I2Med Blog

Treating Cachexia

Published on October 17, 2017
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Patients who suffer from cancer, Crohn’s disease, or other chronic conditions may begin to experience an issue known as cachexia, also known as wasting syndrome. This condition is characterized by a severe loss of appetite, weight loss, fatigue, and muscle

Improving Your Treatment Plan with Medicinal Cannabis

Published on September 29, 2017
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There is a misconception that the use of medicinal cannabis on its own can be an effective treatment plan. Although the use of medicinal cannabis has been shown to be beneficial for some, its use is often better suited as

How Cancer Affects the Immune System

Published on September 15, 2017
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In a normal healthy body, the immune system works to identify, attack, and destroy harmful foreign viruses, parasites, bacteria, and cancer cells. In patients diagnosed with cancer, the immune system is severely weakened to the point where it can no

Hyperthermia Can Make Cancer Cells Easier to Detect

Published on August 28, 2017
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It can be difficult for the body’s immune system to detect cancer cells. Toxic substances known as antigens are usually what triggers a response from the immune system, but the antigens in cancer cells can be hidden and often go

The Negative Effects Aging Can Have on the Body

Published on August 10, 2017
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Aging is a natural part of life, but for some people, the effects of aging can be very hard on the body. One of the biggest changes that aging can produce is unbalanced hormone levels. People who suffer from unbalanced

Treating Heavy Metal Poisoning

Published on July 31, 2017
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We are exposed to a number of harmful materials on a daily basis. Some of these materials are encountered in small amounts, so they do not cause any noticeable symptoms at first. Over time, repeated exposure to these materials will

How Hyperthermia Works

Published on July 14, 2017
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At the Institute of Integrative Medicine and Oncology, we strive to give our patients the most effective treatments and therapies that can provide them with the relief and care they need. We also work to find ways to improve the

Providing Your Body with the Nutritional Support It Needs

Published on June 29, 2017
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It can be very difficult to know if you are getting the proper nutrition you need to stay strong and healthy. Many people do not take the time to look over their diets to check if they have all of

Cannabis: What Is CBD?

Published on June 16, 2017
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Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the active cannabinoids found in cannabis. The most well-known cannabinoid in cannabis is THC, the chemical compound that gives cannabis its psychoactive qualities. Unlike THC, CBD does not produce a psychoactive effect, but studies have

What Can Oxidative Therapy Treat?

Published on May 30, 2017
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Oxidative therapy is designed to kill infectious organisms, cancer cells, and cells that have been damaged or are no longer functioning. These cells can create a plethora of health problems and can lead to the development of chronic and life-threatening