Rationale for intravenous Vitamin Therapy in cancer patients.
I have used intravenous therapy's on myself for 16 years and remain cancer free to this day.
IV therapy is sometimes the only way to begin some patients on the road to recovery. Many patients who are severely nutrient deficient are unable to absorb those very nutrients they lack through their intestines. Magnesium is a good example, often patients using oral supplements will get ill or they simply can not tolerate taking them orally. Very ill patients who have the most deficiencies are often unable to take oral supplements without having problems. Even if they can, they likely will not absorb them because of the severe food intolerance and intestinal mucosal injury. In addition intravenous nutrition therapy works almost instantaneously to restore healthy nutrients levels.
Other factors affecting cancer patients are that oral supplements do not obtain the same blood levels as the intravenous ones do . In my medical opinion, when a patient has cancer intravenous therapy's must be used at least for the first few months of treatment. Later, once they return home the patient can be transitioned to oral therapies.
There are many intravenous therapy options that I utilize for my cancer patients. In addition to treating cancer, those patients suffering from complex chronic disease can benefit from IV therapies as well. Our IV therapy program utilizes a sterile compounding pharmacy and they are compounded and prepared individually for each patient which customizes your therapy.
Testing is always utilized for each individual patient. Though this testing we can identify the most effective intravenous therapies to treat their unique cancer or disease.
The Dilemma With Cancer Patients
Cancer cells have an upregulated antioxidant system, and I am very careful giving cancer patients antioxidants. The intravenous vitamins my cancer patients are only allowed to be used after testing.
Detoxification In Cancer Patients
Cancer patients need to understand that they will need to undergo detoxification protocols the rest of their life. Each patient is tested to evaluate the root cause of their cancer. These root causes include infection ( viral, bacterial and parasites) , heavy metals, poor dental hygiene with root canals, amalgam fillings, immune dysfunction,vitamin and mineral deficiencies as well as intestinal permeability also called leaky gut. The main organs addressed are liver, kidneys, lymphatic and the skin . I have seen many cancer patients with toxic chemicals which were not found on the planet 100 years ago. In addition, toxic emotions must be addressed as well in order to fully heal.
No doubt you have asked yourself why it is that some people age so much more rapidly than others. Aside from genetics and hormones, the factor that influences the aging process more than anything else is toxicity. Some of these toxins come from the environment, but the ultimate source of toxicity is our very own bodies. Each cell in our bodies takes in oxygen and nutrients, and from these substrates produces energy and waste products. These waste products are in the form of various organic acids. They are extremely toxic and must be eliminated in order for us to maintain health. This elimination process is referred to as detoxification. If adequate detoxification does not occur, these toxins will accumulate in the tissues, and gradually over many years, our bodies will become very toxic. Imagine what happens to our bodies over time with accumulation of fifty plus years of organic acids, and it is easy to understand why they began to deteriorate at such an accelerated rate. By understanding how your body eliminates these toxins, you will be able to assist it.
There is incontrovertible evidence that environmental chemicals are everywhere and we cannot avoid them. Not only do these environmental chemicals get into the body, but once they are there we do not have the metabolism to get rid of them, so they silently stockpile. It is well known that these toxins that are ever increasing in our body in our toxic world are the underlying cause of nearly all diseases.
I use a NATUROPATHIC approach in getting rid of the toxins in hopes of helping disease states.
Our foods that are wrapped in plastic are toxic. They have phthalates that outgases from these plastics, so it is found in our food and beverage packing. These toxins leak into our food supply.
These are another man-made chemical family and are also an inescapable part of our food supply. They are created in part to manufacture our plastics, pesticides and other chemicals. They are spewed from industrial smokestacks, taken up in the clouds, and rained out over the soil where they are taken up by the plants, and we use them for food for animals and humans.
Environmental Endocrine Disrupters
Environmental endocrine disrupters act like a monkey wrench in the normal chemistry of hormones. They can for example damage hormone receptors and cause havoc in our body. By blocking and botching up the actions of our own hormones and other cell regulators, they can cause disease like infertility, fatigue, depression, mood swings, memory loss, endometriosis, loss of libido and others.
Heavy metals are just one more example of deadly hidden toxins in our foods. There is mercury toxicity from bottom-dwelling shellfish and fish such as clams, crabs, lobsters, mussels, oysters, flounder, and smaller fish that feed around the mouths of rivers as well as large fish like swordfish and tuna that will feed on the smaller fish. These all stockpile heavy metals from upstream industry. Cadmium, aluminum, mercury, antimony, lead, and arsenic are some of the heavy metals added to the food chain from the upstream industrial discharges, pesticide runoffs, incinerator emissions, and manufacturing smokestacks as well as aviation, auto, and commercial vehicle exhaust. I do chelation on all my patients. It also is valuable for heart disease and diabetes .results of chelation and the reduction of cardiovascular disease were significant especially in the diabetic group. In a multi-center trial called TACT Chelation was shown to reduced deaths from heart attacks by 18% and by over 39% for diabetics.
The Air We Breathe
There is not a home office, institution, or manufacturing site where plastics do not abound. They are used in construction, building products, plastic baby bottles, baby rattles, plastic crib bumpers, car seats, mattresses, and are found all around the house. Not only do these plasticizers or phthalates get into our food, but they are in our every day air.
Toxic Home Due to Cancer
We insulated our homes using urea-formaldehyde foam insulation and moved into new mobile or pre-fab homes. The average carpet outgases over a dozen chemicals, all of which are capable of creating disease. Certainly many of the faulty furnaces have spawned many diseases over the years. Construction materials like paints, wallboards, plasticizers, phenols in plywood, formaldehyde in pressed wood, kitchen cabinets, etc., are causing a problem.
In Your Water
The average city water is contaminated. Our water is poisoned chiefly by industrial pollution via smokestacks and waste water plus artificial fertilizer as well as heavy metals that bioaccumulate in the body and pesticide runoff from agriculture. Fluoride is a good example of a toxin that is deliberately added to water. Fluoride has been linked to behavioral disorders, birth defects, flu-like symptoms and arthritis. Fluoride acts much like a heavy metal in damaging enzymes as well as disrupting the thyroid gland. Fluoride has also been seen to increase bone cancers as well as hip fractures. In addition to this we find chlorine trichloroethylene in our water supply.
Naturopathic Approach to Detoxification in Cancer
Detoxification is the process of cleaning the body of accumulated toxins. As mentioned above, we have toxins that accumulate from various sources, the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat, dental fillings, vaccines, prescription drugs, etc. Toxins are just about everywhere, in our homes, gardens, cars, offices, and schools.
If you need more information or would like to make a consultation, please call my office at (480) 860-2030.
Dean R. Silver M.D., M.D.(H)
Rationale for intravenous Vitamin Therapy in cancer patients.