Mistletoe for Cancer

Mistletoe (Iscador) has been used in Germany for a long time as an adjuvant therapy for cancer. Over the years, I’ve read multiple studies that showed significant results (not just statistically significant; I’m talking about results that may actually be meaningful to the cancer patient). Do your own research, as usual. Here’s a search result page to get you started.

The reason for this brief post today is to share some good news: Mistletoe therapy is currently offered at the Riordian Clinic in Kansas. Check them out.

Thanks & God Bless,

– Brandon
earth scientist, cancer coach, Reiki practitioner

Five Basics of Natural Cancer Healing

This is not medical advice or medical information. This is information about the natural ability known as healing!


If you’ve been following my blog or videos, you already know I don’t rely solely on a “miracle cure”, whether conventional or natural. There are many ways to attack cancer, and they work best in concert.

So in this post, I’d like to outline five components of a complete holistic approach to beating cancer: nutrition, oxygenation, The Triangle, detoxification, and anti-cancer foods.

1. Nutrition

Cancer is a metabolic disease, rooted in mitochondrial dysfunction. For a great explanation, see this article from Dr. Mercola.

Proper nutrition is just like selecting the right fuel for your car.

Better Fuel –> Better Combustion –> Better Performance (less waste & more energy)

Diet alone can have a tremendous impact on cancer. This is the basis for Gerson Therapy and many other nutritional approaches.

We help avoid or eliminate cancer by reducing processed foods, commercial dairy, and meat.

We can also fight cancer by paying attention to WHEN we eat, and timing the use of certain nutritional supplements.

2. Oxygenation

Continuing with the analogy of fuel, remember: oxygen is necessary for proper combustion. A century ago, Otto Warburg noticed he could induce cancer metabolism in cells by depriving them of oxygen.

There are various ways to improve your oxygenation including exercise, hyperbaric oxygen, pulsed electromagnetic frequency therapy (pEMF), and eating more raw vegetables- I usually think of leafy greens and beets.

If you’re doing chemotherapy or radiation, you may want to use foods or supplements which improve blood cell counts. This will help you maintain normal energy levels during treatment, partly by keeping you oxygenated.

3. Emotional & Spiritual Healing

There are anecdotes of people who initially failed to improve during treatment, yet recovered fully after they had a sudden shift in mindset, or made a meaningful lifestyle change. How is this possible?

Well, “Stress leads to inflammation … and inflammation leads to disease“, as noted by the folks over at Nutritional Frontiers. Yes! Well said!

Three Connected Aspects of Being & Wellness

In the holistic view, healing happens in our Body, Mind, and Soul. All at once. Picture it like a balanced triangle. Everything we do to nurture one, nurtures the others. Grow the triangle.

I love walking in nature.
For me, it’s a physical, emotional, and spiritual experience.

You can ask yourself, “What empowers me on all three levels“?
Then GIFT yourself the time to do it!!

Put time for healing on your calendar, if that’s what it takes.

4. Detoxification

I realize this probably isn’t news to anyone reading this blog…but yeah.

Our bodies eliminate waste through urine, feces, breathing, and even through the skin. A complete holistic health plan assists these natural processes.

Remember, cancer burns fuel very poorly, creating excess waste (up to 20x more waste than healthy tissue)! If you have cancer, help your body clear the waste. Otherwise, it can build up and cause other problems.

About detox… It doesn’t have to come in the form of a coffee enema (although these can be extremely helpful). It can be as simple as drinking enough purified water to allow your body to flush unwanted materials. Exercise moves the lymph for waste removal. There’s a wide variety of alternative approaches for detox. Hit me up for ideas, or ask your local naturopath / health coach.

Detox is especially important when a cancer treatment is working well! As tumors die off, we should be helping the liver, lymph, pancreas, and kidneys as they remove or recycle cellular material.

Many conventional cancer therapies are toxic. It can be helpful to give your liver some extra love during cancer treatment. Avoid alcohol and processed sugar. Consider using the herb milk thistle or other substances to support liver function & repair.

Thinking back to the triangle above, you may realize there’s also a whole realm of emotional and spiritual detox. It’s often helpful to address the things buried deep within that may be eating at us. There are many ways to do this: meditation, reflection, conversation, therapy, prayer, etc. Personally, I love Reiki.

5. Anti-Cancer Foods and Supplements

Nature contains everything we need for survival & healing. At least one chemotherapy drug is modeled directly from a plant substance. Some people still insist there’s no way to use plants to heal.

I mention this because I see a lot of disinformation tactics used by medical corporations and even non-profit groups for cancer.

Bottom line: there are many well-documented natural substances with anti-cancer effects (to get a sense of this, do an internet search for the phrase “apoptosis ginger”).

Every one of us is different, enjoys different foods, and is willing- or unwilling- to make different lifestyle changes. No problem. I help people decide which of these approaches best fit their needs and preferences.

Why this matters to me:

Too many people who have cancer go through the motions of conventional treatment without any clue how to heal. For some of them, sure, it’s no big deal: conventional treatment will be enough, and they tolerate it well.

For others, conventional treatment takes a huge toll on their physical, social, and emotional well-being. Conventional treatment alone may NOT be enough to provide the outcome they hope for. In these cases, I find myself thinking, “if only they knew ALL their options”. These people obviously benefit from having a cancer coach.

And then there are people who fall somewhere in between. Those whose treatment is going well, but then again, the side effects are disruptive. Natural healing approaches can reduce or even eliminate the negative effects of conventional cancer therapy.

Finally, with national & global cancer rates as high as they are, we can always consider using these approaches preventatively….Take your pick!

Have a very good day,

– Brandon

Scientist, Reiki Healer, Certified Holistic Cancer Coach

available for coaching / Reiki / intuitive energy work, by appointment
contact: cancercoachb@gmail.com

Cancer.org, Fear-Mongering?

Hello again.

Earlier today I came across an article on cancer.org which seemed like a deliberate attack piece against natural healing.  I’ve linked that article in-full here, but I quote the whole article in blue on this blog post, along with my point-by-point commentary and rebuttal.  If you don’t feel like reading the whole thing, stay tuned; I’ll probably do a video on this in the next few days.  Here we go:

“The Truth About Alternative Medical Treatments”

“Almost 40% of Americans believe cancer can be cured through alternative therapies alone, according to a survey conducted by the American Society of Clinical Oncology. This is alarming because evidence shows that people who use alternative therapies in place of standard cancer treatments have much higher death rates.”

Okay, first of all, “almost 40% of Americans” are correct.  Cancer can be eliminated without the use of any conventional medicine.  To imply people have never achieved this is irresponsible and ignorant. I am NOT saying alternative approaches are the best way, nor am I saying anyone should completely ignore conventional medicine.  I AM saying there’s a time and a place for everything. It’s absolutely shameful to attempt to scare someone out of an approach which may in fact be helpful, whether that approach is natural, conventional, or somewhere in between.

As far as “evidence shows that people who use alternative therapies in place of standard cancer treatments have much higher death rates”…higher death rates compared to who?  Does this hold true across all cancer types and stages?

Some conventional treatments are statistically guaranteed to end in the death of certain patients.  What about them?  Is conventional medicine truly the best or only solution in cases where it holds ZERO HOPE of success, and yet carries with it a host of extremely debilitating side effects?

That’s a personal question which- unfortunately- many cancer patients must ask themselves.  As a scientist and health coach, I’m not going to get in their way. Not by trying to hyper-inflate the value of one particular out-of-context statistic. We each need to trust science- to a degree- but we need to use common sense and intuition.

“The terms “alternative,” “complementary,” and “lifestyle” medicine are used to describe many kinds of products, practices, and treatments that are not part of standard or traditional medicine. Alternative therapy refers to non-standard treatment used in place of standard treatment, while complementary therapy usually means methods used along with standard treatment. Lifestyle medicine is a newer field that describes its approach as preventing and treating illness through healthy eating, physical activity, and other healthy behaviors without the use of medicine.”

Okay, we agree.

“In some cases, complementary methods can help cancer patients feel better when used alongside standard treatment and with the advice of a health care provider.  Alternative and complementary therapies are often appealing because they use your own body, your own mind, or things that may be found in nature. But sometimes these methods wrongly claim to prevent, diagnose, or treat cancer even when they have not been proven to work through scientific testing.”

Yes, however it’s worth knowing that natural cures, treatments, and prevention are against the law in the United States.  So even when these things HAVE been proven to work through scientific testing, the providers of these products cannot legally tell you so.  This has a chilling effect on funding that otherwise would go toward developing natural products for the purpose of cancer treatment, and the treatment of many other diseases.

“And in the worst cases, some alternative or complementary therapies may be dangerous or even deadly.”

True. Same thing with conventional medicine, which is arguably more extreme by far. And in both cases, sometimes it’s worth the risk. Personal decision.

“Some may also interfere with how standard cancer treatment works. If you’re thinking about using any non-traditional therapy, it’s important to first discuss it with your health care team.”

True, but this risk is far less common and serious than cancer patients are led to believe. Also, in my experience, most oncologists lack the training or resources to honestly say which natural approaches will interfere with conventional treatments.  If you have these questions, you will probably want to work with a pharmacist and a cancer coach or naturopath.  And do your own research.  Involve your doctor, but don’t rely on them for knowledge they probably lack. That’s not fair. Listen: the nutrition advice typically given to cancer patients here in Pittsburgh is usually “eat whatever you want”.  It’s a total joke. Obviously we can do better than that.

“Alternative and complementary therapy can pose dangers

Some of these therapies promise wellness using a method that sounds simple, wholesome, and without harmful side effects. But this is not always true. Some concerns include:

  • Delaying surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, or other traditional treatment by using an alternative therapy can allow the cancer to grow and spread to other parts of the body.”

This assumes conventional treatment always works and alternative therapy never works.  Anyone who has studied cancer even a little knows this is a bad assumption.

  • “Some complementary and alternative therapies have been reported to cause serious problems or even deaths.”

Yes. However, your odds of causing “serious problems or even deaths” from natural approaches pale in comparison to those of conventional therapy for cancer.  We need to use common sense when comparing our options.

“Certain vitamins and minerals can increase the risk of cancer or other illnesses, especially if too much is taken.”
Again, I’m calling the authors of this article out on their obvious double-standard.  Many cancer drugs are themselves mutagenic or oncogenic. And again, let’s apply common sense: anything is dangerous “if too much is taken”.  Even pure water.

”Some companies don’t follow Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules about making claims and labeling supplements properly.”
True, but watch how fast the FDA drops the hammer on those companies, and be amazed.

“In some cases, harmful contaminants can get into dietary supplements because of how they are manufactured or handled.”
I actually agree with this! And worse, sometimes the supplements don’t contain what they claim. As with anything, you need to know what you’re doing. Don’t just go into Wally World and expect to get a top-notch supplement. Third-party lab verification is helpful. If you’d like brand recommendations for any particular supplement, you can contact me.

“How complementary medicine can be helpful and safe

Some complementary methods have been studied and shown to help people feel better while they’re undergoing standard cancer treatment under a doctor’s care. Examples might include meditation to reduce stress, peppermint or ginger tea for nausea, or guided imagery to help relieve stress and pain during medical procedures.

Many complementary treatments are unlikely to cause harm and won’t interfere with your cancer treatment. Here are some examples:

  • Acupuncture may help with mild pain and some types of nausea.
  • Art or music therapy may promote healing and enhance quality of life.
  • Biofeedback uses monitoring devices to help people gain conscious control over physical processes that are usually controlled automatically, such as heart rate, blood pressure, temperature, sweating, and muscle tension.
  • Massage therapy can decrease stress, anxiety, depression, and pain and increase alertness, according to some studies.
  • Prayer and spirituality help many people with the emotional side effects from cancer.
  • Tai chi and yoga have been shown to improve strength and balance in some people.”

Right.  You’re scratching the surface of a very deep lake, here.  If my clients limited themselves to only these approaches- which have mainstream approval from conventional medical professionals (who have effectively zero training, experience, and education in natural healing techniques)- my clients would be at a huge disadvantage.  Most people being treated for cancer are missing out on an entire world of options, and it’s sad. In my view it’s perhaps even criminal.

“Warning signs

If you are thinking about using any method instead of standard evidence-based medical treatment, it is important to talk to your health care team first. And watch out for these warning signs:

  • Be suspicious of any treatment that says it can cure cancer or other difficult-to-treat diseases (such as chronic fatigue, multiple sclerosis, AIDS, etc.). It’s important to remember that those claims have not been proven.”

Again, those claims are illegal in the United States whenever we’re talking about non-medical approaches.  If a natural substance helps cure cancer, its manufacturer (and distributors) legally cannot tell you.  Your doctor legally cannot tell you.  I, a scientist, legally cannot tell you.  Let this sink in.

Side note: any time I see a statement like “those claims have not been proven”, or “there is no evidence to show…” I wonder, did they literally check everywhere?  It’s like me saying, “there is no evidence anyone is standing on a boat with a smile on their face right now”. Did I check every boat?  No.  So how certain am I, really?  It’s difficult to prove a negative.

Any statement claiming to prove a negative is probably being used as a marketing tool to persuade you to see things a certain way.  It’s unscientific.  Almost every major cancer-related organization publishes these statements in slam pieces against unconventional medicine. This is why I feel the need to speak up.

  • “Be suspicious of any treatment that claims to offer benefits with no side effects. Even herbs and vitamins have possible side effects. If the treatment is marketed as having no side effects, it has likely not been studied in rigorous clinical trials, where side effects would be seen.”

This is true.  You need to know what you’re doing, which takes a lot of self-education.  (A great reason to work with a health coach or naturopath!)  Listen: a lot of natural approaches are just that- natural.  Too much water, too much time in the sun, too much exercise, or too much carrot juice can all be harmful.  Don’t let that keep you from drinking water, going out for a jog, then enjoying a glass of carrot juice.  Avoiding a healthy lifestyle for fear of doing yourself harm just doesn’t make sense.  Know your own needs and limitations.

  • “Be suspicious of promoters who attack the medical or scientific community or who tell you not to use standard or traditional medical treatment.”

Sure, but let’s turn this around for the sake of fairness, because I could just as easily say, “be suspicious of promoters who attack the naturopathic or scientific community or who tell you to only use standard or traditional medical treatment. These people make a lot of money from standard treatment and have even infiltrated the government and major non-profits that offer guidance on cancer treatments”.

I mean, that’s an obvious character attack, right?  There’s an element of truth in both cases, which is why you need to learn to evaluate information based on its own merit, not by its source.

If a doctor says, “Your foot is actually just a tool to help you remove earwax”, do you automatically believe them? Eeeesh.

  • “Beware of treatments you can get in only one clinic, especially if that clinic is in a country with less strict patient protection laws than those in the United States, the United Kingdom (UK) or the European Union (EU).”

Definitely. An extra layer of caution is smart in these cases. Just don’t let this scare you off from considering all your options. Sometimes a breakthrough treatment comes along which has some degree of success, but hasn’t been (or can’t be) approved for use in the United States. Obviously, clinics offering these treatments cannot legally operate in the USA. Some of these clinics were started by doctors who left the USA for this exact reason: freedom to help their patients as they see fit.  It’s crazy.

  • “Beware of terms such as “scientific breakthrough,” “miracle cure,” “secret ingredient,” or “ancient remedy.” Beware of personal stories that claim amazing results but provide no actual scientific evidence.”

Yeah, I agree.  Never put all your eggs in one basket and expect a singular miracle cure.  What worked for someone else may not work for you. That said, if somebody you know & trust believes they were helped by a particular approach, it’s wise to at least listen.  Not everything has been studied and reported in a peer-reviewed journal.  I am willing to consider strong anecdotal evidence, when there’s enough of it.

  • “Find out about the training and education of anyone supporting the treatment or using it to treat you. Find out if they are medical doctors and whether they are experts in cancer care or complementary medicines.”

Yes, but don’t rely on anyone simply because they are a professional doctor or scientist / cancer coach.  We all have our limits, myself included.  Each of us has our own expertise.  One of my jobs is to help people find the right expert at the right time.  Don’t fall into the trap of sticking with one particular medical provider, unless things are going really well for you.

  • “Find out whether scientific studies or clinical trials have studied this treatment in people (not just animals), and what side effects have been reported. Find out if the treatment could harm you or interact badly with your other medicines or supplements.”

This is great advice for any treatment you are considering. Yes.

  • “Learn whether the findings have been published in trustworthy journals after being reviewed by other scientists who are experts in the same field, or if they have been promoted only in the mass media, such as books, magazines, the internet, TV, infomercials, and radio talk shows.”

This is helpful, but in my experience, not everything of high value has been published in a peer-reviewed journal.  I love to find a good study when I can.  But again, this is the logical fallacy of “Appeal to Authority”.  Good science is everywhere, and bad science is everywhere.  Work with someone who knows how to read a study.  Even if you see a study in a peer-reviewed journal that seems to support a certain concept, be sure you’re using that information in the proper context to guide your decisions.  It’s foolish to assume everything you find in scientific journals is automatically more truthful and more useful than everything else.  Judge the quality of the information, not its source.

Well that wraps it up!

Bottom line: know what you are doing, carefully consider every option, then move forward confidently.  Confidence itself is healing!

Take Care & God Bless,

– Coach B
scientist, CHCC, Reiki practitioner

Response to COVID19 Needs a Reality Check

Over 1.2 million Americans die from heart disease and cancer (combined total) annually.

Why haven’t we shut down every fast food restaurant in the country?
Why haven’t we outlawed BBQ?
Why haven’t we made exercise mandatory?
Why haven’t we banned high-fructose corn syrup?

When it comes to the two leading killer diseases here in the USA, there are a lot of preventive actions we COULD enforce, but haven’t.


And we’re cool with those deaths. Our government is, anyway.

Yet, at the same time, our government is happily enforcing soul-crushing, business-destroying restrictions in response to COVID19. Our government is promoting terror in the name of fighting this virus.

A virus which might end one-third as many lives as cancer OR heart disease. Depending on how you count, which is debatable.

A virus which- because it’s just that- a virus– will likely naturally attenuate in both severity and lethality over time.

That’s before we even consider medical advances in COVID treatment. Some of these have been censored by the news and the medical journals, which are financially dominated by pharmaceutical interests.

(“Pharmaceutical interests” = the people who make money from a vaccine)


So. Why aren’t the 1.2 million deaths from cancer & heart disease provoking a similarly dramatic response?

The magnitude of governmental response to this virus obviously isn’t about the number of deaths. How do we justify the disproportionate response to COVID19 compared to these other diseases…which are obviously far more destructive?

Personally, I find that extremely difficult.

If you found a termite on your wall, would you smash down your entire house?
The entire neighborhood?
Just to “stay safe”?

Because this is exactly what we’ve done.

Support your local businesses, folks.

(and if you’d like to support MY business…treat yourself to a Holiday Distant Reiki session!)

Take Care & God Bless,
– B

Conventional vs. Natural Healing: When to Do What

There’s an important choice often faced by cancer patients:

“Should I use any of ‘that natural stuff’“?

This is a great question to ask your doctor.

Or, it would be.

If a lot of doctors actually studied that natural stuff. As it stands, they’re prone to take a cautious, dismissive, or even negative stance. If you want to involve your doctor in these decisions, be prepared to help them learn new things. Some people are willing to do this; others are not. You may need to shop around for a doctor who has an open mind.

Here’s what we commonly hear from oncologists when asking about natural stuff:

“That might interfere with your chemotherapy. So don’t do it”.

Okay, yeah. In theory, anything can interfere with anything. But unless you have a definitive reason to believe it, you are just guessing! “Might interfere”, “could interfere”, and “may interfere” are all guesses. Please don’t guess.

I want to see some science. Especially if I’m banking my life on the decision.

Looking from a different angle

Some conventional treatments have a near-zero success rate.

For instance, when my mother was in treatment for multiple myeloma, the likelihood of success from her first conventional treatment was about 7 percent. And even then, she would’ve needed more treatment to remain alive.

For other people, the odds of being cured by conventional therapies are zero.

If a treatment never works, how cautious should we be about interfering with it? What’s the problem of interfering with zero?

This is a question each cancer patient might need to answer for themselves.

Personally, I wouldn’t hang my hopes on any cancer therapy with a zero percent success rate. I can do far better than that without setting foot in a doctor’s office.

But many people feel trapped. They don’t realize they have a choice.

Now- I can’t promise success using any natural approach. Partly because natural cures and treatments are illegal here in the USA. However, people have recovered from cancer using natural approaches alone.

If your conventional cancer therapy has a high degree of success, great! Stick with it, and consider adding some supportive techniques (like a gentle detox program or immune boosters).

On the other hand, if your conventional therapy is a scientifically-proven failure, please consider other options. What have you got to lose? There’s a better path. Trust you’ll find it.

Take Care & God Bless,
– Coach Brandon
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Reminder: Use Vitamin D

Hey! No video today. But here’s a quick reminder to take enough vitamin D3. It may help prevent cancer and COVID. It’s simple, safe, and dirt cheap. With ample science in support.

5,000 IUs vitamin D3 per day is the common recommendation. (Yes, your body will use that amount in the winter!) That’s all you really need to know.

Read on for slight information overkill.

If you’re checking your blood levels of vitamin D, a good target is 70 ng/dL.

Lower blood levels of D3 are enough to support everyday bodily function, which is what most doctors are checking. This is why you hear “35 ng/dL is fine”. The thing is, higher levels of D3 have been demonstrated to actively fight disease.

Are you trying to just get by, or stay tip-top healthy? Plan and act accordingly, right?

Vitamin K2 enhances vitamin D3 absorption. Some companies manufacture capsules with both vitamins for this reason.

And here’s a tip I learned from a pro: At the first sign of an infection, spike vitamin D3 to help ward off sickness. I’ve personally had great results with this technique. In addition to vitamin D3, I usually take other supplements and a homeopathic remedy (particularly for flu-like illness). This is anecdotal. I’m not pretending to have on-paper-science behind this technique. It just works. Call or email for details.

And that’s it.

Stock up on non-perishable food, and have a great week!

– Coach B

Censorship Global

Oh man! I almost feel like I’ve joined the ranks of elite independent journalists & Truthers.


YouTube (YT) has sent me several notices over the past few months, saying they’d Age-Restricted my content. Let me explain why this matters.

The videos they flagged all dealt with healing cancer naturally. Cancer is a huge money-maker for the powers-that-be.

And guess what? The folks who own YouTube are simply protecting their own profits. YouTube is a child company of Alphabet, which also owns Verily Life Sciences, a pharma / biotech company.

Surprised? I didn’t think so.

It isn’t enough that natural cures are illegal in the United States. Now, global corporations with obvious conflict of interest are censoring our access to information about healing.

I embed most of my YT videos into web pages & blogs like this one. The Age-Restriction flag interferes with the functionality of these embedded videos, greatly reducing the odds anyone watches my content. Embedding was the primary reason I used YouTube.

Used. Past tense. There is only one video on my YT channel now: a short welcome video for the Path Life Coaching homepage. When I find a way to replace it, I will.

Edit May 2021: Done. I’m exclusively on Brighteon.

Because here’s the thing:
Rather than deal with constant headaches, constant appeals, and nearly arbitrary flagging (which isn’t really arbitrary- it’s systematic) I’ll simply take my business elsewhere.

If you value free speech, consider joining me!

Subscribe to the Path Life Coaching channel on Brighteon.

See you there!
– Coach B

Coaching & Reiki available worldwide! or just call to chat: (814) 441-9876

Note to Self:

Just a quick reminder to hold peace in your heart. You’re going to need it.

Humanity is going through a shift, and the intentions you set are going to have a huge impact.

You’ll be tempted to lose faith in the plan. Don’t.

Other reminders:
– love and protect your neighbor
– challenge yourself to rise above the chaos
– don’t worry where you’re heading; just know where you stand
– see those around you, in your sphere, and honor them

Be patient. Let go of ego attachments to success; these only create fear of failure.

There is no failure where we’re headed. Not in this moment, or any.

Enjoy the ride!

(just sharing in case any of this resonates with you. For me, this is a work in progress – stuff I really need to practice! I’ve posted it as a reminder on my desktop)
– Coach B

COVID Vaccine Logic and the (un)Importance of Herd Immunity

Hi. My name’s Brandon, and I’m pro-vaccine freedom. You shouldn’t be afraid of me. here’s why:


Please follow the link to view on Brighteon. This type of video doesn’t typically survive long on YouTube due to censorship. “Welcome to the New World.”

Take care of your body and soul, and have a great day!