Integrative Oncology

Integrative Oncology Hawaii

Dr. Gandre truly cares about her patients and wants them to enjoy the best life possible for as long as they can. Getting a cancer diagnosis is scary and can be life-changing. The information out there is vast, confusing and often contradictory. Naturopathic physicians who specialize in or have advanced training in oncology understand the medical treatments offered by standard oncologists and how to collaborate with them. Dr. Gandre is aware of the many alternative treatments and attends conferences to stay up to date on standard, alternative and complementary therapies. Many patients and even oncologists are unaware of the preventative interventions that can reduce the risk of chemotherapy side-effects like cardiotoxicity, peripheral neuropathy and mucositis without reducing efficacy of treatment.

Having a naturopathic physician with advanced training in integrative oncology on your health care team is an invaluable resource for anyone facing a cancer diagnosis. OncANP

Dr. Gandre has had advanced training in Integrative IV therapy for cancer.  Some of the IVs offered include:

High dose vitamin C IVs :  When given in high doses of 50 grams or more, vitamin C IVs can effectively kill cancer cells while not harming healthy cells.  The vitamin C combines with iron to produce hydrogen peroxide that selectively kills cancer cells.  High dose vitamin C IVs have been found to work synergistically with chemotherapy, both potentiating the therapy and reducing harmful side-effects.

Poly MVA IVs : This lipoic acid vitamin-mineral complex provides energy support for normal cells.  Here is a great explanation of Poly MVA :

Hydration, multinutrient and amino acid IVs : to support energy and immune function. 

Salicinium IVs and OraSol : The use of salicinium is a novel immunotherapy treatment for all types of cancer.  Here is an explanation from Perfect Balance on how salicinium works: 


Every normal cell in our body takes in oxygen from our blood to perform its function; this is called respiration or an aerobic process and this process takes place in the mitochondria. Cells take in oxygen and perform their functions by producing a chemical called Adenosine tri-phosphate or ATP for short, which is the vital energy that runs our entire body.

Nobel Laureate Dr. Otto Warburg published in 1926 that by placing normal cells in a vacuum chamber and lowering oxygen content by 35%, normal cells had the ability to continue living without respiration: it is a survival process that every single cell in our body has the ability to do. This is called an anaerobic process meaning without oxygen or respiration.

Every cell in our body has a completely different set of enzymes and a completely different way of living than by respiration which is quiescent until needed. We experience this every time we work or exercise too hard and our oxygen starved muscles become sore. The soreness is caused by the formation of Lactic Acid as some of our cells live anaerobicly while returning to respiration.

Dr. Warburg realized that after a short time in hours, one could add oxygen back and those cells would return to aerobic activity. However, if held in a reduced oxygen state long enough they become committed to being anaerobic cells. If oxygen is depleted long enough, cells lose their RNA and DNA identity and are permanently obligated anaerobic cells reproducing only other anaerobic cells.

This new way of living for the formerly normal aerobic cell is called anaerobiasis and is accomplished by a process of fermentation. These cells now produce only five percent as much ATP or energy as formerly. They now ferment simple sugars—any sugar; it makes no difference to a fermenting cell what type of sugar. It is believed they have the ability to develop 19 times the number of sugar receptors on their surface as normal cells.

If it weren’t for this low-energy phenomenon cancer would grow at the same rate as our normal cells and we would die very quickly. All dedicated or obligated fermenting cells have a universal coenzyme called NAD+ and its function is very simple. Anaerobic or fermenting cells which include malignant cells all have a very acidic outside environment and an alkaline inside environment.

The NAD+ coenzyme travels the inside of the cell attaching itself to a hydrogen atom becoming NADH- and then transferring the hydrogen through the Trans Golgi Network to the outside by way of lactate and into the bloodstream. Taking the hydrogen from inside the cell to the outside, repeating this simple cycle of dismutation over and over again. A lack of hydrogen is alkaline and an abundance is acid.

Medical science says there are 210 different types of cells. This means there are 210 different places – or different tissues – in the human body for anaerobic (malignant or cancerous) cells to grow but the one function of the NAD+ coenzyme is universal to all of those 210 different fermenting cells.

Glycome means sugar. Salicinium is a Glycome; a complexed molecule, the active ingredient being attached to a glycome. The sugar hungry malignant cell sees the glycome passing by in the blood, takes it in and very quickly another enzyme universal only to fermenting cells, beta-Glucosidase splits the sugar from the combined molecule. The NON-glycome material in Salicinium upon being released, attaches to the NAD+ coenzyme and disrupts the fermentation process by stopping dismutation. This is now the crux or turning point in the life of a fermenting cell.

When a person first learns they have cancer their first question usually is: “How did I get it, where did it come from?”

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