At our Functional Oncology Center in Tijuana, nutrition is our first line of therapeutic defense against a chronic disease such as cancer.
As part of our oncological assessment we create a detailed nutritional history of the patient, formed with the information given by them, their medical history and the information the medical team recorded, all with the purpose of giving a quality nutrition to our patient.
Most cancer patients, don’t see the importance of a healthy diet when it comes to cancer treatment, however it is vital to ensure the best results possible.
In our modern lifestyle, a fast and processed diet is more convenient. In addition, large companies have refining processes for a larger production of food to satisfy the great demand. Our day to day diet is behind the development of multiple chronic degenerative diseases.
However, patients don’t realize the lack of nutrients in their food and the negative effect it has on their overall health. When a body is not getting the sufficient nutrients, a chronic disease such as cancer, grows faster.
Many clinical and scientific studies have shown that modern day diets are lacking quality nutrients such as fiber and are using damaging substances to the human body such as: refined sugars, additives, preservatives, chemicals, colorants, unhealthy saturated fats and corn syrup.
The nutritional needs are undermined by an increase in caloric use for defense, repair or maintenance purposes or all the above. Our Nutrition Care Plan for cancer patients, includes certain foods that increase the caloric intake to keep the body balanced.
Nutrition in Cancer Care
Cancer, is a chronic disease that stars at the body’s cellular level. Many patients ask: how is my daily diet to blame for having cancer? The explanation is simple:
Everyone and everything in this world needs nutrients to grow and be strong, including cancer. When a patient’s body is unhealthy due to bad eating habits, they are creating the perfect ambience for cancer to form. Once the disease is present (tumor), it takes nutrients from the body to grow and be stronger.
Leaving the body without the sufficient nutrients to be healthy and fight the disease. Our body enters a state of emergency because it´s looking for strength (nutrients) to fight but cancer has taken all of them, giving it every chance to grow and multiply.
The adipose tissue and connective tissue are the main sources to meet these needs, resulting in nutritional deficiencies; for example, severe malnutrition and a complete chain-reaction of complications as a product of these shortcomings.
If our patients want to stop the growth and spread of cancer, they need to combine their external environment (food) with their internal environment (the nutrient absorption at the cellular level) to create a balanced nutrition needed to ensure a harmonious system. Creating the perfect scenario for the body to fight.
Cancer Treatments and Nutrition
When it comes to conventional treatments such chemotherapy, their side effects can damage the overall nutrition of the patients such as: lack of appetite, change in the taste of food, nausea and vomiting.
It is here that we must consider those cases where the gastrointestinal system is directly assaulted in terms of its integrity and function, putting at risk the nutritional status of the patient. We are talking about digestive tract, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, head and neck cancers.
At this point, our medical functional team should focus on what type of treatment is the best option for our patient and in addition, focus on nutrition and meeting the needs of the patient’s body to maintain balance. Our specialists will guide you in every moment and answer all of your questions.
Cellular Nutrition FAQs
Your personalized nutritional plan is developed, reviewed and redefined by our specialized medical team with our clinical nutritionist, kitchen staff and functional trained chefs.
They take into consideration your unique needs in the stressful situation you are, the nutritional deficiencies, the nutritive food you desperately need, allergies and personal preference of taste and food appearance.
Our nutritional plan is:
- Chemical and preservatives free.
- Organic fruit and vegetables.
- Hormone free meat.
- Personalized supplements.
- Metal and mercury free fish.
- Hypo allergenic.
- Gluten and diary free to promote immune tolerance.
- Alkaline to optimized the internal environment to fight and overcome cancer.
Supplements are a main part of a healthy diet regimen. We offer a more specialized line of supplements to our patients designed for them. Our medical team takes into consideration your medical history, lab work, specific medical tests, genetics, physical state, lifestyle, age, gender and type of disease.
Your supplements are reviewed and altered with time as our patients heal and their bod finds the balance it needed.
At this moment, due to the high process diet we as a society have, every human should be under a multivitamin, at least. We recommend Vitamin D3 and essential fatty acids such as fish oils.
Yes, it will. Your personalized nutritional plan will trigger the liver detoxification thanks to the number of antioxidants, probiotics, protein and high fiber that you take. Minimizing the toxic load in your body.
Our immune system is our army and is in charge of protecting us from any possible threat external or internal. Our food supply is full of chemicals more now than never, this to create shelf life and to preserve the quality of the product and to avoid contamination, yet is not related to nutrient lifespan. We know now that food can trigger inflammation and create alterations in our digestive processes that could lead to severe dysfunction resulting in disease.
Contrary to the belief that a full-scale hospital with such prestigious reputation will be very expensive, patients that have decided to get our treatments constantly tell us that the one of the main reasons they decided for us over others, is our straight-forward affordable price without any sneaky pricing gimmicks or up sales. Once you receive our treatment quote, that is final, and we won’t try to up sale or pressure you into anything you’re not comfortable with.
The treatment price varies for each patient, mainly because each patient’s needs, and medical circumstances are very different and require different attention. Once our doctors receive your medical information, they will assess your medical needs and if an outpatient plan is an option, this will be presented to you, saving you the costs of an in-hospital stay while still getting the same treatment you would as an in-patient.
To obtain a better understanding of the treatment price for a specific situation, please fill out the inquiry form to provide our case manager and medical doctors the necessary information to evaluate your case and provide a precise estimate with no commitment.
At our Functional Center, our treatment protocol cost can take between 18 days to 25 days, according to each patient´s case. To learn how long will your Functional Oncology Treatment be, please fill out our medical form here.