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How does Artesunate target cancer cells?

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How does Artesunate target cancer cells?

 

Artesunate is a drug that was initially designed for combating malaria, however, recently it has shown great promise as a cancer therapy [1,2,3]. It has been used in combination with some chemotherapies to improve outcomes in advanced cancer patients [5]. When fighting cancer it is important to use every tool at your disposal to weaken the cancer and strengthen your own cells. Artesunate is another weapon ...

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Intravenous Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) in Cancer Care (& more)

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Intravenous Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) in Cancer Care (& more)

 

In March 2014, I travelled to Victoria, BC to complete my Advanced Clinical Naturopathic Oncology training by Dr. Neil McKinney, ND. Dr. McKinney is one of the leaders in the field of Naturopathic Oncology and is the author of the textbook “Naturopathic Oncology.” In the course I learned the most cutting edge therapies and I am excited to ...

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Intravenous Vitamin C in Cancer Care

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Intravenous Vitamin C in Cancer Care

 

This article is an expanded excerpt from Dr. Anhorn’s full article titled: “Dual Approach to Integrative Cancer Care – Step 1: Improving your outcome.”

 

One therapy that we recently added to our cancer toolkit is high dose intravenous (IV) vitamin C. IV vitamin C allows you to achieve levels of vitamin C high enough to selectively induce cell death in cancer cells, without harming normal healthy cells. There are many studies demonstrating that vitamin ...

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PCA3 – the new gene-based urine test specific for Prostate Cancer

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PCA3 – the new gene-based urine test specific for Prostate Cancer

This article is an excerpt from Dr. Anhorn’s full article titled: “Dual Approach to Integrative Cancer Care – Step 1: Improving your outcome.”

 

This excerpt discusses the controversies and pitfalls of the PSA test, and presents the latest advancements in prostate cancer diagnosis and care — in particular, the new gene-based urine test specific for prostate ...

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Dual Approach to Integrative Cancer Care — Step 2: Preventing Cancer Re-Occurrence

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Dual Approach to Integrative Cancer Care — Step 2: Preventing Cancer Re-Occurrence

 

In my previous article, I introduced the first step of the Moncton Naturopathic Medical Clinic’s dual approach to integrative oncology care. I described how naturopathic and conventional cancer treatments can work side-by-side to not only increase the effectiveness of conventional cancer care (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery), but also to reduce any side effects of these ...

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Dual Approach to Integrative Cancer Care — Step 1: Improving your outcome

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Dual Approach to Integrative Cancer Care — Step 1: Improving your outcome

Did you know? Nearly half of all Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. This means that just about every family across the country will be affected by cancer some time in their life.

 

Out of all the cancers in Canada, breast cancer and prostate cancer are the most commonly diagnosed cancers. Out ...

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Integrative Naturopathic Cancer Care Driven by Passion – Dr. Anhorn’s Cancer Mission

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Integrative Naturopathic Cancer Care Driven by Passion – Dr. Anhorn’s Cancer Mission

 

Earlier this year I helped facilitate the ‘Skills for Healing’ cancer retreat with Dr. Rob Rutledge, MD and Timothy Walker, PhD in Sackville, NB.  Among the excellent topics discussed during that weekend retreat, the most common question that people asked me was “why did I choose to specialize in treating cancer?”  In this article, I will highlight the main themes of ...

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