5 Best Holistic Cancer Recovery Strategies: A Functional Medicine Approach

Written By

Rhea Dali

Expert Reviewed By

Dr. Lauryn Lax, OTD, MS

Dr. Lauryn, OTD, MS is a doctor of occupational therapy, clinical nutritionists and functional medicine expert with 25 years of clinical and personal experience in healing from complex chronic health issues and helping others do the same.

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Navigating the challenging terrain of cancer requires multifaceted holistic cancer recovery strategies that go beyond traditional methods. A functional medicine practitioner, committed to addressing the root causes of illness, employs a holistic perspective to empower individuals on their cancer recovery journey.

Holistic Cancer Recovery Strategies

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Here, we explore a range of holistic cancer recovery strategies, including beliefs, lifestyle changes, therapies, supplements, and practitioner recommendations, that form a comprehensive plan for holistic cancer recovery.

Belief as the Foundation

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Belief plays a pivotal role in cancer recovery. The Biology of Belief, as emphasized by experts, distinguishes those who overcome chronic diseases from those who don’t. Visualizing oneself on the other side of cancer is a powerful mindset that sets the stage for healing. Renowned figures like Tony Robbins delve into this concept in his new book, “LifeForce,” shedding light on cutting-edge therapies for cancer recovery. 

And, on this note, German New Medicine is an amazing tool to use to recover from cancer (more info below and in this 45 minute video).

To reinforce this belief and other holistic cancer recovery strategies, resources like the “Conquering Cancer Summit” provide a wealth of knowledge from experts in the field. Fasting, particularly a 5-7 day supervised water or bone broth fast, can starve cancer cells, triggering cellular autophagy and promoting cell turnover.

Dietary Considerations

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These encapsulates the significance of nourishing the body with real, nutrient-dense food. A diet high in antioxidants from colorful vegetables and berries is crucial. Conversely, avoiding sugar, high-carb diets, and poor-quality meats and oils is equally important, as they can fuel cancer growth.

Specialized diets like the Autoimmune Paleo Diet and Keto Diet have shown promise in supporting holistic cancer recovery strategies. Hydration is key, and choosing high-quality water sources, such as Kangen water or distilled water with minerals, is emphasized for its alkalizing effect on the body. 

Fasting is also a consideration as it starves cancer. A 5 to 7 day supervised water fast and/or bone broth fast may be highly effective. The key here is cellular autophagy (cell turnover). We want to flush out old cells. It can take up to 90 days for cell cycle replenishment, but this kickstarts it, then can move into intermittent fasting regime daily with a low carb, high veggie, moderate quality organic protein and healthy fat diet and 1 to 2 fruits/day. 

Lifestyle Interventions

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Incorporating lifestyle changes is essential for holistic cancer recovery. Therapies like ozone sauna, daily infrared sauna, cold plunge, IV therapies (glutathione, NAD, Vitamin C), peptide therapy, full-body hyperthermia, and hyperbaric oxygen therapy contribute to the overall healing process.

The “Rife” Machine and Ammortal are advanced technologies that some practitioners recommend for holistic cancer recovery strategies. 

Additionally, focusing supplements on mitochondrial support, Humic Fulvic Minerals, and specific supplements like liposomal glutathione, NAC, liposomal curcumin, liposomal resveratrol, high dose vitamin C and melatonin can aid in the recovery process. Bovine Colostrum (Significantly decreases expression of hVEGF-A165 and suppressed the formation of tumor in lung cancer). Ivermectin (an anti-parasitic) has been used as an anti-cancer agent for years. (Why? Cancer and other diseases disrupt the gut terrain and microbes drive health or cancer states). And of course we cannot forget gut support: high dose probiotic therapy with quality formulas like this one and this one; along with prebiotics is a no brainer. 

Selecting the Right Places and Practitioners

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Choosing the right treatment center, practitioners, and holistic cancer recovery strategies is crucial. Facilities like An Oasis of Healing, Envita, Hippocrates Center, Immunity Therapy Center, and Sanoviv offer comprehensive cancer treatment programs.

Educational Resources

Arming oneself with knowledge is a key component of holistic cancer recovery strategies. Here are some of my favorite books, podcasts and videos:





In conclusion, holistic cancer recovery requires a personalized, comprehensive approach that addresses the physical, mental, and emotional aspects of health. By embracing belief, making dietary and lifestyle changes, and seeking guidance from experienced practitioners, individuals can embark on a transformative journey towards healing. Remember, every small step contributes to a holistic and empowered approach to cancer recovery.

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