by: Carlos Garcia, M.D.
In Part 1 and Part 2 of this series, I wrote about how mainstream medicine approaches cancer and why I believe this is the wrong approach. In this article, I will discuss how Utopia Wellness treats the patient differently and why I believe this is the Intelligent Approach.
To begin with, Utopia Wellness treats the person, not the diagnosis and not the body part affected by cancer. We recognize that only you can cure yourself via your immune system and, therefore, you are the most important health tool in your tool chest.
The first step in healing is taking a deep breath and keep in mind that you do not need to make a treatment decision in 5 minutes. Once diagnosed many patients feel rushed into making “life or death” decisions, however, keep in mind you were as sick the day before you were told of your diagnosis as you are the day that your diagnosis was confirmed. By the time symptoms developed, you probably had cancer for 3 months to 3 years and a few more days or weeks will not affect your outcome. So take a deep breath and do some research before choosing a plan that is right for you. Now a disclaimer – this does not apply to cancers with emergent complications such as bowel perforations, inability to defecate or urinate.
Utopia Wellness takes a holistic approach to cancer by treating the mind, body and spirit. You will be an integral member of your healthcare team and as such, you and our practitioners must forge a bond of trust and respect.
The quality of your life during and after treatment is paramount at Utopia Wellness. Mainstream medicine feeds the narrative that suffering is necessary for success. I could live with that if their methods were successful. Walk down any cancer ward and ask a patient for their driver’s license picture. Comparison between the person speaking with you and the picture on the license will speak volumes, but only if you choose to listen.
We understand that the cancerous growth is the symptom, what fuels its growth is the problem. Our job is to identify it; explain it to you; help you identify what needs to change in your life, but only if you want to do so and if you do, help you implement the changes.
We also evaluate dental issues such as root canals. All 32 teeth are living organs, just like your bones. Like living bones they have a bone and nerve supply. When the dentist performs a root canal treatment he/she creates a gangrenous organ. It’s like if a surgeon removes an infected appendix but leaves it in the abdomen. Dentistry is the only profession where the deliberate creation of a gangrenous organ with systemic access is taught, endorsed and encouraged to be performed.
We evaluate and address emotional issues that are fueling the cancer. We take an active approach to counseling by guiding patients to acknowledge and resolve harmful patterns and make new empowered choices. This facet of our program provides the tools and guidance necessary for healing emotional imbalances, resolving relationship conflict, managing stress, and finding inner peace.
We offer safe and natural intravenous infusions that have oxygenating and antiviral properties. This is based on the works of Royal Rife whose research demonstrated that cancer is viral in nature and Otto Warburg, Nobel laureate, whose research demonstrated that cancer is an anaerobic disease, that cannot tolerate oxygenation.
Dr. Warburg’s research also demonstrated that most cancer cells prefer an acidic (lower) pH level and thrive in these conditions. Also shown is that cancer growth can be reduced and certain cancer cells may be killed with increased pH levels. That is the purpose of High pH Therapy and why it is an integral part of our Program.
One of the ways we accomplish higher pH levels is through significant dietary changes. What you don’t eat is just as important as what you do eat. A good diet will not only benefit the non-cancerous cells it can also “starve” the cancer cells. A bad diet, on the other hand, can actually “feed” the cancer cells. An unhealthy diet is a major contributing factor to almost all chronic diseases including cancer. By eating high alkaline, organic whole foods, you can give your body and immune system the tools necessary to heal. When body tissues have a high alkaline level, they are better able to hold on to more oxygen as compared to tissues with a high acid level.
Utopia also believes that toxins contribute to the development of cancer and inhibit the immune system from destroying cancer. There are several types of toxins in the body that need to be dealt with when addressing detoxification for cancer. First is cellular toxicity caused by the propelling of toxins into cells due to excess acidity in the blood, and the inability to release toxins in the cells for that very same reason.
Next is heavy metal and chemical toxicity coming from years of exposure to highly toxic heavy metals and chemicals. While many of these toxins come from the air, food and water, there are also some culprits that you may not be aware of. Silver amalgam fillings, many vaccines and some other drugs put mercury and other toxins into our body. Elevated levels of heavy metals disrupt the immune system, and must be dealt with when fighting cancer.
We offer various detoxification therapies to address these toxins. Since these toxins are stored throughout the body, we attack them from several angels. We provide organ flushes aimed to restore the body’s regulatory mechanisms. These organs all work to naturally remove toxins from the body, however, in the presence of cancer they can become overburdened and inefficient.
It is essential to restore health to the body when treating cancer and a healthy liver, gallbladder, and pancreas is essential to cancer recovery. The function of these organs can be compromised by the presence of microbes and parasites as they steal energy from these organs’ cells and excreting mycotoxins among other things. When these organs become weak, the immune system becomes compromised.
Colon Therapy is also employed to flush toxins from the colon. The organs just mentioned are continually filtering toxins from the body and they are flushed out through the colon and the kidneys. When the body is overwhelmed with cancer, this system becomes less efficient which allows the body to reabsorb these toxins. Additionally, with cancer, large tumors can break and cause necrotic areas, formed of dead tissue. Since the body expels these toxic byproducts through the colon, it’s vital to keep the colon flushed out with a cleansing Colon Therapy.
To further aid our patients in detoxifying, we offer lymphatic drainage, FAR infrared sauna, and herbal poultices and tinctures. And while the detoxification process aids in fortifying the immune system, we don’t stop there. High doses of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals are offered intravenously for maximum absorption. Peroxide therapy and hyperbaric oxygen therapy increase oxygen levels in the body. All of these therapies work synergistically to give the body tools to fight cancer.
I am sure everyone has heard of or is familiar with cannabidiol (CBD). Medicine has recognized systems in the body such as the endocrine system, immune system, respiratory system, nervous system, etc. What has recently immerged is the discovery of the endocannabinoid system. This is a biological system composed of endocannabinoids which are, simply put, retrograde neurotransmitters that bind to cannabinoid receptors and proteins that are expressed throughout the central nervous system. Early research is showing cannabinoids seem to inhibit the growth of many different types of tumor cell in both test tubes and animal models. While still in its infancy, CBD is showing a lot of promise and that is why we incorporate it into our program.
At Utopia Wellness, we use the CBD oil, derived from the cannabis plant, with 0% THC. THC is the psychoactive part of the cannabis plant that affects a person’s memory, pleasure, movements, thinking, concentration, coordination, and sensory and time perception. Professionally I find that THC is the rate limiting step preventing the appropriate use of CBD. The reason I say this is because our patients are able to use the dosages which exceed the recommended dosages with very significant and beneficial effects and little to no side-effects.
Medicine the Art: -medicine is not a science. This does not mean that science does not provide useful information to the practitioner. However, if technology was essential overcoming illness, none of us would be living today. Remember, the incidence of cancer today is 10 times what it was 100 years ago with significantly less scientific knowledge! What makes medicine an art are the people. Those providing guidance for an issue, their biases, and experiences. As well as those seeking guidance for an issue and their interpretation and implementation of the guidance based on numerous factors, i.e. previous experience, religious belief, family and society accepted norms etc. this is why good medicine is tailored to each individual. Mainstream medicine seeks to make the patient ‘fit’ protocol specific for a diagnosis. We at Utopia Wellness know that you are not your diagnosis, nor are you defined by the diagnosis.
Let it also be known, the reason we use a plethora of different practitioners, dentist, psychologist, massage, chiropractic, orthogonal chiropractic, colon therapist, mainstream diagnostic tools, surgery and or radiation in specific situations, antibiotics and antifungals when necessary, homeopathy, supplements, dietary counseling, and other modalities is because patients’ needs change in the journey to health and wellness. Thus we adapt our program and change as the patient’s needs change.
Medicine can be dynamic provided the practitioner treats the person seeking care in his/her entirety. When practitioners blindly follow protocols based on diagnosis and body parts as the totality of medicine, then it fails more often than not. The United States is sicker today than ever, and getting sicker every day. Unfortunately, unless the delivery of medicine is given back to the practitioners, I suggest you start considering that you are living in what others will refer to as the good old days.
The years have taught me that because we are all unique petri dishes, medicine will always be art. What happens in the laboratory is of interest, however does not reflect the human body in that our essence, feeling, thoughts, and experiences (biases) are excluded. Mainstream medicine strives to make the patient – doctor interaction as efficient as a Formula 1® pit stop. It is attempting to make the bonding experience, which so essential for good medicine, into a digital experience.
Perhaps this sums my position best: I am smart enough to know that I am dumb when it comes to knowing all the intricacies of the human being, thus I earn the respect and trust of the patient. Mainstream medicine is dumb in that it believes that they can recreate human experiences in a laboratory setting.