Fulda conference #9: Amygdalin (Vitamin B17/Laetrile) – advantages and risks (Dr Martin Stoppler)

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The Christmas market at Fulda. image credit: http://www.germany.travel/

Updated March 2016 – For more information on GcMAF, please join the GcMAF and GcMAF Cancer forums on Facebook – they are closed groups, so you have to wait for your membership to be confirmed.  They contain up-to-date information on sources of GcMAF, and also feedback and contributions  by people who are using GcMAF.

Dr Martin Stoppler studied medicine from 1980-86, and specialised in general medicine in 1992 and naturopathic treatments in 1996.  He has been practising in his own complementary therapy clinic since 1992.  He is a founding member of the registered society Forum of Orthomolecular Medicine.

He talks about his experience with amygdalin together with other therapies, for example, GcMAF for 2 years in combination:  “From my experience GcMAF also has an excellent effect in depressed patients. However, since the possibly existing interference must be suppressed before. I use GcMAF in acute and chronic inflammation, such as rheumatoid arthritis successfully. In addition, I inject directly into GcMAF malignant tumors and involved lymph nodes.”

Also of interest is how he has used B17 in the face of opposition from the German authorities as B17 is on the list of dangerous substances in Germany.  His house has been broken into several times by the police, he has been threatened, and his dog almost killed.  He has persisted because he has seen B17 work for his patients.

He came across as very passionate and caring for his patients, and willing to go the extra mile for his patients.

Dr med. Martin Stoppler

http://www.aprikosenkerne-gegen-krebs.de/

practice- your-doctor-in-internet.de, praxisihr-arzt-im-internet.de

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Brief background

Dr Stoppler was inspired by a book by Phillip Day “Cancer”.

Dr Hans Nieper was the pioneer of B17 use in Germany (1928-98)

Dr Kanematsu Sugiura

In Germany, B17 is on the list of dangerous substances.

In 2006, 2009 and 5 weeks’ pre-conference, the police visited Dr Stoppler.  Went to his practice and his home and threatened to kill his dog.

He went through 1.5 years of court proceedings, Euro8,000 fine.  He gets around it by ordering the drugs on behalf of the patient.

What is B17?

B17 is not really a vitamin.  It is a substance found in 1,200 plants.

LD50 Mouse 443mg/kg – lethal dose

LD50 Rat = 405mg/kg – lethal dose

Recommended 9g to 12-15g/kg – human dose

Side-effects of B17:

Results in high concentration of beta-glucosidase.

Oral version – diarrhoea, GI symptoms, constipation.

Herxeimher’s reaction – toxins or tumour cells degrading.  Chills, shaking and fever.  Ozone first – non-activated MMS – liver detox and support.  Bicarbonate – IV C 20-42g

Why has a patient become ill?

– Activation or excess of free radicals.  Toxins e.g. aluminium and lead, UV.

Main factors

Stress, that the patient sees as negative.  Psycho-oncology

Also – teeth – deficits in micro-nutrient field.

Digestive system.

Other treatments

102mg sodium selnite

Germanium sesquioxide – works through oxygen pathway

DCA – bodyweight dependent – IV 15mg/kg of bodyweight

DMSO – IV – saline – transports B17.  Not in a glucose solution.  5ml didn’t work – nausea and vomiting.  05-1ml/250ml.

Dr Pachmann’s lab in Bayreuth – Maintrac

Use of magnetic mats and cortisol for allergies

GcMAF protocol

GcMAF – injects into tumour and ascites.

uPAR – Urokinase-type plasminogen activator receptor – 400ng

Vitamin D level – 200-300 or 400-500 if using GcMAF.

3,000 IU orally

Decristol – 10 capsules 200,000/day [this is Vitamin D in Germany]

Doesn’t use nagalase test because of fluctuations during the day

GcMAF – IV twice weekly – 400ng

B17 protocol

B17 – phasing in 3g-6-9g.  1st week Monday, Wed, Fri.  2nd week, twice weekly.  6th week – oral administration

Dr Stoppler starts with 9g.  Causes Herxheimer’s depending on patient.

Kinofsky index of 60-70 drink a lot.

4 hours of treatment – exhausting for patient.

B17 supplier in Hamburg – 3g/5ml solution

Would like more research – is there an upper limit?

400ml/kg (bei 70kg = 31.5g)

B17 is not a monotherapy

uses DMSO as a transport molecule = 0.5ml

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Fulda conference #8: New approaches in biological tumour therapy (Dr Florian Schilling)

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The Christmas Market at Fulda

Updated March 2016 – For more information on GcMAF, please join the GcMAF and GcMAF Cancer forums on Facebook – they are closed groups, so you have to wait for your membership to be confirmed.  They contain up-to-date information on sources of GcMAF, and also feedback and contributions  by people who are using GcMAF.

Florian Schilling presented another talk at the conference:  Leaky-Gut:  Dietary regimen with MAP and GcMAF

Florian Schilling studied pre-clinical medicine at the Ludwig-Maximillian-Universitat Munchen (LMU), and then trained as an alternative practitioner, with his own clinic since 2006, specialising in integrated and complementary tumour therapy, CFS/ME, general regulatory medicine and detoxification.  He has been a lecturer at the Paracelsus College in Munich since 2007, and lectures both in Germany and internationally.

info.schilling@googlemail.com, http://www.nhz-buchloe.de/

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Like Dr Ionnescu, Dr Schilling also emphasised the importance of not using glutathione if there is a tumour.

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London Sat 4 July – workshop on Breast Cancer with Dr Contreras (Oasis of Hope)

This is a must-attend event for anyone with breast cancer.  It is being run by Yes To Life, the breast cancer charity.  The main speaker is Dr Contreras of the world-famous Oasis of Hope clinic in Mexico.

If you are unable to afford the full cost of the seminar, please e-mail:  sue.decesare@yestolife.org.uk

Breast Cancer – The Power of Choice
Yes to Life London Seminar

Saturday 5th July 2014: 9.30 –  4.30 pm
Glazier’s Hall, 9 Montague Close, London SE1

Yes to Life is delighted that Sheila Dillon, Radio 4’s Food Programme Presenter will host a ground-breaking  seminar on breast cancer headlined by Dr Francisco Contreras, Director and President of the Oasis of Hope Hospital in Mexico. 

Breast Cancer is the most common cancer in the UK with incidence rates having increased by 70% since the mid-1970’s.  Although survival rates have been improving, in 2011 in the UK, around 11,700 women died from breast cancer (that’s around 32 per day).*

The seminar will look at ways to support a weakened immune system; taking an integrative approach to breast cancer care; and therapies for supporting the body through breast cancer and standard treatments. 

Joining Dr Contreras will be :

  • Dr Siegfried Trefzer from High Tree Medical Clinic;

  • Dr Stefan Geider from Camphill Medical Practice NHS, Aberdeen;

  • Barbara Gallani who will demonstrate the importance of exercise and, in particular, yoga;

  • Two inspirational women will share their personal journey of recovery from breast cancer;  

  • Ted Poulter, a physical activity and public health expert and a member of the Macmillan expert advisory group on a physical activity; 

  • Question and Answer sessions will be held during the day and there will be an opportunity to meet the speakers during refreshments and lunch.

The seminar is aimed at the general public, health care professionals, carers, complementary therapists, and anyone with an interest in breast cancer.
 
*Cancer Research UK Jan 2014

To book tickets, please click here

Fulda 2013 conference #5: Oxidative stress and the EDIM (tumour-marker) test (Dr Michael Schoenberg)

(This talk was given in Fulda in Dec 2013, and delivered in German, with a simultaneous English translation, so apologies if I misunderstood any of the translation, and for the sparseness of my notes)

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The Christmas market at Fulda

Dr Schoneberg studied Roman Catholic Theology and philosophy in Halle and Erfurt, and was a Catholic Priest in Erfurt.  He subsequently studied medicine at Martin-Luther University in Halle-Wittenberg.  He is a medical specialist in surgery in Frankfurt, and holds a doctorate in medicine.  He is medical director for emergency medical services, and also senior emergency physician.  He runs a private medical clinic for alternative medicine.

http://www.dr-schoneberg.de

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The aim of the talk was to show the relationship between a set of diagnostic tumour-marker tests, the EDIM, and oxidative stress in the human body.  These tests are not the usual conventional markers.  They enable the practitioner to track whether or not treatments are successful in reducing oxidative stress in the body.

What is the EDIM tumour-marker test?

EDIM is an acronym for Epitope Detection In Monocytes.  It is a set of two diagnostic tests that are alternatives to conventional tumour markers.  These two EDIM tests are the TKTL1 and Apo10 blood tests.  Research conducted into these tests seem to indicate that they can show early signs of metastasis even when established tumour markers and clinical signs and imaging (like Pet Scans) do not do so.

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image credit: tarvarlin.com

Apo10 is a specific tumour protein that is not normally detectable in normal cells.  TKTL1 stands for Transketolase-like 1 enzyme.  Cancer cells display high levels of glycolysis (rapid fermentation of glucose) a process which is also known as the Warburg effect – it’s what enables cancer cells to survive in the absence of oxygen.  Lactic acid is also produced by cancer cells, even in the presence of oxygen.  The lactic acid also protects the cancer cell from the body’s immune system.  The TKTL1 enzyme is responsible for this effect.

http://www.tktl1.de/?Introduction

http://www.tavarlin.com/downloads/2009PosterFIGO.pdf

http://www.tavarlin.com/downloads/FutureOncology.pdf

What is oxidative stress and its relation to redox reactions? (adapted from wikipedia)

A Redox reaction is an amalgamation of two processes:  a reduction and oxidation.  Substances that have the ability to reduce other substances (cause them to gain electrons) are said to be reductive or reducing and are known as reducing agents, reductants, or reducers..  Substances that have the ability to oxidize other substances (cause them to lose electrons) are said to be oxidative or oxidizing.

An example of oxidisation is rusting (oxygen causes the iron to rust).

An example of a redox process is photosynthesis in plants which involves the reduction of carbon dioxide into sugars and the oxidation of water into molecular oxygen.

Free radical reactions are redox reactions that occur as a part of homeostasis and killing microorganisms, where an electron detaches from a molecule and then reattaches almost instantaneously. Free radicals are a part of redox molecules and can become harmful to the human body if they do not reattach to the redox molecule or an antioxidant. Unsatisfied free radicals can spur the mutation of cells they encounter and are, thus, causes of cancer.

What is the relationship between oxidative stress and redox reactions?

Oxidative stress reflects an imbalance between a system’s ability to manage redox and any resulting damage. Disturbances in the normal redox state of cells can cause toxic effects through the production of peroxides and free radicals that damage all components of the cell, including proteins, lipids, and DNA. Thus, oxidative stress can cause disruptions in normal mechanisms of cellular signaling.

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According to Dr Schoneberg, therapies to correct oxidative stress include:

  • High dose Vitamin C and Alpha-Lipoic Acid
  • Polyphenols
  • Yoga, Tai Chi, meditation

There is a special type of oxidative stress called Nitrosativer Stress involving free radical nitric oxide (NO) and peroxynitrite derived product.

The Coy protocol uses the EDIM tests to monitor the effectiveness of treatments.  The Coy diet includes:

  • Tocotrienol (natural Vitamin E)
  • Carbohydrate reduction in the diet (1g/kg of bodyweight)
  • Omega 3 (10g/kg)
  • MCT oil
  • Lactate (to dissolve the coat around the tumour)
  • Polyphenols

Fulda 2013 conference #7: Heavy metals and shift in redox potential in tumours (Dr John G Ionescu) – also why cancer patients should not have glutathione

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The Christmas Market at Fulda:  German Schokokuss (chocolate-covered marshmallows)

This is one of a series of 10 talks given at an integrative conference held in Fulda, German in December 2013.  The conference was organised and sponsored by Dr Reinwald of Dr Reinwald Healthcare GmBH and manufacturers of Master Amino Acid Pattern (MAP-Product Info-Basic-E-Web (1) Copy), a nutritional supplement.

Dr John Ionescu graduated with a doctoral degree in medical biochemistry from the University of Saabrucken in 1983.  He was research director in a German dermatology clinic in 1985.  In 1986, he was the director of a clinic for nutritional and environmental medicine in Neukirchen.  He holds memberships in the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, the American Academy of Environmental Medicine, German Society of Anti-Aging Medicine, European Academy of Environmental Medicine.  He is Associate Professor for integrative medicine and gerontology at the Carol Davila University (Bucharest), and lecturer in clinical nutrition at the Danube University Krems (Vienna).  Since 2009 he has been a member of the task force for environmental medicine at the German Ministry of Health (Berlin).

john.ionescu@gmx.com, www.spezialklinik-neukirchen.de

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I found this talk a steep learning curve in terms of technical knowledge, and had to dredge up my memories of ‘O’ level chemistry on chemical reactions – reduction and oxidation – and also to go onto YouTube for some refreshers.  I’m not sure if I’ve got to the bottom of the talk yet, so it’s a work-in-progress.

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Cancer and employment law – Mon 31 March – seminar at The Haven (London)

The Haven breast cancer charity in London are holding another of their popular seminars, Working it out, on Cancer and Employment Law on Monday 31 March 2014.  It is free-of-charge.

This is a must-attend for anyone with cancer wants to know what their employment rights are.

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I went to last year’s seminar and it was a real eye-opener.

For example, did you know that:

  • in the UK, cancer is classed as a disability and all cancer patients have the same rights as disabled people?
  • that your employer is not allowed to sack you for cancer-related reasons (e.g. that you have cancer, that you have to take time off for cancer-related treatments, for your sickness record for cancer)
  • that even if you are in remission, you are still considered to have cancer, and still entitled to the same rights?
  • that if your employer infringes any of the rights, and you can prove it, you can sue them for UNLIMITED liability? [employers – please sit up and read this and treat your employees fairly]
  • that if you’re a partner/carer of someone who has cancer, you are also entitled to certain rights to care for them?

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Fulda 2013 conference #6: Leaky-Gut: Dietary regimen with MAP and GcMAF (Dr Florian Schilling) – also warning re. glutathione and cancer cells

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The Christmas market at Fulda

Updated March 2016 – For more information on GcMAF, please join the GcMAF and GcMAF Cancer forums on Facebook – they are closed groups, so you have to wait for your membership to be confirmed.  They contain up-to-date information on sources of GcMAF, and also feedback and contributions  by people who are using GcMAF.

Updated 21 September 2014 – a reader, Yulia Dolgopolova ND Sc.D, left a comment:  apparently Vitamin D dosage depends on metabolic type.  The Sun is the best source, but it is safe to take 2000-6000 UI daily for the special health conditions (D3 solution must be organic virgin olive oil or high quality cod liver oil with low vitamin A); days ON & days OFF are essential to maintain the balance (for example, D3 for 20-25 days, then rest for 5-7 days).  An interesting book to read: Vitamin D by David Feldman et. al., 3rd edition (Amazon.com)

Florian Schilling studied pre-clinical medicine at the Ludwig-Maximillian-Universitat Munchen (LMU), and then trained as an alternative practitioner, with his own clinic since 2006, specialising in integrated and complementary tumour therapy, CFS/ME, general regulatory medicine and detoxification.  He has been a lecturer at the Paracelsus College in Munich since 2007, and lectures both in Germany and internationally.

http://www.nhz-buchloe.de/

GcMAF can be obtained from Sansei-Mirai or ImmuneBiotech.

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Leaky gut is not something I’ve considered part of my anti-cancer protocol. I’m not sure why – perhaps it’s because I’ve always had a cast iron stomach, able to eat most foods, and enjoy good digestion.  But after Florian Schilling’s talk (and a later presentation by Dr ) I’ve come to realise that just because I can digest food doesn’t mean I have a good gut – there are things happening at a molecular level that I may not be aware of, that is contributing to the environment that helped nurture the cancer.

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Fulda 2013 conference #4: Master Amino Acid Pattern (MAP) and the hyper-ketogenic diet in cancer and epilepsy (Dr Heinz Reinwald)

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The Christmas Market at Fulda

I’ve previously posted on the Ketogenic Diet and cancer.

Dr Reinwald’s talk was especially interesting to Peter and me because it concerned a variant of the ketogenic diet we had never come across before – the Hyperketogenic Diet.

In the “normal” ketogenic diet, in order to get the body to produce ketones, there are strict ratios between the intake of carbs, protein and fats: 75%-80% is fats and oils, 15-20% protein and 5% green, leafy vegetables.  0% sugars.

The hyperketogenic diet goes even further:  90% fat, 8% protein, 2% carbohydrates.

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Fulda 2013 conference #3: Master Amino Acid Pattern (MAP) and its special use in cancer (Prof. Dr. Maurizio Luca-Moretti)

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The Christmas Market at Fulda

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[This was the keynote speaker and the first presentation on the morning of the conference, on a subject that would be a recurring theme in other presentations.  Unfortunately, Peter and I  were driving from Frankfurt, and because of traffic congestion, arrived about 30 minutes from the end of the lecture.

My apologies therefore, that my notes are incomplete, and this post therefore does not do justice to Prof Luca-Moretti’s fascinating lecture.  If anyone has a recording of the lecture, please send it to me and I will be more than happy to fill in the gaps.  This post is an amalgamation of several information handouts to give the background to the MAP and to place the talk in its context.]

The Speaker:  Professor Doctor Luca-Moretti has a doctoral degree in medicine, and is former professor for clinical nutritionat St. Thomas University in Florida.  He was also scientific director, president and CEO of the International Nutritional Research Centre (INRC) in Coral Gables, Florida.  He is the discover of Master Amino Acid Pattern (“MAP”), and has published numerous scientific publications and received international awards for his discovery relating to MAP.

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Fulda 2013 conference #2: GcMAF (Professor Ruggiero)

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The Christmas Market at Fulda

 

Updated March 2016 – For more information on GcMAF, please join the GcMAF and GcMAF Cancer forums on Facebook – they are closed groups, so you have to wait for your membership to be confirmed.  They contain up-to-date information on sources of GcMAF, and also feedback and contributions  by people who are using GcMAF.

Updated 16 Mar 2014 re. vortex mixer

I’d previously written on GcMAF:

Supplement:  GcMAF and Supplement:  GcMAF yoghurt and my latest post, a talk given by Professor Ruggiero at the GcMAF clinic in February 2014.

Well, at the Fulda Integrative Cancer Conference 2013, I finally got to meet the famous Professor Ruggiero, who is the scientist behind the latest research on GcMAF.

(Professor Ruggiero is that rare beast, the research scientist who has also practiced as a radiologist, so he understands cancer in a way that very few pure research scientists do, having been at the coal face of cancer treatment.)

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image credit: copyright Prof. Ruggiero

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