Antineoplaston Therapy: Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski

By Connie Lynn Black


Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski Antineoplaston Therapy

Dr Stanislaw Burzynski is the first and only scientist in United States history to enter the federal drug approval process for a proprietary cancer therapy without any support from the American government, the pharmaceutical industry, or any other entity within the cancer establishment….and they don’t like that.

Stanislaw Burzynski, M.D. is a physician and biochemist who pioneered the development and use of biologically active peptides for the treatment of cancer.

In 1967, at the young age of 24, he first identified these naturally occurring peptides which he found were lacking in people with cancer. He then developed the therapy known as antineoplastons, which can be used to turn on the cancer-fighting mechanisms within the body. These treatments have no ill side effects and can boast a 30-50% survival rate for children and adults diagnosed with terminal brain cancers after standard conventional treatments have failed them.

Burzynksi does not claim to cure all cancers, in fact, he has always been very upfront about the abilities of antineoplastons.

He says, “Some cancers have a higher response rate than others, but overall, our success rate is anywhere from 40-60%. These statistics represent, in their majority, people who were initially given a terminal diagnosis and who came to us after conventional treatments had failed them. For certain types of brain tumors, we have an over 60 percent partial or complete response rate. For malignant melanoma, we have an objective response rate of around 40%.” (Note-currently there is no effective standard treatment for malignant melanoma).


Dr Burzynski and Dustin KunnariPictured with his young brain cancer patient Dustin Kunnari, who survived because of Dr Burzynksi’s antineoplaston therapy.

Burzynski has completed phase 1 and 2 clinical trials with antineoplastons for pediatric brain tumors and is poised to begin phase 3. The FDA has had longstanding restrictions in place demanding that children diagnosed with brain cancers must first go through conventional treatments and fail before they can qualify to be in the antineoplaston pediatric brain cancer trials. Perhaps this is required so that it appears as if antineoplastons don’t work as by then the child is often too sick to respond to the non-toxic therapy.

In January of 2013, the FDA placed excessive restrictions on his ability to accept and treat all patients with antineoplastons, no matter what their age or diagnosis, but in June 2014, the FDA announced that Burzynski may begin limited phase 3 trials of antineoplastons. Please contact the clinic for more details on who is accepted into these trials.   In November 2015, the Texas Medical Board is once again holding hearings to try and take away his medical license.

Why does Burzynski have to charge patients to be in drug trials? The answer is that cash-rich drug companies can afford to fund clinical trials which carry a 300 million dollar price tag. Pharmaceutical companies also qualify for research grants from the National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Health, or the American Cancer Society once they have completed phase one of the clinical trials to help defray some of the astronomical costs that are involved in these studies. In contrast, Dr Burzynski has never received a penny from any of these organizations, even after he successfully finished phase one and phase 2 clinical trials, instead he has had to spend millions of dollars defending himself from charges filed by the FDA and the Texas Medical Board regarding the use of antineoplaston treatments.

Jodi Fenton Brain Cancer Antineoplaston Therapy

Jodi Fenton is another survivor who used Burzynksi’s antineoplaston therapy for brain cancer.

One might think that organizations such as these would be happy that a non-toxic cure for cancer has been discovered since eradicating cancer has always been their mission, but instead they have chosen to persecute him relentlessly.   How does the conventional camp explain away the survivors who continue to rally in his defense? They have chosen to ignore them or have had various explanations as to why their cancers were cured and have managed to sweep all of them under the rug.

The National Cancer Institute holds fraudulent drug trials while attempting to steal Burzynski’s drug patents. The only pseudo-support that Burzynski did receive was when the National Cancer Institute offered to put antineoplastons through human trials, but it turns out that they were only offered as a way to discredit his work. Burzynski reports that directives given by him regarding the amount of antineoplastons to administer and the duration of the treatment plans were intentionally not followed, and to their shame, a dozen people died while the National Cancer Institute toyed with their lives.

Sophia Gettino Brain Tumors Antineoplaston Therapy

Sophia Gettino was told by conventional doctors that she wouldn’t live to see her second birthday because her brain was riddled with tumors. In January 2012, ABC News Channel 9, New York featured her as she celebrated her sweet 16th birthday still cancer free.

The Burzynksi documentary (also linked below) reveals how the FDA attempted to steal his patents while at the same time outwardly rejecting his therapy and filing charges against him. The patent applications that were filed by the FDA clearly state that antineoplaston treatments are effective for many forms of cancer including breast, prostate, liver, colon, lung, melanoma and others. Link to the patents that were filed on behalf of the US government by Dr Dvorit Samid:   #6,037,376, #5,635,532, #5,605,530, #5,852,056, #5,654,333, #5,661,179, #5,635,533, #5,710,178, #5,843,994, #5,877,213, #5,881,124

Targeted Gene Therapy–   Patients who are not approved for antineoplastons therapy can go to the Burzynski Research Institute for a consultation. There, they will receive a complete gene screening which will identify the oncogenes that are responsible for the growth of cancerous cells (these tests are currently not available at standard care cancer clinics in the US). This is important as specific cancers may have the genetic makeup of a completely different form of cancer, and once identified, Burzynski can provide patients with a targeted treatment plan that will address the identified abnormal genes. This is not the one-size-fits-all oncology that is the norm in the U.S.

A few insurance companies will pay for some of the treatments offered at the center, but since Dr Burzynski often prescribes off-label chemotherapeutic treatments, this may also complicate matters with insurance company reimbursements.

On November 19, 2012, judges at the Texas State Office of Administrative Hearings dismissed the last case that was filed by the Texas Medical Board for prescribing and treating patients with these off label gene-targeted protocols. But that court victory has still not allowed him to practice his form of medicine on patients with cancer, and he is under more pressure now than ever from his online detractors.

A father shares his story of attempting to obtain Burzynski’s therapy for his daughter’s brain cancer and being denied by the FDA. She died because of their shenanigans.


Read Dustin Kunnari’s story of healing brain cancer with antineoplaston therapy

Hannah Bradley heals from brain cancer with antineoplaston therapy

Sheila Herron used gene targeted therapy for her cancer

Jodi Fenton shares her story of using Burzynksi’s antineoplaston therapy for brain cancer.

Watch 48 Hours – news report on Burzynksi’s work as they follow a non-hodgkins lymphoma patient who recovers with antineoplastons

Sophia Gettino is a former patient of the Burzynski Clinic who was told by conventional doctors that she wouldn’t live to see her second birthday because her brain was riddled with tumors. In January 2012, ABC News Channel 9 in New York had her featured as she celebrated her sweet 16th birthday still cancer free.

Contact the Clinic

(713) 335-5697 or e-mail questions to

Link to the Burzynski clinic:

Finding Antineoplaston treatments outside of the US– antineoplaston therapy in now available in Japan. Any patient with any type of cancer can go to Japan to get Antineoplaston therapy legally, and can completely avoid FDA regulations altogether. Regardless of cancer type, and regardless of “previous therapy”. The only problem is that it is very expensive because the only way they can legally give ANP infusions is in a hospital setting (vs doing them at home as done through Burzynski Clinic). But if someone can afford it the option is available:

Video links

The Burzynski Movie:

Burzynksi: Cancer is Serious Business Part 2 Trailer:

Dr Burzynski was featured on Dateline:


About the author: Connie Lynn Black first became interested in the role that nutrition and lifestyle play in the development of disease when several members of her family and a close friend were diagnosed with cancer. She now hosts a forum for those interested in alternative health and an informational website so that people searching for alternative cancer information can locate helpful resources. Website:

The Bob Beck Protocol

By Connie Lynn Black


Who was Bob Beck?

The late Bob Beck had a PhD in physics, taught at the University of Southern California and had over 30 years of electro-medicine research behind him. The protocol that he developed was based on the work of two medical doctors who were researching AIDS/ HIV at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine back in 1990. Those doctors, Kaali and Lyman, discovered that a small electric current could disable the virus from infecting other cells and multiplying, thus rendering them harmless to the body.

This discovery was huge, since virtually all diseases are caused by, or directly related to the various microbes that can infect the body, these can include parasites, viruses, bacteria, and fungi. Recognizing the potential of this discovery in healing disease, Beck went to great lengths to obtain copies of their research so that he could begin to develop his own device so that he could test his theories.

Beck’s first electro-medical device was called the Blood Purifier (or Blood Electrifier) which created a small 4-hertz alternating electrical current that prevents the circulating viruses from infecting the cells and allows the body to safely excrete them. Amazingly, the human body can harbor up to 2 pounds of these microbes. Dr Beck found that when you rid the body of this huge micro-biological burden you can supercharge your immune system and this allows it to concentrate on fighting other diseases (such as cancer).

Beck conducted hundreds of PCR tests on AIDS/HIV patients at hospitals throughout the U.S. and they revealed that the disease could be cured using his blood purifying method. One example included a patient who had 418,478 particles of circulating virus in his blood on Sept 5th 1995, but after employing the purification device, he had less than 100 circulating particles by November 3rd of that same year.

Beck noted that sometimes the AIDS / HIV viruses came back after the patients had received treatments, so he concluded that this may be because some of the viruses were able to hide out in various organs or at other locations, such as in *root canals, and since they were not circulating in the blood, they could not be neutralized with the device.

The 3 devices work together- the Silver Pulser (which also makes colloidal silver), the Magnetic Pulser and the Water Ozonator.

For this reason he developed a second device that he called the Magnetic Pulser, which could be placed over or against a particular area (such as placing over the liver) to initiate mobilization of the microbes so they could then be deactivated by the Blood Purification device. *Whether Dr. Beck knew that microbes can accumulate inside of root canals is not known, but root canals appear to be a safe-haven for a large number of these microbes. Therefore, it is generally advised to have them removed by a biological dentist for this reason.

After several years of testing patients and seeing miraculous results, Beck had no reservations about stating that his method, “can cure all known infectious diseases; including HIV, Tuberculosis, Hepatitis, Epstein Barr, Herpes, E Bola, Botulism, Anthrax, and all man-made biological warfare viruses.”

Bob gave lectures and never charged anyone for the schematics on how to build your own blood-electrifying devices at home for a very minimal cost. In his later years, Bob collaborated with Russ Torlage in the development of the hand-held Sota electrifier, a unit that was designed to run on a single 9-volt battery, and again with the development of the 2 additional units that complete the system. Unfortunately Bob died in 2002, but Sota was the only company that he ever endorsed to sell his blood electrification devices and they continue to sell to this day.

The Bob Beck Protocol consists of four independent treatments that work together:

  1. Silver Pulser
  2. Magnetic Pulsing
  3. Drinking Colloidal Silver water
  4. Drinking Ozonated Water

Two of the four parts use the electro-medicine devices work by killing the bacteria/fungi/ viruses with electrification which allows the body to safely excrete them; the third part consists of drinking colloidal silver which also works to kill the microbes since Colloidal Silver has antibiotic qualities and the ability to kill bacteria/fungi/virus on its own; the fourth component is drinking ozonated water which helps to detoxify the body by oxidizing the toxins and allowing the body to eliminate them.

It normally takes 2 to 3 months for the Bob Beck Protocol to kick-in and become highly effective. This is because the immune system has to rebuild itself before the protocol can start working. This protocol does not cure cancer quickly because it does not kill the cancer cells directly. The protocol instead rids the body of its large microbial burden, thus allowing the immune system to supercharge itself so it can then begin to address the cancer.

Devices for the Bob Beck protocol:


The Silver Pulser

DEVICE #1– The Sota Instruments Silver Pulser

Silver Pulser for Bob Beck ProtocolThis provides a gentle micro-current of electricity to stimulate the body’s system to promote health. Blood electrification with the SOTA Silver Pulser does not hurt, and you have the ability to adjust the intensity to a comfortable setting. If turned up to the higher levels it can cause the muscles in your hand to contract with the pulse and may have a mild stinging pulse. You should adjust the Blood Purifier dial so that it is at a “slightly uncomfortable” level, and you may alternate to higher and lower levels as needed.

How it works– A 150 lb. person has 8 pints of blood that circulates through the body continuously. As the blood passes by the site of the electrodes it will be electrified with the micro-currents, thus killing the pathogens.   As an added benefit, this unit also makes the colloidal silver water as demonstrated in the second video below.

How to use the Silver Pulser.

How to use the Silver Pulser to make your own colloidal silver.


The Magnetic Pulser

DEVICE #2- The Sota Magnetic Pulser

Magnetic Pulser for Bob Beck ProtocolThe device generates 50-100 micro amperes to be directed deep within the tissues to neutralize the parasites, viruses, and pathogens that are lying dormant. The magnetic pulser is designed to easily target the lymph nodes, root canals, organs, and tumor sites, and is used by placing the device over the area of concern. It should be used in conjunction with the original blood electrification/purifying device mentioned above. The magnetic pulser works by releasing the microbes into the blood stream, therefore allowing the first device to neutralize them so the body can eliminate them. This unit also has a built-in timer to provide 20-minute sessions.

How to use the Magnetic pulser.

The Sota Water Ozonator

DEVICE #3- The Sota Water Ozonator

Sota Water Ozonator Bob Beck ProtocolDrinking ozonated water significantly increases your blood oxygen level, and as a result produces rapid, safe and natural cell oxygenation. Ozone carries a negative electrical charge that specifically counteracts free radical damage and also works to recharge your oxygen depleted cells. The ozone will oxidize toxins and waste products allowing them to be easily eliminated by the body. Beck’s water ozonator works by allowing the unit to bubble the ozone into a glass of water for a few minutes and then you simply drink it. Beck stated that the supplementation of ozonated water reduced disease recovery time on average from 21 days down to only 5 days. Independent laboratory tests show the SOTA Water Ozonator can “sterilize drinking water that is heavily contaminated with several different microorganisms.”

Using the water ozonator.

This would be a typical schedule for someone using this therapy:

This time frame is assuming that this therapy started at 5:00 PM every night. You can adjust this to your own schedule, but try to remain consistent. Note that all of the ozonated water should contain a sprinkle of sea salt to provide the necessary electrolytes for the body to implement this therapy.

5:00-6:00 PM Drink the ozonated water (1/2 gallon or so that has a pinch of sea salt added to it)

6:00-8:00 PM -Use the Magnetic Pulser- for at least 2 hours per day

8:00-10:00 PM – Use the Blood Purifier (Silver Pulser) for at least 2 hours per day

10:00 PM – Drink the Colloidal Silver water, about 12- 16 oz

continue to drink ozonated water every day, throughout the day

It is important to wait until the two electro-medicine treatments are completed before you take the colloidal silver, and then wait until the next day before doing another electro-medicine treatment, and then continue to follow a similar routine in the same order as listed. This provides almost 20 hours for your body to absorb the colloidal silver before starting the next electro-medicine treatment.

Follow an anti-cancer diet

Eat foods that contain nutrients that kill the cancer cells, or in some other way help treat the cancer (e.g. purple grapes with seeds and skin, red raspberries with seeds, strawberries with seeds, broccoli, cauliflower, several herbs, carrots, pineapples, almonds, etc.

Eat plenty of raw fruits and vegetables.

No garlic, onions or spices should be eaten during this treatment.

You should drink plenty of ozonated water to help detox the body during this treatment.

Avoid foods that feed and strengthen the cancer cells such as refined sugar, refined flour, soda pop, dairy products, etc.

Avoid foods that cause cancer such as margarine, French fries, processed foods, aspartame, MSG, polyunsaturated oils like corn, soy, vegetable, cottonseed, safflower, sunflower.

Avoid foods that directly interfere with alternative treatments for cancer such as chlorine, fluoride, alcohol, coffee, etc.

Avoid heavy foods that overly distract the immune system from focusing on killing the cancer cells such as meat

Find out more about a hypothetical cancer diet.


This protocol is not compatible with any other alternative cancer treatment because it can produce very strong detox symptoms on its own, you don’t want to exasperate this process by including any other therapies that may overwhelm your system. All other protocols should be stopped at least 2 days prior to starting the Bob Beck protocol, and if you are taking the cesium chloride protocol then it should be stopped at least 2 weeks before starting the Bob Beck Protocol.

1) no orthodox cancer treatments such as chemo and radiation

2) no other alternative cancer treatments

3) no prescription drugs with this therapy

4) no pain killers

5) no blood thinners such as Coumadin

6) no herbs or seasonings

7) no garlic, onion or anything closely related such as leeks, shallots, chives, scallions

8) no strong over-the-counter medications (e.g. no aspirin, no Tylenol)

9) no vitamins (especially vitamin A)

10) no supplements or enzymes

11) no alcohol, “recreational” drugs, coffee, tea, etc.

12) no smoking

13) this therapy is not for pregnant women

14) this therapy is not for those with pacemakers

How to use the entire protocol together:

Dr Bob Beck’s lecture about his protocol.


Additional Resources:

Article about the importance of drinking ozonated water for this therapy

Instructions on use of the Sota Magnetic Pulser

42 page report regarding Bob Beck’s research and includes a schematic to build your own device

Link to the SOTA website where you can purchase all of the devices listed above

A stage 4 cancer protocol using the Bob Beck devices


About the Author: Connie Lynn Black first became interested in the role that nutrition and lifestyle play in the development of disease when several members of her family and a close friend were diagnosed with cancer. She now hosts a forum for those interested in alternative health and an informational website so that people searching for alternative cancer information can locate helpful resources. Website:

Essiac Tea: A Most Powerful Cancer Fighter

By Christopher Boone

One of the most widely known (not to mention, inexpensive) alternative cancer therapies is Essiac Tea. Formulated by a Canadian nurse, Rene Caisse, in 1922, the tea (named after Caisse by spelling her name backwards), was passed on to her by an English woman who was cured of breast cancer. This English woman obtained the tea’s formulation from an Indian medicine man. Each of the ingredients in the tea possesses anticancer properties. Of course, due to politics and the pharmaceutical industry, the FDA and the Canadian government have never approved of Essiac.

There are four (4) ingredients that make up the original Essiac tea formula:

  • Burdock Root
  • Sheep Sorrel
  • Slippery Elm
  • Turkey Rhubarb Root


Later on, due to the work of Caisse with an herbalist and Dr. Charles Brusch (who was a one-time sceptic and personal physician to JFK), the original formula was expanded (“perfected”) to an additional four ingredients (for a total of eight). The additional ingredients are:


  • Blessed Thistle
  • Water Cress
  • Kelp
  • Red Clover1

The original Essiac tea formula is as follows:

The Essiac Tea Recipe

  • 6 ½ cups of burdock root (cut)
  • 1 pound of sheep sorrel herb powdered
  • 1/4 pound of slippery elm bark powdered
  • 1 ounce of Turkish rhubarb root powdered

Mix these ingredients thoroughly and store in glass jar in dark dry cupboard.

Take a measuring cup, use 1 ounce of herb mixture to 32 ounces of water depending on the amount you want to make.

I use 1 cup of mixture to 8 x 32 = 256 ounces of water. Boil hard for 10 minutes (covered) then turn off heat but leave sitting on warm plate over night (covered).

In the morning heat steaming hot and let settle a few minutes, then strain through fine strainer into hot sterilized bottles and sit to cool. Store in dark cool cupboard. Must be refrigerated when opened. When near the last when its thick pour in a large jar and sit in fridge overnight then pour off all you can without sediment.

This recipe must be followed exactly as written.


I use a granite preserving kettle (10 – 12 qts), 8 ounce measuring cup, small funnel and fine strainer to fill bottles.”2

It should be noted, however, that although Essiac is a great immune-strengthening tonic, it may not be effective on ALL cancers; nor may it be effective at all stages of cancer.3

Below are links for further information regarding Essiac:


The only company to have the “rights” to Essiac can be found at the following link: This Canadian company sells the original, ready-to-use formula and is the only authorized producer.

This family personally knew Dr. Charles Brusch and sells the eight-ingredient formula at reduced cost:

Sheila Snow, who personally worked with Rene Caisse: Sheila’s website is informative and allows you to purchase herbs of your own to make the tea and order books on Essiac.

The author of this article, Christopher Boone, lives and works in Central Massachusetts. He is a Holistic Cancer Coach, certified via the Center for Advancement in Cancer Education ( You may reach Christopher to talk or for consultation at his website:



1 Author note: Although Essiac Tea also appears to be effective using the 8-ingredient mixture, my article only discusses the original, 4-ingredient mixture for the Tea, since this appears to be universally acknowledged as the only herbs in the original formula.


3 . This website is an indispensable source for information regarding all types of alternative cancer treatments and their stages.


Gerson Therapy


Author: Ty Bollinger


Gerson Therapy is a metabolic therapy which uses a special diet, along with supplements, and coffee enemas.  It is undoubtedly the most basic, the best recognized, the most complete, and the longest existing effective cancer treatment available today. It is also very rigorous and requires that patients adhere to a very strict protocol in order to succeed.

Dr. Max Gerson was a German refugee physician who came to New York and preached a gospel of pure organic food and farming. Prior to immigrating to the USA, while he was a resident physician in Germany, Gerson was able to cure his own migraine headaches through changing his diet. The foods that Gerson was sensitive to included many of the staples of young German medical students (creamy fish dishes, spicy sausages, alcohol, salt, and fatty meats). Later, when he entered private practice, he began prescribing his migraine diet to his own patients and reported great success.

One migraine patient reported that his lupus vulgaris (skin tuberculosis) had also cleared up on Gerson’s migraine diet. Gerson began to use his dietary approach to cure other lupus sufferers. He even began to have success with treating tuberculosis. A prominent pulmonary surgeon, Dr. Ferdinand Sauerbruch, heard about Gerson’s successes and invited him to conduct a clinical trial of his therapy at Sauerbruch’s Munich tuberculosis ward. Gerson’s dietary regime was applied to 450 tuberculosis patients. At that time, tuberculosis was considered to be “incurable.” After the trial, it was reported that 446 patients completely recovered. For those of you who like percentages, that’s a 99.1% cure rate on terminal patients.

Gerson’s dietary therapy quickly became well-known in Europe, and it was adopted by many as standard treatment for immune system disorders of all kinds, including tuberculosis. Advocates of the therapy claim many Swiss mountain tuberculosis sanatoria were put out of business by Gerson’s discoveries and are now ski resorts, including Davos, Gstaad and others.

In 1928, Gerson received a call from a woman who was told she had incurable bile-duct cancer. According to Gerson, she begged him to treat her with his migraine and tuberculosis therapy, accepting that he knew nothing about cancer and could not predict the outcome of his treatment. Gerson claimed she totally recovered on his therapy, as did two friends of hers who had cancer. Of course, with any successful cancer treatment, there will be “hit men” from the Medical Mafia that attempt to slander and criticize the provider, and Gerson was no exception.

He embarked on a clinical trial of his therapy that would attempt to silence his critics once and for all. He decided to treat only patients who had been declared “terminal” in writing by at least two specialists, so there was no doubt as to the disease or its prognosis. On April 1, 1933, just six weeks before he was to present the results of his study, Adolf Hitler began arresting Jews and sending them to concentration camps. Gerson literally escaped arrest by accident, and left Germany for good, leaving behind the results of his study.

As a German Jew, Gerson was forced to flee Germany with his family in 1933, first to Vienna and then to Ville d’Avray (near Paris) and London. He settled in New York City in 1936. Once in the USA, Gerson began applying his dietary therapy to advanced cancer patients. In 1946, along with five of his cured cancer patients, he testified in court that he had discovered a cure for cancer. On the evening of July 3, 1946, it was announced publicly on radio that Gerson had discovered a cure for cancer. Not surprisingly, this public declaration was condemned by his “holier-than-thou” colleagues in the New York State Medical Society.

After several more years of successful medical practice, but under increased scrutiny, Dr. Max Gerson died suddenly on March 8, 1959, under mysterious circumstances. Charlotte Gerson, his youngest daughter and founder of the Gerson Institute, stated: “My father, aged 78, was in perfectly good health when, from one day to the next, he felt awful. They tested his blood and found a high level of arsenic.” When asked if she had called the police, she replied: “No, we had our suspicions but knew from experience that justice would not be done.”

According to Dr. Gerson, cancer is the result of two things: deficiency and toxicity. Our body simply doesn’t get enough nutrition on the modern diet and is exposed to too many chemicals and toxins and as a result develops cancer.  Gerson believed that cancer could be reversed if the patient would cleanse the body from these toxins and restore the immune system with proper nutrition.

As a result of this belief, the underlying foundation of Gerson Therapy is detoxification and rejuvenation of the body, based upon the principle of flooding the body with micronutrients from salt-free, fat-free, organic, vegetarian food, including 13 fresh-pressed fruit and vegetable juices daily.  This treatment utilizes a “whole body” approach, unlike toxic conventional treatments, since Gerson did not believe that treating only the localized area of concentrated cancer cells was a good idea.

Pancreatic enzymes are vitally important to the Gerson Therapy. Here’s why: Before the body can deteriorate into cancer, all the body’s defense systems have to be depressed and out of balance. If your pancreas is working properly and if you have adequate pancreatic enzymes, you cannot develop cancer. As I mentioned in the chapter on nutrition, pancreatic enzymes (specifically trypsin and chymotrypsin) dissolve the protective protein coating which covers malignant tissue and makes it impossible for the body’s natural immune system to recognize the cancer cells as foreign. So, in a body with cancer, pancreatic enzymes must be supplemented.

Correlated to its adherence to pancreatic enzymes, Gerson Therapy also holds tightly to the axiom that excess protein in the diet is carcinogenic. As a former competitive bodybuilder, I used to follow the advice of doctors and nutritionists and consume massive amounts of animal protein on a daily basis. For instance, I would typically have eight small meals of at least thirty grams of protein, comprised primarily of chicken, fish, and eggs. I mistakenly believed that meat, fish, eggs, and milk products had complete proteins (containing the eight essential amino acids not produced in the body), while all vegetable proteins were incomplete proteins.

However, research at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden and the Max Plank Institute in Germany has shown that most vegetables, fruits, seeds, nuts, and grains are excellent sources of complete proteins. In fact, their proteins are easier to assimilate than those of meat, and they are non-toxic. Whereas the Karolinska researchers also discovered that when meat was heated to 212° (regardless of whether it was boiled, broiled, fried, or baked) the protein in the meat changed into toxic, cancer-causing amides.  Research done at the University of California at Irvine showed that children who eat as few as three hotdogs a week were 10 to 12 times as likely to develop leukemia and brain tumors.  In a vast study conducted in China by T. Colin Campbell, PhD., it was found that the groups of people who ate the most animal protein had, by far, the most heart disease and cancer.

One of the reasons to avoid excess protein is that the body stores very little protein. Our kidneys and liver are responsible for getting rid of the protein; so the more protein we eat, the harder the kidneys and liver must work to excrete it. Gerson was also very interested in treating the liver, since he believed that the liver was actually the most important organ in the body due to the fact that it is the filtration system for detoxification. As a matter of fact, he saw a parallel between the deterioration of the liver and the growth and progression of the cancer!

Due to his concern for liver problems, he was opposed to fasting and instead, his regimen called for fresh pressed juice every waking hour of the day. By drinking the juice, patients receive an enormous flooding of nutrients, minerals, enzymes, and vitamins which start to flush out the kidneys. The nutrients go into the tissues, into the cells and force out the poisons, and all those poisons are released into the blood stream. The liver filters them out. You have to help the liver get rid of them, and there is only one way to do this – by opening the bile ducts. Gerson accomplished this task with his much maligned and ridiculed coffee enemas. Even today, half a century after his death, he remains a favorite “whipping boy” of the Cancer Industry.

Until recently, I was unaware of the fact that sodium stimulates tumor growth. Also, it’s a fact that all processed foods contain reduced potassium and increased sodium. So, with the Gerson Therapy’s focus on high potassium and low sodium (in the same ratio which can be found in fresh live foods), it’s no wonder that all processed foods are forbidden.  With the Gerson Therapy, most fats are strictly prohibited since they stimulate tumor growth. However, Gerson was aware that cancer patients do need a certain amount of essential fatty acids. He became aware of the work of Dr. Johanna Budwig in Germany who showed that flaxseed oil, which helps to stimulate the immune system, is well tolerated by cancer patients. As a general rule, with the exception of coconut oil, you should never cook with oils, since their chemical nature changes (deteriorates), acrylamides are formed, and they cause health problems. So the flaxseed oil must only be used raw and cold.

The Gerson Institute was established in 1977 in San Diego by Charlotte Gerson, solely for the purpose of educating the public and cancer patients about the Gerson Therapy. Is it any surprise that the corrupt United States government does not support the Gerson Therapy? As a matter of fact, it is illegal in the USA to treat and cure patients with the Gerson Therapy. In response, Charlotte opened a hospital in Tijuana, Mexico. You can visit the Gerson Institute’s website ( for more information on Gerson Therapy.

An excellent book on the Gerson Therapy was written by Max Gerson himself and is entitled A Cancer Therapy: Results of Fifty Cases and the Cure of Advanced Cancer.  It’s available on Amazon.

*Listen to the Interview on Gerson Therapy by Dr Patrick Vickers, Director of the Gerson Center and friend of the Gerson family. (Find it Under Interviews with Cancer Doctors).

*Listen also to the story of Kate Shermirani, a registered nurse, who independently cured her cancer with the Gerson Protocol and now coaches others on this process. (Find it Under Interviews with Others)





Author: Ty Bollinger


A 1938 article from Popular Mechanics stated that there are more than 25,000 uses for hemp … from food, paint and fuel to clothing and construction materials. There are even hemp fibers in your Lipton® tea bags. And several cars made today contain hemp. One acre of hemp can produce as much raw fiber as 10 acres of trees. Pulping hemp for paper would produce a stronger paper that lasts incredibly long and doesn’t yellow with age.Hemp oil (derived from hemp seeds) has long been recognized as one of the most versatile and beneficial substances known to man.

Back in the early days of America’s founding, hemp was a commonly grown and used resource. America’s hemp heritage includes the following facts:

  • Early laws in some American colonies actually required farmers to grow hemp, and they could go to jail for refusing to grow it.
  • According to their diaries, many of our early presidents, including George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, grew hemp.
  • The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the USA were both drafted on hemp paper.
  • Abraham Lincoln used hemp seed oil to fuel the lamps in his home.
  • Henry Ford built an experimental car body out of hemp fiber, which is 10 times stronger than steel. The first Model-T was actually built to run on hemp gasoline. (Popular Mechanics, 1941)

Hemp is considered to be a superfood (like spirulina and chlorella) due to its high essential fatty acid content and the unique ratio of omega-3 to omega-6, specifically gamma linolenic acid (GLA). Hemp oil contains up to 5% of pure GLA, a much higher concentration than any other plant. For millenia, hemp has been used in medicinal teas and tonics because of its healing properties. Hemp not only relieves pain and helps with the appetites of cancer patients; it also has been shown to have curative properties.

The chemicals in hemp which are responsible for many of the medical benefits are called “cannabinoids.” The most notable cannabinoid is “Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol” but most folks call it “THC.” Before I go any further, let me explain the difference between the terms “hemp” and “marijuana” and “cannabis.” The word “hemp” is English for a number of varieties of the cannabis plant, particularly the varieties like “industrial hemp” that were bred over time for industrial uses such as fuel, fiber, paper, seed, food, oil, etc.  The term “marijuana” is of Spanish derivation, and was primarily used to describe varieties of cannabis that were more commonly bred over time for medicinal and recreational purposes (like cannabis indica and cannabis sativa).

Two cannabinoids are preeminent in cannabis – 1) THC, the psychoactive ingredient, and 2) CBD, which is an anti-psychoactive ingredient. “Marijuana” (which is actually a slang term to make it sound more “sinister”) is high in the psychoactive cannabinoid, THC, and low in the anti-psychoactive cannabinoid, CBD. The reverse is true for industrial hemp, which has minimal THC and a much higher percentage of CBD. I prefer to use the terms “hemp” or “cannabis” for all varietals of the cannabis plant. Using the term “marijuana” is actually acquiescing to the pejorative intentions of the Medical Mafia that wants to ban this miracle plant … not miracle “drug” … miracle plant. You see, “marijuana” was one of the battle line words that marked the difference between “straights” and “stoners” … between “Feds” and “heads.”

As late as the 1930s in the USA, medicinal hemp tinctures with THC were available in most pharmacies. About that same time (the late 1930s), William Randolph Hearst and the Hearst Paper Manufacturing Division of Kimberly Clark owned millions of acres of timberland. The Hearst Company, which supplied most of the paper products in the USA and also owned most of the newspapers, stood to lose billions because of the hemp industry. In 1937, Dupont patented the processes to make plastics from oil and coal. Dupont’s Annual Report urged stockholders to invest in its new petrochemical division. Synthetics such as plastics, nylon, and rayon could now be made from oil. Natural hemp industrialization would have ruined over 80% of Dupont’s business.

Andrew Mellon became President Hoover’s Secretary of the Treasury and Dupont’s primary investor. He appointed his future nephew-in-law (Harry J. Anslinger) to head the Federal Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs. Secret meetings were held by these financial tycoons. Hemp was declared “dangerous” and a threat to their billion dollar enterprises. For their dynasties to remain intact, hemp had to go. They took an obscure Mexican slang word (“marijuana”) and pushed it into the consciousness of America. A media blitz of “yellow journalism” raged in the 1920s and 1930s; Hearst’s newspapers ran stories emphasizing the horrors of “marijuana.” Readers were led to believe that it was responsible for car accidents, loose morality, and countless acts of violence, incurable insanity, and vicious murders. Films like “Reefer Madness” and “Marihuana: The Devil’s Weed” were propaganda designed by these industrialists to create an enemy. Their purpose was to gain public support so that anti-marijuana laws could be passed.

In the 1930s, people were very naïve, even to the point of ignorance. The masses were “sheeple” waiting to be led by the few in power. They did not challenge authority. Much like the sheeple today, if the news was in print or on the radio, they believed it had to be true. So, despite the fact that the brainwashing campaign was based on total lies, hemp was outlawed in the late 1930s. Hemp was too much of a threat to the paper industry and the oil industry. Plus, Big Pharma didn’t like the non-toxic and inexpensive medicinal applications! Hemp was plentiful and economical, and to make matters worse for the Medical Mafia, it didn’t cause any additional medical conditions that required prescriptions for more of their toxic poisons.

The medical evidence for the effectiveness of THC at treating cancer and also reducing pain is overwhelming. We have known this since 1974 when the first experiment documenting marijuana’s anti-tumor effects took place at the Medical College of Virginia at the behest of the U.S. government and the National Institute of Health (NIH). The purpose of the study was to show that marijuana damages the immune system and causes cancer. However, the study found instead that THC slowed the growth of three kinds of cancer in mice (lung and breast cancer, and a virus-induced leukemia). OOPS! We can’t have that information made public, can we? So, the DEA quickly shut down the Virginia study and all further research on the anti-cancer effects of hemp, even though research proved that THC cures cancer.

In 2000, researchers in Madrid learned that the THC in hemp inhibits the spread of brain cancer through selectively inducing programmed cell death (apoptosis) in brain tumor cells without negatively impacting surrounding healthy cells. They were able to destroy incurable brain tumors in rats by injecting them with THC. But sadly, most Americans don’t know anything about the Madrid discovery, since virtually no major US newspapers carried the story.

A 2007 Harvard Medical School study showed that the THC in hemp decreases lung cancer tumors by 50% and significantly reduces the ability of the cancer to metastasize (spread). “The beauty of this study is that we are showing that a substance of abuse, if used prudently, may offer a new road to therapy against lung cancer,” said Anju Preet, Ph.D., a researcher at the Division of Experimental Medicine.

Other researchers have also shown that THC is an effective treatment for Hodgkin’s disease and Kaposi’s Sarcoma. A recent study out of Thailand demonstrated that THC can also fight bile duct cancer, which is rare and deadly. As a matter of fact, the International Medical Verities Association includes hemp oil on its cancer protocol.

Studies have also shown that cannabinoids (and endocannabinoids) inhibit the proliferation of other various cancers, including:

Rick Simpson successfully treated his terminal cancer with hemp oil, and since then has been leading the way to promote hemp oil as a viable cancer treatment. Ironically, on November 25th, 2009, one day before he was crowned the “Freedom Fighter of the Year 2009” at the Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam, Simpson received word that he had been raided again by the RCMP in Canada. Simpson has been heavily persecuted for his stance on medicinal marijuana and for his efforts to help folks cure their cancer with hemp oil.

Folks, I definitely believe that we are living in the matrix! Almost every natural substance that God created (such as hemp, apricot seeds, and sunlight) is considered to be “dangerous” while toxic drugs being pushed by Big Pharma are considered to be safe! It is legal for doctors to attack people with their poisons but you can go to jail for trying to save yourself or a loved one from cancer with the oil of a simple garden weed or the seed of a simple fruit.

Two drugs which are legal in this country (alcohol and tobacco) are known killers. Every year in the USA, tobacco causes 435,000 deaths and alcohol causes 85,000 deaths. ( The same study showed no deaths attributed to use of marijuana. Nevertheless, the US government continues its phony “war on drugs,” which is just as much of a failure as the fraudulent “war on cancer” and the fake “war on terror.” It has been proven that anytime the corrupt government declares a “war” on anything, the problem only gets much worse. Who’s kidding who?

Marijuana in its natural form is one of the safest therapeutically active substances known, Francis L. Young

On March 29, 2001, the San Antonio Current printed a story by Raymond Cushing titled, “Pot Shrinks Tumors – Government Knew in ‘74” which detailed government and media suppression of news about marijuana cancer benefits. Cushing noted in his article that it was hard to believe that the knowledge that cannabis can be used to fight cancer has been suppressed for almost thirty years and aptly concluded his article by saying: “Millions of people have died horrible deaths and in many cases, families exhausted their savings on dangerous, toxic and expensive drugs. Now we are just beginning to realize that while marijuana has never killed anyone, marijuana prohibition has killed millions.”

The science for the medicinal use of hemp is overwhelming. It should be produced and distributed to each and every cancer patient that needs it. But the reality is that we live in a corrupt world run by the Medical Mafia who would rather make money while cancer patients die cruel deaths than give them access to a non-toxic, effective, natural treatment like hemp.

Some of the information in this section was taken, with permission, from an article entitled “The Marijuana Conspiracy” written by Doug Yurchey published in the March-April 2009 issue of The Dot Connector Magazine and can be found at




Savin’s Apiary Therapy— Can Honey Bees be a Potential Alternative Medicine for Stage 4 Cancer Therapy?

Author: Aiswariya Chidambaram

Currently available specialized cancer treatments including chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgical procedures pose serious challenges to patients in terms of poor efficacy, severe adverse effects, increased metastases and development of highly resistant cancer cells. This in turn results in poor patient compliance whilst raising serious social and economic concerns in the society. It is all the more challenging to treat stage 4 (advanced) cancer patients who have given up on traditional medicine after several futile attempts to recover. Hence, researchers are increasingly on the lookout for alternative approaches to heal cancer naturally – one such key methods being immunotherapy, the world’s most innovative approach in cancer treatment.

In 2007, Vyacheslav Savin, a beekeeper-apitherapist, developed and patented a unique treatment method under the name “BioEnergoInformational apitherapy”, patent No 28608 “Human bioenergetics treatment method, based on his 22 years of research in the field.  Savin’s method is all about boosting the body’s immune system to suppress the tumor, thereby addressing the underlying cause of cancer. The treatment comprises of three stages, which includes a 14-day remote administration of specially prepared bee medicines (Immune Honey) that can be ordered or purchased from the apiary, followed by a one-day live session at the apiary, wherein the patients are made to rest on a hive and listen to the bees buzzing from underneath, and finally a 21-day treatment with bee medicines. Savin’s Immune Honey made of three essential ingredients, namely increased bioactivity honey, royal jelly and stem cells of queen bee larvae, is prepared according to a patented technology and known to possess healing properties several times higher than those of plain honey.

Located in the mountain steppe part of Crimea (natural reserve of Kubalach mountain), Belogorsk district, the most ecologically clean place of Ukraine, Savin’s Apiary is the biggest apiary in Europe. It houses over 1,100 honey bee colonies and up to 100 types of medicinal and honey herbs. This plays an important role in the production of Immune Honey as the bees are fed with compositions comprised of honey and herb juice derived from the use of special technologies.  Thus, the biochemical composition of Immune Honey is similar to that of human blood, making it easily digestible and highly bioactive. Furthermore, bee honey prepared in this manner is known to boost phagocytizing leucocytes, capture and destroy malignant cells and solid particles, thereby enhancing the patient’s immunobiological responsiveness.

Royal jelly contains nearly 110 compounds, including 22 amino acids and over 15 microelements required for the creation and sustenance of living organisms. Most importantly, the deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) found in royal jelly contains the hereditary information required for the regeneration of cells and tissues. Moreover, 10-DNA contained in royal jelly leads to destruction of tumor cells.

The third most important element, stem cells of queen larvae, are known to accumulate biologically active substances from the embryonic stem cells of three-day old queen larvae, which serves as the nutrition for human stem cells. Owing to its regenerative properties, stem cells are known to treat a variety of diseases. While the use of human stem cells can pose threat of contracting infections and hereditary diseases, larval stem cells serve as a viable therapy option. Thus, proper synergy of the three ingredients in strict compliance with the patented technology results in a medicine as efficacious as Immune Honey, with each ingredient enhancing the efficacy of the other.  Patients are administered with a 35-day treatment session including 3 jars of Immune Honey, 100 g each, supplemented with 1 litre of pollen.

Bee house sessions form an integral part of cancer therapy and are equally important as the administration of bee medicines. In fact, those patients who visit the apiary are known to achieve better results and feel a lot healthier. This primarily works on the fact that the vibration frequency of bees is identical to that of human cells. Bees typically react to the medicine inside the patient’s body, that is, they are able to sense the low energetics of cancer and sick cells and restore them to normal biofield. For example a patient with right-sided breast cancer feels tingling precisely in the right breast, and not in the left breast. In other words, bees neutralize the pathological accumulation of negative energetics with their positive energy, a phenomenon popularly known as “Dreaming on top of bees” or “Dreaming on top of a hive”.  The best part about the therapy is patients are not in direct contact with the bees during the session. Furthermore, each patient is entitled to get a direct mobile connection with V. Savin, the author of this method, in addition to round-the-clock consultation. 

It is interesting to note that over the past 25 years, 6,713 cancer patients witnessed this treatment method, out of which 4,537 of them achieved positive results, contributing to a success rate as high as 67%. Positive result is defined by reduction and termination of tumor growth, improved chemo and radiation tolerance, disappearance of metastasis, rapid post-operative body recovery and improvement of quality of life of patient. The highest success rate of 74% was seen in the case of breast cancer patients, followed by skin cancer, rectal cancer and tonsil cancer patients at 73%. Similarly, 71% of uterine cancer, melanoma and testicular cancer patients achieved positive results on account of the treatment.

While Savin’s Apiary treatment method is proved to be highly specific (cause no harm to healthy organs and tissues), absolutely toxic-free and devoid of side effects, it is quite cost-effective as well.  Savin’s Treatment costs $3000, which is ten times less expensive than the minimum cost of other alternative care treatments.  This treatment can find effect in cases where traditional cancer therapy has failed, for full body recovery post chemotherapy or surgery, to prevent and avoid relapses, and during traditional treatment or right after diagnosis of cancer. Therefore, while most of the traditional treatment methods do not succeed in treating stage 4 cancers, Savin’s Apiary method proves to be a powerful, natural method for treating cancer, serving people with different types and stages of cancer over the past 27 years.


“Aiswariya Chidambaram is an independent consultant with over six years of experience in the Life Sciences field and aspires to work for the growth and development of pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies through conceptual thinking, strategic analysis and scientific communication. She has authored nearly fifteen research reports on key therapeutic and service areas for the global pharmaceutical and biotechnology markets and has over thirty publications including whitepapers, ad-hoc articles and expert interviews in reputed magazines and journals. Furthermore, she has identified and acknowledged companies demonstrating excellence in specific market/product segments and technologies as part of the best practices research. As a subject-matter expert in the pharma/biotech contract manufacturing and outsourcing space, Aiswariya has been a plenary speaker in international conferences such as the CPhI across the globe. For further details about the author, please visit “     

*Listen to Interviews on Cannabis Use in Cancer by Dr David Bearman, Chris Conrad, Constance Finley, and Mara Gordon, (Find them Under Interviews with Others-Cannabis)

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Intravenous Vitamin C


Author: Ty Bollinger


Vitamin C is essential to the formation of collagen, the protein “cement” that holds our cells together.  Think of cells like bricks in a wall. The strength of a brick wall is not really in the bricks but it is in the cement between the bricks. Collagen is this cement that holds your cells together. If collagen is abundant and strong, your cells hold together well.  If cells stick together, tumors have a tough time spreading through them. Strong collagen can thereby arrest the spread of cancer.

Cancer cells secrete an enzyme called “hyaluronidase,” which helps them eat away at collagen and break out into the rest of the body.  This is described in great detail in the book Hyaluronidase and Cancer by Dr. Ewan Cameron. In order to prevent the hyaluronidase enzymes from dissolving collagen, Dr. Matthias Rath advocates increased consumption of the amino acids L-Lysine and L-Proline and EGCG (a polyphenol catechin found in Green Tea) as companion nutrients with vitamin C. Laboratory trials have demonstrated the effectiveness of the combination of these four substances at blocking the hyaluronidase enzymes.

Vitamin C is required for our immune systems to generate and mobilize the leukocytes that fight cancer. Maximum immune function is vital if we want the body to fend off cancer.  As I have mentioned, orthodox treatments like chemo and radiation destroy the immune system. In a 1995 publication, several physicians presented evidence that ascorbic acid is preferentially toxic to cancerous cells. In other words, vitamin C kills cancer cells while leaving normal cells alone.

So, it appears that vitamin C not only strengthens the immune system, but it also preferentially kills cancer cells. This is fascinating. Preferential toxicity occurred in vitro in multiple tumor cell types. They also presented data suggesting that plasma concentrations of ascorbate required for killing tumor cells is achievable in humans. (Riordan, Meng, Li, Jackson, “Intravenous ascorbate as a tumor cytotoxic chemotherapeutic agent,” Medical Hypotheses, 1995)

If that’s not enough reason to take vitamin C, then check this out: vitamin C assists with oxygen transport and is a powerful antioxidant. According to Dr. David Gregg, “Basically, the vitamin C is transported to the lungs in the blood where it is oxidized. It then is transported to the cells where it diffuses to the mitochondria and delivers its oxidation potential, powering the respiratory chain, and cycle repeats.”

Dr. Gregg theorizes that the primary effect of the large doses of vitamin C is to serve as an oxygen transport molecule in the blood, substituting for hemoglobin, which cannot provide oxygen to cancer cells. He recommends a combination of vitamin C and vitamin E, since vitamin C transports oxygen in the cytoplasm and vitamin E carries oxygen through the cell walls.

Dr. K.N. Prasad’s theory is that normal cells require only a minute, precisely controlled amount of antioxidants in order to function. They reject any excess. But among other defects, malignant cells have lost the capacity to regulate their uptake of antioxidants such as vitamin C and E. Antioxidants can therefore accumulate in cancer tissue in levels that can lead to the breakdown and death of malignant cells. (Prasad KN. “Antioxidants in cancer care: when and how to use them as an adjunct standard and experimental therapies” Expert Rev Anticancer Therapy, 12/2003, 903-15)

Doctors A. Goth and I. Littmann in a paper entitled “Ascorbic Acid Content in Human Cancer Tissue” (Cancer Research, Vol. 8, 1948) described how cancer most frequently originates in organs with ascorbic acid (vitamin C) levels below 4.5 mg% and rarely grows in organs with higher levels. Do you see the connection? Remember how hydrogen peroxide is poured on wounds to kill germs? Research published in September of 2005 by Dr. Mark Levine has shown that high-dose intravenous vitamin C can increase hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) levels within cancer cells and eradicate the cancer cells.

The awareness that vitamin C is useful in the treatment of cancer is chiefly attributable to the pioneering work of Dr. Linus Pauling. In 1976, he and a Scottish surgeon, Dr. Ewan Cameron, reported that patients treated with high doses of vitamin C had survived three to four times longer than similar patients who did not receive vitamin C supplements. The study was conducted during the early 1970s at the Vale of Leven Hospital in Loch Lomonside, Scotland. Dr Cameron treated 100 advanced cancer patients with 10,000 milligrams of vitamin C per day.

The progress of these patients was then compared with that of 1,000 patients (of other doctors) who had not received vitamin C. The findings were published in 1976, with Pauling as co-author, in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The 1976 report emphasized that all of the patients had previously received conventional treatment (i.e., the “Big 3”). The vitamin C patients were reported to have a mean survival time of 300 days longer than the other patients, with an improved quality of life. Their experiments proved conclusively that vitamin C is a superior treatment for terminal patients versus chemotherapy.

The Cancer Industry was furious with Pauling and Cameron. There was no way that these two “quacks” and their vitamin therapy were going to cut into the chemotherapy cash cow. There was too much at stake for the Cancer Industry. Shareholders needed huge profits. The Boards of Directors needed 7-figure salaries and golden parachutes. Children needed Ivy League educations. So, following standard operating procedure, there was a “smear” campaign to discredit Dr. Pauling. The truth about what Cameron and Pauling had discovered had to be crushed. But they had a big problem: The results of these tests had already been published in Cameron and Pauling’s book, Cancer and Vitamin C.  So, the Cancer Industry and their cronies quickly went to work. They conducted three bogus studies with “predetermined” outcomes, all of which contradicted the findings of Cameron and Pauling. Here’s their dirty little secret: in all three studies, they failed to follow the selection protocol, failed to follow the treatment protocol, and performed some fancy linguistic and statistical tricks. Is it any wonder that, in the end, the Cancer Industry proudly proclaimed that Cameron and Pauling were quacks and that their research was not to be trusted? However, four totally independent studies used the same treatment protocol and got the same results as Pauling and Cameron. The three bogus studies did not use the same treatment protocol and did not get the same results.

According to Webster Kehr, “The Mayo Clinic studies were done specifically to discredit the work of two-time Nobel Prize winner Linus Pauling. Linus Pauling was getting people to believe there was “scientific evidence” for Vitamin C, and he had to be stopped. It is totally unacceptable (from the viewpoint of Big Pharma) for our corrupt government to allow any scientific evidence for alternative treatments of cancer. Because there was scientific evidence for Vitamin C, and because they could not shut-up a two-time Nobel Prize winner, there had to be bogus studies designed to divert people’s attention from the valid studies. Once the bogus studies were finished, the media could then take over the suppression of truth and immediately start blacklisting the valid studies.”

Dr. Abram Hoffer is commonly credited with being the principal founder of the alternative health movement using nutritional (orthomolecular) treatment methods. During his practice, extending more than 40 years, he treated thousands of patients primarily for cancer and schizophrenia, authoring many journal articles and books. As part of this effort, he collaborated with Dr. Linus Pauling in his focus on utilizing vitamin C (along with other nutrients) for the treatment of cancer.

How much vitamin C should you take? Studies have shown that in order to pump adequate levels of vitamin C into the cancerous cells, intravenous vitamin C (IVC) is the best protocol. Of course, you will need to be under the supervision of a doctor – you don’t want to try to give yourself an IV of vitamin C! The key is to be consistent with large quantities of vitamin C. It needs to be taken several times every day.

The Riordan Clinic, a large research clinic, in Wichita, Kansas, offers IVC therapy. Their website is For a video, visit Dr. Cameron’s entire protocol is available at the following website:


Laetrile–Vitamin B17–Amygdalin (A Holistic Treatment Approach)

September, 2016

Carl O Helvie, RN., Dr.P.H.


Amygdalin is an herb found in the kernels of fruits of the Genus Prunus (synonym amygdalus), which includes cherries, peaches, plums, prunes and apricots and is one of the oldest supplements used against cancer. Apricot kernels were initially mentioned in the first written record about herbal medicine compiled in 1065-771 BC and was mentioned again when used in 980-1037 by a Persian pharmacist who recommended apricot bitter almond oil in the treatment of tumors of the spleen, uterus, stomach and liver. Systematic study of amygdalin begin when crystalline amygdalin was isolated in 1830 by two French chemists, Robiquet and Boutron. In 1845 the Parisian Gazette Medicale published an article by the Russian physician, Dr T. Inosemtoff, Professor at the Imperial University of Moscow, who claimed he successfully halted the development of two cases of metastases cancers using amygdaline. In the 1920’s it was used in the United States as a cancer treatment but was later considered too toxic despite earlier research in 1887 by Dr Otto Jacobsen who reported that it was not toxic based upon 99 publications over the previous 20 years.

In the 1940’s Ernest T. Krebs, Jr. , a biochemist, because interested in amygdalin and in 1952 gave the name vitamin B17 to the purified form. In 1962 he requested certification from the FDA but was turned down. In 1962, Dr. John Morrone reported his use of Laetrile with 10 patients suffering from “inoperable cancer.” The intravenous injections treatment duration ranged from 4 to 43 weeks, and dosage ranged from 9 to 133 gms. He concluded “The use of Laetrile… in 10 cases of inoperable cancer, all with metastases, provided dramatic relief of pain, discontinuance of narcotics, control of fetor [stench from a tumor], improved appetite, and reduction of adenopathy [swollen lymph nodes]. The results suggest regression of the malignant lesion…. No other side effects [other than transient episodes of low blood pressure] were noted except slight itching and a sensation of heat in the affected areas, which was transitory in all cases.”

In 1966,  Proceedings of the Ninth International Cancer Congress, reported a ten-year laetrile trial in Europe that involved 150 patients. Fifty percent of all cases in treatment showed objective improvement” and laetrile was “an extremely useful chemotherapeutic drug” according to the report. Speaking on the toxicity of laetrile, Dr. Dean Burk (National Cancer Institute) in 1968 concluded “Amygdalin is impressively nontoxic from the pharmacological point of view” and “nonhydrolyzed amygdalin is less toxic than glucose.” In 1971, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) banned the sale and use of laetrile in the United States and in that same year a report from the Pasteur Institute (Paris), of an animal study with mice infected with human cancer cells and treated with laetrile showed an increased life span and delayed tumor growth up to 100%. In 1971 Dr Manuel Navarro. M.D. former professor of medicine in Manila reported he had treated over 500 cancer patients with laetrile (oral, IV) over the previous 18 years as an oncologist and most were terminal when treated. He said the treatments were very successful and comparable or superior to results he obtained using more toxic standard cytotoxic agents.

A lot of research continued over the next 40 years that produces conflicting results dependent upon a variety of factors include methodological issues (see discussion under cancer prevention on this site) and protocol issues such as use of vitamin B17 alone vs addition of pancreatic enzymes and other supplements discussed below and accepted as necessary aspects of laetrile treatment. Some highlights of the research include the continued banning of laetrile and the banning of moving it across state lines by the FDA, negative research results by traditional institutions (and questioned by laetrile advocates) such as Sloan Kettering, the National Cancer Institute, and the Unites States Public Health Service (USPHS), positive results by Dr Ernesto Contreras and by Kanematsu Sugiura who carried out three research studies and reported from Sloane Kettering, Dr Franz Nieper who determined from research laetrile was the most effective of all cancer treatments, the Institute von Ardenne in Dresden, Germany reported positive research results with laetrile as did Dr. Vern L. van Breeman of Salisbury State College, Maryland. Research findings in general seem to be reported as negative from official organizations and positive from independent researchers. In 2016 I spoke with Dr Francisco Contreras, medical director of Oasis of Hope, who stated that laetrile was the most effective treatment they had used while treating over 100,000 cancer patients. It should also be noted that official agencies have the most to loose if a cheap cancer treatment were validated because cancer is a multi-billion dollar industry.

Joe Vialls (2003) in an article titled Is Cancer Merely a Vitamin Deficiency Disease discusses the lack of cancer in both the Hunza tribe in the Himalayan Mountains (a mainly vegetarian culture) and the Eskimos and American Indians eating traditional diets of mainly wild game with berries when in season. What both had in common was eating large amounts of vitamin B17 in the traditional diet (the Hunza tribe and in the grass eaten by the game that served as nutrients for the Eskimo and American Indians and the dried berries they ate). It is estimated that the diet of these groups consists of between 250 and 3,000 mg of vitamin B17 over a day whereas Europeans obtain around 2 mg daily. Research has also shown that when the Hunzas, Eskimos, and American Indians change from their traditional diet to a standard American diet the rate of cancer rises proportionately. As a final note, I used laetrile as a major part of my treatment for lung cancer, discussed below, and after 2 years was pronounced cancer free. I never had a recurrence, a common outcome of traditional treatment.

Rationale For Laetrile Therapy

Cancer is considered a nutritional deficiency in which taking laetrile will overcome that deficiency and returning the individual to a healthy state. My experience with the laetrile protocol prescribed by a practicing physician in 1974 follows.

Diagnosis and Treatment Decision

In 1974, I had a dream that told me to go for a chest x-ray. Because I believe this is one way God speaks with us, I followed through and was diagnosed with lung cancer, offered chemotherapy and surgery and given 6 months to live. After a process of analyzing dreams, comparing dreams with a colleague, and obtaining a psychic reading, I decided against chemo and surgery and chose instead to use natural holistic treatments. This was a difficult decision 42 years ago because as a nurse I was use to following doctor’s orders, the public including my nurse colleagues and family were conditioned to following doctor’s orders, and there was limited information on alternatives to chemo, radiation and surgery—remember this was before the Internet, naturopathic doctors, National Center for Alternative and Integrative Health and shifts in beliefs about doctors and about alternative treatments by the public.

My colleague located a physician in my state who used natural treatments and I consulted him. He had previously used laetrile very successfully at the National Cancer Institute but because of his success he was closed down by the government. This brave doctor who wanted to help others and who knew the success of laetrile in cancer treatment continued to provide care in his private office. He asked me to sign forms that I would not report him which I was happy to do. Unfortunately, he lost his medical license a few years later for helping others survive cancer.

Medical Treatment Plan-PHYSICAL ASPECTS

Laetrile/Apricot Kernels: First he re-examined me and confirmed that I had lung cancer. Then he prescribed the physical aspects of treatment. These include laetrile or vitamin B17 2,000 mg daily to be taken 500 mg at breakfast, 500 mg at dinner and 1,000 mg at bedtime. Laetrile, a natural product with large amounts found in the apricot kernel, is very effective in killing the cancer cells but not affecting normal cells. Traditional literature will tell you that laetrile has cyanide in and will kill you or send you to the emergency room. However, what they fail to tell you is that the cyanide requires specific enzymes to activate it and cancer cells have those enzymes but normal cells do not. Thus, it is specific for cancer cells but does not affect normal cells. In a recent discussion with Dr Francisco Contreras, one of the world’s authorities on laetrile, he told me that in their treatment of over 100,000 cancer patients at the Oasis of Hope, laetrile had been their most effective treatment of all. He also currently prescribes 3,000 mg daily of laetrile for the first 21 days of treatment and then dropping back to 2,000 that I used. Some people believe the laetrile is not as effective as it was previously because of soil depletion. In addition to laetrile, I ate 25 apricot kernels, a major source of laetrile, daily. I carried them in my pocket and ate them throughout the day. Because they are very bitter, I chewed them, swallowed and drank water quickly afterwards. Both laetrile and apricot kernels were continued for 2 years until I was pronounced cancer free.

Although I used oral laetrile, it can be administered intravenously (IV). IV laetrile has the advantage of allowing larger doses than are possible with oral laetrile because the GI tract cannot tolerate higher doses than identified above. If you have resources to provide IV laetrile, sources of and data on its use are available. Just ask. It will greatly facilitate a cure.

Pancreatic Enzymes: A second important part of treatment was pancreatic enzymes. My doctor prescribed Wobe Mogus from Germany —1,000 mg taken 3 tablets at bedtime for one week, then 1 tablet daily for 1 week, then 1 tablet taken 6 days a week. Pancreatic enzymes in very large amounts have cancer killing ability but are used mainly to soften the cancer shell around the cells to make them more susceptible to the laetrile; and also to supplement the deficient enzymes that are absent in most cancer patients. Our GI system was made for raw foods and when raw food is ripe it has enzymes that help break down the food in the upper stomach where it sits for 30 to 45 minutes. This preserves the pancreatic enzymes for digestion lower in the GI tract. However, our standard American diet (SAD) made up of processed, irradiated, cooked foods does not facilitate digestion in the upper stomach and subsequently puts a tremendous burden on pancreatic enzymes. With cancer patients on the SAD diet pancreatic enzymes are used to digest foods when they are needed to facilitate the absorption of vitamins, minerals, supplements, and cancer killers.

It should be mentioned that Wobe Mogus was banned by the FDA and is no longer available. A substitute is Mega-Enzyme Forte that can be taken in the same dose as Wobe Mogus. Note that most pancreatic enzymes are blood thinners so discuss with your physician if you are on one.

Bromelain was also prescribed as a digestive enzyme. I took 100 mg 3 tables before breakfast and 3 before dinner. Bromelain is interesting because if taken with food it is a digestive aid but if taken between meals it is an anti-inflammatory and reduces pain. Because it is a blood thinner you should consult a doctor if on any blood thinners for your heart or other conditions. A major source of bromelain is found in pineapple. I took this for 2 years until I was pronounced cancer free by my doctor.

Vitamin A was taken for 1 year. For the first week I took three 50,000 International Units (iu) twice a day, then two 50,000 iu twice a day for the second week, and then one 50,000iu daily for a year. My doctor told me this was to prevent normal cells from converting to cancer cells. I expressed concern about taking such high doses of vitamin A, a fat soluble vitamin where excesses are stored in the fat instead of excreted like vitamin B and C-the water soluble vitamins. However, he told me he was prescribing vitamin E, another fat soluble vitamin, to help reduce the toxicity. I never had side effects to this regimen.

It is also interesting to note that in April, 2014 an article in International Journal of Oncology concluded that a derivative of vitamin A known as retinoic acid that is found in carrots and sweet potatoes helps pre-cancer cells revert back to normal cells. In the study breast cancer cells, normal cells, and precancerous cells were treated with vitamin A. The treatment had no effect on normal cells or cancer cells but reverted the precancerous cells back to normal cells exactly as my doctor explained in 1974. So the good medical practice of my doctor was way ahead of research.

Vitamin E one 400 iu capsule daily taken at breakfast to protect from toxicity of vitamin A and also an immune builder.

Vitamin C one 5,000 mg time released capsule taken 4 times a day, another immune builder and cancer killer.

Pantothenic Acid (vitamin B5) one 100 mg tablet taken with dinner.

Pangamic Acid (vitamin B15) one 50 mg tablet daily.

Minerals included Magnesium, calcium and zinc. Zinc is especially important because it carries the laetrile to the cancer cells.

Other Supplements: Yeast tablets-10 daily, Comfrey pepsin, a digestive aid taken 2 tablets each meal. (People are currently warned about using this because of its toxic effect.) Lecithin-one capsule at breakfast and one at dinner.

Diet: My doctor restricted my diet to fruit, vegetables, grains, and nuts so I was on what is currently considered a vegan diet. Fruits and vegetables were further restricted to 75% raw with some additional cooked ones (limited because cooking destroys important enzymes). The major things to be omitted were: animal protein (including all beef, pork, lamb, poultry, and fish), all dairy products (milk, cream, and cheese), and all simple sugars (cake, pie, candy, donuts, ice cream). Doctors had previously found that patients who followed the more restricted diet without protein and sugar consistently did better than those who did not. The main reason for restricting protein were:1) proteins required the greatest amount of time and chemical energy of all nutrients for digestion and assimilation, In patients with advanced metabolic disease it is preferable to supply the necessary amino acids in tablet form and rely upon other sources such as carbohydrates for energy production. 2) If the digestive system, including liver and pancreas, is not functioning properly, as is often the case in cancer patients, animal protein may be incompletely digested and undergo putrefaction. Thus, some toxic metabolic by products will be formed instead of amino acids. These substances will further strain an already overloaded liver and interfere with vital biochemical processes in normal tissues.3) protein diverts the enzymes needed to absorb and assimilate the vitamins, minerals and supplements needed for the treatment. Despite the lack of animal protein in my diet, I received an adequate intake of essential amino acids from the fruit and vegetables and from the protein tablets (Ag/Pro) prescribed by my doctor.

Ag/Pro Amino Acids three to nine tablets daily were allowed to compensate for the reduced intake of protein. I took 3 tables with each meal which I found necessary because at one point I showed signs of protein deficiency.

Detoxing:   My doctor recommended that I fast for a day or two each month with only fruit or vegetable juices. I was also taking the comfrey pepsin mentioned earlier.

Exercise: Although my doctor did not specifically mention exercise, I knew it was important for maintaining muscle mass, alignment of body organs, maintaining proper weight and a healthy body. I continued my regime of exercise and baths at the health club, and also walking daily on the ocean front. More recently research has pointed to the value of exercise for not only prevention of heart disease, obesity diabetes and other diseases but also CANCER. So perhaps God was looking out for me.

Mental/Spiritual Interventions

Although my doctor did not mention mental/spiritual interventions and this omission often continues today, my public health education enforced concepts of multiple factors leading to disease or wellness processes so I was conditioned to thinking in a holistic health way. In addition, for four years prior to my cancer experience I volunteered during summers as camp nurse for the Edgar Cayce organization and learned about the alternative natural treatments of Edgar Cayce that were always holistic. Thus, it was natural to consider the body as physical, mental, and spiritual and to add interventions consistent with this concept. In addition, I added the environment, relationships, and politics to my definition of holistic health because all affect health. Using a holistic approach in personal and professional practice since 1970 many consider me a pioneer in this approach to treatment of cancer and other disease and wellness processes.

Some mental activities used in treatment included affirmations, meditation, visualization, relaxation exercises, remaining positive, replacing negative thoughts with positive ones.

Spiritual activities included prayer, church prayer lists, faith in a higher being, strengthen my practice of patience, faith, and forgiveness, daily focus on being of service to others, obtain and give support to friends, family and colleagues.

Mental/Spiritual interventions will not be discussed further but if the reader is interested in the research on these interventions and ways to develop them, they are referred to the section on Prevention under Resources that presents a detail discussion. Although not a part of my treatment newer concepts and ways to develop cancer protection or recovery such as gratitude, and compassion are also discussed in that section.

Environment, Relationships, and Politics

The environment, relationships, and politics round out my definition of holistic health. For my lung cancer treatment environmental interventions included maintaining a smoke free environment, having my house evaluated for radon, and maintaining a house free of mold, pesticides, and chemicals. For relationships I maintained these with students, peer, and family, and received and gave support as necessary (research shows this increased probability of recovery). Politics are less important during the actual treatment phase of cancer but should be considered thereafter to help give back to others. Activities may include educating others on natural holistic ways of dealing with diseases to lay and professional groups through social media, wrote a book on my experience and shared on over 100 radio and television programs to bring awareness of the natural holistic approach, worked individually with politicians and through professional organizations and with other related groups to bring about change in areas such as insurance coverage for alternative treatment and health care for all people.

Use as Primary vs Secondary Cancer Treatment. At least one well known cancer website states that Laetrile should not be used as a primary treatment for cancer but could be used as a secondary treatment. They continue on to discuss it’s lack of immune building properties, and inability to revert chemo damaged cells to normal cells. Lee Euler in his Cancer Defeated newsletter #27 says “It should be noted that Laetrile was never meant to be a stand-alone cancer treatment like a drug… but to be used in combination with supplements, diet and enzymes.” I agree with Euler that it should not be used alone such as taking only apricot seeds or laetrile, but should be part of a protocol as suggested here.

From my own experience using the laetrile protocol for lung cancer and from discussions with other survivors with a variety of cancers who used laetrile, from talking with medical practitioners, and from research studies, I believe when used properly the holistic laetrile cancer approach is very effective as a primary treatment but like all treatments can be approved upon as suggested below. Some of the interventions identified above are immune builders and others revert precancerous cells to normal. Additional immune builders are suggested below although those listed above were adequate for several of us who survived cancer. The mental/spiritual interventions in my protocol discussed here are also important because they increase faith, optimism, patience, love and other spiritual attributes that can influence the DNA and expression of genes by switch certain ones on and off including those that influence cancer cell development as reported in the emerging field of epigenetics. A review of research on mental/spiritual interventions on this website will show how powerful positive thoughts and actions are.

Need for Expert Technical Support During Treatment

Another comment on the above mentioned website is that laetrile requires expert technical support that is not available at home. In my own experience I saw my alternative doctor at the beginning of treatment and followed my progress with my primary doctor every 6 months. My primary doctor did not know I was using any treatment and thought we were in a wait and see mode so he was not available for consultation. I was successful without technical support. Others survivors I have talked with have also followed their own progress through the Navarro test or others and without the need for expert technical support. Some have also used IV laetrile at home successfully. So it is possible to follow this protocol without an expert technical support but support is probably best for most cancer patients. However, the availability of well qualified naturopathic doctors nationally for supervision should make home support more accessible.


This protocol worked well for me and after 2 years I was declared cancer free. In addition, I never had a recurrence in the subsequent 40 years following recovery which is a common occurrence in traditional treatment. However, from research in the literature and with cancer patients, there are interventions that could be added to the protocol that I believe might strengthen it. Some of these follow.

Vitamin D3. Research shows that 75% of cancer patients have low vitamin D3 levels according to WebMD. In addition, the National Cancer Institute reports that vitamin D3” might slow or prevent the development of cancer, including promoting cellular differentiation, decreased cancer cell growth, stimulating cell death (apoptosis) and reducing blood vessel formation (angiogenesis). “ It is easy to obtain a vitamin D3 blood level and take supplements to eliminate the deficiency. Thus, I believe this is an important addition to any cancer protocol.

Immune Building. Research is contradictory on the effectiveness of immune builders in the treatment of cancer but many alternative cancer treatment centers start treatment protocols with a proper diet and immune builders. In addition, Dr Corthay, a scientist from Norway presents evidence in favor of using immune builders as part of cancer treatment. Some of his rationale includes: immunodeficiency in rats and humans is associated with an increased cancer risk; organ transplant recipients treated with immunosuppressing drugs are more like to develop cancer; and those with immune deficiency due to HIV are at a higher risk of cancer. He continues to present 5 more convincing arguments for this connection. Thus, it seems important to add these until research consistently fails to support it.

My favorite immune builder and one that is used in one cancer treatment center that I know of is Host Defense, My Community. It is a mushroom preparation made of 17 types of organically grown mushrooms. I have used this product successfully for many years and take 2 daily. It can be purchase on Amazon or through a Google search.

A second immune builder is Beta-1,3d Glucan that was recommended by Bill Henderson to stimulate the immune system. Avoid aspirin and NSAID while on this product. Available at

A third one is Colostrum-some people, especially athletes, use colostrum as an immune builder but the research on its effect on the immune system is inconsistent, I used it periodically for several years but since it is made with bovine milk it is now inconsistent with my vegan diet. I used 6 capsules daily. It would not be best with the vegan diet recommended for the laetrile treatment protocol.

In addition Enzymes- have also been used to boost the immune system. As we age, we may experience stress, poor diet, environmental toxins and other challenges and as a result enzymes may become deficient in the body and supplementation may be necessary. Dr Steven Lamm on the Dr Oz show recommends taking the digestion test available for free at before selecting an enzyme. Symptoms of enzyme deficiency include gas, constipation, diarrhea, skin rashes, bloating, gastric upset and a lowered immune function. Enzymes are usually in pill form and may support the immune system, those gluten sensitivity, lactose intolerance, or support carbohydrates, fats, and protein digestion separately or in a blend of all. They are taken just before a meal to boost your own enzymes.

Last, Vitamin C, E and B6 will also boost the immune system and you will recognize that these were part of the laetrile protocol.

Budwig Diet- has been used successfully by cancer patients. A brief overview will be added here and you can look elsewhere in this section for more information. I mix 6 tbsp organic 2% or 1% cottage cheese with 3 tbsp flax oil (keep refrigerated after opening flax oil).   Mix these two ingredients with an electric hand held blender until the oil is not visible. It might look like egg salad when mixed right.

Grind 2 tbsp flax seed, grind up in a coffee grinder fresh (these seeds go rancid within 20 minutes of grinding, so add it to the mix quick and eat) You might also choose to add some fruit and take like a smoothie as I do.

Because the chemical composition changes when mixed the ingredients are compatible with the laetrile protocol that restricts dairy products.

Expert Interview: Listen to the interview with Klaus Pertl—Lothar Himeise on their 3-E program at their cancer center in Germany built around the Budwig Diet and based upon their work with Dr Budwig. Go to-Resources—Interviews with Cancer Doctors—Klaus Perlt.

Detoxing after chemo/radiation. Because chemotherapy and radiation introduce so many toxic chemicals to the body during traditional cancer treatment, detoxing is likely necessary afterwards to prevent recurrence of cancer. For a further discussion on detoxing after chemo/radiation go to Resources—Selected Cancer Treatments—Reducing Symptoms after Chemo/Radiation.

Video of Carl O Helvie discussing his laetrile protocol used in 1874

Review of Carl O Helvie’s Protocol using Laetrile