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Dr. Kotsanis (clinic website) is Board Certified in Otolaryngology (Head and Neck Surgery). He completed his residency at Loyola University of Chicago in 1983. He is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy. He is licensed to practice medicine in Texas, Illinois, and North Carolina, and is licensed by the Arizona State Board of Homeopathic Medicine.
Additionally, Dr. Kotsanis is a certified clinical nutritionist and is also certified in Auditory Enhancement Therapy and IPTLD (Insulin Potentiation Targeted Low-Dose Chemotherapy, which is also referred to as IPT). He’s a certified instructor of IPTLD and has been teaching physicians about IPTLD/IPT for cancer treatment since 2002. Additionally, he serves as Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and is a founding member of Defeat Autism Now! (DAN).
Dr. Kotsanis has been treating cancer since 2001 and has been in practice since 1983. His specialties include integrative cancer therapy, allergies, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, autism spectrum disorder, anti-aging medicine, nutrition, and stem cell therapy research. He treats patients based on their individual physical, metabolic, and biochemical makeup.
He’s an avid researcher, and educates physicians and patients alike on different treatments for cancer and other diseases. His mission is to change the way healthcare is delivered to the world, one person at a time. About 30 percent of his patients are cancer patients. He treats the most difficult cases of chronic disease, including late-stage cancers. His practice consists of people who have failed traditional oncology treatments, people who cannot tolerate traditional approaches to medicine, and those who refuse to do traditional (conventional) therapies.
What Causes Cancer
Cancer results from changes in the body’s epigenetic expression, which gets altered because of the environment we live in today (Epigenetics is the study of changes in gene expression which are caused by mechanisms other than changes in the underlying DNA sequence). If I had to pick a name for cancer it would be called the “Post-Industrial Revolution Civilization Disease.” Our genes don’t change that much, but the expression of our DNA can, as a result of the environment we live in. Arthur Kornberg, a biochemist who won a Nobel Prize in 1959 in Medicine (together with Dr. Severo Ochoa of New York University) for his discovery of the mechanisms involved in the biological synthesis of DNA (ribonucleic acid and deoxyribonucleic acid), demonstrated how such changes in DNA expression can cause cancer. Physical, spiritual, and emotional stressors alter DNA and cause cancer, so we address all of these in our patients.
Poor nutrition is one important environmental factor which causes epigenetic changes in the body. As an advanced western society, our nutrition has gone downhill because of industrialization and commerce. We also eat too much food, which equates to too many pounds on our bodies. Additionally, we have too many chemicals, pesticides, hormones, and antibiotics in our food supply. Eating isn’t a nutritional experience; it’s a social event, which means that we don’t eat foods that are good for us. Yet to stay healthy, we need to be mindful of what we eat, and the amount of calories that we consume. Studies have shown that the fewer calories people eat, the longer they live and the less disease they have. So eating toxic food, and lots of it, contributes to cancer development.
Emotional trauma is another major contributing factor to cancer development. The number one cause of emotional trauma is other people, especially people that we know, such as family, friends and co-workers who push us over the edge!
Finally, and most importantly, epigenetic changes result when the immune system malfunctions or breaks down. As the immune system breaks down, opportunistic infections set in and a never-ending vicious cycle of infection and toxicity gets initiated. So while cancer has hundreds of causes and contributing factors, if I could narrow it down to one thing, I would say that it happens because the immune system has been poisoned by bad food, emotional trauma, toxins, and infections.
In human physiology, basic systems need to be intact in order for a person to be healthy, and one of these is the gut. Whatever goes on in the gut affects the brain and the immune system. Seventy percent of the immune system is physically housed in the gut. There are one hundred trillion microflora here, and each has its own specific function. There is beneficial flora (bacteria), which are the “good guys” which digest foods and produce vitamins. These “good guys” also support the immune system and direct its activities. Then there is flora that I like to call the “recycler” bacteria, which are there to “take out the garbage.” As an analogy, suppose that in a city of 100,000, there are five or ten garbage men. That would be a good thing. But what if 95,000 of those citizens were garbage men? It would mean that something was wrong with that city, right? So when 95 percent of the gut flora is comprised of garbage men, they are no longer garbage men, but pathogens. That’s what pathogenic flora is. The pathogens then become the drivers of the immune system and they take it straight into the ditch.
As another analogy, think of the immune system as an 18-wheeler carrying fruits and vegetables, and the driver of the 18-wheeler as the healthy flora. The good guys take the 18-wheeler to the mitochondria to create good energy, which is needed by the body. But in order for that energy to be good and arrive at the right place, the back of the truck has to be filled with healthy, organic food, and the driver must be a good guy (healthy flora). In this example, the back of the truck is filled up with the foods that people consume as a part of their diets. If the truck is filled with undesirable food, this promotes pathogenic growth. These pathogens then become the drivers that take this trash into the mitochondria. Since the mitochondria are always looking for quick energy, they will accept this junk for energy, but it’s like putting kerosene into a car!
So when pathogens become great in number, they populate and inflame the gut, which in turn throws off the immune system and other systems of the body. It’s in this environment that cancer has the opportunity to develop. In my opinion, the normal, beneficial flora in the gut should be considered an organ. That is how important, and vast, they are.
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- Treatment Approach
- Summary of Our Cancer Treatment Program
- Seven Components to Healing: An Integrative Treatment Process
- IPTLD/IPT—Insulin Potentiation Targeted Low Dose Therapy
- Nutrient Supplementation
- Botanical Therapies
- Treating Infected Teeth
- Correcting Hormonal Imbalances
- Dietary Recommendations
- Healing Emotional Trauma
- Lifestyle Recommendations for Healing
- Low-Cost Treatments
- Treatments to Prevent Cancer
- Factors That Influence Healing and Roadblocks to Healing
- Conventional or Alternative Medicine
- Treatment Outcomes
- Practitioner Challenges of Treating Cancer
- Last Words
- Recommended Reading
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