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To Beat Cancer, Support Your Local Immune System: Dr. Paul Stallone describes how to strengthen one's immune system

May 31, 2012 09:30PM ● By By Paul Stallone, NMD

There is much talk about finding a “cure” for cancer. It seems that everyone is trying to find a pill or treatment that will rid the world of this scourge. More walks are being organized, more fundraisers are being held, and more money is being spent on research. The frenzy may be because cancer is on the rise. The website states that one in two people will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lifetime. If you have ever experienced a loved one battling cancer firsthand, then you know words cannot describe what you both must go through physically, mentally and spiritually.

Medical science may never invent a cure, but it may not need to. Something we take for granted, and often abuse, is designed to protect us from cancer and other diseases. Our own immune system is more than capable of “curing” cancer and preventing it from developing into a life-threatening problem. Every single person has cancer cells in his or her body, but the immune system is supposed to find these mutated cells and destroy them before they have a chance to produce even more mutated cells, which can then grow into a tumor.

Cancer can be treated by building the body’s immune system and allowing white blood cells to destroy it from within. Cancer cells are weaker than normal cells and will not be allowed to multiply if the immune system is high. Toxins can accumulate in the body from eating processed foods, consuming alcohol, tobacco, soda and all other de-natured foods that provide little nutrition. Healthy, unprocessed foods provide the building blocks of good blood, whereas processed dead foods contribute to poor blood quality.

Specific diets have been shown to prevent cancer by strengthening the immune system, and they can also complement cancer treatment. Consuming white sugar, for example, can paralyze white blood cells from doing their job, so while the average American eats more than 42 teaspoons of sugar per day, it’s no wonder that chronic disease is on the rise.

Eating the proper diet takes time and energy, but the reward is worth it and can easily extend the length and quality of lives. Nobody wants to spend the last 15 to 20 years of life dependent upon machines and medications in pain, with no energy. Diet change can be hard to do, because it involves changing your lifestyle, but it is essential to supporting the immune system, and is especially important when treating cancer. As difficult as switching to the proper diet may be, it is much easier than taking conventional treatments and potentially having your hair fall out, vomiting constantly and feeling weak.

Raw food is live food, possessing the highest nutritive value of vitamins, minerals, enzymes and phytochemicals. But for many people, spending time every day preparing their food is just not possible, nor is the drive to do so present. While the best way to support the immune system is through healthy diet and lifestyle, there are options. A high-quality nutritional intravenous (IV) treatment can be administered very quickly and provide all the benefits of eating healthy. Nutritional IV treatments introduce essential nutrients and other therapeutic agents directly into the bloodstream, so the possibility of those important nutrients being partially or fully destroyed in the digestive tract is eliminated.

Another advantage of receiving a customized IV is that cancer-targeting agents can also be incorporated. Unlike some cancer therapies, this type of treatment does not produce debilitating side effects. Certain vitamins and other natural substances can induce the body to detoxify, which is a very good thing, but headaches, minor fatigue and flu-like symptoms may arise for a few days while your body rids itself of harmful toxins. Once the body reduces its toxic burden, you will feel rejuvenated.

A skilled physician can provide invaluable guidance to support the immune system during a fight against cancer or to simply enhance it. The cure for disease is within your body, but you have to give that body what it needs to do the job.

Paul Stallone, NMD, founded the Arizona Integrative Medical Center, located at 8144 E. Cactus Rd., Ste. 820, in Scottsdale. He combines natural/alternative/conventional treatments to best fit and benefit each individual patient’s needs. For more information call 480-214-3922 or visit

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