6 PRONG HOLISTIC APPROACH TO CANCER
Utopia Wellness takes a six-prong approach that involves innovative therapies and procedures focused on treating the cause of your cancer. By restoring the health of the whole body, it can do what it has been so perfectly designed to do, heal.
Humans are designed to heal and regenerate. Regrettably, half of us will have a breakdown of that system and develop cancer. Something goes wrong and our immune system becomes compromised to the extent it is unable to protect us. Unless the factors that lead to the cancer are addressed, a high risk of disease progression and recurrence remains. Utopia’s therapies all work together to give you body the tools necessary to heal while eliminating the underlying causes of cancer.
Our body’s best defense for cancer is cancer killing cells within the immune system that function specifically to seek out and destroy cancer cells. Research suggests that a compromised immune system is a major contributor to the development of cancer. This new area of study is called Cancer Immunotherapy and focuses on using the immune system as an effective way to eradicate cancer.
Two types or approaches are used in Utopia’s treatment plan. One is a specialized combination of nutrients and natural substances used as a targeted cancer therapy depending on the individual needs of the patient. The other, which also depends on the needs of the patient, is a more general approach seeking to boost strength and the immune system. Utopia offers these treatments intravenous because you cannot get adequate levels to destroy cancer cells by taking them orally.
There are an enormous number of reactions and emotions associated with having cancer. It is important to find an appropriate way to access these emotions, release them, and reap the positive benefits on the immune system.
That is the theory behind mind-body medicine and an increasingly important part of cancer treatment. Mind-body medicine explores the influence of your mind, emotions, traumas on your body, immune system, and vice versa. Some studies have suggested that addressing your psychological and spiritual health (including mood, attitudes, self-image, and outlook) can help in the recovery process from cancer.
The mind-body medicine team at Utopia consists of experienced, compassionate facilitators. Your mind-body specialist will collaborate regularly with your doctor and the rest of your care team to recommend specific mind-body tools and techniques based on your individual needs. The goal is to help you deal with the physical and emotional issues that may be interfering with your recovery.
The air we breathe, the water we drink, and the food we eat are filled with man-made chemicals and pesticides that overload the liver and the entire immune system. Internally, your body is continually at work to keep itself clean. Your skin, liver, lungs, kidneys, lymphatic system, and colon perform together to keep these toxins and waste moving through naturally. When you have cancer, your detoxification system must work even harder and can benefit from a complete detoxification program.
Colon Therapy is an integral part of Utopia’s detoxification program. Colon Therapy is an alternative approach to combating the problems caused by improper nutrition, insufficient water intake, sedentary lifestyles, and the ingestion of prescription drugs, pesticides, herbicides, and more. The goal is to remove waste and toxins that have built up over time allowing your digestive system to function more efficiently. Your immune system is strengthened because toxins are washed away before they have a chance to harm your health and your body will absorb more nutrients from food.
The body’s main detoxifiers are said to be the kidneys and the liver, the former excreting waste products through urine and the liver breaking down alcohol, pesticides, other chemicals shunting them out via the intestines. Utopia hand-selected the top herbs and supplements on the market to help your organs eliminate harmful, dangerous contaminants to dissolve and remove hardened sediments from the gallbladder and cleanse your blood of unhealthy accumulated deposits.
The lymphatic system is a network of fluids, nodes, nodules, organs, ducts, glands, and vessels that continuously cleanse the body of waste matter. This system picks up waste from our body’s cells and carries it away from the tissues with lymph fluid. Through an intricate series of processes, waste is broken down and eliminated. The lymph fluid can be considered the body’s garbage collector.Lymphatic drainage massage is a light pumping action designed to promote proper movement of the body’s lymph fluid. On a typical day, approximately three quarts of fluid will pass through the lymph system. However, with lymphatic drainage massage, your body’s capacity to move fluid increases up to 20 quarts in one day! Because the lymphatic system is a crucial component of the immune system, it is essential to promote proper removal of wastes and toxins from your body through the lymph fluid. Lymphatic drainage massage, along with your primary care provider’s recommended treatments, can help you do this.
The human body is like a giant magnet that attracts and holds onto toxins. Heavy metals, unassimilated proteins, partially oxidized fats, uric acid, plaque, cholesterol deposits, and lactic acid join with the vast array of chemicals pervading our water, air and food that affect us. Ultimately these toxins attach themselves in ionized form to joints, organs, arteries, nerves and tissues, disrupting the body’s function and creating an environment for disease. This detoxifying foot bath purifies the body through the electrolysis of the water using negative and positive ions and draws the toxins out through the pores in the feet.
Juicing raw vegetables and fruits provide the cancer patient with enzymes, phyto-chemicals, vitamins and anti-oxidants, which can benefit the patient in so many ways. Enzymes are your bodies work force. Acting as catalysts in hundreds of thousands of chemical reactions that take place throughout the body, enzymes are essential for digestion and absorption of food, for the conversion of food into body tissue, and for the production of energy at the cellular level. In fact, enzymes are critical for most of the metabolic activities taking place in your body every second of every day. Raw, uncooked vegetables are also an excellent source of phyto-chemicals which provide the body with excellent anti-inflammatory, anti-cancerous, and anti-aging benefits.
In order to achieve and maintain a cancer free life, it is necessary to modify your diet and lifestyle. Contributing factors to disease include an unhealthy diet and sedentary lifestyle. Organic, alkaline, whole foods, as well as sunlight, activity and proper vitamin supplementation help you achieve optimal health and give the body and immune system the tools necessary to heal your cancer.
If you have cancer, what you DON’T eat is as important as what you DO eat. Research shows the following food items can promote, feed, or inhibit healing cancer. The nutritional program for cancer patients takes all of this into consideration. The key to our nutritional program is the Budwig Diet. One of the most important and far reaching health discoveries of the Twentieth Century is that made by Dr. Johanna Budwig, a German biochemist who is a leading European authority on fats and nutrition. She has been nominated for the Nobel Prize seven times. She used her methods to successfully heal terminal cancer patients, people with heart diseases, arthritis and other ailments.
Cancer thrives in an acidic environment so part of the program at Utopia includes alkalinizing the body. Additionally, when body tissues have a high alkaline level, they are able to hold much more oxygen as compared to tissues with a high acid level. We have already learned that an oxygen rich body is better able to eliminate cancer cells.
In addition to the Budwig components of the nutritional program for cancer patients, Utopia recommends a diet consisting of organic whole foods that cause the body to become more alkaline. Unfortunately, all too often a person’s pH tends to be too acidic making a good alkaline cancer treatment even more important. Utopia believes that an alkaline pH protects the body against cancer, and can even help to cure it once it has developed. Consuming certain fresh organically grown vegetables and drinking an alkaline water will help you achieve alkalinity.
- The most alkaline minerals (cesium, rubidium, potassium) are able to enter cancer cells. Their strong alkalinity, particularly that of cesium chloride, causes the ph within the cell to rise to values of 8 or higher. Dr. Otto Warburg, a nobel laureate, noted in his research that cancer cells thrive in an acidic environment, while non-cancerous cells thrive in an alkaline one. Raising the intracellular pH makes it hard for the cancer cells to survive and multiply. Although the mechanism of action is not fully understood or agreed to, the entrance of glucose and the potassium (k+) cellular transportation is crucial in this function of cesium.
As evidenced by Dr. Otto Warburg’s research, cancer thrives in an environment deplete of oxygen. The goal here is to increase the circulation and commensurate oxygen flow to the cells. At Utopia, we achieve this through several therapies including Chelation Therapy and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.
- Chelation Therapy is thought to cause several actions in the body that lead to health benefits. Some implicate heavy metal toxicity as a contributing cause of cancer. Heavy metals propagate free-radical reactions and, as a result, may suppress the immune system. Chelation therapy is thought to improve circulation throughout the body, reduce misplaced soft-tissue calcification, and increase oxygen to cells by binding to toxic heavy metals. Several research studies have linked cancer to free radical pathology. EDTA removes transition elements, such as iron, which accelerate free radical pathology, including cancer. At Utopia, we believe that by reducing the body’s free-radical load, chelation therapy enhances the immune system and the ability to fight cancer.
HYPERBARIC OXYGEN THERAPY (HBOT)
HBOT delivers 100% pure oxygen to you through increased atmospheric pressure in an enclosed chamber. When oxygen is delivered at higher than normal pressure, your body is able to absorb more O2 into your blood cells, blood plasma, cerebral-spinal fluid, and other bodily fluids. Once in the chamber, your body responds by reducing inflammation which results in blood flow increases to oxygen-deprived areas.Dr. Otto Warburg showed that cancer cells do not occur in a healthy, oxygenated environment. He also believed lack of oxygen is the prime cause of all cancers. At Utopia, we offer HBOT or Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy to introduce elevated concentrations of oxygen safely into the body or tumor using pressurized oxygen delivery. The air that we breathe normally contains 21% oxygen. Breathing in 100% oxygen under increased pressure within a hyperbaric chamber allows extra oxygen to be forced into the blood stream and dissolved at a much faster rate than if pressure was not used.
“I wish I would have found Dr. Garcia and his team when I was first diagnosed. I would never have had the surgeries or the chemo unless it was suggested by the doctor. I have had 6 weeks of Dr. Garcia’s cancer protocol and through testing with a PET scan and blood work, no cancer has been found. This is the place to come.” – Nancy, Former Utopia Wellness Patient
Even if standard treatments have reached their limits, patients with cancer still have treatment options.
We all have cancer cells running through our body; however, a healthy person’s immune system attacks these cells prevents the cancer from growing. We look at what underlying causes allowed this defense system to fail and design a treatment plan that addresses those areas.
Unfortunately, “treatment of Stage III and IV cancer with chemotherapy as the only treatment, at best – has been shown to merely relieve or lessen the cancer without curing it.” British Journal of Clinical Oncology, December 2004. The report found that in most adult malignancies, chemotherapy, in general, was minimally effective in increasing 5-year survival. The problem with the conventional approach to cancer treatment is that it focuses almost completely on the cancer or tumor and ignores the importance of a healthy cancer-fighting immune system. In fact, conventional medical approaches damage the immune system and cause numerous side-effects including fatigue, nerve pain, pneumonia, and even death.
We have found that patients diagnosed with cancer have better outcomes when they receive our adjunctive, supportive cancer therapies. In fact, our treatments increase the effectiveness of chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy against the cancer cells, while at the same time decreasing the unwanted side effects associated with chemotherapy and radiation. While receiving our treatments, many of our patients are able to continue receiving their chemotherapy treatments and at the same time maintain a healthy quality of life without many of the common symptoms associated with chemotherapy such as fatigue, nausea, loss of hair, pain, and numbness or tingling in their hands and feet. The difference is clear.
Utopia will be right here with you every step of the way. Dr. Garcia is always available to his patients and provides them with many tools to both heal the emotional trauma brought on by the cancer and positively influence the mind, and thus the body, to heal the body.