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Dr. Isaac Eliaz, M.D., MS., L.Ac., has been a pioneer in integrative medicine since the early 1980s. He is a respected researcher, innovative product formulator, clinical practitioner, author and lecturer. Dr. Eliaz is widely regarded as the leading expert in the field of Modified Citrus Pectin research and has been using Modified Citrus Pectin in his clinical practice for over 15 years to treat a variety of conditions. Dr. Eliaz integrates his background in Western medicine with extensive knowledge of traditional Chinese, Tibetan, Ayervedic, Homeopathic and complementary medical systems. With over 25 years of clinical experience and research, Dr. Eliaz offers a unique holistic approach to the relationship between health and disease, immune enhancement, detoxification and cancer prevention and treatment. As an innovative formulator of nutraceutical supplements, Dr. Eliaz developed and currently holds the patents for several of his unique botanical formulations which have been scientifically validated through multiple studies. Through collaboration with leading integrative health authorities, major research institutes and government agencies, Dr. Eliaz continually studies, integrates and applies the best health practices from western medicine and complementary/alternative approaches. Dr. Eliaz is Director of Amitabha Medical Clinic and Healing Center in Sebastopol, CA, (707-829-5900) where he and his team of integrative practitioners treat cancer and other chronically ill patients using a wide range of cutting edge and traditional therapies drawn from diverse medical systems. The strategic application of such integrative protocols allows Dr. Eliaz and his team to address issues affecting the whole person in body, mind and spirit, rather than just treating their symptoms. Dr. Eliaz and the practitioners at Amitabha Clinic specialize in cancer prevention and treatment, chronic illnesses, immune support, detoxification, hormone balancing, nutrition optimization, and vital energy enhancement, among others. As an experienced meditation practitioner, Dr. Eliaz offers free monthly meditation classes at Amitabha Clinic and also leads meditation, detoxification and healing retreats for more in-depth guidance on his unique approaches to health and healing. The guiding mission of Dr. Eliaz’ professional life is achieving the synergistic integration of multiple healing modalities from both ancient and modern paradigms into a comprehensive, holistic practice of medicine. This is the heart of his clinical practice, of his research, and of a mission that he communicates with great passion and clarity. For more information about his work, visit

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  • Role of Modified Citrus Pectin in Cancer Treatment Presented at International Oncology Conference


    recently discussed the principles of integrative medicine in oncology and
    shared the latest research on the role of Modified Citrus Pectin (MCP) in the
    treatment of cancer at an international oncology conference in Rhodes, Greece.
    This conference, titled “The 16th World Congress on Advances in Oncology and
    14th International Symposium on Molecular Medicine,” brought together hundreds
    of cancer researchers, oncologists and medical professionals from around the
    world to share the latest information and advancements in the treatment and
    prevention of cancer. The international event was organized by the International
    Journal of Oncology, Oncology Reports, International Journal of Molecular
    and Molecular Medicine Reports, and held in Rodos Palace
    Resort on the island of Rhodes, Greece. The scientific program included
    presentations by scientists and medical doctors on topics in genetics,
    immunology, experimental oncology and brain tumors, among others.

    For this presentation, I drew upon my 25+ years of experience as an integrative
    physician and researcher to discuss the energetic and philosophical principles
    of integrative medicine in oncology and how to apply these principles to cancer
    prevention and treatment. This included the latest body of research on Modified
    Citrus Pectin and novel polybotanical formulas in suppressing the growth and
    proliferation of cancer.

    What is Integrative Medicine?

    Integrative medicine is a patient-driven, unbiased and individualized form of
    medicine that combines both conventional and holistic approaches to treat
    people as a whole, rather than focusing solely on diseases and symptoms. It
    emphasizes a partnership between the patient and the practitioner in the
    healing process, to create individualized programs and promote the body's
    inherent healing response.
    In my presentation, I discussed how integrative medicine
    takes into account the whole person - mind, body and spirit - to integrate both
    conventional and alternative therapies into uniquely tailored health protocols.
    True integrative medicine includes treatments and approaches that are
    synergistically combined for clinical outcome that is greater than the sum of
    its parts. This can include a combination of conventional drugs, exercise, supplements
    and nutrition - but it is also the merging of analytical conceptual thinking
    with a limitless ‘non-conceptual’ open-mindedness where anything is possible. Such
    a balance paves the way to true healing.

    Research on Modified Citrus Pectin and Polybotanicals

    I shared recent research on the role of
    Modified Citrus Pectin
    (MCP) and polybotanicals in the treatment of cancer, and explained specifically
    how MCP directly attacks cancer by binding to galectin-3 molecules (“sticky”
    surface molecules that promote angiogenesis and metastasis) and blocking their
    harmful effects, so cancer cells cannot spread and grow.

    Over the last decade, a large body of peer-reviewed research has revealed that
    many of our most serious health concerns are associated with elevated levels of
    galectin-3 molecules. Modified Citrus Pectin - derived from citrus peels - is
    the only proven natural galectin-3 inhibitor and thus offers a powerful and
    all-natural way to address elevated galectin-3 for cancer, metastasis, and
    other chronic life threatening illnesses.

    How Does MCP Work?

    Food-grade pectin is a complex carbohydrate, a soluble form of fiber, and is
    not digested by humans. However, when citrus pectin is modified to reduce the
    length of the fiber chains and the amount of bulky cross-linking side groups,
    it can be made absorbable. As a result, MCP enters the circulatory system and
    reaches targeted areas of the body. MCP is structurally a poly galacturonic
    acid fiber, made up of glactose subunits, which has been shown to suppress
    cancer growth and metastases in multiple preclinical and clinical studies. In
    prostate cancer patients, MCP has been shown to increase the prostate-specific
    antigen (PSA) doubling time, and has also been shown to increase the quality of
    life in people with advanced stage cancers of multiple types of solid tumors.
    The anticancer effects are attributed to MCP being a natural ligand for
    galectin-3 molecules, inhibiting the over-expressed galectin-3 molecules that
    are present on the surface of cancer cells and circulating in the blood.
    Galectin-3 has been implicated in multiple pathological processes including
    abnormal proliferation, angiogenesis, apoptosis, inflammation and fibrosis.

    I also presented recent research on the successful treatment of highly
    invasive, hormone-dependent and independent
    prostate and breast
    cells using MCP, a novel
    poly-botanical formula for prostate cancer and another formula for breast
    cancer. These combinations significantly further enhanced inhibition of the
    invasive behavior of breast and prostate cancer cells, respectively.
    I concluded my presentation with an explanation of the role
    of the botanical extract Honokiol, and its synergistic effects in combination
    with polybotanicals, chemotherapy agents and MCP for the treatment of cancer.

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