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.

July 24, 2012

Low Dose Naltrexone News Article

"Naltrexone is the generic name for a drug, approved by the FDA in 1984, used to treat alcohol and opioid addiction. Opioids are generally pain-management agents such as morphine, codeine, oxycodone, and fentanyl. Opioids also include heroin and methadone, as well as our own naturally occurring endorphins.

Endorphins are a type of neurotransmitter, released when we are subject to pain or stress, which have the effect of reducing these sensations. More than that, endorphins promote modulation of the appetite, release of sex hormones, feelings of euphoria, and enhancement of immune response. Some foods—such as chili peppers (the hotter the better) and chocolate—are said to promote endorphin release. Acupuncture, sex, massage, and exercise have also been shown to activate endorphin release.

Naltrexone is an opiate receptor antagonist; that is, it blocks cellular opiate receptors. As such, it removes the pleasurable feelings associated with alcohol and opioid abuse. In fact, the drug does such a good job of blocking the receptors that many heroin addicts would stop taking naltrexone, since it simply made them feel terrible all the time. As such, methadone became the drug of choice in the treatment of heroin addiction.

A Neurologist, Bernard Bihari MD, who at the time was treating heroin addicts with naltrexone, discovered that a substantial number of them—who also suffered from AIDS—had extremely low levels of endorphins. He postulated that this may have been the reason they turned to heroin in the first place. While opioid (and thus endorphin) receptors are found throughout the body, they are especially prevalent on immune system related cells.

Since many diseases stem from some sort of immune dysfunction, Bihari wondered if low endorphin levels were a factor. In 1985, Bihari discovered that simply using a low dose of naltrexone (LDN) blocks the endorphin receptors for only about an hour, the net result being that the body responds by secreting much more of the endorphins—often by a factor of five. 

Within a few years, he was seeing the therapeutic benefits of LDN in patients with such varied conditions as lymphoma, lupus, and pancreatic cancer. 

The first study of LDN published in a US-based medical journal would come in 2007, with Dr. Jill Smith's article in the American Journal of Gastroenterology entitled "Low-dose naltrexone therapy improves active Crohn's disease" (e-published in January, print published in April). Smith and her team found that 67% of the patients went into remission and fully 89% showed some therapeutic benefit. This encouraging work led to an NIH grant and a Phase II placebo-controlled clinical trial, currently in progress. 

In September, 2008, results were published for a Phase II clinical trial in Italy in which LDN was used to combat multiple sclerosis (MS). Again, the results were highly promising. Since MS is thought to result from an autoimmune process whereby T cells mistake myelin—the coating around nerve cell fibers in the brain and spinal chord—for a foreign invader and attack it, many assumed that MS was the consequence of an overactive immune response. These results, though, would argue against that theory.

In 2007, Burton Berkson MD, PhD and associates published an article in Integrative Cancer Therapies entitled "Reversal of signs and symptoms of a B-cell lymphoma in a patient using only low-dose naltrexone." Berkson's 2006 article in the same journal entitled "The long-term survival of a patient with pancreatic cancer with metastases to the liver after treatment with the intravenous alpha-lipoic acid/low-dose naltrexone protocol" described the incredible turnaround of a patient previously diagnosed as terminal in 2002.

LDN is inexpensive with virtually no harmful side effects. However, since it is no longer a proprietary drug, the pace of rolling out clinical trials for the off-label effects described in this article will probably be slow, as will its acceptance by mainstream medicine. Still, there is nothing to prevent a patient from taking an FDA approved drug for an off-label indication, and this practice goes on all the time."

Certainly, there is much appeal in a naturally-acting immune modulator that is cheap and effective. We await vets and doctors to get around to seeing the light. No, we can't wait! Help them and show them gently the data. Probably again. And again. Nope? Then you probably have to find another doctor, then try again and again....