Natural Strategies And Support

Cancer continues to be one fo the most frightening diagnoses that anyone can receive.

Conventional medicine woudl have us believe that there is no possible treatment other than their conventional chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery. No dietary change, no nutritional status improvement, no herb or vitamin, no other treatment can be considered anything but “quackery” and any of those things will be immediately dismissed as useless and even dangerous by most conventional practitioners.

We at the Wellness Club feel differently. We believe that there is no one “magic bullet” to “cure” cancer, and that any approach to cancer must be balanced, rational, and individualized to each person. We believe that in some cases conventional chemotherapy may well be the best treatment. We also believe that conventional treatments, when augmented by natural, holistic treatment, can be made more effective and less toxic.

Leading New Cancer Cases and Deaths – 2013 Estimates

Estimated New Cases*

Estimated Deaths





  1. Prostate
    238,590 (28%)
  2. Lung & bronchus
    118,080 (14%)
  3. Colon & rectum
    73,680 (9%)
  4. Urinary bladder
    54,610 (6%)
  5. Melanoma of the skin
    45,060 (5%)
  6. Kidney & renal pelvis
    40,430 (5%)
  7. Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
    37,600 (4%)
  8. Oral cavity & pharynx
    29,620 (3%)
  9. Leukemia
    27,880 (3%)
  10. Pancreas
    22,740 (3%)

All sites
854,790 (100%)

  1. Breast
    232,340 (29%)
  2. Lung & bronchus
    110,110 (14%)
  3. Colon & rectum
    69,140 (9%)
  4. Uterine corpus
    49,560 (6%)
  5. Thyroid
    45,310 (6%)
  6. Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
    32,140 (4%)
  7. Melanoma of the skin
    31,630 (4%)
  8. Kidney & renal pelvis
    24,720 (3%)
  9. Pancreas
    22,480 (3%)
  10. Ovary
    22,240 (3%)

All sites
805,500 (100%)

  1. Lung & bronchus
    87,260 (28%)
  2. Prostate
    29,720 (10%)
  3. Colon & rectum
    26,300 (9%)
  4. Pancreas
    19,480 (6%)
  5. Liver & intrahepatic bile duct
    14,890 (5%)
  6. Leukemia
    13,660 (4%)
  7. Esophagus
    12,220 (4%)
  8. Urinary bladder
    10,820 (4%)
  9. Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
    10,590 (3%)
  10. Kidney & renal pelvis
    8,780 (3%)

All sites
306,920 (100%)

  1. Lung & bronchus
    72,220 (26%)
  2. Breast
    39,620 (14%)
  3. Colon & rectum
    24,530 (9%)
  4. Pancreas
    18,980 (7%)
  5. Ovary
    14,030 (5%)
  6. Leukemia
    10,060 (4%)
  7. Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
    8,430 (3%)
  8. Uterine corpus
    8,190 (3%)
  9. Liver & intrahepatic bile duct
    6,780 (2%)
  10. Brain & other nervous system
    6,150 (2%)

All sites
273,430 (100%)





*Excludes basal and squamous cell skin cancers and in situ carcinoma except urinary bladder.

Data taken from American Cancer Society, Inc., Surveillance Research 2013

Usefull Resources:

Dietary Ketosis In The Treatment of Solid Tissue Malignancy

Prostate Support And PC Spes: A note from Nurse Mark

Botanical and Nutritional Considerations in the Treatment of Prostate Cancer

Prostate Cancer

Breast Cancer Month – And That Little Pink Ribbon Again

Liver Cancer: Is There A One-Pill Treatment?

Cancer Treatment Causes Cancer? Yes!

Cancer Scandal: Poison For Profit

7 Simple Ways to Decrease Your Cancer Risk

Breast Cancer Prevention: Dr. Myatt’s Recommendations

What if you’ve already been diagnosed with cancer? The first thing to remember is — don’t panic. Cancer is not a death sentence. Many good treatments for cancer exist. A few are found in conventional medicine. Many others are available in natural, alternative and “unconventional” medicine. Non-toxic treatments for cancer have been used successfully by many people, with and without conventional treatment.

If you are going to use alternative treatments, OR if you decide to integrate natural and alternative treatments with conventional care, it is best to seek the help of a qualified “integrative” practitioner. (Someone like myself who uses all avenues of medicine, from conventional to natural, with the foremost regard for the patient’s welfare — not the type of treatment used).

The type of cancer, it’s location, the age and health of the patient, all make a difference as to what the best course of action will be. For example, juice fasting has helped some people but should be strictly avoided by others. Certain medications and surgeries are helpful in some types of cancer, useless in others.

All of these questions need to be answered with the assistance of an holistic physician who can help you determine the best course of action to take and will work with you to sort out the legitimate treatments from the “hype.” There is no room for guesswork and inexperience once a diagnosis of cancer has been made. (Please, consider obtaining a consultation with Dr. Myatt).


  • Eat a low carbohydrate diet with as much organically-produced food as possible. (The primary “fuel” of cancer cells is glucose, or sugar).  Include plenty of “Super Foods,” especially fresh garlic. Do NOT juice fast or undergo other radical diets until you have conferred with an holistic physician.
  • Drink 64 ounces of pure water daily.
  • Exercise moderately if you are able. Walking is one of the best. Your holistic physician can work with you to design an optimal exercise program.
  • Attend a support group. Studies have shown that people fare better with cancer when they attend such support groups.
  • Stop negative health habits immediately! This includes smoking or other tobacco use and alcohol.
  • Practice meditation, relaxation, prayer or your chosen form of spiritually-directed activity.


  • Maxi Multi: 3 caps, 3 times per day with meals. Optimal (not minimal) doses of antioxidants (ACES), are particularly important. Many nutrients help prevent side effects from chemotherapy and radiation, but be sure to check with your holistic physician to insure that there are no unwanted interactions with various chemotherapy medications.
  • Omega 3 fatty acids:
    Flax seed meal, 2 teaspoons per day with food
    Flax seed capsules
    : 2-4 caps, 3 times per day (target dose range: 6-12 caps per day)
    Flax seed oil
    : 1 tablespoon per day
    Max EPA
    (Omega-3 rich fish oil): 1-2 caps, 3 times per day with meals (target dose: 3-6 caps per day).
  • CoQ10: 50-300mg per day. This powerful antioxidant, produced by the body, diminishes with age. It is especially valuable for all types of heart disease. CHOLESTEROL-LOWERING DRUGS deplete CoQ10.
  • Vitamin C: take an additional 3,000-10,000mg per day in divided doses. Some studies show that IV vitamin C may be more effective.
  • Turmeric: 1-2 caps, 3 times per day with meals
  • Vitamin D: 1,000-5,000IU per day based on blood test results
  • Bromelain: 1-2 caps, 3 times per day between meals
  • Melatonin: 3-20mg at bedtime (DO NOT use in lymphoma or melanoma)


    For Breast Cancer

  • Calcium D-glucarate: 2-3 caps, 3 times per day with meals or as directed.
  • Diindolymethane (DIM): 2 caps, 2 times per day.

    For Prostate Cancer

  • Lycopene: (15mg): 1 capsule per day with a meal.
  • For all cancers (anti-metastatic)

    Note: If you have been diagnosed with cancer and want to explore your options, it is most important to seek qualified help. DO NOT rely on second-hand stories from well-meaning friends and family members. Good treatments, and combinations of treatments, exist for many types of cancers, but relying on anecdotal stories and unproven “remedies” can be a waste of time and money. More importantly, unproven treatments can lead you away from legitimately helpful treatments.

    Dr. Myatt is available for consultations by telephone. She does extensive research and teaching in the field of both conventional cancer treatment and alternative therapies.


    Low Carbohydrate Diet

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    Super Foods

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    Exercise and Cancer

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    Support Groups

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    3.) Cunningham AJ, Watson K. How psychological therapy may prolong survival in cancer patients: new evidence and a simple theory. Integr Cancer Ther. 2004 Sep;3(3):214-29.
    4.) Cunningham AJ, Phillips C, Stephen J, Edmonds C. Fighting for life: a qualitative analysis of the process of psychotherapy-assisted self-help in patients with metastatic cancer. Integr Cancer Ther. 2002 Jun;1(2):146-61.

    Stop Tobacco and Alcohol Use

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    Meditation, Relaxation, Prayer

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    Multiple Vitamins and Cancer

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    Antioxidants (General) and Cancer

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    Vitamin A and Carotenes

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    Vitamin C

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    Vitamin C – high dose or IV

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    Grape Seed Extract (Resveratrol)

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    Turmeric (Curcumin)

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    Bromelain (anasas comosus)

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    Calcium D-glucarate

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    Di-indolymethanes (DIM, IC3)

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