In the late 1930s, a dangerous trend in the field of medical research was beginning. Researchers were experimenting with the use of mustard gas to treat cancer. Dr. Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, who had won the Nobel Prize in 1937 for his discovery of Vitamin C, saw the destruction that this toxin had caused in World War I and was concerned. He knew that there had to be an alternative to what would turn out to be the beginnings of chemotherapy, i.e. using the most dangerous toxins on the planet to kill cancer cells (and healthy cells along with it).
Dr. Szent-Gyorgyi had a theory that certain compounds found in wheat germ may be able to stop the “rapid reproduction” that is so characteristic of most cancers. Because of politics and funding, it would be almost 60 years later that another visionary researcher would take up the research that Szent-Gyorgyi had started.
Today, there are close to 50 studies that confirm the effects Fermented Wheat Germ Extract (FWGE) has on several forms of cancer.
What is Fermented Wheat Germ Extract?
Technically, wheat germ can be thought of as the “embryo” of a wheat kernel. What makes it so special is that just a small amount is loaded with concentrated amounts of vitamins, minerals, and proteins. Here is a partial list of some of the essential nutrients found in wheat germ
- B vitamins (folate, niacin, thiamin, B6 and others)
- Vitamin D
- Omega-3 fatty acids
- Protein (close to 7g for 1 ounce)
- Complex carbohydrates
Most importantly to those who are on the healthy breast path, when wheat germ is fermented with baker’s yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae), it creates benzoquinones, in particular a substance called DMBQ. Without getting too technical here, it is this substance that may be so beneficial to cancer patients.
How may FWGE help me heal?
DMBQ in fermented wheat germ helps to promote cellular metabolism and boost the immune system. Thus, it is a boon for the growth and strength of healthy cells and a detriment to cancerous ones. Studies have discovered that when the FWGE (Fermented Wheat Germ Extract) product Avemar was used as an adjunct to conventional cancer therapies, it was able to enhance the effects of those treatments while at the same time lessening their side effects.
In a study published in the Hungarian medical journal Orvosi Hetilap (Medical Weekly), out of 170 individuals with colorectal cancer, only 3 percent suffered cancer re-occurrence when given 9 grams of Avemar a day while 17 percent of those who were given standard cancer treatment (chemotherapy or surgery or both) suffered cancer re-occurrence.
The 170 patients who took Avemar during their course of treatment also showed a 67 percent reduction in metastasis and a 62 percent reduction in overall morbidity.
Another study published in the journal Cancer Biotherapy and Biopharmaceuticals found that FWGE in conjunction with the ER+ breast cancer chemotherapy drug Tamoxifen “significantly increased apoptosis already 24 hours after starting treatment.”
FWGE appears to be so effective against cancer cells because is literally acts as a “biological bounty hunter” for them, especially cancer cells that may be “hidden” from the view of our body’s own natural killer cells. FWGE also boosts immune function in those over age 40 by helping to lessen the immune system degeneration that typically occurs with age, toxic overload and stress.
Metatrol: The latest generation in FWGE
In the 1960’s through 1980’s, Dr. Szent-Gyorgyi published his laboratory experiments in the American Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. These studies point to how supporting healthy cells with FWGE can have substantial effects on cancer cells. Later, Hungarian biochemist Dr. Mate Hidvegi picked up where Szent-Gyorgyi had left off and was able to obtain a patent on FWGE, making it available to the public as a non-toxic, FDA-approved commercial health supplement for the first time.
Dr. Hidvegi’s “latest generation” product is called Metatrol. According to the company website, Metatrol has the ability to promote healthy cell metabolic regulation, redirect energy to healthy cells, support optimal immune system function and maintain healthy cell mass.
I have reviewed many of the studies related to FWGE and Metatrol and have been most impressed with the research behind FWGE in general and the purity of the products produced by Dr. Hidvegi and his company, American BioSciences Inc. It is a bit pricey but you only take 2 capsules per day. If you feel stuck in your progress on your healing journey, consider FWGE.
PS. It is gluten-free.
Dr. Veronique Desaulniers, better known as Dr. V, is the founder of The 7 Essentials System, a step-by-step guide that teaches you exactly how to prevent and heal breast cancer naturally. To get your free 7-day mini e-course, and to receive her weekly action steps and inspiring articles on the power of natural medicine, visit www.breastcancerconqueror.com.