Treatment Options

There are many treatment strategies available, both instead of or in addition to conventional cancer treatments. You owe it to yourself to explore all of your options.

The Center for the Healing Arts, PC does not specialize in alternative cancer treatment, however, we do provide supportive care to cancer patients as well as some alternative therapies such as intravenous vitamin C (more information upon request). The information provided below are basic suggestions regarding diet, detoxification, etc. that or fundamental to the healing process. If you are exploring alternative cancer therapy, we highly recommend you obtain a consultation with one of the doctors or centers listed below. We are more than happy to provide services, such as IV therapy, recommended by those doctors.

BX Antitoxin Protocol:                                

Dr. Nezami, Fresno CA                                           

Linchitz Integrative Center, Glen Cove, NY                                         516-759-4200

Dr. George Zabrecky, Ridgefield, CT                                                    203-431-6165

Cancer Treatment Centers of America                                                 800-204-8900 ext 7357

Michael Schacter, MD, Suffern, NY                                                       854-368-4700

Mitch Gaynor, MD, Manhattan, NYC & Cornell Medical College

Bernardo Majalca, ND, Chula Vista, CA                                               619-591-7094

Mark Dailey, MD, Hartford, CT                                                             860-249-6291

Nicholas Gonzalez, MD New York City, NY

Beljanski Wellness Center, New York City                                           212-832-6800

Robert Bard, MD (advanced prostate/cancer screening) NYC          212-355-7017

Dan Sperling, MD (prostate MRI & laser ablation) NYC                  855-577-6782



    1. Cancer is a prime example of how heavy metal toxicity, free radical damage, pathogen infection, inflammation, mitochondria dysfunction, immune system depression, mineral and vitamin deficiencies, genetic and cell wall damage and oxidative stress all come together into an end stage life threatening condition. Cancer treatment can be approached in many ways but the most effective would be to address all these problems simultaneously.
    2. Every person has cancer cells in the body. These cancer cells do not show up in the standard tests until they have multiplied to a few billion. Usually, the immune system takes care of the cancer cells before they can reach that point.
    3. When doctors tell cancer patients that there are no more cancer cells in their bodies after treatment, it just means the tests are unable to detect the cancer cells because they have not reached the detectable size.
    4. When the person’s immune system is strong, the cancer cells will be destroyed and prevented from multiplying and forming tumors.
    5. When a person has cancer, it indicates the person has multiple nutritional deficiencies. These could be due to genetic, environmental, food and lifestyle factors.
    6. To overcome the multiple nutritional deficiencies, changing diet and including supplements will strengthen the immune system.
    7. Cancer cells occur when normal cells begin to de-differentiate; improving the cell’s environment and nutrition can encourage the cells to differentiate back to normal cells.
    8. Chemotherapy involves poisoning the rapidly-growing cancer cells and also destroys rapidly-growing healthy cells in the bone marrow, gastro-intestinal tract etc, and can cause organ damage, like liver, kidneys, heart, lungs etc.
    9. Radiation, while destroying cancer cells also burns, scars and damages healthy cells, tissues and organs.
    10. Initial treatment with chemotherapy and radiation will often reduce tumor size.  However prolonged use of chemotherapy and radiation do not result in more tumor destruction.
    11. When the body has too much toxic burden from chemotherapy and radiation the immune system is either compromised or destroyed, hence the person can succumb to various kinds of infections and complications.
    12. Chemotherapy and radiation can cause cancer cells to mutate and become resistant and difficult to destroy. Surgery can also cause cancer cells to spread to other sites, by interrupting tissue planes and opening avenues for spread.
    13. An effective way to reduce cancer is to starve the cancer cells by not feeding it with the foods it needs to multiply.


    1. SUGAR feeds cancer. (See our Hyperinsulinemia Diet.)
      1. Eliminating sugar intake entirely cuts off one important food supply to the cancer cells. Lowering blood sugar also lowers insulin, which has been identified as a cancer promoter.
      2. Sugar substitutes like NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc are made with Aspartame. This chemical is metabolized to formaldehyde and methanol, both of which are neuro-toxic.
  • A better natural substitute would be organic honey or molasses, in very small amounts; alternatives are xylitol or stevia.
  1. Table salt is chlorine bleached, which removes trace minerals, to make it white in color and also can contain aluminum compounds as de-caking agents. Better alternatives are Bragg’s Aminos or Celtic sea salt.
  1. ACID: Cancer cells thrive in an acid environment.
    1. Achieving and maintaining an alkaline pH creates an unfavorable environment for cancer to grow.
    2. We recommend monitoring pH regularly, observing the effects of diet, stress, etc on pH, and modifying those lifestyle factors.
  • Excessive amounts of grains and meat in the diet can be acid forming, especially for certain metabolic types.
  1. Ideally, the diet should be predominately organic fresh vegetables and juice (uncooked is best), seeds, nuts and fruits help put the body into an alkaline environment. About 20% can be from cooked food including beans. Fresh vegetable juices provide live enzymes that are easily absorbed and reach cellular levels within 15 minutes to nourish and enhance growth of healthy cells. To alkalinize and obtain live enzymes, drink fresh vegetable juice (most vegetables including bean sprouts) and eat some raw vegetables 2 or 3 times a day. Enzymes are destroyed at temperatures of 104 degrees F (40 degrees C).
  2. Green drinks, acai, and other juices can be alkalizing as well.
  3. The amount and type of foods, particularly protein sources, should be determined by your Metabolic Type. Our office can determine your metabolic type and counsel you on how to eat.
  • Coffee, tea, and chocolate, which have high caffeine can also be acid-forming. Green tea is a better alternative and has cancer-fighting properties.
  • Bicarbonate can be given (dose depends on weight & pH) every 4 hours to raise pH. However, bicarb should not be used just to compensate for an acid forming diet. Bicarb can also be administered IV.
  1. Drinking alkalized water is essential: we recommend either a Kengan water purifier/alkalinizer or Nikken’s PI Water purifier and Pi Mag. Either one can be ordered through our office.


  1. HYPOXIA: Cancer thrives in a low-oxygen environment.
    1. Cancer cells do not thrive in an oxygen-rich environment.
    2. Exercising daily and deep breathing help to get more oxygen down to the cellular level.  Exercise improves oxygenation of the tissues, which suppresses cancer.
  • HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: Rebounding is the best form of exercise that provides oxygen to the tissue as well as stimulating lymphatic drainage and up-regulation of immune function. For optimal immune activation, rebound using the health bounce (at lowest impact) for 1 minute every hour. This increases the activated white blood cells by 300% (which lasts for about 1 hour). A number of case reports document reduction in tumor size within days and remission in 30 days.
  1. ReboundAIR manufacturers superior rebounders (both standard and portable) with a lifetime guarantee and are available for purchase through our office.
  2. Oxidative therapies (hydrogen peroxide baths or IV, UVB therapy, hyperbaric oxygen, ozone, oxygen multi-step therapy) have been used to increase oxygenation and detoxification of the tissues as well as boost immune function.
  3. Liquid cartilage extract (from sharks) has been shown to inhibit blood supply to the cancer, thereby robbing it of oxygen.
  • ASEA (supplement) increases cellular oxygenation (ventilation threshold) significantly as well as balancing intracellular signaling and membrane function and raising glutathione and superoxide dismutase (antioxidants) levels. Available at:


  1. TOXIC ENVIRONMENT: Environmental Toxins collect in the fatty tissues of the body and are implicated in causing cancers.
    1. (See our Environmental Products List and Detox Protocols..)
    2. PURE BODY INSTITUTE cleanse is highly recommended:
  • Water: drink purified water, or filtered, to avoid known toxins and heavy metals in tap water.  Bottled water in glass is preferred to plastic. We can recommend water filters that both detoxify and alkalinize.
  1. Dioxins are chemicals that cause cancer, especially breast cancer, and have a suppressive effective on our immune system. While there are many sources of dioxins in the environment, chlorinated compounds and plastics can easily find their way into the body through food and water. For instance, plastic water bottles can release dioxins and other chemicals into the water; this is increased with freezing plastic bottles or heating them, such as leaving the bottle in a car in the summer. The combination of fat, high heat, and plastics releases dioxin into the food and ultimately into the cells of the body such as when heating food in the microwave using plastic containers. Instead, use glass, such as Corning Ware, Pyrex, or ceramic containers for heating food. TV dinners, instant ramen and soups, etc., should be removed from the container (usually treated with some type of plastic) and heated in tempered glass, Corning Ware, etc. Fast food restaurants moved away from the foam containers (which release styrene as well as dioxins) to paper. Plastic wrap, such as Saran wrap, is just as dangerous when placed over foods to be cooked in the microwave. As the food is heated, it causes poisonous toxins to actually melt out of the plastic wrap and drip into the food. Cover food with a cover designed for the microwave, a plate, or paper towel instead.
  2. Commercially raised and processed meats also contain livestock antibiotics, growth hormones, and pesticides, which add to the toxic load contributing to cancer.
  3. Use organic or naturally grown foods and meats as much as possible to avoid pesticides, herbicides, heavy metals used to preserve the food, and other preservatives.
  • Use Integrated Pest Management: Do not use pesticides or herbicides on your lawn or in your home. Do not use commercial bug repellants on your skin.
  • Skin care and other personal care products can also contain carcinogenic substances.
  1. Detoxification and removal of these chemicals from the body is essential to a full recovery and to prevent recurrence of cancer. IV therapies, liver flushes, sauna, baths, colonics, and other strategies help rid the tissues of chemical toxins. We can share a number of detox protocols we recommend.



                                   Digestive Enzymes & Their use in Cancer:

  1. Cancer cell walls have a tough protein covering. Certain types of digestive enzymes, when taken on an empty stomach, can be effective in helping to digest this protein coat and allows the body’s killer cells to destroy the cancer cells.
  2. Meat protein can be difficult to digest, especially for certain metabolic types, and requires a lot of digestive enzymes. Undigested meat can putrefy in the intestines and be metabolized to carcinogenic compounds. Eating smaller portions of the correct type of protein for your metabolic type plus taking digestive enzymes with meals aid in this process and will prevent this from occurring.
  • Milk can cause the body to produce mucus, especially in the gastro-intestinal tract. Mucus may favor the growth of cancer cells, which may be minimized by reducing or cutting out dairy products.


  1. AN IMPAIRED IMMUNE SYSTEM allows Cancer to grow:
    1. The BX Protocol is a highly effective treatment to eradicate the infectious agents at the mitochondrial level that paralyze the cell and lead to cancer. Ask us for more information or to begin treatment. Website:
    2. Nutrient supplements can be used to build up the immune system and enable the body’s own killer cells to destroy cancer cells.
  • These supplements include IP6, ACIS, Immunity, Thymus, ProBoost, Vitamin C, Agaricus, mushroom extracts such as ACSS, Florescence/Essiac, anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, etc. Other supplements like vitamin E are known to cause apoptosis, or programmed cell death, the body’s normal method of disposing of damaged, unwanted, or unneeded cells.
  1. Nutrients can also be administered intravenously. High dose IV vitamin C and other IV therapies are the most effective in boosting immune function and fighting cancer. This treatment is synergistic with the BX Protocol and other cancer treatments.
  2. We frequently monitor immune cell function to ascertain adequate to optimal cancer fighting capacity and base therapeutic recommendations on this testing.
  3. Cancer is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit. A pro-active and positive spirit will help the cancer warrior be a survivor. Anger, non-forgiveness, and bitterness put the body into a stressful and acidic environment. Depression, helplessness, and hopelessness suppress immune function. Learn to have a loving and forgiving spirit. Learn to relax and enjoy life.



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