Dr. Belanger has a three-step approach when working with a person with MGUS to help it from transforming into myeloma.
Step one: He frequently orders a test that determines which natural medicines are best at inducing cell death of the MGUS cells found in a person’s blood. He works with a lab called RGCC in Greece. This lab isolates MGUS cells from the bloodstream and tests over fifty natural substances to determine which ones induce MGUS cell death.
Step two: He orders over five panels at a variety of labs to assess imbalances in the patient’s immune system. In order for MGUS cells to expand transform into myeloma, they need to escape a person’s immune system. Dr. Belanger does extensive tests to determine how and why the MGUS cells were not destroyed by a patient’s immune system and he uses this information to select nutritional supplements that correct these imbalances. To determine if these imbalances have been eliminated, he retests the abnormal immune labs to make sure they have been restored to normal. This helps him determine that the patient’s immune cells are now capable of destroying the MGUS cells in the future.
Step three: Dr. Belanger orders a third panel of lab tests from over three separate laboratories to determine what may be stimulating the expansion of the MGUS cells. In order for the MGUS cells to expand in the bone marrow they need more blood vessels to provide a constant supply of nutrients and oxygen. There are numerous blood vessel stimulators that are commonly produced by MGUS cells such as TGF-beta 1 and interleukin-6 that can be detected in the blood. Dr. Belanger measures over ten of these growth factors and prepares a customized blend of nutritional supplements to decrease their levels. After about one month, he remeasures any growth factor that was elevated to help ensure that the MGUS cells are being “starved” and not able to build anymore new blood vessels.