Dr. Coles tells the fascinating story of Dr. Mirko Beljanski (1923-1998) whose most important and controversial scientific discoveries were made during his 25 years of research at the Pasteur Institute in Paris. Beljanski discovered that cellular DNA experiences a change of conformation in the presence of pollutants, carcinogens (mutagens or not), and many other molecules. Beljanski showed that all precancerous and cancerous cells contain DNA that has been destabilized to various degrees. He also discovered that two rain forest plant extracts, Pao Pereira and Rauwolfia vomitoria, act at the cellular level to help the body rid itself of cancer cells. Beljanski published 133 peer-reviewed journal articles over his lifetime, including some articles describing clinical studies that demonstrated profound benefits to cellular DNA following ingestion of these plant extracts.
Dr. Coles illustrates how Beljanski’s groundbreaking discoveries brought him scientific and political opposition beginning with the director of the Pasteur Institute, Nobel Prize-winning scientist Jacques Monod. Beljanski’s greatest challenge came after French President Francois Mitterrand was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1992, during his second term in office. By 1994, Mitterrand’s doctors had predicted he had three months to live, and he was in great pain and had started radiation therapy. At this time, Mitterrand learned about the Beljanski formulas. He began to take Beljanski’s natural extracts of Rauwolfia vomitoria and Pao Pereira as well as a unique formula of RNA fragments recommended by Beljanski. To everyone’s surprise, Mitterrand’s strength and vigor returned and he survived beyond the end of his term.
Dr. Coles recounts that as French public interest in the Beljanski formulas started to grow, the French government shut down Beljanski’s laboratories and confiscated his products from French citizens who were using them, which led to protesting in the streets. Tragically, Dr. Beljanski died before the European Court of Human Rights had ruled unanimously that his right to a fair trial had been seriously violated.
Dr. Coles credits Beljanski’s wife Monique and daughter Sylvie with working to spread the word of his scientific findings. Beljanski’s formulas are now available in the United States from Natural Source International, a company headed by Dr. Beljanski’s daughter Sylvie Beljanski. As testimony to their success, the center photo spread in Extraordinary Healing includes a photo of a large annual gathering of cancer survivors in France who credit their success to Dr. Beljanski’s formulations.
Dr. Coles also discusses three current clinical studies testing the effects of Beljanski’s plant extracts at Columbia University and the Cancer Treatment Centers of America, and the positive preliminary results.
The author Dr. Stephen Coles is the co-founder of UCLA’s Gerontology Research Group and one of the world’s leading experts on supercentenarians (people 110 years old and older). The book’s forward is written by Dr. Devra Davis, author of The Secret History of the War on Cancer and former head of the University of Pittsburg School of Medicine, Department of Environmental Oncology.
Dr. Steven Kaye commented about Extraordinary Healing, “This story of the intense competition between rival scientists operating at the level of the Nobel Prize in genetic science sheds light on a new way to maintain cellular health and achieve longevity.” Dr. Steven Harris commented, “The RNA fragments and two plant molecules that Dr. Coles discusses so authoritatively offer new hope to millions of people worldwide. The discovery of the RNA fragments would put Mirko Beljanski’s research in the highest halls of the great Nobel Laureates. The fact that he discovered how the environment speaks to our genetics means he truly was the “father of modern environmental medicine.”
About Natural Source International Ltd. and Beljanski’s products
Natural Source International, Ltd. provides research-driven, natural supplements to promote a healthy balance in the human body. Their products were created using rigorous scientific standards developed by the late Dr. Mirko Beljanski, a research scientist at the Pasteur Institute in Paris, France. Dr. Beljanski’s legacy of pioneering molecular biological research is the driving force behind the product development by Natural Source International, Ltd.
Over the past 11 years, Natural Source International, Ltd. has used innovative research to bring science and nature together to offer exceptional natural products. By combining rigorous quality control standards with responsible business practices, Natural Source International, Ltd. has experienced outstanding growth and an ever expanding and loyal customer base. Natural Source International products can be purchased online at www.natural-
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