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In the realm of cancer treatment, patients often find themselves facing the daunting triad of chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery. Despite significant advances in early detection and gene-based therapies, these conventional methods can exact a heavy toll on patients without guaranteeing a cure. Dr. Michael Karlfeldt, a leading naturopathic oncologist, challenges this norm in his groundbreaking book, “A Better Way To Treat Cancer.” Drawing on over 30 years of experience, Dr. Karlfeldt presents a holistic, integrative approach to cancer treatment that addresses the root causes of the disease, promising not just recovery, but long-term health and well-being.

Understanding Cancer

Dr. Karlfeldt’s book begins by redefining what cancer is and identifying the many factors that contribute to its development. He emphasizes that cancer is more than just a disease of genes gone awry; it involves a complex interplay of various elements within the body and mind. By understanding these underlying factors, readers can better grasp the comprehensive approach necessary for effective treatment.

Limitations of Conventional Treatments

While acknowledging the role of conventional treatments in debulking tumors, Dr. Karlfeldt points out their limitations in addressing cancer stem cells and circulating tumor cells—the culprits behind metastasis and the majority of cancer-related deaths. He argues that a truly effective cancer treatment must target these rogue cells to prevent recurrence and ensure lasting recovery.

Innovative Diagnostic and Monitoring Tests

The book introduces readers to lesser-known diagnostic tests that can detect cancer in its earliest stages and monitor the progress of treatments more effectively than traditional methods. These tests are crucial for tailoring treatment plans to individual needs and ensuring the best possible outcomes.

Choosing the Right Diet and Nutrients

Dr. Karlfeldt highlights the importance of diet in cancer treatment, recommending specific anti-cancer diets and nutrients that can support the body’s healing process. By choosing the right foods and supplements, patients can enhance their body’s natural defenses against cancer.

The Role of Spiritual Health

A unique aspect of Dr. Karlfeldt’s approach is the emphasis on spiritual health. He believes that a strong spiritual connection is the most important factor in both preventing and recovering from cancer. The book offers techniques and practices for deepening one’s connection with Spirit, which can provide invaluable support during the healing journey.

Healing Emotions and Mindset

Emotional and mental well-being are also critical components of Dr. Karlfeldt’s integrative approach. He provides strategies for healing unresolved emotions and cultivating a positive mindset, both of which are essential for overcoming cancer and maintaining health.

Complementary Therapies

The book details a variety of cutting-edge therapies that can be used alongside conventional treatments or as standalone options. These include photodynamic therapy, laser therapies, IV therapies, oxygen therapies, detoxification therapies, peptide therapy, and the use of repurposed drugs. Each therapy is explained in terms of how it works and its role in the overall treatment plan.

Empowering Patients

“A Better Way To Treat Cancer” is designed to empower patients with the knowledge they need to take control of their treatment. By understanding the disease and the available treatment options, readers can make informed decisions that reduce the side effects of conventional treatments and improve their chances of staying cancer-free.


Dr. Karlfeldt’s book provides a comprehensive, integrative approach to cancer treatment that goes beyond merely addressing symptoms to targeting the root causes of the disease. With a focus on holistic healing and long-term health, “A Better Way To Treat Cancer” offers a powerful alternative to the conventional methods that so often fall short. Whether you are facing a cancer diagnosis or seeking to prevent the disease, this book is an invaluable resource for achieving and maintaining optimal health.

Praise for Dr. Karlfeldt and A Better Way To Treat Cancer
Dr. Karlfeldt’s A Better Way To Treat Cancer is a groundbreaking guide that mirrors my belief in the power of integrative oncology. His extensive experience and insightful exploration of cancer treatment provide not just a comprehensive guide, but a lifeline to those impacted by cancer. This book underscores the importance of a holistic approach to health and patient empowerment. I believe this is essential reading for patients, caregivers, and loved ones.

~ Dr. Paul Anderson, author of Cancer – The Journey from Diagnosis to Empowerment and co-author of Outside the Box Cancer Therapies

Dr. Karlfeldt’s A Better Way To Treat Cancer presents a life-changing endorsement to the healing power of integrative oncology, a truly invaluable tool in the fight against cancer. Dr. Karlfeldt’s decades of experience and unique perspective bring important and fresh insight into the complex landscape of cancer treatment and prevention. If there is just one book you need to read this year it is this one. 

~ Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS, multiple award-winning NY Times Best Selling Author of 35 books

What an informative book! A Better Way To Treat Cancer provides a comprehensive holistic perspective on cancer and how to address it. A must-read  for anyone facing cancer!
~ Dr. Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc, author of The Survival Paradox

As a medical oncologist with a career spanning over four decades, I’ve witnessed the evolution of cancer care and the urgent need for a holistic, patient-centered approach. Dr. Michael Karlfeldt’s A Better Way to Treat Cancer delivers exactly this, presenting a comprehensive guide that is both scientifically rigorous and deeply empathetic. Our collaborative work with cancer patients over the years has revealed the necessity of such an integrative approach, and I am thrilled to see this valuable knowledge compiled in one accessible resource. I applaud Dr. Karlfeldt’s work and wholeheartedly endorse A Better Way to Treat Cancer. It is more than a book—it’s a roadmap to navigating one of life’s most challenging journeys with clarity, empowerment, and hope.~ Stephen J. Iacoboni, MD, Oncologist, Author of The Undying Soul and TELOS

Having collaborated with Dr. Karlfeldt in different capacities, I can attest to his unwavering commitment to patient empowerment and his tireless pursuit of knowledge. His work as a Naturopathic Doctor and the therapies he offers are the lifeline many patients are seeking. A Better Way To Treat Cancer stands as an insightful, scientifically-backed resource for anyone impacted by cancer. It provides a new vision of hope and a roadmap to healing. Dr. Karlfeldt’s work is a testament to his dedication to the cause, and I wholeheartedly endorse this book.
~ Jane McLelland, author of How to Starve Cancer

Dr. Karfeldt has been a leader in integrative cancer care for many years, and A Better Way To Treat Cancer is a comprehensive review of the causes and treatment of cancer. It is an important contribution to the field. This wholistic approach to cancer opens up options that can improve outcomes at all stages and for all types of cancer.
~ Neil McKinney, ND, author of Cancer Unravelled and Naturopathic Oncology – An Encyclopaedic Guide for Patient and Physicians

Dr. Karlfeldt offers his experienced voice to the growing number of practitioners and researchers coming forth urging the need for a more integrative approach in the care of cancer patients globally.  A Better Way To Treat Cancer is a valuable resource for deepening our understanding of the “why” of cancer, while providing actionable ways to prevent it and to support and help someone thrive after a diagnosis.
~ Nasha Winters, ND, FABNO, Executive Director of the Metabolic Terrain Institute of Health