We all try our best to take care of ourselves. We eat right, we exercise, we try to stay away from toxins and we even go to bed early every once in a while!
Still, sometimes stuff just happens. Stress comes along in the form of money woes, a fight with a loved one or in a myriad of other ways. We binge on junk food during the holidays. We don’t get enough sleep finishing up a project for work. Something happens that taxes our Immune System and makes us susceptible to “foreign invaders.”
People who have problems with their Immune Systems are more likely to get some type of cancer, according to Cancer Research UK. And to make matters worse, cancer cells have ways of “cloaking” themselves, making them invisible to the Immune System.
You can fight back, however.
What is beta Glucan?
Beta Glucan is a grouping of polysaccharides that naturally occurs in the cell walls of cereals, yeasts and fungi. Glucans were first discovered in lichens and barley. Oat Glucan was discovered to lower cholesterol after numerous studies were done in the 1980’s. The most benefit to the Immune System, however, comes in beta Glucan derived from mushrooms and Baker’s yeast (Saccharomyes cerevisae). This ability was known way back in the 1930’s but it wasn’t until thirty years later, in the 1960’s, when the beta Glucan story really began. Since then, there have been hundreds of studies that confirm, hands down, the power of beta Glucan for greatly strengthening the Immune System. It is estimated that between 75% – 80% of all your Immune cells can benefit from the boosting power of beta Glucan.
Here’s how it works:
►Once ingested, beta Glucan is delivered to the Immune cells through what are called Peyer’s Patches in the small intestine. Peyer’s Patches are areas of lymph tissue in the wall of the small intestine that play an important role in the development of immunity. Remember that the majority of your Immune System cells are housed in the gut!
►Immune cells in the small intestine then digest the beta Glucan and transport it to the lymphatic system, where it is utilized thoroughly.
► “Digested” beta Glucan latches on to sites on Immune System cells and it goes to work priming these cells to be “on high alert” for foreign invaders. With the help of beta Glucan, normal Immune System cells become super vigilant at doing their job.
►Also once primed on a cell, macrophages, large cells found in sites of infection, will gobble up and digest foreign invaders at a faster rate!
How beta Glucan Can Help Heal Breast Cancer
Beta Glucan also enhances the production of Immune cells. With more Immune System cells, more unhealthy cells, such as cancer cells, can be rooted out and destroyed. Because of this, beta Glucans may be useful for inhibiting the proliferation of endocrine-resistant Breast Cancer.
In fact, in laboratory studies, beta Glucan decreased Breast Cancer cell growth by 50% by stimulating apoptosis, or cancer cell death.
Most people who want to benefit from the power of beta Glucan take it in supplement form. Not all Glucans are created equally, however, lesser brands contain fillers or even substances that may be considered toxic. I have found one beta Glucan supplement that rises above the rest, however. Every batch of Transfer Point’s Beta 1,3D Glucan is quality-tested twice for potency and purity by 3rd party laboratories who are independent of the company who makes it. In addition, several studies, including those conducted by Cornell and Brown Universities, have shown that Transfer Points Beta Glucans are the most biologically active and produce the strongest Immune response.
If you are following a healthy breast lifestyle, then adding Beta Glucans to your daily protocol may be just the kick-start you need for your Immune System.
Dr. Veronique Desaulniers (“Dr. V”) is a best-selling author and specialist in Chiropractic, Bio-Energetics, Meridian Stress Analysis, Homeopathy and Digital Thermography. After 30 years in active practice, she decided to “retire” and devote her time to sharing her personal, non-toxic Breast Cancer healing journey with others. Her years of experience and research have culminated in “The 7 Essentials™ “, a step-by-step coaching program that unravels the mystery of healing the body. Her website and personal healing journey have touched the lives of thousands of women around the globe. To get your F.R.E.E. 7-day mini e-course and to receive her weekly inspiring articles on the power of Natural Medicine, visit http://breastcancerconqueror.com/.