Last year, more than 1.8 million new cases of cancer were diagnosed in the United States, and this number is expected to rise along with life expectancy.
While a cancer diagnosis is frightening enough, this disease is one in which the cure can often be as arduous and aggressive as the cancer itself.
At HealthFirst, Dr. Jonathan Singer and our team understand the role that certain cancer treatments play, but we also believe that working with your body during these difficult times plays an equally important role, which is precisely the goal of our alternative cancer therapies.
Cancer and your immune system
Our bodies are amazing examples of self-sufficiency. This is largely due to our built-in defense mechanisms, namely our immune system.
Day in and day out, your immune system fights hard to ensure that pathogens are kept at bay. If they do invade, this incredibly powerful system responds and adapts in order to keep you healthy. Unfortunately, there are times when your immune system encounters something that overwhelms its defense mechanisms, which is certainly true of most cancers.
In many instances, cancer cells go undetected by your immune system until it’s too late and they’ve already formed a tumor. Once in this form, the cancer is not only more difficult to eliminate, but the disease also weakens your immune system.
At this point, traditional cancer treatments take a slash-and-burn approach, which means introducing medications or therapies that not only destroy the tumor and cancer cells, but your healthier cells as well. As a result, your immune system is weakened to the point where a common cold can pose a threat.
Boosting immunity to fight cancer
We recognize that fighting cancer without one of your best resources — your immune system — is far from ideal, which is where our alternative cancer therapies can make all the difference. The primary goal of our treatments is to target and strengthen your beleaguered immune system.
We do this by delivering powerful immune boosters into your system via IV infusions. These IV infusions contain higher doses of the vitamins and nutrients your body needs and we deliver them straight into your bloodstream, bypassing your digestive system.
Depending upon your unique needs, we formulate an infusion that may contain one or more of the following:
- Vitamin C
- Alpha-lipoic acid
- Multivitamin and multimineral formula
This list is one that comes on the heels of three decades’ worth of research by Dr. Singer. Take, for example, vitamin C, which is a powerhouse when it comes to immunity boosting. Studies have shown that vitamin C therapy carries meaningful benefits for those with cancer, both in fighting the cancer and improving overall health.
While the other vitamins and minerals on this list boost immunity, Dr. Singer’s research has found that they also work to regulate inflammation and slow the growth of cancer cells.
Eating your way to better health
Alongside strengthening your immune system, we also feel that nutrition is extremely important when you’re trying to defeat cancer.
As we’ve mentioned, your body is taxed to its limits by both the disease and the treatments, so you need to ensure that your diet provides the right fuel for your cells to recover.
There’s infinite truth in the old adage, “You are what you eat,” and if you want your body to be strong it needs the right energy. To do this, we assess your nutritional deficiencies and devise a dietary plan that replenishes these resources. This plan ensures that your body receives the fuel it needs to fight, repair, and regenerate.
If you’d like to learn more about how our alternative cancer therapies can boost your health during this critical time, contact one of our two locations in Greenwood Village, Colorado, or Cheyenne, Wyoming, by phone or online today.