Illness is an opportunity to change. When we analyze “the problem” we are able to suspend fear and identify possible solutions. The task becomes one of strategizing an order of priorities and synergy of intervention that will create a path to long-term wellness.

We live in an infinite miracle of creation. Our bodies are a reflection of the universe as a whole. Each organ system is like a planet and the coordinated activity of the body in the electro/biochemical sense reflects the essential order of the cosmos itself. Each of us a spiritual entity dwelling in a delicate yet powerful physical form. Thus the body in its proper functioning, reflects the necessary components that the universe requires for harmony, synergy and sustainability.

How then can we approach illness? Historically we study the body for its normal physiologic function, then we examine dysfunction or pathology and categorize it as disease entities. “Disease” is the classic way to look at health problems. I would submit that disease is really just imbalance. When the body experiences various stressors it tries to compensate for a problem it may be struggling to solve. However in this attempt at “solution,” it may compensate and create yet another area of imbalance. Thus, true medical problem solving requires identifying and prioritizing treatment of both underlying causes as well as the acute problem at hand. In other words – treat the whole body in order to treat the root causes and the manifesting problem, and ultimately and ideally, then balance the entire set of systems.

In the universe there is a constant natural tension between forces of opposite energies. Our bodies are made to conduct both cellular warfare and defense as well as “peace time” regrowth and repair. One of the most important observations is to acknowledge the power in the biochemistry of thought. Fear and worry triggers the metabolic pathways of warfare and defense. Trust and hope brings the body back into regrowth and repair. The body needs to have both functions. Even so, the pathways are mutually exclusive. For this reason we always encourage patients to utilize positive thought and emotion as a healing modality.

The primary work is in changing people’s energy pathways, which commences when we dispel fear by recognizing that there is potential for a positive outcome.

This act is commonly characterized as “submit to the illness.” In reality this is an “opportunity” to reframe our thinking not only as to the causes of said “disease”, but also to rethink our own lives and purpose in the universe. 

This is the number one question for which people seek answers. Our bodies are a universe of miraculous divine intervention. How then can this entity develop such a dire life threatening problem? The immune system is designed to identify, tag, and eliminate cells that are your cells but are “sick”.

In the normal cell cycle/life span, cells live from 5-120 days. In the normal course of cell division we can make sick or abnormal cells at any time, in an ideal scenario, the immune system is identifying these cells and killing them. However, in cancer, these abnormal cells stop communicating with surrounding cells and start to divide out of turn. They develop a coating called “nagalese” that obscures their abnormal surface markers from the immune system, thereby impairing surface recognition. Since the immune system only works on surface recognition, it cannot do its job, and the abnormal cells can divide rapidly and escape the normal cell life cycle. So the biochemical environment must have a constellation of predisposing factors to allow for this to happen, such as fungus, parasites, or candida.

The body is made to identify and kill cancer cells so in order to “get cancer” the system has to malfunction. There is a timeline of schematic representation of the development of cancer and it is estimated that it takes approximately ten years to develop a tumor 1 cm in diameter. In the “early stages” of development, the situation is reversible.

As fearsome as cancer may seem, it has important metabolic vulnerabilities that can be taken advantage of for successful treatment.

First and foremost, cancer cells make energy anaerobically and as such, can only use glucose as the energy making substrate. This is why people are always instructed to eliminate sugar or carbs from their diet as part of their treatment. Cancer cells do not metabolize fat because that requires oxidative metabolism, which can only be conducted by mitochondria. In cancer, mitochondria get sick or die, and the cancer cells are dedicated to anaerobic metabolism. This makes them, “sugar hungry”, and they become avid in the uptake of any molecule that contains glucose. Otto Warburg, the Nobel prize winning German biochemist discovered this fact. He also noted that bacteria, viruses, fungi, candida, and parasite infected cells also are anaerobic.

Thus, many alternative cancer treatments take advantage of this principle. Some treatments are based on anti-oxidant and pro-oxidant action such as peroxide and high dose Vitamin C.

So in cancer treatments there are substances that are glucose mimics, which contain glucose plus other entities. These molecules are readily taken up by cancer cells but once the glucose is released inside the cell, the remaining portion of the molecule is poisonous to the cancer cell and its energy metabolism and will cause the cell to starve and or pop and die (apoptosis).  

The second thing that has been established, is that cancer cells are iron avid. They require 400 times the amount of iron needed as a co-factor in DNA replication. Since cancer cells do not obey the normal laws of cell cycling, they divide “out of turn” orders of magnitude faster than a normal cell, which requires iron in very high amounts. There are compounds that have been developed that mimic iron in the metabolism which can be introduced by mouth or IV. These compounds are freely taken up by the cancer cells because they look like iron, but once inside the cell, they are not iron, and they do not function as a cofactor for DNA replication, and in fact, poison the activity of ribosomes that are responsible for the production of proteins and so once the ribosomes are poisoned the cell cannot function and the cells will die.

Dr.V assumes that each individual’s case is unique,  requiring evaluation of all aspects of the patient’s current condition, prior medical/psychological history and surgical along with any other contributing factors/illnesses present.

The underlying assumption in the case of cancer is that cell type and stage at the time of diagnosis is important, yet often does not represent the full situation. We must carefully identify and address both tumor burden as well as microscopic metabolic imbalances that may be predisposing a patient to treatment resistance and recurrence. Thus, the more comprehensive we identify and treat surreptitious underlying infections (viruses, bacteria, parasites, fungi and candida), the better the patient’s outcome.

Regardless of cell type and stage, all cancer patients are evaluated for CTC and CSC (circulating cancer cells and circulating stem cells). These cells are unique in that they are relatively immortal (they can live 20 plus years in the body) and are mobile, meaning CTC and CSC can be shed by the primary tumor and travel in the bloodstream to be deposited in distant sites such as bone, liver, and lung. Thus if they are left untreated, they represent the potential and basis for developing metastases. If we do not characterize, count and treat them even the best of primary tumor removal will fail.

Consequently, when conventional oncologists and surgeons state, “we got it all” or “margins are clear” or that you are “cured” after a cancer removing operation or chemotherapy treatment they are unknowingly making untrue assertions.  Without characterizing and treating CTC /CSC and without identifying and treating underlying predisposing biochemical environmental factors, and without boosting the immune system, treatments inevitably do not make the patient cancer free.

The difficulty is that CTC/CSC represent a microscopic problem that cannot be detected by simple imaging or routine blood tests. Even in the case of a tumor less than one centimeter in size, after the tumor volume is between 1.1 and 2.7 millimeters, it has already released more or less than 1 billion CTC/CSC into the body. For this reason, Dr.V utilizes an international immunology lab to perform “liquid biopsies” on each individual’s blood to detect and characterize these unique cancer cells and ultimately identify what treatment modalities the cancer cells are susceptible to, as well as what will not work to kill them.

Dr. Von Schaefer utilizes a wide variety of Treatment Modalities tailored to the needs of each individual:

  • Immune boosting IVs (Vitamin C, Meyer’s cocktail, trace minerals)
  • IV Mistletoe
  • IV Salicinium
  • Endolaser IV and topical
  • Assisted lymphatic treatments
  • Hyperthermia, regional
  • Ozone
  • Peptide treatments
  • New vaccines for cancer viruses and Lyme disease
  • Low-dose chemotherapy and many more options
  • Stem Cell Treatments

Dr. Von Schaefer has extensive experience in treating all stages of the following cancer types:

  • Breast
  • Brain (Glioblastoma Multiforme & Astrocytoma)
  • Prostate
  • Head and Neck
  • Ovarian
  • Endometrial
  • Cervical & Vaginal
  • Rectal
  • Colon
  • Bladder
  • Gastric
  • Pancreas
  • Sarcoma
  • Melanoma
  • Lymphoma/Hodgkin’s & Non-Hodgkin’s
  • Leukemia (all cell types)
  • Lung

And all types of metastatic cancer (eg. stage IV)