Tag: Cancer

March 28, 2016 Dr. Nicholas Anhorn, BSc, ND No comments exist

Mistletoe is a parasitic plant that directly derives almost all of its nutrition from other flowering plants. By parasitizing other plants, they have a competitive advantage over many other forms of life because they do not have to compete in soil for their water and nutrient needs. This description of mistletoe sounds surprisingly similar to…

March 28, 2016 Dr. Nicholas Anhorn, BSc, ND No comments exist

Artesunate is a drug that was initially designed for combating malaria, however, recently it has shown great promise as a cancer therapy [1,2,3]. It has been used in combination with some chemotherapies to improve outcomes in advanced cancer patients [5]. When fighting cancer it is important to use every tool at your disposal to weaken…

March 28, 2016 Dr. Nicholas Anhorn, BSc, ND No comments exist

Earlier this year I helped facilitate the ‘Skills for Healing’ cancer retreat with Dr. Rob Rutledge, MD and Timothy Walker, PhD in Sackville, NB.  Among the excellent topics discussed during that weekend retreat, the most common question that people asked me was “why did I choose to specialize in treating cancer?”  In this article, I…

March 28, 2016 Dr. Nicholas Anhorn, BSc, ND No comments exist

In March 2014, I travelled to Victoria, BC to complete my Advanced Clinical Naturopathic Oncology training by Dr. Neil McKinney, ND. Dr. McKinney is one of the leaders in the field of Naturopathic Oncology and is the author of the textbook “Naturopathic Oncology.” In the course I learned the most cutting edge therapies and I…

March 27, 2016 Dr. Nicholas Anhorn, BSc, ND No comments exist

In my previous article, I introduced the first step of the Moncton Naturopathic Medical Clinic’s dual approach to integrative oncology care. I described how naturopathic and conventional cancer treatments can work side-by-side to not only increase the effectiveness of conventional cancer care (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery), but also to reduce any side effects of these therapies…

March 27, 2016 Dr. Nicholas Anhorn, BSc, ND No comments exist

  This article is an expanded excerpt from Dr. Anhorn’s full article titled: “Dual Approach to Integrative Cancer Care – Step 1: Improving your outcome.”   One therapy that we recently added to our cancer toolkit is high dose intravenous (IV) vitamin C. IV vitamin C allows you to achieve levels of vitamin C high…

March 27, 2016 Dr. Martin Gleixner, MSc, ND No comments exist

Integrating naturopathic therapies in cancer care By Dr. Martin Gleixner, MSc, ND   My last column was devoted to the integration of naturopathic medicine within our present health care system.   I proposed an integrated approach that includes: 1) family physicians (MDs) and licensed naturopathic doctors (NDs) working side-by-side; 2) the adoption of six guiding…