The immune system is in charge of recognizing good cells as part of the body’s defense against threats such as infectious microorganisms and malignant cells. Immune response is the process by which the immune system attacks and defends against organisms and substances that attack the body’s systems and cause disease. By boosting immune response we help bodies to fight cancer cells, naturally.
As we know, we all develop cancer cells. Cancer arises as a result of DNA damage produced by the harming action of carcinogenic factors. If this damage is repaired, the injury is of no consequence. If the damage is not repaired, because it is very large, repeated, or because the body’s ability to repair the damaged cells is reduced, the cell is likely to become malignant. The loss of “cell control”, which causes excess cell divisions remains in the DNA of new cells, which also continue to reproduce uncontrollably.
White Blood Cells
Key among the network of cells, tissues, and organs that work together to protect the body are white blood cells, or leukocytes, which function to seek out and destroy disease-causing organisms or substances. These leukocytes are also known are stored throughout the body in the lymph organs; the thymus, spleen, and bone marrow. Leukoctyes are also present in the body’s lymph nodes, as well as circulating through the body’s organs and nodes via lymphatic vessels and blood vessels.
The immune system orchestrates a coordinated ‘monitor-and-response’ process, identifying germs or other irregular substances in the body that might impair cell or system function. Unfortunately we know that the immune system is not always responsive to drugs for healing; for example long-term use of antibiotics to fight infections can actually depress the immune system.
Inflammation and Angiogenesis
A cutting edge new approach to providing immune support
It is well known that vascular microcirculation or multiplication, also known as angiogenesis is directly involved in the growth and tumor extension. Without vascular neo-formation, tumor growth is not possible.
Years ago, angiogenesis was thought to be part of the embryonic tissue. However in recent years, it has emerged that angiogenesis is part of the tissue regeneration process and, more specifically, in the tumor growth process.
It has been found that the inhibition of angiogenesis leads to regression of solid tumors. Therefore it is thought that by inhibiting angiogenesis we can help to prevent the occurrence of microscopic metastases and keep the tumor “dormant”.
The immune-modulatory and anti-inflammatory components of the program are:
• Maitake and Shitake mushrooms, which are used with success in conventional hospitals in Japan for their anti-inflammatory properties.
• Vitamin D. Extensive literature demonstrates its action as a preventive agent and treatment of immunological abnormalities.
• Curcumin/turmeric. Research shows that clinical grade curcumin is a potent blocker of COX-2, an enzyme found in our bodies which can stimulate cancer progression.
• Green tea Extract, which through its polyphenols, counteracts free radical product and chronic inflammation of tissue hypoxia.
• Probiotics. 80 to 85% of our immune system is located in the gastrointestinal tract to the Peyer’s patch tissue known as MALT and GALT. These bacteria have multiple functions including cellular repair of such a system as well as immune modulation.
• Resveratrol, an effective treatment agent for a range of cancers, both at the preventive and treatment stages.
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