Back in the 1960s and ‘70s, my father worked on the Apollo moon landings. Towards the end of that time, I served as a cadet at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. Then, as a new grad student, I worked on analytical chemistry, developing instruments used by NASA for the Skylab and Space Shuttle programs for their “exobiology” program searching for extraterrestrial life in the solar system.
We used to joke that NASA was the only agency in the federal government to show any signs of “intelligent life in the universe.” That whole experience actually reminded me of another joke we used to tell during this time of year:
Q: If athletes get athlete’s foot, what do astronauts get?
But mistletoe is no joke. In fact, it’s already helping to transform the way many clinics in Europe treat cancer.
Ancient, blooming plant heals all
More than 2,000 years ago, the Celts and Druids in Britain called mistletoe an “all healer.” They believed it had magical powers to heal the body because it stayed green in the middle of winter.
Over the next two millennia, Europeans used mistletoe to treat a variety of acute and chronic health conditions, such as headaches and arthritis.
Then, in 1916, Rudolf Steiner, Ph.D. (1861-1925) began to research mistletoe for the treatment of cancer. At the time, most scientists still considered it just a folk remedy. However, Dr. Steiner believed it possessed unique and powerful biologic properties.
Specifically, he believed that a functional mechanism, which he called “higher organizing forces,” controlled the body’s cell growth and formed tissues and organs in an orderly fashion. He believed another mechanism, which he called “lower organizing forces,” resulted in disorderly cell growth and out-of-control multiplication. And the balance between these two forces determined one’s susceptibility to cancer. A serious imbalance, Dr. Steiner thought, resulted in cancer.
Dr. Steiner also theorized that mistletoe’s liquid extract could help reestablish the balance between these forces and potentially thwart cancerous tumors.
As it turns out, Dr. Steiner was onto something…
More modern research supports Dr. Steiner’s work
Today, mistletoe injections are among the most widely used alternative cancer treatments in the world. And more modern research suggests that chemicals in mistletoe extract block cancer growth and kill cancer cells directly.
Mistletoe also appears to support the body’s immune system. And it may even improve the well-being and survival rates of patients with cancers of the breast, cervix, colon, lung, ovary, and stomach.
Unfortunately, mistletoe injections aren’t FDA-approved. Which means you can’t get them in the U.S., except through current clinical trials.
But the initial reports are very promising. In fact, a new review of trials from October 2018 shows mistletoe therapy is safe for children.
In addition, many medical clinics in Switzerland, the Netherlands, Great Britain, and Germany do already offer mistletoe injections. In fact, many of these clinics have operated since the 1920s, when Dr. Steiner’s work first became public.
Iscador® is the trade name of the most commonly available mistletoe extract. It’s made from a European species of mistletoe, which differs slightly from the North American species. And it’s been used to treat tens of thousands of patients worldwide.
In fact, as you may recall, in 2001, Three’s Company actress (“Chrissy”) Suzanne Somers famously used Iscador® instead of chemotherapy to help cure her breast cancer. Of course, proponents say it works best when patients receive it early in the course of the disease.
Finally, some truly personalized treatment plans
As is the case with many alternative therapies, Iscador® injections are often given alongside several “holistic” therapies.
As Dr. Steiner pointed out, these therapies work together to strengthen your “higher organizing forces.” In modern terms, these therapies can also help enhance your body’s natural cancer-fighting abilities, and in theory, help transform cancer cells back to normal.
Of course, many of the European clinics can also deliver Iscador® injections alongside conventional therapies, such as chemotherapy or surgery. (Patients typically receive them prior to surgery or following chemotherapy and/or radiation.)
Although most mainstream oncologists here in the U.S. don’t consider Iscador® a cure, it may help improve the quality of life for patients with terminal cancer.
I’ve also learned that some forward-thinking practitioners in the U.S. and Canada are willing to prescribe Iscador® to patients. You can find local providers in your area by using the search tool on the Iscador® website. You can also try the non-profit organization, Believe Big, which fights to bridge the gap between conventional and complementary medicine regarding cancer treatment.
If you or someone you know might be a candidate, consult with your physician.
Fortunately, there are dozens of other safe, natural, and effective alternatives for preventing, detecting, AND treating cancer. And I’ve outlined them all in detail in my groundbreaking online learning tool, my Authentic Anti-Cancer Protocol. You can learn more about this protocol, or enroll in the course today, simply by clicking here.
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“Safety of high-dose intravenous mistletoe therapy in pediatric cancer patients: A case series,” Complementary Therapies in Medicine October 2018; 40: 198-202