We Are Dedicated to Your Healing Health is our greatest treasure, it must be guarded more preciously than Gold! ~ Thomas Lodi
210 N. Center Street ∙ Suite #102 ∙ Mesa, AZ 85201 PH:480-834-5414 ∙ FAX: 480-834-5418 www.StopMakingCancer.com i n f o @ a n o a s i s o fh e a l i n g . c o m
Cancer is at an All -Time High Over 32,000 people are diagnosed with cancer every day. One out of every 2 men and one out of every 3 women in the United States will develop cancer within their lifetime. Cancer is a complex condition with many factors contributing to its development including:
Processed, Denatured & Genetically Modified Food
Due to the ever-present exposure to these variables, each one of us has a certain number of early-stage cancer cells in our body at any given time. Why do some people get very sick with cancer while others do not? The answer is simple…a healthy immune system. A healthy immune system works to locate and destroy cancerous cells before they can grow out of control. Many of you may have already undergone conventional therapies but may not have had the results you were hoping for, while others of you have only recently been diagnosed and are researching all of your options before embarking upon a definitive course of action. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer, there is hope for healing. Healing is a journey. It takes time for the body to reverse the damage of the illness, cleanse and rebuild. It requires your dedication and commitment. The staff at An Oasis of Healing would like to assist you down the path of your return to health.
OUR F OUNDER T h o m a s L o d i , M D ( H ) , M D , F I C T , D A A R M , C N S Dr Thomas Lodi has been practicing medicine for 25 years. Prior to attending medical school, Dr. Lodi practiced as a clinical psychologist during which time he was director of psychological services for a 240 bed in patient facility in Hawaii. After graduating from the University of Hawaii, School of Medicine in 1985, Dr. Lodi served as a visiting Clinical Fellow at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City where he also underwent training in Internal Medicine. From 1991 to 1996, Dr Lodi was appointed as Clinical Instructor of Medicine at the University of Hawaii, School of Medicine. For the first ten years of his medical career, Dr. Thomas Lodi worked in conventional settings as an internal medicine specialist, urgent care physician, and as an intensivist in ICU and CCU departments of various hospitals. Subsequently, Dr Lodi continued his search for more effective and less toxic theapies by training around the world from Japan to Europe to Mexico. He has narrowed his scope of practice through specific training and extensive experience over the past 12 years to Integrative Oncology (caring for people with cancer). Dr Thomas Lodi maintains memberships in both conventional and alternative medical professional associations in order to remain current in all areas of oncology for the benefit of his patients. He is licensed as a Homeopathic Medical Doctor MD(H) in the state of Arizona and is licensed as an Allopathic Medical Doctor (MD) in the state of New York. Dr. Lodi sits on the Scientific Advisory Board for Immunogenic Research Foundation (IMREF), the Medical Advisory Board for Elka Best Foundation, is an active-allied member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), a Fellow in Integrative Oncology and a Diplomat of Anti-Aging & Regenerative Medicine, an instructor in Insulin Potentiation Therapy, and he is certified in oxidative and chelation therapies.
OUR PHYSICIANS Jonathan Murphy, MD, graduated from West Virginia University (WVU) School of Medicine in 1985 after having attended the US Naval Academy and having graduated from WVU with a Bachelorâ€™s degree in chemistry. In 1989, he completed his residencies in Pediatrics and Internal Medicine at Charleston Area Medical Center, an affiliate of WVU. In 1996, Dr. Murphy passed the Internal Medicine board examination and a year later he passed the Pediatric board examination. Dr Murphy has extensive and varied experience in Emergency Room, Critical Care, Pediatric and Gynecological medicine. After intense independent study and completing the required course work, Dr Murphy passed the board examination for American Holistic Medicine in 2000. His early experiences with allopathic oncology lead him to search for more effective and safer methods for treating and for healing cancer patients. Since then he has concentrated his attention on integrative medicine and integrative oncology. Dr Murphy has reviewed much of the research of German cancer centers and is very knowledgeable regarding their approach to cancer. In 2011, Dr. Murphy relocated to Arizona in order to pursue an integrative oncology practice.
Robert J. Zieve, MD, has practiced holistic & integrative medicine for over 35 years. Dr. Zieve graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine in 1974 and worked as a Board Certified Emergency Physician from 1983-2003. He was president of the Arizona Homeopathic and Integrative Medical Association for two terms, from 1998 to 2000. He has also lectured nationally and taught both physician and college level courses. He was Medical Director of Paracelsus Fox Hollow Clinic near Louisville, Kentucky, the US affiliate of Paracelsus Klinik in ZurichSwitzerland. In 2002, Dr. Zieve trained in Insulin-Potentiation Therapy or IPT and has since utilized IPT in many integrative cancer clinics. Dr. Zieve has expertise and extensive training in homeopathy, anthroposophical medicine, nutritional medicine, neural therapy and detoxification, ozone therapy, Bioenergetic Medicine, herbal medicine and Biological Medicine with Dr Rau from Paracelsus Klinik in Switzerland. His work extends into the effects of psychosocsial stress as a factor in the development of chronic conditions which includes training in Hellinger Family Constellation Therapy and Recall Healing/Total Biology/ German New Medicine. Dr. Zieve is a co-founder of the Center for Healthy Medicine, a non-profit organization seeking transformation of health care in the United States. Dr. Zieveâ€™s work at the An Oasis of Healing in Mesa, AZ brings him full circle back to his roots in integrative medicine, as he began at, at the time the well-known, Beechwold Clinic in Columbus, Ohio.
Our Staff / Your Caregivers Medical Staff
Doctors Jonathan Murphy, MD
Andrea Lambert, Health Educator
Robert Zieve, MD
Colleen Poiani, Chef
Nurses Michele Wallace, RN
Janet Lee, Chef Assistant Jaclyn Gomez, Kitchen Assistant
Karissa Alkafi, RN Courtney Stansberry, RN
Nikki Bravata, RN
Mary Ann Shearer, Colon Hydrotherapy Morgan St. Claire, Colon Hydrotherapy
Peggy Richards, Structural Integration John Bolin, Myofascial Release
Sherri Fuller, New Patient Coordinator
Melissa Kuhns, Lymphatic Drainage
Christen Sterling, After Care
Tonya Basko, Lymphatic Drainage Rae Mackey, LMT, MLDT Dr. Zhen Liu, Acupuncture & Chiropractic
Our Approach / Philosophy Our approach to the treatment and management of cancer can be best understood as a comprehensive approach. We treat cancer patients by combining a number of proven and highly successful modalities including a living food nutrition program, detoxification and cleansing therapies, Insulin Potentiation Therapy, and many complementary IV vitamin and mineral therapies used to boost the immune system. The basic philosophy of our treatment program is to:
Teach patients how to Stop Making Cancer
Selectively Target and Eliminate the Cancer
Rebalance and Enhance the Immune System
Because we recognize that everyone is unique, we personalize every patient’s treatment plan, basing the plan on who you are not your diagnosis. We use a team approach in your care and fully encourage your participation in the decision making process. We continually monitor your progress with Laboratory Testing, MRI imaging, Radiography, and PET & CT Scans. We believe that the relationship between healers and those seeking health is sacred. These relationships define the fundamental “soil” in which health can emerge and blossom. In conventional medical circles, the relationship between doctor and patient involves the patient “handing over” to the physician their “disease” and hence the responsibility for its resolution. This implicit contract is doomed to failure since it is based upon fallacious reasoning and false premises. WE, on the other hand, ask that you step out of the “quagmire of disease” and commit to understanding the journey towards health!
How to Stop Making Cancer It must be understood that in order for health to be restored, whatever factors that were involved in the development of cancer must be eliminated. Stopping cancer growth within the body requires eating nutritionally-dense foods and thorough body cleansing. Malnutrition from nutritionally-void foods leaves the body depleted, unprotected and weak, providing an environment for cancer growth. Optimal nutrition rebuilds the immune system, cleanses the body and supplies nutrients essential for healing and repair. Colon cleansing, infrared sauna, lymphatic drainage massage, juice fasting and other lifestyle changes continue to allow the body to remove toxins that contribute to cancer growth. We offer a full range of nutritional education, hands on instruction and interactive discussion and audio and visual media. Our mission is to impart enough knowledge, and support for you to become completely comfortable and self-sufficient in continuing this healing lifestyle long after you return home, and for the rest of your life.
What Types of Cancer Do We Treat? Dr. Lodi has performed thousands of IPT treatments on hundreds of patients with all types of cancer including, but not limited to, the following:
Colon Breast Pancreatic Prostate Ovarian Lymphoma
What is Insulin Potentiation Therapy (IPT)? Cancer cells have 6-15 times more insulin receptors than normal cells because glucose is their only energy source. Insulin Potentiation Therapy (IPT) uses low doses of insulin to open up the cell receptors or “doorways,” allowing a drug to specifically enter the cancer cells, while leaving the normal cells mostly unaffected. Because of this selectivity, a higher amount of the drug can enter the cancer cell, requiring only 510% of the normal chemotherapy dose to be used. Again, this creates far less toxicity to normal cells, yet builds up lethal drug levels in cancer cells.
What Are Immune Enhancement Therapies? With the proper building blocks and removal of toxic substances, the body has an innate ability to heal itself. A variety of therapies enhance the immune system:
IV Vitamin C
Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation (UBI) & Major Autohemotherapy (Ozone)
Because the body is truly an amazing connection of physical, emotional and spiritual components, we further encourage stress reduction & management, release from emotional trauma(s) and spiritual development as essential elements in healing. Our primary goal is to provide a healing atmosphere that will encourage you along your healing journey.
Expected Outcomes The results using this integrative approach with most patients and most types of cancer, far surpasses what is being achieved in conventional oncology, particularly in those with end stage diagnoses. In some cases, the outcome has been complete remission of the cancer. In others, the patient’s life has been prolonged by months or years. In yet others, the treatment minimized or eliminated the pain and suffering these patients were enduring in their final days and allowed them to spend their final days or weeks living, instead of dying.
What Are the Treatment Programs and Costs? At An Oasis of Healing we offer several approaches to the treatment of cancer. The Comprehensive Program is the most aggressive cancer treatment program incorporating IPT, Vitamin C, Ultraviolet and Ozone therapies with a full range of adjunct therapies including complete participation and education in an optimal healthy lifestyle. The cost for the Comprehensive Program depends on the cost of the medications which are ordered for the IPT based on the specific type of cancer diagnosis. The typical range of cost is between $5,000 - $8,000 per week. The Health Renewal Program will provide you with all the information, tools and support necessary for you to become completely comfortable and self-sufficient in continuing this healing lifestyle long after you return home, and for the rest of your life. The Health Renewal program which includes nutritional and other intravenous therapies is a non-chemo option for cancer patients or for patients with other chronic illness besides cancer. The typical range of cost is between $2,800—$4,800 per week.
Will Insurance Pay for any of the Services? Payment for each week’s treatment is made in advance. In addition, a deposit equal to the cost of one week’s treatment is required with the commencement of treatment. We will provide you with an invoice for each date of service which has all the necessary codes for filing a claim with your insurance company for reimbursement. We are a non-participating provider so any reimbursement made by your insurance company would be done on the basis of out-of-network benefits. Medicare does not pay for any of our services.
How Long and Where Will I Stay? An Oasis of Healing is an out-patient facility yet patients arrive at 8am and are usually at the center engaged in different aspects of their program until 4-5pm. Patients usually receive treatment six days a week. For the comprehensive program usually a 4-6 week commitment is minimum. Although, because of the complexities involved with treating cancer, it may require a longer stay in order to get the cancer into remission. The Health Renewal program requires a minimum of 2-3 weeks depending on the individual’s health condition and desired goals. We will help you find a furnished apartment, condo or suite close to our center. Depending on the season, size and quality of the accommodation preferred, the cost will range from $800 - $1400 per month on average.
What Do I Do Now? If you want to discuss your treatment options or for more information about An Oasis of Healing please call us directly at 480-834-5414 or respond via email to info@AnOasisofHealing.com.
We look forward to walking the Healing path with you...
210 N. Center Street ∙ Suite #102 ∙ Mesa, AZ 85201 PH:480-534-5414 ∙ FAX: 480-534-5418 www.StopMakingCancer.com