President Nixon signed the War on Cancer into Law in 1971. Some forty-five years and several billion dollars later, it looks like we have lost the battle. Or have we?
What if a natural solution had been there all along, just overlooked by the pharmaceutical industry?
When a new, natural, and non-toxic way to address cancer is being discovered, it is a game changer that does not go unnoticed in the scientific community. But instead of being hailed and embraced, it is fiercely opposed by prominent scientists with strong ties with the pharmaceutical industry and the might of the government is called to the rescue. As a result, we are losing the war on cancer.
Mirko Beljanski, PhD, one of the first green molecular biologists, was called upon by President Mitterrand of France to treat his prostate cancer, allowing him to reach his second term in office, but upon his death, Beljanski became the subject of relentless persecution aimed at wiping out this information. In Winning the War on Cancer, his daughter Sylvie Beljanski outlines her journey of learning about her father’s discoveries, and ensuring his legacy is available to all those struggling with the disease today.
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About the Author
Sylvie Beljanski was born in New York City after her father, Mirko Beljanski, Ph.D. came to New York to pursue a two-year fellowship with Nobel Prize winner, Severo Ochoa, known for his DNA research on living cells. Raised and educated in Paris, Ms. Beljanski completed her undergraduate studies at The Sorbonne, and after receiving her law degree, she was admitted to the French Bar.
In 1996, Ms. Beljanski founded Natural Source International, Ltd., a company that brings together science and nature to create innovative, natural/organic health and beauty products. These well-known products are now used around the world. Then in 1999, Ms. Beljanski founded The Beljanski Foundation, a registered not-for-profit, whose mission is to further Dr. Mirko Beljanski's research within a network of high-profile research institutions. Since then she has been serving as Vice-President of the Foundation, relentlessly spreading the word and educating the public about the effects of environmental toxics on our health.
Ms. Beljanski is a sought-after speaker at health and wellness conferences globally, where she has educated thousands of people about the importance of detoxification as a defense against harmful toxins that can cause serious disease and infections. She recommends The Beljanski Approach to Wellness as a practical means to avoid environmental toxins, remove them, and repair the cellular process.
In 2017, Ms. Beljanski will be opening the doors to Maison Beljanski, located in the heart of Manhattan and dedicated to the legacy of her father, Dr. Beljanski. The first floor, home of The Beljanski Foundation, will also serve as a site to host numerous conferences on different aspects of health and wellness. Ms. Beljanski currently resides in New York City.
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FINDING MY VOICE
"You were born with the ability to change someone's life — don't ever waste it."
I have the privilege of educating the public about cancer and the research program pursued by The Beljanski Foundation.
My message is a positive one, backed by real science, serious studies, and published data. A jaw-dropping cancer research program is ongoing in the U.S., yet it remains little known. In the face of the rising occurrence rates of different cancers, the results of this research could save many lives. That knowledge makes me relentless in reaching beyond the status quo, and insisting on sharing this groundbreaking science. Every new publication brings me sheer joy.
After all, that's what my life is all about now.
Just a few months ago, I had the opportunity to give a presentation at NAVEL Expo–a Long Island wellness event. My good friend, Alex Lubarsky, Founder and CEO of Health Media Group and organizer of the event, booked me as a keynote speaker. I was extremely eager to deliver my presentation and share the quality and originality of the latest results from The Beljanski Foundation's sponsored research concerning cancer stem cells. As I was the speaker of the hour, I looked forward to having the undivided attention of all the attendees at the trade show.
Cancer stem cells are crucial to cancer research because they are those cells known to be resistant to chemotherapy. They also induce relapse and metastasis (when cancer travels from one part of the body to another) by giving rise to new tumors.
Over the past sixty years, cancer death rates in the U.S. have decreased only slightly. Those years have also seen billions of dollars invested in research that have turned cancer into a multi trillion-dollar industry. Traditional treatments for cancer include surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. But even though these treatments can shrink or eliminate tumors, often, the cancer can return with a vengeance. This is due to the cancer stem cells.
According to research, cancer cells are not all created equal. A malignant tumor or the circulating cancerous cells of leukemia, for instance, can harbor many different cell types. The stem cell theory of cancer proposes that among all cancerous cells, only a few act as stem cells.
The concept that cancer is primarily driven by a minute population of stem cells has important implications. As the Ludwig Center for Cancer Stem Cell Research and Medicine explains:
"Many new anticancer therapies are evaluated based on their ability to shrink tumors, but if the therapies are not killing the cancer stem cells, the tumor will soon grow back (often with a vexing resistance to the previously used therapy). An analogy would be a weeding technique that is evaluated based on how low it can chop the weed stalks — but no matter how low the weeds are cut, if the roots aren't taken out, the weeds will just grow back. Another important implication is that it is the cancer stem cells that give rise to metastases and can also act as a reservoir of cancer cells that may cause a relapse after surgery, radiation, or chemotherapy has eliminated all observable signs of a cancer."
Given the importance of this topic, you can imagine how excited I was to present one of the latest studies that was done through The Beljanski Foundation's research program in collaboration with University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC). Research has shown that both plant extracts developed by my late father, Mirko Beljanski, namely the Pao pereira extract and the Rauwolfia vomitoria extract, worked beautifully against pancreatic cancer stem cells, as well as ovarian cancer stem cells. Pancreatic and ovarian cancers are very difficult to treat because they are usually diagnosed very late, and the tumor cells generally become resistant to the drugs chosen for treatment. However, in the previously stated experiment, all the cancer stems cells were completely eradicated by natural extracts, which are not toxic to healthy cells, and in only a matter of hours!
My presentation had been highly publicized, and my picture was even on the cover of the NAVEL Expo magazine. I knew the data I held in my possession was nothing less than stunning. Very excited, and only a little nervous, I walked into the room already filled beyond capacity with hundreds of people waiting to hear what I had to say.
I took out my USB drive to place it in the computer and suddenly realized in horror that there was no computer. In fact, there was no projector either! How was I going to present my data?
I swallowed hard and tried to compose myself, but my heart was beating so loud I was sure it could be heard by even those standing in the back. Without a word to my waiting audience, I raced out of the room in a panic to find Alex and beg his help.
"Please Alex! My presentation is NOW and I have no computer and I have no projector and the people are waiting and I ..."
I don't even know if I finished my sentence. I had to get back to the room pronto and say something to all those people waiting to hear about cancer research. Despite my high heels, I literally sprinted back to the room, and took a deep breath.
Usually my presentations were data-driven, meaning I carefully avoided making it personal. I did not feel comfortable with anything personal. Ever. I felt that since I did not have the proper scientific background or credentials, I was not entitled to a voice or opinion. I was thinking of myself as an anonymous vector presenting data on behalf of The Beljanski Foundation. Sure the Foundation was my creation, the meting out of my promise to my father to carry on his work, and it was my idea to pursue this avenue of research with KUMC, but still I felt that it was not my research, my data.
However, we were waiting for the equipment, so I had no choice but to improvise. I could not just stare back at people who were staring at me, still waiting to hear about cancer research. I had to start somewhere.
"How many of you have heard my presentations before?"
Very few raised their hand, so I felt I needed to introduce myself. I started with the obvious — my French accent — which always made me feel intimidated about public speaking. To me, it was the elephant in the room.
"Do you have any idea why a French lady would come on this beautiful Sunday afternoon to Long Island to speak to you about cancer when I am not a cancer survivor and I am not a cancer researcher?"
And there it was. Nothing in my background had prepared me to be there on that stage one day. It is even fair to say that growing up I wasn't really interested in science. My focus was entirely different. In fact, I eventually passed the Paris (France) bar exam, and was then invited to join a New York law firm. So you see how far off I was from being a science scholar.
My parents were both scientists working at the Pasteur Institute in Paris. My mother, Monique, was a research engineer and my father, Mirko Beljanski, a Director of Research with a PhD in molecular biology (having received his degree in 1951 from the Sorbonne in Paris). They worked together for forty-nine years. It was my father who discovered the anticancer use and anti-viral benefits of the specific botanical extracts which were the topic of my presentation. As a self- acknowledged workaholic passionate about biology, he published and left a body of 133 peer-reviewed publications.
A number of these publications were read by a group of French doctors who became very interested in working with my father to develop plant extracts and distribute them to patients. When I was growing up, there was an ongoing line of people coming to the apartment crying because they had been diagnosed with cancer. As a little girl I thought, "Good, we're getting rid of them," when they left. But inevitably three or four months later, they were coming back with flowers saying they were doing better. It seemed endless — this array of people showing up crying, then returning with gifts, chocolate, and flowers — because they were doing better. Growing up, I felt my life was absolutely overrun by those people, and I swore I would never get involved in that ...
* * *
It was another lonely, miserable day. The sun was beaming through the large kitchen windows of our Paris apartment, but I felt cold. Cold and lonely. I fiddled with the bowl of lentil soup that had grown just as cold as I felt while I had been sitting at the table trying to eat. I wasn't hungry. My parents had, once again, left me to finish lunch alone and I felt tossed out of their lives ... once again. What was so important about plant extracts, anyway? Why did they always have to be at that laboratory day and night and couldn't seem to find the time to listen to what I had to say or understand how I felt about anything? And even when they were home, we were constantly invaded by some sick-looking men and women looking for help and handouts.
I felt the tears roll down my face and watched as they dropped and disappeared, one by one, into the bowl of soup like tiny ice crystals tumbling from the sky to dance on a lonely skating rink. It was bad enough that those people were coming to the apartment all hours of the night. In the morning, it was the same thing. The tall, thin woman that got us all out of bed was particularly frightening. Although she wore a bright red beret with a large, multi-colored feather sticking out of the top, I knew she was bald. Why did my parents want to help another ghastly woman? And what about me? Didn't they know I was sick too?
By all standards, I was a well-fed, well-clothed, well-schooled little girl; but I was craving for attention, and confusing attention with love. I remember thinking: "If only I was bacteria, or something like that, maybe they would pay attention to me."
* * *
Little did I know, as I was growing up, that the two extraordinary plant products my father discovered and perfected would have such astoundingly far-reaching effects. They changed my parents' lives and they changed the history of France. They eventually changed my own life in ways I could have never imagined.
In 1990 French President François Mitterrand was officially diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer. He was two years into his second seven- year term of office at the time. Actually, he had been sick for several years already, but the French President's health situation had been kept secret for as long as possible. By 1992, with three years left in his second term, the President was very obviously sick and surgery could not be delayed any further.
After surgery, the President's surgeon declared that nothing could be done as the cancer had already spread too far. He suggested administering morphine for the pain, and preparing the country for early elections.
But Mitterrand — as any good French story goes — had a mistress, and his mistress's great family doctor was known to have outstanding results with prostate cancer by using my father's products. Dr. Philip de Kuyper, who had a thriving practice in the city of Versailles, was immediately invited to come to the Elysée Palace (the French equivalent of the White House), and see if he could help Mitterrand.
Dr. de Kuyper was quick to oblige. When he arrived at the Elysée Palace, Mitterrand was lying in his bed.
"What can you do for me? Help me suffer less? Help me die peacefully?"
"I think we can do better than that Mr. President. Based on my experience and if you are serious about taking the pills I am going to prescribe you, I think we can not only slow down the progression of the disease, but we can reasonably hope to get you back on your feet."
"Nothing would be more important to me than to finish my work."
So, Mitterrand began taking the Pao pereira and the Rauwolfia vomitoria extracts. Against all odds, he started to get better.
Of course, at the same time, there were government ministers who had heard from the official surgeon that it was time to prepare the country for early elections. On one hand, there were officials scrambling to prepare a funeral and early elections — with politicians positioning themselves to take over. On the other hand, the President was improving with each passing day and becoming less willing to let go of power. A tense situation arose between these officials who were ready and willing to seize power, and a President who was not ready, nor willing, to relinquish that power.
The President was thankful for the life-saving extracts. Despite the fact that all the traditional doctors and protégés of the Elysée Palace were raging an open war against Dr. de Kuyper, describing this — until then — well-respected physician as a quack practicing quackery. In 1995, in an interview published in Paris Match (a prestigious French news magazine) Mitterrand acknowledged that the products Dr. de Kuyper was giving him were truly making a difference in his health.
In May 1995, Mitterrand, against all odds, was able to finish his second term and leave the Elysée Palace with all the honors and respect of a living president. A few months after leaving office, he decided that it was time to stop all medications, and let nature take its course. Reportedly on January 6, 1996 Mitterrand, a long-time opponent of euthanasia, was given a fatal intravenous injection to end his suffering, at his own request.
As long as Mitterrand was alive, nothing happened. My father was protected.
However, shortly after Mitterrand passed away, the officials who had been greatly disturbed with Mitterrand's unexpected recovery came back for revenge against my father and Dr. de Kuyper. The idea that integrative medicine could do better than official medicine was unacceptable to them. It was a clash between the established medical system with its patented, synthetic drugs and a more natural approach. Anything natural that works better than synthetic drugs is perceived as a frontal attack on the entire economy of pharmaceutical companies. This rings especially true in France, where the government has its say in all things economic. The products, the man who conceived them, and all the know-how surrounding them must be destroyed.
At the time, my father was operating the only independent research laboratory in France, located in Saint Prim, in the Burgundy region. He had moved there in 1988, at age 65, having reached the mandatory age of retirement for academics in France.
On October 9, 1996, exactly nine months after Mitterrand's passing, the French S.W.A.T. team (in French the "GIGN") showed up in Saint Prim at 6:00 a.m. with machine guns, dogs, and a helicopter circling the laboratory. The scene seemed surreal for this sleepy little town. My father was handcuffed unceremoniously while walls were checked for secret hiding places. All products, samples for analysis, laboratory notebooks, letters, and research papers were seized. A moving truck was brought in to carry away computers, copy machines, and all raw materials, without even bothering to make an inventory of what was being taken away. The operation "ISA 2" was classified top secret, and those guys did not belong to the justice system at all, but to the military. Go ask a machine gun to show its warrant!
The GIGN made scores of arrests. There were about 700 doctors and several pharmacists working closely with my father at the time, and with more energy and determination than was ever used to chase down a dangerous gang of drug dealers, the GIGN searched the homes of all individuals who they suspected of using the products or being involved in their distribution. My brother's home was ransacked in front of his wife and children. The same would have probably happened to me, if I had not already been living in New York at the time. I learned that thousands of people in the following weeks took to the streets of Paris and other cities of France to show their support for my father and ask for free access to his botanical extracts. But the political power was stronger than the power of the street, and so the marches (and the marchers) were simply ignored.
It was at this point in telling my story when, finally, the computer and the projector arrived.
I had begun telling the audience this true-life drama merely to keep them from walking out, but during my talk something more had happened, something bigger.
I felt the audience was captivated by the action-packed scenario I relayed. Before beginning to present my slides, I had to complete my story.
I quickly told them the three things I promised my father on his deathbed:
1. To take the case, on his behalf, to the European Court of Human Rights.
2. To make sure the products would continue to be available.
3. To continue to do research with those extracts because the research validates their quality.
I explained that this, my last promise, is why I was now standing in front of this audience, scheduled to give a conference on cancer!
By then I had only twenty minutes left to talk about the research. I was extremely eager to present the valuable data, especially the stem cells study, so I quickly led them through the research conducted at KUMC by Drs. Qi Chen and Jeanne Drisko. These doctors have been interested in ovarian as well as pancreatic cancer and have explored the potential of Beljanski's botanical extracts as alternative therapeutic agents for these cancers.(Continues…)
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Finding My Voice 7
Chapter 2 Destruction 19
Chapter 3 Ciris and The Beljanski Foundation 57
Chapter 4 The Symposium 57
Chapter 5 Hunting for Pao pereira 73
Chapter 6 Jackpot 87
Chapter 7 All Over Again 103
Chapter 8 And the Science Goes On 119
Chapter 9 A Toxic World 135
Chapter 10 A Unique Undertaking 151
Epilogue The Tea Route-Homecoming 165
Bonus 1 Notes from Christian Marcowith, M.D 169
Bonus 2 Claim your complementary access to an on-demand CME credit webinar 179
Appendix 1 Scientific Publications of Mirko Beljanski 181
Appendix 2 Pao pereira content comparison chart (Flavopereirine) 195
Appendix 3 RNA Fragments comparison chart 197
Appendix 4 Retrocitation Dr. Howard M. Temin 198
Appendix 5 Letter from Dr. Sten Friberg 199
About the Author 203