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.

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. doi: 10.1177/1534735418786027

Beljanski approach to wellness

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.

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

APRIL 27-29, 2017: International Integrative Oncology Conference – San Diego, CA

bacf-logo-awf-2012Come visit us at the International Integrative Oncology Conference, booth #6, to learn more about the important work of the Beljanski Foundation in searching for natural cures for cancer and other chronic diseases including the latest information regarding the scientific research underway on the effects of Dr. Mirko Beljanski’s plant extracts on cancer stem cells.

Don’t miss the presentation “Immune Support for Chemotherapy Patients” by Dr. John Hall, Senior Scientific Advisor of the Beljanski Foundation, on Friday, April 28th at 11:00 am.

Date:
April 27-29, 2017

Location:
Town and Country Resort and Convention Center
500 Hotel Circle North
San Diego, CA 92108

Learn More:
Best Answer For Cancer 2017 Conference

MARCH 30 – APRIL 2, 2017:  Mednat Expo – Beaulieu Lausanne, Switzerland

Screen Shot 2017-02-28 at 10.52.35 AMCome visit us at Mednat Expo in Switzerland!  Sylvie Beljanski, Vice-President of the Beljanski Foundation will give a presentation on Sunday, April 2 from 10:00am – 10:50am in the Hahnemann room. Please join her to learn more about the research done in the US confirming the anti-cancer potential of the natural plant extracts discovered by Dr. Mirko Beljanski.

Date:
March 30 – April 2, 2017

Location:
MCH Beaulieu Lausanne SA
Avenue Bergières 10
1004 Lausanne
Switzerland

Learn More:
https://www.mednatexpo.ch/

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MARCH 2-4, 2017: Complementary & Alternative Cancer Therapies Conference – West Palm Beach, FL

annie apple seedDo not miss the opportunity to meet us at the 11th Annual Complementary & Alternative Cancer Therapies Conference in West Palm Beach.  Stop by our booth to learn more about the work of the Beljanski Foundation, and do not miss the presentation “Plant Extracts for Ovarian and Pancreatic Cancers and Cancer Stem Cells” by the Vice President of the Beljanski Foundation, Sylvie Beljanski on Friday, March 3rd, at 8:55 AM.

Date:
March 2-4, 2017

Location:Embassy Suites Hotel
1601 Belvedere Rd
West Palm Beach, FL 33406

Learn More:
11th Annual Complementary & Alternative Cancer Therapies Conference

FEBRUARY 24, 2017: Integrative Healthcare Symposium, Evening Symposia – New York City, NY

picture1Our Vice-President along with John Hall, Research Advisor, will be presenting “Counteracting the Effects of Environmental Toxins: Promoting Immunity and Stabilizing DNA” at the Integrative Healthcare Symposium taking place at the New York Hilton Midtown on February 24 at 5.15pm in the Nassau Suite B.

 

 

Date & Time:
February 24, 2017 from 5.15pm to 6pm

Location:
New York Hilton Midtown
1335 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019

Learn More:
Counteracting the Effects of Environmental Toxins: Promoting Immunity and Stabilizing DNA

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.

October 15:  Join us at Bay Shore, Long Island

barnes2Sylvie Beljanski, Vice President of The Beljanski Foundation, will join a handful of local healthcare practitioners to present “A Natural Approach to Cancer” at Barnes and Noble in Bay Shore, Long Island on Saturday, October 15 from 12-3pm.  Please join us at this free event to learn more about why we as a nation are so chronically unwell and what you can do to enjoy optimal wellbeing.  To register, email info@healthmedia.us or call 516-596-8974.

More info about this event here.

Location:

Barnes and Noble
842 Sunrise Hwy
Bay Shore, NY 11706

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

The Natural Approach to Cancer

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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 Pubmed.gov (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

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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

Cancer Treatment Center of AmericaSmall 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.