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.

June 21, 2012

Glutamine and cancer

Glutamine and cancer.

OBJECTIVE: This overview on glutamine and cancer discusses the importance of glutamine for tumor growth, summarizes the alterations in interorgan glutamine metabolism that develop in the tumor-bearing host, and reviews the potential benefits of glutamine nutrition in the patient with cancer. 
SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA: Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid in the blood and tissues. It is essential for tumor growth and marked changes in organ glutamine metabolism are characteristic of the host with cancer. Because host glutamine depletion has adverse effects, it is important to study the regulation of glutamine metabolism in cancer and to evaluate the impact of glutamine nutrition in the tumor-bearing state. 
METHODS: Data from a variety of investigations on glutamine metabolism and nutrition related to the host with cancer were compiled and summarized. 
RESULTS: Numerous studies on glutamine metabolism in cancer indicate that many tumors are avid glutamine consumers in vivo and in vitro. As a consequence of progressive tumor growth, host glutamine depletion develops and becomes a hallmark. This glutamine depletion occurs in part because the tumor behaves as a "glutamine trap" but also because of cytokine-mediated alterations in glutamine metabolism in host tissues. Animal and human studies that have investigated the use of glutamine-supplemented nutrition in the host with cancer suggest that pharmacologic doses of dietary glutamine may be beneficial. 
CONCLUSIONS: Understanding the control of glutamine metabolism in the tumor-bearing host not only improves the knowledge of metabolic regulation in the patient with cancer but also will lead to improved nutritional support regimens targeted to benefit the host.

Glutamine is a type of amino acid that has several essential functions in the body, including supporting the immune system, proper digestion and promoting brain activity. Glutamine is one of the most common types of amino acids found in the body. It is typically stored in the muscles and in the lung tissue. Because the body creates its own glutamine, deficiency of this amino acid is somewhat rare. For some people, particularly those with previous health conditions, glutamine deficiency can cause symptoms that may be difficult to manage.

Increased Infections

Part of the function of glutamine is to strengthen the body's immune system. Low levels of glutamine result in an increased susceptibility for infection, particularly among certain populations. During times of stress due to illness or excessive exercise, the body releases cortisol, which ultimately lowers glutamine levels that are stored. People who already have chronic illness, the elderly and those with lowered immune properties such as recent transplant recipients or those undergoing chemotherapy, may be more likely to develop an infection as a consequence of low levels of glutamine.

Weight Loss

Glutamine works to preserve the lining of the stomach and intestines. For people who have chronic gastrointestinal disorders, such as Crohn's disease or inflammatory bowel disease, low levels of glutamine may contribute to weight loss. Additionally, people with HIV/AIDS may lose weight and muscle mass due to their illnesses, a condition that may be exacerbated by low levels of glutamine. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, glutamine supplements may help with intestinal absorption of important nutrients.

Bowel Changes

Low levels of glutamine can impact the gastrointestinal system. Under normal circumstances the body digests food from eating and converts some of it to glucose to be used by the cells for energy. If you need more energy than the body can provide through glucose, glutamine steps in to provide energy for the cells. It typically works among the cells of the gastrointestinal tract, and low glutamine levels result in diminished cell activity in this part of the body. In some situations, glutamine may be used as a supplement for people with inflammatory bowel disease or chronic disorders that cause excess diarrhea.

Energy Levels

Some people with low levels of glutamine may have decreased energy levels. Because it is stored in the muscles, low levels of glutamine may have an effect on those who train in sports such as weight lifting. This is observed among those who participate in excessive levels of exercise or who experience overtraining syndrome. Because the body undergoes stress during intense exercise, it may require higher levels of glutamine. If the body cannot keep up, the athlete may experience fatigue and poor performance.