Myelodysplastic Syndrome

Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS)

Dr. Belanger has a three-step approach when working with a person with MDS to help it from transforming into acute myeloblastic leukemia and to reduce the need for transfusions.

Step one: He frequently orders a test that determines which natural medicines are best at inducing cell death of the mutated hematopoietic stem cells (MDS cells). He works with a lab called RGCC in Greece. This lab isolates the stem cells and tests over fifty natural substances to determine which ones induce 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 the mutated hematopoietic stem cells to expand and transform into acute myeloblastic leukemia, they need to escape a person’s immune system. Dr. Belanger does extensive tests to determine how and why the MDS 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 MDS 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 MDS cells. In order for the MDS 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 MDS cells such as VEGF 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 MDS cells are being “starved” and not able to build anymore new blood vessels.


"I was diagnosed with MDS (Myelodysplastic Syndrome) January of 2017. In the summer of 2018, having read the Moss Reports and discovered Dr. Belanger, I decided to contact him. For the next 2 1/2 years, I took blood tests, and Dr. Belanger carefully monitored my progress (and sometimes, lack thereof). My immune markers, which were sky high at the beginning of the program, are now all in the normal range. My hemoglobin has just recently started dropping again, so I've needed a couple of blood transfusions, but my most recent bone marrow biopsy is showing little progression of the disease. It is possible that a second mutation has appeared (diagnostics have gotten better, so it may have been there all along and just not spotted the first 3 times), so we'll be doing the 'Greek Test' again to see if there are any other natural substances that may help me. And Dr. Belanger is looking at other possibilities, based on the function of the gene that is mutated.
Meanwhile, the nurse at the transfusion center continues to be amazed that I can still outpace her with a hemoglobin level of 6.5 (no wheelchair required!), and my conventional oncologist recently let slip that he was amazed my disease had not progressed in the usual manner for people that 'do nothing' (of course, I'm not doing nothing -- I'm just not doing the conventional treatment). Over 4 1/2 years after having been diagnosed with a blood disease that usually transitions into AML (Acute Myelocytic Leukemia), I am still walking the hills of West Virginia with my dogs, and still cherishing an idyllic life out in the country. I watched two of my colleagues at my former workplace die of AML, one of whom had two stem cell transplants before he succumbed. I would not be here to write this if Dr. Belanger weren't such an amazing researcher (being a mathematical researcher, I know what research is all about), amazing practitioner, and all-around innovative doctor. If you're reading this, then you are already considering stepping outside the bounds of conventional medicine. I hope these paragraphs have convinced you that stepping towards Dr. Belanger is the right direction."