New Cancer And Autoimmune Treatments You Need To Know About

New Cancer And Autoimmune Treatments You Need To Know About

Lake Norman Integrative Wellness in Lake Norman New Cancer And Autoimmune Treatments You Need To Know About

I wanted to update you on a few new natural extracts/supplements we are investigating for use in our clinic, as well as a very big introduction to a new lab test I am a certified provider.

As many of you know, I am fellowship trained in Integrative Cancer Therapy through the University of South Florida Medical School and am constantly exposed to cutting-edge therapies which can be used to help support our patients.

Despite improvements in pharmacological research and billions of dollars going into finding a cure for cancer, the reality is that traditional cancer treatment is not much better today than it was 50 years ago. Research published in the medical journal Clinical Oncology showed that utilizing cytotoxic chemotherapy (traditional chemotherapy) only offers a 2%+ potential improvement in cancer survival in adult malignancies. This is heartbreaking and makes it so hard when we know that nearly 50% of Americans will get some form of cancer in their lives. What's even worse is of everyone who gets cancer, only 2 out of 3 will survive with traditional treatment.

We need to do better. This is why I keep researching and pushing to add new tools to our toolbox so we can help extend cancer patients' lives and give hope where it may not be otherwise!

I am here to tell you there is a better path. We cannot treat our way out of the cancer problem. More commitment to alternative and integrative approaches needs to be done if we are going to see improvements in our patient outcomes.

With that being said, let's jump in and talk about a few new tools we are investigating for use in our clinic.

Lake Norman Integrative Wellness in Lake Norman Supplements

First Up Is A Therapy Known As Oxaloacetate Therapy.

OAA as it's commonly called is now available in our clinic for testing and incorporation in certain patients. It works by blocking cancer cells from using a chemical called glutamine as a source of energy. It also blocks cancer cells from using glucose for energy. Cutting off the energy source of cancer cells can trigger natural cell suicide or apoptosis. OAA has also been shown to increase lifespan and health span, protect brain neurons and brain mitochondrial DNA and provide potent antioxidant protection for noncancer and cancer patients alike.

There are very mild if any side effects of OAA. It can cause mild sedation or a relaxed peaceful feeling.

We typically will combine OAA with other medicines that block the energy supply of cancer cells (such as DCA, Ascorbic Acid or EGCg). The product is administered orally as a supplement with specific dosing based on each individual patient.

Combination therapy typically takes 3 months to evaluate, but we could see objective results in as little as 2 weeks after starting therapy.

Lake Norman Integrative Wellness in Lake Norman Sodium Dichloroacetate

DCA or Dichloroacetate Sodium

DCA or Dichloroacetate Sodium is a drug that was originally developed to treat mitochondrial disease, where the cells in the body have difficulty generating energy. It was discovered in 2007 that DCA could create cancer uniquely.

DCA can block cancer cells from using glucose to generate energy (glucose is the main fuel for most cancer cells). The result is that DCA causes tumor cells to die through apoptosis. Research has also shown that DCA can stimulate an immune response against cancer cells in some cases, and block the growth of new blood vessels in tumors. DCA can also stop cancer cells from growing without killing them. The goal in many cases is to transform cancer from a life-threatening disease to a chronic manageable condition. DCA works on solid tumors, blood cancer, and various rare cancers, including those resistant to chemotherapy.

There are some side effects with DCA including fatigue, sleepiness, reduced memory, neuropathy, and rare liver injury. Oral DCA which is the primary way our clinic will utilize DCA can also cause nausea or heartburn. All side effects are reversible if DCA dosing is changed.

We will typically combine DCA with OAA or EGCg, to maximize the effectiveness of the products synergistically.

Combination therapy typically takes 3 months to evaluate, but we could see objective results in as little as 2 weeks after starting therapy.

Lake Norman Integrative Wellness in Lake Plants

Artemisinin or Qinghaosu

Artemisinin or Qinghaosu aka sweet wormwood works as an anti-parasitic treatment. It is important to understand that cancer cells behave very much like parasites (they grow, invade and spread the body), and can also be killed by drugs or natural remedies that are effective at killing parasites. The mechanisms of action of anti-parasitic agents such as Artemisinin are very well understood, and side effects are generally acceptable. Many recent studies have investigated the anti-cancer mechanisms of these agents and are showing exciting possibilities. This therapy provides a novel nonpharmacological alternative to mebendazole, fenbendazole, or ivermectin.

There are generally no or mild side effects with Artemisinin, and we will often use this treatment in combination with other treatments that block the energy supply of cancer cells or prevent cell growth of cancer cells.

Lake Norman Integrative Wellness in Lake Norman C-Statin


C-Statin is a novel new product in our clinic that contains an extract of bindweed, comprised of proteoglycan molecules (PGMs), and has no recorded adverse side effects. This ingredient has been demonstrated to have significant anti-angiogenic and immunostimulatory effects.

In clinical trials, C- Statin has been shown to inhibit new blood vessel growth by up to 73% and abnormal cancer cell growth by up to 96.8%. Angiogenesis is the process that promotes the formation of new blood vessels. The recruitment of new blood vessels plays a crucial role in abnormal cell growth and survival.

We will incorporate C-Statin in combination with other cancer-fighting therapies to help our integrative patients most effectively.

Lake Norman Integrative Wellness in Lake Norman VascuStatin


VascuStatin from Allergy Research Group is another form of Bindweed which we are starting to use in our clinic. VascuStatin Formula is a water extraction of the leaves of the herb Convolvulus Arvensis, aka Bindweed, which contains proteoglycan mixtures (PGMs) grown in Wyoming, with all toxic alkaloids removed by a proprietary process.

The primary goal of Vascustatin and bindweed is targeting the anti-angiogenesis of cancer cells. Remember this is the process of promoting the growth of new blood vessels. Every cell of your body needs to have a blood supply or it will starve. Cancer cells are no exception. Tumors can't grow beyond a certain size without enough blood supply. This process of growing new blood vessels is called angiogenesis. Substances that inhibit angiogenesis are labeled anti-angiogenic. The best-known and well-researched anti-angiogenic nutrient is green tea extract, specifically eGCG. Just know that green tea is great at its job, but not everyone can use it because of its very strong immune stimulation. As such, we have looked for other forms of anti-angiogenic supplementation to accomplish this job, and Vascustatin came across our office as a very amazing possible nutrient to use.

I will incorporate Vascustatin with certain patients either based on cancer efficacy testing through RGCC or through lab interpretation and in-office determination.

Lake Norman Integrative Wellness in Lake Norman Phyto-Cyto And Ingredients


Phyto-Cyto is a tincture with a combination of nutrients including Mistletoe and Paw Paw which have shown tremendous consideration for integrative cancer treatment. Paw supports the immune system, selectively affects specific cells, modulates ATP production in specific cells, and can modulate blood supply to specific cells. The mechanism of action works on the production of ATP in the mitochondria of the cells, which is the cell's major source of energy. By modulating this production, we can help to cut off blood supply and energy to abnormal cancer cells.

Mistletoe is a plant that we have all heard of but this is about the rest of the story that doesn't happen at New Year's Eve! Mistletoe is a plant that grows on several types of trees such as apple, oak, pine, and elm. Mistletoe extract has been used since ancient times to
treat many ailments. Mistletoe is one of the most widely studied integrative therapies in people with cancer.

Mistletoe extract has been shown to kill cancer cells in the laboratory and to affect the immune system.

Mistletoe is often given via oral or intravenous delivery. We will be offering IV Mistletoe hopefully in 2023 once training is completed. For now, we can provide the benefits of mistletoe in a tincture form along with multiple other nutrients including Paw Paw discussed above.

Lake Norman Integrative Wellness in Lake Norman Maragen Dietary Supplement


MaraGen is a product that is possibly one of our most powerful cancer fighters, used at integrative cancer clinics around the world including Hope4Cancer, Oasis of Hope, and others. MaraGen uses Sigma Anti-Bonding Calcium (SAC) to raise calcium-ion concentration levels in the blood which produces anti-cancer benefits.

Cancer cells survive largely because of their ability to hide from the immune system. The elusive secret handshake that allows them to survive despite all our immunity has the capability to do. By secreting lactic acid during growth, cancer cells create and maintain an acidic environment that suppresses immune activity and allows tumor cells to grow. Calcium-ion can counteract this effect and neutralize lactic acid to neutral / slightly alkaline pH, which restores healthy oxygen levels and helps to slow or stop tumor growth.

Calcium-ion also has been shown to reactive the all-important p53 gene. This is known as the "self-destruct" function of our cells, and the p53 gene is responsible for causing apoptosis in damaged or aging cells. Cancer cells override this function by producing proteins that interfere with the p53 gene, which enables tumor growth and progression. Calcium-ion frees the p53 gene, allowing natural cell death or apoptosis to commence.

Calcium levels have to be controlled safely, which is where MaraGen comes into play. It can restore the body's natural detection and destruction of cancer cells. Because SAC Calcium is significantly more absorbable than regular calcium, MaraGen can stimulate an immediate anti-cancer response that other forms of calcium are unable to create.

Ionic Calcium is different than other forms of calcium. I will go into more detail on calcium, ionic-calcium, SAC and MaraGen in future blogs but know this is a very specific form of calcium that can make a huge difference in our body in the fight against cancer.

If you want to learn more or are looking for an integrative approach for your cancer treatment or an autoimmune or chronic health problem which is not resolving with traditional medical treatment, reach out and consider our clinic as an option for treatment. Feel free to reach out to us directly for a brief discovery call with me or a new patient appointment.

I look forward to speaking with you soon!

Dr. Akiba Green

Lake Norman Integrative Wellness
21000 Torrence Chapel Road #101
Cornelius, NC 28031
(704) 987-3993