It’s been three years since I started consulting Dr Nithin, Ayurveda and began taking Ayurvedic Medication for Multiple Myeloma.
He recently advised me to get a test named ‘Metabolic Profile C’ done.
This was the first time I was hearing about this test.
Checked on the Internet and learnt that it is a package of 137 tests. Here is a link.
I glanced through the information and guessed/concluded that it is a comprehensive test to check the levels of all the various Minerals and Vitamins in the body.
This test is offered only at Thyrocare diagnostic centers in India.
At the lab , three fasting blood samples were collected and it took 2 days for the reports to be ready. I was surprised to see the bunch of printouts . The Report had 24 pages in all 🙂
Started turning the pages one by one to find status of parameters like Magnesium, copper, Iron, Zinc, Vitamin K , Vitamin A , lipid profile, Glucose , B Vitamins , Vitamin D etc etc .
Almost all the parameters were in the Normal range except for B12 and Total Cholesterol which were just a wee bit more than the normal range. ESR was high as usual.
Sent the scanned copies of the reports by mail to Dr Nithin . He said that almost all the parameters are normal.
He also said there is no trace of any cancer. Yayyy !!!
But what are the parameters in this test that help in detecting Cancer ??!
When I checked the above link once again , I also learnt that the test reveals the levels of Amino acids in the body. There are around 20 Amino acids in all . The levels of Amino acids indicates the Metabolism in the body. It is the Mitochondria inside the cells which produce several of these Amino acids . The Protein in our diet is broken down into Amino acids in the gut . Mitochondria is one of the important Organelles inside the Cell and it is the Powerhouse of the cell. Only healthy Mitochondria can produce sufficient Amino acids to maintain a Healthy body. Amino acids are required for each and every function in the body.
Unhealthy Mitochondria are unable to produce sufficient quantities of Amino acids and also release lots of metabolic waste which is the initial stage of Cancer.
Is there a way to improve the function of Mitochondria ?
Yes, by Exercise, Intermittent Fasting , exposure to the Sun , reducing consumption of Sugar etc.
Here is what Dr Nithin has to say about the ‘Metabolic Profile test’ , in his own words –
“Metabolomics is the latest in understanding the process of Cancer.
Metabolic profile is for detecting the defect in Metabolism by Mitochondria, a powerhouse of the cell , which becomes dysfunctional and causes fermentation on glucose instead of oxidation, causes release of lots of metabolic waste , which is the most initial step in cancer.
If these levels are normal , it indicates good functioning of Mitochondria. Which can be further inferred that Cancer process is being stopped or arrested. “
That was a revelation !!
As per my report , all the Amino acids are within the normal range.
My B12 level is a wee bit on the higher side. I was taking one capsule of Methylcobalamin (a form of B12) every day. Was advised to stop for 6 months.
I will be continuing to take Curcumin, Ashwagandha etc.
Celebrated the good news by going to a restaurant and ordered Molten Chocolate cake 🙂 . I usually avoid eating cakes as the main ingredient is all purpose flour (Maida) .