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


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

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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


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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


Fulda conference 2013 #1: Integrative cancer conference

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Updated 28 Dec 2013

Here are the highlights of the integrative cancer conference I attended on 30 November and 1 December, 2013, in Fulda, Germany.  I will be writing individual posts on each topic.

First a huge-thank you to Dr Heinz Reinwald for letting me and Peter Trayhurn attend this conference, and also for giving us his time and consideration, and a discount on the conference fees.

(I’m not sure what the practitioners made of having two patients in their midst, but we were very discrete and were there on a fact-finding mission to find out what was the latest in integrative approaches to cancer, and to suss out which were the doctors who were doing leading-edge research.)

I was impressed by the organisation of the conference.  The conference hotel was luxurious, the room was comfortable, and there were German-English translators as the majority of the talks was in German.  The food at mealtimes was fantastic, four-star buffets with plenty of ketogenic diet options.  Everyone was friendly, which was very important for me.  The quality of the speakers was excellent, world-class, and if I had the money I would go again next year.  It was a bit of a steep learning curve for me at times – if you are a patient and interested in next year’s conference, I suggest that you bone up on the causes of cancer.  If you have a degree in biochemistry that would be helpful as some of the lectures are fairly technical!

Now that I’ve been going through my notes, my overall impression is that the conference was a good mix of providing new information on approaches to cancer treatments, as well as showcasing the products of the sponsor, Dr Reinwald, in particular, Master Amino Acid Pattern (MAP) without being too much of a hard-sell.

Getting information that is not available on websites is not easy where cancer treatments are concerned – so much depends on where you are looking, and a lot of research is still not readily available.  So to be in the midst of practitioners who are sharing their knowledge, backed up by hard-core research and trials, was immensely valuable – thank you, Dr Reinwald!  And to be able to get together world-class practitioners speaks volumes for Dr Reinwald’s reputation and organisation and products.

Conference for Integrative Medicine in Fulda


The Christmas market at Fulda

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German Clinics – PraxisKlinik Siebenhuner in Frankfurt


Updated 3 Dec 2013

I’m in Frankfurt on a business trip and thanks to Peter, managed to steal some time to visit a German cancer clinic.

The clinic is PraxisKlinik Siebenhuner and is on the outskirts of Frankfurt.  Peter uses it for hyperthermia after a trans-arterial chemoembolisation session with Vogl.  It’s about a 30-minute taxi journey from the University of Frankfurt where Prof Vogl practices.

I was impressed by the set-up at the clinic.  It was pristine, very clean, and everything was tasteful.  The infusion room was huge, about three times the size of one of the clinics in England, and was separated from the nurses’ station by muslin drapes.  There was a lot of use of warm colours and wood, and it didn’t look or smell like a hospital.  All the beds in the treatment rooms were clean, and covered in fresh linen. The nurses and doctors were friendly, and made time to chat to me about the treatments.

Treatments were standard for a German oncology clinic:  IPT, full-body hyperthermia and local hyperthermia.  Infusions included B17, DMSO, DCA.

They had one Heckel tent for whole-body hyperthermia, and two oncothermia machines.  They also had some new equipment I’ve not come across.  One was a Galvanotherapy machine, and the other a Bemer machine.  My understanding of the latter is that it is used before the patient has infusions, and it primes the body to be in a better state for the infusions, by promotion circulation in the body’s micro-capillaries.  The effects apparently last for 12 hours.

I had a quick chat with Dr Siebenhuner – he was very friendly, and kindly gave me a free consultation and some suggestions on what his clinic could offer me by way of treatment plans.  I told him my dilemma:  that chemo and radiotherapy had been recommended, but would be counterproductive to my nerve injury.

He told me to avoid folic acid and iron as it would feed the cancer cells.  Because my tumour markers have always been within reference range, he suggested getting some genetic blood markers done, then a 2-week course of infusions, and then another test to see if the treatments were working.  If not, then perhaps chemo and radiotherapy would be the best options.  The cost of the bloods tests would be about Euro300 for each set.  He also mentioned getting the circulating tumour cells count (CTC count), and that apart from RGCC, there was a lab in Germany that also did this test.

Incidentally, PraxisKlinik Siebenhuner is one of the few clinics in Germany offering intravenous curcumin.  A course of infusions is expensive – approximately Euros 1,600 for a set of 10.

There are loads of photos of the clinic on the website:


Dr Siebenhuner is one of those doctors who’s open to trying new things, and learning new things and that for me is a hallmark of a good doctor.  I met him again at the weekend at an integrative treatment conference in Fulda.  He asked me questions about the RGCC test and was keen to find out more so that he could integrate it into his practice.  I chatted to him some more about his clinic, and he was very open about the services he could offer.  For example, IPT, DCA, B17 which are not currently on Hallwang’s menu.  Also, because his is a day-clinic, there aren’t any in-house nursing charges, so he is a cheaper alternative, if the patient doesn’t need 24/7 nursing or intensive doctoring.

I wanted to stop by on Monday on the way to the airport to get some blood tests run because Dr Siebenhuner offered a different approach from Hallwang, and I thought it would be interesting to see what more could be done.  Also, he very kindly offered to give me a free consultation based on the tests.  Alas, I ran out of time on Monday and couldn’t fit in the consultation.

What was particularly perceptive on the part of Dr Siebenhuner was a discussion we had on why some of the treatments I’d had had not touched the tumour to the extent that they should have, e.g. intravenous vitamin C.  Dr Siebenhuner said that perhaps it was due to lack of perfusion to the tumour, i.e. the blood supply to the tumour was limited, so the infusions couldn’t get to the tumour.  He offered to do an ultrasound to see if this was the case.

If indeed, perfusion was an issue, the solution would have been to add DMSO or Procaine to the infusions.  This would have increased the permeability of the cytotoxic agents.

It was as if a light bulb had gone off over my head.  As readers of this blog know, I’ve tried many complementary therapies, with limited success with regards to shrinking the tumour [the only thing that really worked was the TACE procedure using chemotherapy, by Prof. Vogl].  And it would explain why the only two women I know for whom IV C worked had had DMSO and Vitamin B12 in conjunction with IV C.  Unfortunately, the use of both DMSO and Vitamin B12 are now illegal in England.   But not in Germany.  No one so far has suggested doing an ultrasound of the breast region to see what the blood supply is like there.

So I think Dr Siebenhuner is definitely worth a visit and consultation for his willingness to explore new avenues of treatment, ability to think out-of-the-box, his warmth, and also his clinic’s proximity to Frankfurt airport and Prof Vogl’s hospital.  Please note – Peter Trayhurn was introduced to Dr Siebenhuner on the recommendation of Prof Vogl, so that is a very good testimonial.

The IV C files #6 – Intravenous Vitamin C – lessons learned


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Revised 7 April 2014 re. importance of oxygen supply to tumour

I’ve posted previously about IV C.

Despite adhering to a strict regime of 3 x 6 days a week of infusions plus twice weekly for another 3 months, and a near raw vegan diet with juicing, and a small fortune in supplements, the tumour grew.

(I did, however, feel generally well during that period so maybe it did some good.)

I’ve been thinking about why IV C didn’t work for me, and I’ve come up with the following possibilities:

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What is metabolic therapy?

Metabolic therapy is based on the principle that cancer is caused by a state of imbalance in the body.

This imbalance can be the result of environment (e.g. toxins like amalgam fillings, tobacco), a poor diet (so that the body’s defenses are weakened), which lead to cancer.  Another contributory cause are stress and negative emotions which can affect the hormonal and endocrinal systems of the body which in turn cause the body’s immune system to get depressed.  Yes, cancer may be the result of genetic flaws, but there are people walking around with genes that predispose them to cancer, and yet they don’t get cancer – why?

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