Nutraceutical Therapy for Cancer Treatment
What is Nutraceutical Therapy?
At Cancer Center for Healing, we provide our patients with a comprehensive Home Care Empowerment Plan that utilizes nutraceuticals. The personalized Home Care Empowerment Plan is designed to help support your immune system between the initial and any subsequent cancer treatments for our patients’ continued recovery. The Home Care Empowerment plan challenges the growth of cancerous cells by intervening directly in signaling pathways that make cancer grow more rapidly and aggressively boost the capacity of white blood cells.
All patients will meet with their attending physician (in-person, via-skype, or via phone) to discuss the details of their Home Care Empowerment Plan treatment, as well as subsequent treatment at Cancer Center for Healing Center. During treatment at the clinic, we will give our patients the tools to properly continue a healthy lifestyle and successfully follow their personalized at-home treatment regimen. This is a cost-effective method for our patients to continue therapy for an extended period of time.
In almost every case, our medical staff has observed that patients who make a real commitment to the program achieve the best results.
Empowerment Plan Regimen (Sample)
All the Neutraceuticals offered at Cancer Center For Healing are pharmacy-grade supplements that are GMP Certified from FDA Approved facilities.
Research published in the Journal of Cell Biology November 17, 2008; 183(4):697-710 has shown that vitamin D can adjust almost everything in the cancer cell, from its genetic messaging to its cytoskeleton. It can switch genes on and off, and it can reduce cell division, and it can ‘calm’ the cancer cells so that they settle rather than spread. It seems vitamin D can actually return a cancer cell to a normal and healthy state.
Boswellic acids are a group of closely related compounds found in salai guggul, a resinous extract from the tree Boswellia carteri, that is traditionally used in Ayurvedic (Indian) medicine as an anti-inflammatory agent. Boswellic acids are very potent inhibitors of the enzyme 5-LPO – and thus can suppress the production of leukotrienes which act as cancer growth factors.
Milk thistle extract has been used for many decades in the treatment of liver disorders. Approximately 80% of this extract consists of silymarin, a mixture of several compounds known as flavonolignans. Silibinin, the most prominent of these compounds, accounts for about 60% of the weight of silymarin and is believed to be responsible for most of the liver-protective activity of silymarin and milk thistle extract. Just within the last decade, scientists have learned that silibinin has considerable potential for preventing and treating cancer.
In concentrations that may be feasible to achieve with high-dose clinical regimens, silibinin has been shown to have growth inhibitory effects on a wide range of human cancer cell lines including cancers arising from the prostate, breast, colon, lung, liver, bladder, and cervix. Silibinin can suppress the proliferation of these cells, while at the same time increasing the rate at which they die by apoptosis. In addition, silibinin can sensitize cancer cell lines to the killing effects of certain cytotoxic chemotherapeutic drugs.
Thus, silibinin may have potential both for retarding the growth and spread of cancer and for boosting the response of cancers to chemotherapy.
One of the most intriguing immuno-supportive agents employed by Cancer Center For Healing is the hormone melatonin, administered once daily before bedtime. Multiple clinical studies in Italy show that this substance tends to have a very favorable, statistically significant impact on survival in patients with advanced cancer.
There is reason to believe that the chief reason for melatonin’s positive effect on survival in cancer patients is an immuno-stimulant effect that boosts the activity of natural killer cells and cytotoxic T-cells. This effect is indirect because melatonin actually acts on dendritic cells (specialized cells that function as antigen-presenting cells for T-cells), amplifying their capacity to stimulate natural killer cells and cytotoxic T-cells. Melatonin boosts the ability of dendritic cells to produce interleukin-2, which helps cancer-attacking immune cells reach maturity.
Supplemental selenium is another immuno-supportive agent. Selenium sparks an increase in the capacity of stimulated natural killer cells and cytotoxic T-cells to express receptors for interleukin-2. This hormone-like protein is an essential growth factor of the immune cells that attack and kill cancers. In other words, when natural killer cells and cytotoxic T-cells express receptors for interleukin-2, they grow in greater abundance.
Fish oil is a uniquely rich source of the long-chain omega-3 fatty acids EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). A small structural difference distinguishes these fatty acids from the omega-6 fatty acids found in plant-derived oils. EPA and DHA have a valuable role to play in cancer treatment.
A number of studies show that a diet rich in fish oil tends to slow tumor growth. Fish oil has the ability to fend off cachexia, the severe loss of muscle mass that often complicates late-stage cancer. Although cachexia usually entails a loss of appetite that can contribute to weight loss by decreasing calorie intake, the life-threatening selective loss of muscle mass often seen in cancer patients reflects a very specific inflammatory process in muscle fibers that is not seen in healthy dieters. It has been discovered that EPA interferes with the inflammatory mechanisms that cause loss of muscle mass.
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Our philosophy at Cancer Center for Healing is to preserve our patients’ dignity and quality of life through non-invasive integrative treatments.
At Cancer Center For Healing, we shy away from the toxic aspects of conventional medicine by using drugs and surgery only when such intervention is really necessary. None of our treatments have negative effects on your life. We focus on therapies that support the body’s innate defenses and healing mechanisms by determining the root cause of your cancer.
We’ve had the pleasure of helping thousands of cancer patients on their road to recovery. From prevention phases to Stage IV diagnoses, we’re always inspired by our patients’ dedication to healing. We’ve treated folks from all backgrounds and walks of life, and we’ve seen even the most dire cases reach and stay in remission with our treatments. Here are just a few of the inspirational testimonials and survivor stories we’ve witnessed at Cancer Center for Healing told by the patients themselves.