President Nixon signed the “War on Cancer” into law in 1971. Some forty-five years and several billion dollars later, it looks like we have lost the battle. Or have we? What if a natural solution had been there all along, but had just been overlooked by the pharmaceutical industry?
When a new, natural and non-toxic way to address cancer is being discovered, it is a game changer that does not go unnoticed by the scientific community. But instead of being hailed and embraced, it is fiercely opposed by prominent scientists with strong ties to the pharmaceutical industry and the might of the government is called upon to perpetuate a model as a result of which we keep losing the war on cancer. Mirko Beljanski, PhD, one of the first green molecular biologists, was called upon by President Mitterrand of France to treat his prostate cancer. Dr. Beljanski’s treatment allowed Mitterrand to reach his second term in office, but upon Mitterrand’s death, Beljanski became the subject of relentless persecution aimed at wiping out his legacy.
Today Sylvie Beljanski, the daughter of Dr. Beljanski, continues his ground-breaking research and outreach in her father's memory.
In her book, “Winning the War On Cancer: The Epic Journey Towards a Natural Cure” Sylvie outlines her journey of defiance, hope, despair, personal growth, love ... and the true story of the discovery of a new, and promising, approach to the treatment of cancer.
Sylvie Beljanski is a health advocate for holistic medicine, public speaker, award-winning author and entrepreneur. She is the Vice President of The Beljanski Foundation, whose mission is to research natural approaches to cancer and CEO of Maison Beljanski, an international dietary supplement company that strives to help people Feel Better Naturally.
Beljanski is also an award winning author after writing Winning The War On Cancer: The Epic Journey Towards a Natural Cure (which has been translated in French under the title Gagner La Lutte Contre Le Cancer).
Sylvie Beljanski was born in New York City after her father, Mirko Beljanski, PhD came to New York to pursue a two-year fellowship with Nobel Prize winner, Severo Ochoa, known for his DNA research on living cells.
Raised and educated in Paris, she attended The Sorbonne, where she received her law degree, and was admitted to the French Bar.
In 1996, Ms. Beljanski founded Natural Source International, Ltd., a company that brings together science and nature to create innovative natural/organic health and beauty products. These well-known products are now used around the world.
In 1999, Ms. Beljanski founded The Beljanski Foundation, a registered non-profit, whose mission is to further Dr. Beljanski’s research within a network of high-profile research institutions. Since then, she has been serving as Vice President of the Foundation, relentlessly spreading the word and educating the public about the effects of environmental toxics on our health.
Ms. Beljanski is a sought-after speaker at health and wellness conferences globally, where she has educated thousands of people about the importance of detoxification as a defense against harmful toxins that can cause serious disease and infections. She recommends The Beljanski Approach to Wellness as a practical means to avoid environmental toxins, remove them, and repair the cellular process.
In 2018, Ms. Beljanski opened the doors to Maison Beljanski, a two-story building in the heart of Manhattan, dedicated to the legacy of her father, Dr. Beljanski. The first floor, home of The Beljanski Foundation, will also serve as a site to host numerous conferences on different aspects of health and wellness.
Later that year, Sylvie wrote a book Winning The War On Cancer: The Epic Journey Towards a Natural Cure (Morgan James). It is a critical book to read if you know anyone with cancer that has been incredibly well received. The book has also been translated to French under the title Gagner La Lutte Contre Le Cancer.
Recently Sylvie launched a series of events at Maison Beljanski, called Healthy Tuesdays to help people Feel Better Naturally. Healthy Tuesdays has created a community of healthcare professionals who come together on a regular basis to share groundbreaking information, all related to holistic health, and a community of lay persons eager to learn more about the resources that those healthcare professionals may offer. Healthy Tuesdays is now also in France under the name Les Jeudis de la Santé.
Since being published Winning The War On Cancer: The Epic Journey Towards a Natural Cure has received various awards including:
Big Book Award – Winner in Health & Alternative Medicine category American Book Festival – Finalist in Health & Alternative Medicine category International Book Awards – Winner in Health & Alternative Medicine category Independent Press Award – Winner in Health & Alternative Medicine category Amazon Best Seller – #1 Best Seller for Holistic Health, #2 Best Seller in Cancer & Oncology Foreword Indies Award – Finalist as the top book for Indie Publishing Nautilus Book Award – Winner in Inspiration category New Apple Book Award – Winner in Health & Medicine category Online Book Club Book of the Year – Winner for non-fiction category Online Book Club Book of the Month – Winner for January 2019 Online Book Club Book of the Day – Winner for November 3, 2018
Reviewed by Kimberly Luyckx for Reader Views (7/18)
If you are a fan of alternative medicine or have a head for science, this book should be on your reading bucket list. “Winning the War on Cancer: The Epic Journey Towards a Natural Cure” is both controversial and undeniable. In it, author Sylvie Beljanski tells the story of her father, Dr. Mirko Beljanski and his crusade to fight cancer naturally.
After having discovered two plant extracts that target pancreatic and ovarian cancer stem cells, Dr. Beljanski’s research efforts are nearly obliterated by the French government. The significance of Beljanski’s findings and the subsequent trials and tribulations he and his team face all combine to create a read similar to a thriller novel.
Initially, Sylvie’s book paints a dismal picture of botanical medicine. She describes the rift between pharmaceutical drug companies and researchers of natural remedies. The author cites that the greatest obstacle for natural medicine is that it cannot compete with money making synthetic drug companies. As she continues on, Beljanski remains hopeful. She adopts her father’s mission to provide legal proof of the benefit of natural medicine and advocate for its widespread distribution.
As a practicing attorney, the author submits numerous facts and historical details to persuade readers to take up the fight for access to alternative medicine. In addition, Beljanski interjects her story with plenty of personal and patient narratives to lend a human quality to the material presented. Her stories bring you face to face with the problem.
There is no need to possess a science background to read this book, but it can be daunting at times. It behooves you to stay tuned in, however, as the information imparted is valuable and eye opening. Sylvie Beljanski does well to educate and validate the importance of plant extracts and stem cell research by providing understandable analogies and terminology. Her descriptions are intended to bring the concepts out of the lab so that the information is accessible to the average person. She does this so thrillingly that her story makes you want to keep turning pages.
Beljanski’s voice is convincing and impressive. She expresses herself with a proficient medical vocabulary. The processes of DNA, RNA, HIV and various cancer formations are clearly and adequately explained. Her tone is insistent yet Beljanski’s assertions are certainly reasonable considering her family’s ordeal and the importance of the subject. As it happens, the enthusiasm she exerts only adds more validity to the text.
In “Winning the War on Cancer,” Sylvie Beljanski accomplishes her intention - to publicize the adversity placed on natural cancer treatments by governments and the pharmaceutical industry. Her tome is an interesting combination of scientific journal, memoir and history book. She reiterates the fantastical story of Mirko Beljanski and his heroic effort to seek natural cures and antidotes without toxic side effects. As his daughter, Sylvie Beljanski takes on the system and upholds his legacy by continuing to promote his research and products. This book’s controversial flavor makes for an exciting read. I would recommend it without reservation to those curious about the future of alternative medicine and, particularly, in the holistic treatment of cancers.
The topic of cancer is very relatable. Cancer does not discriminate, and everyone knows at least one person with the diagnosis. This book gives vital and well-researched information about the alternative for curing cancer. I am someone who believes in natural remedies, and I found nothing surprising while reading this work. Nature can heal us, but we have to allow it and accept it. My favorite part of this book is the fact that the author does not dismiss doctors or medical therapies. It just gives another option to use alongside traditional treatments or even use it as a prevention.
This book shines a light not just on cancer treatment but the horrible ways the pharmaceutical industry is ruling the world. Shockingly, the same people that want to cure us are also poisoning us. Financial gain has a long time ago surpassed human wellbeing. Furthermore, in this book Sylvie Beljanski is trying to clear her father's name while at the same time risking her job and marriage. In just ten chapters, this book provides a cohesive take on justice, health, family, sacrifice, and life.
Knowledge is the ultimate power. This is a perfect read for everyone interested in not just natural remedies for fighting cancer, but all readers curious about some technical information about cancer. Furthermore, if you have a loved one who is fighting this destructive disease, this is a must-read for you.
this book is great for people who are naïve about what cancer is doing to themselves. I embraced this book and learned that there are people out there who understand what the average joe is facing in life. I hope the author writes more and listens to people like me! Some people have all the degrees but forget that a book that clarifies is more important than knowing it all.
Big Pharma is conspiring against naturopathic cures. Before he died, more than 20 years ago, Dr. Mirko Beljanski found some “natural molecules” that could cure a variety of different cancers, HIV, fertility problems, malaria, and who knows what else. His daughter Sylvie is continuing the fight to prove the efficacy of her father’s findings. I hope I never get stuck sitting next to her on an airplane or at a dinner party.
Cancer, or at least its impact, is inescapable. While many billions of dollars and years of manpower have been poured into the subject, not much ground has been won against this enemy. In Winning the War on Cancer, Sylvie Beljanski presents alternatives that might not be the sole weapons used to conquer cancer but are capable of giving those suffering from it a fighting chance. And, they are natural!
Sylvie Beljanski's work is many things: a memoir of her father's studies, a narrative of her own struggles, and a research paper describing several plant extracts with extraordinary properties. The weaving together of the author's personal life and her father's research might have been disjointed if it were not for the sense of hope stringing all of the book's parts together. One avenue for publishing or testing the research closes, and Beljanski just pursues an alternative.
Since a large chunk of the book is about the pursuit to validate the work of the author's late father, Winning the War on Cancer reads almost like a story of vengeance at times. I feel that this is partly because the first time the author is approached to help her family, it is to fight for them in court. Sylvie Beljanski is a lawyer, not an expert in the medical field nor a scientist. Yet, I would say this does not detract from the overarching medical message because the overwhelming majority of scientific information presented is both cited and backed up by clinical studies.
I largely enjoyed reading this book, but the formatting often frustrated me. The author employs quite a few bulleted lists that are not cohesive (indents not justified, some lines are double bulleted). The choice to put a double line space or a single line space between paragraphs also appeared arbitrary. I know that some double line spaces were to delineate a scene break, but roughly half were breaking up directly linked paragraphs. However, my biggest issue with the formatting was the way that the text was italicized. Anything in italics was in a completely different font face from, and considerably smaller than, the rest of the line. Considering italics were used every time one of the extracts was called by name, a flashback was recalled, or the author chose to emphasize a phrase or paragraph, large portions of the text were a struggle to understand.
I ultimately chose to rate Winning the War on Cancer by Sylvie Beljanski at 4 out of 5 stars. While I truly believe there is valuable information to almost any reader in this book, there is extensive editing that still needs to be done. I am not sure if the book was professionally edited based on the number of repetitions of the same errors. If changes were made, I think anyone interested in reading about alternative medicine would enjoy this book. I would find another book if you are not willing to view natural remedies as potentially useful in the fight against disease.
Overcoming cancer awakens vigor and confidence inside you that makes you want to live intentionally every day. This belief birthed Winning the War on Cancer, a book written by Sylvie Beljanski. The book details the ordeals of a long journey for Sylvie. She is willing to rewrite her whole life and stake everything only to clear her father's name and make people aware of the Beljanski's tribute to the refinement of science.
This non-fiction book feigns that humans are the cause of their problems. Sylvie conveyed in detail just how frugal not only pharmaceutical corporations but also the government are and how quick they are to shut down anything that doesn't serve their interests. This book raises the alarm about the financial interests of pharmaceutical companies and the hidden agenda of elected officials. In that light, she shared how her father treated the French president, François Mitterrand, who had prostate cancer, with his extracts and prolonged his life enough to allow the president to serve a second term. Despite this heroic act, the same government killed him.
As a student studying to be a pharmacist in the future, medical books are my go-to resource at any juncture. Like other medical books, the book was voluminous, but there was never a dreary moment in this book. The book was very engaging, inspiring, and educative. The author's notions are comprehensive and insured by scientific investigation, published papers validated by experts in the profession, and treatment approaches for numerous kinds of cancer. The author’s writing style was clear and concise. The pictures included in this book aided my reading flow.
I strongly acknowledge the recuperation power of nature and have no suspicions when it comes to environmental medicine. I learned about the great benefits of Pereira, a tree native to the Amazon, and Rauwolfia vomitoria, an African root bark. Not only that, but I also understood how these molecules could selectively block cancerous cell multiplication without killing healthy cells. Sylvie does not dismiss medical therapies while vying for natural remedies.
One frustration I encountered while reading was with the book’s formatting. The indents are not justified, and some lines are double bulleted. The choice to put a double line space or a single line space between paragraphs also appeared erratic. Since a book’s format aids in overall comprehension, I have no choice but to deduct a star from my initial rating. I did not notice any grammatical errors. Hence, this book was professionally well-edited. I give this book a 4 out of 5 stars. I recommend this book to everyone, irrespective of profession. Cancer is indeed different for every person it affects. My advice? Get the latest information. Read articles and educate yourself.
Behold: a cure-all! It treats cancer! It treats HIV! It treats everything! And there's not a single negative side effect! But you've never heard of it because of big, bad Pharma.
If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Even if Big Pharma were trying to hide something as miraculous as the author claims these extracts are, word will eventually get out. Someone will pick up on it and start promoting it and selling it. Yet somehow this hasn't happened in the 2 decades since the author's father died, plus the decades he worked with these extracts. Something doesn't add up.
Then let's talk about the mechanism by which these extracts work: do they cure cancer (as the author claims in the first and third parts of the book) or do they increase platelet counts (middle part of the book)? Somehow the author never seems to notice that she's switching mechanisms in the middle, and never presents both at the same time. Which is it?
The author rails against the "snake oil salesmen" of old, but this whole book reads the same. She is masterful at crafting her argument. You're reading along, thinking "Yeah, that's true. Sure, of course. Yep, that's right. WAIT!!! Wait, no, that's not how science works at all!!!" She draws you in with a series of facts and good science, only to pivot in a final sentence and present something scientifically impossible--but if you're not paying close attention you'll miss it because you've been drawn into her logic build.
I spent a long time debating whether to give this book 1 or 2 stars, but it was the final couple chapters that pushed me to 1 star. The author starts going off on environmental pollution, personal "detoxification", and any number of other topics that are probably aimed at making her story more personal to the reader but still doesn't do anything else to actually shore up the science. I have to end on one final point that would be ironic if the author doesn't seem so completely oblivious to it: she states that had been treating herself with her natural extracts for 6 months prior to her getting diagnosed with cancer. Too bad they didn't work such a miracle on her as they did on every other person she mentioned in the whole book.
What if Cancer and AIDS already had a cure? How would you feel knowing the cure was being withheld from those in desperate need of treatment to reverse their afflictions and possibly prolong their lives? That these natural remedies are being deliberately concealed is just part of the thesis in Sylvie Beljanski's Winning The War on Cancer: The Epic Journey Towards A Natural Cure. Her Non-Fiction book is part memoir and part discussion of the state of our world that has created the need for sharing these recollections. Sylvie's parents, Mirko Beljanski, PhD and his wife, Monique, dedicated their lives to researching natural botanical extracts and through a series of clinical trials and treatments, proving that their Pao periera product helped to reverse the effects of many chronic diseases including various cancers, AIDS and even infertility. But eventually their work was halted because of what Sylvie describes as bureaucratic collusion between the French government and pharmaceutical companies, and the fear that ailing patients would choose Beljankski's natural treatments instead of their expensive medicines that often failed to deliver equal results. Winning the War On Cancer details Sylvie's efforts to recover the legacy stolen from her family and publicize the treatment to help a new generation access the natural extracts to heal infirmities. While the book contains many details that would satisfy scientifically curious readers, it is the personal stories that unfold within its pages that capture and hold your attention. The miraculous recovery of many of the sick described, helps kindle hope for those who might be reeling from a diagnosis themselves and for those who help them.The book is well organized and formatted to deliver a strong, clear message and function as the scaffold for the vast array of medical contributors whose testimonies help endorse what Sylvie records. Winning the War On Cancer is gripping and powerful, educational stimulating but also emotionally appealing as we lose ourselves in the hero and heroine championing on our behalf. It is well worth the read and I rate this book 5 out of 5 stars.
Winning the War on Cancer is an intriguing look into modern cancer treatment and the life of the author, Sylvie Beljanski. Backed by the events of her own life, especially her parents’ research and the strange circumstances around her father’s death, she has started to work for the Beljanski Foundation, a cancer research center that looks into new and novel approaches to cancer treatment.
The book intertwines events in the author’s life with historical and scientific facts. She describes her battle to get her father’s research on plant-based cancer and HIV treatments to the world while facing governmental and corporate opposition. It is a touching and inspiring story about the pursuit of truth and compassion in the face of great hardship. A good portion of the book includes extensive scientific explanations. This is not just a story of a woman’s struggle to make a difference, but also an explanation of just how that difference works.
If you know someone who has struggled with cancer treatment, or you have struggled with it yourself, or you want to know more about the medical world surrounding cancer treatment, Winning the War on Cancer is a must-read. It explains in great detail just how hard it is to look at medical treatment in a new way and what challenges a brave person like Sylvie Beljanski faces when they try to make a difference against disease.
"Winning the War on Cancer" is a must-read for anyone looking to understand the challenges of thinking outside the box in our medical system. In these pages Sylvie brings to life an incredible story of how her father's pioneering work to understand and fight cancer was almost squashed by the French government--and how she formed the Beljanski Foundation to carry on her father's research and legacy.
It is also a timely narrative given the current state of our healthcare system, which focuses almost exclusively on treating illness with expensive drugs that come with a host of terrible side effects when, in many cases, a cheaper, safer, and more effective remedy lies in Nature. Why don't we hear about them? Because, as Sylvie writes, a lot of people profit from the status quo and are threatened by any challenges to it. Profit over people, plain and simple.
This book is not a research manual full of arcane "scientese" that leaves the reader scratching their head: Sylvie takes you on a journey, and her narrative is full of heart and hope. "Winning the War on Cancer" inspires us to pursue truth and science despite the many roadblocks that special interests and government bureaucrats throw in our way.
I won a copy of this book through Goodreads Giveaways.
This was a really easy read, and it offers some good insight and interesting developments in cancer treatment. It's well cited, and I need to check out some more of those citations. It suffers slightly from a too familiar writing style, but that could also be a way to get this information into more hands so that's a personal preference I think. My biggest issue is that I can't find much to flesh out the Beljanski story outside of this, which clearly has an ulterior motive to show the man and the research in the best light. So I'm going to do some looking into this on my own. I'd recommend it for anyone who is fighting or knows someone who is fighting cancer. Rather than a natural-only method that could easily devolve into "pour some essential oils on it," the system advocates for a combination type therapy which puts commonly accepted treatments--chemotherapy, radiation and surgery--together with these extracts to be more effective. If the research holds up, it seems to be fantastic and could change the way that we fight cancer. And since it would be in tandem with other treatments, my thought on it is "might as well try."
Winning the War on Cancer is about modern cancer treatment and the life of the author, Sylvie Beljanski. She works for the Beljanski Foundation, a cancer research center that looks into new cancer treatment and is carrying on the work of her Father. Her Father faced great opposition and she is determined to carry on his valuable work. The opposition they face is from corporate and governments who do not want groundbreaking treatment well known as a alternative .
Winning the War on Cancer is a must-read. It explains in great detail just how hard it is to look at medical treatment in a new way. My entire family has died from cancer so i have been educating myself on treatments, how to prevent cancer and health to prevent the onset of the cancers millions face today. The author's treatment methods is groundbreaking and a must read for anyone facing cancer.
Thank you for the ARC. My opinion is my own. I value this book very highly and do recommend it for all who are facing traditional cancer treatment. It is with gratitude that I thank you for providing me with this ARC. I consider it a must read and now part of my personal research into cancer.
Sylvie shares her experience as the daughter of scientists. As a young child, she felt neglected by her parents for their love of discovery. Only as an adult, after experiencing a life-changing event that Sylvie began to truly appreciate the work that her parents, especially her father did. She soon took up her father's mantle and sought to continue his legacy. Despite this book having many medical terms and references, I really enjoyed reading it. It was informative and moving. However, the use of jargon can be a drawback for some readers. It was interesting to learn and discover the magnitude of nature's power to heal many illnesses. It is tragic that despite the amazing discoveries by Mirko Beljanski, persons will not truly benefit from it because of the policies that govern the use of natural remedies for healing. This book is a great way to educate the public on what solutions are available to them in conjunction with traditional medicine.
I was given this book because I have recently been diagnosed with cancer and fighting my "own" war on cancer. This book is not about an individual fight, but is about how governments, medical officials, and pharmaceutical companies regulate treatments for cancer. This book claims to have a cure for cancer though the above listed entities have attempted to destroy and delay the release of the cure.
The book is well written and emotionally charged. It is a bout one man's discovery and how his government attempted to end it. Then his daughter seizes an opportunity to keep hope alive and struggles with the three as well.
“Winning the War on Cancer: The Epic Journey Towards a Natural Cure” is a guide to a healthy and conscious way of living.
Sylvie’s work is not only for those who have been diagnosed with cancer but for all of us in the quest for well-being and cancer prevention. This is an inspiring book filled with must-read information and resources that can be added to conventional cancer treatments.
It was a joy to have had a conversation with Sylvie Beljanski during a podcast interview! Her presence and wisdom reflected her passion and commitment to healing!
A harrowing (and surprising) history of the persecution of Mirko Beljanski and the suppression of his work. I was surprised that Big Pharma could wield such a heavy hand in France ___ thought this was only true in the U.S. The scientific discussion of the Beljanski compound and how it works was a bit detailed but necessary. The specific compound is expensive (find it on Amazon) so I am unable to buy it as a preventative, but should I develop cancer, I will certainly look into it.
Very interesting for everyone who is concerned with cancer. It clearly and scientifically exposes how cells become cancerous (destabilization from carcinogens, which is more frequent than mutation but highly underestimated), and presents a non-toxic solution to fight it. What I liked the most was the accuracy of the research, as well as the courage of this family throughout the years. Congratulations to Sylvie Beljanski and their team for this wonderful work !
This book is about several herbs that are taken to get rid of cancer. This is the story how the French government arrested him and took away all his records and labs. Apparently the French government is no better than big Pharma in us.
I enjoyed this book so much more than I thought I would! It doesn't read like a non fiction, but it is. I finished it so encouraged that there is a real cure for cancer I want to get this book into everyone's hand.
A very interesting memoir describing how science and government regulation of pharmaceuticals is so easily corrupted by money and the influence of people in power, and the efforts made by those in defiance of such corruption.
I received this book in exchange for a review and I was honestly blown away by the information in it. Cancer affects everyone. If you don’t have it, you know someone who does. It’s everywhere. I was surprised that France has as corrupt of a big pharma industry as the US does. And that’s coming from a pharmacy technician. Obviously the FDA doesn’t like any all natural remedies because then they wouldn’t be making money off of it. I was surprised that plant extracts helped so many people suffering. It makes me wonder if we will ever find a cure or a way to help people not suffer as much. The book contained a lot of information and I think it’s so cool that Sylvie’s dad had such an impact on cancer research. It was pretty though provoking as well. It mentioned how the earth has many carcinogens but it also must have some anti-carcinogens. There has to be a way to stop this disease from ravaging our loved ones.