"I would recommend this product to anyone going through radiation." - A former Healios Patient
(PRWEB) January 08, 2015
Dr. Peter Anderson was recently featured twice, in a Charlotte Observer article in the Health section entitled ‘Charlotte cancer specialist develops low-tech treatment for mouth sores’ and a Winston-Salem Journal article called ‘Cancer specialist's treatment helps patients eat.’ Both highlight the history of Dr. Anderson and his mouth sore minimizing product, a “swish and swallow” mouthwash aimed at reducing chemo-related mouth sores in the mouth and throat to enable cancer patients to eat easier.
Dr. Peter Anderson, a world-renowned pediatric oncologist and former resident of Houston, has made his life’s work helping children with cancer. Dr. Anderson has developed a low cost, effective treatment consisting of a glutamine solution that, when consumed, helps repair the damaged mucosal tissues, reducing pain, and aiding recovery, making it possible for patients to eat normally after chemotherapy and radiation. Healios is a result of over twenty years of Anderson’s work, collaborated with medical professionals and refined using patient trials* to combat mucositis, the mouth and throat sores that many patients develop when undergoing chemotherapy and radiation.
Healios has been shown to reduce mouth sores in patients, allowing them to eat and drink where they were previously unable. It often makes a feeding tube unnecessary by allowing patients to maintain their normal weight through traditional nutrition intake. Dr. Anderson states, “Patients often had to be put on a morphine drip and I thought to myself -- this shouldn’t be part of a package deal--where we tell you, if you are miserable we can give you I.V. fluids and put you on a morphine drip--but don’t worry, it’s temporary.”
A precise mixture of L-glutamine and trehalose, Healios is mixed with water and consumed twice a day. Dr. Anderson continued, “The medical literature made it clear that the naturally occurring amino acid glutamine shuttles nitrogen into damaged cells of the mouth and esophagus, helping them to heal.” Available in orange and grape flavors, patients can use Healios even before the chemotherapy and radiation treatment to combat mouth sores before they begin forming. Patients can find Healios online at http://www.healiosproducts.com. Anderson, who holds the patent, does not benefit financially.
One former Healios patient writes, “I did not have any signs of difficulty swallowing or pain for all 7 weeks [of radiation]. My doctor said I was the only patient she ever had that did not need narcotics for pain. I would recommend this product to anyone going through radiation. As a side note, I had chemotherapy once a week and never became nauseous and never went through the horrors I’ve heard others say they’ve suffered. The only difference in my treatment was that I was taking Healios.”
*A partnership with a world-class cancer hospital in Houston to conduct a double-blind randomized placebo trial.
About Healios Oncology Nutrition
Healios Oncology Nutrition is a collaboration between Dr. Anderson and several world-class oncologists and Labrada Nutrition.