Issels Integrative Oncology - individualized immunotherapy for over 60 years
January 22, 2015

Ilse Marie Issels, wife of Dr. Joseph IsselsDear Friend,

As research studies from the past decade have shown, there are many ways to fight cancer aside from the traditionally-used treatments. 

Medical fasting, which is carefully assisted and monitored by healthcare professionals, may be one way to boost your body's ability to fight cancer even more.

Although fasting may not be the best option for every cancer patient, it is certainly something that appears to boost immune regeneration as highlighted in the following article based on a medical research study.

Best Regards,
Ilse Marie Issels
Ilse Marie Issels
Wife and Collaborator of Dr. Josef Issels, Our Founder



Can Fasting Boost Your Immune System?

Find out if fasting can boost your immune system.A new study by University of Southern California researchers suggests that a three-day fast may jump-start the body's immune system by triggering the production of new white blood cells. USC scientists believe that medically monitored fasting could help cancer patients, the elderly and others with damaged immune systems regenerate healthy immune systems. If initial results are upheld, the discovery could add a potent tool to the practice of integrative immunotherapy and the non-toxic treatment of cancer.

Regenerating White Blood Cells

Your immune system is your body's natural line of defense against disease and white blood cells form its front lines. In USC patient trials, prolonged fasting forced the breakdown of white blood cells, especially damaged cells, which triggered stem cell regeneration of healthy new white blood cells.

Cancer places serious strain on the immune system. Some cancer treatments, particularly chemotherapy, can seriously damage your immune system, leaving a patient with little natural defense against cancer. If medically monitored fasting is proven to regenerate the immune system, it could be a game-changer in the treatment of cancer.

Supercharging Your Immune System

Integrative immunotherapy has already been shown to improve quality of life both during and after cancer treatment. By tapping the power of your body's immune system and enhancing the ability of immune cells to target cancerous tumors while addressing the tumor's microenvironment (that affects the growth and spread of cancer), integrative immunotherapy helps your own body to defeat cancer without harming surrounding healthy tissue.

By aiding the regeneration of the immune system, it might be possible for fasting therapy to "supercharge" your own immune system's ability to fight cancer.

We invite you to contact one of our patient care specialists today to chat about how the Issels® Integrative Immunotherapy Program for cancer may be the right choice for your health needs. We invite you to phone 1-888-447-7357 or visit us online at