Question: from Terry
I read with great interest your reply to the question about Vitamin D preventing Cancer. Specifically your reply: “In other words it is not a matter of taking mega doses of Vitamin D but rather ensuring that you don’t have a deficiency. Remember that most cancers are due to a nutrient deficiency!”
Can this same principle apply to other conditions?
The current issue of Prevention Magazine has ’suggestions/advertisements’ to be vaccinated (when you turn 60 years old) with Zostavax to prevent shingles and postherpetic Neuralgia. Apparently, “1 in 4 people who have had chickenpox eventually develops the blistering rash of shingles - caused when the chickenpox virus, Varicella zoster” is reactivated. 40% will go on to suffer what’s been described as the worst kind of pain imaginable. Called postherpetic Neuralgia (PHN) it is so agonizing that it’s been known to lead some people to suicide.”
Back to my question, can a nutritional deficiency be a factor here, and if not, is this ’scare tactics’ by pharmaceuticals?
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