Our Approach to Cancer Treatment
Dr. James R. Bowman, ND DiHOM
In spite of many decades of research and many billions of dollars spent, cancer is not yet well understood by American-trained researchers and practicing doctors.
There are many different theories about the causes of cancer. These range from a genetic predisposition, to environmental factors, to viruses, bacteria, parasites, and more.
The German Model
The research from German medicine shows is that cancer is fundamentally an internal metabolic disease.
Genetics can be a factor, as can environmental issues (like smoking, or exposure to toxic carcinogens) , but the most significant causes of cancer originate from damage to the immune system.
Dr. Otto Warburg – a renowned German professor, physiologist, medical doctor and researcher – found the answer to the major cause of cancer in the 1920’s. Dr. Warburg was nominated for the Nobel Prize 47 times for his cutting edge metabolic research, and was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1931 for his discoveries about cancer*
Traditional medicine considers the cancer cells to be the problem, yet it is the malfunctioning of the internal metabolic immune system that produces the tumor.
You can remove the tumor with surgery, attack it with drugs (chemotherapy), or burn it with radiation, but until you get to the internal heart of the problem – the original cause of the malfunction, (the breakdown of the immune system and metabolic processes) – more and more tumors will continue to form because the malfunctioning process is still operating.
Identify the Causes, Restore the Balance
This is why the German approach is to go to the heart of the malfunction, where it began. Once you identify the original causes, you will know how to address the problem and hopefully reverse it.
At the Naturopathic & European Medicine Centre, we work in a supportive and complementary role with doctors and oncologists to support and strengthen the body’s immune system, to help it fight the cancer and also to reduce the damaging, toxic side effects of chemotherapy, radiation, and other cancer treatments.
Oncologists in particular recognize the critical central role of the metabolic and immune system in successfully treating cancer.
[*Note: Dr. Warburg spent his life in research at his laboratory at the Freie Universitat College of Medicine in Berlin, the very same medical school I attended.]
Because of Dr. Warburg’s work – and my training – many people dealing with cancer have come to the Naturopathic & European Medicine Centre in Stevens Point, Wisconsin for help.
Strengthen & Detoxify
Over the years I have worked with hundreds of patients – both children and adults – to help them with strengthening their immune systems and to help them detoxify from the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation.
Although Dr. Warburg’s research in the 1920’s and ’30’s was ground-breaking at the time, many more developments in immunology have occurred in recent years.
A critical advance has been the identification of the underlying and pre-disposing internal factors that set the stage for the immune system’s breakdown, and the development of cancer.
I personally for example have never once met a cancer victim who did not have a severe internal fungal infection – specifically Candida Albicans – which had damaged and suppressed their immune system, contributing to the development of their cancer.
Seek First to Understand
American medical cancer researchers and practicing doctors are trained and tend to focus only on the end product of the cancer process – the tumor.
They will surgically remove the cancer (if possible), or treat it with chemotherapy and radiation in an effort to destroy the cancerous cells.
However, these treatments not only do not get to the origin or true causes of the cancer, they directly and immediately damage the one metabolic system you have that enables you to remain healthy and well – the immune system!
Does it make any sense at all to damage the immune system which is already so damaged and weak, by damaging it further?
In my opinion, no.
You Are Unique
There are certainly times when surgery needs to be considered as an option. However, each cancer patient is a highly unique individual, as unique as their fingerprints and their DNA. Each person then needs to be considered only on their individual and unique situation and set of health factors.
Opting for surgery (or radiation or chemotherapy) does not address the new damage to the immune system that invariably result from the treatments themselves.
Worse, these treatments do nothing to find or address the original internal causes or exacerbating factors (like the fungal Candida infection).
You can remove a tumor or poison it with chemotherapy, or burn it with radiation, but unless and until you go to the origin of the breakdown of the immune system, you will not have a full chance of recovery.
Our Approach to Cancer Treatment
I want you to clearly understand my work with cancer patients.
I am not by formal training nor do I claim to be a medical oncologist (cancer specialist). My training, experience and decades of research and learning in internal metabolic health problems however, combined with my advanced training in immunology, nutritional therapy, herbal and homeopathic medicine, detoxification, enzyme therapy and stress management, give me the knowledge, perspective and practical tools to help cancer patients in powerful and unique ways, and to support and encourage their improved immune function so they can better fight the cancer, and also reduce the side effects of common cancer treatments.
Our process begins with a first appointment and a comprehensive medical consultation.
Following the consultation we perform three initial screening evaluations using urine and saliva samples, and a computer-assisted test that evaluates your state of internal function, metabolic balance, and toxicity.
With this information we are able to assemble a very clear idea of what your current state of internal metabolic health actually is.
From this we are able to design a program of treatment that addresses your unique imbalances, to help you strengthen your own immune system, detoxify your body, and ultimately promote healing.
Your first visit with us lasts about 90 minutes, and sets the groundwork for our future work with you to promote your recovery and good health.
You are as unique as your fingerprints and your DNA, and so too will be your ability to heal and response to care.
No one, not you and not your doctors, can control your healing. Your body however can be influenced toward proper healing, with the proper actions and nutritional support.
That is the nature of our work with cancer patients. Over the years our success rate is good, and we have successfully helped many cancer patients to both improve the quality of their lives, and to increase the strength of their body’s own immune function, promote healing, and obtain a better quality of life.
If you or a loved one is dealing with the effects of cancer or cancer treatments and you would like more information, please contact us at the clinic at (715) 341-4949. We will be glad to speak with you, answer your questions, and to send you additional information in the mail.
Dr James R Bowman, ND DiHOM
Dr. Bowman is a Board Certified Doctor of Naturopathy (ND) and focuses his practice around the German naturopathic model of health. From his Navajo roots Dr Bowman learned to appreciate the wisdom of natural healing and a spiritual, holistic approach to good health. Dr Bowman also works with medical doctors and other healthcare practitioners to restore and optimize patients good health. For an appointment call (715) 341-4949 Monday-Thursday, 9AM to 5PM.
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