The Cancer Secret Hidden in
This Well-Known Christmas Plant
February 9th, 2014 by Holly Cornish
It’s banned in the U.S. and Australia, but in Germany it’s a recognized treatment that’s covered by the national health plan.
This potent cancer remedy was used by former President Ronald Reagan to treat his cancer when he was in office. He went on to live another 19 years. Suzanne Somers used it, too, and mentions it in her book Knockout: Interviews with Doctors Who are Curing Cancer.
But it dates back much farther than either Reagan or Somers. The ancient Druids and Greeks considered it a cure-all for many medical problems.
However, you probably associate it with kissing during the Christmas season. Keep reading and I’ll tell you what it can do. . .
Chances are high that if you’ve ever even heard about mistletoe extract in the U.S., it’s been labeled “quackery”. The FDA hasn’t deemed it fit for approval, and they’re the last word on everything, right?
But notwithstanding the bigots and scam artists who run our medical system, mistletoe is a powerful medicinal plant, used to treat many things. But it’s especially deadly on cancer tumors.
Doctors in Germany treat more than 50% of their cancer patients with mistletoe.
While Germans may get insurance coverage for it, Americans who travel to German clinics for mistletoe and other treatments pay just pennies on the dollar compared to American cancer protocols. And they often come back healthier and live full, rich lives after surviving their bout with cancer.
Proven by 3,000 studies the FDA ignores
More than 3,000 studies conducted from 1985 and 2006 back up mistletoe’s claims. Most recently…
A University of Adelaide study in Australia compared the effectiveness of three types of mistletoe extract and chemotherapy on colon cancer. They also compared mistletoe by itself to chemotherapy.
It turns out that the mistletoe extract called Fraxini, obtained from ash tress, was highly effective against colon cancer cells. It was also kinder and gentler to healthy intestinal cells than chemotherapy was.
But here’s the real kicker… They also found that Fraxini was more potent than chemotherapy. It reduced the viability of cancer cells when used by itself. And it improved chemo’s potency against cancer cells when the two were used in combination.
Of the three mistletoe extracts tested, Fraxini was the least toxic to healthy cells. That’s important, because toxins are to blame for chemo’s most severe side effects.
Cancer patients survive 40% longer!
A 2002 German study followed 10,000 people who used the mistletoe extract with brand name Iscador. They suffered from colon, rectal, stomach, and breast cancers. The patients treated with Iscador survived 40% longer, on average, than did patients in the control group.
This large study seems enough to settle any questions about the efficacy of mistletoe extract.
No wonder Iscador is the most commonly used oncological “drug” in Germany, though it’s considered a complementary cancer therapy.
Recent studies show it also helps in cases of ovarian and pancreatic cancer. And an 8-year study of 800 colon cancer patients found that patients treated with Iscador had fewer side effects, more relief from symptoms, and were more likely to survive disease-free than patients in the control group.
These brain cancer patients
survived twice as long
In a German study of late-stage brain cancer patients, half received mistletoe, and the other half received only conventional treatments for three months. The mistletoe group lived on average twice as long as the conventional therapy group. And this was at a 50-month follow-up checkpoint.i
Just so you’re clear on how remarkable these results are, late-stage colon cancer is virtually a death sentence in the United States. A doubling of survival time should rightly be seen as a miracle.
And yet, critics in the U.S. consider these studies either too small or improperly designed.
Head for Germany!
All the German doctors we interviewed for our Special Report German Cancer Breakthrough use mistletoe to kiss cancer cells goodbye.
Perhaps it’s not too surprising that mistletoe therapy is so widely used in Germany, since it was the distinguished German, Dr. Rudolph Steiner, who first proposed its use as a cancer treatment nearly a century ago.
His countryman, the German physician Samuel Hahnemann and founder of homeopathy, inspired Dr. Steiner with his “like cures like” principle.
Steiner theorized that cancer and mistletoe were both parasitic growths that eventually kill their hosts. So maybe mistletoe extract could improve immune function and cure cancer.
Today, if you go to most any German cancer clinic, chances are nearly 100% that you’ll be treated with mistletoe extract. Mistletoe is to the German doctors what laetrile is to alternative cancer doctors in Mexico.
And these German clinics boast a very high success rate. Mistletoe has made true believers of many who’ve escaped the grip of cut-poison-burn protocols to enjoy a longer life, and a supremely better quality of life.
Besides the many celebrities, doctors, and even FDA officials who have headed for Germany and gained a new lease on life, there are others who have made it their new mission in life to spread the news.
Take Ivelisse Page, for example.
Cancer survivors really believe in mistletoe –
After Ivelisse Page’s personal cancer experience, she formed a non-profit agency called Believe Big that helps cancer patients and their families. Believe Big aims to inform people about the value of alternative and complementary approaches.
Five years ago, this 37-year old mother of four was diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer that had spread to her liver. Her 2-year survival chances were a mere 8%.
After surgery, she decided against destroying everything in her body for such a poor chance of survival, and opted for mistletoe treatment instead. Today she’s a slim, thriving, vibrant woman.
And she’s a pivotal force in fund-raising for the first phase of a three-phase mistletoe trial in the U.S. To date, her non-profit has raised $100,000 of the $300,000 funding needed for the first phase.
Though the mistletoe protocol is barely known in the U.S., her doctor, Peter Hinderberger, is well versed in the treatment, gained by his experience working at a Swiss cancer center in the 1970s.
He’s one of just two doctors in Baltimore, and about 50 total in the entire U.S., who are allowed to prescribe mistletoe in certain cases.
Ms. Page is the link, the connector, between Hinderberger and researcher Dr. Luis Diaz at Hopkins’ Kimmel Cancer Center, who is conducting this mistletoe trial. Page’s hope is that mistletoe will become the standard of care in the U.S. If you’re a cancer patient, you might try getting in on the clinical trial (http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/kimmel_cancer_center/research_
But a better option might be to go where the treatment is already legal and accepted. . .
Don’t wait till you’re at death’s door
Mistletoe has a lot of science to commend it as a cancer cell killer — and as a life enhancement measure. Which you focus on may depend how much a role you choose to hand over to allopathic medical practitioners.
If you want more information on our Special Report German Cancer Breakthrough, you can get more details here. It’s a piece of cake to get mistletoe therapy at the German clinics we recommend, along with many other valuable therapies – including one of my favorites, hyperthermia (if you don’t know what hyperthermia is, click on the link.)
Mistletoe, like so many other plants, can give back the life you had planned for your future. And Germany is without a doubt one of the best places to get it.
And if you want to know why we have to go to Germany to get some of the best cancer treatments, take a look at our article (below) about what happens to American doctors who recommend cancer alternatives.
Who’d have Thought
You Could Get Fired for
Telling People to Eat Healthy?
We’ve often told our readers that a doctor can lose his license for recommending alternative cancer treatments, or virtually any natural treatment. I personally know of at least four cases of doctors who were arrested and tried for practicing natural medicine in the United States.
One went to jail, one saw his internationally famous clinic closed down, and two of them got off after spending a huge amount of money on legal bills. And I know a fifth doctor who was not arrested but was hauled before his medical board and had his license taken away.
Now a doctor just wrote to tell me he got fired for the same “offense.” It makes for interesting reading, especially if you STILL think “my doctor would tell me about alternative treatments if they really worked.” That might be true if your doctor is also planning to go into another line of work. Keep reading. . .
To protect his privacy, we’ll call him “Doctor M.” He was a radiologist who performed mammograms, ultrasounds, biopsies, and other diagnostic procedures.
Breast radiologists like Dr. M interpret these body images to diagnose and treat medical conditions. You can imagine that he had many opportunities to deliver both good and bad news about what he saw.
Dr. M felt that an important part of his professional responsibility was to give sound advice on preventive strategies to help reduce his patients’ risk for breast cancer.
He found some great websites that he was eager to share with patients—and that’s what he did on a regular basis.
But his fellow practitioners didn’t agree…
Dr. M said other clinicians objected to his sharing tips on nutrition and supplements to help battle breast cancer. They often felt uncomfortable when patients asked questions based on information Dr. M shared with them.
What’s more, it makes me wonder — if people listened to his advice and tried some of the cancer-prevention strategies…
…the medical establishment might not have as many cancer victims to slash, poison and burn with their traditional treatments!
So how do you solve a problem like Dr M? You FIRE him!
Take a look at some of the ‘subversive’
information he was spreading…
By now you must be wondering, “What on earth was Dr. M telling people?”
For starters, he was telling them about iodine. This nutrient is found in abundance in the ocean. But it’s not as plentiful in the soil that grows most of the foods we eat.
Many people know that an iodine deficiency can produce thyroid problems. In fact, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends 165 mg of iodine to prevent thyroid cancer in the event of a radiation emergency.
But you might not know it can play a key role in maintaining healthy breasts too.
Breast tissue and breast milk actually have higher concentrations of iodine than your thyroid. This is because iodine is critical for the healthy development of a newborn infant’s brain.
Little wonder that several scientific studies have shown iodine helps prevent or treat breast cancer. If you’d like to see the full story on this, check out Issue #9.
In one study, scientists found iodine actually deactivates genes that promote cancer—and turns on genes that promote cancer cell apoptosis (natural cell death).
Iodine also helps regulate your cortisone levels and normalize your immune system. When cortisol levels are out of whack—you may face a higher risk of breast cancer and fibrocystic breast disease.
But the cancer industry would prefer that you not know any of this since they can’t patent iodine. And remember…
NO PATENT = NO PROFIT!
Dr. M even told patients how to find out
which foods Influence breast cancer risk
–for better or worse
This rogue radiologist even went as far as sharing a website that, by its own admission, contains:
“…information on how various foods and other factors affect breast cancer risk, prevention and prognosis. The findings are drawn exclusively from scientific studies and updated as new research becomes available.”
The site is called Food for Breast Cancer (www.foodforbreastcancer.com). Its goal is to provide information that helps breast cancer patients, those at risk of breast cancer, and survivors prevent and reverse this terrifying disease.
This site even provides articles on what to eat based on a specific type of breast cancer you may be battling. I guess Doctor M’s colleagues were shocked that he’d steer patients to articles like these listed on the site:
What should breast cancer patients and survivors eat during tamoxifen treatment?
What should triple negative breast cancer patients and survivors eat?
Does Type 2 diabetes increase the risk of breast cancer?
Red wine: Should breast cancer patients and those at high risk drink it?
By searching this site, I found out which oils and condiments made the list of recommended foods.
I even learned why avocados and papayas made the list of foods to avoid.
But I think the most shocking thing I saw were the links to dozens of scientific studies to support these food recommendations! My, that Dr. M. had a nerve!
Dr. M’s colleagues thought he was out of line to share this information with people who were seeking solutions for a possible cancer diagnosis.
But Dr. M didn’t stop there. He also told patients about…
The organization that wants people to
LIVE AS LONG AS POSSIBLE!
Dr. M found a ton of helpful information made available by the Life Extension Foundation (LEF) (www.lef.org). This nonprofit, tax-exempt organization says its goal is to conquer the aging process within the next decade.
That sounds ambitious, but LEF appears to be well on the way, offering a vast collection of information on nutrition, vitamins and supplements to address many of the diseases that wreck people’s health. I buy quite of few of their products myself and I’m a fan of their excellent magazine.
Their website includes discussions on the pros and cons of traditional cancer therapies as well as complementary alternative cancer therapies.
In their discussion on “Cancer Adjuvant Therapy,” LEF cites a survey from The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center stating that of the 99.3% of patients who’d heard of complementary medicine, about 75% (i.e. nearly all of them) wanted more information about these options.
And about one-half of those participating in the survey wanted the information to come from their own physician!
We can only hope that Dr. M’s former colleagues bend to the will of the people and begin to provide this helpful advice. Had they done so sooner—they would still have the talented and idealistic Dr. M to help them out!