PRP or Stem Cells for Joint Regeneration?

PRP, (platelet rich plasma), injections for joint regeneration are becoming more widely known as a way to restore joint function without having to undergo surgery.

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Umbilical cord stem cell injections, is another way that has become available for people to do the same thing.

What are the differences (and the similarities)?

Just what is PRP? It is a concentration of the platelets from a person’s own blood. A blood sample is drawn and the tubes are spun in a centrifuge to separate the platelets from the other blood cells.

It is known that these platelets are one part of the clotting cycle that helps clot our blood in the event of any situation where our blood needs to clot to keep us from bleeding to death.

What was discovered about 20 years ago is that these same platelets are also jam packed full of what is called “growth factors” that are released at a site of trauma to help us heal faster.

This was first put to use by dentists who started injecting concentrated platelets into a tooth socket that had just had the tooth extracted. This helped prevent a very painful condition called “dry socket”.

Subsequently, some Orthopedic Surgeons started trying to help people with degenerative joint diseases by injecting it right into the broken down joint. They started finding that many times it would help regenerate the joint.

The added advantage is that this is accomplished using the persons own cells so there is no chance of rejection or an allergic reaction to it.

Sometimes it takes a few injections, a few weeks apart, to get the full therapeutic effect.

Many times the benefits last for years. One study (done by Orthopedists) even showed that it was able (in some cases) to regenerate the cartilage in the knee!

Stem Cell injections on the other hand, are not the person’s own cells. They are harvested from the umbilical cord and placenta of newborn healthy babies with the full knowledge and consent of the mother.

They offer the possibility of the same benefits, usually with a less number of injections. They also do not trigger any reactions because they are such young cells they do not stimulate a response from the immune system.

The big difference between the two injections is the cost. The cost for stem cells is higher. The stem cells would be better for a person with more severe disease because they are more potent in stimulating a healing reaction.

Both of these techniques offer hope for people with degenerative joint disease who are unwilling or unable to undergo artificial joint replacement surgery.

Reno Integrative Medical Center offers both of these therapies.

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Robert A. Eslinger, D.O.,H.M.D.

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Cancer Boot Camp

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Cancer Boot Camp at Reno Integrative Medical Center   Reno, Nevada

Because cancer is such a formidable foe, we have developed a 2-4 week program called Cancer Boot Camp in order to address the cancer from many angles.

  • If chemo is used, we use IPT to target the cancer cells to avoid collateral normal cell damage. IPT is available for non-chemo protocols as well.
  • GcMAF is a key treatment to de-cloak the cancer to the immune system.
  • Dendritic cell therapy is used to naturally enhance the immune system.
  • Nagalase testing is used to monitor progress.

If you are unaware of these therapies, we invite you to click on these links and learn about the powerful options that are available.

Dr. Eslinger has dedicated years to the unique Integrative approach to cancer and other chronic diseases.

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Dr. Robert Eslinger Reno Integrative Medical Center Reno, Nevada Author of “Outmaneuver Cancer”

Mistletoe cancer therapy

The white-berry mistletoe has been used as a medicinal plant since ancient times: internally for diseases of the spleen, gynecological disorders and seizures (epilepsy), externally for wounds and ulcers.

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Mistletoe

 

In fact, mistletoe is one of the most widely studied complementary and alternative medicine therapies for cancer. In certain European countries, the preparations made from European mistletoe (Viscum album) are among the most prescribed drugs offered to cancer patients.

Mistletoe therapy has been found to help shrink a tumor and prolong survival with very little toxicity. It is used to reduce the toxic effects of chemo-therapy while enhancing the immune system and stimulating “apoptosis” in the cancer cells.

Both Mistletoe and Artesunate are used to treat cancer at Reno Integrative Medical Center in Reno Nevada.

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CLICK HERE: For more information on the many progressive cancer and chronic disease therapies used today at Reno Integrative Medical Center

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Dendritic Cell Vaccine as a cancer treatment

Using your own blood to create an immune boosting vaccine has become very popular these days in the treatment of cancer.

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A sample of the patients’ blood is drawn. The white blood cells (including the T-cells) are concentrated and harvested from the blood.  Once subjected to a proprietary process they are injected back into the patient.  This activates the T-cells in such a way that they become aggressive cancer killers.

This is called Dendritic Cell Vaccine therapy.

 

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Reno Integrative Medical Center  in Reno Nevada, offers Dendritic Cell Vaccine therapy to boost immune function not only to cancer patients but for anyone suffering from chronic disease.

Biological response modifier for cancer treatment.

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It’s one thing to kill cancer cells, it’s another to strengthen and build the immune system at the same time. Enter the phrase, “Biological Response Modifier”.

What does this mean?

Simply put, it is a way to wake up and stimulate a depressed immune system. In our previous blog we discussed how to de-cloak the cancer with GcMAF to expose it to the immune system. Now we want to boost the T-cells so they can attack and destroy the cancer cells naturally.

T-cells are the body’s soldiers and guardians. When a patient’s immune system is weak T-cell counts are low.  It is important to build up T-cell numbers and aggressiveness.

Dendritic Cell Vaccine therapy represents a new and promising immunotherapeutic approach for treatment of advanced cancer, as well as for secondary prevention of cancer.

The immune system attacks things it recognizes as foreign and abnormal. This recognition involves binding to very specific molecular sequences called “antigens”. These compounds, on the surface of the foreign (tumor) cells, stimulate what are called cytotoxic T-cells.  These T-cells bind to the cancer cells and inject cytokines which kill the abnormal cell.

A sample of the patients’ white blood cells (including the T-cells) are concentrated and harvested from the blood.  Once subjected to a proprietary process they are injected back into the patient.  This activates the T-cells in such a way that they become aggressive cancer killers.

Not only will these cells kill any cells displaying the antigen they recognize, but they will also multiply and pass on this information to other T-cells in the body.

Reno Integrative Medical Center is committed to making these unconventional cancer therapies available for people facing cancer treatment decisions. We hope this has been helpful.

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Dr. Eslinger at Reno Integrative Medical Center in Reno Nevada.

 

Nagalase, GcMAF and Cancer

Nagalase and GcMAF are big buzz words in the alternative cancer treatment field these days. To help simplify and educate, we put together this quick explanation of how these two relate to cancer.

Cancer is a metabolic disease. 

To survive and keep producing energy, cancer cells must switch over to glycolysis alone as the source of their energy.  Cancer cells need 18 times more sugar than normal cells to grow and prosper at all times. They literally become the “bullies on the block” by depriving normal cells of adequate nutrition. It has also been proven that cancer cells have between 10 to 100 times the number of insulin receptors on their cell membranes as normal cells.

These cells also enter in to a state of hypoxia, which is a lack of oxygen.  This combination creates an anaerobic environment of now sickened cells that start a “fermentation” process. Remember, the more cancer cells there are, the higher the fermentation process is.

In an effort to survive detection from the immune system and thrive, cancer cells, in their evolution, have developed the production of a protective enzyme called alpha-N-acetylgalactosaminidase or Nagalase for short.

The Nagalase enzyme has the ability to completely shut down the activity of the localized immune macrophage cells, whose job it is to destroy any cell that has been harmed or is not functioning normally. With the macrophage cells immobilized, the tumor is effectively “cloaked” from detection by the immune system. This is the reason that someone can have a strong functioning immune system and still be growing a tumor.

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  • “How”, you ask, “Can someone get the Macraphage cells turned back on?” 
  • Fortunately, there is a therapy called GcMAF.

The MAF in GcMAF stands for Macrophage Activating Factor Gc stands for the type of protein molecule. GcMAF is created in the body by the release of two sugar molecules from a GcProtein molecule.

Nagalase degrades the GCProtein created by the body to the point it is unable to become GcMAF. Since GcMAF only lives for about a week in the body, without continuous conversion of GcProtein, the stores of GcMAF are depleted rapidly in the presence of the enzyme Nagalase.  However, Nagalase can only destroy GcProtein and not GcMAF.

What does this mean?

It means that the body cannot make its own GcMAF. Thus, the introduction of external GcMAF through injection into the body has been shown to be effective. This keeps the Macrophage cell activity against the cancer cells optimal.

* There is an additional caveat to keep in mind, however. If the body is deficient in Vitamin D this therapy cannot work. To some, it is a surprise to discover their Vit. D levels are so low. We have an easy Vit. D oral supplement available to help boost deficiency.

GcMAF was discovered and proven in Philadelphia, PA in the late 90’s.

At Reno Integrative Medical Center, in Reno Nevada, we offer both the Nagalase test as well as GcMAF therapy.

The Nagalase blood test is also a good way to check the progress of treatment.

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Ketogenic diet- as an anti-cancer diet.

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Cancer Therapy and Ketogenic diet

The Ketogenic diet could be referred to as an anti-cancer diet. It has become a hot topic lately.  It consists of a high fat, controlled protein and low carbohydrate meal program.  When the body switches from burning sugar (carbohydrates) to burning fats the liver starts to produce ketones.  This is like providing high octane fuel for the body.

Quite a few studies (some recent, some not so recent) have shown the benefits of burning ketones for the body.  Many diseases have been shown to improve if the person maintains a state of “ketosis”.

We use it as a primary tool to treat cancer because cancer cells have a much greater than normal need for sugar but cannot burn ketones for energy and it starts to weaken them. This makes them much more susceptible to succumb to many different cancer treatments and also to lessen any side effects of them.

Getting on a ketogenic diet and getting into ketosis is the single most powerful thing any cancer patient can do to begin to weaken the cancer cells while they search for which therapies they want to pursue to ultimately get rid of the cancer.

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Ketogenic diet

At Reno Integrative Medical Center, we put a heavy emphasis on cancer patients getting in to ketosis to ensure a more favorable result with their cancer therapies.

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Biophotons-The Light in Our Cells

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Light therapy

One of the hottest fields of frontier science which is about to lead to major conceptual breakthroughs and many useful applications in bio-physics, biology and bio-medicine is biophotons…the light of life.
Biophotons have been known about since 1924 but more recent research has demonstrated that they are stored and emitted by the spiral DNA molecules at the heart of the nucleus of every cell.
It is also known that a form of this therapy using ultraviolet light treatment (UBI) of the blood was developed in the US in the 1920’s!  Whats’ more, the FDA knows all about this treatment and in an issued statement said they “recognize the therapeutic benefit of it”!
When blood is exposed to uv light the cells take on photons and re-radiate them back to all the other cells as they circulate.  These photons trigger a boost to the immune system and increase normal healthy metabolic activity in all the cells.  This treatment is also deadly to all viruses, bacteria and also cancer cells.
It may mean the dawning of a new era in Modern Medicine called Health Restoration rather than just treating diseases.
To read more about available light therapy to cells click on UVBI.
Reno Integrative Medical Center has many therapies available that are innovative and out of the conventional box.
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Dr. Robert Eslinger Reno Integrative Medical Center, Reno Nevada

Dr. Eslinger’s book, “Outmaneuver Cancer” is an interesting new insight on how to view Cancer and treat it.

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Dr. Eslinger’s Book Outmaneuver Cancer

 

Sugar speeds tumor growth!

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Sugar Speeds Tumor Growth

We’ve known about it for almost 100 years but the official word is now in from a 9 year study in Belgium…sugar feeds and speeds up cancer growth!  Otto Warburg got a Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1931 for proving that cancer cells require 18 times more sugar than normal cells.  They are still working out the precise mechanism of why this is so but cancer patients do not have to know those details to benefit from the knowledge.
The two big ways that cancer patients can benefit from this info is to understand the benefits of the Ketogenic diet and the treatment called IPT (Insulin Potentiated Therapy).
Visit Reno Integrative Medical Center website to read about the many ways that cancer therapy has changed and morphed in to a more compassionate and less toxic
experience.
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Dr. Robert Eslinger has written an easy to read book called Outmaneuver Cancer for more information on the new paradigm for cancer treatment.
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