A Future Vision for Integrative Oncology

Integrative medicine is an approach that combines all the best therapeutic tools and applies them based on each patient’s unique needs. At MTIH we take an approach that evaluates the person’s constitution, their life history, their current spiritual challenges, their current diet and lifestyle, environmental factors in addition to their tumor type and lab results.

Our mission is to create a model that provides actual health care, not solely disease management. We want to provide the empowerment for lifestyle change and the therapies that help patients become well again.

        Chronic Metabolic Diseases

        There is a growing body of research noting the benefits of an integrative healthcare model, and more patients seem to be searching for individualized and human-centered healthcare philosophy. That philosophy is central to integrative oncology.

        Every therapeutic option works better, and patient outcomes improve, when we’re all working together and aware of each other’s treatment strategies. Maintaining a wall between conventional and integrative therapies only achieves one outcome: patients feel caught in the middle. Indeed, in the US, up to 80 percent of all patients with cancer seek some form of alternative care, and as few as 40 percent report this choice to their conventional oncologist.

        Even though a majority of the 45 NCI-designated cancer care centers in the US claim to have an Integrative Medicine Department, they tend to focus on spirit- and soul-care therapies only. These offerings are powerful—practices like yoga, meditation, and acupuncture—but they are only one component of integrative oncology.

        Too often, patients feel they have to pick one or the other. They choose herbal medicine instead of chemotherapy, or they pursue chemotherapy and radiation and do nothing on the nutritional and integrative side. People shouldn’t have to make these either-or decisions. Those choices only hurt patients. As practitioners, we take our patients farther and achieve better results when we work together. When it comes to finding the best solution for their cancer care journey, patients need to be at the center. Patients need to feel comfortable assembling all their practitioners, their lab results, their unique risk factors, and their deeply personal goals, and then collaborate to create the treatment strategy that works best for them.

            The Cancer Process & The Metabolic Approach
            Causes of Metabolic Syndrome
                    • Processed Foods
                    • Sugar
                    • Gluten
                    • Processed Vegetable Oils
                    • Pollution
                    • Skin Toxins
                    • Smoking
                    • Stress
                    • Viruses
                    • EMF,
                    • Lack of Sleep
                Causes Effect The Entire Person & Their Terrain
                            • Genetics & Epigenetics
                            • Blood sugar balance
                            • Toxic Burden
                            • Microbiome
                            • Immune system
                            • Inflammation and oxidative stress
                            • Blood Circulation
                            • Hormone balance
                            • Stress levels and biorhythms
                            • Mental & Emotional well being
                    The Warburg Theory

                    Otto Warburg was one of the greatest scientists of the 20th century. He won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1931 for his discovery of the nature and mode of action of the respiratory enzyme.

                        • The Otto Warburg Cancer Theory or hypothesis was that cancer growth is caused by tumor cells generating energy mainly by anaerobic breakdown of glucose. This is in contrast to healthy cells, which mainly generate energy from the oxidative breakdown of pyruvate. In short, according to Warburg, cancer should be interpreted as a mitochondrial dysfunction.
                        • Warburg stated, cancer, above all other diseases, has countless secondary causes. But, even for cancer, there is only one prime cause. Summarized in a few words, the prime cause of cancer is the replacement of the respiration of oxygen in normal body cells by a fermentation of sugar.