Natural Killer Cells

By  Dr. Jason Porter - at  January 29, 2014    

The Natural Killer Cell(NKC) is the major  immune cell that fights against viruses and cancer. The initial assessment of immune function is done by measuring a CBC or complete blood count. This lab test is done routinely in primary care and emergency rooms. It is able to detect serious or life threatening conditions. The NKC test looks deeper at the types and activity of the immune cells.

NKC activity varies from patient to patient, no matter how the CBC appears, normal or deficient. NKC activity ranges from 0 to greater than 400uL, with normal values averaging 250uL.  In many of our patients with cancer, the NKC levels are less than 60 and some less than 10. At these levels the immune system has no fighting chance against cancer. With regular testing we can show, by the addition of natural immune supplements and some medications, that we can increase the NKC activity and numbers, improving immune awareness. The key to fighting cancer and even viruses naturally is high NKC activity and levels.


Dr. Jason Porter

Dr. Jason Porter

Dr. Porter is a graduate of the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Arizona, and a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP), the Arizona Naturopathic Medical Association (AzNMA), the Naturopathic Association of Therapeutic Injection (NATI), and the American College for the Advancement of Medicine (ACAM) where he is certified in chelation therapy. Dr. Porter is also a supervising physician at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine where he teaches Naturopathic Medical Students methods for treatment of chronic pain conditions and disease prevention for longevity and improvement in quality of life.

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