My appointment with Michael Broffman at the Pine Street Clinic took place this afternoon for about two-and-one-half hours.
ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s all about aging. Bladder cancer is a disease in older men (and women). More about this later.
Michael said that I needed about 50 grams protein/day with about 2 quarts of water, a minimum of 1000 calories, and a low carbohydrate intake. Some of the protein can be gotten from rice or whey powders. This amounts to about .78 grams/kilo of protein. In connection with protein, he mentioned the research of Otto Warburg and Brian Peskin. Warburg got a Nobel Prize for demonstrating that oxygen deprived cells develop cancer. I asked about hyperbaric oxygen therapy and he said that it would be good for this reason.
I asked about what other treatments he would recommend and he gave me three ideas. The first is a substance called Gc-MAF. There is a Google video, which explains, Ã¢â‚¬Å“GcMAF triggers our immune response to cancer. Cancer cells deactivate Gc-MAF. Dr. Nobuto Yamamoto has shown that laboratory preparation and injections of GcMAF bypasses the cancer’s deactivation process and allows the macrophages to attack. This procedure has resulted in 100 percent cure rates for 4 to 7 years, the length of the studies to date. There are no side effects.Ã¢â‚¬Â Michael said that you had to inject the Gc-MAF to be effective.
The second product in MichaelÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s bag of tricks is DCA or dichloroacetate. According to the DCA site, DCA Ã¢â‚¬Å“worked to reactivate the apoptosis mechanism of cancer cells, causing rapid shrinkage of tumors in rats. Mitochondrial reactivation represents an entirely new approach to treating cancer.Ã¢â‚¬Â He recommended taking this during BCG treatments plus about 6 months. The dosage of 500mg corresponds to about 1/8 teaspoon and 100g should last me through the whole treatment. Sodium dichloroacetate can be purchased in Canada, but not in the US.
The third product is resveratrol. According to Life Extension, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Findings from published scientific literature indicate that resveratrol may be the most effective plant extract for maintaining optimal health and promoting longevity.Ã¢â‚¬Â IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve know about this for a while and almost ordered it several months ago, but I failed to do so.
Michael recommended several products to try post BCG treatments. These include pomegranate, curcumin and green tea extracts.
The anti-ageing plan begins after BCG with a 24 hour urine test for hormones and their metabolites. The goal is to bring testosterone up to the level of a 35 year old man. There will be herb supplements to support hormone replenishment. Another hormone of interest is aldosterone. A constitutional homeopathic remedy may also be used in this project.
New cancer treatments include HIFU in China. This stands for high intensity focused ultrasound and may now be available in the US.
I spoke about two other conditions that concern me. The first was acid reflux when I have too much food or lots of garlic and onions. Michael told me that the active ingredient in Tagamet, cimetidine is not only good to relive acid indigestion, but it has some immune and cancer fighting qualities. So I guess it is not too bad to rely on this when conditions dictate it.
My sleep problem could be helped by time-release melatonin. He said the blue or red lights donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t upset melatonin metabolism.
Both Mala and I felt really encouraged by this session. It seems like the BCG treatment is just a bump in the road and I should be cancer free when it is complete.