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Volume 1, Issue 3

June 29, 2011
Hi Everyone,

My personal message this week comes with a heavy heart.  After a 5 month hospital stay and long, hard battle for his life, my brother-in-law passed away on Sunday.  I’d written a few times about him, and how I was advocating for nutritional intervention.  To their credit, his doctors finally began giving him IV vitamin C, but it was too little too late.  At 250 mg three times a day, that totals to less than a packet of Emergen-C!  The most successful of the studies I made available to them were done using 25 grams  every six hours. 

I keep reminding myself that I only can look forward not backward, for regret and anger over what was cannot ever change the future.

I can look to the past for clues about how I may improve my effectiveness should another situation like this arise, and for ways I can advise my patients and students in such circumstances.

Because I will be flying during radio show time on Thursday, we’ll be replaying a popular episode,  3 Life Saving Reasons to Stay Out of the Hospital.  See the radio show listings below for details.  I feel this is a fitting show to replay, given how I’m feeling. 

My feature article this week is on the use of vitamin C in cancer protocols.    It comes from the research I did for my brother-in-law.

I appreciate the support of all those who had to reschedule their appointments with me for Thursday and I look forward to our time together. 

Love, Health and Appreciation,

Dr. Ritamarie

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Vitamin C and Cancer

Your Inner Healer Knows How to Keep You Well and sometimes it just needs a little help!

Whether you’re struggling with cancer, heart disease, autoimmune challenges or even the common cold, your inner healer has the ability to come through for you.  You were born with an amazing ability to heal as long as you live your life in such a way as to allow your innate wisdom to shine through.

Unfortunately, your life choices up until now determine how well your healing wisdom is allowed to shine through.  Sometimes, as in the case of cancer, there has been so much inner damage happening for so long, that your inner healer forgets how to get you well again.

Under these conditions, we need to supply things that flood your immune system with what it needs to be strong.

Food is an important part of the equation, especially things like broccoli sprouts, green leafy vegetables and wheat grass.  What I discovered through personal experience is that hospitals are not equipped to provide this sort of nourishment, so if you end up in the hospital due to cancer, you need to bring your own food, and ask them for nutrition in a different format, one they more easily relate to…..IV.

There is lots of evidence to support the use of IV vitamin C for treating patients with cancer.

I’ve included some references at the bottom.

Also included below is contact information for an amazing “green” oncologist.

His name is Dr. Thomas Lodi is he’s an oncologist in Tempe Arizona.  He’s been extremely successful at helping his patients recover from cancer; often times end stages of cancer using a combination of conventional and alternative modalities.  Nutrition is at the forefront of his approach, including green juices.

You can reach Dr. Lodi at


The center is called An Oasis of Healing and is located at

210 N. Center Street
Suite #102
Mesa, AZ 85201

Dr. Lodi uses a combination of healing the heart, drinking green juices, IV nutrients and a low dose form of chemo therapy to help people who’d been given up to die soon.  The results are impressive.

Vitamin C IV-Therapy includes numerous vitamins minerals and that help support your immune system, fight infection, reduce inflammation and improve fatigue. High dose Vitamin C reports positive outcomes ranging from improved energy quality of life to actual tumor death.

Unlike most mammals and other animals, we humans do can’t make our own vitamin C and we must obtain it through our diet.

We use Vitamin C for the synthesis of collagen, an important component of blood vessels, tendons, ligaments, and bone. Vitamin C is also important for neurotransmitters, and thus effects mood, and for the transport of fat into mitochondria, where it’s converted to energy.

Vitamin C is also a very important and can protect proteins, lipids (fats), carbohydrates, and nucleic acids (DNA and RNA) from damage by free radicals and reactive oxygen species.  Intravenous vitamin C allows tissue levels to reach many times above oral dosing, forming hydrogen peroxide which kills cancer cells while leaving normal cells unharmed.

There is a significant data bank of research on the use of IV Vitamin C in patients with cancer

A more complete list will be published on my blog in a few days.

In the meantime, I need to head out for a funeral for someone who I deeply desired to save using some of these protocols.

Please save these in case you’re called upon to help a family member or friend.  Dr. Lodi is an awesome resource.  His team spent time with me on the phone as I researched this topic and I felt very drawn to the deep caring and depth f knowledge of everyone I spoke to there.

Here are a few references to get you started.

1. Cameron E, Pauling L, Leibovitz B. Ascorbic acid and cancer: a review. Cancer Research.

1979; 39: 663-681.

2. McCormick, WJ. Ascorbic acid as a chemotherapeutic agent. Archives of Pediatrics of New

York. 1952; 69:151-155.

3. Padayatty SJ, Katz A, Wang Y, et al. Vitamin C as an antioxidant: Evaluation of its role in

disease prevention. J Am Coll Nutr. 2003; 22:18-35.

4. Tamayo C, Richardson MA. Vitamin C as a cancer treatment: state of science and

recommendations for research. Altern Ther Health Med. 2003; 9(3): 41-141.

5. Murata A, Morishige F, Yamagushi H. Prolongation of survival time of terminal cancer patients

by administration of large doses of ascorbate. Int J Vitam Nutr Res Suppl. 1982; 23:103-113.

6. Jackson JA, Riordan HD, Hunninghake RE, Riordan NH. High dose intravenous vitamin C and

long time survival of a patient with cancer of the head of the pancreas. J Ortho Med. 1995; 10:


7. Riordan HD, Jackson JA, Schultz M. Case study: high-dose intravenous vitamin C in the treatment

of a patient with adenocarcinoma of the kidney. J Ortho Med. 1990; 5: 5-7.

8. Riordan HD, Jackson JA, Riordan NH, Schultz M. High-dose intravenous vitamin C in the treatment

of renal cell carcinoma of the kidney. J Ortho Med. 1998; 13: 72-73.

9. Gonzalez MJ, Miranda-Massari JR, Mora EM, Riordan NH, Casciari JJ, Jackson JA, Roman-

Franco A. Orthomolecular oncology review: ascorbic acid and cancer 25-years later. Interg

Cancer Ther. 2005; 4(1): 32-44.

10. Bodansky O, Wroblewski F, Markardi B. Concentrations of ascorbic acid and white blood cells

of patients with cancer and noncancerous chronic disease. Cancer. 1952; 5 (July): 678-684.

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June 30th, 2011 Dr. Ritamarie Radio

  • 3 Life Saving Reasons to Stay Out of the Hospital – What hospitals don't know about getting and keeping you well could cost you your life. Hospitals are known for pumping patients full of pharmaceuticals and feeding them unhealthy foods. Dr. Ritamarie will open your eyes to why hospitals are NOT the place to go to get well, and how you can protect yourself if ever you land there.
    11:30am PT, 12:30pm MT, 1:30pm CT, 2:30pm ET

Kids Health Month Radio Show Archives

Reversing Dyslexia – with Dr. Phyllis Books: It is estimated that one in 10 children is dyslexic and more males are affected than females. But a dyslexic diagnosis is not barrier to success. Join Dr. Ritamarie and guest, Dr. Phyllis Books and find out what you can do to help your child reverse their dyslexia.

Creating Healthy Children with author Karen Ranzi
Join Dr. Ritamarie and Karen for a lively and informative discussion on the importance of food on children's health and hear about her son's miraculous recovery from lifelong asthma within weeks of adopting a raw food diet.

Put Your Kids In Charge of Their Meals
It can be a challenge as a parent to make sure your kids eat wholesome and nutritious food. In this show, Dr. Ritamarie discusses how to empower kids with information about the effects of food on their body and shares fun ways to teach them to make delicious meals and help them to make wise choices.

How Gluten Effects Kids Behavior, Focus and Concentration
Teachers report lack of focus in classrooms. Parents notice hyperactivity, mood swings, depression, and many other emotional behaviors. What is happening that is causing such issues in our kids? The answer may be a simple ingredient present in just about every meal…gluten!

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Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo has been an integrative health care practitioner for over two decades, empowering her patients and students to overcome health challenges and lead a joyful and healthy life. She's a Doctor of Chiropractic with Certifications in Acupuncture, Clinical Nutrition, HeartMath® and Herbal Medicine as well as a certified raw and living foods instructor, chef and coach. She's the author and co-author of several gluten-free vegan and raw foods recipe books, including Power Breakfast Ideas, Deliciously Quick Lunch and Dinner, Healthy Halloween Treats, Dessert: Making it Rich Without Oil and Dried and Gone to Heaven. She's also the creator of several online courses on a variety of health issues.

Includes a downloaded recording of a 2 hour teleclass, anti- inflammatory recipe guide, shopping list and checklists, flowcharts of your body's inflammatory pathways and bonus resources, including Lunch and Dinner and Breakfast e-books and Transforming Stress Kit. Read more here…

Desserts make your tongue feel gleeful and your heart sing. But have you ever thought about how your favorite desserts ultimately affect your body? With their gluten, dairy, unhealthy trans fats and refined sugar, these desserts are likely to contribute to premature aging, inflammation, irritable bowel, mucous buildup and problems with focusing. Read more here…

They're all comfort foods that we turn to in times of emotional upheaval, boredom or loneliness. When you eat your favorite comfort foods, you feel great…for a little while. Until the discomfort sets in.  Read more here…

Your children are your most precious gift. You teach them by example and your every thought, word and action. What you feed your children, especially during the early years, will shape their health and vitality throughout their lives. Starting with the freshest, most vibrant and clean sources of nutrients to feed their growing bodies is vital to their health and development.  Read more here…

You might have heard many health experts say that it's crucial to begin your day with a meal. What they might have failed to say, though, is how to make your first fuel of the day powerful enough to propel you forward with energy and gusto! Read more here…

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