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 improve their overall health and wellbeing with a personalized nutritional supplement program that can:
- Overcome multiple nutritional deficiencies
- Improve diet with the right nutritional supplements
- Strengthen the immune system
Our founder, Dr. Constantine Kotsanis, was also a certified clinical nutritionist. He worked closely with patients for decades on improving their nutrition (with or without a cancer diagnosis). He instilled in our skilled team 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.
What Are The Benefits Of Nutritional Supplementation?
Nutritional supplementation offers a number of great benefits to help patients achieve a healthier state and better quality of life, including:
- Detoxifying the body
- Increasing energy levels and metabolism
- Enhancing focus, concentration, and mental clarity
- Boosting the immune system
- Restoring normal levels of essential vitamins, minerals, and nutrients
- Improving the health and appearance of the skin and hair
- Building healthy bone, muscle, and tissue
- Reducing risks for anemia
- Providing anticancer and anti-toxicity benefits
- No medications
Nutritional Supplementation Reviews
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"I highly recommend the Kotsanis Institute for health care. The staff is extremely kind and understanding. Their care is exceptional for cancer, allergies, lyme diseases along with other diseases. They work with conventional doctors to provide the best care possible for each unique situation. I highly recommend Kotsanis Institute!!"- M.F. / Yelp / Dec 30, 2020
"Dr. Kotsanis & the staff at Kotsanis institute have been more than amazing. The integrative care I received after a diagnosis of breast cancer has been outstanding. The staff is very attentive, caring & take the time to answer questions. I’d recommend Kotsanis institute to any one that’s looking for more than what traditional medicine offers."- O.F. / Facebook / Jan 18, 2021
"Dr. Dennis Heald is amazing, extremely intelligent, compassionate, honest and who truly cares!! Im amazed with the instant improvement I had by just adding 3 supplements which I will take for a short period of time. Jennifer and Pam are sweethearts! Katie and Ms. Torres are great as well!! The entire staff is amazing!! From hormonal issues, cancer, minor issues, ADHD and the list is very long, this is the place to go!!!"- J.J. / Google / Jun 18, 2021
"Dr. Kotsanis & the staff at Kotsanis institute have been more than amazing. The integrative care I received after a diagnosis of breast cancer has been outstanding. The staff is very attentive, caring & take the time to answer questions. I’d recommend Kotsanis institute to any one that’s looking for more than what traditional medicine offers."- Anonymous / Facebook / Jan 01, 2022
Who is a Candidate for Nutritional Supplementation?
Nutritional supplementation may be recommended to anyone who is looking to improve their overall health and wellness, including current cancer patients or those in remission. The Kotsanis Institute starts with assessing your condition, lifestyle, and nutrition needs to develop a personalized program. Our specialists work closely with each patient to ensure they are getting the right amount of supplements based on their medical history and current level of health. Inform us about any existing medications and allergies prior to beginning a nutritional supplementation program.
What Should I Expect From Nutritional Supplementation?
Regardless of if you have cancer or not, it can be difficult to ensure you are getting all of the vitamins, minerals, and nutritional elements your body needs with just the meals you eat. Dietary restrictions or other medical conditions can make this harder. It can become a problem if you are missing out on crucial nutrients that your body requires in order to function properly. The nutritional supplementation programs offered at Kotsanis Institute were created to address these issues by providing a customized list of dietary supplements with the dosages we recommend you take. With this service overseen by our Grapevine, TX office, you can get your body on the right track and improve your health.
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.
Nutritional Supplementation FAQ
Is IV nutritional therapy safe?
Yes, when administered by experienced practitioners like Dr. Kotsanis and his knowledgeable team, it is very safe and effective. Most patients tolerate IV nutritional therapies very well and show a positive response to the health benefits of this therapy.
How is IV nutritional therapy able to help cancer patients?
People who have undergone chemotherapy are often suffering from hypovitaminosis or a severe deficiency of necessary vitamins and minerals in the body. IV nutritional supplementation therapy can help to quickly replenish these necessary nutrients to rebalance the body’s vitamin and mineral levels, rehydrate the body, and to improve the functioning of the immune system.
Is proteolytic enzyme supplementation safe?
Proteolytic enzyme supplementation is generally considered safe and effective, especially when managed by an experienced physician like Dr. Kotsanis. Some people may experience digestive issues like upset stomach, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, or allergic reactions. During your consultation, we will go over your medical history to ensure this therapy is right for you.
How often is IV nutritional therapy administered?
The frequency and duration of IV nutritional therapy sessions will be determined by a member of our team in Grapevine, TX based on the patient's specific needs, treatment plan, and response to therapy.
Is IV nutritional therapy a replacement for traditional cancer treatment?
No, IV nutritional therapy is not a standalone treatment for cancer. It is meant to complement conventional cancer treatments like chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery.
How is IV nutritional therapy administered?
A member of our team inserts an IV line into a vein, usually in the arm, and administers the nutrient mixture over a specified period. The treatment is typically done in a clinical setting.
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.
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