Mistletoe Therapy, Immune Modulation, Pediatric Cancer: Dr. Dagmara Beine & Ryan Sternagel

Dr. Dagmara Beine merges her personal journey into integrative pediatric oncology with a profound mission to transform cancer treatment and survivorship.

She discusses the limitations of Western medicine in addressing the entirety of a cancer patient’s needs, particularly in children, and previews her “Integrative Guide to Pediatric Cancer,” aiming to empower families facing pediatric cancer.

Her clinic, extending globally through virtual consultations, champions complementary treatments alongside conventional medicine, emphasizing the role of personalized nutrition, ozone therapy, and innovative treatments like Helleborus for leukemia. As a pioneer in the field, Dr. Beine also highlights the potential of mistletoe therapy in improving outcomes for pediatric osteosarcoma.

Her insights into gut healing, the emotional facets of cancer treatment, and the necessity of chemotherapy in certain acute cases offer a holistic view of cancer care. With her experience and forthcoming resources, Dr. Beine is a beacon for those navigating the complex terrain of cancer, offering hope and actionable guidance.

Resources Mentioned


Zuza’s Way

Dr. Dagmara Beine’s Professional Background and Mission

  • [00:01:40] Dr. Dagmara Beine shares her personal journey and transition from emergency medicine to integrative pediatric oncology after her daughter Zuza’s cancer diagnosis.
  • [00:02:14] She emphasizes the shortcomings of Western medicine in treating the whole person, leading her to seek additional tools for Zuza’s treatment and survivorship.
  • [00:02:36] Dr. Beine previews an upcoming book, “Integrative Guide to Pediatric Cancer,” set to launch in the fall, which aims to fill the gap in resources for pediatric cancer.

Integrative Pediatric Oncology Practice

  • [00:03:07] With a scarcity of specialists in integrated pediatric oncology, Dr. Beine has become the practitioner she sought seven years ago, drawing on her experiences and learning from mentors.
  • [00:03:57] Her clinic offers both local and virtual consultations, specializing in complementary treatments alongside conventional oncology plans, providing guidance on nutrition and therapy choices for pediatric cancer patients globally.

New Cancer Therapies and Integrative Approaches

  • [00:07:11] Dr. Beine discusses a new therapy, Helleborus, which shows promise in treating acute leukemia and myelodysplastic syndrome.
  • [00:10:17] She shares insights on the efficacy of integrative therapies for adult colon cancer, with new studies indicating comparable outcomes between chemotherapy and lifestyle changes for stage three colon cancer.

Challenges in Integrative Treatment Adoption

  • [00:11:33] There is a discussion on the difficulties families face when considering integrative approaches, particularly when there is disagreement within the family about the treatment path.

Underappreciated Integrative Strategies

  • [00:14:48] Dr. Beine points out two underutilized integrative strategies: fasting during IV chemotherapy or radiation to protect healthy cells, and the importance of gut healing post-conventional treatment to aid recovery and resilience.

Personal and Professional Insights

  • [00:16:36] Dr. Beine candidly shares her perspective on the necessity of chemotherapy in treating acute pediatric leukemia based on her daughter’s experience and her professional observations.

Integrative Approaches to Colon Cancer

  • [00:18:39] Nutrition and detoxification, particularly from environmental toxins like glyphosate, are highlighted as pivotal for colon cancer treatment.
  • [00:19:26] Dr. Beine recommends mistletoe therapy, specifically M. Mali mistletoe, as an effective treatment for colon cancer, mentioning success stories within the community.

Personalized Nutrition for Cancer Patients

  • [00:20:17] Emphasizes a diet free from processed foods and bad oils, rich in vegetables, healthy fats, and potentially low or no grains, tailored to individual patient needs.
  • [00:21:53] Stresses the importance of individualized diet plans based on a patient’s unique situation and genetic makeup.

Ozone Therapy in Cancer Treatment

  • [00:21:54] Ozone therapy is suggested as a beneficial treatment for bladder cancer, with the potential for injections directly into the bladder.
  • [00:25:46] Rectal ozone therapy is also endorsed for gut healing and potentially for rectal cancers.

Mistletoe Therapy for Pediatric Osteosarcoma

  • [00:23:06] A study showing mistletoe therapy’s success in treating relapsed pediatric osteosarcoma is discussed, with a significant survival rate in contrast to chemotherapy alone.

Gut Healing Post-Antibiotics and Chemotherapy

  • [00:28:05] Outlines a gut-healing protocol emphasizing diet, probiotics, digestive enzymes, and repair complexes, tailored over a year before additional gut testing.

Emotional Healing in Cancer Treatment

  • [00:31:49] Discusses the emotional aspects of cancer, recommending nature and laughter for children and various individualized therapeutic approaches for adults, such as prayer, meditation, and potentially psilocybin microdosing.

Improving Neutropenia Levels

  • [00:35:34] Dr. Beine recommends low dose naltrexone (LDN) as an immune modulator for cancer patients, noting its low cost and side effects.
  • [00:36:39] She also endorses mistletoe therapy for its ability to enhance T-cell function and potentially reduce the duration of neutropenia.

LDN and Mistletoe Therapy Administration

  • [00:36:57] For cancer patients, LDN should be pulsed—taken for four days and then discontinued for three days after reaching a maintenance dose.

Desired Treatment Addition: Hyperthermia

  • [00:37:30] Dr. Beine expresses a wish to include hyperthermia treatment in her practice, recognizing its effectiveness but noting the legal and practical limitations in the U.S.

Detoxifying from Glyphosate

  • [00:38:34] Discusses the challenge of detoxing from glyphosate, emphasizing relocation, sauna use, and specific binders like CellCore HMET for detoxification, and quercetin to aid in processing glyphosate due to its water solubility.

Integrative Oncology Resources

  • [00:41:05] She cautions against relying on standard databases for checking interactions between medications and supplements, suggesting instead personal experience, mentor guidance, and naturopathic oncology literature as more reliable resources.

Diet Recommendations for Brain Cancer

  • [00:43:52] Advocates for therapeutic ketosis in brain cancer treatment, differentiating it from nutritional ketosis by its metabolic therapy approach and the need for high levels of ketones.

Use of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

  • [00:45:14] Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is recommended with caution, suggested for use with active disease only if the patient is in ketosis, otherwise for post-treatment healing processes.

Opinion on RGCC Testing

  • [00:46:21] Dr. Beine notes she no longer uses RGCC testing for circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in her practice.

Dr. Dagmara Beine’s Work and Contact Information

  • [00:46:45] Information is given on how to contact Dr. Beine and about her upcoming book and retreat center for cancer patients.