Lung cancer is most often treated with a combination of radiation therapy, chemo, and surgery to remove the cancerous area and surrounding healthy tissues. The actual effectiveness of these standard treatments can vary, but these can often have other risk factors that leave lung cancer patients physically weak and keep the immune system from focusing on fighting off the disease.
This is why many people turn to methods of healing the cancer naturally. Natural and alternative treatments for lung cancer such as those provided at Immunity Therapy Center are less invasive than traditional lung cancer treatment and are focused on boosting your immune system’s overall ability to fight lung cancer cells on its own.
What you put into your body has an undeniable effect on your health. The right diet can help to create and support a healthy immune system that can effectively combat lung cancer. While lung cancer can happen to anyone, diet plays an important role in lung cancer prevention. While there are a variety of trendy diets out there like a plant-based diet, the best and simplest path is sticking with organic whole foods that are free of gluten as well as preservatives, artificial flavorings, and other additives.
Experts also recommend that lung cancer patients stick with foods that are low on the glycemic index. These are foods that are low in sugar, which introduces less glucose into your system. Along with preventing sudden spikes in blood sugar, eating low glycemic foods can contribute to weight gain and unhealthy fat storage and increase your risk of diabetes. Sugar also contributes to increased inflammation. All of this can weaken a lung cancer patient’s body and immune system.
Some lung cancer fighting foods you should incorporate into your diet include:
- Whole fruits and vegetables
- Lean sources of protein
- High-fiber foods
- Plenty of water
Whole Body Hyperthermia
Also known as thermal therapy or thermotherapy, hyperthermia is an alternative therapy that involves exposing tissue to high temperatures, usually up to 113°F. These high temperatures have been shown to damage and kill lung cancer cells with minimal effect on surrounding healthy tissue. Hyperthermia may damage cancerous cell structures and proteins, allowing lung tumors to shrink. Hyperthermia may also make cancerous cells more sensitive to other forms of treatment.
While hyperthermia can be executed in varying internal and external forms, a whole-body hyperthermia cancer treatment involves raising the body temperature up to 108°F using hot water blankets or large thermal chambers.
Sonodynamic therapy (SDT) is another alternative therapy that combines low-level ultrasound with specialized chemical agents known as sonosensitizers. These chemicals are injected into the site of a tumor, and a doctor can focus low-intensity ultrasound deep into the tissues of a tumor to activate the sonosensitizers. While the exact mechanisms require further study, the sonosensitizers may then proceed to kill the cancer cells and shrink the lung tumor.
Insulin Potentiation Therapy
Research suggests that insulin naturally increases the permeability of cell walls as cancer cells are believed to have more insulin receptors than healthy cells. The increased cell wall permeability theoretically makes it easier for chemotherapy drugs to enter the cancer cell. This also means that less chemotherapy chemicals are necessary, allowing for less of the drug without sacrificing effectiveness. Less of the chemo drug means fewer potential side effects, which is one of the best benefits from insulation potential therapy.
Laetrile Therapy (B17)
Vitamins and minerals are important for lung cancer patients to keep their immune system strong, especially when trying to treat cancer. Laetrile, also known as amygdalin or B17, is a compound found in the pits of fruits, nuts, and other plants. Taken orally or intravenously, this treatment creates hydrogen cyanide, which is converted to cyanide in the body. As a non-invasive treatment, laetrile therapy is believed to help kill cancer cells. Combining B17 with insulin potentiation therapy may potentially improve its effects.
Tailor Your Treatment
The alternative treatments for lung cancer can vary based on your personal health needs as well as the stage of the cancer, but there is no single, one-size-fits-all way of approaching lung cancer. Consult your doctor or oncologist to determine your lung cancer treatment plan, and don’t be afraid to seek multiple opinions to see all your available cancer therapy options.
Your targeted therapy plan will likely combine several different options, including dietary supplements and other natural ways to treat cancer. At our cancer center in Tijuana, we care about treating your cancer holistically and focusing on tailoring your cancer therapy plan to you. Contact us today to consult with Dr. Bautista on how to fight lung cancer naturally with our holistic cancer treatment.
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