Posts Tagged ‘immune booster’

Miriam Kalamian demystifies Keto Diet for Cancer.

Sunday, June 16th, 2019

Miriam Kalamian is a nutrition consultant, educator, author, and speaker with a passion for ketogenic therapies. She earned her Master’s in Education from Smith College and her Master’s in Human Nutrition from Eastern Michigan University. She’s board certified in nutrition by the Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists (CNS). Miriam was inspired by the groundbreaking work of Thomas Seyfried, who introduced her to the ketogenic diet for cancer a few years into her young son’s treatment for a devastating brain tumor. Now, in her book Keto for Cancer, Miriam demystifies the diet for those who want to apply this nutritional strategy as part of a metabolic approach to cancer. More information at: https://www.dietarytherapies.com

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Can Fish Oil Boost the Immune System?

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

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Many of us know the value of the immune system in disease prevention and cure but can fish oil boost the immune system?  Research published in as recent issue of the Journal of Leukocyte Biology concluded that “Fish oil may have immune enhancing properties that could benefit immunocompromised individuals.”  Fish oils rich in DHA and EPA have been thought to help prevent disease by reducing the inflammation, but until now scientists were not sure of its immune enhancing effects. This study helped to clarify this by showing that DHA-rich fish oil enhances B cell activity. a white cell, challenging the notion that fish oil is only immunosuppressive.

In the study there were two groups of mice. One group were fed a control diet and the other was fed a diet supplemented  with DHA-rich fish oil for five weeks. B cells were harvested from several tissues and then stimulated in cultures. Researchers then looked for B cell activation on the cell surface, B cell membrane changes, and B cell cytokine  Findings showed that DHA enriched fish oil enhanced B cell activation and select antibody production that may aid immune responses associated with pathogen clearance, while possibly dampening the totality of the inflammatory response., Researchers concluded “This work confirms similar findings on fish oil and the B cell from our lab, and moves us one step closer to understanding the immune enhancing properties of EPA and DHA.”

Advanced Prostate Cancer Treated Sucessfully with Immune Boosting Drug, Ipilimimab

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

DRAMATIC RESULTS FOR PROSTATE CANCER SURVIVORS WITH EXPERIMENTAL IMMUNE BOOSTING DRUG, IPILIMIMAB

TWO MEN DIAGNOSED WITH ADVANCED AND INOPERABLE PROSTATE CANCER RECOVERED AFTER BEING TREATED WITH AN EXPERIMENTAL ANTIBODY DRUG, IPILIMUMAB THAT BOOSTS THE IMMUNE SYSTEM. . BOTH ARE CANCER FREE AND HAVE RETURNED TO NORMAL LIFE.. THE GOAL OF THE STUDY AT THE MAYO CLINIC IN ROCHESTER, MINNESOTA WAS TO SEE IF THEY COULD IMPROVE UPON CURRENT TREATMENT FOR ADVANCED PROSTATE CANCER AND SUBJECTS IN THE STUDY WERE PEOPLE WHO DID NOT HAVE MANY OPTIONS BECAUSE OF THE ADVANCEMENT OF THE DISEASE. THE TREATMENT PROCESS WAS AS FOLLOWS: 1) PATIENTS RECEIVED TRADITIONAL HORMONAL THERAPY TO REMOVE TESTERONE, WHICH FUELS PROSTATE CANCER. 2) RESEARCHERS INTRODUCED A SINGLE DOSE OF IPILIMUMAB. FOLLOWING HORMONAL TREATMENT BOTH PATIENTS SAW THEIR PSA DROP TO A POINT WHERE THEY WERE ELIGIBLE FOR SURGERY. WHEN THE SURGEONS MADE THEIR INCISION THEY FOUND THE CANCER HAD SHRUNK DRAMATICALLY AND HAD DIFFICULTY FINDING IT. ONE PATIENT ALSO HAD RADIATION THERAPY AFTER THE SURGERY. FURTHER RESEARCH IS PLANNED.
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