This week’s interview features Beta Glucan expert AJ Lanigan. Beta Glucan is a natural polysaccharide found in many foods like barley, oats, mushrooms and yeast, and is the most studied immunomodulator on earth with over 140,000 published studies on PubMed and 100 current trials on ClinicalTrials.gov. In layman’s terms, Beta Glucan activates and enhances your immune systems response to invaders like bacteria, viruses and cancerous cells, which is a good thing.
AJ has an extensive background in pharmaceutical and immunology, as well as drug and supplement research. Some of you will recognize him from the Truth About Cancer series. AJ is quite the character. He has a unique way of taking complex scientific concepts, like the inner workings of your immune system, and making them easy to understand. And he does it all with a sweet South Carolina twang. Enjoy!
There’s a new study comparing the effectiveness of curcumin to chemo drug 5-FU, on colorectal cancer cells. The researchers found that one specific type of high-absorption curcumin was able to reduce the spread of cancer cells and potentially increase the effectiveness of chemotherapy in the treatment of advanced colon cancer. They also discovered something disturbing about 5-FU.
I first heard of this flavonoid from one of my heroes, Dr. Russell Blaylock, M.D.
Blaylock is a recently retired board-certified neurosurgeon and one of the rare M.D.’s out there that has also devoted his time to become an expert on natural therapies despite criticism from the medical community at large.
He’s an expert on the specific nutrients within food that strengthen your immune system, help your body fight cancer, and minimize the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation. Alright, enough about Blaylock, the super flavonoid is…