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.


  • “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.


Dr. Eslinger has also written Outmaneuver Canceroutmaneuvercancersized






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.

Atkins diet

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.


Dr. Robert Eslinger Reno Integrative Medical Center Reno, Nevada




Biophotons-The Light in Our Cells


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.

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.


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
Dr. Robert Eslinger has written an easy to read book called Outmaneuver Cancer for more information on the new paradigm for cancer treatment.

DCA-Dichloroacetate to fight cancer

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All cells need energy to grow and function, including cancer cells.  The place in our normal cells where sugar is burned using oxygen to produce this energy is in a structure in the cells called mitochondria.

Besides generating energy for the cells, the mitochondria can also trigger the cell to die if it becomes faulty.  This process is called “apoptosis”.

When a cell becomes cancerous it turns off the mitochondria.  This is one way by which cancer cells are able to evade death and remain immortal and continue to grow.

In 2007 researchers at the University of Alberta found that adding DCA to cancer cells restarts the mitochondria turning apoptosis back on again.  This caused the cancer cells to stop multiplying and die.  It also did not affect healthy cells because their mitochondria were functioning normally.

Further studies in humans at the University of Alberta have shown DCA to be safe and very promising as a new tool in the fight against cancer.

At Reno Integrative Medical Center, DCA, oral or IV, is part of our protocol to treat cancer.



Dr. Robert Eslinger at Reno Integrative Medical Center, Reno, Nevada

Oxidative cancer therapy


Oxidative cancer therapy

The idea of Oxidative therapy is to create a “Free Radical Storm” in the body.

Q: What is a free radical?

A: Simply put, it is a free oxygen molecule wanting to react with tissue.

Q: Why is this so harmful?

A: Because it damages tissue when it reacts with it.


A: A free radical storm is induced through clinical proprietary methods to put fatal stress          on cancer cells.

Q: What are some therapies that create a “Free Radical Storm”?

A: IPT,  UVBI,  High Dose Vitamin C

Luckily, normal cells have the ability to combat or reduce the damage of high free radical presence by activating an anti-oxidant pathway within the cell. Timely supplementation is also key.

Cancer cells cannot endure an onslaught of high oxidation because they create energy on a totally different pathway referred to as anaerobic metabolism.  They have no mechanism in place to deal with free radicals.

If you wish to learn more about cancer therapy options visit Reno Integrative Medical Center website or our therapies page.


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

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Dendritic Cell Vaccine immune therapy


It is amazing how powerful this therapy is. Using your own blood to create a vaccine that initiates a healing response.

Dendritic cell vaccine therapy

Recruiting your own immune system army.

We invite you to check out the many therapies we utilize to restore health and balance in cancer and chronic disease patients. We are an integrative medical clinic in Reno Nevada. Reno Integrative Medical Center.


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

IPT; An excellent alternative to full-dose chemotherapy

IPT targets cancer cells

Targeting cancer cells with IPT therapy

For too long there have been limited choices when it came to the use of chemotherapy for the treatment of cancer.  At Reno Integrative Medical Center, we encourage cancer patients to consider a treatment called Insulin Potentiated Therapy or IPT as a viable, less toxic option to full dose chemotherapy. IPT targets the cancer cells rather than affecting the entire body. This is huge when one considers efficiency and recovery rate.

This therapy is not available in most states due to laws prohibiting it. We offer IPT  at Reno Integrative Medical Center in Reno, Nevada,  along with several other viable alternative treatments to treat cancer.


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


Cancer treatment options


Cancer treatment options at Reno Integrative Medical Center

When faced with a diagnosis of cancer, most patients and their family are suddenly forced to address the real life dilemma of treatment options. Most encounter the conventional dictate given by their doctor that spells out a series of choices such as: surgery, full-dose chemotherapy and/or radiation. That’s it, over and out. Those are the ONLY treatments available that are condoned by conventional medicine and insurance companies alike.

At Reno Integrative Medical Center we exist solely to provide patients with medical treatment options to address their cancer.  There is a misunderstanding amongst many that they must leave the country to procure alternative, holistic, non-conventional, integrative cancer treatments. That is not so. Our patients often say, ” Why don’t I hear about these therapies on TV, or from my doctor?”  “Good question, we say. Why don’t you ask them?”

Luckily, we are allowed, in the state of Nevada, to legally offer therapy options. Our goal is to provide information so that people can better educate themselves on the subject of cancer itself and what choices are available to best address their healing. So many new therapies are available now. You don’t have to stay in the dark ages.

We invite you to visit our website to not only inform yourself but relieve the stress of thinking there are few options available.


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