I recently presented the critical role of Modified Citrus Pectin (MCP) and Polybotanicals in integrative cancer breakthroughs. My lecture was offered at The Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND) Conference, November 18th-20th, in Ontario, Canada. OAND is a professional association representing more than 60 percent of Ontario’s Naturopathic Doctors. The conference brings together hundreds of Naturopathic physicians, medical professionals and researchers to share the latest advancements in the treatment and prevention of disease. The most important message I shared during the presentation was the value of true integration, mind-body medicine, and the exciting new research on Modified Citrus Pectin and one of its targets, Galectin-3.
Role of Galectin-3 Molecules
I discussed new evidence on the positive effects of Modified Citrus Pectin (derived from the pith of citrus fruit peels) in blocking unhealthy levels of Galectin-3 molecules in the body. Galectin-3 is produced naturally by our bodies, but new research proves that elevated levels in the body can lead to serious health conditions like heart disease, fibrosis and metastatic cancer. MCP is the only natural Galectin-3 blocker available today. By binding to and blocking excess Galectin-3 molecules, Modified Citrus Pectin prevents Galectin-3 from wreaking havoc on our bodies. A new blood test that measures circulating levels of Galectin-3 is approved by the FDA and most health insurance. This test can also help to determine risks of cancer metastasis.
Synergistic Effects of MCP with Poly-Botanical Formulas
Another study presented highlighted MCP’s positive effects against breast and prostate cancer cells, this time using Modified Citrus Pectin in combination with two of my formulas – one for breast cancer and one for prostate cancer. Results show that MCP significantly boosts the anti-cancer actions of both of these formulas. This new research was led by the Cancer Research Laboratory at Indiana University Health.
MCP Activates Powerful Immune Responses
Groundbreaking research also demonstrates the ability of a specific form of Modified Citrus Pectin to greatly enhance immune function. During the presentation, I shared a study that found a specific type of MCP activated B-cells in a dose-dependent manner, and induced a highly significant dose-dependent activation of T-cytotoxic cells and Natural Killer (NK) cells. The NK-cell’s cancer killing activity was demonstrated against live leukemia cancer cells. The study is published in the journal, BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
MCP for Detoxification
Exposure to heavy metals and environmental toxins is common, and a large number of diseases are known to be related to high levels of toxicity. To determine levels of toxicity, a heavy metal body burden analysis is often suggested by doctors. When the toxic burden is high, I recommend a gentle yet highly effective heavy metal detoxification program using Modified Citrus Pectin. MCP is clinically proven to significantly reduce dangerous heavy metals, including lead, mercury, arsenic, and cadmium, without lowering levels of essential minerals.
The new discoveries presented during give Modified Citrus Pectin greater potential in the prevention and treatment of many serious health conditions for which there are currently limited or no treatments available.
By Dr. Isaac Eliaz M.D., L.Ac., M.S.
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