STUDY 3: Non Hodgkins Lymphoma
Detailed Study Description
74,200 people (41,090 males and 33,110 females) will be diagnosed with NHL. This includes both adults and children. About 19,970 people will die from this cancer (11,510 males and 8,460 females). The Agency for Healthcare research and Quality (AHRQ) estimates that the direct medical costs (total of all health care costs) for all types of cancer in the US in 2015 were $80.2 billion. This year, about 609,640 Americans are expected to die of cancer – that’s more than 1,670 people a day. Cancer is the second most common cause of death in the US, exceeded only by heart disease.
The VIDA Center (Santa Teresa, Costa Rica) employs a novel approach of combining several evidence based adjunct therapies in the treatment of cancer. Through the combination of several Diet and Lifestyle Interventions, improved sleep, and psychosocial support strategies, participants are educated and challenged to eliminate behaviors and environmental exposures that are considered high risk, correlative or even likely causative to the development of cancer. Participants receive 12 weeks of high touch health coaching and attend 3 weeks at a wellness center located in Costa Rica. This approach avoids pharmacological treatment and allows for a reproducible methods with achievable ‘at home’ adherence compared to existing non conventional treatments.
The VIDA Center therapeutic system consists of a proprietary program that applies 7 distinctive, yet interconnected Epigenetic therapies (changes that affect gene activity and expression). These non toxic therapies appear to support the human body’s natural ability to manage a variety of diseases including cancer. The 7 therapies incorporate nutrigenomics, microbiomics, lifestyle stress reduction, exercise, social support, and emotional wellbeing. The application of these therapies has been effective in individual patient treatment. For the purposes of this study, the investigators will be using all seven therapies in a small group setting, over a fixed period of time. Participants will measured for a wide variety of health and cancer markers at the beginning and at the end of the 12 week program.
Study Type: Practice Based Observational
Estimated Enrollment: 10 participants
Official Title: Effect of Diet and Lifestyle Interventions on Non Hodgkins Lymphoma
General Inclusion: Recent diagnosis of Non Hodgkins Lymphoma, all ages, all stages, medically stable.
General Exclusion: High degree of difficulty with pain management, medical complications requiring hospital environment, chronic or severe ascites.
Actual Study Start Date: December 1st, 2019
Estimated Primary Completion Date: February 28th, 2019
Estimated Study Completion Date: April 15, 2020
Sanjevani Integrative Medicine Health and Lifestyle Center
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