In our center, a full range of immune therapies are used to treat cancer patients.Although hyperthermia and dendritic cell vaccinations are the primary forms of treatment, there are also several other complementary therapies that are incorporated, depending on the needs of the individual.The main goals of these innovative immune therapies are to restore and maximize immune function. The other goal is to destroy cancer cells without introducing toxic agents that can have a negative impact on immune function and on patient’s quality of life.
Multivitamins, minerals, trace elements and antioxidants
Antioxidants include vitamins and minerals that quench the oxidants which are the by-product of fighting infections and destroying cancer cells. While antioxidants can be obtained from a good diet, IV therapy provides these nutrients efficiently at much higher levels, which have been found to be significantly more therapeutic in combating cancer.Researchers have found that cancer patients are often low in antioxidants and other nutrients essential in preventing and combating cancer. Causes of this depletion include:
Antioxidants are essential nutrients that the immune system uses to protect us against cancer.Whenever cancer cells thrive, the body combats them with “oxygen products” such as ozone and nitric oxide (NO). These byproducts of our own immune system are a necessary evil of this inner warfare, causing “oxidative stress.”Oxidative stress is a well-recognized cause of cancer that can result from exposure to a wide range of well-known carcinogens, including cigarette smoke, industrial and environmental toxins, pesticides and food additives, and thousands of other chemicals.
- Inflammation and infection
- Radiation and chemotherapy
- The process of aging, which impairs digestion, reducing nutrient levels
- Diets deficient in micronutrients due to over-farmed soil, transport of food, and other commercial agricultural practices
- The body’s attempts to destroy cancer cells