Melanoma isn’t always a death sentence. But it CAN be.
It’s the deadliest form of skin cancer that exists. So anything we can do to avoid that dreaded diagnosis deserves attention.
And I’ve got great news. We have a NEW weapon in our arsenal against this killer disease. But the battle lines are drawn in a most unexpected place.
This new plan of attack doesn’t start on your skin. But rather, deep inside your gut.
It turns out there’s a class of all-natural compounds that can power-up your immune system, giving it just what it needs to SLOW the growth of tumors and help STOP melanoma in its tracks.
Feed your good gut bugs with prebiotics
I’ll get back to melanoma in just a few moments. But first, let’s talk about your gut health.
A few years ago, it was only “health nuts” like you and I that had ever even heard of the word “probiotic.” Today it’s become a marketing buzzword that practically screams at you from every supermarket shelf.
I’d celebrate that, too, IF the products actually contained GOOD probiotics. But most of it is junk with low levels of weaker strains at premium prices.
In other words, despite the popularity of probiotics, you’re STILL stuck having to hunt down the RIGHT solutions to keep your gut bugs happy, healthy, and balanced. That way, they can keep YOU happy, healthy, and balanced, too.
But here’s the thing. Even when you get the RIGHT levels of the RIGHT bacterial strains, it isn’t always enough. Because your PRObiotics also need PREbiotics.
Prebiotics are basically bug chow. Most often, they’re forms of fiber we can’t digest. But your healthy gut bacteria love the stuff and gobble it up for fuel to grow and thrive.
Now, the latest research finds those SAME prebiotics could help against the melanoma skin cancer I mentioned earlier.
Build a barrier against melanoma
Thankfully, most cases of skin cancer are the less-serious carcinomas, They’re typically treated with minor outpatient surgery.
But every year, some 100,000 Americans get that OTHER form of skin cancer – the deadly melanoma that kills close to 7,000 Americans per year.
And while most forms of cancer are decreasing, melanoma numbers are going in the wrong direction. In recent years, this form of cancer has been slowly rising.
That’s what makes this new study so important. It reveals a way to finally start turning those numbers around.
Experiments on mice found that the prebiotics mucin and inulin charged up the healthy gut bacteria we know are so crucial to the immune system.
More specifically, these changes then allowed the immune system to fight melanoma by activating our natural anti-tumor immunity.
Plus, it also seemed to delay the process that allows some forms of the disease to resist treatment. And, as an added bonus, inulin also appears to help the immune system fight off colorectal tumors.
Foods that could help fight melanoma
We need more research to confirm mucin and inulin can help fight melanoma in humans specifically. But we already know they’re vital components of the overall microbiome in your gut.
And a well-balanced microbiome is required to fight off chronic diseases of all sorts to keep you healthy.
Mucin is a protein naturally found in your intestinal mucus when your gut is healthy and functioning at the top of its game.
Certain foods could improve your body’s mucin production, for example, turmeric, foods rich in leucine (including beef, salmon, chicken, eggs, and almonds), and foods rich in apigenin (including grapefruit, parsley, oranges, and tea).
And inulin is a fiber that comes from your diet and can be found in asparagus, bananas, garlic, and onions.
Refuse to be skin cancer’s next victim. Start building a barrier against melanoma starting today.