Julia’s Inn: Cancer 101: Staying healthy
By Julia Whipkey-Michniewicz, N.D.
Teacher of Naturopathic Medicine
Cancer. Just the name scares you. And if you are like me, you have heard that word.
It is hard to believe that 15 years ago I was told I had cancer, and my oncologist actually told me that if I did not do his treatments of chemical therapy and radiation, I would never see my son graduate. I chose not to do the Western treatments.
Why would I go through years of naturopathic school and not do what I believe in? I have been blessed to see my son Scott graduate with his high school diploma, bachelor’s degree and master’s degree.
In my 15 years of being cancer-free, I have put myself through more education just on auto-immune diseases. There are four types of inhibitors medically used for all types of cancer.* Not every inhibitor will work on all cancers. The supplements I use to treat my cancer and support my immune system work with all inhibitors.
VEGFR treats: angiogenesis, proliferation, lymphomagenesis, metastasis
PDGFR treats: proliferation, tumor vascular maturation
EDFR treats: angiogenesis, apoptosis, mitogenesis, cellular motility
FGFR treats: angiogenesis, proliferation, mitogenesis, cellular motility, metastasis
Since I did not do the chemical therapy, I chose to take a supplement that works on all types of inhibitors. I chose a supplement that targeted and inhibits angiogenesis, invasion, metastasis, proliferation and inhibition of apoptosis. The supplement that I take inhibits new blood vessel formation by cutting off nutrient and blood supply to the tumor. Every year when I do my thermography, they come back showing that my estrogen is being pulled out. Every year, my tumor markers are fantastic.
In 2012, my tumor markers were as follow:
CA 125 7.2 (<34.0)
CA 27 .29 16.4 (<38.6)
Carcinoembryonic Antigen i 1.2 (<4.7)
In 2013, my tumor markers were as follow:
CA 125 5.6
CA 27.29 7.8
Carcinoembryonic Antigen I 0.8
Again, every year my, numbers just keep getting better with my supplements that I take for my cancer. I am so glad I have been able to further my education with the knowledge of supplements to treat my cancer and help people with auto-immune issues.
* Dr. Chi, M.D., Chi Enterprises, Inc.
** Dr. Chi, M.D., Chi Enterprises, Inc.
Julia Michniewicz is a naturopathic practitioner who is celebrating her 15th year cancer-free by not doing the chemical therapy and radiation. You may reach her in her Rockford office at (815) 962-3326.
From the July 9-15, 2014, issue