Not just Holistic, but how to use E: All of the Above!

I made this blog because I did tons of research on success stories and research worldwide and used it on my dog with nasal cancer named Lucy. So, now my hobby is molecular biology. The treatment uses combination of health store supplements, some prescription meds, diet changes, and specific Ayurvedic and Chinese medicinal herbs. I just wanted her to have a better quality of life. I thought this combination of E: All the Above (except no radiation or chemo and surgery for this cancer was not an option) would help that for sure, but it actually put her bleeding nasal cancer in remission!
My approach to cancer is about treating the whole animals biologic system. But I do hate the word 'Holistic'. Sounds like hoo hoo. This is science based, research based data and results of using active herbal compounds that happen to be readily available and common. Some call it Nutriceuticals. Others may call it Orthomolecular cancer therapy. Or Cancer Immunotherapy.
-Slow cancer cell reproduction
-Make cancer cells become easier targets for the immune system
-Kill the cancer cells
-Rid the cancer cells
-Remove the toxins it produces
- Stimulate and Modulate the immune system
-Control secondary symptoms like bleeding, infection, inflammation, mucous, appetite, or pain for a better feeling animal
-Working with your vet for exams and prescriptions that are sometimes needed when conditions are acute.
Just by using a multi-modal treatment approach that is as diverse in attack as possible. Both conventional and natural.
The body conditions that allowed it to develop in the first place must be corrected. If caught early enough, like with Lucy, this ongoing maintenance correctional treatment is all that was required at this point to achieve, so far, more than 10 TIMES the life expectancy given (more than 60 months) after diagnosis WITH remission. I did not use radiation or chemotherapy or surgery.
I hope this cancer research can help your dog as well.

My Lucy

My Lucy
In Loving Memory my Lucy December 2016
CURRENT STATUS - It was for more than 5 YEARS after Lucy was diagnosed by biopsy in March 2011 with nasal cancer that she lived. And she was in remission for 4 of 5 years using no radiation or chemo! Now multiply that by 7 to be 35 years extended!! She was 12.5 years old - equivalent to almost 90 human years old. She ended her watch December 1, 2016. I miss her so much.

December 5, 2011

Melatonin Anti - Cancer Mechanisms

Melatonin Anti - Cancer Mechanisms

Melatonin can kill directly many different types of human tumor cells.  It is a naturally produced cytotoxin, which can induce tumor cell death (apoptosis).  In instances where the tumor has already established itself in the body, melatonin has been shown to inhibit the tumor’s growth rate.  Melatonin exhibits natural oncostatic activity and inhibits cancer cell growth.  In patients in whom cancer already has become a noticeable physical burden and produces overt symptoms, melatonin has been shown to alleviate numerous cancer symptoms  and to inhibit development of new tumor blood vessels (tumor angiogenesis),  which in turn inhibits the cancer from spreading further (metastasis).  Melatonin can retard tumor metabolism and development by lowering the body temperature;  it is a natural inducer of hypothermia. Furthermore, as an inducer of antioxidants  and itself a weak preventive antioxidant,  melatonin hinders tumor cells from participating in free radical damage to normal cells and consequently limits oxidative damage to DNA,  lipids,  amino acids, and proteins. 

In the unfortunate circumstance in which cancer has already overwhelmed the body’s innate cancer-fighting capabilities, including the anti-cancer activity of naturally produced melatonin (levels of which are reduced in most cancer patients), supplemental melatonin may be beneficial.  Melatonin plays a critical role in the host defense system against cancer’s progression by activating the cytokine system,  which exerts growth-inhibiting properties,  and by stimulating the cytotoxic activity of macrophages and monocytes. 

These days, most people are likely to associate melatonin with a hormone that helps people sleep better or prevents jet lag.  Few people realize that melatonin is a cancer-killing hormone  that can enhance the human immune system,  protect against the toxic side effects of chemotherapy  and radiation therapy,   and improve wound healing after cancer surgery.  Even fewer are aware of tons of ongoing clinical trials in which melatonin is being used to help cancer patients better manage their disease symptoms,  improve their quality of life, and even increase their survival rates. 

Although the evidence demonstrating melatonin’s anti-cancer effects  cannot be overstated, melatonin’s impact on cancer treatment remains largely unappreciated. This is likely because pharmaceutical companies have little to gain by advertising the anticancer efficacy of melatonin. In Europe, where melatonin is not even readily available, many clinical trials of melatonin have been conducted.  US pharmaceutical companies, however, have shown little interest in even hosting, let alone funding, such critically important and potentially lifesaving clinical trials.

Administration of supplemental melatonin has been shown to be beneficial even in the supportive care of advanced and end-stage cancer patients: it lessens tissue wasting and diminishes weight loss, fatigue, weakness, and depression; enhances immune function;  improves wound healing;   and improves quality of life and survival rates.  Furthermore, melatonin improves common symptoms found in both patients with advanced cancer and those undergoing chemotherapy; it counteracts anemia  and lymphocytopenia,  stimulates platelet production,  enhances appetite,  and diminishes cancer pain  (including bone pain) through its natural analgesic properties.  These are substantial benefits considering that approximately half of all patients diagnosed with cancer die just because of poor symptom management. 

It can also help combat some of the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation therapy, when given in high doses (one person was advised by a cancer specialist to give her 120-lb dog 20-40 mg each night at bedtime while undergoing radiation treatment).. Melatonin has been used with dogs to combat thunderstorm phobias and certain forms of alopecia (hair loss), and is being tried as a treatment for separation anxiety, so it is safe to use with dogs, at least in moderation.

I GIVE LUCY 10MG ON THE NIGHTS SHE DOES NOT TAKE WORMWOOD/Artemisinin. Why alternating weeks? You can't give a strong antioxident like melatonin with wormwood. It would cancel out the wormwood/artemisinin.