Beyond not passing Bill's sniff tests, there are biological inaccuracies in the article:
In human bodies there is a natural cancer fighting human cell, the mitochondria, but they need to be triggered to be effective. Scientists used to think that these mitochondria cells were damaged and thus ineffective against cancer.
Mitochondria are not cells, but rather organelles within cells. Mitochondria have their own DNA so they likely started as independent prokaryotic cells that acquired a symbiotic relationship with eukaryotic cells way back in evolutionary history, but mitochondria do not exist separately from eukaryotic cells now and scientists would never refer to them as "mitochondria cells
". Beyond that, mitochondria produce most of the chemical energy human (and other eukaryote) cells need to survive. So in short, mitochondria do not exist outside of human cells and the human cells cannot survive without the mitochondria, which brings us to:
Canadian scientists tested this dichloroacetate (DCA) on human’s cells; it killed lung, breast and brain cancer cells and left the healthy cells alone
This DCA on the other hand doesn’t rely on glycolysis instead on mitochondria; it triggers the mitochondria which in turn fights the cancer cells.
The side effect of this is it also reactivates a process called apoptosis. You see, mitochondria contain an all-too-important self-destruct button that can't be pressed in cancer cells. Without it, tumors grow larger as cells refuse to be extinguished. Fully functioning mitochondria, thanks to DCA, can once again die.
This description is poorly written, but if I am interpreting it correctly these two quotes taken together indicate that DCA discriminately triggers mitochondria to self-destruct in cancer cells but not healthy cells. I don't buy it, if DCA triggers mitochondria to self destruct I think it would do so in all cells, which would result in an extreme form of mitochondrial disease as both healthy and cancerous cells are starved of energy and die. Sounds like a "kill the patient to cure the disease" solution to me.
This article actually is lacking in a clearly stated mechanism for how DCA supposedly works, but to highlight the various claims:
their cells shrank when they were fed with water supplemented with DCA
it triggers the mitochondria which in turn fights the cancer cells
Fully functioning mitochondria, thanks to DCA, can once again die
With glycolysis turned off, the body produces less lactic acid, so the bad tissue around cancer cells doesn't break down and seed new tumors
There are quite a few processes indicated by these claims, not all of which seem likely to co-exist. Basically the author is claiming that DCA does everything that is needed to kill cancer cells without harming anything else. Kinda reminds me of of the stereotypical claims of snake-oil salesmen and the like.