Posts Tagged ‘Cancer’

Dr Carlos Garcia/Utopia Wellness Cancer Treatment

Sunday, March 26th, 2017

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Utopia Wellness is a leading-edge medical center that offers integrative, holistic, patient-focused medical treatments. Under the direction of Carlos M. Garcia, M.D., programs designed for anyone who wants to enjoy optimal health are offered: Whether suffering from a chronic illness or simply wanting to prevent disease. Our extensive menu of wellness programs complement each other by addressing all issues related to well-being.

Dr. Carlos M. Garcia M.D. received his formal medical training at the University of Massachusetts, Medical School followed by an internship in Internal Medicine and residency in Anesthesia, both at Hahnemann University in Philadelphia, PA.

After moving to the Tampa Bay area in 1984, he began his practice as an Anesthesiologist at Bayfront Medical Center, Edward White Hospital, and Physicians’ Community Hospital.

Over his years working in hospitals, he came to realize that traditional medicine was driven more by the profits of pharmaceutical companies and hospitals than it was on providing the patient with the best possible care. So in 1996, Dr. Garcia redirected his medical focus to natural alternative health care including holistic medicine, integrative cancer treatments, Chelation therapy, bio-identical hormone replacement, IV vitamins and antioxidants, and weight loss. In all of these areas, he uses non-harmful and natural alternatives to conventional treatments. His passion to help others achieve optimal health through natural medicine led him to found Utopia Wellness, where he incorporates the best that medicine has to offer, traditional and alternative.

Dr. Garcia’s focus over the past several years has been on helping people suffering from cancer and its related diseases. His approach is holistic in that he addresses not only the tumor or cancer but also on the whole person and the cause of the cancer. To be truly cancer free for life, you must identify and eliminate the underlying cause of the disease.  In 2012, Dr. Garcia published his book Cancer is a Symptom: The Real Cause Revealed where he addresses the prospect that cancer is merely a symptom and unless you heal the underlying cause, you will never be truly cancer free.He also co authored Cancer Free with Bill Henderson.

Dr. Garcia is a member of ACAM (American College for the Advancement of Medicine), ICIM (International College of Integrative Medicine), and the American Holistic Health Association.  Additionally, Dr. Garcia holds certifications in Chelation Therapy from the American Board of Chelation Therapy, and has given numerous lectures on various health topics to professionals, medical students and the public, has had a radio talk show, and has been interviewed for several health related television news topics.

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Dr Leigh Erin Connealy’s Cancer Revolution Interview

Sunday, March 12th, 2017

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My Guest, Dr Leigh Erin Connealy. M.D. will discuss her new book: The Cancer Revolution A Groundbreaking Program to Reverse and Prevent Cancer

Every year, over 1.5 million people in the US are diagnosed with cancer. Nearly everyone has been touched by this disease—be it their own diagnosis or that of a family member or friend. When faced with the news they have cancer, people start searching for safe and effective treatments. In The Cancer Revolution: A Groundbreaking Program to Reverse and Prevent Cancer, Dr. Leigh Erin Connealy shares integrative medicine techniques, lifestyle approaches, and wellness plans for cancer patients.

Dr. Connealy suggests that it’s not enough to undergo traditional treatments alone. Drawing upon the homeopathic, nutritional, bioenergetics, regenerative, and antiaging disciplines, The Cancer Revolution offers six “Revolutionary Cancer Strategies” to provide better management of cancer, including:

        Let  Food Be Your Medicine ·       Get Moving to Get Well
        Remove Toxins to Boost Your Health ·       Reduce Stress and Reclaim Your Life
·       Harness the Power of Supplements ·       Strengthen Your Immune System with Sleep

By detoxifying, protecting, and providing nutrients to our bodies, Dr. Connealy suggests that we can all lead longer, higher quality lives—even when faced with this formidable disease. She also highlights how these practices can reduce your risk of getting cancer in the first place.

Leigh Erin Connealy, MD, attended the University of Texas School of Public Health and graduated from the University of Health Sciences Chicago Medical School. Her post-graduate training was completed at the Harbor/UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. She is the founder and medical director of the Center for New Medicine and the Cancer Center for Healing in Irvine, California. One of the foremost integrative medical doctors in the country, she has been treating patients for nearly thirty years.

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Can Gene Inactivation Prevent Aging and Cancer?

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

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A new study published in the journal Nature concluded that every body cell contains the complete DNA library and the so called methyl groups regulate the DNA library in tissues so that only the genetic information needed in that tissue is expressed. Now for the first time, researchers verified that a lack of methyl groups in the gene body leads to an incorrect gene activation and, subsequently may lead to the emergence of cancer.

Each body cell contains the entire building plan of the whole organism written in the DNA and comprises single genes that determine the specific attributes of the individual.  Gene expression builds tissue cells with tissue-specific attributes. Thus, genes information is activated that forms cells identified as intestinal cells or lung cells etc. In this regulated process methyl groups play an important role. If they are enzymatically bound to a gene’s starting point, known as the promoter, the respective gene is inactivated and the DNA is methylated. As we age and develop age-related diseases such as cancer the activation of genetic information is increasingly defective. However, until now, the detailed processes of these errors and the role of  DNA methylation  in these processes has been poorly understood.

Researchers have known for some time that DNA methylation at the promoter of a gene functions as an on/off switch. However, it was unknown in epigenetics why DNA within the gene body housing the important genetic information is methylated also which was answered in this research. This research showed that genes also aberrant activated if–beyond promoters–DNA methylation is missing within the gene body. Subsequently aberrant proteins are produced that impinge on the cell structure that result in massive disruption of the function and identity of a cell and cell degradation occurs and cancer may emerge.  Researchers concluded “this new knowledge that a lack of DNA methylation at the gene body  may lead to the production of aberrant proteins, might offer a target for cancer therapy. If we succeed to find a way to traffic methyl groups to non-methylated DNA sequences of cancer cells, we could possibly stop proliferation of these cells.”

Pleas Help Cancer Foundation (Non-Financial Request).

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

 

logo7952801_md (1)Please, Please help. If you shop at Amazon please switch to Amazon Smile at www.smile.amazon.com The site has all of the same merchandise but also donates 0.5% of each purchase to my Cancer Foundation at no cost to you. On your first visit you select the Carl O Helvie Holistic Cancer Foundation to
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Are Salmonella Bacteria a Possible New Treatment for Cancer?

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

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A new study published in PLOS ONE concluded that Salmonella has a unique characteristic allowing it to penetrate through a cell barrier and replicate inside its host. Scientist have now developed a non-toxic strain of Salmonella to penetrate and target cancer cells that may lead to treatments actively targeting and controlling the spread of cancer. The researchers said “Salmonella strains have a natural preference for infiltrating and replicating within the cancer cells of a tumor, making the bacterial an ideal candidate for bacteriotherapy. …..the use of live bacteria as therapy to treat medical conditions, like cancer.”

Researchers developed  CRC2631, a Salmonella strain that was genetically modified to render the bacteria non-toxic and enhance its natural ability to target and kill cancer cells without harming normal, healthy cells. This Salmonella strain was administered directly into the circulatory system of mice with prostate cancer. Results show that the mice tolerated the treatment well and the prostate tumors decreased by about 20% when compared with a control group,  The success of the study was dependent upon the strain of Salmonella, CRC2631, that was collected and stored in a test tube at room temperature for more than 50 years. It differs from that used by other researchers trying to obtain the same results because it is unique and essential to the study.

New Tool Measures Expense Stress of Cancer patients?

Friday, October 14th, 2016

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A recent article in the journal Cancer reported on a new tool that measures a patient’s risk for, and ability to tolerate , the financial stress associated with cancer treatment.  They previously found that many patients experience uncertainty and stress as a result of the cancer treatment compounded by what is called “financial toxicity”  or the anxiety and distress that follows health care and medical expenses, often compounded by reduced ability to pay.

Using data from 233 advanced cancer patients receiving treatment, they found that the COST (Comprehensive Score for financial Toxicity) questionnaire identified patients in financial stress. They said “As expected, we found a strong association between a patient’s use of health care resources and his or her sense of financial toxicity.  For example, more than two admissions to the hospital significantly affected a patient’s financial toxicity. The questionnaire has 11 brief statements about costs, resources and concerns and for each question patients circled one of five possible responses to determine their level of concern. An example of a question included “I feel financially stressed.”

Researchers found several factors associated with financial toxicity. These included employment status, household income, psychological stress, number of hospital admissions, and race in rank order.  Researchers were surprised to find a lack of perceived financial benefit from participating in clinical trials even when there was no cost. Researchers said “It is important to note that the financial distress identified by the COST scale captures a unique set of stressors affecting patients above and beyond the physical and psychological strains of the disease.” Further research is planned.

Short Overview of Reducing Your Cancer Risk Booklet

Sunday, September 11th, 2016

In lieu of today’s show I would like to present a short overview of my upcoming booklet  Reduce Your Cancer Risk: A Holistic Approach. I have spent several months putting this together  and within a month it will be available as a gift in addition to a tax deduction receipt when you donate $12 or more to the Holistic Cancer Foundation (www.HolisticCancerFoundation.com). You can do this at any time and you will be on the list to be one of the first to receive this booklet. Listen to details below.

 

How Does Cancer Develop?

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

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A new study reported in Cell  concluded that a variety of conditions are needed by cells to start forming cancer and this process helps to explain why some organs are more susceptible than others to developing disease. The research showed that cancers are more likely to start in stem cells or special cells that copy themselves so the body can grow new cells, repair damaged tissues, and replace old cells. But while stem cells more readily develop into cancer  cells they need to have accumulated DNA mistakes and be replicating to repair damage or wear and tear for cancer to start. The DNA mistakes can happen randomly as stem cells replicate and tend to buildup with age making cancer more common among the aged. Environmental factors such as tobacco smoke and UV radiation can also cause DNA mistakes.

Using a fluorescent dye to track the behavior of a particular group of cells in mice the researchers hoped to find out how cancer starts in different organs. DNA mistakes linked to different types of cancer were then introduced into the group of cells. They found that DNA mistakes by themselves were not enough to cause cancer. In organs where DNA mistakes were introduced into dormant stem cells,there was no signs of cancer. However, in other organs that were exposed to lots of wear and tear such as the bowel, introducing DNA mistakes into the replicating stem cells caused cancer to start. They continued “We can now say that cancer most likely starts in stem cells but is not just down to “bad luck.” The development of cancer involves a ‘Perfect storm’ of stem cells containing DNA mistakes that are replicating in response to damage or wear and tear.”  “Although stem cells can sometimes go wrong by chance, our research shows that things in our environment that lead to more DNA mistakes or that damage organs, causing these stem cells to divide, increases the chances of the “perfect storm” brewing. That’s why behaviors like smoking or UV exposure raises the risk of developing cancer.” “Our work also shows why some tyes of cancer are more common than others with tumors more likely to develop in organs with lots of replicating stem cells, for example the bowels.”

Dr Larry Burk Speaks on Predictive Cancer Dreams.

Sunday, July 17th, 2016

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Larry Burk, MD, CEHP, President of Healing Imager, PC, in Durham, NC, specializes in teleradiology, EFT, hypnosis and dream work. He was associate professor of radiology and director of integrative medicine education at Duke University Medical Center from 1998-2004.  He was a founding member of the American Board of Scientific Medical Intuition and a board president of the Rhine Research Center. His book Let Magic Happen: Adventures in Healing with a Holistic Radiologist was published in 2012.

Dr. Burk co-facilitates week long retreats at The Monroe Institute in Faber, VA, with medical intuitive Winter Robinson, MA, on Medical Intuition and Symbolic Dis-ease, which also include EFT, imagery and dream work.  He published his paper “Warning Dreams Preceding the Diagnosis of Breast Cancer: A Survey of the Most Important Characteristics” in the May/June 2015 issue of Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing. A link for the paper is on his homepage at www.larryburkmd.com.

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New, Non-invasive Treatment for Cancer.

Sunday, July 3rd, 2016

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In a new study reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology researchers reported on a new patented method to kill cancer cells developed in an American lab to help people with inoperable cancer patients and children.   In the research a chemical compound, nitrobenzaldehyde,  was injected into the tumor and allowed to diffuse. Then a beam of light was aimed at the tumor causing the cells to become acidic and committing suicide. The researchers said that within two hours the targeted cells were dead. Researchers said “Even though there are many different types of cancers, the one thing they have in common is their susceptibility to this induced cell suicide.”

Researchers studied triple negative breast cancer and after one treatment in the lab with mice studies he was able to stop the tumor from growing and double the chances of survival. Over two years the researcher was able to develop his therapy to the point where it is non-invasive. An injection of the chemical compound followed by a flash of ultraviolet light is all that is needed to cause cancer killing in mice cells. Currently he is using the procedure with cancer resistant cells and also developing a non particle that will be injected into the body to target metastasized cancer cells. the nanoparticle is activated by a wavelength of light that can pass through the skin flesh, and bone to activate the caner killing process. He hopes this process will be useful for hard to find areas of cancer calls and cancer in children.