Galectin-3: Inflammation Marker

From the Show: Wellness for Life
Summary: Your body produces a protein that helps with healing. But, if it gets out of control, it can lead to inflammation.
Air Date: 5/12/17
Duration: 26:18
Host: Dr. Susanne Bennett
Guest Bio: Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc
Dr. Isaac EliazIsaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc, has been a pioneer in the field of integrative medicine since the early 1980s, with a specific focus on cancer, immune health, detoxification, and mind-body medicine.

He is a respected formulator, clinician, researcher, author and educator.

Dr. Eliaz is directly involved in ongoing research and has published several peer reviewed studies demonstrating the effectiveness of specific integrative therapies and nutraceutical formulations. He is the founder and Medical Director of Amitabha Medical Clinic and Healing Center in Santa Rosa, CA, where they offer individualized treatment and care for cancer, Lyme and other chronic illnesses.
  • Book Title: New Twist on Health featuring Gal-3 and Modified Citrus Pectin
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Galectin-3: Inflammation Marker
Galectin-3 is an essential protein that binds to sugars in order to respond to injuries and commence repair.

But, overproduction of galectin-3 is a biomarker for inflammation and is tied to chronic disease.

A small amount of elevated galectin-3 in the blood can triple your chances of dying from disease within 10 years. It’s important to arrest overproduction, as it drives the inflammatory process.

Internal inflammation or skin redness slowly subsides when addressed quickly. Fibrosis or scarring occurs when the inflammatory process isn’t stopped soon enough. Scar tissue doesn’t function properly.

Diseases can’t be eradicated by the body if scar tissue or galectin-3 prevent the diseased tissue from nutrition, blood flow and proper healing.

Galectin-3 testing is covered by all major insurance. Levels of 12 or 13 and chronic disease indicate a need for a galectin-3 blocker supplement to reduce levels. Citrus pectin supplements can reduce the negative affects galectin-3 can cause.

Listen as Dr. Isaac Eliaz joins Dr. Susanne Bennett share how to limit galectin-3 and reduce inflammation.