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Have You Been Diagnosed with Cancer?
It can be overwhelming, right? For one thing, there is so much new information! And you have to try to make sense about what it all means, right now and in the future. It can be a lot.
If you are looking for a doctor that can help you understand your natural cancer treatment choices so you can make decisions clearly and confidently, I’m here. I can make sense of your pathology reports, treatment options, and natural cancer therapies.
It’s never too soon to start working with a naturopathic oncologist. No matter what’s on your horizon, I help you navigate it calmly. Take charge of your future and let me take the stress of research off you.
I am a cancer expert here to answer your questions.
Integrating Naturopathic Medicine with Cancer Care
Natural medicine has been used in cancer care for centuries. In fact, many of our modern chemotherapies are derived from plants and nutrients. As a board certified naturopathic oncologist, I am familiar with the cutting edge research on natural therapies for cancer, and also well versed in traditional uses of herbs, nutrients, diet, hydrotherapy, and homeopathy to address a variety of cancer types.
Natural Cancer Therapies
When using integrative or natural cancer care, you will also be supported with a variety of natural therapies that may include diet counseling, IV nutrients, herbal remedies, nutritional supplements, homeopathy, and hydrotherapy. When I develop your unique and individualized natural cancer care plan, I will take into account the tumor environment that lead to cancer growth, your chemical and environmental exposures, and unique blood markers that influence your cancer.
Diet counseling is a cornerstone to your health and wellness as you thrive beyond cancer. A variety of diet therapies have also been studied for reducing tumor growth. A nutritional plan will be developed to address your specific cancer type, and the foods that decrease that cancer type’s growth.
An additional piece of nutritional support may include targeted nutrients and supplements that contribute to reducing cancer growth. These nutrients can be delivered in capsule and intravenous forms.
Herbal remedies can help reduce cancer growth and address long-term side effects from conventional treatments. Herbs have positive studies for reducing fatigue, chemo brain, bone pain, and improving red blood cell and white blood cell counts.
Homeopathy addresses the underlying imbalances contributing to cancer growth and function in addition to treating the physical and emotional challenges associated with a diagnosis of cancer.
Hydrotherapy is the therapeutic application of water and is one of our oldest ways to promote your own body’s ability to heal. Hydrotherapy can successfully treat low blood cell counts, fatigue, pain, and balance immune function. I have seen hydrotherapy help bring white blood cell counts back to normal, reduce fatigue, and improve overall function. Hydrotherapy has been a successful treatment for cancer in my clinic with patients that have lymphoma, leukemia, and myelodysplastic syndromes.
Learn more about hydrotherapy here.
IV Nutrients can be used to help the body heal, recover, and restore from surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy. There are studies looking at specific IV Nutrient therapies as a natural cancer solution on its own. I recommend IV Nutrients to patients that have fatigue, low blood counts, and who are looking for natural ways to reduce their risk of cancer returning. The nutrients range from vitamin C, Alpha Lipoic Acid, and other nutrients that help the body recover from cancer.
Detoxification is an important piece of reducing cancer risk. But, there is a right time and a wrong time to detox. To detox or cleanse, we recommend targeted nutrients that help Phase I and Phase II detoxification in the liver. I have many patients that have gone through our specific detox program to treat side effects from cancer treatments, get their health on track, and reduce risk of cancer recurrence. Let’s talk and see if now is the right time to start a detox program.
An important piece of looking at the promotion of cancer growth is tracking your environmental exposures. Our physicians will ask you about any chemical, heavy metal, or radiation exposures you have had over your lifetime. Armed with this knowledge, they can address the unique exposures to cancer promoters that your cells have come into contact with.
By looking at cancer markers in the blood, our team of physicians will track how therapies are working and what uniquely influences cancer cell growth in your body. Markers might include immune cells, hormones, growth factors, vitamins, and minerals.