Cancer Research Presented at Naturopathic Oncology Conference

I recently attended the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physician’s 2012 Convention (OncANP) in Carefree, Arizona, where I presented breakthrough research to over 300 integrative Naturopathic oncologists. My lecture was on Galectin-3 as a new culprit biomarker for cancer and numerous life-threatening diseases. I also shared research on the critical role of Modified Citrus Pectin (MCP) as the foremost Galectin-3 blocker and an important nutritional adjunct for supporting long term health.

OncANP is a naturopathic organization whose members specialize in the treatment of cancer. A major focus of the association is to provide members with advanced training in the rapidly expanding field of naturopathic oncology, in order to improve quality of care and patient outcome.

It’s truly rewarding to share cutting edge research with the medical community, demonstrating Galectin-3′s role as a chronic disease culprit, and Modified Citrus Pectin’s ability to promote health and prevent disease. Modified Citrus Pectin offers a number of remarkable health benefits, which include binding and blocking excess Galectin-3 molecules throughout the body.

Role of Galectin-3 Molecules
Galectin-3 is produced naturally in the body, but new research proves that elevated levels can lead to serious health conditions like heart disease, chronic inflammation, fibrosis, metastatic cancer and organ failure. In cancer, Galectin-3 promotes tumor growth and metastasis by acting as a sticky cell surface protein allowing malignant cells to aggregate, proliferate, attract blood vessel formation and metastasize.

By binding to and blocking excess Galectin-3 molecules, Modified Citrus Pectin disables this rogue protein. In this way, Modified Citrus Pectin prevents Galectin-3 from fueling cancer and wreaking havoc throughout the body on cells, tissues and organs.

A new blood test that measures circulating levels of Galectin-3 as a risk factor in progressive heart failure is now approved by the FDA and covered by most health insurance. This test can also be used by practitioners help to determine risks of damage in other organs, including the liver, lungs, brain, kidneys, and others, as well as risk and progression of metastatic cancer.

MCP for Detoxification and Immunity
New peer-reviewed studies also demonstrate the ability of Modified Citrus Pectin to significantly enhance immune function, particularly cytotoxicity against cancer cells. Published clinical research demonstrates Modified Citrus Pectin also reduces dangerous heavy metals in the body. MCP is proven to remove lead, mercury, arsenic, and cadmium, without lowering levels of essential minerals. (When toxic body burden is elevated, I recommend a gentle, yet highly effective heavy metal detoxification program using Modified Citrus Pectin together with an in-depth phase two detox formula, which includes sulfured botanicals, antioxidants and nutrients to support the deeper removal of toxins from tissues and organs.)

Synergistic Effects of MCP with Poly-Botanical Formulas
Groundbreaking new research also demonstrates that Modified Citrus Pectin works synergistically to inhibit aggressive cancer cell behavior, when combined with two of my advanced poly-botanical formulas: one for breast health and one for prostate health. Both the breast formula and the prostate formula have been previously researched, with multiple published studies demonstrating their abilities to slow cancer growth and metastasis without side effects. This latest in vitro synergistic study has been accepted for publication in the journal, Integrative Cancer Therapies and was shared during my lecture. The findings are extremely promising, showing that MCP in combination with either the breast or prostate formula, significantly further inhibits the metastatic processes of adhesion and migration of breast and prostate cancer cells, in a dose-dependent manner.

Honokiol for Cancer, Antioxidant and Anxiety Support
I also shared research on the powerful botanical compound, Honokiol. A large body of published data shows that Honokiol offers multiple health benefits, predominantly anti-cancer, anti-oxidant, neuroprotective and anti-anxiety effects. Honokiol is extracted from the bark of the Magnolia officinalis tree and is safe to use with conventional cancer therapies. Research demonstrates that Honokiol actually works synergistically with some conventional cancer therapies. It also is also shown to work synergistically with Modified Citrus Pectin for increased anti-cancer support.

The field of integrative cancer care continues to expand with cutting edge research breakthroughs and therapeutic advancements. The groundbreaking data that I shared at the 2012 OncANP event, and during other integrative medical conferences, continues to establish Modified Citrus Pectin as an important adjunct in the prevention and treatment of many serious health conditions, for which current available therapies may be limited at best.

What Is the Present Value of an Annuity Formula and What Are Annuities?

If you already know the concept of Perpetuities, the concept of Annuities is very easy. It’s very similar to Perpetuities, only that the payments are not forever. Instead of forever, these payments come in only for a fixed time period.

Let’s say I gave you a piece of paper or certificate, and it promised that I would pay you $10 per year for exactly 12 years, and then I would stop paying you immediately after that. Is this still a “perpetuity”? It still consists of regular payments of equal amounts, just like a perpetuity, but it is not forever; it has a limited time period. So in this case, it’s not called a perpetuity, but an “annuity.”

So now, just like in the case of a perpetuity, an important question now is… how much are you willing to pay me for that piece of paper? How much are you willing to pay for this “annuity”?

For this, you would use the Present Value of an Annuity Formula. For general managers, there’s no need to know the actual step by step process on calculating this, as it can easily be done by accountants or by free calculators online as well as smartphone apps. However, if you need to learn the process yourself, you can watch tons of free online tutorial videos from many different websites as well as YouTube.

Real-Life Application

Let’s say you are offered to invest your severance pay (or retirement pay, or similar lump sum) of $10,000 with a pension company or investment company, and they promise to pay you $600/year for 30 years. An ordinary person might think it’s a good deal because $600/year x 30 years = $18,000, which will be much more than the original $10,000 investment.

However, using the Present Value of an Annuity Formula, you will find that the “fair value” of this annuity is actually only $9,223 if interest rates are at 5%… and that you are therefore “overpaying” if you pay anything more than $9,223. In other words, if you pay anything more than $9,223, then you’re just as good or even better off putting your money in the bank instead, and earning interest from the bank (or other “risk-free” investment). At $9,223, the rate of return of your investment/pension will be exactly equal to the rate of return of putting your money in the bank. If you pay more than $9,223 for your investment, then your investment’s rate of return will be lower than your return from the bank.

Business Card Printing Remains the Best Way to Present You

Marketing is key to any business today and such an ethos extends to individual employees as much as the organization as a whole. It is for this reason that fundamental details are so important, such as the business card. Printing the right card though, from the right company and in the best way, is not just a question of selecting the cheapest option; particularly to make a great first impression.

Even today, with the use of social networks and cell phones now a part of everyday life, nothing presents professional business persons better than a sharp and crisp business card. Here is how you can ensure your cards work as hard as you do:

The free business card printing option

There are a whole truckload of free business cards available online today and for some people, these are ideal. Students who simply want to have a little fun with their friends and college or high school pals will get many benefits and for those starting out with nothing to their name may be able to get away with these for a while.

For the serious business though, knowing that when your new acquaintance flips your card and can see it is a freebie, it is not going to play too well. It is not all about your numbers, but it certainly is not a sign that the business is being taken seriously. Do that and your contacts will do the same.

A personal business card printing service

Working with a professional print company to design, layout and print your business cards allows you not just to represent yourself professionally, but to own how you come across. We all have our own ideas for how we want to come across, and that is where such a professional service comes into its own.

Right from the start you should be involved in the process, from setting the template and fonts used, to selecting the colors and images, with support and advice where you need it. With dedicated and expert printing company support too, your ideas can be honed and perfected, to deliver your message, your way.

It is all about doing things how you want, whether using online services or heading in store for a face to face. There is a lot to be said for local companies too, particularly when supported by a nationwide chain. This ensures that the training and experience delivers a winning product, but with a personal relationship attached.

Choosing a business card printing company

To allow your business cards to be the best they can be, it is essential certain considerations are taken into account. For example, the company should provide extensive options for your card design and be able to tailor any design to your exact specifications.

They should also use state of the art equipment and materials. This ensures that texts are sharp, images are rich and the entire product crisp, clean and professional. A national chain can provide this, whilst they also stay ahead of market and sector developments to offer only the best services to their customers.

Whether you are in need of some sharp, black and white business cards or full-color glossy designs, selecting the right business card printing company boosts results. Get this right, and your attendance at the next network event or business meeting can end appropriately, giving the best chance of securing new potential customers and contacts for your business.