When Dr. John Myers found that his patients exhibited notable improvement when he would deliver nutrients intravenously, these dramatic results marked the birth of intravenous therapy. In fact, the study of nutrition, or orthomolecular medicine, has been researched extensively since the beginning of this century but had its roots in the last.
Linus Pauling who is now known as the father of orthomolecular medicine won his Nobel prize in chemistry in 1968. And along with John Myers, was one of the most important historical doctors who treated patients with cancer nutrition.
It is clear today that when it comes to treating cancer, intravenous delivery is far and away the most effective method. While it is true that today’s formulas are far more advanced that the traditional ‘Myers intravenous push’ – we only see continued evidence that nutrition is invaluable as a means to bolster the immune system post radiation or chemotherapy.
==> Cancer Nutrition Improved Greatly with Intravenous Nutrition
Oral or intramuscular injections of nutrients fall far short of serum concentrations (blood levels) available only through intravenous delivery. When provided in correct dosages, many vitamins can provide scores of therapeutic benefits – and when delivered intravenously, patients can feel the benefits, quickly.
Patients will often notice enhanced resiliency, stamina, and energy after only a few treatments – all improving quality of life. Added benefits of staving off dehydration and fewer nutritional benefits are also notable contributions of these treatments.
==> Intravenous Improves Efficacy and Absorption of Vitamins
There is no higher quality of biomolecular nutrients than those offered via intravenous delivery. Oral vitamins, while still valuable, are no match in quality, purity, or dosage concentrations. Because the GI lining cannot absorb as efficiently, over the counter options are unable to achieve therapeutic levels.
Tremendous nutritional needs are not uncommon among cancer patients. This can be attributed to the disease itself, as well as the depletion and dehydration occasioned by toxic treatments like chemotherapy. Fatigue and a declining of the body’s natural defense mechanisms may be manifested. However, many patients report a noticeable alleviation of such symptoms with the introduction of intravenous nutrients to their system.
==>Oncologists Caution Against Antioxidants
Chemotherapy and radiation use free radicals, or Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS), to successfully carry out their cancer cell-killing functions. For this reason, conventional oncologists are mistaken when they recommend the cessation of anti-oxidants.
Back in the 70s, there was a Mayo Clinic study which demonstrated that antioxidants could inhibit chemotherapy’s action. The study attempted to undermine Linus Pauling’s research; however, it was significantly off-target. As oral Vitamin C was the sole focus of the study, it never considered the differences that abound with intravenous delivery. Sadly, the unsubstantiated results were misconstrued, and many oncologists were wrongly educated as a result.
It seems that so many years later, though the study has since been disproven, medical and fellowship rotations have seemingly abandoned the field of cancer nutrition. The “pharmaceuticals only” approach has been perpetuated and this “single-mindedness” continues to dominate conventional thinking.
The irony in this whole mess is that intravenous high-dose Vitamin C is not an anti-oxidant. In fact, it is an oxidative therapy that actually potentiates chemotherapy by creating more ROS.
==> Cancer Nutrition Can Build Upon Therapeutic Results
Chronic disease and cancer patients will only receive notable benefits from high dosages of bioavailable nutrients made instantly accessible to the organs, tissues, and cells via intravenous delivery.
One reason being, hypovitaminosis, a deficiency of nutrients begotten from degenerative disease of medication is common among such patients. However patient healing and recovery times may be restored by replenishing nutrients intravenously. This would not be the case with ingested vitamins. There is no substitute for the pharmacological effects of intravenous nutritional therapies.
==> Keep Electrolytes and Hydration at Peak Levels
Cells can be severely impaired from dehydration – and cases can be quite common among those suffering with cancers and chronic conditions. The resultant decreases in electrolytes, and physiological fluid can wreak havoc with the body. Nutritional delivery though the veins can successfully counter these negative effects.
==> A Simple Intravenous Cancer Nutrition Case Study
Ingesting five to fifteen thousand milligrams of vitamin C daily was causing the 56-year old patient Bob great stomach irritation and little else. The patient was still fatigued and likely more uncomfortable than he would have without the oral vitamins.
Contrary to conventional thinking, Envita doctors upped the dosage of vitamin C to 75 thousand milligrams, and switched the delivery method from oral to intravenous. After 6 treatments, Bob’s immune system had improved, stomach issues vanished, and he reported having considerably more energy.
Vitamin C is not therapeutic or effective in chronic conditions or cancer patients, unless it is delivered in high dosages. When administered intravenously, it is often enriched with up to twenty additional nutrients, including amino acids, minerals, and other vitamins. Simply put, there is no way to supplement oral vitamins for intravenous nutrition
==> A Need for Ongoing Intravenous Cancer Nutrition
Intravenous therapy is used during treatment protocol for patients who have chronic conditions and cancer. That being said, intravenous therapy can also be used in the maintenance of health with patients seeking prevention or to maintain/enhance immune function. The frequency of intravenous therapy depends on each individual case and each patient. Oral nutrients can be used in conjunction with intravenous therapy to help establish balanced cancer nutrition.
==> Intravenous Therapy of Great Help to Elderly Cancer Patients
The elderly oftentimes grow weaker and increasingly more fatigued largely due to poor GI absorption. Cancer treatment can magnify these effects. So, for such elderly cancer patients, an ongoing support of intravenous nutrients can keep them enjoying a healthier and more active lifestyle while helping to prevent diseases in their golden years. A major difference is seen in elderly patients who incorporate an intravenous nutritional therapy regimen, and those that do not.
==> Intravenous Cancer Nutrition for Anxiety, Depression, and Stress
Patients dealing with copious amounts of stress typically respond well to replenishing their nutrients via intravenous delivery. Intravenous nutrients positively affect conditions such as anxiety and depression, and help to balance vitamin deficiencies, which can improve mental states and the nervous system. Patients under emotional stress or those who are using medications, typically deplete their body’s nutrition more rapidly than the average person. For this reason, replenishing nutrients intravenously yields great benefit.
==> What to Do When Told to “Watch and Wait”
The most effective and aggressive method of prevention in a cancer patient’s health involves the use of intravenous cancer nutrition. Intravenous nutrition helps antioxidants, vitamins, amino acids, and minerals stay at healthy levels throughout the body. Intravenous cancer nutrition insures two to three times the serum concentration of vitamins in the blood, making these nutrients immediately available for the cells, tissues, and organs of the body. Thereby, the cells can repair themselves, making intravenous therapy one of the strongest methods to prevent numerous diseases and slow the aging process. Intravenous cancer nutrition should be combined with a diet for cancer.
==> Take Control of your Health Today
At Envita, we can help you with oral and intravenous cancer nutritional protocol that is customized to fit your precise needs. To see how we can help you, visit our PPMR process or contact our patient-care educators who are always eager to answer your questions.