What are nutritional supplements for cancer?
When a person has cancer, it may indicate that they have multiple nutritional deficiencies. These could be due to genetic, environmental, food, and lifestyle factors. At the Kotsanis Institute of Functional Medicine, our team can help cancer patients specifically by:
- Overcoming multiple nutritional deficiencies
- Improving their diet with the right nutritional supplements
- Strengthening their immune systems
Our medical director and board-certified otolaryngologist, Dr. Constantine Kotsanis, is also a certified clinical nutritionist. He has worked closely with patients for decades on improving their nutrition (with or without a cancer diagnosis). He knows the value and importance of the nutritional supplementation your body needs while you endure chemotherapy and radiation. If you'd like to learn more about nutritional supplementation for cancer, please contact our patient care coordinator at your earliest convenience.
Types of Supplements
We can help you fuel your body properly in many ways while you're in treatment for cancer, such as with Poly-MVA liquid dietary supplements, enzymes, and detoxification.
Intravenous (IV) Poly-MVA (minerals, vitamins, and amino acids) can boost your normal cellular functions by modifying the electrical potential of cells for your benefit. Administered in our office through an IV, Poly-MVA may contain:
- Acetyl cysteine
- Amino acids
- B-complex vitamins (B1, B2, and B12)
- Alpha-lipoic acid
We can provide you with information and at-home protocols to start proteolytic enzyme supplementation. Acting as a catalyst for specific biochemical reactions, our enzyme supplements for cancer patients help to break down proteins found on the surface of cancer cells. This allows your immune system to detect your cancer. While you naturally produce enzymes in your body, we can enhance what you produce for the better.
Did you know you can help fight cancer with an elimination diet for detoxification? Did you know that not eating certain foods, like sugar, may help to starve cancer cells and limit their ability to multiply? Toxins may prevent the optimal functionality of all enzymes, hormones, and antioxidants working in your body. Our bodies have been exposed to food additives, processed foods, pesticides, chemicals, medications, pollutants, and a variety of other poisons. These exposures may deplete our natural defenses to fight diseases such as cancer, diabetes, stroke, heart disease, osteoporosis, etc. Fortunately, our bodies can reset, making it necessary to maintain a lifelong detoxification program for optimal health and well-being. Our office has more than three decades of experience in addressing this complex problem and will individualize a program for you.
An Integrative approach to nutrition + Cancer
By not taking care of your health nutritionally while fighting cancer, your body may have an increased risk of succumbing to infection. You may also have other complications from the toxic burden of chemotherapy and radiation. These cancer treatments can compromise your immune system. If you'd like to learn more about supplementing your treatment nutritionally, please call and schedule an appointment at the Kotsanis Institute of Functional Medicine in Grapevine, TX today.