Alternative or complementary cancer treatments are natural non-invasive treatments. These treatments respect the integrity of normal cells and destroy cancer cells only. These alternative treatments can be provided with or without the usual conventional cancer therapy: surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. We choose to combine a few different alternative cancer treatments for their synergetic action. Some of these treatments such as the Gerson Therapy work to strengthen and balance the immune system and take some time to be effective while other treatments, such as High Dose Vitamin C intravenous therapy, target cancer cells safely and work right away to decrease tumor load, allowing time for the nutritional program to work. And other treatments such as Iscador do both. It is important to understand that unlike chemotherapy, radiation and surgery, these treatments involve lifestyle changes to be continued indefinitely and require full patient participation. To this intent a big part of our alternative cancer treatment program is educative and provide psychological support to ease the transition to a better diet and positive thinking. We recommend our holistic comprehensive cancer treatment combination also to those patients who were sent home without hope.
Our Comprehensive Cancer Treatment Combines:
The ultimate driver of our life is the mind and the mind needs to be healed even more than the body. Perseverance, strength and a will to live is paramount. Believing in your healing and treatment is crucial. Learn to transform anxiety, sleep deprivation, oxidative stress, depression and worry. Think positive and create your own reality. Choose hope.
Detoxification includes avoidance of environmental toxins and removal of stored toxins. Stored toxins include environmental chemicals but also products secreted by tumors and tumor breakdown. The process consists of removing from body tissues, molecules that do not belong, carcinogenic compounds, chemicals and heavy metals.
The Gerson diet seeks to regenerate the body to health by flooding the body daily with nutrients from about 20 pounds of organically grown fresh vegetables in the form of juices. As a result of detoxification and increased oxygenation, cellular regeneration of all organs occurs, in particular that of the liver, and the immune system is restored to its optimal function.
We offer the best quality Gerson supplements and other evidence based supplements that have shown to be beneficial in the treatment of cancer. We prescribe therapeutic doses of: melatonin, artemisinin, B17/Laetrile, Curcumin, enzymes,vitamin D, MCP powder. We also prescribe dietary supplementation for any secondary medical condition.
Oxygen is imperative in building and sustaining healthy cells. We increase the delivery of oxygen to the cells in various ways: practicing deep breathing, hydrogen peroxide baths combined with hyperthermia treatment sessions, providing ample essential fatty acids in the diet and gentle rebounding exercises.
Vitamin C, glutathione and nutrients are administered intravenously. Large doses of intravenous vitamin C have a pro-oxidative effect. It produces hydrogen peroxide that kills cancer cells. Glutathione is of paramount importance to fight cancer and also improves side effects from radiation and chemotherapy.
Iscador is an herbal cancer treatment made from fermented European mistletoe. Studies have shown it stimulates the immune system, inhibits the growth of cancer cells, reduces the size of tumors, improves quality of life, lessens tumor pain, lessens chemo- and radiotherapy side-effect, lifts depressive moods.
There is a fast growing interest in the health benefits of mind/body interventions like relaxation and meditation. Biomedical research is showing strong evidence of the interconnectedness of the mind and body, including that stress makes the body less effective at fighting the growth of malignant tumors.
Our Alternative Cancer Treatments Are Chosen According to the Following Principles
- Cancer is strongly related to the poor nutritional value of our foods in particular processed foods and environmental toxicity.Therefore cancer should be fought with nutrition, detoxification and avoidance of carcinogens. Although the FDA and the AMA (American Medical Association) deny the connection between nutrition and cancer, numerous studies prove that carcinogenic compounds such as chemical and heavy metals are responsible for cancer.
- Scientific studies demonstrating successful results or enough clinical evidence to indicate a positive trend.
- Cancers are more and more aggressive, therefore we need treatments that work quickly to give time for slower approaches such as nutritional medicine to work.
- The body cannot be separated from the mind and physical healing is subject to restoration of the vital force.
Diagnosis, Blood Work, Tests and Follow-up
We use conventional diagnosis tests and imaging studies such as blood chemistry, cancer markers, CT scan, MRI, X rays to diagnose and follow the progress of the therapy. In addition, we may order other tests relevant to each patient condition such as urine heavy metal test or comprehensive stool analysis.
Bone Marrow Suppression and Side Effects of Chemotherapy
Bone marrow suppression, a decreased ability to manufacture red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets, is a common side effect of chemotherapy. Chemotherapy targets rapidly dividing cells and does not differentiate between the bad cells, cancer cells and bone marrow cells, that will later become red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. This is why chemotherapy side effects often are anemia and leukopenia.
The issue with low blood cell count after chemotherapy is a major problem because it makes the patient susceptible to infection and to cancer regrowth. Therefore it is important to rebuild the immune system right after chemotherapy.
Sometimes chemotherapy depresses the bone marrow to the point where white blood cells as well as red blood cell counts get to such dangerously low levels that chemotherapy needs to be stopped. Then, the body is left defenseless and susceptible to infection and the cancer is free to continue growing. In other instances, patients are sent home with a free from cancer diagnosis. However, although undetectable at the time, there will be cancer cells floating in the blood stream. Some of these cells will multiply freely, not having any antagonistic agent destroying them. Imagine mice without cats! It is of uttermost importance, right after chemotherapy to rebuild the immune system quickly to prevent cancer regrowth sooner or later.
Strengthening and Modulating the Immune System
Cancer is the result of an imbalanced immune system. There are two parts to the immune system. The cell mediated immune system or Th1 that fights cancer and virus and the humoral part of the immune system or Th2 that fights bacteria. A weak cellular immune system (Th1) is responsible for the emergence of cancer, whereas a weak humoral immune system (Th2) will be responsible for autoimmune disease such as multiple sclerosis or rheumatoid arthritis. It is interesting to note that about 20% of cancers are known to be associated with infectious agents such as viruses or bacteria. For instance, gastric cancer is associated with helicobacter pylori (H. pylori). H. Pylori initially cause gastric ulcers which later on develop into cancer in some cases. The human papillomavirus (HPV) has been known to cause cervical cancer and anal cancer and more recently oral cancer. Nasopharyngeal cancer and lymphomas have been associated with the Epstein-Barr virus.
Both cancer and infections are the signs of a weak immune system, in particular Th1, the cellular immunity. Restoration of the immune system involves addressing stress that impacts the immune system directly. To win the fight against cancer, the immune system needs to be restored. This can be accomplished with nutrition, positive thinking and emotional balance.
To successfully fight cancer, we need to rebuild the immune system so that the immune system can do its job. It is necessary to use treatments that will strengthen and balance the two parts of the immune system.
Maya Nicole Baylac N.D.
Maya Nicole Baylac N.D., Founder & Director of the Hawaii Naturopathic Retreat Center has been treating cancer and conducting Gerson Therapy programs for over ten years. Through her practice she came to understand that it is necessary to use more than one approach to conquer cancer. Her treatment of cancer has evolved into a comprehensive treatment that combines several alternative cancer treatments to target the cancer from many angles.
Dr. Baylac was someone who had taught me not to be afraid. I think that is the key thing I learnt from her and I am very grateful to her for it. - Jane