Thursday, November 25, 2010


Cancer likes making a comeback, but nobody wants a curtain call from cancer. So keep this in mind as you read the following:

After tasting it, and especially after pricing it, I fought taking it regularly, but Dr Weeks convinced me to take it for a month because it does so many things to prevent the return of cancer. So just what is this mysterious IT?

Called Haelan 951, it is a fermented soy* drink which helps because it contains all five on the National Cancer Institute's 1991 discovery list of foods that have anti-cancer properties. These are isoflavones, protease inhibitors, saponins, phytosterols, and phytic acid compounds. (See Journal of the National Cancer Institute April 17, 1991)

     The stuff, especially the finish, tastes truly nasty, but it doesn't linger on the palate, so I swig down four ounces every morning and evening, rinse my mouth, and take a miniscule bite of a raw vegan brownie, all to obtain the following bennies:

     1. Cancer cells live on and on instead of living a natural life and dying. The process of natural cell death is called apoptosis, and Haelan 951 helps restore this normal process to cancer cells and stem cells that are not yet designated to be the cells of one organ or tissue or another, and can, instead, become cancer cells.

     2.  It helps repair DNA that has been damaged. This damaged DNA is the first step toward cancer formation, so repairing the damage is crucial.

     3.  It reactivates P-53, the tumor suppressor gene. This seems to be especially active in breast, ovarian, and prostate cancers.

     4.  Cancer cells grow by creating a blood supply of their own. This process is called angiogenesis, and Haelan 951 stops angiogenesis without damaging factors needed by your heart, brain and other vital organs, as chemotherapy drugs can.

     5.  This drink reduces exosomes, which are particles that inhibit your body's immune defense against  cancer.

     6.  Haelan 951 increases another gene which kills cancer cells by allowing apoptosis. This is called BAX, and the drink increases it by 500% compared with Doxorubicin, a chemo drug.

     7.  Also compared with Doxorubicin, used for breast cancer, Haelan 951 decreases BCL2, the gene which allows cancer cells to thrive by evading apoptosis.

All I can say is, I hope it works as Dr Weeks tells me, and fast, because I don't want to use it any longer than I absolutely must. But if it does these things, it should help in the mop-up of any stray cancer cells that could still be floating around in my body.

At my last visit to Dr Weeks for IPT, Walter Wainwright, the scientist who researched and developed Haelan 951, and president of the Haelan Research Foundation, talked with Dave and me for an hour or more about the positive benefits of this product. He explained something I'd never read anything about or heard anyone else discuss. It is the fact that stem cells, which are undifferentiated and have the potential to become any kind of tissue the body requires, can also be turned into cancer cells. But chemotherapy, which can kill cancer cells, does nothing to turn these stem cells back into normal cells. That's where his product comes in, turning potential cancer cells back into normally functioning cells that the body can use as needed, and which live out a normal cell life, then die.

If you're scientifically minded and want to learn more, The Townsend Letter ( published an article in its August/September 2010 issue, #325/26, by Wainwright, explaining in greater detail, using with lots of graphs and charts, and citing many, many research papers supporting the components of this non-prescription product.

As Thanksgiving Day is drawing to a close, I am especially thankful for that clean PET scan, showing no cancer activity, and for the yukky-tasting, but possibly life-saving Haelan 951.

*Soy, generally is not a good food. It has many factors that are toxic, and it cannot be considered a health food, despite all the hullabaloo to the contrary in the media. However, when soy is fermented, those toxins are eliminated, and its good properties come to the fore. The only fermented soy foods I know of, besides the Haelan 951 discussed above, are soy sauce (nama shoyu is raw soy sauce), tempeh, miso and natto. I understand that natto, eaten in Japan, is an acquired taste, and I suspect you have to acquire that taste at an early age!