This page shares information and resources

that may be helpful to patients diagnosed with cancer.

Section Highlights:

De-cloaking Cancer

Among the most insidious characteristics of cancer is its ability to hide, within cells, in a way that prevents detection by the immune system.
As a result, cancer can flourish without interference from the body’s natural pathogen-fighting capabilities. We use several treatments that can effectively “de-cloak” cancer cells to enable the immune system to itentify and attack them.

The Nagalase blood test helps us, at Reno Integrative Medical Center, to identify the activity of an enzyme called Nagalase that helps cancer cells hide from the immune system. It is important to note that this is not a stand-alone diagnostic test. We use it as a marker to monitor progress of treatment.

There can be other variables that may yield a “higher than usual” result, viral load being one of them. As with all tests results, one must evaluate all available perimeters.

Modifying the Cancer Environment

Cancer requires a very specific environment in which to thrive. It is a metabolic organism. By modifying cancer environment within the body, we are able to reduce the growth curve thus giving the immune system a fighting chance to gain a foothold.

Oxygen-rich and warm environments are detrimental to cancer. Therefore, oxidative and hyperthermic therapies can be highly effective in treating cancer. We offer a variety of treatments that modify the bodily environment along these lines.

How does cancer cloak itself?


Tumor or cancer cells release an enzyme known as Nagalase.  Nagalase degrades the ability of Macrophage cells to become effective which, in turn, reduces the potency of immune system.

Macrophage cells are a specific type of white blood cell whose job it is to kill cancer cells.

  • The Nagalase enzyme has the ability to completely shut down the activity of the localized immune macrophage cell, whose job it is to destroy any cell that has been harmed or is not functioning normally.
  • It effectively “cloaks” the cancer cells 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.  The Nagalase blood test is a good way to check the progress of treatment.

How do we de-cloak the cancer cell?


GcMAF (Gc protein-derived macrophage-activating factor) is a protein in the human body produced by the GcProtein molecule. Because GcMAF plays an important role in suppressing cancer cells, it is vitally important to ensure that the patient’s body can maintain an adequate supply of this protein.

Because Nagalase is present in the body, it means 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 promotes a consistent amount  of Macrophage cell activity working against the cancer cells to an optimal level. GcMAF is also available in oral form.

Nagalase levels are monitored throughout treatment.

READ MORE about how GcMAF and Nagalase go hand in hand.

Boosting the de-cloaking process


The composite Salicinium molecule will only affect anaerobic (cancer) cells destroying the enzymatic “cloak” which allows them to hide from the immune system. This permits the immune system to target these malignancies and prevent their spread.

The Salicinium extract is not absorbed by normal cells and will not affect the patient’s blood sugar level. It is taken orally or through an IV. The patient who uses Salicinium can often substantially reduce their chemotherapy dosage.

Salicinium is both IV and oral.

Whether you are seeking a second opinion and/or an alternative cancer treatment, choosing the doctor and clinic for your care is of major importance. It is a life changing decision.

Reno Integrative provides a comprehensive program that addresses your cancer care.

  1. Identify and determine the patient’s current state of health.
  2. Isolate, target and eliminate the cancer without destroying the immune system of the patient.
  3. Provide an at-home protocol program that keeps treatment flowing while monitoring long term progress.

Once the decision has been made many choose to begin treatments immediately.

The staff at Reno Integrative Medical Center are dedicated to insure that your experience with us is a positive one.

One step at a time is how your healing process begins.

Let us help you.  You do not need to do this alone.

Please complete a New Patient Inquiry for more information on how to proceed.

Cancer requires a very specific environment in which to thrive. It is a metabolic organism. By modifying cancer environment within the body, we are able to reduce the growth curve thus giving the immune system a fighting chance to gain a foothold.

Oxygen-rich and warm environments are detrimental to cancer. Therefore, oxidative and hyperthermic therapies can be highly effective in treating cancer. We offer a variety of treatments that modify the bodily environment along these lines.

Create a free radical storm:

This category of therapies increase the oxidative stress or oxygen levels on the cells of the body.

Why add oxidative therapies or (oxygen stress) to the body?
  • The idea of Oxidative therapy is to create a “Free Radical Storm” in the body.
  • What is a “FREE RADICAL STORM”?
    • A: A free radical storm is induced through clinical proprietary methods to put fatal stress on cancer cells.
  • 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 but normal cells do.

The following are therapies used to produce Oxidative storms:

High Dose Vitamin C Therapy

A treatment can last anywhere from 30 minutes to 5 hours, depending on the dosage.  This therapy is given intravenously in ranges from 30 grams to over 200 grams.  Research has shown that in order for Vitamin C to be physiologically more available,  intravenous as apposed to oral is 7 times more effective.  IV infusion allows for a dose 20 times higher than could be tolerated orally to be administered to the patient.

It is at this high level that Vitamin C is toxic to cancer cells but not to normal cells.

Large amounts of vitamin C provide a number of health benefits, such as protecting the body against viruses, bacteria, and cancer. It enhances the body’s supply of interferon, helps manage the harmful effects of stress on the immune system, increases the supply of oxygen to cells, and even heals damaged tendons, cartilage, and ligaments.

High Dose UVBI Therapy with Ozone

Developed in the 1920s, ultraviolet blood irradiation (UVBI) works powerfully in the treatment of cancer and many other diseases.

The combination of Ozone to stimulate oxygen utilization within the cell and ultraviolet to kill bacteria,viruses and cancer cells makes for a superior therapy to have in our tool chest.

UVBI therapy encourages the production of antibodies, which strengthen the immune system. The process begins by taking a sample of blood, exposing it to ultraviolet light and ozone, and then pumping it back into the body of the patient. Its efficacy has been validated by more than 140 medical studies.

Hydrogen Peroxide Therapy

IV hydrogen peroxide is part of a group of therapies used in treating cancer called Oxidative therapies.  The peroxide used in these treatments is not the same as the kind you find in the local drugstore and does not foam up on contact with the blood.

These treatments are designed to generate free radicals (which are single oxygen molecules).

The molecular formula for peroxide is H2O2- 2 hydrogens and 2 oxygens.  When exposed to a particular enzyme in the blood this is split into H2O and O1.  H2O is water and the O1 is a free radical.

When cancer cells are exposed to a certain level of free radicals, they are killed by them.

This does not kill normal cells because they have protective molecules called anti-oxidants inside of them.

Useful not only to treat cancer but also viral infections.

Hyperthermia Therapy

Hyperthermia (“high body temperature”) therapy is intended to kill cancer cells by exposing them to a high level of heat. This is effective because cancer cells, due to their structure, cannot endure heat as well as normal cells. The procedure also augments the immune system.

  • We use a Bio-mat to transmit infrared heat waves into the patient’s body.
  • We  also use the FIR Dome, a portable infrared sauna that does not cause sweating and can be operated while the patient is in their normal clothing.

A Detox protocol is designed to maximize the body’s ability to fight off infection, eliminate toxins and metabolic waste products while maximizing the lymphatic circulation in the body at the same time.

Treating cancer leads to lots of waste products being dumped in to the lymphatic system to be “drained” out of the body.  Cellular waste and treatment by products can clog up the lymphatic system.

 Detox protocol

Aqua Chi Treatment

The Aqua Chi re-balances and amplifies your body’s bio-electric field enabling the body to heal itself. It is an electron donor.


The use of chelation treatment at the end of the week is designed to bind up any heavy or excess metals that will interfere with the body’s immune system.  The bound up metals are then excreted in the urine.

Lymphonest in H2O daily

Lymphonest is a Nestman Homeopathic Combination Medicine.  It has its greatest effect by stimulating lymphatic drainage helping to clear toxins and waste products out of the body.

It makes the lymph nodes work harder and is useful in treating conditions of chronic infections, swollen lymph nodes and increased waste production as in cancer treatment.

Three shakes into a cup of water helps open up the lymph drainage system.

Bio-mat with Chi Machine

The combination of these two devices creates a wonderful synergy of passive exercise to stimulate lymphatic drainage while using hyperthermia to reduce viscosity of fluids for more efficient drainage. Note: Cancer does not thrive in heat so hyperthermia is beneficial.


PEMF therapy:

Each tissue and organ in the body has its own signature electromagnetic field that can be disrupted by all the current electronic devices we are subjected to including; computers, cell phones, etc.  Over time, symptoms of disease can begin to manifest.  PEMF therapy can help prevent that.

TENS unit: 

A Tens unit is a hand held device with electrodes and pads. This unit sends low voltage to the body and is used as an “electron donor” for the purposes of increasing voltage within the body. Low voltage =poor health.

We do have these for sale to patients who wish to have one.

Anti-Cancer Diet

The whole concept of an “Anti-cancer diet” is to deprive cancer of what it needs to survive. Cancer is a hardy, yet fragile, entity.

Much more is known today, than ever before, about cancer cell physiology . It has devised ways of hiding within the body, undetected by the immune system. It is a bully when sharing nutrition with normal cells. It survives in an oxygen free atmosphere. It appears bionic yet cannot last long without fuel.

Therein lies the logic behind the anti-cancer diet. Feed your normal cells but deprive the cancer cells of what they need to thrive.

Anti-Cancer Diet Guidelines

  • In 1931 a German physician/scientist, Otto Warburg MD, PhD, received a Nobel Prize for showing that cancer cells use sugar without oxygen (anaerobic/fermentation) to produce energy.
  • Anaerobic metabolism is expensive for the cell; Warburg showed that cancer cells use up 18 times more sugar than normal cells.
  • If they do not get this level of sugar on a second to second basis, they die.

That being said, it is not possible to eliminate cancer by not eating sugar. The main reason is the brain requires sugar on the same order of urgency as oxygen. Fortunately the brain can rely on an alternate fuel source.

  • All carbohydrates in the diet (grains, bread, pasta, etc.) get turned into sugar by our digestive enzymes. Sugar is hidden in most processed food, drink and alcohol.
  • Grain, rice, crackers, cereal, bread, legumes, beans, starchy vegetables like potatoes and corn, most fruit and fruit juices and of course, SUGAR, should be greatly reduced from the diet.
  • Use fruits more seldom and as a dessert/treat, they do contain some fructose (fruit sugar) and the main goal for cancer patients is to decrease glucose in the body

Read Labels

Once you start looking at labels, you will be amazed at how high or low the levels of carbohydrates and sugars are. Keep both down to a minimum. On an average one should try to keep net carbs at 20 per day.

( net carbs=total grams carbs-grams of fiber)

Training the body to use keytones for fuel rather than sugar for an effective anti-cancer diet

Remember: An anti-cancer diet is one that deprives the cancer cells of nourishment.
Cancer is a metabolic machine.

During prolonged fasting or low carbohydrate diets the human body can produce ketone bodies. Humans can utilize ketones as an energy source; research has shown that cancer cells CANNOT.

Think of ketone bodies as the baby brother of fats, they are very similar in structure just a lot smaller. This is the reasoning behind the high amount of dietary fats in the Ketogenic diet.

Ketones are generated by the liver and will become the main energy source as carbohydrates are limited in the diet.

A ketogenic diet consists of moderate protein (yes, including meat), high (healthy) fats, and very low carbohydrates and sugar. Below are some great examples of foods from each category.

Ketogenic Diet = Anti Cancer diet

GOOD fats: olive, avocado, coconut, Hemp and MCT oils are great. Organic, Pasture raised Full-Fat Dairy products and yes, this includes Butter. Nuts are a great source of fat: almonds, Brazil, chia seeds, flax seeds, hazelnuts, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios, pumpkin seeds, and walnuts.

Veggies/Fruits-lots, lots, and lots of veggies, cook them, eat them raw, slather them in some butter and sprinkle your favorite seasonings on them. Use fruits more seldom and as a dessert/treat, they do contain some fructose (fruit sugar) and the main goal for patients is to decrease sugar in the body.

When you do use fruit we encourage our patients to use blueberries, raspberries and strawberries. Powdered greens can provide lots of vitamins and minerals as well as added nutrients such as probiotics, prebiotics, detoxification nutrients and disease-protective antioxidants. Dilutes in water and can be added into your existing shakes.

Protein– Organic pasture raised lamb, beef, pork, wild-caught salmon, halibut, cod, sardines, shrimp, lobster, scallops and pasture raised birds and their eggs. Protein is vital but be conscious of the amount of protein that is ingested, a ketogenic diet is usually no more than 1 gram of protein for every 1 kilogram of your weight.
(2.2 pounds = 1 kilos)

Hydration– Staying properly hydrated is just as important as food. 2 L for women and 3 L is good starting point and should be adjusted based on activity level, age, and even where you live. Use apple cider teas, herbal teas, bone broths, and coffee; but do remember caffeine is a diuretic.

Avoid Trans fats

What are trans Fats?
An unhealthy substance, also known as trans fatty acid, made through the chemical process of hydrogenation of oils.

Hydrogenation solidifies liquid oils and increases the shelf life and the flavor stability of oils and foods that contain them.

Trans fat is found in vegetable shortenings and in some margarine, crackers, cakes, pies, cookies, biscuits, breakfast sandwiches, microwave popcorn, doughnuts, fried fast food and frozen pizza to name a few.

How to tell if food has trans fats

A food label must list the ingredients in order of quantity, from most to least. If hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils are listed early on the list and before polyunsaturated or monounsaturated oils, you know the product contains lots of trans fat.

The US FDA in 1999 proposed that the Nutrition Facts labels on vegetable shortenings and some cookies, crackers, margarines, and other foods may soon carry information about trans fatty acids, or trans fats.

Beyond requiring that some labels list the amount of trans fats in the food, the FDA rule would also define the term “trans fat free” and limits the use of certain nutrient or health claims related to fat content, such as “lean” and “low saturated fat.”

In the realm of dietary dangers, trans fats rank very high. It has been estimated that trans fats are responsible for some 30,000 early deaths a year in the United States. Worldwide the toll of premature deaths is in the millions.

  • Reduce portions. Reduce plate size.
  • Set a routine. Plan ahead and buy only foods that you can eat.  If they are not in the house, you will not eat them.
  • Keep track of what you eat at first to train yourself and reduce binge eating.
  • Learn to embrace water as an essential ingredient to your daily diet.
  • Sit down, eat, relax,avoid mindlessly eating when you’re watching TV or working.


For those that find a Ketogenic lifestyle too challenging, look up, Low Glycemic Index.

The glycemic index (GI) assigns a numeric score to a food based on how drastically it makes your blood sugar rise. Foods are ranked on a scale of 0 to 100, with pure glucose (sugar) given a value of 100. The lower a food’s glycemic index, the slower blood sugar rises after eating that food.

Leaky gut is another huge factor in the efficiency equation of the immune system. If this is the first you’ve heard of this term, we encourage you to watch the following videos to help understand this under-talked about scenario that affects the majority of modern day people.

Are there hidden sugars in your diet?

When we are trying to eat healthy, whether it’s to lose weight, fighting disease such as cancer, or just wanting to feel better, you could still be eating more sugar than you think.  For example, labels on cereals and supposedly healthy snacks may state high in protein, low fat, whole grain, which make it feel like it’s a good choice in your healthy diet.  However, if you don’t look at the nutritional information and understand how to read the labels, you could be setting yourself up for problems, including diabetes. 

Yogurt always seems like it should be a good choice.  Unfortunately, these have added sugar to make them taste good. While you may only low-fat yogurt, manufacturers will add carbohydrates (sugar) to make them more palatable. Look for non-fat plain Greek yogurt and add some fruit, use it in place of sour cream, add some veggies for a savory profile or even just eat it plain.

Bread is another culprit. If there is an ingredient such as high fructose corn syrup or evaporated cane juice, put it down.  The good news? Breads like Ezekiel whole-grain sprouted has zero grams of sugar. Another good option for bread is Dave’s Killer Bread which has only 1 gram per slice.

While you may think oatmeal is healthy. Guess again!  We see those little instant oatmeal packets that are easy and marketed as healthy. Step away from the instant packets and grab a container of regular oatmeal. Pure oatmeal is great for its fiber content but the little packets can contain as much as 12 grams of sugar.

Other foods to avoid due to hidden sugars include many condiments, granola, protein bars, sports drinks, and most cereals. Look for yogurt-based dressings which you can find near the salad in the refrigerated section. Boathouse Farms ranch dressing is my particular favorite.

The best way to avoid hidden sugar is to eat food that is not processed. I always recommend shopping the outer aisles of the grocery store, you know, meat, produce, dairy.  Stay out of the center aisles in the grocery store (where the processed stuff lives). And it is important to learn to read nutrition labels.

Recommendations are no more than 25 grams of sugar per day. 

If you think of this as a bank account, how do you want to spend your money (in this case calories). At Reno Integrative, we recommend following a low glycemic index diet. It’s easy to follow compared to many other diets that are so popular these days.

We also recommend avoiding processed foods as much as possible to keep your body healthy!


You don’t have to do the research alone… 

When you are ready, we are here to help you explore all of your options. We will hear your concerns, answer your questions, and ensure that you are confident moving forward with Reno Integrative Medical Center for your alternative cancer treatments.

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