Our Naturopathic doctors also provide support for those seeking prevention of cancer or its recurrence. We offer Hormone, Environmental Toxicity and Heavy Metal testing to aid in addressing modifiable risk factors related to development of cancer. Our clinic also offers Edmonton CTC testing.
Our Naturopaths can support you at any stage of your cancer journey.
We strive to provide Edmonton up-to-date and evidence based alternative cancer therapies based on the most current recommendations.
All treatment is medically supervised by our Naturopathic doctors.
Our office offers Edmonton Integrative Cancer Management: we offer support alongside many common cancer treatments.
About Hyperbaric Oxygen
Our new clinic in central Edmonton has two state of the art, American made, hospital grade Hyperbaric chambers. Dr Muradov has Hyperbaric Oxygen Certification and Hyperbaric Medicine is synergistic with many therapies we offer Edmonton at TruMed including IV Therapy.
Hyperbaric Basics: Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy is the use of oxygen in a chamber under elevated atmospheric pressure, that is, at a pressure higher than the pressure found on the surface of the earth at sea level, which is defined to be 1.0 ATM.
The standard protocol for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) has patients breathe pure oxygen under pressure between 1.5 and 2.5 atmospheres absolute "ATA" (sum of the atmospheric pressure and the gauge pressure in the hyperbaric chamber)
Plasma typically contains only 0.32 % dissolved oxygen. Hyperbaric Chambers dramatically increase the amount of dissolved oxygen in the blood by 10-15x and therefore markedly enhance tissue oxygenatio
Basic Hyperbaric Effects:
Less Edema - Hyperbaric Oxygenation causes blood vessel constriction which reduces edema which is important in injury. But since the oxygen content of the blood is 10-15x normal so the tissues still get dramatically more oxygen.
Increased Collagen Production - Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment dramatically increases Fibroblast proliferation which are the cells that produce collagen.
Improved Immune Activity - Hyperbaric Oxygen allows for the appropriate oxygen tension for optimal Neutrophil activity.
Enhanced Bone Repair - Hyperbaric Chambers enhance osteoclast activity (for bone resorption) and osteoblast activity (for bone building).
Antimicrobial Effects - Hyperbaric Chambers have an inhibitory effect on microorganisms especially anaerobic organisms such as clostridia, staph and strep as well as some fungi as well.
Stem Cell Release -Hyperbaric Chambers seems to mobilize stem cells from the bone marrow and stimulates them to produce growth factors.
Hyperbaric Oxygen is well known as an adjunct to delayed radiation injury in Cancer.
Hyperbaric oxygen & cancer:
Background: Hyperbaric Oxygen has been used with good results in the management of radionecrosis—the term used for radiation-induced tissue death. Delayed radiation injury "Soft Tissue and Bony Necrosis" is a well known UMHS recommendation for the use of Hyperbaric Oxygen with regards to Cancer.
Three separate review studies Feldmeier (2003), Moen (2012) and Daruwalla (2006) found no evidence that Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment affects cancer negatively, rather, in many cases it appears to have inhibitory effects.
Tumor Hypoxia: Neoplastic proliferation induces rapid tumour growth, associated with poor "leaky" blood vessel growth resulting in a condition in which the cancer cells that are located in deeper regions of the tumour are poorly supplied with oxygen.
Cancer cells develop mechanisms that allow them to survive under conditions of oxygen deprivation including shifting of metabolism towards aerobic glycolysis (the Warburg effect) and lactate production. Lactate production has a strong dependency on glucose.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can oxygenate hypoxic tumor regions. "HBOT has been shown to inhibit angiogenesis and tumor growth and increase survival time as a stand-alone or adjuvant therapy to standard care in a variety of cell, animal, and human studies (see Poff 2015)
Metabolic treament of Cancer: Preliminary data suggests synergy between metabolic supports such as ketogenic diets and Hyperbaric Oxygen (see Poff and D’Agostino 2013). As the ketogenic diet, and HBOT target overlapping metabolic pathways which are prominent in metastatic cells, and stimulate oxidative phosphorylation over lactate fermentation.
Metabolically supported chemotherapy "MSCT" includes a ketogenic diet, hyperthermia and Hyperbaric Oxygenation is human evidence that metabolic supports like HBOT and Ketogenic diets can be helpful in cancer care as part of integrative protocols (See Mehmet 2019)
about iv therapy
We know IV Therapy.
We've been providing Edmonton IV Therapy since 2010. We've given Edmontonians thousands of nutritional IV treatments including IV Vitamin C, The Myers Cocktail, IV NAD and more.
IV administration of nutrients can achieve serum concentrations that are simply not obtainable with oral administration.
For instance, with Vitamin C, oral dosing only achieves a maximum serum concentration of less than 0.25 mM as there is a limited absorption capacity of the gastrointestinal tract. Whereas, intravenously administered vitamin C will increase serum levels more than 100x (up to 30 mM)
Similarly, oral administration of magnesium results in only a small increase in serum magnesium concentrations, whereas IV administration can double or triple the serum levels, peak serum concentrations of nutrients with IV administration are also generally higher than after intramuscular "IM" administration, because the former results in more rapid entry of the nutrients into the bloodstream.
With large concentrations achieved through IV Therapy, certain nutrients have been shown to exert pharmacologic effects. For example, intravenous administration of vitamin C produces levels that have a direct antiviral effect and antihistamine effect and in very large doses an anti-cancer effect which we discuss in full detail in our IV Vitamin C section.
After high dose intravenous administration of Vitamin C achieves a large concentration of Vitamin C in the blood, it's distributed to extravascular spaces where it is oxidized and releases an electron (and becomes the ascorbate radical.) Through electron transfer by a metal catalyst and the electron it gives out is transferred to an O2 molecule to make superoxide which combines with two hydrogens to produce hydrogen peroxide.
With regards to Alternative Cancer Treatment, our clinic offers Edmonton use of High Dose Vitamin C, IV Hydrogen Peroxide, IV Alpha Lipoic Acid, IV Curcumin and Mistletoe injections.
IV Vitamin therapy is more effective than oral treatment for correcting intracellular nutrient deficits.
IV administration produces a marked increase in the blood levels of a given nutrient, which allows cells to take up magnesium against a smaller concentration gradient. Which is why our nutritional IV treatments are given rapidly and in an extremely concentrated fashion. Furthermore, treatments are often administered 1-2x weekly to repeated “flood” the cells with nutrients, for cumulative replenishment. Then the interval between treatments is gradually increased, and eventually the injections are no longer necessary.
IV Therapy allows us to aggressively administer natural substances in the context of an Alternative Cancer treatment plan including oral supplement recommendations, exercise and diet changes. Furthermore, we believe Hyperbaric oxygen can be helpful as a therapy as well in select situations.
We're extremely experienced with IV Therapy administration. We've given thousands of IV Therapy treatments at our Edmonton offices since 2010.
- Naturopath Medicine has an excellent safety profile and many of the “side effects” of Naturopathic Medicine are things like more energy, better weight, mood and concentration.
Naturopathic substances can be used as an adjunct or an alternative to conventional medicine especially in the context of Alternative Cancer Care, but this is highly individualized depending on the specific clinical situation.
Many Naturopaths, including two of our TruMed Naturopaths, use IV therapy to successfully administer Natural substances. Despite the invasive nature of IV Therapy, the incidence of adverse effects is extremely low in our experience of thousands of IV Therapy treatments.
Treatments from Naturopaths are highly individualized, and effective treatment for a given condition varies greatly from one patient to another. So the protocols you get from TruMed may be very different from those of other Naturopaths you've visited.
Naturopathic Medicine and Functional medicine overlap considerably, so you'll often see the terms used interchangeably.
How long does it take to see a Naturopath at TruMed?
It usually takes 2-3 weeks to get in for an initial consultation at our Naturopath clinic. But ask to be put on the cancellation list if your schedule is flexible and you'd like to get in sooner.
How long have your Naturopaths been in practice?
Dr Muradov has been practicing as a naturopath in Edmonton since 2010, Dr Sumar has been in practice since 2011 and Dr Deol since 2013.
How often do I have to come back to the clinic?
Often times, after your initial consultation we typically book a follow up at our clinic one month after your initial visit and then another 2-3 months after that. However, many times, our Cancer patients are using IV Therapy with often requires visiting the clinic 1-3x weekly for treatment. Hyperbaric Oxygen can be anywhere from 1-5x weekly.
What do your Naturopaths specialize in/focus on?
All of the naturopaths at our Edmonton office work with hormones, fatigue and digestion primarily. Dr.Muradov has a special interest in Cancer and Multiple Sclerosis at our West Edmonton Clinic.
Our Naturopaths focus on evidence based alternative medicine with emphasis on herbs, vitamins, supplements, dietary changes and IV Therapy.
How much does seeing a Naturopath in Edmonton cost?
Our initial Naturopathic Cancer Consultation is $325. If you don't have Cancer and are looking for a standard Naturopathic visit, those are $245 with all follow ups $195.
IV therapy is often $125-$200 depending on the treatment with cancer IVs usually in the upper tier.
What training do Naturopaths in Edmonton have?
All Edmonton Naturopathic Doctors have at least three years of undergraduate work before they completed a four-year doctoral program (includes around 1,200 hours of clinical experience and about 3,000 hours of classroom training).
Furthermore, Dr. Muradov has training in Advanced Intravenous Therapy, and Naturopathic Oncology and Hormone treatments. Dr. Muradov's licensed restricted activities are IV Therapy, Acupuncture and Hyperbaric Medicine.
Dr. Deol does Naturopathic Fertility and Pediatrics in her Edmonton practice and Dr. Sumar is trained in Electrodermal analysis as part of her Naturopathic training.
Can you access my medical records?
We have full access to any labwork done in Edmonton but please bring your scans, pathology reports and treatment summaries with you to your first visit if you are a cancer patient.
Why do your Naturopaths do IV Therapy?
IV Therapy bypasses the variable absorption and typically slow effect of oral supplements. IV Therapy gets our Naturopaths fast, reproducible and robust clinical results which is of importance in any condition but more so in Cancer.