The Cancer Victor® Protocol

In June of 2020, I heard the words. ” You have Stage IV Melanoma Cancer.” Yes, scary indeed! Furthermore, it had spread to my Stomach, Lungs, and Brain. Although the words were never spoken, I was not given much time to live. I was given Radiation, Immunotherapy and now Chemotherapy.

Fortunately, with my persistence to never give up, I looked to find a more natural approach to treating Cancer. My search led me to Dr. Z. Inspired by his story on how he rebuilt himself, I asked for his help in doing the same for me.

Dr. Z agreed but told me I had to commit 150% and so I did. He immediately became my quarterback and went to work reviewing my medical history building me a personal protocol.I am sure as he studied my background, he thought “this guy has all sorts of problems.” You see in 2018 I had a heart attack; I have sleep apnea and am a borderline diabetic. That said, Dr. Z didn’t waiver and has been there for me every step of the way.

Less than one year later, I have implemented the five steps to the Rebuild program and have made amazing progress. All the tumors are in remission or are gone! The protocol has helped me manage the side effects throughout. I have lost 35lbs, my markers have all vastly improved and my strength has returned!

My Cancer journey is far from over, but I am confident that with Dr. Z as my quarterback and the personalized Rebuild protocol, I will beat Cancer and rebuild myself better than ever!

I thank God daily that I found Dr. Z. as he has saved my life! He is the Tom Brady of Functional Medicine and Nutrition!

Scott A

Revolutionizing The Way You Experience Cancer Care

The Cancer Victor® Protocol was developed to augment and work with chemotherapy and radiation treatments, and provide the oncologists and their patients with the understanding, tools, and support to significantly improve patients’ lives before, during and after treatment.

The Cancer Victor® Protocol greatly enhances their patients’ experiences, including: better tolerance of treatment; better results from treatment; fewer and less onerous side effects; stronger patients during treatment; and faster and stronger rebuilding after treatment.

The Cancer Victor® Protocol is designed for your specific circumstances and needs.

Because your cancer is unique to you, your cancer care should also be specific to you. This is what you receive from the Cancer Victor® Protocol:

A full understanding of what to expect during your treatment—what the chemo drugs do and what side effects you can expect. Knowing what is coming will allow you to prepare and take appropriate actions to alleviate undesired side effects.

Discover which foods to avoid and why, as well as which foods will provide the greatest benefit & protection during treatment. Nutrient-dense foods reduce toxicity and damage caused by chemo, & they can enhance the function of the chemotherapy.

A specific exercise plan, which will help to reduce muscle wasting and fatigue caused by chemo. I will explain what type of exercise will be the most effective to help your immune system fight the cancer, and to reduce fatigue from the anemia caused by cancer drugs

Nutraceuticals (nutritional supplements). Supplementing during your care is extremely important. Supplements should be taken at specific times of your cancer care so they don’t interfere with the chemo. Very specific nutrients have been shown to enhance the function of chemo and make it less toxic.

A weekly review of lab reports to monitor your white blood cell and red blood cell counts. Your protocol may be modified in response to a drop in the white blood cell count. Each person responds differently to treatment, so recommendations are adjusted accordingly.

Open conversation with the other providers on your team to ensure the best outcome, while improving your quality of life during the process. Once your cancer care has finished, rebuilding the internal terrain of the body is crucial to restoring you back to excellent health.

Dr. Z and Joan Lunden at Camp Reveille

Dr. Z reached out to me shortly after my breast cancer diagnosis with an impressively focused proposition to help me power through my cancer treatment. He taught me how to modify my diet – eliminating bread, dairy and sugar – and recommended highly effective yet realistic workout routines.

Week after week my oncologists were impressed with my ability to maintain my “numbers,” indicating that the foods and supplements on Dr. Z’s plan helped to sustain my blood counts. Not only have I remained strong and fit, I have substantially decreased my body fat and weight.

Dr. Z was the guiding light through my cancer care.

Joan Lunden

Former-host of Good Morning America & author of Had I Known

research based

The Cancer Victor® Protocol is 100% research-based, with the nutritional biochemistry and recommendations coming right from peer-reviewed and reputable scientific journals.

The specific lab work recommended to uncover reasons behind the development of your cancer also comes from data found in these same medical journals.

The research is clear—you must take supplements during your cancer care.

The prevailing science states that nutraceuticals (supplements) not only DO NOT interfere with the function of chemotherapy; specific nutrients make chemo more effective and less toxic.

After being diagnosed with stage 4 stomach cancer in January 2019, I started an aggressive and toxic chemotherapy regimen. The hope and goal was to eliminate most of the cancer with the chemo then remove my stomach—a tightening and traumatic experience. At the same time I met with Dr. Zembroski and started his cancer victor protocol.

His plan worked so well, the chemo was very tolerable and in December 2020 I had only a part of my stomach removed. I am still getting chemo with very little side-effects thanks to Dr. Z’s cancer victor protocol.

Jairo A

After I was diagnosed with stage 4 Hodgkin’s lymphoma, my mother and I knew that simply showing up for chemotherapy sessions would not be enough.

Luckily for us, my mother’s close friend had heard of Dr. Zembroski, and she let us borrow his book Rebuild. We went to see him the following week.

Dr. Z explained exactly what would happen, how treatment would go/ feel, and what I needed to do between infusions to boost my immune system and entire body.

Through the use of nutritious food, clinically studied supplements, and exercise, I was able to cut down my treatment time from 12 treatments to 5!

Clean scans ever since and living life to the fullest, thanks to the wisdom and guidance of Dr. Z and functional medicine!

Luis D

Cancer Victors Tell Their Stories

Why Cancer Victor®

“My cancer journey forced me into research to find the reasons behind my disease. I needed to know if it was due to an isolated event or a combination of events. I also wanted to know what about the internal state of my body had allowed the cancer to develop into a life-threatening condition.

Was it the extreme stress I was experiencing? A consequence of a nutrient-absent and inflammatory diet? What role did my poor sleep patterns play? I looked into research to understand the mechanisms behind the development and progression of my disease.

All through my ordeal—the chemo hell, radiation, surgery, and the list of miserable side effects—I never lost sight of victory. 

The specialists in crisis care—the “ologists”—had each done their piece, but they had nothing to offer in my quest to rebuild myself, or to help me prevent a serious health issue from returning.

The research also enabled me to find ways to minimize and reverse the side effects of the chemotherapy, radiation, and major surgery that had left me weak and debilitated.

Using that research, I finally mapped out a path—a personal plan that not only saved my life; it allowed me to rebuild myself to a level of health that exceeded how I was before.

The research-based protocol that got me through my cancer care and allowed me to rebuild myself to excellent health is now available to you.”

Dr. Z 

Cancer Victors share their victories

Dr. Z’s advice helped me through the overwhelming experience of dealing with the ‘big C’.  His guidance and the research-based tools he provided helped me support myself through cancer treatment and allowed me a quicker than expected recovery during the “Rebuild” phase.

I am eternally grateful for his help, support and knowledge. His work is essential to anyone who faces this difficult diagnosis.

Dr. Keri Chiappino

Functional Neurologist, Founder of Healing Boobies

Call Us Before You Begin Chemo

Chemotherapy is extremely toxic. Period. We encourage all people who are starting cancer care to adopt an anti-inflammatory food plan and take resaerch-based nutrients to help reduce drug toxicity. The #1 reason people STOP cancer care is the toxic side-effects. The Cancer Victor® Protocol enables you to complete your cancer care for the most desirable outcome. 

Beyond guiding my nutrition through six-months of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (NHL), Dr. Z explained and educated me in the science behind why I was eating the foods and taking the supplements that he advised.

Dr. Z offers a rare combination of personal experience, being an NHL survivor, the science background to understand the disease and treatments and the nutritional science to support the body’s healing process.

As difficult as it can be both mentally and physically to go through chemotherapy treatments, I was able to maintain healthy blood counts and energy levels and stay positive throughout the process.

On Dr. Z’s watch I was able to treat and rebuild myself back to my pre-cancer form in just three months and feel better than ever.

Brandon H

President, Flying Point Digital

With the use of curative adjuvant chemotherapy regimens, I have noticed that bone marrow suppression, fatigue, and neuropathy now are not only dose limiting, but can result in prolonged toxicities that plague the patient for years into their cancer survivorship. Recently, I have had the experience of caring for a patient 62 years of age that was pursing Dr. Z’s REBUILD regimen of diet, nutraceuticals, and exercise concurrent with her chemotherapy for triple negative breast cancer.

I was impressed with her ability to complete almost all of the prescribed chemotherapy administered weekly over a 12-week period with NO neuropathy and little if any fatigue, and this patient was able to tolerate therapy with ease.

I have become convinced that appropriate attention and adherence to a nutrient-dense diet, minimization of carbohydrates and dairy, and skillful supplementation with appropriate nutraceuticals, are key to maximizing the patient’s ability to complete curative therapy and rebound quickly from curative chemotherapies.

Dr. Tracey Weisberg

Oncologist, The Northern New England Clinical Oncology Society

The numbers

With the low success rate of getting those with cancer to 5-year survival from just standard chemotherapy alone, the need to combine both pharmaceutical treatment with the research-based nutraceuticals has never been more important. 

Recent studies, have provided increasing evidence that cancer treatment is tolerated better—with better patient compliance and a lower rate of treatment discontinuations—when micronutrients, such as selenium, vitamin D, vitamin C and others, are used in conjunction with chemo. Research-based nutraceuticals tailored to your diet, genetics, tumor histology, and treatments will yield better outcome in those using the combination of both pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals.

Your oncologist(s) should have an open mind and dialogue with you about specific dietary modifications and the addition of specific nutrients in combination with your chemo regimen. If they don’t have the will or the want to have an educated discussion with on the concomittant use of drugs and supplements, fire them and get a new oncologist.

  • 44% of people stop cancer care because of toxicity
  • 2.1% of people receiving chemo make it to 5-year survival
  • 26% reduction in mortality for those who took in micronutrients
  • Zero% of studies show antioxidants interfere with chemo

Percent of Cancers are caused by physical inactivity

Percent of People getting chemotherapy get to the 5-year survival mark

percent reduction in fatality for those who took specific micronutrients

Percent of People with cancer have low vitamin D

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