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INTEGRATIVE CANCER CARE

Dr. Denis Marier, ND, MA


Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine Founder and Clinical Director

CONGRATULATIONS ON COMPLETING THE CLEANSE 2012!!

Part I

A DIFFERENT PHILOSOPHY OF CANCER

CANCER AN ALTERNATIVE PERSPECTIVE

Psychological

Physical

Energetic

Environmental

A DIFFERENT PHILOSOPHY OF CANCER


LOGICAL

OWNERSHIP

TYPE NOT SITE

INTEGRATIVE

CHRONIC

CANCER IS LOGICAL NOT RANDOM


More information we have more

individualized protocols Predictors, genetic history, environment Cancer is very smart Defined by loss of control Epigenetics

EPIGENETICS

THE HEALTH PUZZLE


Environment Lifestyle

Nutrition

Stress

NOT ALL CANCERS ARE EQUAL


Cancer is not one, but 1000s of different

diseases which share one behaviour unchecked cell division Needs to be diagnosed based on type Error in diagnosing it based on site
e.g. Breast cancer study showing that early-onset

breast cancer is a distinct and different form of lateronset breast cancer

EARLY-ONSET VERSUS LATEONSET


Early-onset Breast Cancer
More aggressive Less differentiated Requires stronger, more

Later-onset Breast Cancer


Slower growing Less complicated May or may not require

targeted treatments Faster drug resistance Associated with agerelated biological processes

systemic chemotherapy treatments Usually less able to tolerate harsher treatments which may not be indicated

CANCER AS CHRONIC
To be

managed Importance of mind-body-spirit connection

STRESS

Increased cortisol

Physiological changes Decreased cellmediated immunity

THE CANCEROUS MIND


Emotional tendencies towards suppression of

emotions, feelings of helplessness, depression, grief and repressed anger are associated with increased risk of cancer and decreased likelihood of survival. Studies have focused on the role of these negative thought patterns and Natural Killer Cell Activity (Imai K, Nakachi K. Personality types, lifestyle, and sensitivity to mental stress in association with NK activity. Int J Hyg Environ Health 2001; 20:67-73) Hippocrates and breast cancer

A SHIFT IN THINKING
1. Honest look at concept of

impermanence 2. Daily practice of mindfulness 3. Art of War


1. Know the enemy 2. Try to get them to be an ally

Importance of INDIVIDUALIZED Treatment


Root cause e.g. pain is often inflammation-related

Boost the Immune System avoid complications


Support the vis medicatrix naturae

INTEGRATIVE ONCOLOGY
Evidence-based natural treatments

Usually combined with conventional treatments


Three main treatment outcomes:
1. Improved treatment outcomes e.g. IVC and

chemo, Helixor and chemo 2. Reduced side effects of conventional treatment e.g. mushrooms and radiation 3. Improved quality of life less nausea, fatigue, diarrhea, GERD, cachexia

TAKING OWNERSHIP
a. Self-informed beware

information overload
b. Advocating for self

informed consent
c. Inner Physician has

primacy learn to trust


self

Part II

SOME STATISTICS AND SOME GOOD NEWS

BREAST CANCER DIAGNOSES TO INCREASE TO 1:8 FROM 1:9


Since 1999 the incidence of breast

cancer in Canada has STABILIZED Since 1986 the death rate from breast cancer has fallen by 30% and is currently at its lowest since 1950

THREE LIFESTYLE FACTORS


1. Achieving and maintaining a healthy

body-weight 2. Regular exercise 3. Fruit and vegetable consumption would reduce cancer incidence in N. America by

30-40%

BRISK WALKING
Equivalent of 2-3 hours of brisk walking each week in

the year before diagnosis were 31% less likely to die than sedentary 2 years after diagnosis, 2-3 hours of brisk walking/week = 67% lower risk of death

2 STRATEGIES TO CUT YOUR RISK BY 50%


1. At least five servings

(1/2 cup) of vegetables and fruits daily


2. Walking for just 30

minutes, 6 days a week.

Part III

BRINGING IT HOME: THE SHIMMY

SPECIAL THANKS TO
Pajama Angels and Darlene SzecseiAlbano Dr. Natasha Zajmalowski, ND Linda Sabatini

Dr. Denis Marier, MA, ND


Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine Founder & Clinic Director

Dr. Denis Marier, MA, ND Dr. Denis Marier, ND, MA

Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine Founder & Clinic Director Founder and Clinic Director New Address: 4570 Rhodes Dr., Unit 400 Windsor, ON N8W 5C2 T: 519.974.0395

Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine

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