Is this little girl the beginning of a brave new era of medicine?

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This amazing story broke right at the end of last year.

And it could change medicine for ever…and the way you are treated for serious, life-threatening disease.

Layla Richards was a 14-month old girl, from Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia, a type of cancer of the blood.

Her outlook was bleak.

In fact, survival of this condition is so unlikely most doctors consider treatment pointless.

The same goes for many virulent cancers these days, for young and old. It’s really a case of palliative care. Of preparing for the inevitable.

But all that has changed.

Last year kittle Layla underwent a revolutionary cell treatment.

Scientist took something known “T-cells” from a healthy donor patient and injected them – just once – into Layla.

Now if you don’t know about T-Cells, they are the soldiers of your immune system. They seek out and destroy harmful cells that aren’t functioning properly.

In Layla’s case they did something special.

They helped modify the T-cells in her body so that they would seek out and destroy leukaemia cells.

And it worked. Today Layla is cancer-free.

All they had to do was fix her was change the way her cells worked. It’s known as ‘cell therapy’.

It’s long been something out of science fiction… a dream… but now it’s finally a reality.

This is one of the biggest breakthroughs history of medicine

It’s now possible to ‘switch off’ the genes that cause cancer… and use donor cells to ‘switch on’ genes that fight cancer.

I know I’m a writer for a health newsletter, but I was gob-smacked that the world’s press didn’t make more of this story.

Yes, it was in the Daily Mail, and made a good human interest story, but really that was it.

Since then…. a deafening silence.

It’s a crazy world we live in…

If Kim Kardashian shows her bottom just ONCE the media and public can’t get enough of it. “Kim Kardashian breaks the internet!” they cry, and it goes on for months.

But in my view THIS story should break the internet.

This breakthrough could treat adults and children alike who have leukaemia and other cancers, or cystic fibrosis and other genetic conditions.

And it’s just the beginning.

Imagine a world where you know you have a high risk of breast cancer, so they simply switch off those risky genes before anything happens…
Or where instead of undergoing chemotherapy for cancer, you simply get injected with specially modified genes that will help your body destroy the cancer cells from within.
Or where instead of suffering crippling joint problems like arthritis, they introduce genes that instruct your body to strengthen the ligaments and weak tissues.

What’s more, this cell-therapy approach could end our reliance on drugs like antibiotics, which we are overusing to the point that many bacteria are now resisting them.

Of course, this is still a long way from becoming NHS treatment, so we have to control our excitement. However, It’s important to be aware of these stories.

It’s also a vital reminder that the best way to avoid disease is to strengthen your immune system and fight disease from within.

When it comes down to it, your own body is your best defence. And at this time in the year, those defences are at their weakest.

How a sunlight can help lower your risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease

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 yes, even cancer!

One study published in the journal Anticancer Research has showed that you can lower your risk of getting cancer by 50% by increasing your vitamin D levels.

What was truly shocking to those researcher was that 90% of those studied were deficient in vitamin D,

I know it’s cold and dark in January, but wherever possible try and get outside for a walk in the light. It doesn’t have to be a sunny day. To many people get ill in the winter because of a lack of sunlight.

The walk itself will help your body’s immune system and get that blood flowing around your body, delivering nutrients and oxygen to the place that need it.

Also try and eat more fatty fish like salmon, trout, mackerel, and tuna. These are good source of vitamin D.

Get more calcium into your diet too. Vitamin D and calcium work together like a team, so eat more leafygreen vegetables, brazil nuts and almonds.

Don’t simply run out and buy a tonne of Vitamin D supplements. These can vary in quality, and also the best defence is to get your body to produce the vitamin D you need.

There’s more to tell you about on this topic, so look out for an email from me on Saturday about ways to keep yourself protected from colds, flu and bugs this winter.

In the meantime, I’ll continue to keep track of all the new breakthroughs in cell therapy.

Until then!

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