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The Cancer Care Program
 Utilizing the Best of Complimentary Medicine & Treatment

In Canada, 38% of all women and 44% of all men will be diagnosed with Cancer during their lifetime.

Having now surpassed heart disease as the leading cause of death in Canada; Cancer has become an epidemic. There are very few people who do not have someone in their family, or who do not know someone that has been afflicted with cancer.

The Edmonton Journal dated February 3, 2009 stated that the Cross Cancer Institute here in Edmonton will currently be required to treat approximately 6000 NEW patients a year, a number far exceeding their staffing or financial capacity.

The Lymph System

Possibly as a consequence of these sheer numbers, the amount of people seeking alternative care for cancer has grown exponentially! 

Under the direction of Dr. DeNault B.Sc. Pharmacy, ND (Naturopathic Doctor & Pharmacist), the Optimum Wellness Naturopathic Medical Clinic provides a high level of expertise in Naturopathic cancer care. Our program is designed upon evidence-based approaches which utilize the best of complimentary naturopathic medicines and treatments. We also strive to collaborate with our patients other health care professionals to improve healthy outcomes.

The primary goals for patients in our Cancer Care Program include:

  • To support and improve the body's innate immune system
  • To monitor and adjust if needed, the body's alkalinity
  • To inform patients about treatments and products that have been shown to have positive effects on helping the body fight their particular type of cancer
  • To support normal body function and metabolism that may be deficient
  • To support the body and decrease side effects experienced during conventional treatments
  • To ultimately improve the quality of life and a sense of wellness
  • To inform patients about strategies that prevent cancer reoccurrence
  • To inform patients about cancer prevention and maintenance of health and wellness

Information Overload

There is a huge amount of information recently available on the topic of how to fight cancer "naturally". Every magazine seems to have a story on how to naturally treat cancer or several ads on the latest anti-cancer product. Book stores have hundreds of books available and health food stores have twice as many products.

And then of course there is the Internet, the Information Highway . . . which is mind boggling!! Where does one start? Where can you get valuable, trustworthy, up-to-date information? Where can you go in Edmonton to receive testing and advanced natural treatments that help with cancer? The Cancer Care Program at the Optimum Wellness Naturopathic Medical Clinic does just that and more. We inform people about what they can do "naturally" to help their body fight cancer and we offer the latest testing and treatment options.

The Optimum Wellness Naturopathic Medical Clinic informs people and gives them choices.

In general, all practitioners and health care workers are trying their best to help patients with cancer and to ultimately put the cancer in remission. When you are in the trenches with patients who are fighting cancer you will find that any advantage, no matter how small, can bring a ray of sunshine. Here at the Optimum Wellness Naturopathic Medical Clinic we have seen patients throughout the years who were told that they had only weeks to a few months to live, but who are still alive years later.
Live Strong
Dr. Walter Lemmo ND, FABNO, states in the Spring 2010 Health Action Publication that when patients are monitored after deciding to receive combination treatments, he finds that they feel empowered about their decisions, respond better to all their treatments and have fewer side effects than when just one treatment is used. Patients often report that their medical oncologist has told them that they are doing great and to "keep doing whatever they are doing".

Dr. Lemmo also mentions that in the United States, progressive hospitals are incorporating Naturopathic doctors to work as a part of the oncology team. In Canada, integrated cancer facilities are doing the same and leading the way. Naturopathic oncology can safely be incorporated at any stage of a treatment program and can be utilized by those wanting to rebuild health and support recovery.

Dr. A.J. DeNault, B.Sc. Pharmacy, ND - Who is He?

Dr. DeNault graduated from the University of Alberta in 1984 with a B.Sc. Pharmacy and has practiced pharmacy in Alberta and Ontario for over 20 years. In 2000 he graduated from CCNM in Ontario as a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine and proceeded to open the Optimum Wellness Naturopathic Medical Clinic in Edmonton. Since then he has continued widening his scope of practice and knowledge base by taking ongoing advanced accreditation courses and by visiting several clinics in the USA, Germany, Mexico, and Canada.

He belongs to several organizations: OncANP Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians, ACAM American College for Advancement in Medicine, ISCT International Society of Chelation Technicians, IOMA International Oxidative Medicine Association and ISH International Society of Homotoxicology.

This extensive accreditation has allowed him to create wellness programs using natural intravenous solutions and oral products, and by utilizing specialized testing and treatment equipment. His pharmacy background helps in assessing and preventing possible interactions between conventional and natural medicines and treatments that cancer patients may be taking at various stages of treatment.

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