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New Book Explores Wide-Reaching Health Benefits of Modified Citrus Pectin

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Renowned health writer documents discovery of modified citrus pectin in her latest book

SANTA ROSA, Calif., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the nation's leading writers on the use of naturopathic medicine has released a new book documenting groundbreaking studies on modified citrus pectin (MCP) and its application for addressing serious health issues like cancer, heart disease, chronic inflammation and fibrosis.

The book, New Twist on Health: Modified Citrus Pectin for Cancer, Heart Disease and More by Karolyn A. Gazella, centers on the integrative medical breakthroughs brought about through the study of MCP. A commonly used nutraceutical ingredient, MCP is a specialized form of citrus pectin that is modified for enhanced absorption and therapeutic benefit. MCP has been the subject of numerous preclinical and clinical studies and is currently being investigated as a treatment for serious medical conditions including congestive heart failure, fibrosis, cancer metastasis, cirrhosis, asthma and more. It has also been clinically proven to gently remove heavy metals and environmental toxins from the body without affecting essential minerals.

"MCP could have a wide range of applications to help patients and medical professionals address some of society's most pressing health challenges, and I am thrilled to release a book detailing this important work," said Gazella. "The discovery and development of MCP is a subject on which every medical practitioner should be informed. This book provides the essential background and insight into the formation of what could potentially be one of the most important integrative medical breakthroughs of the century."

New Twist on Health describes the way in which MCP has been shown to inhibit the inflammatory protein galectin-3, which is associated with cancer progression and metastasis, congestive heart failure, chronic inflammation and fibrosis, as well as a variety of other medical conditions. MCP absorbs into the bloodstream, binding to excess galectin-3 and blocking this "rogue protein" from being expressed. The book specifically analyzes the research behind PectaSol-C©, currently the only clinically proven brand of MCP on the market.

As a cancer survivor herself, Gazella infuses the book with passion and personal experience, as well as outlining a number of additional recommendations for achieving optimal health and wellness.

The book also chronicles the research of Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc, whose work led to the development of MCP as a medical treatment. Dr. Eliaz is an integrative physician specializing in cancer, who has had significant success using MCP in the treatment of his patients. His broad range of first-hand experiences, inspiring patient stories and research-based medical recommendations are presented throughout the book. The book also features a forward by Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO, as well as back-cover endorsements by respected medical professionals and researchers Lise Alschuler, ND, FABNO, and Ralph Moss, PhD.

"This book is an essential read for anybody who is interested in the field of integrative medicine and the use of research-based natural therapies," Gazella said. "It's an exploration into the development of scientifically substantiated complementary medical treatments that are helping to revolutionize the modern approach to common life-threatening illnesses. My hope is that New Twist on Health offers an important glimpse into the future of integrative medical treatment around the world."

Gazella is a widely respected health writer who publishes the Natural Medicine Journal, which provides in-depth peer-reviewed articles for clinical practitioners, professors, researchers, students and anyone else interested in the growing field of natural medicine. She has written and published hundreds of articles and dozens of books on various health-related topics.

To learn more about the book or download a sample preview chapter, visit http://www.newtwistonhealth.com.

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