Cancer is a symptom of a toxic internal terrain which includes low oxygen levels, increased blood viscosity, poor cellular nutrient intake, impaired repair and regulatory systems, toxin buildup, and chronic psychological and physiological stresses that result in gradual immune deterioration.
If a treatment reduces the size of a tumor but does not address the many factors that allowed it to grow in the first place, then treatment has been incomplete and recurrence is likely.
Modern research has shown that the standard American diet is too rich in fats, protein, and nutrient depleted processed and refined foods. Chronic stress contributes to a stress/conflict that seems unsolvable often with feelings of hopelessness and helplessness. Stress not only weakens the immune system but disturbs DNA repair mechanisms. Chemical toxins and heavy metals create a daily barrage of mutating damage to our DNA.
The Integrative Cancer Medicine Program at MindBody Medicine Center consists of the following phases and is based on the research of Dr. Dwight McKee, an Oncologist (Cancer Strategies Journal, Winter 2013)
Phase 1: Promote health and vitality by changing nutrition and resolving stress-conflict
Phase 2: Reduce the size of the tumor, which is called debulking.
Phase 3: Countering the inflammatory and angiogenic effects of tumor debulking
Phase 4: Non-specific immune stimulation
Phase 5: Immune education for specific and long term antitumor response
Phase 6: Angiogenesis blockade