Heart Disease and many other chronic and auto-immune diseases.
Why are stem cells so powerful as a therapy?
They are Pluripotent.
What that means is, they have the means to
go anywhere in the body where they are needed to stimulate new growth.
For example, a stem cell can become cartilage, should it be needed.
They are immature cells that are capable of giving rise to several different cell types.
HAM or (Human Amniotic Membrane) is a stem cell source for joint repair that is affordable, powerful and non-intrusive.
To learn more about this HAM stem cell therapy at Reno Integrative Medical Center click here.
Reno Integrative Medical Center is located in Reno Nevada. Specializing in Integrative Cancer treatment, chronic disease and health restoration.
Dr. Robert Eslinger is available to discuss treatment options either by an office visit or phone consult. If you have quick questions you would like to ask, fill out our form at contact us and our liaison service will respond.
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.
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.
Robert A. Eslinger, D.O.,H.M.D.
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 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.
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.
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.
CLICK HERE: For more information on the many progressive cancer and chronic disease therapies used today at Reno Integrative Medical Center
Dr. Eslinger is a pioneer in the Integrative cancer and chronic disease medical arena.
Using your own blood to create an immune boosting vaccine has become very popular these days in the treatment of cancer.
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.
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.
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.
Dr. Eslinger at Reno Integrative Medical Center in Reno Nevada.
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.
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.
The Nagalase blood test is also a good way to check the progress of treatment.
Dr. Eslinger has also written Outmaneuver Cancer.
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.
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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