About Dr Thomas Lodi
Learn about Dr Thomas Lodi
The consequences of living in accordance with the natural laws that govern biology result in optimal functioning and vitality throughout all stages of life from infancy to advanced old age; and it is only when these laws are violated does the emergence of ‘disease’ appear. Clearly then, by the adoption of a lifestyle that adheres to these fundamental laws of biology, health can not only be restored but maintained for those suffering with cancer.
Having been a student of life, health and nutrition long before attending medical school, the “disease -based” curriculum made no sense to Dr Lodi who already knew “disease” to be a physiological, biochemical and psychological adaptation to a life that failed to satisfy all of the biological and psychosocial requirements necessary for optimal functioning.
The clinical application of this understanding resulted in a “health-based” paradigm rather than the false and mythological approach of “fighting disease”, as if ‘it’ were something external that invaded people and was in need of being destroyed.
Beginning in 2000, Dr Lodi, considered one of the pioneers in integrative oncology, began applying these principles along with the integration of metabolic and immune enhancing therapies to the treatment of cancer.
Since the year 2000, Dr Lodi has founded cancer centers, trained physicians, nurses, colon therapists, and chefs in the United States Thailand, and Malaysia.
- 2000 Founded one of the 1st integrative cancer centers in New York (Natural Horizons)
- 2004 Founded An Oasis of Healing in Arizona, a comprehensive holistic cancer center that is still active and accepting patients.
- Dr Nathan Goodyear, MD, MD(H) esteemed colleague of Dr Lodi has been serving as the medical director at An Oasis of Healing since 2018.
- 2013-2014 Co-founded Verita Life cancer center in Bangkok, Thailand. Dr Lodi trained the physicians, nurses, lymphatic specialists and established protocols.
- 2013-2018 Chief of Integrative Oncology at Absolute Health Regenerative Clinic in Bangkok, Thailand.
- 2018-2019 Co-founded Akesis Life in Bangkok, Thailand.
- 2016-2020 The Life Co Phuket, Thailand, Chief of Integrative Oncology.
- 2019-2021 Spectrum of Life, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Chief of Integrative Oncology
- Dr Lodi is currently establishing a new location in Phuket, which will be open later this year.
- Dr Lodi currently offer online consultation services along with a video series which provides the knowledge and tools that one needs to “stop making cancer”.
Dr Thomas Lodi
Dr. Thomas Lodi has always been something of a brilliant enigma within the oncology community. His take on integrative, alternative and nutritional solutions to treating cancer had been viewed as radical until recently when the medical world awakened to the ancient understanding that health is earned, not purchased.
The rather direct stance he takes regarding the empowerment of his patients with the understanding that their body’s ability to heal is the only true path to health, has not even to this day, been incorporated into mainstream thinking.
Despite all of this, his treatments have revolutionized the integrative side of the oncology industry worldwide and led many patients with cancer to the root of real healing and health restoration.
In 2005, Dr. Lodi founded his practice at An Oasis of Healing in Mesa, Arizona. At the time, few if any other centers provided a true mix of conventional and alternative medicine to help patients actually heal from their cancer. Add to the mix an organic whole foods diet, whole body cleansing, and spiritual healing, Dr. Thomas Lodi pioneered what has now become the definitive route for those unsatisfied with the modern cancer treatment system.
Thomas Lodi, MD, MD(H) has been practicing medicine for 35+ years. Prior to attending medical school, Dr. Lodi practiced as a clinical psychologist during which time he was director of psychological services for a 240-bed in-patient facility in Hawaii
After graduating from the University of Hawaii, School of Medicine in 1985 Dr. Lodi served as a visiting Clinical Fellow at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City where he also underwent training in Internal Medicine. From 1991 to 1996, Dr. Lodi was appointed as Clinical Instructor of Medicine at the University of Hawaii, School of Medicine.
For the first ten years of his medical career, Dr. Thomas Lodi worked in conventional settings as an internal medicine specialist, urgent care physician, and as an intensivist in ICU and CCU departments of various hospitals. Subsequently, Dr. Lodi continued his search for more effective and less toxic therapies by training around the world from Japan to Europe to Mexico and all around the US.
Although he occasionally sees patients with a variety of medical conditions, Dr. Lodi, has narrowed his scope of practice through specific training and extensive experience over the past 12 years to Integrative Oncology (caring for people with cancer).
For the benefit of his patients and in order to remain current in all areas of oncology, Dr. Thomas Lodi maintains memberships in both conventional and alternative medical professional associations.
He is licensed as a Homeopathic Medical Doctor MD(H) in the State of Arizona and is licensed as an Allopathic Medical Doctor (MD) in the state of New York.
Dr Lodi has completed a Fellowship in Integrative Cancer Therapies and a Fellowship in Anti-Aging, Regenerative & Functional Medicine. Dr. Lodi sits on the Scientific Advisory Board for Immunogenic Research Foundation (IMREF), the Medical Advisory Board for Elka Best Foundation, and is an active-allied member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).
Dr. Lodi is also an instructor in Insulin Potentiation Therapy and certified in oxidative and chelation therapies.
Integrative Oncology by Dr Thomas Lodi
This is the path that lead me to become a Philosopher, a Certified Nutrition Specialist and a pioneer in Integrative Oncology and Metabolic Medicine.
When I was very young, my only true interests were the nature of the universe and the human experience. Therefore, by the time I reached 19 years of age, I had dropped out of the university and moved to India, where I was to remain for approximately 2 years until I hitchhiked my way back to the US throughout an entire, glorious year.
Once I was back in the West, I thought that by working in the field of psychology I could continue nurturing my passion for the truth, especially with regards to the human experience.
Ultimately, after working with many people while wearing my “psychology glasses”, I came to realize that I simply did not know enough…I did not understand the physical aspects of existence…physiology and pathology (“disease”), so I went to medical school.
Hence, my journey began with spirit then to mind and then the body.
I worked for about ten years in intensive care, cardiac care, and emergency rooms before I realized that this paradigm does not allow people to heal. So, I left the conventional, allopathic model to study and train in other healing modalities from all around the world until I finally settled down in New York to begin a practice in integrative oncology and metabolic medicine, with the foundation of nutrition and lifestyle.
Integrative Oncology Defined
Integrative oncology is an emerging and powerful field of study and clinical application, whose mission it is to bring together all of the healing modalities and disciplines from around the world and to integrate them into a complex, unified system that is necessary to adequately care for human beings suffering from cancer, or any other deviation from health for that matter.
The paradigm shift that is required to sufficiently care for human beings must view humans, as every other creature; aspects or manifestations of nature.
Furthermore, once it is acknowledged that nature is perfect and operates under the law of necessity, it becomes clear that any process that the body is undergoing in order to maintain its functional integrity, whilst swimming in a “sea of toxins” is absolutely necessary in order to maintain life and function.
And, that the primitive concept of “disease” as being some sort of “entity” that has taken up residence in the body is beyond absurd.
This irrational and superstitious view of illness, which sees “disease” entities possessing humans, has the equally absurd notion that ‘cures’ must be conjured up in the form of magic potions (pharmaceuticals) to eradicate the objectionable and unwelcomed “guest”.
With this new paradigm in mind, it becomes obvious that what we are calling “diseases” are the body’s compensation to an inauspicious and unfavorable environment; hence by modifying the environment (that is lifestyle), the body will no longer need to compensate.
And, indeed this is the essential, underlying principle of healing from any condition of the body, regardless of the name (‘diagnosis’) assigned.
For these reasons, although I have been a student and practitioner of nutrition for 45 years, I became formally trained as a certified nutrition specialist.
By changing the body’s biochemistry through fasting, proper nutrition, colon cleansing, procuring adequate sleep and exercise, as well as prayer and/or meditation, the body no longer needs to compensate. Hence whether it is ‘cancer’ or ‘heart disease’ or ‘diabetes’ or whatever particular process is required to maintain function, the body is now able to stop “producing” or manifesting these conditions.
In order to assist the body in eliminating tumors, the metabolic approach in combination with integrative therapies and modalities is not only kind and gentle, resulting in no harm, but is the only way to successfully eradicate cancer for the long term.
Metabolic Medicine Overcomes The Limitations Of Cancer
Metabolic medicine, therefore requires a thorough understanding of the biochemistry involved in cancer (or whatever “diseases”). This detailed knowledge can then be applied in the clinical setting since the biochemical capabilities and limitations of cancer (or…) can be challenged and overcome without harming healthy cells.
These metabolic challenges involve using natural substances that are either converted into nutrients by healthy cells or are easily managed and eliminated, whereas the cancer cells, now functionally different than healthy cells are lacking in these abilities and hence are overwhelmed and die.
Nature cannot be subdued or bypassed and neither are Her laws negotiable.
If we are to thrive and achieve our potential as the magnificent creatures that we truly are, we must live our lives in accordance with our biological requirements while maintaining the utmost respect and reverence for Nature, our true mother.