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Colleen Huber, NMD, (doctor’s website), is a naturopathic medical doctor and primary care physician who currently practices in Tempe, Arizona. Dr. Huber focuses on herbal and environmental medicine, nutrition, and intravenous therapies. She received her naturopathic medical degree from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. Dr. Huber has published numerous articles in Dr. Joseph Mercola’s bi-weekly natural health newsletter, eHealthy News You Can Use, as well as in other publications, including The Lancet.
Dr. Huber’s clinic has worked extensively with over 120 cancer patients. She and her staff have spent countless hours with every single patient. Dr. Huber is a founding member and Secretary of the Naturopathic Oncology Research Institute.
What Cancer Is and What Causes It
Cancer is a growth in the body that’s outside of the body’s control and which operates on its own agenda. It’s unique among other tissues in that it doesn’t recognize itself as part of the body. Every normal tissue acts cooperatively with the rest of the body, but not cancer. It will grow, invade and metastasize, as it takes everything that it needs from the body to do that. And all at the body’s expense.
A number of things contribute to the development of cancer. The most well identified causes of cancer, in the scientific literature, are genetic instability and DNA damage. The cause of DNA damage has been traced most reliably to environmental toxins and radiation, but a diet void of nutrients and high in refined carbohydrates and poor quality fats, such as hydrogenated fats, also damages DNA. Trans-fatty acids, for example, have been known to alter DNA. So it’s not necessarily just about industrial toxins, but also denatured food. There’s a lot more cancer today than there was 50 years ago, as the quality of food deteriorates.
The treatments that I do at my clinic are multi-faceted. There’s a popular delusion among oncologists and practitioners of natural medicine that cancer can be fought with one well-chosen substance. Nothing could be further from the truth. Many agents are needed to fight cancer, primarily because it arises after several normal mechanisms in the body have broken down. Cancer preys on the body in numerous ways simultaneously, and no single agent, whether chemotherapeutic or natural, has yet been found to have enough anti-neoplastic (cancer-killing) effects to reverse all of those abnormalities in all patients and be “the cure” for cancer.
At least seven events must happen in the body before cancer can occur, so when formulating a treatment protocol for my patients, I take into account and address all of the ways in which cancer has attacked their bodies in order to reverse those events and thereby, their diseases.
Following are the seven events which lead to cancer and some of the solutions that I use in my practice to address them. These seven events were first identified by cancer writer John Boik, who has a PhD in Biomedical Sciences and a Master’s degree in Oriental Medicine, among other credentials.
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- What Cancer Is, What Causes It
- Treatment Approach
- IV Treatments
- Vitamin C
- Alkalinizing Agents, Including Sodium Bicarbonate
- Vitamin A
- Considerations in Treatment
- Dietary Recommendations for Healing
- Treating Hormonal Imbalances
- The Pros and Cons of PET Scans
- Lifestyle Recommendations for Healing
- Treatment Plan Duration
- Treatment Outcomes
- Roadblocks to Healing
- Insurance Coverage for Treatments
- Inexpensive Cancer Treatments
- Ineffective/Dangerous Cancer Treatments
- How Friends and Family Can Help Their Loved Ones with Cancer
- Final Words
- Recommended Resources
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