The research on Modified Citrus Pectin (MCP) continues to grow, highlighting its powerful benefits against inflammation and the protein galectin-3 -- a culprit in heart disease, cancer, inflammation and fibrosis. In this powerful new study, published in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology: Journal of the American Heart Association, MCP blocked galectin-3 and reduced the inflammation, blood pressure, fibrosis and aortic wall thickness associated with vascular hardening and cardiovascular disease. Furthermore, MCP out-performed the pharmaceutical drug sprironolactone, safely without toxicity. Click here to read more about the study.
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American Chemical Society Highlights Modified Citrus Pectin as Solution to Chronic Disease Marker Galectin-3
Cancer, heart disease, chronic inflammation—these disease conditions plague humanity, causing early death and untold suffering. Slowly, scientists are uncovering their numerous causes including genetic anomalies, environmental toxins, obesity and other factors. However, a rapidly expanding body of research points to a single biological culprit that profoundly affects these and other conditions—the molecule Galectin-3.
What is the healthiest diet? This question is being asked over and over again, and is being answered in a variety of different ways. The truth is there is no single correct answer. One approach that is gaining popularity is the raw food diet, where dieters adhere to a regimen of strictly uncooked food. The raw food diet has proponents and critics, but it’s important to get the facts before adopting 100 percent raw food or any specialized diet over the long term.
Back when we were children, our parents urged us to brush our teeth every day, and for plenty of reasons: cavities, gum disease, early tooth loss. And let’s face it -- teeth that don’t get a regular brushing can be a little off-putting. But it’s only recently we’ve learned that poor dental hygiene can also lead to cancer. This shouldn’t be a total surprise. Inadequate brushing can cause inflammation, which is often associated with cancer. And it’s not the first time that dental issues have been linked to a deadly disease. For example, we’ve known for quite some time that poor oral health can lead to cardiovascular disease. Infectious bacteria flourish in the mouth, migrate to the circulatory system and ultimately damage the heart.
With colder weather starting to roll in and the holidays around the corner, many of us may already be struggling with conflicts about eating carbohydrate-rich comfort foods and sugary holiday treats. The war against refined sugar and its sneaky siblings — simple carbohydrates (such as bread and pasta) — is certainly justified. Of course, we need some carbohydrates for energy, brain function and other processes, but these can be obtained from eating fruits, many vegetables, whole grains and legumes. So while sweet tastes and complex sugars are part of our evolutionary palate, refined sugars and overprocessed simple carbohydrates, such as bread and pasta, are not. In fact, these substances act more like pharmaceutical drugs, triggering a cascade of detrimental reactions on the cellular level and leading to a number of degenerative illnesses. Luckily, there are ways to minimize the damage caused by refined sugar, along with some great alternative sweeteners that allow you to enjoy guilt-free treats without sacrificing the urge for sweetness.
In the darker winter months, cardiovascular health usually doesn’t bask in the same spotlight of attention as immune health. Most people view this chilly time of year as “cold and flu” season and ramp up their immune support while leaving heart health out in the cold. But since United States statistics report that a cardiovascular event (such as a heart attack) occurs every 25 seconds, taking measures to support your circulation and cardiovascular system is critical, especially during winter. The cooler weather and shorter days keep outdoor activities to a minimum, limiting many people to a more sedentary winter lifestyle. Combined with holiday indulgences and cold weather comfort foods, these seasonal realities can lead to weight gain and decreased circulation, resulting in inflammation and oxidative stress. In addition, reduced sunlight exposure makes vitamin D deficiency as well as depression—both proven risk factors for heart conditions—much more prevalent. So what can you do to make sure your heart stays strong and protected?
There’s still no cure for cancer. But new research looks promising. Because of its unique molecular structure, Modified Citrus Pectin, or MCP (of the correct molecular weight and size), can easily enter the bloodstream and work throughout the body to fight cancer and address numerous other serious diseases and health concerns. For example, MCP is a powerful yet gentle natural chelator, proven to bind to and remove harmful heavy metals and environmental toxins from the body without affecting essential minerals, as many chelation therapies do. MCP is also a powerful immune modulator, proven to boost immune cells and strengthen immune function. First, let me explain a little bit about a molecule within the body called Galectin-3 (normally present in small amounts in healthy people). Groundbreaking new studies show that excess galectin-3 molecules have a direct involvement in the process of chronic inflammation and subsequent fibrosis (uncontrolled scar tissue build up). Research shows that elevated levels of galectin-3 molecules in the body promote the growth and spread of cancer. Here’s where MCP comes in: it is the only proven natural galectin-3 “blocker,” proven to bind to and block harmful galectin-3 molecules on the surface of cancer cells. This prevents them from growing, creating new blood supplies to nourish themselves (a process called angiogenesis) and metastasizing.
Doctors are handing out more pharmaceutical drug prescriptions than ever, a practice that has prompted new drug-issuing guidelines and a call for more conservative prescribing. The new guidelines, published in the journal Archives of Internal Medicine, call for physicians to think beyond drugs, treat underlying causes, and focus on prevention instead of reaching for the prescription pad right away. In addition, the recommendations ask doctors to only prescribe one new drug at a time, to monitor the patient closely for harmful side effects and to be generally skeptical of new drugs. "Avoid seduction by elegant molecular pharmacology; beware of selective drug trial reporting," the guidelines warn. In other words, be an old-school doc. We're not saying all pharmaceutical drugs are bad. In fact, many are lifesavers. But doctors could also ease many patient ailments by suggesting natural remedies that have been used for centuries with fewer side effects.
Summer vacations and traveling adventures can do wonders for your heart, mind and spirit, but they can also take a toll on your physical health if you’re not careful. Many travelers understand first-hand the unfortunate risks to digestive health that often “come with the territory,” so to speak.