The focus is to rebuild the immune system after cancer treatments (reduce the side effects of chemo and radiation) as well to reduce the risk of recurrence. In addition, creating treatments that prevent tumor growth including diet modification, immune enhancement with botanical medicine, rebuilding the gut bacteria with enzymes and peptides, immune stimulation with hydrotherapy, immune modulation with Medicinal Mushrooms and Plant Therapy.
Addressing the sequels post-cancer such as anemia, weight loss, scar tissue, anxiety, neuralgia (post-chemo), fatigue, elevated liver enzymes, early onset of menopause post-cancer, eczema post-radiation.
An important step is testing for environmental exposure that could be contributing to the tumor formation such as heavy metal, mold, and other environmental chemicals.
Additional tests offered: cancer markers testing, inflammation markers test, nutritional deficiencies testing, gut bacteria testing, genetic testing, mitochondrial dysfunction tests.
Juniperus Communis young shoot extract provides support for treatment of liver inflammation, elevated transaminase, GTT levels, cirrhotic syndrome, hepatic insufficiency.
Quercus pedunculata (oak bud) for adrenal atrophy, chronic fatigue, impotence.
Populus nigra (black poplar bud) obliterative arterial disease of the lower limbs and associated trophic disturbance.
Vaccinium vitis idaea( lingonberry young shoot) menopause symptoms, ovarian cysts, uterine fibromas, rheumatoid arthritis, periarthritic nodes, colitis.
Viscum album (European mistletoe young shoot) anti sclerotic properties on the kidney, thyroid, glandular, fibrocystic conditions, sciatic neuralgia, hypertension with albuminuria, deafness due to sclerosis of air drum.
Tamarix Gallica (tamarisk young shoot) bone marrow stimulant (increases erythrocytes formation), mononucleosis and eosinphilc granulomas, thrombocytopenia, hypochromic anemia.
Tilia tomentosa (silver linden bud) antispasmodic and hypnotic effects, headache, insomnia, migrains, neuralgia.
Ulmus campestris (European Field Elm Bud) kidney and liver drainer, eczema.
Cornus Sanguinea (Dogwood Bud) heart issues from blood reabsorption from traumatic hemorrhages to assistance of circulatory flow, extra systole, haemorrhaging, hyperhidrosis.
Corylus Avellana (hazel bud) anti sclerotic and pulmonary fibrosis in COPD, hepatic insufficiencies, anemia, cirrhosis, emphysema, smoker cough.
Fagus sylvatica (European beech bud) acquired hypo gamma globulinemia, glomerulonephritis, renal sclerosis.
Usage of Medicinal Mushrooms
The immuno benefits of Medicinal Mushrooms are mainly attributed to several constituents: proteins, triterpenes, phenols, sterols, statins, indole compounds, chitin, enzymes, and beta-glucans. Research based on medicinal mushrooms show the immune modulation of T lymphocytes, granulocytes, and C3 complement. Medicinal mushrooms were found to increase NK (natural killer) cells activity which in turn reduces the chemotherapy related side effects (appetite loss, alopecia, emotional stability, weakness). Studies suggest that Agaricus blazei might induce apoptosis of malignant cells. Cordyceps has been used to increase stamina, energy, adrenal and sexual function, kidney health, cardiovascular, tinnitus, hypercholesterolemia. Coriolus versicolor (turkey tail) most studied for application in cancer treatments, in alleviating side effects of chemotherapy, radiation, and adjunctive treatment for esophageal, lung, stomach, breast and colon cancer. Maitake, also used against breast, prostate, and liver cancers. Reishi demonstrated its benefits in balancing blood sugar, liver protection, anti-inflammatory, and cardiovascular benefits. Shiitake is used as adjuvant cancer therapy in increasing Natural killer cells, and tumor necrosis factor, T helper cells. Hericium erinaceus provides neurological benefits in the production of a substance known as Nerve Growth Factor promote myelin sheath growth on brain cells. Inonotus obliquus (Chaga) has key components of triterpenoids betulin and betulinic acid. In vitro betulinic acid was found to be effective against: human melanoma, neuroectodermal (neuroblastoma, Ewing’s sarcoma, medulloblastoma), ovarian cancer, malignant brain tumours, human leukaemia HL-60, head and neck squamous cells cancers.
The polysaccharides constituents in mushrooms have a prebiotic effect on the gut microbiome with increased in Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus.
Medicinal Mushrooms Therapy benefits
- Inhibition of cell proliferation
- Induction of cell-cycle arrest
- Induction of apoptosis
- Inhibition of angiogenesis
- Reduction of side-effects from chemotherapy and radiotherapy
Alpha-Tocopherol (vitamin E) supplementation was found to reduce vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) that plays a role in new vascularization and subsequently tumor invasion
Curcumin supplementation plays a role in angiogenesis reducing the production of growth factors in cancer cells
Green tea contains epigallocatechin that are well known to have cancer preventative properties
Pomegranate extract– research based evidence shows that can prevent breast cancer and prostate cancer cells from invading new tissues
Glutathione biggest detoxifier and antioxidant in the body, immune protection, formed by 3 amino acids glutamate, glycine, cysteine
Calcium D glucarate prevents reabsorption of estrogen from liver and gut
Alpha Lipoic Acid part of energy production of every cell, liver protector and reduces insulin resistance, prevents glycosylation
Indole 3 Carbinol extract modulate estrogen and increases the right estrogen ration 2 OH:1 6OH
DIM (diindolemethane) extract found in cruciferous veggies, hormone sensitive cancer protector
Cardio risk prevention