“It is not the bug; it is the Terrain” Louis Pasteur. Over 150 years ago Louis Pasteur recognized that the terrain must be optimal for the bug to grow. Today, we also recognize that certain terrains are likely to accommodate many types of chronic disease and cancer growth and spread.
For any dis-ease or illness, the terrain is the most important aspect. For people, the Terrain is the state of health, or lack thereof, of your body. In many instances, improving the Terrain enables the body to respond optimally to the “bug”, or the offending condition. In all cases of disease, we seek to optimize the terrain to allow the body to work its own magic. To assist with identifying the aspects of the terrain that need to be supported, we use the Terrain 10 Questionnaire developed by Dr. Nasha Winters. We ask you to take your time and carefully consider each question. The more information you give us, the more accurately we will be able to help you optimize your Terrain.
Many of the strategies we use to help you on your journey to optimal health are things that you can do at home, on your own. Other strategies happen in the office. If you are ill, our primary goal is to support your immune system to the greatest extent possible. Then, using the Terrain 10, we focus on your Terrain’s areas of weakness, and build you up. We use only research-based protocols to help you achieve your goals. However, there are many cutting edge therapies available for cancer treatment support and chronic illness treatment.
Options may include, but are not limited to:
Current research shows that people with cancer who eat a low carb diet, and even better, a keto diet, have better outcomes. This is NOT “internet keto”. It takes some training, but it is well worth it!
We use many researched nutritional supplements orally and intravenously to assist your Terrain.
Methylene blue has been shown to kill cancer cells, especially when combined with photodynamic therapy. Low Dose Naltrexone has been shown to improve the functionality of the immune system. People with cancer who use LDN have better outcomes (Bihari, 2004)
Mistletoe Therapy is an integrative Cancer Therapy. It is an FDA approved substance. Only the European plant is used in cancer treatment. It is only administered subcutaneously or intravenously. It is only available by prescription. It can be used in combination with any treatment, but must be used on days opposite of intravenous vitamin C.
Vitamin C is often associated with nutrient IV therapy for a range of health conditions. It is also used in cancer therapy. We also use other nutrients to help you achieve your optimal Terrain.
PEMF therapy helps to improve microcirculation and decrease pain. Studies show the PEMF use prior to chemotherapy or radiation can help protect healthy cells from radiation, makes chemotherapy more effective.
Photodynamic therapy uses a substance that is activated by light, called a photosensitizer or photosensitizing agent, to kill cancer cells. The light can come from a laser or other source, such as LEDs. Photodynamic therapy is also called PDT. At Root Causes we combine this application with other therapeutic modalities for optimal results. Photodynamic therapy is most often used as a local treatment, which means it treats a specific part of the body.
Hyperbaric Oxygen is oxygen delivered under pressure. Hyperbaric Oxyfwb (HOBOT) can work in synergy with chemotherapy, radiation, and the ketogenic diet. It may also mitigate side effects of chemotherapy (such as “chemo brain”), radiation, and decrease the recovery time after surgical procedures. In addition, HBOT is FDA approved to treat latent radiation injury. Some physicians and patients are concerned that HBOT may accelerate the growth of cancer. Several recent studies have shown this not to be the case.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy can treat cancer treatment side effects by reducing the damage to healthy tissue and blood vessels caused by radiation exposure, and chemotherapy drugs, helping to increase strength and fight off the disease.
If you’re dealing with cancer, we have protocols to improve the efficacy of standard of care options, and fully integrative options.