Essiac is a 4 herb tea that offers a strong chance to beat cancer

An Interview With DR. GARY L. GLUM  
RECIPE included below    by Elisabeth Robinson

Rene Caisse was a nurse living in Canada who for a period of almost sixty years treated hundreds of people with an herbal remedy she called Essiac. She discovered this remedy through a patient in the hospital where she worked who had been cured of cancer. The patient had used an herbal remedy given her by an Ojibway herbalist.

Rene left the hospital in 1922 at age 33, and went to Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada where she began administering Essiac to all who came to her. The majority of those whom she treated came on referral with letters from their physicians certify­ing they had incurable or terminal forms of cancer and that they had been given up by the medical pro­fession as untreatable.

Rene began gathering the plants and preparing the herbal remedy herself in her own kitchen, in a building lent her for her patients. She administered Essiac both orally and by injection. In cases where there was severe damage to life support organs, her patients died —but they lived far longer than the medical profession had predicted, and, more significantly, they lived free of pain. Still others, listed as hopeless and terminal, but without severe damage to life support organs, were cured and lived 35—45 years (many are still living).

So startling was the effective­ness of this simple herbal remedy, it could not be ignored, and the Canadian Ministry of Health and Welfare and the Parliament became involved. Friends, former patients, and grateful families petitioned Canadian officialdom for Rene Caisse’s right to administer the remedy to anyone who asked for it without the threat of interference from authorities. Fifty—five thousand signatures were collected on the petition. In 1938, Essiac came within three votes of being legalized by the Ontario government as a remedy for terminal cancer patients.

The story of Rene Caisse, her life, her work, and the effectiveness of the remedy she named Essiac, is told in a book Sun Bear received, Calling of an Angel, by Dr. Gary L. Glum of Los Angeles. After reading the book and finding it to be informative, well documented and moving, I decided to interview Dr.Glum. I verified the basic information in his book through Canadian sources, one an herbalist who knows of Rene Caisse and her work and who has personally made and successfully used Essiac.

As I completed my second conversation with Dr. Glum, he said, “You’re opening a Pandora s Box here, publishing this interview about Essiac.” I disagreed, but began thinking about Pandora’s “box.” In the story of Pandora most well—known today, she is sent by the gods to curse humanity for offending them.

Pandora is given a “box” or container with instructions not to open it, which the gods know she will disobey. When Pandora does open the box, famine, war, plague, disease, pestilence — all the ills of humankind — are released. Then at the last comes hope, as antidote to despair.

But according to Barbara Walker’s Encyclopedia, Pandora —whose name means “all giving” —was originally an image for Mother Earth. She had, not a box, but a honey vase like the Cornucopia from which flowed all life and creativity, as well as death and rebirth — Earth’s gifts to her children. Because we are natural beings in a natural world, it seems appropriate that a simple remedy composed of four common herbs, gifts of Earth, would suggest so much promise for us today.


Elisabeth Robinson: To begin with, Dr. Glum, can you tell us a little about how you became interested in the story you tell in Calling of an Angel, and how you learned about Rene Caisse and her work?

 Dr. Gary Glum: A personal friend of mine knew this woman, whose name I have promised not to reveal, who was living in Detroit, Michigan. Twenty years ago she had been diagnosed with cervical cancer in a Detroit hospital where she was eventually given up as incurable and terminal. She was given about ten days to live.

She convinced her husband to make a trip to Bracebridge, Canada where she went to see Rene Caisse. She was treated with the herbal remedy developed by Rene — Essiac  and in a short time she didn’t have a cancer cell in her body. So after that time this woman began dedicating her life to disseminating information about Essiac in the United States. When I met her, she was the only person in possession of the original herbal formula who would relinquish it. I got the for­mula for Essiac from her.

That’s how it began. When I started, all I had was a piece of paper. I thought, what am I going to do with this? I decided the best way to go would be to find the informa­tion behind Essiac and put it in book form and bring it to the world.

I learned about Rene Caisse from Mary McPherson who was a very close personal friend of Rene’s.. . not only a friend but also a patient. Mary’s mother and her husband were also patients. They were all treated for cancer and cured by Rene.

Mary worked with Rene beginning in the 1930s and she had in her possession all these documents that had to do with Essiac over the 40 years Rene administered it. All the documents Rene had were destroyed by the Canadian Ministry of Health & Welfare at the time of her death in 1978. They burned all that information in fifty—five gallon drums behind her home.  

Essiac is a non—toxic herbal cure for cancer that’s been with us since 1922.  

ER: Why?  

GG: Because they don’t want this information in the hands of the public or the press or anybody else. They indeed found out what Essiac was in 1937. The Royal Cancer Commission hearings had then come to the same conclusions that Rene had — that Essiac was a cure for cancer.

ER: What is Essiac exactly?

GG: Essiac is a non—toxic herbal cure for cancer that’s been with us since 1922. It’s a formula made from four very common herbs.

ER: I would guess that virtually every person in the U.S. today has been touched by cancer, either personally or through a loved one. If this information is true, and the ef­fectiveness of this remedy is actually medically documented, many lives could be saved. Why do you think the information on Essiac is not more widely known?

GG: The information is withheld because cancer is the second largest revenue producing business in the world, next to the petrochemical business. Money and power suppress this truth.

No one has ever sought to cure cancer — only to control it. I mean, the research institutes, federal governments, pharmaceutical companies, anybody that has a vested interest in the health care of cancer, including the American Cancer Society, the Canadian Cancer Soci­ety, any of these so—called benefac­tots to those who have contracted this disease — all of these institu­tions are involved in the money and power around cancer.

These institutions have influ­ence over government and regula­tory agencies such as the Food and Drug Administration. The FDA recommends only allopathic treat­ments for cancer and other life threatening diseases. It does not approve nor make legal alternative treatments of any kind.

ER: You’re saying that Essiac is in a position similar to, for example, laetril.

GG: Yes, the only reason laetril was stopped — and it couldn’t be stopped any other way — was through the insurance companies. The insurance companies sent down a directive to all allopathic physi­cians stating that they could not cover them in any malpractice suit in the event they were treating people with any substance not approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

ER: In your book you mention that the Brusch Clinic in Massachusetts worked with Rene Caisse and with Essiac, during the early 1960s. Is this clinic still doing research with Essiac?

GG: Dr. Charles A. Brusch is not practicing at this time. He was a personal physician to the late Presi­dent John F. Kennedy. Dr. Brusch worked with Rene Caisse from 1959 to 1962. He worked with thousands of cancer patients. He also worked with the Presidential Cancer Commission, with others like Dr. Armand Hammer, the American Cancer Society, and the National Cancer Institute.

Dr. Brusch presented his findings after ten years of research. He had come to the conclusion that, in his own words, “Essiac is a cure for cancer, period. All studies done at laboratories in the United States and Canada support this con­clusion.”

Whereupon the federal govern­ment issued a gag order and said “You’ve got one of two choices, either you keep quiet about this or we’ll haul you off to military prison and you’ll never be heard of again.” So we never heard another word out of him.

Brusch’s Essiac patients included Ted Kennedy’s son who had a sarcoma in his leg, and who had his leg amputated. He was being treated at that time by the Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Farber didn’t know how to save him, because no one had ever lived with this type of sarcoma. So what he did was go to Dr. Brusch and say, how are we going to save Ted Kennedy’s son? And Dr. Brusch made the suggestion to put him on Essiac, and after they did, he didn’t have a cancer cell in his body. But all this information has been hidden from the general public.  

ER: Why?

GG: As I said, money and power.

ER: Do you know whether the remedy is being used or tested anywhere today in the U.S. or Canada?  

GG: Right now Essiac is being used in every state in the United States, it’s throughout Canada, into Mexico, it’s in Australia, Europe, Asia, and, recently, also in Africa. So the message of Essiac is beginning to make its way worldwide. But it’s still known only on a very limited basis.

Of course now you also have the problem of herbal distributing com­panies throughout the world that are substituting yellow dock and curly dock for sheep’s sorrel, which is one of the critical ingredients in Essiac.

The sheep’s sorrel is the herbal ingredient in Essiac that was found to be responsible for the destruction of cancer cells in the body, or their amalgamation where metastasized cancer cells actually return to the original tumor site.

That research was done by Dr. Chester Stock at Sloan—Kettering in New York for over a three—year period. But when they gathered that information, they withheld it from the general public — yet they gave it to the Canadian Ministry of Health & Welfare. The Canadian government then immediately banned that herb for sale and distribution.  

ER: Banned a common weed like sheep’s sorrel?  

GG: Yes, sheep’s sorrel is just a common weed that grows in abundance throughout North America and into Canada. Just a common weed.

(Note: After this interview was completed, Wildfire learned from an herbalist in Canada that the Canadian government has recently banned St. John’s Wort, also a common weed frequently used by herbalists.)

ER: Well, it seems that banning sheep’s sorrel would not be very effective if you could identify it for yourself.  

GG: Yes, it’s just a question of identifying the plant and then harvesting it correctly and drying it properly and then putting it together with the other herbs.

Rene would harvest the sheep’s sorrel — Rumex acetosella — when it was four to six inches high. She cut it back and it would grow up again, and she’d cut it back again. She would do that about three times and then she would let it go to seed. It will grow to 14 or 18 inches.

She would take the herb cuttings home and lay them out at room temperature to dry them. She’d let the cuttings sit there for three or four days before she’d begin turning the herbs. Then she’d turn them every two days until they were properly dry, which took about ten days to two weeks. It takes about a bushel of harvested sheep’s sorrel to produce one pound of the dried powdered herb which is used in the formula.  

ER: Do you have the formula? It’s not in your book. You do mention a video in the book.  

GG: Yes, I have it. Anyone can get it from me, free of charge. We don’t sell the video anymore. We simply mail the formula to anyone who asks for it.  

ER: Sun Bear told me you had problems getting the book published and distributed. What kind of problems?  

GG: There wasn’t a publishing company that would publish it. No one wanted to run the risk of a wrongful death suit. So I published the book myself. And as soon as I did, the IRS came in and slapped about a half million dollars in tax liens against me and said, “You know this has got nothing to do with taxes. It’s all about cancer.” They actually started hauling the pallets of books out of my medical practice offices and confiscating them. I also had thousands of books that were confiscated by the Cana­dian government at customs. I have never received any of those books back. The only ones I have now are hidden in storage facilities.  

ER: That’s incredible — why do you think they are so interested in keeping this book out of circulation?  

GG: Money and power, as I’ve said. Cancer is the largest revenue pro­ducing business in the world next to the petrochemical business. In Canada the book is being held up by the Ministry of Health & Welfare because they say it is “advertising.”    

ER: Advertising what? The video you don’t sell any more?  

GG:   No, a cure for cancer.  

ER: Can you explain what you mean by the publishers’ fearing a wrongful death suit?  

GG: What you’re dealing with is giving people a formula that they can make and use in the privacy of their own homes without the approval of the AMA or FDA or anybody else. If any attorney or any family member should decide, for whatever reason, that the reason someone expired was from the use of Essiac, then you are putting yourself up for a wrongful death suit. The contention is that if it isn’t ap­proved by the Food and Drug Ad­ministration, there’s no legality in using it when you’re dealing with a life threatening disease.

When Rene Caisse set up her clinical trials in Canada to test Essiac, she was given government permission to treat terminally ill cancer patients who had been given up for hopeless by the medical profession. That was one criteria. Secondly, this was all to be certified by a pathology report. And third, she could not charge anything for her services. She agreed to all these criteria and proceeded to treat people with Essiac. Many she treated were still there 35 years later to bury her when she died at age 90.

The best that anyone can do is just try to disseminate this informa­tion to the public and let people make their own choices. That’s all you can do. And just say, look, if you feel that Essiac has value in your life and the lives of your loved ones, you have the right to make this remedy and use it in the privacy of your own home and without anyone’s approval.

You know, in 1937 Essiac came within three votes of being legalized as a treatment for cancer. People had garnered over fifty—five thousand signatures on a petition to allow Rene to continue to use Essiac. The only reason the vote fell short, she found out years later, was that the College of Physicians and Surgeons met and said to Parliament, if you don’t respond to the political pressure and legalize Essiac, then we’ll take a sincere look and give this woman a fair hearing. So Parliament didn’t legalize Essiac.

So following the Royal Cancer Commission hearings, Rene was allowed to continue her practice but only within the criteria I mentioned before, which allowed the Ministry of Health & Welfare to restrict people’s access to Essiac treatments.

I know this because I have a copy of the hearing transcripts which I got from Mary McPherson, which is some of the information that did not get burned when Rene died.  

ER: You mentioned that earlier. What exactly was burned?  

GG: All her research for that 4O—year period of time. All the names, all her clinical data that she had collected. Her files and records.  

ER: What about the records of the Brusch Clinic? It seems these would be convincing evidence.  

GG: As far as I know all that material has been destroyed also. I knew that Rene had worked with Dr. Brusch from 1959 to 1962, 50 I went to Dr. Brusch’s home in Cambridge, Massachusetts where­upon he delivered to me the only material he had left in his files on Essiac. One of those files was his own personal file where he had treated and cured his own cancer with Essiac. I have his personal records.

All the information in my book is verified by a sheet of paper with a signature and a date on it, and those sheets and signatures are all origi­nals. They are not copies.  

ER: Have you had any personal experiences with Essiac?  

GG: Yes, I can give you an ex­ample. He was a twelve—year--old boy named Toby Wood. He had acute lymphoblastic, which is one of the most virulent of all leukemias.

He had been on chemotherapy for four years and radiation for three. His mother’s only hope in life was to find a cure for him. She went everywhere. She tried every alternative treatment.

Her last stop was Dr. Alvazados in Athens, Greece where her son’s white cell count was 186,000. He had no red blood cells and no platelets. He was hemorrhaging to death. So they transfused Toby in Greece and put him on a plane to Alaska where he was given less than five days to live.

I met his mother’s sister in Los Angeles while I was putting the book together and she asked if there was any credibility here. We sat down and talked. She then borrowed the money for a flight to Anchor­age, and delivered a bottle of Essiac. By the time she got there Toby was given three days to live. He was in a state of complete deterioration. He was given the Essiac and all the hemorrhaging stopped within 24 hours. Within three months all his blood tests were normal. I arrived in Alaska later that year and met him.

Toby Wood did die, and we finally found a pathologist who would do an exhaustive autopsy. We knew that he didn’t have leukemia any more. We wanted to find out what was the cause of death. It took four months to get the report back. The pathologist autopsied the brain, testicles, and all life support organs, including the bone marrow. No blast cells were found in any life support organ. No blast cells were found in the bone marrow. There were a few stray cells in the testicles and in the brain. Cause of death was damage to the myocardial sac of the heart, a result of the chemotherapy.

This was the first report any­where in medical history of anyone surviving lymphoblastic leukemia. That information was taken to AP and UPI but they said it was nor newsworthy.

Our information on Essiac has been sent around the world twice through Publisher’s Weekly magazine in a huge two-page ad. We received no responses at all from any publish­ing company worldwide, no produc­ers, directors, throughout the United States, no talk show programs, none of that. We can’t access the media. In fact we talked to PhilipScheffler, producer of 60 Minutes. He read the hook and we called him to ask what he was going to do about it. He said, nothing. I said, all the information in the book is veri­fiable. In other wotds, it’s the truth. I said, if you’re 60 Minutes why don’t you expose me and Essiac as a fraud. He said, nope, can’t do it.

We took it to Joe Donally who’s the executive news producer for ABC in New York. We said why not give it to Peter Jennings, Geraldo Rivera, Ted Koppel, one of those. He said, nope. We asked why not. He said because his phone lines would be invaded with 65,000 phone calls. We said, how sympa­thetic do you think a parent whose child is dying of leukemia, would be to your 65,000 phone calls. He went On to say he’s got a mortgage on his house and he’s looking toward re­t irement.

So that’s the problem. No one wants this information disseminated. And it’s not just the media, either. It includes the herbal companies who are now substituting the curly dock for sheep’s sorrel. So people are getting the wrong ingredients for Es­siac, not to mention the five or six other formulas that are circulating which are different from the one I send out. These false formulas are being disseminated. There is a disin­formation campaign going on here, somehow.  

ER:   Has this disinformation cam­paign started just since your book has been out? 

GG:  Previous to my book, none of this information was available to the general public at all. The public had no information outside of a few assorted articles. Certainly the Essiac formula was not available to the general public at all. All that infor­mation was held by the Resperin Corporation in Toronto, Canada, which supposedly is a private institution.

However, they work hand in glove with the Canadian Ministry of Health & Welfare, who works directly with the American Food and Drug Administration and the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland. The Essiac formula was never given to anyone by Resperin.  

ER:   Did the Resperin Corporation do any research on Essiac?  

GG:  They’ve done research since 1978 when the formula was relinquished to them by Rene for the purchase price of one dollar. As soon as they got the formula, they told Rene they had no further use for her. She had been under the distinct impression from the Ministry of Health & Welfare and the Resperin Corporation that she was to lead the research activities that they so desperately wanted to put together.

But Rene had already done clinical trials. She had names and records. She thought the Resperin Corporation was politically powerful and had money enough to get Essiac into the public sector without compromising her values. Then she found out the Corporation was working closely with the government and administration and the Ministry of Health & Welfare.

So now people who were terminally ill and given up as hopeless had to go through a federal bureaucratic maze to get the remedy. By then, for most of these people, it was too late. But even when people were cured, that information was not released to the public.

Resperin ran research tests on Essiac. One test was conducted in Northern Canada and the docu­ments were falsified. For example, one man was listed as dead who a few months later knocked on Rene’s door and said, you know I want to thank you for the Essiac and being part of this experimental program. Yet he was listed as dead in the research project findings.  

ER:   It’s beginning to seem amazing to me that any information at all about this remedy has survived the “conspiracy of silence” or outright destruction of records and so on.  

GG:  The only reason Essiac is known today is by word of mouth and because Essiac is what it is.

What will keep Essiac known is its effectiveness. Rene said it years ago. She said, look, if Essiac doesn’t have any merit let me put it out there. If it doesn’t have merit, it will kill itself. Of course she knew full well if people had the correct herbs, the remedy would stand on its own. And that is exactly what Essiac has done over this period of time that we’ve been disseminating the information.

Rene also found that Essiac was a strong preventive. These findings were substantiated by Dr. Albert Schatz at Temple University who discovered the cure for tuberculosis.

Rene also found that Essiac would normalize the thyroid gland. My wife was on two grains of thyroid since the sixth grade. After I met her, she started taking Essiac, and she hasn’t taken a grain of thyroid since.

Rene also found that Essiac would heal stomach ulcers within three or four weeks. She felt that ulcers were a precursor to cancer.

Sir Frederick Banting, the co—discoverer of insulin, wanted to work with Rene. She had clinical cases where a person on insulin discontinued it with the Essiac, since no one knew how Essiac would interact with the insulin. Apparently Essiac regulated the pancreas in cases of diabetes mellitus. So these people then became insulin—free.

Another thing I’ve found with Essiac is that I’ve experienced almost perfect health. As you get older you think, well, I’m forty now, these things happen. Well, these things don’t have to happen. Since I’ve taken Essiac, I’ve experienced almost perfect health. It’s amazing. I sleep like a baby, have all kinds of energy, and no sickness, not even a cold or the flu.

I also worked with the AIDS Project Los Angeles through their Long Beach and San Pedro districts. They had sent 179 patients home to die. They all had pneumocystis carinii and histoplasmosis. Their weight was down to about 100 pounds. Their T-4 cell counts were less than ten. The Project gave me five of these patients. I took them off the AZT and the DDI and put them on Essiac three times a day.Those are the only ones alive today. The other 174 are dead.

ER: That is incredible — but what kind of lives are they leading today?  

GG:    They’re exercising three times a day, eating three meals a day. Their weight is back to normal. For all intents and purposes you wouldn’t know they were sick a day in their lives. But this information is not being disseminated either, because AIDS is on the horizon as another big moneymaker. The chairman of the AIDS project in Los Angeles makes over $100,000 a year.

Even the alternative health care professionals are out there to control, not to cure. Alternative medical practice is just as mercenary and deceptive as the allopathic. No one wants a cure for cancer or AIDS.  

Nationwide in the water we drink over 2,100 organic and inorganic chemicals have been identified, and 156 of them are pure carcinogens.  

The alternative people are also into it for the money. What you’re finding with Essiac is that it is not even allowed into the arenas of alternative health care. So really what you’ve got out here is peopie continually perpetrating these lies against mankind. For money. For money and power. It’s that simple.

Really once you think about it, the only reason we don’t have solar power is that no one’s figured out a way to sell EXXON the sun. It’s true. If they could, you’d have solar power. You know you’d have it.  

ER:    So, in your own personal experience, this herbal remedy works to — I’m going to just quote you here and say "cure" — cancer, thyroid conditions, diabetes, AIDS, ulcers ... 

GG:    It also cures the common cold. Essiac elevates the immune system. I’ve been taking one ounce a day for seven years, and in seven years I haven’t had a cold, flu or virus.  

ER:     And all of this from a simple Native herbal remedy?  

GG:    Yes. Although Rene did alter it. She altered it with Turkish rhubarb root (Rheum palmatum). Turkish rhubarb has a 5,000 year history. It actually came up from India into China and then was taken by the British.  

ER:     Turkish rhubarb root certainly is not native in this country, nor available here. Herbals from foreign countries are fumigated and irradi­ated, so is it a good idea to use the Turkish rhubarb?  

GG:    You can substitute ordinary rhubarb root. The other two ingredients are burdock root (Arctium lap pa) and the inner bark of slippery elm (Ulmus fulva). They are easy to obtain, usually. Sheep’s sorrel, Rumex acetosella, is what destroys the cancer cells. The other three herbs are blood purifiers.  

        Essiac elevates the enzyme system and gives all cancer patients and all AIDS patients the enzymes that have been destroyed. Essiac elevates the enzyme system; it elevates the hormone system, which elevates the immune system, so the body can cure its own disease.  

ER:     What about quantities? Some herbals are toxic.  

GG:    Even its worst enemy could never lay claim that Essiac had any deleterious side effects whatever. You can take Essiac safely, through all the clinical trials that have been done, up to six ounces a day. That’s two ounces in the evening, two in the morning and two around noontime. That’s a high dosage. Rene had the correct herbs and she used as little as one ounce a week.

        But look at the difference between then and now. The food didn’t have carcinogens in it, and neither did the water, nor the air. So what have we done? We’ve killed the air, killed the water, killed the food. So what’s left?

Nationwide in the water we drink over 2,100 organic and inorganic chemicals have been identified, and 156 of them are pure carcinogens. Of those, if you have a rumor, 26 are tumor promoting, so they make the tumor larger. But of course this information is not avail­able to the public either. Those figures are from tests conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency which have never been distributed to the public.  

ER:  How did you get the information?  

GG:    From a Ralph Nader organization out of Washington, D. C. The media has not disseminated this information. Another problem is that very few people read books any more. We can only hope they’ll read Calling of an Angel. Of course, the problem right now is people getting the right herbs.  

ER:  Anything you’d like to add before we close this interview?  

GG:    I would like to say that I didn’t do all this research because I feel I have a responsibility to other people. I did it because I have a responsibility to myself. I know that I’ve done all I can to disseminate this information and bring it to the people.

         I was the first person to release this information on Essiac, how to make it, to the general public and say, here it is, here’s the formula, here’s the story. So now the story is out there and look what’s happening — it’s getting killed through a disinformation campaign. I mean Harvard, Temple, Tufts, Northwest­ern University, Chicago — all these institutions have tested Essiac with the right stuff, and they all came to the same conclusions as Rene Caisse. But all that information has been buried.

ER: Gary, it's been very interesting.


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Another large pot to pour hot liquid into while you strain It. This can be pyrex, stainless steel.

Stainless steel mesh strainer and spoon and label 32 ounce amber glass bottles to store your finished product in.

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1.  To make two gallon recipe - Mix the four herbs together. (approximately 1 cup)

(You may cut the recipe in half if you wish, but we do recommend that you halve each package of herbs first, then mix them together. The reason for this Is that the powdered herbs, such as the Turkey Rhubarb fall to the bottom and your recipe will not be evenly divided if you don't split them first.)

2.  Full recipe - Bring two gallons of water to a boil. If using only half of the herbs, bring 1 gallon of water to a boil. Stir in herbs, replace lid and boil for 10 minutes.

3.  Turn off stove, scrape down sides, mix well and allow pot to sit and remain closed for 12 hours. (This is the steeping and extraction process.)

4.  Reheat to almost boiling, about 10 minutes. Let cool just a little and begin straining process. Strain as many times as you like. A little herb left in the liquid will not hurt it in any way. Reheat your liquid once again. 2 - 3 minutes only. This will kill any bacteria that may have landed in your liquid and help keep it from spoiling.

5.  Using a funnel or a glass measuring cup, put your hot liquid into preheated bottles. You can heat the bottles in the oven - 200 degrees - 5 or 10 minutes. Do not put caps In oven!

6.  Cap, let cool and then put in the refrigerator. This will be good for two weeks. Label the day you made it and the day it expires.



Mix 2 oz. of herbal liquid with 2 oz. of hot water. Never heat this formula or the hot water in a microwave! If you have a microwave, please request microwave article when you order. Formula should be taken on an empty stomach to allow for better absorbability. Always take before eating. Wait 10-20 minutes before eating. This formula can be taken 1 to 3 times per day. The herbal formula is non-toxic In proper doses. These herbs do stimulate the body to throw off toxins and therefore it is important that you drink plenty of clean spring water and have regular bowel movements. Dr. Gary Glum recommends 3 times a day for cancer and serious ailments, twice a day for chronic and 1 time a day for maintenance and gentle detoxification.



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Before I begin with the testimonials, I would like to briefly mention that it is of critical importance that the herbs for this formula be purchased from a reliable dealer. I recently returned 45 pounds of Burdock Root to one of the leading herbal supply houses. I purchased them because their prices were so much lower than my regular suppliers., When it arrived, it had no smell and appeared lifeless. It did not give me the proper taste or the proper coloring when added to water, I confronted this company and after checking with their laboratory they informed me that it was an inferior product, but it was still Burdock root and that was were their liability ended. I asked what they would do with the 45 pounds I was returning and they informed me that it was going out to the health food stores. They had hundreds of pounds... Now my friends, like any form of medicine, herbology requires skilled professional people that can recognize potent medicine from impotent medicine... We now contract our own herbal fields and are in control of quality and potency!  

The Herbal Healer Academy can make no medical or healing claim about this 4-HERB formula. The formula is made with the correct proportions (very important) of Burdock Root, Sheep Sorrel, Slippery Elm and Rhubarb Root as given by Rene Cassie. It is easy to prepare and can be made in any equipped kitchen, The Herbal Healer Academy has had some very encouraging reports from the members. It seems that this formula is not specific in the ailments that it helps. We are reporting the following case testimonials for your entertainment and education, and they should in no way be taken as medical advise from our organization.  

CASE #1. - Summer ‘92 - A very severe case of poison ivy all over the persons feet. Other remedies had been tried with no relief. The 4 Herb formula was taken, After three doses all the poison ivy symptoms were gone.

CASE #2. - Summer 92 - After chemotherapy treatments, radiation treatments and various other experimental allopathic remedies, the medical doctors gave this person three months to live (August 1992). Person was diagnosed with a brain tumor, and the medical complications had progressed to immune system failure, life threatening high blood pressure and others. This person took the 4 Herb formula while they were taking the allopathic experimental drugs. They reached a critical state and stopped all drugs and radiation, except the herbs. They are now back at work... (Dec/93)

CASE #3. - Summer ‘92 - Healthy person was taking the 4 Herb formula for maintenance reports That their dreams were much more vivid and their energy level was much higher. Also reported that they did not get any colds or flu since taking this formula.

CASE #4. - Winter ‘92 - Person diagnosed with Grave’s disease. After using allopathic methods and possibly facing thyroid surgery person took the 4 Herb formula. After only 8 days the blood tests came back negative and surgery was avoided.

CASE #5. - Winter ‘92 - Person reported taking 4 Herb blend 2 times a day for a very low T cell count. After increasing the dose to 3 times a day T cell count began to double.  

CASE #6. - Winter ‘92 - Person with prostate cancer was given 3 days to live from the allopathic medicine professionals. They had done all they could do. This person was very ill and had lost a great deal of weight. He could not eat. His wife made up the 4 herb blend and gave it to him 3 times a day, as well as little amounts of food every few hours. They reported a very significant reduction in pain. The man began to gain weight and is still alive and healing.  

CASE #7 - Winter ‘92 - Person had very severe psoriasis. 8 years of allopathic treatments gave no relief. After a few weeks on the 4 Herb formula all symptoms had gone.  

CASE #8 - Winter ‘92 - Person had a very severe swelling on the hand. The allopathic treatments gave no relief and they called it a mysterious ailment. After 2 weeks on the 4 Herbs the swelling was gone.  

CASE #9. - Winter ‘92 - Light sensitive woman diagnosed with Lupus disease. Took the formula and in a few weeks could go out in the sun with no light sensitivity. Reported higher energy levels.

CASE #10. - Winter 92 - Person with chronic stomach pain and intestinal stress. After three weeks on the formula reported no more stomach pain.

CASE #11. - Spring ‘93 - Illness reported - Cancer- Cysts on the back, neck and right leg. After taking the 4 Herb formula, notice increased energy, cysts on the neck were completely gone in 3 weeks. Cysts on the leg were reduced to half. No side effects reported.

CASE #12. - Spring ‘93 - Person taking formula to help with Ovarian Cancer. Person had all chemotherapy treatments and radiation. The first week on formula, noticed hot flashes and cramping, which she said was cleaning out the toxins from previous medications. She reported feeling dramatically better, with improved stamina and reduced pain.

CASE #13. - Spring ‘93 - Diabetes treated with the herbal tea. Dose was 2 oz. per day. Reported increased energy and a leveling of the blood sugar. Took formula for 3 months. Since this time we have had many reports on this formula helping to dramatically lower the blood sugar levels. Sometimes in as little time as 2 days. Most people with diabetes report that they take the formula 2 or 3 times per day.

CASE #14. - Spring ‘93 - Thyroid insufficiency - Formula taken once a day. Reports that the basal temperature came up immediately, no side effects.

CASE #15. - Spring ‘93 - Several illness being treated. Her back pain and shoulder pain stopped, she reports good energy levels and no side effects. took formula 2 times per day.

CASE #16. - Summer ‘93 - Diagnosed Lung Cancer - 76 year old person was given 6 months to live by conventional medicine. Shortly after taking the herbs, this person began to eat normally and showed some weight gain. The bladder stabilized and they regained control. After three months on this formula, the person had a new set of X-Rays taken, There was no sign of cancer!

CASE #17. - Winter ‘93 - Person diagnosed with colon cancer. Allopaths wanted to do immediate surgery. Person refused and took this formula, The biopsy showed the cancer to be malignant. After three months on formula, new tests were taken and the tests showed NO cancer,

CASE #18. - Winter ‘93 - Woman scheduled for lump in breast surgical removal. She took the herbal formula 2 times a day. When she went in for final instructions they tested her again and found no lump! - NO surgery!

CASE #19. - Winter ‘93 - Person with inoperable brain tumor and Krohn’s disease. Reports having radiation and chemotherapy. After only three weeks on the herbs 3 times a day, person reported that the chronic diarrhea had just about stopped, and the constant head pains had diminished, They reduced their allopathic medication by 70%.

CASE #20. - Winter ‘93 - Senior citizen reported that all their body hair had fallen out and that they had white shinny spots on their hands and arms. They took the formula for 7 months. The spots on the hands and arms have fallen off with good new skin underneath. All the hair is growing back in, and the real amazing thing is that the hair is brown. The hair that fell out originally was gray!!!

CASE #21. - Winter ‘93 - The 4 Herb formula was used to stop critical bleeding in a very deep and open wound. The situation was critical and the person was bleeding to death. The blood was coming from a large tumor the size of a baseball, that had been lanced by the doctors. The person was taking the formula, and in desperation poured it into the infected area. The wound drained and the bleeding stopped. (Read the winter ‘93 newsletter for story.)  





Tea for "C"

A famous old natural cancer remedy
is still one of the best

       One of the best-known alternative cancer answers is called Essiac tea. Even people who don't know much about alternative medicine sometimes know about Essiac. It's the kind of thing people tell their friends. It's been the subject of many books, articles, TV programs, radio shows and websites.

       I first learned about Essiac a couple of years ago when I first got involved in researching alternative cancer treatments. I could see right away it was the real deal. And that's saying something in this business where there are dozens of dubious medicines.

       Thousands of cancer patients have used Essiac tea successfully for about 80 years. Many of them got pain relief, extra years of life and in some cases full, 100% remission. It's almost totally safe -- as even its critics have to admit (more on this in a minute).

       The woman who pioneered the treatment in the 1920s conducted scientific tests and based her claims on decades of clinical experience with cancer patients.

JFK's personal physician cured himself with Essiac

       President John F. Kennedy's personal physician and trusted friend, Charles Brusch, M.D., provided Essiac at his Massachusetts clinic.

       In 1990 Dr. Brusch signed an affidavit describing his experiences with Essiac: "Clinically, in patients suffering from pathologically proven cancer, it reduced pain and caused a recession in the growth. Patients gained weight and showed a great improvement in their general health. . .Remarkably beneficial results were obtained even on those cases at the 'end of the road' where it proved to prolong life and the 'quality' of life."

       Dr. Brusch added something especially important: "I endorse this therapy even today for I have in fact cured my own cancer, the original site of which was the lower bowel, through Essiac tea alone."

       I don't know about you, but I like it when doctors practice what they preach. That's quite a difference from conventional American cancer doctors. Many say in private they'd never use chemotherapy on themselves or their families.

The first remedies I learned about are still among the best

       Dr. Morton Walker included Essiac as one of his top ten picks in Natural Cancer Remedies that Work. This Special Report was the first one we published. It was a great success and enabled us to keep going and publish more reports including Cancer Defeated, Cancer Breakthrough USA and The Missing Ingredient for Good Health.

       Considering we were new to cancer reporting, Dr. Walker was a lucky find. I've learned a lot about alternative cancer treatments that I didn't know a couple of years ago when we were pulling together Dr. Walker's report, but his ten treatments in Natural Cancer Remedies would still be at the top of my personal list.

       That's amazing when you consider there are hundreds of alternative cancer treatments, ranging from excellent to worthless. Even when people mean well, it's easy to go wrong. Dr. Walker is a peach, and we're indebted to him for being our first teacher on this subject.

       The Number One treatment in Natural Cancer Remedies that Work is a therapy called hyperthermia. I'd insist on it if I had cancer. I wouldn't go to a clinic that didn't offer hyperthermia.

       The evidence for it is overwhelming. It's used extensively in clinics outside the U.S. What's more, it's safe and noninvasive. You'll learn more in the report if you decide to buy it. And of course you'll get all the details on nine other top therapies including Essiac.

What is Essiac?

       Essiac tea is based on ancient herbal treatments from the Ojibway, a tribe of Native Americans or "Indians," if you will. You might know this tribe better as the Chippewa. The original formula was made up of eight herbs.

       This valuable therapy might have been lost forever if a medicine man hadn't revealed it to a white Canadian woman suffering from breast cancer. She was cured, and years later, when she was very old, she revealed the tea to Rene Caisse, the head nurse in a Canadian hospital. The year was 1922.

       Not long after, Rene Caisse's aunt was diagnosed with "terminal" stomach and liver cancer. Seeing no alternative, the doctor let Nurse Caisse treat her aunt with the Native American tea.

       The aunt fully recovered and lived another 21 years.

       This simple incident launched a Canadian legend. In fact, Essiac is just "Caisse" spelled backwards. Rene Caisse spent the next five decades of her life in unselfish devotion to cancer victims.

       She refused payment for her services and took voluntary contributions instead -- sometimes farm-fresh eggs or hand-knit sweaters. She became beloved all over Ontario for her acts of charity. Her work brought relief to hundreds of cancer patients.

A missed chance for medical acceptance

       What's rare for any alternative, the tea came very close to full acceptance by the Canadian medical authorities as a mainstream cancer treatment. It was a near miss.

       Some Ontario doctors petitioned their government in 1926 to accept Essiac. They'd seen what it could do for cancer patients with their own eyes. In 1935, 17,000 Canadian citizens petitioned the government again, asking acceptance for Essiac.

       "Legalization" never happened. And for once, it wasn't mainstream medicine's fault. By all accounts, Rene Caisse was a stubborn, eccentric person. She refused to cooperate with mainstream scientists -- many of them pro-Essiac. Her actions prevented the remedy from winning acceptance.

       In spite of that, Essiac is less controversial than it was thirty or forty years ago. Decades of experience by thousands of patients reveal no adverse side effects, although people who take too much sometimes complain of short-term headache, dizziness or nausea. It's not recommended for pregnant or lactating women.

       Can you drink the tea to prevent cancer? It makes sense, but there's no firm proof one way or the other. At least it does no harm as far as we know.

Endorsed by one of America's top alternative doctors

       Julian Whitaker, M.D., editor of the popular Health & Healing newsletter, writes, "Rene Caisse never claimed that Essiac was a cancer cure, nor that it would help everyone. But neither should we dismiss it as just another old folk remedy. The individual herbs in Essiac tea have all been shown in recent years to have anticancer activity, and thousands of cancer patients in the past 70 years have claimed to have been helped by Essiac tea."

       My take is that the evidence is good for pain relief, tumor shrinkage and general improved well-being among cancer patients who try Essiac tea. When it comes to full remission, there's less evidence. It sounds like such cases are a small percentage but they do happen.

       You should not assume Essiac is a full-blown "cure" and personally I'd use it as one of a battery of natural therapies, not as my only hope. Absolutely get help from a health professional if you have cancer. Discuss Essiac with them, if you're interested in trying it.

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