Milestone in Cancer Stem Cell Research

Pao Pereira Fights Cancer Stem Cells!

New research just published in Integrative Cancer Therapies shows that the Pao pereira plant extract inhibits pancreatic cancer stem cells. This dramatic result means that the extract will be useful for preventing cancer recurrence.

Everyone knows that cancer treatments are not cancer cures. Chemotherapy treatments kill cancer cells and shrink tumors, but the cancer often comes back. Cancer stem cells (CSCs) are the culprit because they are resistant to anti-cancer drugs, they can metastasize and form new tumors. CSCs make up a small fraction of the cells in a tumor that survive after the majority of primary cancer cells are killed by anti-cancer drugs. The CSCs persist, spread and restart tumor growth.

CSCs are also referred to as cancer stem-like cells because they share the capacity for self-proliferation with normal stem cells that are involved in the renewal and repair of tissues, but unlike normal stem cells, CSCs are cancerous and drug resistant.

In vitro experiments show Pao pereira reducing the number of pancreatic CSCs (see figure below).

As the amount of Pao pereira is increased, the number of pancreatic cancer stem cells (spheroids) decrease dramatically. In additional cell-based studies, the Pao pereira extract also specifically reduced the pancreatic cancer stem cell population.

In vivo experiments showed that Pao pereira inhibited the capacity of pancreatic CSCs to form tumors – the defining characteristic of CSCs – and significantly reduce the volume of tumors that did form (see figure below).

At day 6 (Figure A), tumor formation rate in the control group reached 80%, while in Pao-treated group it was only 10%. At day 20, when the treatment stopped, all mice in control group were bearing tumors on both flanks (100% tumor formation), while the Pao-treated group only had 30% tumor formation. Growth of the formed tumors was also inhibited by Pao pereira treatment compared with the control group (Figure B). A long-term inhibitory effect in tumor growth was observed after treatment had stopped. Pao pereira works by lowering the signals that trigger the pancreatic cancer stem-like cell properties that lead to cancer recurrence.

The researchers at Kansas University Medical Center concluded that Pao pereira holds great promise as a novel treatment for targeting pancreatic CSCs, an essential component of treatments that will lead to real cancer cures.

Publication:

Extract of the Medicinal Plant Pao Pereira Inhibits Pancreatic Cancer Stem-Like Cell In Vitro and In Vivo.

Dong, P. Chen and Q Chen. Integrative Cancer Therapies. July 2018.

Maison Beljanski presents Healthy Tuesdays: Inflammation

August 28th was the second in a new series of events called Healthy Tuesdays, which are a unique networking and educational opportunity for guests to experience stimulating, non-conventional, thought-provoking health talks by doctors and specialists.

Inflammation is extremely common and suffered by too many people.  Below are a few facts on the topic:

What is Inflammation?

—> The Body’s Response to Injury

Top 10 Causes

1. Foods with a High Glycemic Index
2. Trans Fats
3. Saturated Animal Fats 
4. Excessive Alcohol Consumption
5. Celiac Disease
6. Smoking
7. Chronic Stress
8. Obesity
9. High ratio Omega-6 to Omega-3 Polyunsaturated fatty acids
10. Pollution and Environmental Toxins

Top 10 Foods to Avoid

1. Sugar
2. Vegetable Oil
3. Fried Food 
4. Refined Flour
5. Dairy
6. Artificial Sweetener
7. Artificial Additives
8. Saturated Fats
9. Conventional Grain-Fed Meats
10. Processed Meats

Top 10 Foods to Reduce Inflammation

1. Healthy Oils
2. Fish
3. Nuts
4. Fruit  
5. Garlic
6. Herbs
7. Chocolate
8. Tea
9. Beans
10. Onions

Now that the basics have been established, Healthy Tuesdays presented Three Ways to Address Inflammation with Three powerful keynote speakers:

Dr. Richard Carlton – Physician specializing in Integrative Psychiatry who has been a pioneer in the rational use of nutrition-based treatment approaches. His presentation focused on the positive interaction of medical cannabis to treat inflammation in one’s body.
Dr. John Hall – Director of Research for The Beljanski Foundation. He educated the group about the anti-inflammatory effect and multi-organ benefits of Pao pereira which has been proven on studies within the prostate and pancreas.
Dr. Larisa Likver – Board-certified physiatrist with over 20 years of medical experience, specifically pain management, both in New York City and internationally. She provided the group with an understanding of how to repair painful musculoskeletal damage at the root.

The event was full of energy and each speaker was highly fascinating. We are greatly anticipating the next event on October 2nd featuring Men’sHealth. Register here!

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Detoxification and The Beljanski Approach to Wellness

An aging population, combined with increased pollution, and global access to weapons of mass destruction in the form of pre-packaged foods and sugary drinks, have created the “perfect cancer storm.”

According to the World Health Organization, the number of cancer cases around the world is expected to double by 2030.

Our environment contains a multitude of chemical compounds from two hundred years of industrialization. As life expectancy has improved, our bodies are exposed to an even greater number of compounds that enter our cells, weaken our immune systems and destabilize our DNA. The result is inflammation, cancer, and other chronic diseases.

To a certain extent, this slow poisoning process gives us opportunities to prevent what is happening, and to fight back.

In 1951, Mirko Beljanski, PhD, a biologist-biochemist, joined the famous Pasteur Institute in Paris, France. Convinced that there was value in a different approach to cancer, he started to entirely rethink the origin of the disease. Considered a pioneer in environmental medicine, his findings helped to underline the risks involved with continuous exposure to toxic chemicals in the environment. With his OncotestBeljanski demonstrated how environmental toxins damage cellular DNA, which can lead to degenerative diseases, such as cancer. These findings led to breakthroughs in environmental medicine for cancer and other degenerative diseases, including the development of natural compounds able to selectively block cancerous cell multiplication without killing healthy cells. Although this research on natural compounds never attracted the interest of pharmaceutical companies only eager to invest in new, patentable compounds, The Beljanski Foundation established partnerships with a number of prestigious American academic institutions that resulted in several recent publications confirming the activity of those extracts on prostate, ovarian and pancreatic cancers.

When the evidence is there, there is no reason dismiss it and to deny the body the natural support that it needs at the cellular level to ensure proper healing. Especially when research has also confirmed the synergy of action between those extracts and most chemotherapy treatments.

Cancer is a beast, and we can’t afford to ignore any of nature’s gifts to fight back. One of the most obvious, but most overlooked ways to prevent cancer or any type of disease is to maintain a healthy, natural lifestyle. Directly inspired by Dr. Beljanski’s extensive body of research, the Beljanski® Approach to Wellness, is a holistic philosophy based on the idea that health starts at the cellular level and that it is most important to adopt a three-pronged approach to health:

Beljanski approach to wellness

  1. Avoid and remove chemical exposure

The elimination process is best achieved with a combination of food and nutritional supplements that will enhance every detoxification pathway. When the word “detox” is mentioned, many people immediately think of radical juice diets that are designed to make you lose a lot of weight in a short period of time. These diets are often fads and can in fact be dangerous to your health if they are too extreme. Detoxification is about much more than weight loss.

Metals like lead, mercury, cadmium, aluminum, and arsenic can be found in the most unexpected places. Mercury may already be in your mouth (amalgam fillings), as well as on your plate when you eat fish. Cadmium is everywhere: cigarette smoke, plastic packaging (where some leaches out into your food), cell phone batteries, and so much more. Arsenic is in water and may contaminate everything. Heavy metals can enter the human body by way of food, water, air, or absorption through the skin. Even small quantities can be highly toxic. Detoxification involves the removal of harmful toxins that build up in your body over time, especially in the liver, kidneys, lymphatic system, and colon. Normally the body takes care of its own detoxification process, but the production of industrial chemicals has risen rapidly since the Industrial Revolution, leaving us drowning in a sea of synthetics that find their way out of everyday products, into the environment, and, ultimately, into living organisms.

With the advent of environmental medicine, it is now recognized that most cancers result from a slow poisoning with toxins of all kinds. Therefore, it is important to avoid as much as possible any new chemical exposure and, reduce the existing chemical burden to the fullest possible extent. Along with the elimination of processed food, red meat, alcohol, tobacco and food rich in iron, any detox program that has to take place when there is a diagnosis of cancer, should consider stress reduction and what is at the cause of the stress itself (including toxic relationships). Negative emotions may contribute to the destabilization of DNA and must be dealt with as an integral part of understanding the root of a disease and its cure. The proper approach to disease is neither entirely psychological, nor solely physiological.

But will the elimination of most stressors be enough for the body to heal itself?

  1. Rejuvenate, Revitalize and Rebuild cells

If striving for the removal of toxins is a necessary first step towards good health, then, rejuvenating, revitalizing and rebuilding cells with a constant supply of nutrients critical for health, is the necessary next step. We must support the body’s own systems through potent and complete whole-food formulas, providing it with a superior source of vitamins and minerals, plus a wide array of antioxidant protection. Most people fail to get enough of in their regular diet. Lack of dietary nutrients may lead to conditions such as a low energy, GI discomfort, or headaches; hence the need to support our regular diet with dietary supplements.

Because all-natural vitamins, minerals, and nutrients are thought to be better absorbed and utilized by the body than their synthetic counterparts, The Beljanski Approach to Wellness advocates potent and natural formulas, providing a superior source of vitamins and minerals. There is a significant difference between natural and synthetic vitamins: natural vitamins come with various bioflavonoids, those cofactors thought to increase the bioavailability of vitamins by 30 percent! Synthetic vitamins, on the other hand, contain no cofactors, and research suggests that they can even deplete the existing resources in the body, eventually causing vitamin and cofactor deficiencies.

Also, one should consider a wide array of antioxidant protection, as well as quality probiotics (beneficial bacteria, sometimes referred to as “Friendly bacteria”) to help maintain a healthy intestinal tract, aid in digestion and keep potentially harmful organisms (e.g., bacteria and yeast) in the gut under control.

  1. Support strong immunity and good functioning of the body’s systems

The last step of The Beljanski Approach to Wellness should be to counteract the damage already done by environmental toxins and stress by using Dr. Beljanski’s Pao pereira and Rauwolfia vomitoria extracts to block the duplication of destabilized DNA! They support strong immunity and good functioning of the body’s systems by preventing the proliferation of damaged cells. Beljanski’s plant extracts and RNA fragments help provide protection from damaging elements in our environment as part of a holistic approach to wellness.

As previously mentioned, The Beljanski Approach to Wellness is inspired by the research of Dr. Beljanski. His initial research has attracted the attention of prestigious American scientific institutions that have conducted their own studies using Beljanski’s extracts. Natural Source International graciously provided Pao pereira (formerly known as PB-100) and Rauwolfia vomitoria extracts, as well as RNA fragments and a special blend of green teas for several of these research programs. All these studies have been published in peer-reviewed journals.

The work done by The Beljanski Foundation has enabled those institutions to confirm this about Pao pereira and Rauwolfia vomitoria extracts:

  • Selectively active on various types of cancer (including prostate, ovarian, and pancreatic)
  • Effective against precancerous cells (like elevated PSA levels)
  • Are effective on cancers that no longer respond to chemotherapy
  • Work in synergy with numerous chemotherapy drugs, all without side effects
  • Work against cancer stem cells

Additionally, a clinical trial confirmed that Beljanski’s RNA fragments may help maintain a healthy level of platelets during chemotherapy treatment.

Finally, Beljanski had become very interested in Ginkgo biloba after learning that six trees growing one to two kilometers from the 1945 atom bomb explosion of Hiroshima had survived the blast. Taken during and after exposure to radiation this specific golden leaf extract of Ginkgo biloba protects, prevents, and even reverses (which to some means “heals”) the fibrosis caused by excessive radiation, and brings patients’ plasma RNase activity back to normal.

The research, studies and work conducted by Dr. Beljanski, The Beljanski Foundation and prestigious American institutions have provided an approach to wellness that allows all of us to be cancer-free and Feel Better Naturally.

Maison Beljanski Presents Healthy Tuesdays

Maison Beljanski, a boutique and tea room in New York City entirely dedicated to the Beljanski® Approach to Wellness, has announced a series of evening events entitled “Healthy Tuesdays”. This event series will feature an evening of food, drinks, and music while hearing various doctors and specialists speak about a variety of health issues affecting the community. The goal of the presentations is to provide all in attendance alternative, natural ways to help everyone Feel Better Naturally.


2018 Events

  • July 31 – Topic:  Women’s Health – SOLD OUT
  • August 28 – Topic:  Inflammation – Register
  • October 2 – Topic:  Men’s Health – Register
  • October 30 – Topic:  Nutritional Guidance – Register
  • November 27 – Topic:  Giving Tuesday – Register
  • December 18 – Topic:  Holiday Party – Register

Limited seats available, register today!

All proceeds from Healthy Tuesdays events will go to The Beljanski Foundation to help fund research to cure cancer the natural way.

Healthy Tuesdays at Maison Beljanski: Women’s Health

Keynote Speakers Include:

  • Patricia Bowden-Luccardi – Motivational speaker on Thermography, Environmental Estrogens and Breast Health. Will speak about the benefits between Thermography vs Mammography.
  • Dr. John Hall – Director of Research for The Beljanski Foundation. Will speak about the research being conducted on breast and ovarian cancer at The Beljanski Foundation
  • Beatty Cohan – Nationally recognized psychotherapist who has been practicing psychotherapy for over 35 years. Will address the importance of relationships on your health

#1 Amazon Best Seller

#1 Amazon Best Seller

Congratulations Sylvie! We are so proud of you and well deserved! #1 Amazon Best Seller is amazing!

About The Book

President Nixon signed the “War on Cancer” into law in 1971. Some forty-five years and several billon dollars later, it looks like we have lost the battle. Or have we? What if a natural solution had been there all along, but had just been 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 by the scientific community. But instead of being hailed and embraced, it is fiercely opposed by prominent scientists with strong ties to the pharmaceutical industry and the might of the government is called upon to perpetuate a model as a result of which we keep 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. Dr. Beljanski’s treatment allowed Mitterrand to reach his second term in office, but upon Mitterrand’s death, Beljanski became the subject of relentless persecution aimed at wiping out his legacy.

Today Sylvie Beljanski, the daughter of Dr. Beljanski, continues his ground-breaking research and outreach in her father’s memory.

In her book, Winning The War On Cancer: The Epic Journey Towards a Natural Cure Sylvie outlines her journey of defiance, hope, despair, personal growth, love…and the true story of the discover of a new, and promising approach to the treatment of cancer.

 

Super Book Sale

We are having a special 1-hour opportunity to purchase our Vice President Sylvie Beljanski’s new book Winning The War On Cancer: The Epic Journey Towards A Natural Cure for only 99¢!   Get ready to click on May 9th.
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The Renewal Summit

It was truly a pleasure being a part of The Renewal Summit this past weekend. Being at an event that benefits the health and wellbeing of women always holds a special place in my heart. Thank you to Dr. Dennis Goodman, Dr. Thomas Romo, Dr. Gerry Curatola and Jane Hanson for sharing a panel with me to discuss non-toxic approaches that can help us stay healthy as well as the impact of environmental toxins on serious disease. Thank you to everyone who attended and a special thanks to Anne Akers and Cheryl Benton for organizing such a wonderful day 🙂

~ Sylvie Beljanski

Natural Strategies to Win the War on Cancer

Pollution, toxic chemicals and heavy metals contribute significantly to chronic diseases.

Natural treatments can remove toxins from the body, contributing to the healthy cells.
Cancer treatments are often toxic and can be very damaging. Other therapies may strengthen the body, reduce healthy cell damage and support the prescribed cancer treatments.
Certain botanicals can support DNA. They can also help chemotherapy be more effective.

Listen as Sylvie Beljanski joins Dr. Susanne Bennett to share how specific botanicals can help with cancer treatment.

 

Mirko Beljanski: A new article in The Optimist Daily!

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by Sylvie Beljanski

We are pleased to share with you a long article written by Janet Rae-Dupree, entitled “Can a plant heal cancer patients?”, and recently published online in  The Optimist Daily1.

The article recounts the amazing story of my father Mirko Beljanski, Father of environmental medicine, and his groundbreaking scientific discoveries. You will learn “how Mirko Beljanski’s lifelong research path come to open new avenues for treating cancer and, possibly, preventing its development in the first place”.

Here is an excerpt of  this well-documented article:

“[…] Beljanski is one of the first molecular biologists to study RNA and its role in cell regulation. His work ultimately upended the previous accepted wisdom about what makes cancerous cells different from normal cells and brings us to today’s ongoing research at centers in the United States, where the plant extracts he refined are making advances against prostate, pancreatic, ovarian and even brain cancer and the RNA fragments […].

Beljanski’s career began at the same time that the field of molecular biology did, with the discovery of how DNA’s double helix stores and deploys genetic information. For more than 40 years, molecular biologists focused solely on genetics, protein expression and how mutations to genes could cause cancer. Study the “letters” of the genetic alphabet, the theory went, and you would spot “typos” that lead to cancer. Figure out how to prevent those typos and you could learn how to stop cancer in its tracks.

But Beljanski demonstrated that the primary physical difference between normal and cancerous DNA lies within the structure of the double helix itself. DNA in cancerous cells has unwound, leaving gaping loops and holes where the two curving sides of the double helix fail to latch securely to each other any longer.[…]”.

Click here to read the entire article, and feel free to share it with your friends and family. Information is the first step to taking care of your health after all!


REFERENCES

1- “Can a plant heal cancer patients?The Optimist Daily published online in May 2017

If you missed it: Fundraiser Cocktail Reception – Dec 3rd, 2016

The Beljanski Foundation has been working for the last 18 years to provide alternative solutions in the fight against cancer with very positive results. Our mission is to study and share knowledge of effective non-toxic natural answers that work both alone and in synergy with traditional medicine.

Our unique research is very important because major pharmaceutical firms do not focus on natural compounds since they see greater profit in synthetic molecules. However, The Beljanski Foundation has demonstrated continuously that our course of research provides great promise for health improvement. Cures are our motivation, not profit.

This research is only made possible through the generous funding we have received from individuals and companies like yours. Your donation will allow us to carry on and conduct research, experiments, analyses and studies as to disease, functional disorders and other conditions and to foster and develop scientific methods for the diagnosis, prevention, treatment, alleviation and cure, the natural way!

If you missed our annual fundraising it is never too late to make a donation!

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Interview in “Wellness for Life” on Radio MD Stay Well

On December 2nd, Sylvie Beljanski was invited on Radio MD to join Wellness for Life, hosted by Susanne Bennett. Our Vice-President introduced the Foundation and talked about the plants extracts, Pao pereira and Rauwolfia vomitoria, used by the Beljanski Foundation in its research for the fight against cancer.

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Sylvie Beljanski discussed about the progress made in Environmental Medicine thanks to these extracts, and presented the anti-cancer properties they possess. The promising results obtained regarding these botanical extracts constitute a significant advance in Environmental Medicine.

Listen the interview here.

Interview in the “Late Night Health” with Mark Alyn

markalyn_latenight_banner-1On August 29th, Sylvie Beljanski joined Late Night Health for a lively discussion on plant-based foods and Environmental medicine with Mark Alyn.

Late Night Health is a radio show dedicated to provide people with healthcare information covering a wide range of topics such as traditional, complementary, and alternative health issues that people can relate to.

Sylvie Beljanski introduced The Beljanski Foundation and discussed about the legacy of Mirko Beljanski. His early findings at the Pasteur Institute in France focused on the healing power of botanical extracts. Hence, the Beljanski Foundation, in partnership with prestigious American institutions, such as the Columbia University Medical Center and the University of Kansas Medical Center, bases their research on natural compounds with anti-cancer properties (Pao pereira and Rauwolfia vomitoria). The recent research in Environmental Medicine have shown promising results regarding patients diagnosed with cancer.

The promising results represent a significant breakthrough for the Environmental Medicine.

You can listen to the interview (two parts): Part 1   Part 2