Ovarian Cancer Therapy: LifeClinic’s Approach
Ovarian cancer is the cancer of the ovaries and is the 6th most common cancer in women accounting for 3.9% of all cancer cases. Unfortunately, it has one of the worse prognoses, as the stage of diagnosis is quite late for most women.
Our approach for ovarian cancer is to determine the risk factors for the disease to develop in the first place. PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) is associated with a 2-3 fold increased risk of developing ovarian cancer so we need to go upstream and look at the risk factors which cause PCOS and limit those factors of risk. PCOS is primarily driven by a higher level of insulin in the body. Insulin is a hormone that regulates your blood sugar to bring it down to normal levels. However, prolonged periods of excess carbohydrate eating, alcohol drinking, and sedentary living slowing drive the insulin to go higher and thus creating small cyst development in the ovary. It is critical therefore to manage your insulin levels and get checked to ensure you’re below 6 on the reference scale. Healthy lifestyle adoption measures like changing diet and being more active are the safest approaches to managing insulin levels.
Toxins and Oxidative Compounds Linked to Ovarian Cancer
In today’s world, we are exposed to a world of toxins that challenge our detoxification systems. In addition, we are producing oxidative compounds in our bodies from making energy and from our diet. These oxidative compounds are called Advanced Glycation End Products (AGE’s) and are pro-inflammatory. Sources of these AGE’s include deep-fried foods, toxic cooking oils, high consumption of sugars and desserts, alcoholic consumption, and exposure to air pollution. Combining these AGE’s with a high insulin level is a double whammy for rapidly escalating your inflammation levels, which drives the development of cancer. Inflammation shuts down the repair mechanisms in the cells and so toxins accumulate within cells and stimulate cellular mutation.
At LifeClinic we can determine your oxidative stress levels by measuring your lipid peroxides, oxidized LDL levels, and 8OHdG status. If elevated, we provide suggestions to increase your anti-oxidant status, reduce your oxidative exposure, and monitor your anti-oxidant levels on a periodic basis. This will give your body greater resistance to inflammatory levels rising and reducing your risk of developing aggressive ovarian cancer.
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M.Sc. Holistic Nutrition, Dip. Functional Med (BANT, UK)
Miles has practiced functional medicine and clinical nutritional therapy at life clinic for a number of years and he completed additional training under the tutelage of Dr. Pamela McDougle, in the USA in the application of using a functional medicine approach to cancer, and using the Kelley protocol in helping patients beat their disease. This protocol combines elements of optimizing the diet, and detoxification pathways, whilst at the same time personalizing the immune system optimization and supplementation based upon the individual needs. The use of Enzyme therapy, rife therapy and Ozone therapy optimize the immune response against the cancer in a non-toxic manner.
M.Sc. clinical Nutrition 2011; Functional medicine diploma Dip FM, functional medicine university 2013. www.functionalmedicineuniversity.com
FM program completed 2021 Institute of Functional medicine. www.ifm.org
We treat cancer of every type and every stage. No case is completely beyond help, although, the earlier patients seek help the more can be done. We work with patients to develop a personalised treatment plan to help them achieve the best outcome possible. For those going through conventional cancer treatments, we support them through their chemotherapy or radiotherapy and, whenever possible, work closely with their oncologist.