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Guide To Integrative Medicine
Guide To Integrative Medicine
Guide To Integrative Medicine
Guide To Integrative Medicine
Guide To Integrative Medicine
Guide To Integrative Medicine
Guide To Integrative Medicine
Guide To Integrative Medicine
Guide To Integrative Medicine
Guide To Integrative Medicine
Guide To Integrative Medicine
Guide To Integrative Medicine
Guide To Integrative Medicine
Guide To Integrative Medicine
Guide To Integrative Medicine
Guide To Integrative Medicine
Guide To Integrative Medicine
Guide To Integrative Medicine
Guide To Integrative Medicine
Guide To Integrative Medicine
Guide To Integrative Medicine
Guide To Integrative Medicine
Guide To Integrative Medicine
Guide To Integrative Medicine
Guide To Integrative Medicine
Guide To Integrative Medicine
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Guide to Integrative Medicine detailing what it is, how it is used and how it can prevent and cure cancer and other serious illnesses.

Guide to Integrative Medicine detailing what it is, how it is used and how it can prevent and cure cancer and other serious illnesses.

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  1. "Healing goes beyond cure of disease. Healing is the path ofphysical, emotional and spiritual wholeness. Life Integrative strives toempower patients to take action toward healing and well being, andto become more aware of their inner wisdom and live in the presentmoment. " 1
  2. LIFE INTEGRATIVE MEDICINEImagine “Medical Care” unlike any other, the best western scientific medicine hasto offer seamlessly combining with the best of science based alternativetreatments. We help people address all aspects of helping them reach theiroptimum level of health.Located in Benalmadena, Spain. Life Integrative Medicine draws on the bestresearch, science and strengths across the different disciplines in treatingcancer. There are many ways to partner with Life Integrative medicine includinghealth immersion experiences, annual memberships and individual services,classes and workshops.The health immersion experience is the most powerful way to begin.This two-week retreat starts with a thorough medical consultation andexamination by an integrative physician, followed up by our multiple cancer-screening tests to confirm diagnosis and establish baselines. The physician,nurse and life coach are core members of your personal integrative healthcareteam, they partner with you to select specific therapeutic sessions andconsultations that address your specific medical needs and health goals.During the health immersion your core team meets with the complete clinicalteam at Life Integrative Medicine, including acupuncturist, psychologist,nutritionist, massage therapist and others to create a road map for yourtreatments and health. This roadmap may encompass everything from exercise,nutrition, relaxation and stress reduction.To insure success Life Integrative Medicine offers additional support to patientsthru trained integrative coaches who partner with you during and after to makethese positive health changes long lasting. The most important aspect of LifeIntegrative Medicine is to partner with people to help them change their lives.Experience the best of medicine at Life integrative. Your choice, our promise’Life Integrative medicine new dimensions in health and healingIntegrative medicine is a whole philosophy of care that is different thanconventional medicine in that it incorporates a broader approach to health care.This is a model of health care that looks at the whole person, Mind body andspirit in the context of community and address all aspects of health to not onlytreat
  3. Integrative Medicine and Cancer CareLife Integrative Medicine in collaboration with the SimpleCare World Health offersintegrative medicine services specifically designed for cancer patients, includingacupuncture and massage therapy and bodywork.Integrative medicine is a healing-oriented medicine that considers the wholeperson—body, mind, spirit and lifestyle. It uses all appropriate therapies, bothconventional and alternative, and focuses on the needs, values and well being ofthe person, rather than the disease.Conventional medical care gives us options in treating a disease and itssymptoms. Integrative medicine emphasizes the healing which can occurwhether or not the disease is cured, giving people an ability to achieve highlevels of health and healing. It expands the options for care and hope.Our integrative medicine specialists focus on how patients with cancer canbecome more empowered in making decisions about their health care, and takeaction to bring optimal healing and well-being to their life journey. Integrativemedicine combines the best of conventional and alternative therapies.Integrative Medicine and Cancer CareIt is important for cancer patients to receive care from a team of high qualityhealth professionals they trust. This improves the outcome of care, decreasescomplications and symptoms, and lowers anxiety. Integrative medicine can helpenhance immune function, which helps control tumor growth.Integrative medicine gives patients resources for: • Choosing therapies that help prevent cancer or prevent a recurrence • Making lifestyle changes to promote optimal health • Finding evidence-based information on nutritional supplements and herbs, and background on how to avoid harmful interaction with conventional therapies or make conventional therapies less effective • Decreasing the side effects of conventional therapy such as chemotherapy and radiation therapy • Preparing for surgery • Surviving cancer in potentially a better state of health than before cancer occurred • Working through the challenges of living with cancer • Making decisions with greater confidence, using inner wisdom as well as scientific informationLife Integrative help patients choose the most effective therapies and assist themin using the cancer diagnosis as an opportunity for greater health, healing andgrowth, rather than one of hopelessness and overwhelming anxiety.
  4. The Importance of NutritionNutritionists recommend five to nine servings of fruits and vegetables daily, alongwith fiber, filtered water, multivitamin, calcium, magnesium and vitamin D, andomega-3 fatty acids, found in fish oil and flax seed oil for an optimal diet.Obesity increases cancer risks, as do tobacco, saturated and trans fats,processed foods, and too much alcohol. Herbs and supplements must becarefully selected for maximum benefit and to avoid harm. They are not asubstitute for nutritious food. • Fighting Cancer with Food and Nutrition • Support immune function • Rebuild body tissue • Decrease your risk of infection • Improve strength and increase energy • Improve your tolerance to treatment • Help you recuperate faster after treatment • Improve quality of lifeMovement Can Help Prevent CancerEven moderate amounts of exercise such as walking one hour three to five timesa week can prevent cancer and decrease recurrence. Movement therapiesbenefit the body and can help emotional and spiritual healing.
  5. The Importance of NutritionSocial Support, Connection, Living in the PresentLife Integrative Meditation and Stress Relaxation Program teaches methods todecrease stress and anxiety, savor life, and make the immune system moreeffective in suppressing cancer.Psychotherapy can help patients feel more empowered in coping with cancer,often leading to better decision making. Spiritual counseling also can besignificant. • Cancer Psychology, Social Work and Spiritual Care ServicesCaring for the Spirit and Energy SystemAcupuncture, healing touch, massage, music therapy and aromatherapyencourage the energy system to work more effectively and reduce the sideeffects of conventional cancer care.Guided imagery, breath work, and biofeedback also control physical andemotional symptoms, while the creativity found in writing, journaling, and artwork,helps patients access inner wisdom and facilitate healing.Each person has a unique healing path, and not all therapies will be right for allpeople. The oncology staff and the integrative medicine practitioners worktogether to address each persons unique cancer journey and strive to providethe finest comprehensive cancer care.
  6. !LIFE – CANCER GUIDEAn epidemic of cancer is silently ravaging our nation. If you yourself don’t sufferfrom breast cancer or prostate cancer during your lifetime, someone you knowor love will.The latest report by the American Cancer Society (ACS) shows that breastcancer will strike one out of every eight women. American Cancer Society,What Are The Key Statistics For Breast Cancer. http://www.cancer.orgEven worse, prostate cancer will attack one out of every six men. AmericanCancer Society, How Many Men Get Prostate Cancer. http://www.cancer.orgWe’ve seen an almost unbelievable rise in these cancers. Consider thealarming statistics: Since 1983, rates of certain forms of breast cancer havesoared 328 percent! Ernster VL, Barclay J, Kerlikowske K, Grady D, HendersonAnd rates of prostate cancer are much, much worse: Since 1985, they’veskyrocketed 600 percent, with experts calling it “the fastest rise in cancerdetection ever recorded.”That means, statistically speaking, either you or someone very close to you willget this disease. What’s ironic is that cancer is fairly easy to prevent, and in itsearly stages it’s easy to treat successfully.
  7. LIFE – CANCER GUIDECancer really doesn’t deserve its horrible reputation!Welcome to the “game of winning against cancer”. It’s a serious game and youwant the odds in your favor. Both traditional therapies and natural therapies canwork together giving you the best “odds” at winning.What’s great is you can try several different things at once. One can help theother. Most of our successes over the years were on patients who wanted tofollow both pathways. Remember cancer is a “wake up” call but it is not a death knell. It tells you loud and clear that something is wrong with your life and lifestyle and that has now reduced your health and vitality to ruinous levels. You must listen to the message from Mother Nature and take appropriate action. !If you heed the warnings and put matter right you will be quite safe. This is asign your life was wildly off track and that they must do something effective toput matters right—or pay the ultimate price.
  8. !THE CAUSES OF CANCERTo overcome any disease it makes sense that you first of all determine thebasic “cause” in the first place. Don’t believe that cancer is some kind of aliengrowth from planet Mars. It’s normal body tissue that has changed and startedto do something else. It’s not a strange alien virus from outer space that landedin your body! Nature is not a fool and therefore if she switches on a mechanism,she has a reason for it.Cause No 1 – Weak Immune System – usually caused by a severe negativeemotional shock (death in the family, divorce, family problems, financialsetbacks, etc.) overworked and run down over an extended period of time,pessimistic negative thinking most of the time, lack of rest, and impropernutrition that reinforces the immune system. Ed Sopcak a cancer research inUnited States consulted with over 30,000 cancer patients. He concluded “mostall the cancer patients I have spoken with had a major stress in their life sixmonths to 3 years before they were diagnosed with cancer. Cause No 2 – Toxins – such as dangerous chemicals (in the workplace, home or garden), microbes, parasites and fungus, etc. The late Dr. Hulda Clark who examined and treated thousands of cancer patients stated “all cancer patients have both isopropyl alcohol (as found in many body care and household cleaning products) and the ! intestinal fluke (parasites, worms) in their liver”.Cause No 3 – Improper Diet – An regular consumption of fizzy (soft) drinks,chips (crisps), store bought pastries, deep fried foods (French fries, donuts),prepared meats (hot dogs, sausages, bacon, ham) fast foods, food additives,etcCause No 4 - Oxygen Deprivation – Trans fats (margarine, refined vegetableoils) use in deep fried foods and processed foods (mayonnaise, refinedvegetable oils) actually suffocate the cells when ingested depriving the body oflife giving oxygenIt may be a combination of all four of these “causes” or one in particular that acancer patient can pinpoint as their main reason for having cancer. One thingfor sure, your diet, lifestyle and state of mind are absolutely critical to preventand/or win this battleWHY COMBINE TRADITIONAL AND HOLISTIC NATURAL THERAPIES?Modern chemical treatments for tumors are becoming quite specifically targetedand not so “kill-’em-all” dangerous as old-time chemo and radiotherapy. Modernsubstances can be created which release their deadly load only on certainchosen tissues: a sort of “smart bomb” for chemo. Now with 3D computerguided techniques at their disposal doctors can target just the cancer cells withradiation therapies. What you want then is to give your body every possiblechance. Here are just some combinations of traditional and natural therapiesworking together:
  9. LIFE CANCER GUIDE1. 3D Computer Guided Radiation LIFE INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE is linked with the best ultra modern hospitals here in Southern Spain in collaboration with SimpleCare World Health. We can refer you to a hospital that uses 3D computer guided radiation therapy that sends a very concentrated beam directly to the cancerous areas and tumors’ causing very little damage to the surrounding cells. This is the latest high tech equipment that rivals the best oncology treatments anywhere in the world as a modern approach2. Canadian Doctors Discover How to Make Cancer Cells Self Destruct Doctors in Canada have discovered a simple chemical compound that reduced cancer tumors in lab mice by approximately 70% in just 3 weeks. All you do is add it to cold water or juice once a day, its tasteless and odorless. It’s a “drug” that has been around for a long time and you don’t even need a prescription to purchase it. Used properly there are very few negative side effects How does this pharmaceutical compound work? All our cells in the body have a specific “life cycle” and when that time arrives they “self destruct” and are replaced by new healthy cells. However this programmed “life cycle” of each cell is somehow deactivated in cancer cells when they are damaged.This is due to such things that we have already mentioned such as a very weakimmune system, high level of toxins (parasites, microbes) improper diet,prolonged stress, negative emotional trauma, etc.Once this happens these diseased cancer cells actually obtain a sort of“immortality” which is scary to say the least. That is why cancer is a very difficultdisease and requires a comprehensive ‘plan of attack’ to win this battle.Fortunately this simple chemical compound turns on the “programmed life cycle”once again of the cancer cell, inducing apoptosis (death to the cell) so that theycan like normal cells live their “life cycle” and then self-destruct. It will also workwith chemotherapy.
  10. 3. TRICAN – “Off the Chart Ratings” - Potent Anti-OxidantA recently published paper, just in April 2007, which was a review of randomizedcontrolled trials evaluating the effects of concurrent use of antioxidants andchemotherapy. The research indicated that antioxidant use during chemotherapywas not found to decrease the effectiveness of chemotherapy, and in fact, wasassociated with increased survival time, increased tumor responses, and lesstoxicity.The authors concluded that “large, well-designed studies of antioxidantsupplementation concurrent with chemotherapy are warranted.”Two independent laboratories demonstrated that TRICAN is an extremelyeffective antidote against health damaging free radicals. To obtain the equivalentantioxidant protection of just one daily dose of TRICAN (1 teaspoon) one wouldhave to consume 5 glasses of orange juice, 26 teaspoons of concentrated greentea extract and mega-doses of superoxide dismutase tablets. Damaged cells are cells that have lost an electron. This leads to oxidation, accelerated aging, degeneration and disease. Therefore taking “anti- oxidants” has become popular in the fight against cancer and other illnesses. Dr. Denham Harmon became very famous for having "discovered" free radicals and how they cause damage to our health, leading to serious illnesses, including cancer.In a nutshell, this is how you could summarize his theory: The nucleus of an atomis surrounded by a cloud of electrons. These electrons surround the nucleus inpairs, but occasionally an atom loses an electron, leaving the atom with an"unpaired" electron. The atom is then called a "free radical", and it is veryreactive. A "free radical" is an atom with an unpaired electron in the outer ring. Itis lacking an electron.So now we have this molecule, which is missing an electron and is dying to getits hands on an electron to help fill its need. This free radical now goes and stealsan electron from another molecule that is more willing to give one up and thus itbecomes satisfied, but now the victim molecule has become a free radical! Thisgoes on for quite some time. To slow down and eventually stop this free radicaldamage we use the potent anti-oxidant, TRICAN.
  11. 4. Emotional Healing with EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique)Dr. Keith Scott-Mumby, MD, MB, ChB, PhD states: “I lost a wonderful patientwho set up the local Gerson support group (Gerson Natural clinic of Mexico). Shehad overcome breast cancer, using the Gerson method. So when the diseasecame back a second time, she naturally had great faith in it and went through theprogram again. But this time she was a little more nervous and came to me (fortraditional medical therapy) for IV infusions. It went well; we beat the disease asecond time.Throughout her visits I begged her to get to work on emotional issues. Apart frommy knowing they are always there, the fact that she had a recurrence was a clearsignal (to me) that something was not resolved. But no; she thanked me for myhelp and went away, believing she was OK. Or if it recurred, she thought, therewas always the Gerson method again. This was very blind but, being very keenon Gerson, she could not see the truth, which is that it had actually FAILED her.It hadn’t dealt with the core issues in her life.It makes me angry when Charlotte Gerson has the effrontery to stand in front ofan audience and say that emotional issues are of no consequence to a cancerpatient. She is of course protecting her father’s position (and also looking afterher own financial empire). But this is the kind of ignorance among alternativepractitioners that I deplore. The next time I saw this patient was over a year later.She came to see me short of breath. I ordered an immediate chest x-ray and,sure enough, she was riddled with lung metastasis.”
  12. Research of the John Hopkins Hospital stated that: “Cancer is a disease of themind, body, and spirit.” Three proven effective emotional healing therapies areused at our institute to “neutralize” past negative trauma caused by such eventsas financial setbacks, marriage and family problems, personal issues, angers,grief’s, betrayals, and so on. ! Nearly every doctor will confirm that anxiety and stress are the primary reasons why most people get sick. That is why we have epidemic numbers of people who have serious health problems. Watch this short YouTube presentation on EFT at ! www.emofree.comBasically, the idea of EFT is that most emotional issues involve a disruption tothe free flow of the subtle energies that circulate throughout the body. In short,when emotional stress occurs those subtle energies have been short-circuited.Correct this disruption and the problem reduces or disappears. This process islike an emotional version of acupuncture except that needles are not used.Instead, you stimulate certain energy meridian points by tapping on them withyour fingertips.Interestingly, since our emotional stressors are often linked with our physicalailments, we often find that diseases and other symptoms fade upon proper useof this process. There are tens of thousands of psychologists and medicaldoctors that are currently using this exciting innovation in medical care.5. You Are What You Eat The World Cancer Research Fund, the UK’s leading independent cancer research foundation, states very plainly that 40% of cancers are diet-based. I suspect it is far higher. The Eskimos are a people that have been observed by medical teams for many decades and were found to be totally free of cancer.
  13. !Alaska’s most famous doctor Dr Preston A Price claims that, “In his 36 years ofcontact with these people he had never seen a single case of malignant diseaseamong the truly primitive Eskimos, although it frequently occurred when theywere modernized”.An interesting point to note is that when an Eskimo leaves his traditional way oflife and begins to rely on a western/modern diet he becomes even more cancerprone than the average American.The Indians of North America are another people who are remarkably free fromcancer.The AMA went as far as conducting a special study in an effort to discover whythere was little to no cancer amongst the Hopi and Navajo Indians.In 1843, a French surgeon, Stanislas Tanchou, MD, formulated a doctrine thatthe incidence of cancer increases in direct proportion to the “civilization” of anation and its people. This theory was embraced by John Le Conte, MD (1818-1891), first president of the University of California, and his enthusiasm ledmedical missionaries, ship surgeons, anthropologists and others to undertakean avid search for cancer among the Alaskan Eskimo (Inuit), northernAthapaskans of Canada and the native peoples of Labrador.The result was always the same: for 75 years, not a single case of cancer wasdocumented among the tens of thousands of such people studied by competentmedical examiners. The Harvard-trained anthropologist, Vilhjalmur Stefannson,for instance, lived for 11 years among the Eskimo and never saw a case. Inlater life, he wrote a book on the topic, Cancer: A Disease of Civilization?Similar stories are told about the indigenous peoples of Africa and Asia. AlbertSchweitzer, MD, the famous Nobel laureate, testified: “On my arrival in Gabon,in 1913, I was astonished to encounter no case of cancer....The absence ofcancer seemed to me due to the difference in nutrition....” Is this beginning toadd up to a pattern for you?The Anti-Cancer Food Plan !! Dr. Johanna Budwig – who was one of Germanys top biochemists as well one of the best cancer researchers throughout all of Europe. Dr. Budwig claimed to have helped over 2400 people with her unique flaxseed oil and low fat Quark (cottage cheese) for all kinds of cancer ! patients over a 50-year period. Dr. Budwig found that the cancer patients’ blood often contained a yellowish green ! ! substance.
  14. When she gave them her flaxseed oil and cottage cheese mixture, their bloodwas replaced with a healthy red pigment, hemoglobin. She also found that thetumors receded and disappeared, anemia was alleviated, and vital energy wasregained in many casesTo win the “cancer game” doesn’t mean you have to live on vegetable juice andcalf liver! Simply eat a sensible healthy diet including: fresh organic (if possible)vegetables and fruits, good sources of dietary protein, free range eggs, non-farm feed fish (those with fins and scales) and legumes. Natural fiber orroughage in the diet is also important for keeping the intestinal tract workingsmoothly as the body detoxifies itself of dead cancer cell debris. "Whole" foods(whole grains instead of refined) will support your body better than refinedfoods. Organic foods will support your body better than non-organic foods full ofpesticides or other pollutants. And "good" fats will support your body better thanbad fats. Use only “cold-pressed” oils.Consume cold pressed oils in your salads, in recipes, as you body needs goodoils. Stevia, raw non-pasteurized honey, dates, figs, berry and fruit juices serveas sweeteners – no other sweeteners are permitted. All nuts (raw un-roasted)are fine except peanuts (due to mold issues). All seeds good, sunflower seedsare very complete and filling. Cup of black tea is accepted (coffee beans aretoxic and not recommended). Any flour is permissible as long as its 100%whole grain. Corn is generally believed by the group to be an exceptionbecause of mold/fungus and genetic manipulation. Drink only distilled water orreverse osmosis water it cleans the body better and is free of toxins.Avoid these unhealthy foods • NO hydrogenated oils, NO trans-fats, (cold pressed sunflower seed oil is a better choice than olive oil) • NO animal fats NO pork (pigs are the cleaners of the earth and their meat is loaded with toxins…ham, bacon, sausages, etc should be avoided) • NO seafood (lobsters, clams, shrimp, all fish with a hard shell are cleaners of the sea and are loaded with toxins..) • white regular pasta is eliminated, as is white bread, (Spelt pasta and bread is a better choice than wheat as many cancer patients have an intolerance to wheat, whole Rye, Oat, Multigrain bread is good. Corn is very discouraged (because of mold and genetic modification issues). • Butter (allowed in very small amounts) • NO ice cream or dairy products (other than the cottage cheese and some goat cheese) • NO cane sugar, white sugar, molasses, maple syrup, Xylitol, preservatives, • NO processed foods (NO store bought pastries), make your own with healthy ingredients • NO Soy* milk or Soy products (unless fermented or used for 2 or 3 weeks at the beginning if you cannot tolerate the cottage cheese) • Avoid pesticides and chemicals, even those in household products & cosmetics. Good old vinegar, as well as baking soda are excellent household cleaners (look on the Internet for more info) • NO microwave, NO Teflon or aluminum cooking ware or aluminum foil, instead use enamel cooking ware, stainless steel, ceramic, cast iron, glass and corning cooking wear are fine.
  15. The Five Absolute Worst Foods Anyone Can Eat (1) Doughnuts are fried, full of sugar and white flour and most all varieties contain trans fat. Store-bought doughnuts are made up of about 35 percent to 40 percent trans fat. An average doughnut will give you about 200 to 300 calories, mostly from sugar, and few other nutrients. (2) Soda - one can of soda has about 10 teaspoons of sugar, 150 calories, 30 to 55 mg of caffeine, and is loaded with artificial food colors and sulphites. The diet varieties are also problematic as they are filled with harmful artificial sweeteners like aspartame. Studies have linked soda to osteoporosis, obesity, tooth decay and heart disease, yet the average American drinks an estimated 56 gallons of soft drinks each year. Plus, drinking all that sugar will likely suppress your appetite for healthy foods, which pave the way for nutrient deficiencies. (3) French Fries (and Nearly All Commercially Fried Foods) - potatoes are bad enough when consumed in their raw state, as their simple sugars are rapidly converted to glucose that raises insulin levels and can devastate your health. Better to eat yams and sweet potatoes. But when potatoes are cooked in trans fat at high temperatures, all sorts of interesting and very unpleasant things occur. Anything that is fried, even vegetables, has the issue of trans fat and the potent cancer-causing substance acrylamide. Foods that are fried in refined processed vegetable oils like canola, soybean, safflower, corn, and other seed and nut oils are particularly problematic. These polyunsaturated fats easily become rancid when exposed to oxygen and produce large amounts of damaging free radicals in the body. They are also very susceptible to heat-induced damage from cooking. What is not commonly known is that these oils can actually cause aging, clotting, inflammation, cancer and weight gain. Coconut oil is the very best choice of oils you use to cook with as it is not susceptible to high heat damage (4) Chips (Crisps) - most commercial chips, and this includes corn chips, potato chips, tortilla chips, you name it, are high in trans fat. Fortunately, some companies have caught on to the recent media blitz about the dangers of trans fat and have started to produce chips without trans fat. However, the high temperatures used to cook them will potentially cause the formation of carcinogenic substances like acrylamide, and this risk remains even if the trans fat is removed.(5) Fried Non-Fish Seafood - this category represents the culmination of non-healthy aspects of food. Fried shrimp, clams, oysters, lobsters, and so on haveall the issues of trans fat and acrylamide mentioned above, plus an added riskof mercury. Seafood is loaded with toxic mercury and shellfish like shrimp andlobsters can be contaminated with parasites and resistant viruses that may noteven be killed with high heat.These creatures, considered scavenger animals, consume foods that may beharmful for you. Eating these foods gives you a quadruple dose of toxins--transfat, acrylamide, mercury and possibly parasites or viruses--with every bite. Ifyou have a taste for seafood, theres an easy solution. Its best to avoid yourlocal fish fry and eat the delicious wild red Alaskan salmon that was proventhrough independent lab testing to be virtually free of harmful levels of mercuryand other contaminants. --Dr. Mercola, October 18 2003!
  16. Which Food Supplements Best Fight Cancer?People sometimes ask: “Will vitamins and minerals save me?” The answer isNO. It would be like closing the stable door after the horse has bolted.But I am not saying you shouldn’t add food supplement your diet. Just berealistic about what to expect. No amount of food supplements will replacegood natural food. Dr. Budwig was more in favor of obtaining your dailyvitamins and minerals in the form of food then in “man made” supplements.Celtic Sea salt is unrefined and natural salt, which contains some 80 minerals,all the body needs.Good supplements will protect you from the dire effects of chemo andradiation. Consume bee pollen, as well as the famous Dr. Johanna Budwigcombination of flaxseed oil and cottage cheese, extracts from natural shark/fishoils and other herbal supplementsChlorella - With that in mind, one of your best defenses against cancer is tostrengthen your immune system. This is where chlorella comes in. In oneJapanese study, scientists placed lab mice on a chlorella regimen for ten days,and then they injected the mice with three types of cancer. According to Dr.Moss, over 70 percent of the chlorella-strengthened mice did not developcancer, while all of the untreated mice died within 20 days. Radiation whiledestroying cancer cells also burns, scars and damages healthy cells, tissuesand organs. Consumption of such natural food supplements as chlorella andchlorophyll (as in wheat or barley grass) along with some detoxificationprograms to help offset its negative side effectsVitamin D has emerged as a truly vital anti-cancer nutrient. A study publishedin the Journal of the National Cancer Institute in 2006 showed that even smallrises in vitamin D levels in the blood produced a dramatic lowering of cancerrisk. For 6 years nearly 50,000 men were followed, while taking an average of1500 IU daily. The results showed a 17% reduction in the incidence of cancer,almost 30% reduction in overall cancer mortality and a massive 45% reductionin deaths for bowel cancer.Another study in the same year, involving more than 120,000 womenparticipating in two studies at Harvard University and Saint George’s HospitalMedical School in London, showed that women with high levels of vitamin Dwere 50% less likely to get breast cancer; even those with moderately raisedvitamin D levels had a measurable 10% lower risk. Yet another study showedthat women who spent a lot of time in the sunshine – which is what createsvitamin D – had between 25% and 45% less cancers than the average woman.
  17. !Which Food Supplements Best Fight Cancer?Iodine - Lack of iodine is now endemic in the US and the Western world.Iodine deficiency has many consequences, including thyroid troubles andcancer susceptibility. Iodine enhances oxygen metabolism and that hassignificant consequences. We encourage what is called “iodine painting”.Make sure you get enough and read the book “Iodine: Why You Need It, WhyYou Can’t Live Without It” by Dr. David Brownstein.Potassium - This is a surprise cancer need. Most doctors would assumeautomatically that the body has enough (if supplies go too low, the heart stops).But in fact this is far from the case. Max Gerson MD was made famous for his“diet” but I think his contribution to the understanding of the need for hugedoses of potassium are, if anything, the major factor in the success of hisprogram Gerson carefully researched and established that the toxins fromcancer reduce potassium levels. That’s made worse by the toxins from thedestructive breakdown of cancer tumors, caused by chemo and radiation,which also dramatically lower potassium levels. Physiol.Chem.Phys.1978;10(5):465-468 Shark Extracts - Like healthy tissue, tumors need a steady blood supply. By creating their own “network” of blood vessels, tumors develop an independent and reliable source of nutrients and ! oxygen, which “feed” the tumor. Without new blood vessels, tumors cannot grow beyond the size of a pea.Angiogenesis is a word that means new growth of blood supply. In fact tumorsare very sneaky and secrete hormone-like substances called growth factors,especially one known as vascular endothelial growth factor, or VEGF. Thisattaches to nearby cells, which triggers new blood vessels to sprout toward thetumor. These blood vessels provide the tumor with a steady blood supply andnutrients. Without VEGF, new blood vessels are unable to grow and supportthe tumor. Anti-angiogenic (angiogenesis: growth of new blood vessel) agentsare thought to work by stopping the growth of new blood vessels. This process“starves” the tumors of the blood and nutrients necessary for growth. Thesetypes of treatments are called angiogenesis inhibitors. Shark Cartilage andextracts are very effective in stopping the growth of new blood vesselsDetoxification is EssentialDr. Keith Scott-Mumby MD, MB ChB, PhD in his book “Cancer Confidential” onpage 60 stated “It’s playing Russian Roulette to use after-shave, cosmetics,gels, hair-set, paints, household cleaners, solvents, herbicides, insecticidesand other pesticides in the torrents that we do. Did you know that womenabsorb about half a kilo of cosmetics every year – through their skin? Add whatis in the air to what’s in our food and in the water and we have a big problem.Our liver and major de-tox systems try to keep pace with this lethal tide ofchemicals but we are not winning. The immune system gets hurt too.
  18. Magnetic Restoration Therapy Two medical doctors, Dr. Kaali and Dr. Lyman, discovered, in 1990, that a small electric current could disable microbes from being able to multiply, thus rendering them harmless. It was, in fact, the greatest medical discovery in the history of medicine because virtually all diseases are caused by, or ! enhanced by, a microbe.What started out as an electro medicine treatment for AIDS / HIV, however, ithas turned out to be an excellent cancer treatment because of the way it buildsthe immune system.The earth is a huge magnet, but experts claim that the earths magnetic shieldis declining. Some experts say the Earth has lost up to 90% or its originalmagnetism.Magnetic field generators have been installed in all manned spaceships afterfinding that bone marrow and cell production decline sharply and eventuallycease, and the immune system is quickly and severely depressed without thenormal magnetic field. So you can see why the experts place so muchimportance on magnetism.Could it be that by simply supplementing the earths natural energy field, manydiscomforts and health concerns could vanish by using magnets to approximatewhat the earths geometric field used to be? Well experiments in the laboratoryhave started to indicate a longevity factor in mice that are daily exposed to astronger magnetic field.Passing a weak electrical current (about the strength of the current in a pacemaker) through a strong magnets electrifies the blood and eliminates countlessmicrobes from your body This allows your immune system to be superchargedto the point it will remove the remaining cancer cells.Heavy Metals are everywhereRecent study posted later in this journal shows that xenobiotic chemicals causean exaggerated inflammatory response. The rest of science has alreadyidentified chronic inflammation as the number one cause of degenerativedisease and aging.You should know that in the US there is a heavy burden of arsenic poisoningcarried to humans via chickens. Roxarsone is a very common arsenic-basedadditive used in chicken feed, used to promote growth, kill parasites andimprove the color of chicken meat. It is normally benign, but under certainconditions that can occur within live chickens or on farm land, the compoundconverts into more toxic forms of inorganic arsenic.
  19. !Arsenic has been linked to bladder, lung, skin, kidney and colon cancers, andlow-level exposure can lead to partial paralysis and diabetes. Even if you don’teat chicken, don’t think you are safe: chicken manure is used as fertilizer onvegetable farms and this contains arsenic which then contaminates thevegetables. Arsenic is everywhere.Cadmium is also widespread: it is found in grains like wheat and leafyvegetables, which readily absorb cadmium from the soil. Cadmium may alsocontaminate fish. It is also a constituent of alloys, pigments, batteries and metalcoatings. Cadmium is also found in cigarette fumes and fumes from vehicles.There are many other places you might meet cadmium, even without knowingit. Avoidance is very difficult, as I have explained. Even babies are being bornwith heavy metal poisoning in the womb. They didn’t eat anything!Yet if you have cancer, or want to prevent it, you must try to get rid of thesedangerous metals from your body.Once again Chlorella is a good choice for detoxification. It is one of the MOSTscientifically researched supplements in human history. There are thousands ofresearch papers on chlorella from medical institutions, scientific journals anduniversities.NASA has decided it will be one of the first foods grown on the space stationwhen it is completed. There is not a single report of toxicity to humans takingchlorella, though if you have too much iron on board—a disease calledhemochromatosis—you should know that chlorella contains lots of iron. (Manycancer patients are low on iron)”FAR Infrared sauna chelates heavy metals - FAR Infrared Sauna sessionsdetoxify the body. Sweating is essential for good health but many cancerpatients actually have a problem sweating. This needs to be corrected assweating and fever are Nature’s way of riding the boy of poisonous toxins.In researching the benefits of hyperthermia/fever therapy, we came across thework of Dr. William B. Coley. He was not your ordinary doctor, but more of a‘Sherlock Holmes’ of cancer. In 1891, he began treating patients with a germ called Streptococcus pyogenes to induce a fever. His first patient developed a raging fever, and then the "miracle" occurred: the tumors of his tonsils and neck completely disappeared, and only a scar remained. This man, who could only swallow liquids and ! whisper when Coley started the treatment, made a complete recovery. (Ten years later he was still free of cancer.)
  20. ! Typical sweat produced under normal conditions and regular steam saunas contains 97% water and 3% toxins. Sweat produced from a Far Infrared sauna is found to be 80-85% water and 15-20% toxins! FAR Infrared sauna therapy gets rid of an accumulation of potentially carcinogenic heavy metals such as lead, mercury, zinc, nickel, cadmium, as well as alcohol, nicotine, sodium, sulfuric acid lead, copper, aluminum, pesticide residues, ! petroleum-based toxins, chloride, fluoride, as well as fat and cholesterol.Detoxify with massage and lymphatic drainage - A 2005 study in theInternational Journal of Neuroscience proved that when women diagnosed withbreast cancer received three 30-minute massages a week for five weeks, theyended up less depressed, less angry, and with more energy than the controlgroup. More importantly, dopamine levels, natural killer cells, and lymphocytesreportedly increased for the massage therapy group. For years, theres been a widespread myth that all massage was contraindicated (i.e. bad) for anybody with cancer. Theres abundant evidence that exercise is effective as prevention AND treatment for a number of ! different types of cancer. This is widely accepted by mainstream medicine.When you get a massage, it effectively "milks" your lymphatic. By promptingblood flow up to a healthy level and increasing the rate of function, your bodyeliminates toxins more quickly and effectively. Keep in mind, the lymphaticsystem is basically another circulatory system within your body, so increasingpressure and flow enhances its function.Think of your lymphatic as a trash-disposal system for your body. Lymphaticdrainage, courtesy of massage, is like emptying the trash — you push it out ofyour body. You can also get a good dose of lymphatic drainage throughexercise. Either way, youre helping your immune system.8. Exercise empowers the immune systemDr. Keith Scott-Mumby MD stated, “I do believe we should all spend AT LEAST4- 5 hours a week engaged in physical activity. Walking is the very least youshould do; cycling is better; swimming or tennis is better still; workouts in thegym are not as good; neither is lengthy vigorous running, because that releasesmasses of free-radicals in the body. There is another surprise benefit toexercise: it releases a!"#$%&!of white cells into the peripheral blood. We allknow that white cell activity means a busy immune system, with attitude.”!
  21. !In a recent study headed by Dr. Kathleen Wolin ScD (published in the BritishJournal of Cancer, Feb. 10, 2009) showed what the researchers called “robust”evidence (that means pretty convincing) – that people who are physically activeare 24% less likely to develop colon cancer.That pattern held for men and women, regardless of whether they got theiractivity on the job or in their spare time. The study itself was the pooling of 52other published studies on the same theme. That means 24% is an average;some studies would have shown even greater reduction.Conditions We TreatHealing Strategies for Cancer ! Decrease the side effects of conventional cancer treatment. ! Create strategies to reduce your risk of developing cancer. ! Learn new ways to reduce the risk of cancer recurrence.Life Integrative Medicine offers a wide array of therapies and services that cancomplement your cancer treatment and enhance your outcomes. Our servicesare based on the latest research that demonstrates the proven effects of amultidisciplinary approach to cancer treatment and the powerful connectionbetween body and mind.Our expert physicians, clinicians, and therapists will help you learn how stressreduction techniques—emotional balancing, guided imagery, can reduce painand anxiety, and can enhance the effects of treatment; how acupuncture canalleviate side effects of conventional treatment and of cancer itself (nausea,pain, tissue inflammation, fatigue, etc.); how massage can reduce swelling,pain, and anxiety; and much more.Clinical Conditions Treated • chronic pain • musculoskeletal and joint pain • headache • cancer (or other illness) treatment side effects, such as nausea and vomiting • gastrointestinal conditions • anxiety, including anxiety about medical procedures • facing life-threatening diagnoses • stress management • phobias • stress-related neurological problems • fatigue • depression
  22. The EvidenceExtensive research demonstrates the powerful benefits of integrative medicinefor cancer patients. Here is a sample: • Complementary therapies, used, as adjuncts to mainstream cancer care, are supportive measures that help control side effects, enhance well being, and improve immune function. • Mind-body techniques—E.F.T. (Emotional Freedom Techniques), relaxation techniques, emotional balancing techniques, cognitive- behavior therapy, guided imagery—can reduce anxiety, depression, chronic pain, and mood swings in cancer patients, and can enhance their coping. • Acupuncture and acupressure help decrease nausea and vomiting sometimes associated with chemotherapy. • Herbs and other dietary supplements may have a role in managing aspects of cancer support and prevention. • For cancer patients, massage therapy has been recommended as part of a multiple-treatment approach to reduce pain and anxiety.! CONCLUSIONYes there IS always a cause. Cancer is not a case of bad luck. Cancer happensfor reasons, the same as anything else on God’s Earth. You just have to find thereal reason and fix it.We have listed just some of the traditional and holistic natural therapies thatLIFE INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE Institute can help you with. There is muchmore!We hope this brief report will encourage you to not lose hope! Yes Cancer is onthe increase but you don’t have to be another casualty.Wining the “game against cancer” is not easy but you can put the “odds” in yourfavor using both selected traditional therapies and natural holistic therapiesWith our unique approach, we aim to fight your cancer on all fronts, and withevery available resource from traditional medicine and holistic complementarymedicine.You now have the choice of the best of both worlds all with one Institute!Life Integrative Medicine is about “treating all of you and notjust your disease”
  23. A Breakdown of Cancer Facts1) Non Melanoma Skin CancerSkin cancer is the abnormal growth of cells in the skin. It is the most commonGender Specific Cancer Types of cancer. It is almost always cured when it isfound early and treated. So it is important to see your doctor if you have changesin your skin.2) Lung CancerLung cancer causes the most cancer-related deaths among men and women.The most common risk factor is cigarette smoking, followed by exposure tosecondhand smoke, radon, asbestos, air pollution and other chemicals.The five-year survival rate for localized lung cancer is 49 percent (but only 16percent of lung cancers are diagnosed at this early stage).3) Prostate CancerProstate cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in men, and rates aresignificantly higher in African American men than in white men. The only well-established risk factors are age, ethnicity and family history. More than 90percent of all prostate cancers are discovered in the local and regional stages.The five-year survival rate for all stages of prostate cancer combined is 99percent, 10-year survival rate is 91 percent, and 15-year survival rate is 76percent.4) Breast CancerAside from skin cancers, breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancerin women. Major risk factors include family history and age, and the earliest signof breast cancer is typically an abnormality detected on a mammogram.The five-year survival rate for localized breast cancer is 98 percent.5) Colon and Rectal CancersMore than 90 percent of colorectal cancers are diagnosed in people over the ageof 50. Early stage cancer can be detected by screenings, as can colorectalpolyps, which can then be removed before they become cancerous.The five-year survival rate for colorectal cancers is 64 percent.
  24. A Breakdown of Cancer Facts6) Bladder CancerCancer that forms in tissues of the bladder (the organ that stores urine). Mostbladder cancers are transitional cell carcinomas (cancer that begins in cells thatnormally make up the inner lining of the bladder). Other types include squamouscell carcinoma (cancer that begins in thin, flat cells) and adenocarcinoma (cancerthat begins in cells that make and release mucus and other fluids). The cells thatform squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma develop in the inner lining ofthe bladder as a result of chronic irritation and inflammation.7) Non-Hodgkins lymphoma(NHL) is cancer of the lymphatic system, which is part of the immune system.The lymphatic system is found throughout the body. When you have this disease,cells in the lymphatic system either grow without control or do not die as cellsnormally do.8) MelanomaA form of cancer that begins in melanocytes (cells that make the pigmentmelanin). It may begin in a mole (skin melanoma), but can also begin in otherpigmented tissues, such as in the eye or in the intestines.9) Kidney CancerCancer that forms in tissues of the kidneys. Kidney cancer includes renal cellcarcinoma (cancer that forms in the lining of very small tubes in the kidney thatfilter the blood and remove waste products) and renal pelvis carcinoma (cancerthat forms in the center of the kidney where urine collects). It also includes Wilmstumor, which is a type of kidney cancer that usually develops in children underthe age of 5.10) LeukemiaThough often thought of as a childhood disease, leukemia is diagnosed 10 timesmore often in adults than in children. Symptoms include fatigue, weight loss,repeated infections, paleness, easy bruising, and nosebleeds. Cigarette smoking,exposure to chemicals such as benzene, and exposure to ionizing radiation areall risk factors for this disease. Leukemia can also occur as a side effect ofcancer treatment.The five-year survival rate for acute myeloid leukemia is 21 percent, and 75percent for those with chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
  25. A Breakdown of Cancer Facts11) Endometrial CancerEndometrial cancer is the growth of abnormal cells in the lining of the uterus. Thelining is called the endometrium. Endometrial cancer is also called cancer of theuterus, or uterine cancer.12) Pancreatic CancerRisk factors for pancreatic cancer include cigarette smoking, obesity, chronicpancreatitis, diabetes, cirrhosis, and the use of smokeless tobacco. The diseaseusually presents no symptoms in the early stages, which is why only about 7percent of cases are diagnosed at an early stage. Later symptoms can includejaundice, weight loss, discomfort in the abdomen and occasional high bloodsugar levels.The five-year survival rate for localized pancreatic cancer is 20 percent.13) Thyroid CancerCancer that forms in the thyroid gland (an organ at the base of the throat thatmakes hormones that help control heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature,and weight). Four main types of thyroid cancer are papillary, follicular, medullary,and anaplastic thyroid cancer. The four types are based on how the cancer cellslook under a microscope.All Cancer Treatments, Surgical, Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapyadministered by SimpleCare Health Plan.
  26. Gender Specific Cancer TypesAt Life Integrative Medicine, we understand how overwhelming a cancerdiagnosis can be. Our experienced physicians and medical oncologist, take thetime to understand your unique situation and provide you with the care andsupport you deserve.If you are concerned about your current treatment plan and would like to learnmore about cancer treatment options available at Life Integrative Medicine, chatwith us to find out what makes L.I.M. different.Mens Cancers • Prostate Cancer • Testicular CancerCancers More Common in Men • Bladder Cancer • Liver Cancer • Lung Cancer • Colorectal CancerWomens Cancers • Breast Cancer • Cervical Cancer • Endometrial Cancer • Fallopian Tube Cancer • Ovarian Cancer • Vaginal Cancer • Vulvar Cancer
  27. Cancer Types by Body LocationBreast“Life Integrative Medicine”. treats many forms of breast cancer. Please see thelist below to learn more about the types of breast cancer we treat.Breast Cancer • Infiltrating (invasive) breast cancer • Pre-invasive breast cancer (DCIS, LCIS) • Inflammatory breast cancer • Pagets Disease • Metastatic breast cancer • Recurrent breast cancerMany people do not realize that men can also develop breast cancer.Gastrointestinal / DigestiveGastrointestinal cancers develop in organs that aid in the digestion of food. Manydigestive cancers do not show symptoms until they have become moreadvanced. • Bile Duct Cancer • Colon Cancer • Gallbladder Cancer • Gastric Cancer • Intestinal Cancer • Liver Cancer • Pancreatic Cancer • Rectal Cancer • Stomach CancersGenitourinary / UrinalGenitourinary cancers affect areas of the body that play a role in eliminatingwaste products in the form of urine. • Adrenal Cancer • Bladder Cancer • Kidney Cancer • Penile Cancer • Prostate Cancer • Testicular Cancer • Urinary Cancer
  28. Cancer Types by Body LocationGynecologicGynecologic cancers affect the female reproductive system.. • Cervical Cancer • Endometrial Cancer • Fallopian Tube Cancer • Ovarian Cancer • Uterine Cancer • Vaginal Cancer • Vulvar CancerHead & NeckAt Life Integrative Medicine, we offer many innovative treatment options for headand neck cancers, including radiation therapy and reconstructive surgerycombined with our Integrative approach. • Eye Cancer • Head and Neck Cancer • Jaw Cancer • Laryngeal Cancer • Nasal Cavity Cancer (Pharyngeal Cancer) • Oral Cancer • Pharyngeal Cancer • Salivary Gland Cancer • Sinus Cancer • Throat Cancer • Thyroid Cancer • Tongue Cancer • Tonsil CancerHematological / BloodHematological cancers affect your blood and impact your immune system. • Hodgkins Disease • Leukemia o Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia - ALL o Acute Granulocytic Leukemia o Acute Myelogenous Leukemia - AML o Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia - CLL o Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia - CML • Multiple Myeloma • Lymphoma o B-Cell Lymphoma • Lymph Node Cancer (see Lymphoma
  29. Cancer Types by Body LocationMusculoskeletal / Soft TissueMusculoskeletal / soft tissue cancers develop in and around your skin and bonetissue.. • Bone Cancer • Osteosarcoma • Melanoma • Skin Cancer o Basal Cell o Squamous Cell • Sarcoma o Ewings Sarcoma o Kaposis SarcomaNeurologicalNeurological cancers require the expertise of a skilled care team. • Brain Cancer o Astrocytoma o Glioblastoma • Pituitary Gland Cancer • Spinal Cord CancerRespiratory / LungCancer that develops on the lungs is considered respiratory cancer. One of therisk factors for developing lung cancer is a history of exposure to smoke. LifeIntegrative Medicine uses advanced diagnostic procedures like to determine thestage and complexity of your lung cancer. • Lung Cancer o Adenocarcinoma o Oat Cell o Non-Small Cell o Small Cell o Squamous Cell • MesotheliomaMedical Care provided by “SimpleCare World Health”
  30. Advanced DiagnosticsWe use advanced, minimally invasive techniques to detect cancer anywhere inthe body. Then we develop a customized treatment plan, and use the samediagnostic tools to monitor your progress, proactively making adjustments.An accurate diagnosis is the first step to effective cancer treatment. Our team ofcancer experts use sophisticated, minimally invasive diagnostic technology todetect tumors and eradicate cancer.When you first visit Life Integrative Medicine we will perform a complete array ofdiagnostic tests to diagnose and stage the disease. Then, we’ll work with you todevelop a comprehensive, fully integrated treatment plan that best suits yourindividual needs.Learn more about some advanced diagnostic tools: • PET/CT - The motion-free platform allows us to accurately detect multiple small lesions in areas of the body subject to movement, like the breasts, lungs, colon and prostate.Diagnostic ExperienceWe use advanced detection tools to diagnose and stage cancer, track treatmentresponse, and monitor tumors with greater accuracy and precision over time: • Before treatment, we will accurately locate tumors and stage the disease, and determine the best combination of cancer treatments for you. • Throughout your treatment, we will track the size of the tumor and/or progression of the disease, and modify treatment based on how you respond to it. • After you complete treatment, we will follow up with you to evaluate any symptoms you may have, and schedule regular check-ups to monitor for any signs of metastasis or recurrence
  31. How We Support YouLife Integrative Medicine was founded on the philosophy of integrative-centeredapproach to cancer care. Our team of cancer experts combines cancertreatments from a variety of disciplines into one integrative care plan—to supportyou in body, mind and spirit.Nutrition Therapy ProgramNourishing your body with a healthy, well-balanced diet is one way you can helpyourself in the fight against cancer. Adequate nutrition and prevention ofmalnutrition is very important during this time.Pain Management ProgramPain control is a very important component of patient care. Our painmanagement team aims to address this common and often underestimatedproblem for cancer patients. We understand that unrelieved pain can significantlydiminish your quality of life and requires prompt attention.Naturopathic Medicine ProgramNaturopathic medicine aims to use the healing power of nature to maintain andrestore health. Naturopathic practitioners use natural therapies (e.g., therapeuticnutrition, botanical medicine, homeopathy, etc.) to support the whole person,with an emphasis on building health.
  32. Integrative Medicine SynopsisIntegrative medicine is a distinct system of primary health care. It is an art, ascience, a philosophy. It is a practice of diagnosis, treatment and prevention ofillness.A central goal of integrative medicine is to use the healing power of nature tomaintain and restore health. In addition, integrative medicine focuses onprevention. This is accomplished through education and promotion of lifestylehabits that create good health.Integrative clinicians are specialists in natural health care who use natural, non-toxic therapies to support the whole person and encourage the inherent self-healing process, with an emphasis on building health. Their goal is to minimizethe risk of harmful effects on you, and apply the least possible force orintervention necessary to diagnose illness and restore your health.Integrative Medicine in Cancer CareThe goal of naturopathic medicine is to create a healthy environment both insideand outside the body. This is especially significant for people with cancer.Naturopathic medicine takes a holistic, or whole- person, approach to cancercare. It makes use of time-tested, scientifically grounded, natural methods tostrengthen the body’s ability to heal itself.The goals of naturopathic medicine for people undergoing cancer treatmentinclude: • Support normal metabolism during treatment • Decrease side effects of cancer treatment • Boost the body’s immune system • Provide strategies for long term cancer prevention and health maintenanceIntegrative Assessment and PlanUpon your arrival your integrative clinician will stage your cancer and try tolessen the potential side effects of cancer treatment so you can feel better as youheal. In addition, he/she will monitor your supplement and vitamin intake toensure safety from potential drug-herb and drug-nutrient interactions. Since all ofyour care is handled under one roof, your integrative clinician is able to consultregularly with your oncologist and the rest of your care team to monitor theprogress of your treatment.Aside from personal consultations with your integrative clinician, you will haveaccess to educational classes as well. Programs include information aboutvitamin and mineral supplements, natural remedies, nutritional guidance, lifestylechanges, stress management techniques and strategies for long-term preventionof recurrence.

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