Treating Cancer Patients with Holistic Nutrition and Natural Medicine

Cancer has become more prevalent and now affects nearly 50 percent of the population. For Certified Holistic Cancer Practitioners, the goal is to treat cancer as a chronic disease that can be contained by a range of therapies adjusted to individual needs. A combination of conventional medical approaches including chemotherapy, surgery and radiation combined with naturopathic therapies such as holistic nutrition and natural medicine can be effective in managing cancer to help patients survive. An integrative approach to cancer treatment focuses on biological terrain management, the reduction of acidity and holistic nutrition protocols.

Biological Terrain Management

Biological Terrain Management through Live Cell Microscopy (LCM) analyzes live blood to assess the state of the body’s metabolism and biochemical balance . The idea is that cancer emerges from a biological system that has been out of balance for a long time, possibly from a lifetime of toxicity, and an LCM assessment can analyze the patient’s biochemistry and homeostasis.

By using the LCM test, Certified Holistic Cancer Practitioners can learn about the priorities for each individual in restoring the biochemical balance of the cells that gave rise to the cancer. As an added benefit, a follow-up analysis helps practitioners monitor how successful their therapies have been in restoring biochemical balance.

Reducing Acidity

Cancer typically develops when the cells and the tissues in the body become highly acidic, causing the blood to compensate by becoming more alkaline. Live Blood Cell Analysis reveals that red blood cells then lose their electrical charge and stick together, hindering their ability to deliver oxygen to the body. This oxygen depleted environment is where cancer thrives.

Excess acidity can be caused by the incomplete digestion of protein, fat and carbohydrates, as well as a diet high in sugar, coffee, alcohol, refined and fried food and additives. Acidity may also be caused by pharmaceuticals, lack of exercise, and prolonged periods of stress. The natural process of aging also increases acidity in the body.

Reduced acidity can be achieved by drinking enough pure spring water to help the kidneys eliminate acid and toxins, and eating a diet of alkaline foods such as fruits and vegetables, sprouts, sprouted grains, spirulina, wheat grass and chlorella. Large amounts of vitamin C buffered with potassium, magnesium and calcium is a cost-effective immuno-booster as well. Anti-oxidants and moderate exercise are also recommended to reduce acidity.


New research reveals that substances found in plants that protect them from radiation, toxins and viruses can also protect humans. Some phytonutrients include:

  • Soy Isoflavones: Soy Isoflavones, extracts from soybeans, contain powerful anti-cancer properties that can retard the growth of tumors and counteract the effects of chemotherapy and radiation
  • Green Tea: Green tea contains polyphenols, which have powerful antioxidant properties and stimulate the immune response to prevent the spread of cancer
  • Coriolus Mushroom Extracts: Studies show that coriolus mushroom extracts contain potent anti-tumor properties
  • Modified Citrus Pectin: MCP has been demonstrated to retard the metastasis of prostate cancer
  • Melatonin: This powerful antioxidant increases the survival of cancer patients with breast and prostate cancer
  • Gluthathione: Another important antioxidant and detoxification compound
  • Curcumin: Inhibits cancer by killing cancer cells while leaving healthy cells, used for skin cancer
  • Quercetin: A bioflavinoid that kills cancer cells and inhibits tumors
  • CoQ10: Enhances the immune response to cancer cells

By integrating biological terrain management and holistic nutrition into a cancer patient’s treatment plan, the holistic nutrition practitioner can use natural cancer management for an integrated response to this complicated disease.

For information about the Edison Institute of Nutrition online Certified Holistic Cancer Practitioner course and to find out about upcoming course dates, contact the Edison Institute of Nutrition.

12 thoughts on “Treating Cancer Patients with Holistic Nutrition and Natural Medicine”

  1. I’m interested in the holistic food eating plan and more information about this please

  2. Hello. I am very interested in your diploma practioner course. I am a stage 4 cancer patient with great results by using food and natural supplements. I am being guided to share my experience with others. Therefore, would like to learn more about nutrition.

  3. It is wonderful to hear that you are getting great results with food and supplements. Give the body what it needs and it will heal itself. We offer a Diploma in Holistic Nutrition and a Cancer Coaching Program. Sharing your own experience with some additional education would be a very benefical for you and others that need help, support and direction. Please see our Diploma Program

  4. I am an ovarian cancer survivor 16 years ago I treated myself holistically with vitamins minerals chiropractic adjustments yoga and mediation, and I did double the amount of chemo due to doctors error. thus the natural rehab from the poisons of chem.

  5. Hello, I will soon be a graduate from Mississippi College with a degree in Kinesiology and have become extremely interested in Holistic Nutrition and the different opportunities that come with it. Do you have any information or advice on how to begin this process or how well a Bachelors Degree in Kinesiology will correlate with Holistic Nutrition?
    Thank you!

  6. Congratulations upon your upcoming graduation! As with any modality or natural therapy nutrition is always the most important foundation. If a person does not have a good nutritional foundation then other therapies will not have a lasting effect since the body will not be able to maintain the changes implemented by the treatment/adjustment/exercise. Having a bachelors degree in kinesiology may offer you some exemptions from subjects in our holistic nutrition program and would be very complimentary to the practice of kinesiology. Please view this link regarding our Diploma in Holistic Nutrition I would be happy to speak with you further about the advantages of our program.

  7. Hi

    I would love to find out about meal plans for that something you offer?

  8. Hi Angela, you can arrange a consultation with Lynne Hinton. She will set up a plan for you. Please call her at 905 294-9720

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