Posts Tagged ‘laetrile’

Dr Francisco Contreras, Medical Director of Oasis of Hope, and Dr Arlene Donar, New York City Naturopathic Physician interviewed on Holistic Health Show

Sunday, September 13th, 2009

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On Saturday, Dr Carl O Helvie interviewed Dr Francisco Contreras and Dr Arlene Donar on the Holistic Health Show on BBS Radio.
Dr Contreras, M.D. is Director, President and Chairman of the Oasis of Hope and oversees cancer treatment for 400 patients annually. Since the hospital opened over 100,000 patients have been treated. He discusses the holistic complementary treatments offered and the demonstrated higher success rates in his hospital over those experienced in other hospitals. He is the author of 12 books and a free copy of his latest is available by going to his website. More information is available at: www.oasisofhope.com

Dr Arlene Donar is a Naturopathic Physician practicing on 5th Avenue in New York City. Her interesting background was highlighted earlier on this site and can be reviewed at: www.drdonar.com Dr Donar discusses herbs and supplements that can be used to reduce the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation, and also to prevent and increase the probability of recovery from cancer.

The interview with these interesting physicians is posted below. I hope you will enjoy it.

St Barnabas and Cancer Treatment Center of America as Models of Care on Holistic Health Show

Sunday, August 16th, 2009

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On Saturday, August 15 Dr Carl O Helvie, Host of the Holistic Health Show, interviewed Dr Adam Perlman (top left), Dr Timothy Birdsall (top right) and Mrs Kelly Swobode (lower right). Dr Perlman is Medical Director of Integrative Medicine at the St Barnabas Health Care System and Medical Director of the Carol and Morton Siegler Center for Integrative Medicine in Livingston, New Jersey. The Center provides a comprehensive traditional and integrative treatment program for cancer patients. Further information about Dr Perlman and the center appeared previously and can be found at; www.umdnj.edu/icam/about/perlman.htm

My second guest was Dr Timothy Birdsall, Vice President of the Cancer Treatment Center of America who talked about their model of care that incorporates traditional and integrative care for cancer patients. More information on Dr Birdsall and the program can be found on a previous blog or at: http://www.cancercenter.com/western-hospital/doctors/timothy-birdsall.cfm

My final guest was Mrs Kelly Swobode an 31 year cancer survivor with melanoma who was given 3 months to live and who used laetrile and prayer for recovery.

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Laetrile–Cancer Treatment used Sucessfully by Dr Carl O Helvie 33 years ago when he was given 6 months to live.

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

picture-061Although Laetrile has been a very a successful, non- invasive and non-debilitating treatment for cancer for many years it has mainly been ban from the United States by the powerful drug companies and FDA. It is a simple and inexpensive treatment that is still available in a few areas of the United States and in Mexico.
In my case I used Laetrile when my doctor said I would be dead in 6 months. Consequently, with that prognosis I decided not to subject myself to chemotherapy and surgery that would lead to pain, expense, and debilitation in what the doctors said would be my remaining days. However, the treatment was successful and I am alive and healthy 33 years later.
Laetrile is also called vitamin B17 and is found in differing amounts in many foods such as lima beans, bean sprouts, berries, nuts such as cashew and macadamia, some seeds and grains. Apricot kernels are one of the best sources and 33 years ago these were readily available at Health Food Stores but today these have also primarily been eliminated from the United States.
The theory behind the use of Vitamin B17, Amygdalin or Laetrile is that it is a nutritional deficiency in Cancer patients and this theory was developed from his research by Dr Ernest T. Krebs, Sr a prominent physician and researcher. One discussion of this theory for the interested reader can be found in Outsmart Your Cancer: Alternative Non-Toxic Treatments That Work by Tanya Harter Pierce which was just published.
In my case as discussed on the Holistic Health Show last Saturday (and later on my website) I used a variety of physical, mental and spiritual interventions to supplement the Laetrile. Today there are additional interventions supplementing this intervention as discussed by Dr Eslinger. From a discussion with Tanya Harter Pierce who will be on this show in a few weeks it is possible that Laetrile is not as effective by itself as it was 33 years ago because of the depletion of nutrients in the soil and other changes in our environment. Or it may be that these other interventions better facilitate the utilization of the Laetrile. Regardless, laetrile continues to be a successful treatment for many types of cancer-listen to the interview with Dr Eslinger or read the chapter with case histories in Outsmart Your Cancer as two examples.

Dr Carl O Helvie, Second Guest on the Holistic Health Show, Will Talk About His Alternative Treatment of Lung Cancer 33 Years Ago

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

mvc-171sDuring the last part of the Holistic Health Show, I will share my lung cancer treatment with you following a prognosis of 6 months to live by my physician 33 years ago. Refusing surgery and chemotherapy with such a prognosis I instead elected to use an alternative holistic approach. This was not only successful in facilitating my recovery but now� at age 77� I have no chronic illnesses or prescribed medications (the average for my age is 3 chronic illnesses and 5 prescribed medications).� I believe you can achieve similar results to mine and that is the goal of this show.

I am a registered nurse with two masters in public health and wellness (U. of California and Johns Hopkins U), and a doctorate in public health (Johns Hopkins U). I have 57 years experience as a nurse practitioner, author, educator, and researcher. During this time, I published 7 books, 55 articles, gave 58 research papers around the United States and Europe, received research grants up to $800,000, and served on national committees. � I received multiple awards and recognitions including the Distinquished Career Award in Public Health from the American Public Health Association. More information is available at www.HolisticHealthshow.com