- An amazing breakthrough for cancer and Multiple Sclerosis suffers
- 3 immune system boosters to try at home
Here’s something to make you feel old…
Dolly the Sheep.
She was cloned TWENTY YEARS AGO.
I mean, that’s just crazy. That already felt like were in some freaky science-fiction future.
And yet it’s as old as Brit Pop, sharks in formaldehyde and the first Harry Potter book (the BOOK, not film).
Just to recap on what happened…
Scientists took a cell nucleus and put it into a developing egg that had its cell nucleus removed. They then made that cell divide and implanted it into a surrogate mother.
Out of that came a sheep, born on the 5th July 1996.
No father, no fertilisation… just very clever cell dabbling.
At the time, people were obsessed with the nightmarish future that Dolly was going to bring about.
We’re be cloning ourselves within the decade, creating designer babies… fleeing from armies of terrifying super-models with the same facial expression (actually, that has happened)… bringing the dead back to life and being surrounded by angry Tyrannosaurs on Pacific Islands.
The hysteria sort of fizzled out and cloning never really gripped medical science or became a run-of-the-mill part of everyday life like people feared.
Ordinary folk stopped talking about Dolly and the terrifying collapse of civilisation.
Some might even ask….
“What has Dolly the Sheep ever done for us?”
Well a lot, as it happens.
When they cloned Dolly, scientists realised that you could re-programme cells. That you could use those cells to tell other cells how to behave.
That tiny breakthrough is now something that may one day save your life, or that of a loved one.
For instance, at the end of last year, there was a story which I reported in The People’s Doctor Is this little girl the beginning of a brave new era of medicine?
It was about Layla Richards, a 14-month old girl, who had Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia, a type of cancer of the blood.
Scientists took something known as “T-cells” from a healthy donor patient, modified them, and injected them into Layla. Doing this, they instructed Layla’s immune system to seek out and destroy leukaemia cells – while leaving healthy cells intact.
As a result, Layla became cancer-free.
This process is known as ‘cell therapy’.
I promised at the time I’d keep you up to date with new events but this story is moving so fast now… it makes Dolly look like a dinosaur!
For instance, in May this year there were reports came in of the results of an amazing breakthrough study.
A man with melanoma – (very serious skin cancer) – was given a cell therapy that stimulated his T cells and programmed them to hunt down melanoma cells.
After three years his cancer had gone, and his condition has stayed that way for FIVE years!
Then in June came another reports…
This time about a trial to help multiple sclerosis patients by using a similar approach to the one that saved Layla Richards.
Scientists applied chemotherapy to entirely get rid of the sufferers’ damaged immune systems. Then they “rebooted’ their immune with re-programmed new bone marrow cells.
Some experts said this breakthrough was ‘close to curative.
Patients in the study who could hardly walk suddenly saw a reversal in muscle weakness and vision loss. Some started wearing high heels for the first time in years. Others began driving again and others even went skiing.
I will keep you up to date as these stories come out because they’re fascinating, and it’s important you know what’s happening.
Because while you can’t access all these treatments yet, you deserve to know all the exciting scientific AND natural breakthroughs and remedies out there.
Knowledge is power!
3 instant immune boosters
And if you’re looking for some short-term boosts to your immune system, here are three options.
- Vitamin D. The best way to strengthen your immune system is to boost your vitamin D levels, which are essential for absorbing vitamin C absorption. Studies published in Harvard and Oxford University and other credible research establishments show that vitamin D helps to ward off diseases like diabetes, osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease and even cancer!
How to get it? Simply get a t-shirt on, and shorts if possible, then get outside in the sunshine for 10-20 minutes. Go on walks. Take up a gentle outdoor exercise. That’s the best natural way to do it.
- Argan Oil. For centuries, Morocco people have been using the oil of the nut from the Argan tree as an immune system booster. It can also lower cholesterol, high blood pressure and hypertension
How to get it? Take a look here for all the details of our recommended source.
- Magnesium. This is linked to over 300 metabolic processes, which is why it’s sometimes called the ‘master mineral’. It helps keep your heartbeat steady, improving muscle function, controlling levels of bad cholesterol, reducing pain and giving you more energy.
How to get it? Eat more green leafy vegetables, brown rice, seafood, wholegrain bread, nuts and seeds. Or you can get it from this supplier here.
I hope this gives you some encouragement that science is moving on, giving us solutions that don’t involve simply taking drugs, relying on chemotherapy or invasive techniques.
But there’s still a long way to go!
Until next time, stay healthy.