The three most terrifying words a doctor can tell a patient are, “You have cancer.” Cancer has now surpassed heart disease as the leading cause of death in nearly half of the states in America. Deaths from heart disease still outnumber deaths from cancer, but that is quickly changing. Nearly half of all Americans can expect to get a diagnosis of cancer at some point in their life. And here is the most disturbing statistic of all: The incidence of cancer in our children has skyrocketed 40% over the past 20 years!
Many people have symptomless microscopic cancers (Stage 0) just waiting for the right opportunity to grow. About 40% of women between 40 and 50 years of age have microscopic breast tumors. Fifty percent of men between 50 and 60 years of age have microscopic prostate tumors. And 100% of people 70 years and older have microscopic thyroid tumors.
Cancer is a cunning, shrewd, and highly-adaptable disease. It has been outsmarting physicians for a very long time. With conventional treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery), the statistics are not good. Of the 1.7 million people newly diagnosed with cancer last year, nearly 600,000 of them have already died. Conventional treatment can be effective in Stage 1 and 2 cancers, and some Stage 3 cancers, but sadly, very little progress has been made in the treatment of Stage 4 cancers in the past twenty years. We must take a new approach because clearly, we are not “winning the war” on cancer.
As terrifying as a cancer diagnosis is, there is usually an opportunity to achieve remission, even in many so-called “terminal” cases. Many see cancer as a death sentence. We see it as a “wake-up call” and an invitation to get your life turned around. By providing numerous and powerful weapons to combat cancer, we take an aggressive and uncompromising approach with the goal of not only helping you live longer and with a higher quality of life, but also to help you become healthier in the process.
Recent discoveries have shown that scientists have been clinging to a flawed paradigm. Cancer isn’t a disease of damaged DNA as previously thought. It turns out that cancer is primarily a disease altered metabolism resulting from damaged mitochondria (click here, here, here, and here). And even though chemotherapy can shrink tumors, there is little evidence that it improves survival in advanced cancer. This is because the underlying metabolic defect has not been corrected. Cancer is a metabolic disease and the tumor is merely a symptom. To declare war on cancer with the intention of winning, you must target the one weakness found to be common to virtually all cancers: Damaged mitochondria resulting in altered metabolism.
Here are the hallmark steps that lead to cancer and its spread:
- Damage to mitochondria leads to oxygen underutilization and a shift from aerobic respiration to glycolytic (fermentative) metabolism. When the capacity of the mitochondria to generate energy using oxygen is impaired, malignant transformation of the cell begins.
- Damaged mitochondria send signals to the nucleus to activate cancer-promoting oncogenes and deactivate the cancer-suppressor p53 protein. This allows the abnormal cells to avoid apoptosis (obligatory cell suicide) and proliferate uncontrollably. The net result is cancer.
- Mitochondrial injury leads to oxidative stress and inflammation. This further promotes uncontrolled cellular proliferation.
- Affected cells regress to “selfish-cell” or “single-cell” survival behaviors. Most of the time, the body’s cells work together, each contributing to the greater good. Cancer cells, which divide and colonize in the body, are an exception to this rule. They prosper at the expense of other cells, but also seal their own fate by eventually killing the host.
- Cancer continues in glycolytic metabolism with subsequent angiogenesis (growth of blood vessels) to feed and grow the tumor; production of cancer stem cells; metastasis; pain; body-wasting; and eventual death.
There has been an ongoing debate about the long-term effectiveness of chemotherapy, not to mention the concern over the numerous side effects (click here). The average 5-year cancer survival rate after receiving chemotherapy is only 2.1% (click here). So, not only does chemotherapy have a dismal success rate, in some cases, it can actually stimulate cancer to grow and spread more aggressively (click here and here).
Then there is the issue of cancer stem cells. These cells are the root cause of distant metastasis, therapy resistance, cancer recurrence, and ultimately the cause of death in someone with cancer. Chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery do not target cancer stem cells and can, in fact, stimulate their proliferation. All things considered, it should come as no surprise that many doctors with advanced cancer would refuse conventional treatment for themselves, even though they would recommend it to their patients (click here).
Chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery have their place in the treatment of stage 1 and 2 cancer but they are often not enough in stage 3 and 4 cancer. For cancer therapy to be more effective, you must address all of the known survival mechanisms of cancer as well as the functional imbalances in the body—both of which conventional cancer treatment fails to do. Cancer is a disease of the entire body, not just a body part. To improve treatment outcome, you have to hit cancer from several angles simultaneously. Our goal is to selectively kill cancer cells, prevent their multiplication or reprogram them to behave like normal cells, and prevent recurrence.
Our goal is to selectively kill cancer cells, prevent their multiplication or reprogram them to behave like normal cells, and prevent recurrence. To help achieve remission and keep you in remission, or convert cancer into a stable disease that can be managed indefinitely, we must disrupt as many pathways of cancer growth as possible. By combining multiple anticancer substances and treatments, we take a comprehensive approach by disrupting cancer cell metabolism, inhibiting angiogenesis and proliferation, activating tumor-suppressor proteins, inducing apoptosis, stimulating the immune system, reducing chemotherapy resistance, and attacking cancer stem cells. This is the modern way to treat cancer and the way you begin to win the war on cancer!
We fight cancer using an arsenal of potent and well-tolerated substances and treatments. These include acetylsalicylic acid, alpha-lipoic acid, apigenin, arabinoxylan rice bran, artemisinin, artesunate, astaxanthin, astragalus, atorvastin, black cohosh, cannabidiol (CBD) oil, carnitine, curcumin, dichloroacetate, D-limonene, doxycycline, epigallocatechin gallate (green-tea extract), esomeprazole, exogenous ketones (beta-hydroxybutyrate), fermented wheat germ extract, garlic extract, genistein, ginseng, hydroxycitrate, hyperoxygenation, hyperthermia, inositol hexaphosphate, indole-3-carbinol, intermittent fasting, ketogenic diet, lactoferrin, low-dose naltrexone, lysine, medical marijuana, mebendazole, medicinal mushrooms, melatonin, metformin, mistletoe, modified citrus pectin, omega-3 fatty acids, Poly-MVA, probiotics, proteolytic enzymes, quercetin, resveratrol, Salicinium, sea cucumber extract, selenium, sodium phenylbutyrate, sulforaphane, Taurox, tetrathiomolybdate, ursolic acid, and vitamins A, C, D, E, and K.
Treatment is highly individualized, therefore, not all substances and treatments listed above need to be used. A definitive treatment plan is formulated based on the type and stage of cancer, as well as your overall health.
NOTE: We help patients from all over the United States, not just the Central Florida area. Because of distance, some are unable to come to our office on a regular basis for treatment. To make it possible for out-of-town patients to receive the help they need to fight cancer, after an initial in-office visit, we have treatment protocols that can be done at home and treatment progress can be monitored remotely by us.
One of the most effective in-office treatments we offer is high-dose intravenous vitamin C combined with artesunate. Because of the unique bi-oxidant properties of vitamin C, at high intravenous doses, vitamin C works as a potent anti-oxidant that reduces oxidative stress and inflammation, as well as a potent pro-oxidant “drug” that selectively induces apoptosis (death) of cancer cells while simultaneously protecting healthy cells (click here for more information).
High-dose intravenous vitamin C targets the specific pathologies that lead to the formation and spread of cancer. The addition of artesunate greatly enhances the therapeutic effects of vitamin C. Through the following mechanisms, this powerful and synergistic combination creates a cellular environment that is hostile to cancer and compromises cancer’s ability to survive while improving the quality of life:
- Generates toxic levels of hydrogen peroxide in cancer cells
- Restores mitochondrial function
- Relieves cellular hypoxia and helps restore aerobic respiration by oxidizing NADH to NAD in the Krebs cycle
- Activates p53 protein to help restore normal apoptosis in cancer cells
- Reduces the production of inflammatory cytokines
- Reduces oxidative stress and neutralizes DNA-damaging free radicals
- Inhibits angiogenesis and reduces tumor blood supply and nutrient supply
- Removes the protective shield safeguarding cancer cells from immune cells
- Stimulates the immune system
- Supports detoxification systems in the body
- Promotes formation of collagen to wall off tumors
- Inhibits hyaluronidase to retard metastasis
- Reduces pain and increases energy
- Increases the efficacy and decreases the side effects of chemotherapy
- Promotes faster recovery from radiation or surgery
The usual protocol for intravenous vitamin C is twice-weekly treatments for the first 3-6 months, then weekly treatments for 6-9 months. Tumor markers and/or scans are done every 3-6 months. During the second year, treatments are administered twice a month, then once a month after that. To see a copy of the informed consent, click here.
Cancer doesn’t happen overnight nor by random chance. Cancer usually results from prolonged exposure to harmful dietary, lifestyle, and environmental factors. That’s why prevention of cancer is just as important as treatment. Soon after treatment begins, we outline a well-defined plan to create an environment inhospitable to cancer, while simultaneously removing factors that promote cancer. This centers around changes in diet and lifestyle designed to improve mitochondrial function; strengthen your immune system; enhance detoxification; restore gut health; reduce inflammation, oxidative stress, and environmental toxins; and promote sound sleep, physical fitness, and good mental health.
Before starting treatment, your medical history is reviewed, including tumor markers, tumor type, and staging; operative reports and pathology reports; results of CT, MRI, PET scans, bone scans, and x-ray imaging; and prior cancer treatments and the response to treatment, including side effects. Appropriate lab tests are ordered, including a comprehensive metabolic panel, complete blood count, and glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase. Vital signs are obtained and a physical exam is performed.
Indications for complementary and alternative treatment of cancer are as follows:
- Patients who decline or have failed conventional treatment
- Patients seeking to improve the effectiveness and reduce the side effects of conventional treatment
- Patients wanting to prolong their remission with health-enhancing strategies
- Patients seeking to improve their quality of life
Contraindications to treatment are as follows:
- Any mental or physical condition that would preclude adherence to treatments
- Heart or kidney condition that can lead to fluid overload
- G6PD deficiency (can result in hemolysis or damage to red blood cells)
- History of oxalate kidney stones
- Any uncontrolled co-morbid medical condition (e.g., hemochromatosis)
The cost of complementary and alternative treatment of cancer is less than half the cost of conventional treatment and without the side effects associated with conventional treatment. We commit 5-10 years of our time and expertise to you. Our goal is to not only help you defeat cancer but also to help prevent it from coming back. Health insurance and Medicare does not cover the cost of treatment, but if you have a life insurance policy, you may be able to pay for treatment by receiving a cash advance from your policy, while still preserving coverage for your family (click here).
COMMENTS: When an oncologist says to a patient, “There is nothing else that can be done,” this statement steals the patient’s hope for recovery. What they should say is, “I know of nothing else that can be done for your condition, so if you want to survive, you must seek help elsewhere.” When patients go elsewhere, many of them go to a physician trained in integrative cancer therapy, and amazingly, many of these patients recover. This is because integrative physicians have numerous “tools” and “techniques” not used by traditional oncologists. Integrative physicians can offer realistic hope to even those who are gravely ill.
When it comes to treating a life-threatening disease such as cancer, instead of just handing over your body and decision-making to the doctor, we actively involve you and your family every step of the way. This is truly empowering, as it arms you with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to better manage your health, make informed decisions about your treatment, and improve the treatment experience and outcome.
We help cancer patients from all over the country. If you have cancer and would like to learn more about our credentials and how we may able to help you in your journey back to health, the next step is to visit our website (click here). If you are seeing an oncologist, click here to download a list of 10 important questions you need to ask your oncologist.