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The Truth About Cancer
Cancer, Infection, Nutrition, Supplements & IV TherapyAt Kentuckiana Integrative Medicine, we believe that IV Vitamin C, IV Ozone [Major Auto Hemotherapy], IV Meyers Cocktail, IV Alpha Lipoic Acid, IV Glutathione, “Clean Eating” [Sugar Avoidance, Ketogenic Diet, Plant Based Diets, Alkaline Diets] and Distilled Water can all dramatically enhance the effectiveness of conventional cancer therapies and make the side effects more tolerable. We believe the best outcomes are obtained when BOTH conventional therapies [Traditional chemotherapy, radiation and / or surgery] are combined with natural therapies such as IV Vitamin C and IV Ozone. While these therapies are not FDA approved and are not designed to treat, cure or diagnose any particular illness, the breadth and scope of research supporting these non-conventional therapies is impressive. [See below].
For Cancer SpecialistsWe encourage both patients and cancer specialist to review the research enclosed below. We are confident you will be surprised by the beneficial research information you will discover. Almost ALL chemotherapy and radiation is made MORE EFFECTIVE when combined with IV Vitamin C [IVC] according to numerous research studies. Definite evidence that with the nearly always fatal PANCREATIC CANCER IV Vitamin C with chemo and radiation simultaneously on the same day is TWICE as effective by 12 months with fewer side-effects , improved well being and energy when compared to Radiation and Gemcitabine WITHOUT IVC. Patients not receiving IVC died a full 12 months sooner with many more chemo-radiation side effects!!! Summary, the use of chemotherapy-radiation-IV Vitamin C against most Cancers is dramatically more effective than chemotherapy-radiation with NO Vitamin C. The use of IV Vitamin C improves a person’s sense of wellbeing, reduces or eliminates side effects and improves energy levels in most all cancer patients. In the above Pancreatic Cancer study involving ~ 35 patients, the patients treated with chemo-radiation and IVC lived a full 12 months LONGER and felt much better than those who did not receive IVC. Pancreatic Cancer almost always kills its victims like Steve Jobs [Apple Computer genius] and actor Patrick Swayze. In the above study, two participants out of 14 receiving IV vitamin C-chemo-radiation became eligible for surgery, underwent surgical tumor removal, and at 44 months and 35 months post-diagnosis were without evidence of cancer recurrence. So at 3-4 years after surgery they remained FREE of PANCREATIC CANCER. IMPRESSIVE RESULTS for a CANCER THAT KILLS MOST ALL OF ITs VICTIMS. This Pancreatic cancer study confirms the power and synergy of combining both chemo-radiation with natural therapies like IV Vitamin C. We believe it is best to combine all of the above therapies. Treating cancer 100% “with natural therapies or 100% with ONLY chemo radiation is rarely as effective as when both are combined. A 2014 research review in the ICT journal, for instance, concluded that: Although not exhaustive, high concentrations of vitamin C have been shown to have additive effects in combination with the following chemotherapy agents: cisplatin, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, etoposide, fluorouracil, gemcitamine, irinotecan, paclitaxel, tamoxifen, vincristine, and FOLFIRI and FOLFOX regimens. Conversely, IVC may interfere with the effects of bortezomibe and methotrexate based on in vitro data. Some of the research and clinical experience described below was produced by prestigious institutions like University of Kansas Medical Center, The Riordan Clinic in Wichita, Kansas, Cancer Centers of America and many others. Kentuckiana Integrative Medicine uses protocols developed by Dr. Jeanne Drisko MD from University of Kansas Medical Center, and Dr. Ron Hunninghake, MD, Dr. Thomas Levy MD, JD from the Riordan Clinic. We will support any patient who refuses conventional cancer therapy, but it’s important to remind all cancer patients that the founder of Kentuckiana Integrative Medicine, Dr. Rafael F. Cruz has an 88 year old father who is a retired urologist. His father has survived and been cured of 5 malignant cancers using ONLY conventional cancer therapy meaning [chemo, surgery and radiation.] He did NOT take any vitamin C supplements. Also, many patients determined to treat their cancer with only natural therapies often eventually try conventional care when natural therapies fail to bring about the desired results and are very happy they did so. One our friends, Dr. Bud, a naturopath who originally ONLY believed in a natural approach to cancer was relieved and impressed to discovered how helpful and effective chemo and radiation can be at prolonging life and providing pain relief to a Stage 4 cancer patient. When the pain of bone cancer is involved, radiation therapy can provide great pain relief. More and more patients and cancer specialists report that the side effects from chemotherapy and radiation are far less than before and much better tolerated by the majority of patients. WE prefer that you be under the care of a conventional cancer specialist, but we will help you anyway we can and we will encourage 2nd opinions from other local cancer specialists as well as from other cancer centers like MD Anderson in Houston Texas. More and more conventional cancer specialists in Kentuckiana and across the country are recognizing the value of adding natural therapies to conventional therapy. Cancer Centers of America focus on conventional approaches to cancer, but also strongly advocate for the use of natural approaches such as Nutrition, IV Vitamin Therapy, Lymphatic Drainage, Massage and Meditation etc. We often refer our patients to local oncologists (cancer specialists). Some of the cancer specialists that have received high praises from our patients include Dr. Elisabeth Von Bun [who treated Dr. Rafael F. Cruz] , Dr. Patrick Williams, Dr. Renato Laroca, Dr. Alfonso Cevera, Dr. Bijay Raghavan, Dr. Muneeb Choudry and Dr. John Hamm. Dr. Elizabeth Von Bon took care of Dr. Rafael F. Cruz and saved him from 2 years of unnecessary Coumadin therapy. She is kind, extremely thorough and tolerant of or accepting of adding natural approaches to assist in the battle against cancer. The father of western medicine, Hippocrates, is well known for his statement: “Let your food be your medicine and your medicine be your food.” Too many of us ignore this advice. Through the field of Epigenics we have learned that certain foods encourage cancer while others can discourage its growth. Foods can turn on and OFF cancer causing genes. Red meat and pork are cancer promoters. IV Vitamin C is a strong immune system booster. Vitamin C is known as an antioxidant; however, it becomes a pro-oxidant when it helps the body generate peroxide and or Highly Reactive Oxygen Species. In healthy cells, catalase breaks down the highly reactive oxygen species and the healthy cells are NOT harmed. Cancer cells on the other hand lack catalase and are harmed by the peroxide / highly reactive oxygen species. Vitamin C is chemically and structurally similar to glucose [sugar]. Since most cancers like to use sugar as an energy source, the cancer will mistakenly absorb Vitamin C causing a disruption in cancer metabolism and cancer growth through the production of peroxide / reactive oxygen species. There are 60+ Pub Med research articles regarding IV Vitamin C. Like University of Kansas Medical Center and The Riordan Clinic our clinical patient experiences have been extremely positive at assisting with chemo side effects and maintain energy levels. IV Ozone is Oxygen with 3 atoms and is also an excellent immune system booster. Ozone is produced by antibodies during the bacterial killing process as discovered by the Scripps Research Institute from California by Lerner, Wentworth et al Science Nov 18, 2002. There are 220+ Pub Med research articles regarding Ozone. Our clinical experience has been very positive. Ozone has been documented to kill the following bacteria, fungi, parasites and viruses.
- 63 Different Bacteria: Salmonella, Shigella, Vibrio, Campylobacter Jejuni, Yersinia Entercolitica, Legionella
- 15 Viruses: Polio, Echo, Coxsackie
- 25 Fungi And Mold Spores: Aspergillus, Penicillium, Tricoderma
- 13 Fungal Pathogens: Alternaria, Monilinia, Rhizopus
- Encysted Protozoa: Giardia, Cryptosporidium
Recommended Compelling Research and Resources For Patients, Physicians, Cancer Specialists & Practitioners To Read:FAQ – Questions and Answers About High-Dose Vitamin C Intravenous Vitamin C as A Cancer Treatment Update – An Interview with Jeanne Drisko, M.D. Intravenous Vitamin C and Cancer: A Systematic Review. , Gillian Flower, ND, Laura Weeks, PhD, Kieran Cooley, ND, Michael Callachan, BA, Jessie McGowan, PhD, Becky Skidmore, MLS, Leesa Kirchner, ND, FABNO, Dugald Seely, ND, MSc, FABNO PDQ High-Dose Vitamin C. PDQ® Integrative, Alternative, and Complementary Therapies Editorial Board. Bethesda, MD: National Cancer Institute. IV Vitamin C and Cancer Stem by Nathan Goodyear | Feb 11, 2018 | Cancer, From The Doctor’s Desk Cells
IV Vitamin C and Ozone Before A Major SurgeryIf you must have surgery involving a major joint or organ like belly surgery, heart surgery, joint replacement you should seriously consider preparing yourself by using IV Vitamin C and IV Ozone 2x per week for 3 weeks. These therapies dramatically reduce your chances of infection and blood clots while enhancing your ability to heal and reducing your need for pain medicine per Dr. Frank Shallenberger. IV Vitamin C saved a comatose septic “blood poisoned” New Zealand farmer who was in a coma for 3 weeks. The hospital doctors had given up hope and wanted to “pull the plug.” Watch video below https://youtu.be/VrhkoFcOMII
The Case for Vitamin C Treatment In SepsisVitamin C is believed generally safe at high doses, but can rarely cause acute renal failure through oxalate crystal deposition. Small studies have found high-dose IV vitamin C during critical illness safe and beneficial:
- In Tanka et al(2000), among 37 patients with major burns, those randomized to receive infusion of vitamin C at high doses (e.g., 4-5 grams an hour) for 24 hours on admission required less fluid resuscitation and had fewer ventilator days than those who got usual care.
- Fowler et al (2014)found less organ dysfunction among the 24 patients with severe sepsis randomized to vitamin C infusion vs placebo, with a significant dose-response (up to a maximum dose of ~3-5 grams IV every 6 hours). No safety issues in this Phase I trial.
- Zabet et al(2016) randomized 24 post-surgical patients with septic shock to vitamin C infusion (~1.5-2.5 grams IV every 6 hours) or placebo; the vitamin-C treated patients had significantly lower mortality and need for vasopressors.