A cancer diagnosis is often a double-edged sword — the treatments for this disease are often as destructive as the cancer itself. Through alternative cancer therapies, such as the ones we offer here at HealthFirst, our goal is to help your body better defend itself against the assault.
Our own Dr. Jonathan Singer has spent more than three decades studying the effects of cancer on the human body, as well as the effects of cancer treatments like chemotherapy and radiation. Based upon this research, we offer therapies that provide your body with the nutrients it needs to boost its immunity and fight back.
Cancer treatments — effective, but destructive
When you have cancer, the goal is to stop cancerous cells from reproducing and spreading. To do this, health care providers often take an aggressive, slash-and-burn approach to cancer through treatment options like surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation.
While these treatments target the cancer, there’s ample collateral damage as they also affect healthy cells, including those related to your immune system. In fact, many cancer patients have little-to-no immunity remaining after aggressive cancer treatments, making even a common cold a cause for concern.
Making matters worse, another side effect of cancer treatments like chemotherapy is that your appetite and food intake are greatly affected by the nausea and changes in taste you may experience, further depleting your body of the nutrients it needs.
Fighting back through nutrition
At the core of our alternative cancer therapy is our use of intravenous (IV) nutrient infusions that replenish nutrients and boost your immune health.
After much study, Dr. Singer has found that the following nutrients are the most beneficial when it comes to fighting cancer:
- Vitamin C
- Alpha-lipoic acid
When we say, “Fight cancer,” we understand that this concept is rather broad. More specifically, we’re looking to protect your healthy cells, boost your immunity, combat inflammation, reduce fatigue, and encourage overall better health and wellness.
To give you an idea of how these nutrients can help, let’s take a look at polyMVA and alpha-lipoic acid. The National Cancer Institute reports that an “alpha-lipoic acid-palladium/vitamin/mineral supplement acts as a free radical scavenger [that can] protect non-cancerous cells from the oxidative damage caused by radiation and chemotherapy.” In other words, this mixture can help protect your healthy cells in the face of cancer and treatment.
Another incredible weapon against cancer and cancer treatments is vitamin C, which is well known for boosting immune health. Dr. Singer has great success using high-dose vitamin C infusions to help cancer patients maintain better health throughout their treatments.
In fact, the National Cancer Institute concurs, pointing out that, “A growing number of preclinical studies are showing how high-dose vitamin C might benefit cancer patients.”
Finding the right alternative cancer treatment
One of the keys to our success in helping our patients better navigate cancer is that we custom tailor our treatment plans.
First, Dr. Singer identifies any nutritional deficiencies you may have and reviews your medical history and cancer treatments. Based on this information, he recommends an IV infusion that will boost your health, giving your body the resources it needs to remain strong and resilient.
If you’d like to learn more about how our alternative cancer therapies can boost your health when it’s been battered by cancer, contact one of our offices in Greenwood Village, Colorado, or Cheyenne, Wyoming.