Peaceful Healing, Personalized Oncology, Metastasis Control: Dr. Jim Roach & Ryan Sternagel

In a profound interview, Dr. Roach delves into innovative cancer treatment strategies, championing a peaceful approach and comprehensive care. He advocates for the power of psychological support, the necessity of spiritual well-being, and the integration of personalized nutrition and lifestyle changes. 

Dr. Roach also underscores the critical role of managing stress to combat cancer progression and metastasis. With a focus on individualized care, he discusses the timing of biopsies, the strategic use of supplements, and the potential of fasting alongside chemotherapy. 

His unique perspective on large tumor management, the role of cancer stem cells, and the importance of music therapy offers a multifaceted approach to cancer care. 

Tune in and/or read the summary below for a transformative conversation that rethinks traditional cancer treatments and provides insightful, holistic strategies for those navigating this challenging journey.


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Vital Strategies In Cancer

Importance of Peacefulness and Psychological Support:

  • Dr. Roach underscores peacefulness in cancer treatment, informed by patient experiences and research on stress effects on cancer progression.
  • Spiritual grounding is crucial post-diagnosis to mitigate suicide and heart attack risks.
  • The power of the healer’s positive energy and intention is vital during patient care.
  • Relaxation techniques like Tai Chi and Qi Gong are highlighted for immune function improvement.
  • Stress management is key to reducing tumor proliferation and metastasis.
  • Spiritual connection and openness to transformative experiences, including near-death experiences, are encouraged.

Comprehensive and Personalized Care:

  • Advocates a holistic approach encompassing life vision, spirituality, nutrition, exercise, sleep, and relationships.
  • Reducing negative influences may include changing oncologists if necessary.
  • Initial patient visits entail comprehensive blood work analysis to tailor care plans.
  • Biopsies and estrogen reduction are timed strategically in premenopausal women to prevent metastasis.
  • Cancer diagnosis positions as an opportunity for personal reinvention and growth.
  • A proactive approach in managing side effects and enhancing treatment effectiveness with integrative methods.
  • Monitoring and adjustment of vitamin and supplement levels are personalized.
  • Utilization of P-glycoprotein inhibitors and testing for specific biomarkers like HER2/neu, beta 2 microglobulin, and estrone sulfate.
  • Supplements like systemic enzymes, vitamin D, and turmeric are recommended for immune support.

Nutrition and Dietary Factors in Cancer Care:

  • A vegetarian, diverse, organic, whole foods, non-GMO diet with healthy fats is recommended.
  • Dairy, grains, and red meat are discouraged due to inflammatory properties and cancer correlation.
  • Specific cancer-fighting foods, such as green tea, cruciferous vegetables, onions, garlic, and mushrooms, are encouraged.
  • Emotional healing, including forgiveness, is integral to the care plan.
  • Oxalate consumption moderation is advised, with an emphasis on vitamin B6 for metabolism.
  • Practical fasting tips are offered, considering its benefits when coupled with chemotherapy.

Exercise, Sleep, and Lifestyle:

  • Exercise, ideally vigorous walking for 45 minutes to an hour daily, is critical but warns against excessive inflammatory exercise.
  • Sleep deficiency is linked to increased risks of aggressive cancers; supplements like P5P, melatonin, and inositol can be supportive.
  • Precautions against steroids and EMFs are advised, with recommendations on reducing exposure.

Treatment Protocols and Lab Focus:

  • Dr. Roach uses systemic enzymes for pancreatic cancer and monitors blood parameters to gauge tumor activity.
  • Artemisia and mushrooms are utilized for liver metastases, with an emphasis on controlling inflammation and angiogenesis.
  • Maintaining normal levels of clotting and inflammatory markers, specifically D dimer and fibrinogen, is key to managing metastatic risk.

Tumor and Metastasis Management:

  • The necessity of large tumor removal is questioned, with a preference for debulking to reduce tumor marker diversity.
  • Use of Neogenomics for tumor marker assessment is noted.
  • Private doctor testing costs for specific treatments are mentioned.

Breast Cancer Treatment:

  • Against breast implants post-mastectomy due to inflammation and scarring risks.
  • Double mastectomies noted for increased metastasis risk.
  • Managing estrogen dominance is highlighted for breast cancer treatment.

Cancer Stem Cells and Inflammatory Markers:

  • Over 100 natural nutrients and botanicals, like green tea and turmeric, can target cancer stem cells.
  • Leptin and adiponectin levels are monitored due to their role in inflammation and tumor promotion.
  • Lovenox is mentioned for circulation benefits and anti-tumor properties.

Medication and Supplements:

  • Use of propranolol for managing specific cancer biomarkers.
  • Cautious use of B12, folate, and a multivitamin without copper or iron is advised.
  • Specific products for cancer support and estrogen-related tumors are noted.
  • Proactive approaches, akin to leading a dance or a chess game, are endorsed in cancer treatment.

Relaxation and Music Therapy:

  • The therapeutic effects of music, with a preference for The Beatles, are advocated.

Botanicals and Supplements for Cancer:

  • A selective approach to using botanicals and supplements is discussed, with specific mentions of Ashwagandha’s use in ovarian and endometrial cancers but not in breast cancer.

Circulation and Coagulation Management:

  • Recommendations for managing circulation and coagulation include fish oil, bromelain, and botanicals.
  • Vitamin D intake is advised with vitamin K2 to avoid complications.