasons. Cancer cells use a normal process in our bodies to grow new blood vessels – angiogenesis.
All three of these cancer growth properties (proliferation, metastasis, and angiogenesis) are inhibited by Ivermectin. Some chemo drugs are enhanced when used with Ivermectin. Many cancers develop drug resistance to treatment. Ivermectin appears to reduce or impede drug resistance in cancer treatments.
Chemotherapy is a standard cancer treatment. Recent studies at the University of Southern California (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6530042/) have demonstrated the effectiveness of short-term and extended fasting in conjunction with chemo drugs to treat certain types of cancers with better results and fewer side effects. It appears that Ivermectin might be in the same league.
Tumors are a bit like alien beings. They learn and adapt to their surroundings. Unfortunately, chemo drugs that used to work well in the past are not as effective due to the cancer’s drug resistance. So any drug, new or old, that can mitigate the cancer tumor’s resistance to drugs is needed. Couple that with the ability that Ivermectin has shown in controlling cell growth methods, and it may be a wonder drug waiting to be discovered.
Ivermectin has demonstrated safety at levels to impact cancer cell growth and not affect the normal cells surrounding the tumor. That is a significant plus. There are still many unknowns about Ivermectin (and related compounds). Clinical research, studies, and trials will clarify its use and combination with other specific drugs to treat cancer. The current data generated in research clearly shows that Ivermectin is a potential anticancer drug in the future.
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