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Cancer & Biochemistry 5


Hello, I am Dr. Colleen Huber. It is May 18, 2018, and today I want to talk to you about a nutrient that you have likely never even heard of – adenine, which used to be called Vitamin B4, but not so much anymore, because now we know that it is a part of other B vitamins, B2 and B3 specifically.

Adenine is crucial to our building of DNA and RNA – which gives the genetic code that allows us to carry on traits from our ancestors, and create new cells from those templates.

But today, we are more interested in another role of Vitamin B4, or adenine. That role is in the major energy molecule of all life: I am talking about ATP. ATP is also known as adenosine triphosphate, and adenine, or Vitamin B4, is an essential precursor molecule of ATP. Adenine, in turn, also is necessary to make new RNA and DNA, as well as carry out just about every major function in our cells. ATP can be seen as a basic unit of energy for cells.

Adenine is therefore thought of as one of the most essential molecules for life.

Let’s now look at how a lack of vitamin B4 can contribute to cancer. We saw in some of my previous videos how if the electron transport chain is damaged or shut down, it can lead to cancer. Adenine is an essential component of the final end product we need to avoid cancer: ATP.

Right here at this point in the electron transport chain, right here near the end, we may not have enough adenine to make ADP, which is a precursor molecule to ATP – If we don’t have enough to make ATP, then the whole road gets closed off again – See how you need ALL of your nutrients!?? – If you don’t have enough adenine to make ATP, then the road is blocked. And again, traffic – biochemical traffic that is – the flow of your food molecules – that traffic gets diverted over here, to the cancer pathway.

What you need is to provide yourself the necessary nutrients to keep ALL of this pathway open, and let metabolism flow along its normal pathway.

Food sources of vitamin B4 or adenine are:

Green, leafy vegetables,
Cayenne pepper
Berries and
Whole grains.

I am so happy you are taking an interest in the nutrients that help prevent cancer. That is very gratifying! Please remember that the inactive forms of B vitamins must be converted by a process called methylation that occurs in the liver, in order to become active bio-available forms, which can be absorbed and used by the body.

I am Dr. Colleen Huber, it is May 18, 2018, and thanks for watching!

About the Author

Dr. Colleen Huber

Dr. Colleen Huber is a licensed Naturopathic Medical Doctor and Fellow of the Naturopathic Oncology Research Institute (NORI). She has an active natural cancer cancer clinic, where people come for treatment from all over the world because of her 90% success rate; the highest known cancer treatment success rate in the world. Dr. Huber graduated from and then taught at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe. Her blog contains articles about cancer, alternative cancer treatments, nutrition, and natural lifestyles. Many of these articles have appeared on mercola.com, the world’s most visited natural health website. Dr. Huber’s book, Choose Your Foods Like Your Life Depends On Them, has been featured on four Arizona TV appearances and she has been featured most recently in the book, Defeat Cancer: 15 Doctors of Integrative & Naturopathic Medicine Tell You How. Her groundbreaking and successful alternative cancer treatments and cancer prevention diet have been covered on Channel 3 and Channel 5 in Phoenix. Her academic writing and original research on sugar & cancer has appeared in The Lancet and other medical journals, and received media coverage around the U.S. and Europe. Dr. Huber is one of very few naturopathic physicians/naturopathic oncologists in the United States to have been granted hospital privileges with full scope of practice as licensed in the State of Arizona.