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Dr. Connealy cites the lack of digestive enzymes, stress, over-acidic environment and diet, toxins, bugs, biological factors, and DNA methylation irregularities as primary causes of cancer.
Toxins include irradiated food, additives, mercury toxicity, dental factors, electromagnetic fields, sick building syndrome, ionizing radiation nuclear radiation, pesticides, industrial toxins, heavy metals, xenoestrogens, phthalates, polluted water, chlorinated water, fluoridated water, tobacco and smoking, immunosuppressive drugs and all drugs increase cancer risk.
Bugs, such as bacteria, fungus, molds, mildews, and candida, parasites and viruses, need to be addressed to reduce the infectious load on the immune system.
Emotional Stress. Good stress increases B-endorphins, enhances immune system function, and increases immune response. Bad stress decreases B-endorphins and decreases immune system function, causing depression and fatigue. These emotions increase inflammation in the body and enhance development of illness and infection.
Biological Factors. Dietary and nutritional deficiencies, toxic emotions, depressed thyroid, gluten allergy, heavy metal toxins, intestinal toxicity, hormone therapies, (birth control, synthetic estrogens, hormone blockades), blocked detoxification (bad circulation, scars, calluses), cellular oxygen deficiency (acidity, lack of exercise, pollution, cellular terrain), free radicals and vaccines block P53 activation.
P53 mutation is associated with every step of tumor growth, metastases, and invasion. This mutation is associated with aggressive cancer, angiogenesis, resistance of cancer cells to chemotherapy/radiation, breast, glioma, pancreatic, and colon cancers.
Figure: Causes of P53 mutation
Figure: Tooth Infections Leading to Root Canal
Root Canals. Over 40,0000,000 Americans receive root canals every year. Ninety-eight percent of breast cancer patients have had one or more root canals. Root-canaled tooth bacteria are extremely dangerous and release toxins that can travel in the blood stream and cause cancer, stroke, and heart attacks, among many other diseases.
Dr. Connealy discussed cancer profile tests. She recommends HCG blood and urine tests, PHI (autocrine mobility factor) CEA, carcinoembryonic antigen, GGTP, very sensitive liver enzyme, TSH (basic thyroid screen) I also recommend free T3 and free T4 , and DHEA-S, the adrenal anti-stress, pro-immunity, longevity hormone. Dr. Connealy likes circulating tumor cells blood test, RGCC, serum ferritin, and CRP.
Thermography should be considered as an alternative to mammograms. It measures infrared heat radiating from the body and can detect 86% of non-palpable breast cancers up to ten years before a cancerous tumor can be found. It can differentiate cancer from other breast diseases and is completely safe, non-contact, pain- and radiation-free.
Ivy Gene test is a blood test for the presence of cancer and quantification of cancer presence and uses advanced DNA sequencing methods to detect DNA methylation patterns of cell free DNA in blood. Unlike many genetic tests that use DNA to determine the propensity or possibility of developing cancer over time, the Ivy Gene test identifies DNA methylation pattern consistent with actual disease presence at the time of testing.
Cancer therapies and treatments include the following: SOT/RGCC, dendritic vaccination, insulin potentiation therapy (IPT), low-dose chemotherapy after insulin pretreatment, high-dose vitamin C with K2, hyperbaric oxygen, nanovated bath therapies, EVOX emotion therapy to resolve negative emotions via frequencies sent through a medical device hand cradle, targeted nutritional supplements, PEMF, far infrared sauna therapy, total body ozone, cryotherapy, hyperthermia, light beam with ozone, IV vitamin C, Salicinium, Poly MVA, artemisinin, DCA, sodium bicarbonate, mistletoe, dendritic cell vaccine, curcumin and other detox therapies such as coffee enemas which reduces toxicity by 700%. Resveratrol activates NF-kB. In addition, CoQ10, omega 3s, melatonin, curcumin, genistein, lycopene, poly mannose extract from aloe vera, modified citrus pectin, fucoidan, quercetin, selenium, Boswellia, green tea (ECGC) and D3.
Cryoablation can be used in place of open surgery to ablate tumors if the tumor, because of its location, would have been challenging to reach surgically and if radiation would have caused considerable collateral damage to surrounding organs. Cryosurgery can be used to treat both external and internal tumors. To treat internal tumors, argon gas is delivered into the tumor through a cryoprobe. Ultrasound or MRI is used to guide the probe's placement. A ball of ice forms, freezing nearby cells. Cells die as they thaw. Sometimes cryotherapy must be combined with chemotherapy.
Targeted low-dose therapy was developed in the 1930s and has been used in cancer therapy since 1946. It uses insulin followed by glucose to deliver drugs more efficiently and to make them work in smaller doses with reduced or no side effects. It is gentler, safer (1/10 dose), more effective, less expensive with no surgery or radiation and usually no side effects.
Gc Protein-derived Macrophage Activating Factor (GcMAF) acts as a director of the immune system and instructs macrophages to kill malignancies. Nagalase is an extracellular matrix-degrading enzyme that is secreted by cancerous cells in the process of tumor invasion. Nagalase activity is directly proportional to viable tumor burden. The nagalase test measures the activity of alpha-acetylgalactosaminidase in the blood. Patients should have their blood tested before treatment, after three weeks of treatment, and again following eight weeks of treatment. There should be a significant drop in nagalase level (a level below .65 indicates the body will be able to begin to produce its own GcMAF).
Vitamin C IV. Dr. Mark Levine led a team of researchers to analyze the cancer-killing effect of high-dose vitamin C treatment. They discovered that by utilizing high dose and rapid intravenous infusion of vitamin C, large concentrations of vitamin C can be reached in the extracellular space. There, vitamin C reacts spontaneously with the molecular oxygen within tumors and generates large amounts of hydrogen peroxide, which is lethal to tumor cells. Tumor cells produce small amounts of protective catalase. Vitamin C given in high doses intravenously to a group of human subjects found that it effectively eradicated cancer cells while leaving healthy cells intact. (University of Kansas). High-dose IV vitamin C can stop new blood vessels from growing in cancer by creating an inhospitable, highly oxygenated environment.
Total body ozone therapy. Ozone has been used in Germany since 1950 and is considered one of the main treatments for a variety of diseases. It is a potent regulator of the immune system, increases oxygenation to the tissues, improves circulation, increases antioxidant production, and is anti-microbial. Being a powerful stimulant to the mitochondria it is helpful in detoxing ETOH, improves microcirculation and is beneficial for diabetic patients.
IV Treatments. Curcumin, silymarin, resveratrol and mistletoe strongly effect natural killer cells which help promote tumor cell death and reduce cancer recurrence. Salicinium is a natural plant-based extract. Amygdalin (also known as Laetrile or Vitamin B17) is found in raw nuts and the pits of many fruits, particularly apricot kernels and can be of benefit. Artesunate, from artemisinin (wormwood) has a similar effect to gemcitabine and causes significant tumor regression in human pancreatic cancer cells. Hydrogen peroxide, very diluted has a similar activity to high-dose IV vitamin C. Glycyrrhizin is derived from the licorice plant and has therapeutic potential against prostate cancer say researchers from the University of Illinois.
Glutathione is one of the body's chief antioxidants. Cancer patients have lower levels of this powerful antioxidant, especially those using conventional therapies (chemotherapy, radiation and surgery) which can lead to cell damage and negative health effects.
EDTA Chelation Therapy. Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) is a synthetic amino acid related to vinegar. EDTA is taken intravenously (Also topically, orally and rectally) and removes heavy metals. A study published in the Journal of Advancement in Medicine found a 90% reduction in mortality in 59 cancer patients during the 18 years follow-up when treated with EDTA. Reviewer's note: It also removes the toxicity of platinum after chemotherapy with cisplatin or carboplatin.
Dendritic Cell Therapy is an immune therapy that harnesses the body's own immune system to fight cancer. The dendritic cell (DC) is an immune cell whose role is the recognition, processing and presentation of foreign antigens to the T-cells in the effector arm of the immune system.
The creation of an individualized DC vaccine involves the harvesting of patient's own blood cells to be processed in a lab to isolate cancer cells and identify the most frequently expressed "epitope" (protein) on the surface of cancer cells and imprint dendritic cells with that "epitope." The new DC population is augmented (increased in numbers) in preparation to be introduced back into the patient's body. The goal of DC is to educate T and B cells to identify the cancer cells and mark them for destruction for macrophage clean-up. If the vaccine "takes" it will give long term immunity against cancer cells.
Stage IV breast cancer patient treatments include the following: EVOX, emotional evaluation, nutritional consult, hemosonic infrared sauna daily, hyperbaric treatments (three times weekly), nano bath (twice weekly), LBG (light beam generator to stimulate lymph flow, three times weekly), PEMF daily, IV vitamin C, Vitality C (1 tsp twice daily), pancreatic enzymes (five, three times a day on empty stomach), liver flush (once per month), and coffee enemas.
"Peace begins with each of us taking care of our bodies and minds every day." - Thich Nhat Hanh.
New Perspectives on Salicinium for Integrative Cancer Treatment
Virginia Von Schaefer, MD, discusses the rationale for using Salicinium as an integrative cancer treatment.
Cancer incidence has been accelerated by post WWII hydrocarbon toxicity created by extensive use of chemicals in food sources, water, clothing, plastics, pesticides and heavy metals. Polypharmacy causes (all drugs, too many drugs) "Magic Pill" obsession. Electromagnetic fields, nuclear radiation, ionizing radiation and EMFs all enhance cancer formation. In addition, chronic/sub-acute infections from bacteria, viruses, parasites, fungi, and candida all make energy via anaerobic fermentation metabolism and contribute to creating microenvironment conducive to cancer cell growth.
Stress is another contributor. It arises in response to forces either within us or in our environment that are beyond our control and triggers a "fight or flight" syndrome. It increases chronic levels of blood glucose, sympathetic nervous system overdrive, decreases parasympathetic driven functions of regrowth and repair, as well as decreasing oxygen tension.
The challenges are greater now than ever before because cancer is pandemic. In the USA estimates are that 50% of males and 41-45% of females will develop cancer in their lifetimes. Worldwide these numbers are growing daily. Treatment results are abysmal with no significant increase in five-year survival over the past 50 years using the current mainstay of treatment with surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
What are we missing? How can we overcome seemingly insurmountable odds? Dr. Von Schaefer's focus is to treat the whole person and apply principles of biochemistry and cell biology to medical problem solving.
She revisits Otto Warburg's phenomenon of cancer cells being anerobic, utilizing fermentation. Fermentation metabolism involves a neutral pH (7.0) and extrudes lactate. Leaky membranes cause a loss of electrochemical gradient across the membrane, and when "leaky" the delicate electron transport chain of the mitochondria fails. Warburg concluded that cancer is a disease of mitochondrial dysfunction promoted by environmental hydrocarbon toxicity.
Cancer tissue also has upregulated glucose receptors +GLUT-4 and excess iron (400 x the amount of iron needed for DNA replication). Increased extracellular acidity increases angiogenesis, fibrin coating, and nagalase, which blocks GcMAF activation.
Trophoblast cells come from the fetus, not the mother. They cause arterial remodeling to attach cells to the maternal spiral arteries, invade and remodel them to create adequate blood supply to the fetus. The trophoblast causes phagocyte repulsion, masking them from maternal lymphocytes. This masking is affected by the release of "fibrinoid sialomucin," which was demonstrated to be nagalase. (Simon & Russel 1962: Carrie & Bagshawe, 1967/ Peter W. Stackpoole, 1971, Trophoblastic Nature of Cancer)
Nagalase (alpha-N-acetylgalactosaminidase) creates a protective fibrin coat on cancer cells and repels phagocytes. It blocks vitamin D binding protein complex (GcMAF), which is required to activate tissue macrophages. Elevated nagalase indicates increased tumor activity and possibly indicates aggressiveness of the tumor. Serial monitoring can tell the progression of therapy.
When cancer cells are deprived of energy and cannot perform functions to maintain protective microenvironment, decreasing nagalase leads to reduction of the fibrin coat, reduces angiogenesis, and increases effective GcMAF. Thus, cancer cells are starved, de-cloaked, and vulnerable to the immune system.
Figure: Effect of Nagalase on GcMAF
Salicinium targets cells conducting fermentation/anaerobic respiration. It saturates tissue especially in areas of pleural space, peritoneal cavity, crosses the blood-brain barrier and changes abnormal cellular microenvironment that protect the cancer cell via blocking nagalase release, acid extrusion, angiogenesis, fibrin coating, and deactivation of GcMAF. The Salicinium blocks progression of glycolysis to produce 4 ATP/net2 ATP and blocks acid extrusion/lactic acid formation.
Salicinium contains a benzaldehyde ring. The glucoside/complex glycome of 4-hydroxy-benzaldehyde is extracted from the plant Helicia nilagirica. In the early 1970s, the Japanese researched and demonstrated the anti-tumor effect of benzaldehyde via several different mechanisms. It causes disruption of cytosol glycolysis and increases NK cell activity. Benzaldehyde reduces phosphorylation of a class of "HUB" signaling proteins.
When using Salicinium, the following need to be avoided: oxidative therapies, ozone, H2O2, artemisinin, genistein, SOD, IP6, MMS, cell food, and high-dose vitamin C. Compatible therapies include glutathione, Meyers cocktail, HBOT, EDTA, IPT/APT and ERT. Synergistic therapeutics include mistletoe, hyperthermia, sound therapy, and gallium maltolate. Dr. Von Schaefer presented seven cases of positive response from Salicinium treatment in conjunction with other modalities.
Von Schaefer reminded attendees that the therapeutic demise of cancer cells with Salicinium may be proceeded by their expansion. Meningeal metastases may expand during treatment and cause optic nerve damage. Liver tumors may expand and cause obstruction. Pancreatic tumors may expand and cause duct obstruction.
This ends a very great meeting presented by Annie Brandt. These 28 speakers offered state-of-the-art integrative cancer therapies and increased our repertoire of responses to this plague.
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Practitioner of Homeopathic Medicine