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!


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!


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!

Donate Button

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.


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

Interview in “Hutch in the Morning” on WBTM

Sylvie Beljanski©The Beljanski Foundation, Inc.Sylvie Beljanski was interviewed by Dave “Hutch” Hutcheson on WBTM, in Hutch in the morning to talk about The Beljanski Foundation. Sylvie Beljanski introduced the Foundation and the studies they are conducting based on the research of Mirko Beljanski, considered as the father of Environmental Medicine. The Beljanski Foundation carries on the legacy of Mirko Beljanski by continuing the research against cancer.

You can listen to the interview here.

Interview in “Steve Fast’s Show” on WJBC

1400_wjbcamOn August 28th, Sylvie Beljanski, Vice-President of The Beljanski Foundation, was Steve Fast’s guest on WJBC. Sylvie Beljanski presented Mirko Beljanski’s research on natural compounds with anti-cancer properties such as Pao pereira or Rauwolfia vomitoria extract. She also presented the published research conducted on those compounds by prestigious American institutions, such as Columbia University Medical Center and the Cancer Treatment Centers of America and funded by The Beljanski Foundation.

The efficacy and lack of toxicity of the Pao pereira extract (as prepared by Dr. Beljanski) on different types of cancer cells and on synergy with chemotherapy has been confirmed by the recent studies.

You can listen to the interview here.

New article in the Townsend Letter: A Natural Approach to Cancer

The Natural Approach to Cancer


beljanskicoverweb1-copyThe Magazine Townsend Letter has published an article written by Sylvie Beljanski, the Vice-President of the Beljanski Foundation and daughter of Mirko Beljanski, Issue of August – September 2016. In the article titled “The Natural Approach to Cancer” Sylvie Beljanski explains that her father’s research has proved the correlation between the environment and its effects on the DNA. The environment, especially the one we are living in, with all the pollution and toxins for instance, constitutes one of the major causes of cancer. Mirko Beljanski is now considered as the father of Environmental Medicine for all the knowledge and progress his research brought to the war on cancer.

His dedication to find a cure to cancer of any kind with natural resources led him to discover natural extracts such as the Pao pereira, the Rauwolfia vomitoria, or the golden leaf of Ginkgo which help to re-organize a destabilized DNA.

Carrying on the legacy of Mirko Beljanski, and over the last 17 years The Beljanski Foundation has developed a research program with several high profile institutions to rigorously assess the anti-cancer potential of identified natural compounds.

All of those publications were published on peer reviewed Medical Journal and are available on (the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health).

Prostate cancer

Columbia UniversityPre-cancerous and cancerous cells at Columbia University Medical Center

At Columbia University’s Department of Holistic Urology, preclinical and clinical studies were conducted with two plant extracts, Pao pereira and Rauwolfia vomitoria on prostate cancer cells and on men with prostate issues.

Advanced Cancer cells resistant to hormonal treatment at Nanjing University

Nanjing_UniversityThe research team at Nanjing University used innovative techniques to demonstrate that the Pao pereira extract is effective even against prostate cancer cells that no longer responded to androgen deprivation therapy.

Pancreatic Cancer at Kansas University Medical Center

Kansas university

Research was recently completed at Kansas University Medical Center where the effects of Pao pereira and Rauwolfia vomitoria were analyzed on pancreatic cancer cells. Two new scientific articles were published confirming the excellent results of these studies and the synergy with conventional chemotherapies. Over the course of the study, the Pao pereira was seen to suppress tumor growth significantly, by up to 72% and Gemcitabine at the dose used did not provide any reduction in tumor weight, when Rauwolfia vomitoria alone decreased tumor weight by 53% at the daily dose of 20 mg/kg, and 46% at the daily dose of 50 mg/kg, compared with saline-treated control. By combining Rauwolfia vomitoria with Gemcitabine, the decrease in tumor weight was 56% at both Rauwolfia vomitoria doses.

Ovarian Cancer at Kansas University Medical Center

The scientific team found that Rauwolfia vomitoria was effective against ovarian cancer cells both alone and in combination with carboplatin. The combination decreased tumor size in animal experiments by 87 to 90% and a second study concludes that “In vivo, Pao pereira alone suppressed tumor growth by 79% and decreased volume of ascites by 55%. When Pao pereira was combined with carboplatin, tumor inhibition reached 97% and ascites was completely eradicated.

Clinical Trial on Thrombocytopenia at Cancer Treatment Center of America

Small RNA fragments that specifically trigger DNA synthesis in healthy bone marrow stem cells, were used in another clinical trial for platelet support. The data reveals that E. coli RNA fragments stimulate platelet proliferation in chemotherapy patients. The study also proved that the source from which the RNA fragments are prepared is critical. The study concluded that Patients receiving E. coli RNA fragments demonstrated a more rapid recovery in platelet count and higher nadir platelet count. None of the patients receiving the E. coli RNA fragments required a chemotherapy dose reduction due to thrombocytopenia.

For more details, you can read the full article click here: The Natural Approach to Cancer.

Header Dutch Article

Mirko Beljanski: a new article in Dutch

Article in the Dutch magazine The Optimist

the optimist

With the exception of a special issue in the Spanish magazine La Revista de Medicinas Complementarias – Medicina Holística, most of the articles published about Mirko Beljanski have so far been usually written in either English or French.

A long article in Dutch, entitled “ Kan een plant kanker genezen? ”, dedicated to Mirko Beljanski, and his research, has been published in the Dutch magazine The Optimist.

Feel free to share it with your friends, information is the first step to taking care of your health after all !

What the oncologist will not tell you: Shrinking tumors is not good enough

Cancer Stem cellsUnless you get rid of the cancer stem cells, chances are the cancer will come back and radiotherapy and chemotherapy alone won’t do it. Cancer stem cells are a subpopulation of tumor cells that survive chemotherapy because they are drug resistant and are now thought to be the driving force behind tumor regrowth.

Research on cancer stem cells is difficult because it is hard to find direct evidence after tumor regression with chemotherapy that the residual cancer cells are stem cells, and that the tumor grows again from them. This is due in part to the technical difficulty of isolating and identifying these residual cancer cells.

So the question arises: are the Pao pereira and Rauwolfia vomitoria extracts that are so effective against primary cancer cells also active against cancer stem cells? The research group we’ve been working with at Kansas University Medical Center is starting a new research program to address this question. Dr. Qi Chen will use an assay known as ‘tumor spheroid formation’ to determine whether the Pao pereira and Rauwolfia vomitoria plant extracts have any effect on cancer stem cells. The principle is that under a special cell culture condition(in vitro), that favors cancer stem cell growth, non-stem cells die, and only cancer stem cells survive and generate new cancer cells to form spheres surrounding the stem cells. So the number of spheres can be counted to represent how many cancer stem cells are there.

Preliminary data using this assay with both extracts have been extremely positive and if these results are reproducible the Beljanski Foundation will design and fund an in vivo experiment… Stay tuned!


Anti-inflammation: a new activity for the Pao pereira and Rauwolfia vomitoria extracts?

The broad spectrum anti-cancer activity of the Pao pereira and Rauwolfia vomitoria extracts has been proven by French and American research studies. Work from Dr. Aaron Katz’s lab at Columbia University Medical Center has shown that these two extracts posess a second activity, an anti-inflammatory effect in the human prostate.(1)

inflamated prostateInflammation is the body’s normal response to tissue injury, infection, toxic compounds, stress and other factors. Swelling, redness and fever are part of the response as cells of the immune system arrive at the affected tissues to fight the infection and initiate the repair process. But if the cause of the inflammation persists then the response is continuously triggered and the condition becomes chronic. Chronic prostate inflammation is fairly common in older men whose prostates become enlarged causing potentially serious urinary problems. This condition known as BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia), affects millions of men and there are few, if any, remedies without side effects.

Dr. Katz made an amazing observation: when men with urinary problems caused by BPH were given a combination of Pao pereira and Rauwolfia vomitoria, they experienced a dramatic improvement. This result demonstrated that the extracts have anti-inflammatory activity in the prostate and showed that the extracts reduce the size of the prostate, thus enabling normal urination.

The most interesting question from a scientific standpoint is how do the two extracts diminish inflammation in the prostate? In other words, what are their mechanisms of action? For example, previous work from Dr. Katz’s laboratory showed that in prostate cancer cells Pao pereira induces death through a process called apoptosis whereas Rauwolfia vomitoria stops the process of cell division which forces the cells to die. Do these same mechanisms apply when the extracts are applied to BPH cells? Or do they have an alternate action by reducing inflammatory signals and allowing the cells to return to normal?

Dr. Jun Yan and his research group at Nanjing University in China will determine how the extracts work. First, they will see what effect Pao pereira and Rauwolfia vomitoria have on the growth and viability of the BPH cells. Next, he will determine exactly how they interfere with inflammation at the biochemical level.

Dr. Yan has already studied the effect of the Pao pereira extract in advanced prostate cancer cells that no longer respond to hormone treatments(2). He found that Pao pereira specifically suppresses activation of the NFKB signaling pathway which is a major regulator of both inflammation and cancer progression. In the new experiments he will use techniques called gene expression profiling and gene ontology analysis that will trace all the active effects of Pao pereira and Rauwolfia vomitoria on inflammation pathways in BPH.

Clearly, the Pao pereira and Rauwolfia vomitoria extracts, so well known for their anti-cancer effects (3,4), are capable of doing more: they exhibit a potent anti-inflammatory effect in the prostate. And consider this: men purchasing the Pao pereira/Rauwolfia vomitoria combination for help with BPH get the anti-cancer effects for free!


(1)“Pao pereira Extract Suppresses Castration- Resistant Prostate Cancer Cell Growth, Survival and Invasion Through Inhibition of NFkB Signaling” by Cunjie Chang, BS, Wei Zhao, MS, Bingxian Xie, BS, Yongming Deng, BS, Tao Han, BM, Yangyan Cui, BS, Yundong Dai, BS, Zhen Zhang, BS, Jimin Gao, MD, PhD, Hongqian Guo, MD, PhD, and Jun Yan, PhD. – Integrative Cancer Therapies 2013, Vol XX(X) 1–10.
(2)“B-Carboline Alkaloid-Enriched Extract from the Amazonian Rain Forest Tree Pao Pereira Suppresses Prostate Cancer Cells” by Debra L. Bemis, PhD, Jillian L. Capodice, LAc, MS, Manisha Desai, PhD, Aaron E. Katz, MD, Ralph Buttyan, PhD – Journal of the Society for Integrative Oncology, Vol 7, No2
(3)“Anti-prostate cancer activity of B-carboline alkaloid enriched extract from Rauwolfia vomitoria” by D.L. Bemis, J.L. Capodice, P. Gorroochurn, A.E. Katz and R. Buttyan – International Journal of Oncology 29: 1065-1073


Photos de groupe 2014 0154 cropped

Annual Picnic of the Association CIRIS

The inspirational stories below were written by amazing people who have experienced cancer firsthand, and we are happy to be able to honor them here. By sharing these accounts of courage, endurance, strength and even humor, we hope to share a common experience and provide encouragement.

“I’m a poster child for Beljanski’s botanicals. I feared the worst when my doctor told me that I had a PSA count of 19. My doctor told me it was almost certainly prostate cancer, and it had probably metastasized. I found out about these botanicals through Hugo House Publishers. I was skeptical, but I took them. Six weeks later my PSA count was down to 7. Then then it slipped to 5 and has stayed there for over a year.”

Rod W. from Denver, CO

“I could clearly see that the tumor in my breast, […], was growing again. I could feel it getting larger, the nipple was beginning to dimple, something it hadn’t done previously, and new blood vessels were forming just under the skin. It was scary. […]

Then along came this great book: Cancer’s Cause, Cancer’s Cure by Morton Walker. I downloaded it to my Nook and began reading the same day. I confidently ordered the herbal products which Dr. Beljanski had developed because of the years of painstaking research behind them, and their successful track record.”

Rebecca C. from Olympia WA

What is it like to be a patient fighting cancer?

Tell us your story of courage and love, and inspire other survivors and supporters around the world.

Share your story and experience with Mirko Beljanski’s discoveries today!