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Walter Wainright of Haelan Research Foundation

Mr. Walter H. Wainright

Founder and Chief Counselor for Haelan Research Foundation, a United States Government approved 501(c) (3) Public Foundation.

Mr. Wainright, an honors graduate of Tulane University, is an internationally known lecturer with 17 years experience in researching the prevention and treatment of cancer and other chronic diseases with soy phytochemicals. Mr. Wainright’s research has received recognition by the National Cancer Institute (USA) and is currently being researched at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in the United States and several leading cancer centers in Europe. Mr. Wainright is collaborating with the Institute for molecular oncology in Recklinghausen, Germany on reversing DNA damage in cancer cells with soy phytochemicals. He has designed and completed clinical trials in Asia, Europe and the United States showing the human health benefits of dietary soy phytochemicals. His research and experience with humans documents the benefits of soy therapy for estrogen receptor positive breast, prostate and other cancers. Mr. Wainright’s research also addresses how the soy phytochemicals protect cancer patients from chemotherapy induced cell mutations, related toxicity, infections and anemia as well as enhanced cancer cell killing effectiveness 8-10 times greater than chemotherapy treatments by themselves.

Green Tea and Cancer

 

Green tea
Green tea may block cancer


Green tea’s ability to fight cancer is even more potent and varied than scientists suspected, research suggests.

Scientists already know that green tea contains anti-oxidants which may have a protective effect against cancer.

But now they have discovered that chemicals in the tea also shut down a key molecule which can play a significant role in the development of cancer.

It’s likely that the compounds in green tea act through many different pathways
Professor Thomas Gasiewicz


The molecule, known as the aryl hydrocarbon (AH) receptor, has the ability to activate genes – but not always in a positive way.

Tobacco smoke and dioxins, in particular, disrupt the functioning of the molecule and cause it to trigger potentially harmful gene activity.

The researchers, from Rochester University, found that two chemicals in green tea inhibit AH activity.

Similar compounds

Both chemicals are similar to compounds called flavonoids, which are found in broccoli, cabbage, grapes and red wine, and which are also known to help prevent cancer.

Researcher Professor Thomas Gasiewicz said: “Green tea may work differently than we thought to exert its anti-cancer activity.

“It’s likely that the compounds in green tea act through many different pathways.”

The Rochester team showed that the chemicals shut down the AH receptor in cancerous mouse cells.

Early results indicate the same is true in human cells.

However, the scientists say that the results in the laboratory do not necessarily translate to everyday life as the crucial factor is how green tea is broken down inside the body.

In addition, there are a lot of differences between various types of green tea.

Dr Julie Sharp, a science information office at Cancer Research UK, said: “This research describes additional properties of green tea that may be beneficial but which have yet to be tested properly.

“The causes of cancer are complex and both diet and our genetic make-up act together to influence our risk of developing the disease.

“Cancer Research UK is currently involved in a large-scale study of diet and health that is researching the eating habits of over half a million people in 10 European countries to try and help unravel this complexity.”

Research has also suggested that green tea may help to reduce the risk of rheumatoid arthritis and to lower cholesterol levels.

The research is published in the journal Chemical Research in Toxicology.

More evidence links alcohol, cancer in women

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON — A study of nearly 1.3 million British women offers yet more evidence that moderate alcohol consumption increases the risk of a handful of cancers. British researchers surveyed middle-aged women at breast cancer screening clinics about their drinking habits, and tracked their health for seven years.

A quarter of the women reported no alcohol use. Nearly all the rest reported fewer than three drinks a day; the average was one drink a day. Researchers compared the lightest drinkers – two or fewer drinks a week – with people who drank more.

Each extra drink per day increased the risk of breast, rectal and liver cancer, University of Oxford researchers reported Tuesday in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. The type of alcohol – wine, beer or liquor – didn’t matter.

That supports earlier research, but the new wrinkle: Alcohol consumption was linked to esophageal and oral cancers only when smokers drank.

Also, moderate drinkers actually had a lower risk of thyroid cancer, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and renal cell cancer.

For an individual woman, the overall alcohol risk is small. In developed countries, about 118 of every 1,000 women develop any of these cancers, and each extra daily drink added 11 breast cancers and four of the other types to that rate, the study found.

But population-wide, 13 percent of those cancers in Britain may be attributable to alcohol, the researchers concluded.

Moderate alcohol use has long been thought to be heart-healthy, something the new research doesn’t address but that prompts repeated debate about safe levels. U.S. health guidelines already recommend that women consume no more than one drink a day; two a day for men, who metabolize alcohol differently.

“You have to balance all those things out,” said Dr. Philip J. Brooks, who researches alcohol and cancer at the National Institutes of Health. “This kind of information is important for people to know and to consult with their physician about the various risk factors they have.”

Coretta Scott King Was Exploring Alternative Cancer Treatment

When Coretta Scott King died on the evening of Jan. 30, she had ovarian cancer and was in Mexico exploring treatment options, according to her family.

“Mrs. Coretta Scott King was in Mexico for observation and consideration of treatment for ovarian cancer,” King’s family said in a statement released to the media.

“She was considered terminal by physicians in the United States. Mrs. King and her family wanted to explore other options,” the statement continues.

King, a civil rights activist and the widow of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., died at age 78.

The King family’s statement doesn’t describe those other options or list a cause of death, so it’s not known if ovarian cancer took King’s life. According to the Associated Press, doctors at the alternative medicine clinic where King had been staying attributed her death to respiratory failure.

Questions About Alternative Clinic

A report in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution raised questions about the clinic the allegedly attended, the Hospital Santa Monica in Rosarito Beach, Mexico, about 16 miles south of San Diego. On its web site, the clinic claims to have “a very eclectic approach to the treatment of chronic degenerative disease, diseases by and large considered incurable by the orthodox medical profession.”

Most of the clinic’s clients are cancer patients “who have been told that there is no hope, all traditional therapies have failed,” states the clinic’s web site.

Another web site, quackwatch.com, run by Stephen Barrett, MD, questions the background of Hospital Santa Monica’s founder and director, Kurt Donsbach. According to Hospital Santa Monica’s web site, Donsbach is a DC, ND, and PhD.

The King family’s statement doesn’t name the place where King was seeking treatment in Mexico.

Tea May Cut Ovarian Cancer Risk

 

About Ovarian Cancer

Here are some facts from the American Cancer Society on ovarian cancer:

It kills more U.S. women than any other cancer of the female reproductive system. It is the No. 4 cause of cancer deaths for U.S. women. It is the 7th most common cancer for U.S. women, excluding nonmelanoma skin cancers. It is most common in older women (about two-thirds of patients are 55 or older). It is slightly more common in white women than black women.

When discovered in its earliest stages, ovarian cancer can often be treated, but early ovarian cancer is hard to detect. Many cases are discovered after the cancer has spread to other areas and organs, making treatment much more difficult.

No one knows exactly what causes ovarian cancer. Risk factors include:

Family history of ovarian cancer Never having been pregnant Being older than 50

New Chemo Plan for Late Ovarian Cancer

 

Ovarian Cancer’s Symptoms

Early ovarian cancer typically has few symptoms. The first sign of ovarian cancer is usually an enlarged ovary. The ovaries are located deep within the pelvic cavity, so swelling may go unnoticed until it becomes more advanced.

Symptoms of more advanced ovarian cancer include:

—Swollen abdomen (caused by buildup of fluids produced by the tumor)

—Lower abdominal and leg pain

—Sudden weight loss or gain

—Change in bowel or bladder function

—Nausea

—Swelling in the legs

Women should keep up with medical check-ups, which can help with early detection of conditions such as cancer. They should also tell their doctor about any family history of cancer.

King’s Heart Disease, Stroke

Besides ovarian cancer, King had also had other recent health challenges.

She had suffered a major stroke and minor heart attack in August 2005. Earlier that year, King had been diagnosed with a heart condition called atrial fibrillation, a form of irregular heart rhythm. Atrial fibrillation is considered a risk factor for the development of ischemic stroke — the most common type of stroke — which is caused by a blood clot in the brain.

Heart disease and stroke affect people of all races, but blacks are at especially high risk. Heart disease and stroke are also leading causes of death for women, a fact that often gets overlooked.

Race, Sex, Heart Disease, and Stroke

Stroke and heart disease are major health threats for blacks, women, and the elderly — three groups to which King belonged.

While strokes are more common among men, more women die of strokes, according to the American Heart Association.

Consider these facts from the American Heart Association’s web site:

—Blacks have a much higher risk of stroke than whites.

—Blacks have substantially higher death rates for stroke than whites.

—High blood pressure, diabetes, and obesity — risk factors for stroke and heart disease — are more common among blacks than whites.

—Heart disease is a leading cause of death for women.

—Stroke is women’s No. 3 cause of death.

Stroke risk also rises with age, regardless of race or gender. Having a family history of stroke and heart disease also ups your risk of having those same problems.

Get the Facts about Ovarian Cancer

 

Heart Attack, Stroke Warning Signs

Call for emergency help at the first sign of a possible stroke or heart attack — don’t wait to see if symptoms pass. Quick treatment can make a big difference, but many medicines for stroke and heart attacks must be given quickly.

The American Heart Association lists these stroke warning signs:

—Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body

—Sudden confusion, trouble speaking, or understanding

—Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes

—Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination

—Sudden, severe headache with no known cause

The American Heart Association lists these warning signs of a heart attack:

—Chest discomfort.Most heart attacks involve discomfort in the center of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes, or that goes away and comes back. It can feel like uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness, or pain.

—Discomfort in other areas of the upper body.Symptoms can include pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw, or stomach.

—Shortness of breath.May occur with or without chest discomfort.

—Other signs:These may include breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea, or lightheadedness

“As with men, women’s most common heart attack symptom is chest pain or discomfort. But women are somewhat more likely than men to experience some of the other common symptoms, particularly shortness of breath, nausea/vomiting, and back or jaw pain,” states the American Heart Association’s web site.

Though race, age, and gender can’t be changed, many other risk factors for stroke and heart disease can be managed or prevented. See your doctor to gauge and lower your risk.

 

By Miranda Hitti, reviewed By Louise Chang, MD

SOURCES: King Center, “Statement by the King Family.” American Cancer Society: “What Are the Key Statistics About Ovarian Cancer?” AtlantaJournal-Constitution, “Clinic, Founder Operate Outside Norm.” Quackwatch.Com: “Stay Away from Donsbach University Graduates.” Quackwatch.com: “The Shady Activities of Kurt Donsbach.” American Heart Association: “Stroke Risk Factors.” American Stroke Association: “African Americans & Stroke: Know the Facts.” American Heart Association: “Heart Attack, Stroke & Cardiac. WebMD Medical Reference provided in collaboration with The Cleveland Clinic: “Ovarian Cancer and Menopause.” WebMD Medical News: “Coretta Scott King Dies.”

HAELAN Research Foundation

Haelan Research Foundation’s mission is to facilitate research based on the nutritional value of fermentated soy beans specifically targeting the following areas:

  • Cancer
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Alleviation of menopausal symptoms
  • Diabetes
  • Kidney failure
  • Auto-immune disorders

Haelan Research Foundation is interested in examining the effects of fermented soybeans and its role in decreasing morbidity and mortality, as well as minimizing side-effects in chronic diseases and disorders.

For more information, contact Haelan Research Foundation at 425-482-2645.

Disclaimer: Any information contained herein is given for educational purposes and not for the purpose of medical advice to be used in the prevention, treatment of diagnosis of a disease.

Haelan Research Foundation: About Haelan

About Haelan

 

What is Haelan?

Haelan is a fermented soybean beverage that is manufactured from whole, non-genetically modified soybeans. The production involves a fermentation process that breaks down the beneficial soybean nutrients that can be absorbed into the blood and tissues. The primary benefit to the soybean nutrients helps with the repair process of DNA.

Haelan’s fermented soy beverages have evolved with over 20 years of research investigating the health benefits of fermented soy beverages. Initially this work involved input from nutritionists, fermentation experts, micro-biologists, oncologists, University Professors and thousands of patients in Chinese hospitals being treated for various conditions. Over the years the work expanded to include input from doctors, nutritionists, oncologists, pathologists, scientists, and researchers working at Hospitals, clinics, Universities and Medical Schools, in the United States and Europe.

Research undertaken and funded by the National Cancer Institute, the National Institute of Health, Haelan Products, Inc., Haelan Research Foundation, and other Public Foundations has greatly increased the understanding of the complex soy matrix and the potential health benefits that can be derived by the mechanisms of action and metabolic pathways improved by these soy compounds.

There have been more than 9,000 studies performed since 1991 on the whole soybean or components within soybeans. Studies are being conducted to use this knowledge to lengthen the life span and improve the quality of life of the cancer patients. In addition, one of the Foundation’s goals is to produce healthier people through better dietary regimens. It is anticipated to result in fewer illnesses, reduced surgical and medical procedures and less dependence on drugs and their adverse side effects. Foods are and can be the best medicine for a large section of the population.

Who is eligible to take Haelan? Who should not take the product?

Haelan fermented soy beverages are classified as “food” by the United States Food and Drug Administration. It has been used by both healthy and sick children and adults. People who are allergic to soy should take Haelan with precaution. Although, Haelan’s characteristics are “anti-allergy”, people who have prior allergies to soy should take precautions with Haelan’s products.

Most people are allergic to compounds and impurities that are found in unfermented soy products. Haelan’s processing removes most of the sugars, carbohydrates, and impurities that are the primary cause of these allergies. Common allergic reactions include itching or skin irritation that is usually found to be detoxification.

Benefits of Haelan

Studies have shown that Haelan 951 is beneficial for:

  • Liver function/support as well as removing carcinogens
  • Lung
  • Emphysema
  • Silicosis
  • Asbestosis
  • Anti-aging

The largest group of people benefiting from the use of Haelan’s fermented soy beverages are cancer patients. Studies show that 40-80% of advanced cancer patients die from cachexia, which is commonly referred to as “protein calorie malnutrition”.

A study with 318 cancer patients, 276 taking chemotherapy and the balance radiation treatments, shows that Haelan’s fermented soy beverages protect the cancer patient from the toxic side effects of the chemotherapy treatments. None of the people in the study had to have a transfusion, none of the participants had to discontinue a course of treatment. Side effects of the chemotherapy treatments were minimal.

An article was printed in the Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients in the November, 2004 issue titled “Soy and Cancer Survivors: Dietary Supplementation with Fermented Soy Nutraceutical, Haelan 951 in Patients Who Survived Terminal Cancers” by Vijaya Nair, MD, FAMS, MS. The cases presented in this article were submitted as part of the National Cancer Institute’s Best Case Series Program. The Best Case Series focuses on documented case reports of patients diagnosed with cancers who have shown significant improvements in their clinical conditions using complementary ad alternative supplements as mainstay treatment. View the full article.

 Are there any side affects associated with taking Haelan?

There are no adverse side effects experienced by healthy or in non-transplanted recipient sick people. Liver detoxification in the form of diarrhea is often reported immediately after first consumption of Haelan but these symptoms disappear as the liver is detoxified. Worms, bugs and parasites are often excreted with fecal matter in the patient having these conditions.

Transplant Recipients:
Because Haelan’s fermented soy beverages increase immune function, a person who has had a liver, kidney, or other organ transplant may have problems with consumption of Haelan. Organ transplant recipients are normally on immune suppression drugs for several years following their organ transplant procedure to block rejection of the transplanted organ by the person’s immune system. A person having received an organ transplant and not receiving immune depressing drugs may consume Haelan but caution should be taken to make sure there is no adverse immune response to the donated organ.

VIDEO: Walter Wainright lectures on Haelan 951 – Alternative Cancer Therapy

Walter Wainright to lecture on “Cancer Case Studies with Haelan 951” at Alternative Medicine-Live! April 4-5, 2008

Mr. Walter H. Wainright Founder and Chief Counselor for Haelan Research Foundation, a United States Government approved 501(c) (3) Public Foundation. Mr. Wainright, an honors graduate of Tulane University, is an internationally known lecturer with 17 years experience in researching the prevention and treatment of cancer and other chronic diseases with soy phytochemicals. Mr. Wainright’s research has received recognition by the National Cancer Institute (USA) and is currently being researched at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in the United States and several leading cancer centers in Europe. Mr. Wainright is collaborating with the Institute for molecular oncology in Recklinghausen, Germany on reversing DNA damage in cancer cells with soy phytochemicals. He has designed and completed clinical trials in Asia, Europe and the United States showing the human health benefits of dietary soy phytochemicals. His research and experience with humans documents the benefits of soy therapy for estrogen receptor positive breast, prostate and other cancers.

Health, Wellness and Education, are themed topics at Salt Lake City Two-Day Conference and Expo, entitled “Alternative Medicine-Live!”

Location:
University Park Marriott
480 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, Utah 84108 Hours: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Cost: $35 – Complimentary Tickets Available for Groups
Call 1-800-498-5640

Combining the best of alternative therapies and how they are integrated into today’s modern medical and healing practices – that is the theme of the Two-Day Conference and Expo, entitled “Alternative Medicine-Live!”, to be presented on April 4-5, 2008.

This Conference and Expo will feature exhibits, presentations, lectures, refreshments, a “Meet the Healers” reception, free samples and health testing. Open to both the public and also to the health care community.

“A Cancer and Stroke Breakthrough” lecture to be heard at Alternative Medicine-Live!

Alternative Medicine-Live! 

Saturday, April 5, 2008

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Poly-MVA: A Cancer and Stroke Breakthrough

Albert Sanchez, Sr., PhD, Founder, Foundation for Advancement in Cancer Research

 

The mission of the Foundation for Advancement in Cancer Research is to seek out promising, scientifically-validated complementary and alternative treatment methods, to actively educate the public about them and to provide funding toward research and development of new treatments. One of the most promising treatments the Foundation has encountered is Lipoic Acid Palladium Complex (POLY-MVA), a uniquely formulated combination of minerals, vitamins and amino acids designed to support cellular energy production and promote overall health. POLY-MVA also replaces specific nutrients that may be depleted during certain cancer therapies. A patented dietary supplement version with over 15 years of clinical laboratory research and testing, POLY-MVA is a revolutionary product and the first in a remarkable new category of supplements called palladium lipoic complexes. It is the only supplement in the world that can take the free radicals produced by disease and turn them into energy.

Health, Wellness and Education, are themed topics at Salt Lake City Two-Day Conference and Expo, “Alternative Medicine-Live!”

Alternative Medicine-Live!
at University Park Marriott, Salt Lake City, Utah on April 4-5, 2008

Salt Lake City, UT, April 4-5, 2008 Combining the best of alternative therapies and how they are integrated into today’s modern medical and healing practices – that is the theme of the Two-Day Conference and Expo, entitled “Alternative Medicine-Live!”, to be presented on April 4-5, 2008.

This Conference and Expo will feature exhibits, presentations, lectures, refreshments, free samples and health testing. Open to both the public and also to the health care community, this is the fourth conference presented in the Salt Lake valley by the Alternative Medicine Network.

Combining, science, medicine and spirituality, this trade show reaches out to many practitioners, including chiropractors, psychologists, acupuncturists, energy healers, metaphysicians, chiropractors and M.D.’s.

For tickets and information call 1-800-498-5640