On June 28, 2011 the website OregonLive.com published an article called Q & A with Dr. Shauna Birdsall, director of naturopathic medicine at Cancer Treatment Centers of America http://www.oregonlive.com/health/index.ssf/2011/06/q_a_with_dr_shauna_birdsall_di.html by Tatiana Sanchez, The Oregonian.
I posted the following comment, but it doesn’t appear on the site. Wonder why.
“Since naturopaths think that silver offers benefits and include it in their Vermont state formulary for IV use when in fact it is a heavy metal toxin, I would not trust them to know which supplements interfere with chemotherapy.
I would expect an oncologist to know this, an MD who specialized in treating people with cancer, since he would follow the scientific studies in the drug data bases, the ones that show that ingesting silver in any amount or form is all risk and no benefit. If promoters and practitioners of alternative medicine didn't spend so much time disparaging evidence-based medicine, MDs and scientists, the general public might not be so hesitant about speaking with their MDs about supplements and other alt treatments.”