Eliminate the Risk of Colon and Skin Cancers Forever
An interview with holistic medical educator and humanitarian Dr. Adiel Tel-Oren
Curious after many years of receiving email invitations to have my moles non-surgically removed at a twice-annual skin clinic event in Waltham, MA, I finally decided to give it a try. Surprisingly, my appointment booked with Dr. Adiel Tel-Oren was only for a 10-minute time slot. Even better.
Dr. T., a European-trained MD, and Minnesota-licensed nutritionist, is an expert in functional and preventive medicine and testing. He travels worldwide conducting non-medical skin clinics and health consultations, educating both the lay and professional public, and certifying other doctors and practitioners in his successful, non-surgical holistic procedures for eliminating and preventing skin and colon cancer. That’s a tall order to fill in a medical industry firmly rooted in surgery, drugs and never-ending pathology, yet this doctor remains undeterred in promoting more commonsense, cost-effective and safe alternatives for cancer diagnosis, treatment and prevention, with plenty of success around the world to show for it.
Born in Jerusalem, Israel, Dr. T served five years in military intelligence and had an extensive career in music before switching to medicine, the result of a long-term interest in health and nutrition stemming from a severe illness and tragedy in his family. He is the founder of humanitarian projects in several countries, including the Ecopolitan Eco-Health Community in the USA and the Everest Learning Academy in Nepal — a network of schools, community centers, and orphanages that educates, nurtures, and protects nearly 20,000 disadvantaged Nepali children from child trafficking, prostitution, and slavery. Dr. T supports these projects through proceeds from humanitarian treks and retreats he leads in Nepal and Thailand twice a year, as well as other ventures including his gluten-free organic Green Bakery in Wisconsin, his healthy Ecopolitan restaurant in Minneapolis, the Ecopolitan network of skin clinics run by his certified Skin Lesion Physicians, the functional medicine consultations and innovative lab tests provided by him and the American doctors he has trained, as well as the proceeds from a factory he has built in Kathmandu processing sulfur-rich black Himalayan salt.
On the day of my appointment, I arrived early to fill out a thorough questionnaire and read pre-appointment information. A clinic assistant reviewed my responses and showed me a chart displaying an amazing variety of gruesome-looking moles, tumors and skin conditions all treated non-surgically. My appointment with Dr. T went well over ten minutes due to my inquisitive nature and impromptu interview request, but the mole treatment was painless and took just seconds, as promised. Over the next ten days, the mole scabbed into various colors, then disappeared for good. No hassles, no insurance claims, no lingering side effects. Just pure and simple healing.
Unfortunately, just days after the treatment, a devastating earthquake hit Nepal and it was impossible to follow up for the interview right away. There was too much rebuilding to do. When we eventually connected by phone, Dr. T was as passionate as ever that skin and colon cancer can be eliminated, along with their risky testing methods, in favor of greatly simplified alternatives to testing and therapy that are science-based and free of risk. Humanity holds its own healing potential.
Carol Bedrosian: As a holistic MD, you have worked with patients for over a decade using successful natural protocols for skin and colon cancer. What can you tell us about these treatments?
Dr. Adiel Tel-Oren: First, I’d like to point out that my focus has always been prevention on the most fundamental level for any type of health condition. Any time we deviate from what our physiology has adapted to in the natural environment where we came from, then we start having tendencies toward ill effects. We experience changes in our cellular function, and tissue degeneration follows. This includes colon and skin cancer.
Humans have resided in their natural environments for thousands of years, with that environment dictating what our physiology would thrive with and what it will not. Our genetics have developed through environmental influences; our genes turn on or off based on our nutritional choices, our stress levels, and our exposure to various physical elements around us. If zebras and giraffes and other mammals thrive in their natural habitat and never develop chronic modern diseases, so can we.
Since we have altered our diet, our stress level, our activity, our movement, our chewing, our food preparation, our agriculture, and our toxic exposure — everything has changed. We have deviated from what the original natural environment, in conjunction with our own genome and our own microbes, has dictated to sustain health. Every time we depart further from that natural environment, we further destroy our own biology and the microbes that are crucial for our health. And we also increase the potential for turning on and turning off the wrong genes. This is the science of epigenetics.
Carol Bedrosian: What is turning off and turning on the wrong genes?
Dr. Adiel Tel-Oren: We have thousands of genes that code for different traits. Many of them are lying dormant, doing nothing until they are activated so they can express themselves. If those genes pre-dispose us to illness, as soon as they get turned on we may develop an illness that wouldn’t have developed had we not turned them on — meaning, had we stayed in our natural environment.
When we process and refine our foods, when we eat, breathe, and drink artificial and toxic substances, when we are exposed to severe, elongated stress, when we are immobile, sitting for too many hours — anything that affects our physiology can change how our genes will manifest their destiny. Some of the genes that might protect us might be turned off and we would lose that protection. And some of the genes that could harm us would be turned on and start harming us. They would become expressed, meaning they will start coding for proteins that could harm us.
Carol: How does this relate to skin and colon cancer?
Dr. Adiel Tel-Oren: This relates to any condition. Both skin and colorectal cancer are a result of long term exposure to the wrong environment and the wrong genetic expression, leading to disorganization and alteration in the rate of cellular replication. The cells start multiplying fast, and when that happens while we’re exposed to high levels of toxins, stress, waste material, insufficient nutrients, and infectious agents, the result is abnormal inflammation. In addition, the risk of mutation increases because when cells replicate fast while being genetically pressured, they may alter their replication sequence at increased frequency.
When the cells multiply faster, they may start appearing as little moles or tumors. The fast replication and increased mutations can lead to various lesions on the skin and on the mucous surface of the colorectal tube, the inside of the pipe. Both our skin and colorectal mucous membranes have surfaces made of epithelial cells — lining cells that are like a carpet. When epithelial cells replicate, grow, and mutate in the presence of inflammation, they start dividing uncontrollably and change their behavior metabolically. If the immune system is compromised locally — by toxins, stress, inflammation, microbial imbalance, and malnutrition — conditions in the skin or colon become ripe for the formation of a cancer called carcinoma. In the skin, if melanin-producing cells called melanocytes undergo this process, a melanoma can form.
Carol: How do you work with cancerous cells?
Dr. Adiel Tel-Oren: On one hand it’s always important to reverse the causes as much as possible. We don’t always know what all of those causes might be — there may be ten of them — and maybe we can reverse some of them, not all of them. But the body is a magnificent machine that is made to adapt to changes. Therefore, even if we can change eight out of the ten, or seven out of the ten causes, we may be able to stop this process and/or slow it down dramatically, or even reverse it. Therefore, we would need to know at least seven or eight factors present in each individual, taking into account that we are all different from each other. For that we need to engage in more meaningful assessments, such as functional evaluations and tests that are normally not done in the typical clinic in the United States.
Carol Bedrosian: What type of testing?
Dr. Adiel Tel-Oren: Stool tests, urine tests, etc., that are not made to evaluate just late phase pathology, but to reveal the process of deviation from healthy physiology into early pathology.
Carol Bedrosian: So it’s detection before it becomes cancer.
Dr. Adiel Tel-Oren: It can already be cancerous, but we’re detecting it really early, so early that the body may easily reverse it, if given the appropriate support. It’s important to note that everybody has cancer cells all the time. We normally have some cancer cells, and as long as they’re not excessive, and as long as we have an intact or semi-intact immune system, we can avoid the development of a tumor or a risky cancer entity. But that is just one side of the equation: Detecting a risky cancerous entity really early is very important for action-oriented individuals, enabling them to reduce the risk of further cancer development and even improve the chances of reversal by identifying and removing the contributory factors.
The earlier you catch something, the easier it is to reverse it. When you do a colonoscopy, for example, you only discover a tiny percentage of existing colorectal cancers because most of them are microscopic and you cannot see them with a camera. By the time the tumors are visible, they are very advanced. That’s late detection, often too late, and people are lulled into believing that this is early detection, when better options are available.
Carol Bedrosian: But colonoscopies are recommended yearly; doctors are vigilant about making sure their patients comply.
Dr. Adiel Tel-Oren: And there are plenty of political and financially motivated reasons why they’re recommended like that. But according to the major taskforce for preventive medicine in the United States and studies in other countries, subjecting the entire healthy population to colonoscopy as a screening test has not been shown to reduce mortality or morbidity from colorectal cancer.
Carol Bedrosian: What is your opinion of the colonoscopy procedure? Is this something that people should undergo?
Dr. Adiel Tel-Oren: There are no clear-cut answers. There are situations, albeit rare, where such an invasive and potentially dangerous — as well as extremely expensive — procedure would be justified. But those are situations where you handpick specific patients based on their individual symptoms and other findings, instead of screening the entire population. Once in a while there would be a patient where clinical judgment would lead the doctor to recommend colonoscopy appropriately.
But this is vastly different from what has happened in this country in the last 15 years when colonoscopies suddenly became a favorite screening test among gastroenterologists. This is costing our country many billions of dollars annually without the benefit of reduced mortality and morbidity. There is no justification for this type of massive testing for healthy people, considering the invasiveness, the inherent dangers, the inaccuracy, the cost to society, and the vast number of complications that occur as a result of this test.
Carol Bedrosian: What are the other screening options?
Dr. Adiel Tel-Oren: There are various accepted screening options in the U.S. For example, flexible sigmoidoscopy and a colonography have been established tests for many years and they don’t have nearly as many risks. They’re almost risk-free by comparison to a colonoscopy. A colonoscopy has never shown itself to be more effective than these tests in detecting colorectal cancer or in reduction of colorectal cancer mortality and morbidity, plus colonoscopies are so much more expensive and dangerous. But all of these tests are not able to catch cancer early on, and the patient never knows for sure if a cancer was missed.
Carol Bedrosian: So why are we relying on the colonoscopy in this country as our major colon cancer-screening tool?
Dr. Adiel Tel-Oren: This is question that has to be addressed to the gastroenterologists and the American Medical Association, who made that determination without necessarily having scientific reasons or justification for it. But why should we be so surprised when we see numerous examples where medical tradition and/or financial motivation take precedence over what is best for the population? There are many medical doctors in the holistic world who would agree with every word I am saying and are appalled by the money-oriented machinery of medicine today that is causing decisions to be made in high places, often behind closed doors, bankrupting the entire society and causing many more problems at the same time, without giving us any significant benefit.
The vast majority of colorectal cancers are going to be missed with a colonoscopy. And, most important, researchers have discovered that the most virulent colorectal cancers develop in flat or recessed areas of the colon, and therefore they are not visible to the colonoscopy camera unless they are extremely obvious and bleeding. So the most dangerous cancers, and all of the small ones that are still in the process of growing, are being missed.
Carol Bedrosian: Do you have a recommendation for what people should do if they’re concerned about colon cancer and the screening?
Dr. Adiel Tel-Oren: Absolutely. There is a test that has been mainstream in Europe for years. It’s already been approved and published in various scientific journals and all the scientists are in agreement that this is an ideal screening tool for colorectal cancer that has zero side effects and is much less costly. It is a stool test that measures for a chemical found in the stool of people who have gone into the cancerous phase. This chemical can be easily detected by the lab. A special container is sent to the patient, who can poop in the comfort of their own home and send it to a U.S. office that forwards it to a laboratory in Germany. This screening test has been in Germany for many years, recognized and accepted as accurate by European doctors and researchers, but American doctors have never heard about it.
Carol Bedrosian: Is there any type of action to introduce this screening in the United States?
Dr. Adiel Tel-Oren: Not by the mainstream. I have personally introduced it to my patients during the last thirteen years. It’s already available and the scientific research is available for anybody to read.
Carol Bedrosian: Is it covered by insurance?
Dr. Adiel Tel-Oren: No. Insurance here only covers the ancient, often ineffective approaches or the expensive ones promoted by specialists with vested interests. Involving insurance always increases prices dramatically. Just paying cash for the test is lower than the co-pay charged by most insurances.
Carol Bedrosian: Is our medical industry intentionally ignoring this screening test so it’s not introduced here?
Dr. Adiel Tel-Oren: I believe that most practitioners and doctors really do want what’s best for their patients, but they are often small pawns who aren’t introduced to information that would be financially harmful to the medical industrial complex and its inflationary practices. I also believe that it would be very inconvenient for thousands of gastroenterologists to suddenly reduce the use of their expensive colonoscopy equipment significantly and see their income dwindle to one tenth of what it used to be because of the hyper-priced colonoscopies in this country, which are many times more expensive here than in Europe.
This inconvenience plays a role, but I don’t think that the individual practitioners are necessarily aware of it. In medical school they don’t learn about this test, and the media is not aware of it. The media always interviews the same experts who are part of the mainstream establishment that has no incentive to introduce it. Therefore, we have a vicious cycle where both the public and the practitioners remain unaware of new tests and other developments in medicine that have taken place twenty years ago.
Carol Bedrosian: What is the name for this test?
Dr. Adiel Tel-Oren: It’s called the M2PK test and I have been using it for nearly 13 years in the United States, sending the stool kits to Germany. Based on my experience providing therapy for my patients who had a positive test, by using a natural individualized approach, so far 98% of the patients who tested positive were able to successfully test negative within 3 months. Therefore it was not necessary to refer them for a colonoscopy or other aggressive approaches.
Carol Bedrosian: What is this natural therapy procedure?
Dr. Adiel Tel-Oren: The therapy is to address all of the nutritional, environmental, physiological and inflammatory factors that can be discerned by another stool test that looks at close to thirty health parameters of the digestive system. These parameters are not tested by gastroenterologists or general practitioners because they are not suited to prescription drug therapy, but to a nutritional approach instead. Such an approach will not be taught in medical schools, which are controlled by the pharmaceutical industry, therefore the doctors rarely become aware of these nutritionally oriented tests.
For example, all doctors know about histamine, but they don’t know that it can be tested in the stool. If you detect high histamine levels, you know there is an inflammatory process in the gut, and you could then engage in the appropriate nutritional, dietary, and anti-inflammatory therapies to improve it. The same is true for other gut health parameters detected in the stool.
Using drugs will only cause new problems, new toxicities, and new imbalances, and using antibiotics may destroy the healthy microbes of the gut and increase the inflammation, further destroying the immune system. Only the appropriate return to a more natural and balanced environment, to which our gut cells have adapted for thousands of years, will enable our gut lining to slough off the cancerous entity.
Carol Bedrosian: The therapy appears to be mostly diet and nutrition-based.
Dr. Adiel Tel-Oren: I don’t want to oversimplify, because it’s more than just nutrition, but a big part of it is the diet. Some other parts include temporary supplementation, the use of highly bio-active plant molecules, digestive immune support, and other activities that help rehabilitate the health of the colorectal mucosa, including the reduction of inflammation. This treatment will necessarily counteract inflammatory bowel of any type, since inflammation in the gut dramatically increases the risk for colorectal cancer.
This is a big risk that patients with inflammatory bowel disease have to contend with, but we can reverse that risk, plus we can detect the development of colorectal cancer much earlier and stop it before it gets too advanced. Twenty or thirty years later, diagnosed through a colonoscopy, there would be major surgery to remove a section of the colon, resulting in lifelong digestive problems, plus the patient would suffer the heavy toll of chemotherapy, radiation and so on.
All of that can be avoided. If you catch it early and try the natural individualized approach that reverses the causes and addresses the mucosal inflammation, you eliminate the tendency of those stressed, malnourished, poisoned cells to become cancerous. According to M2PK testing results in Europe, approximately 10% of the general population has colorectal cancer they don’t even know about. Among all cancers, colorectal cancer is the most common killer affecting both men and women, yet it can easily be stopped if we don’t wait until a colonoscopy discovers it, when it’s already extremely advanced, highly debilitating, and often lethal.
Colorectal cancer has been increasing in numbers, not decreasing. People are afraid of it for a good reason. Even some young people in their late teens or in their twenties, who feel very healthy except for some minor digestive complaints that are considered normal nowadays, were already found to have a positive M2PK test. But if they found out about it only at age 50 during their first colonoscopy, by then the cancer would have gotten out of hand, because it’s a silent disease. This can’t happen if they undergo the M2PK even once at age 30, once at age 35, or every 3 years. It’s inexpensive enough that anybody can do it. So here we have a message of hope, that it’s easy to avoid progressive colorectal cancer without the discomfort, the surgery, and the toxic, damaging and often lethal procedures that are also bankrupting our country.
Carol Bedrosian: Or you could just eat a healthy diet to begin with.
Dr. Adiel Tel-Oren: Yes, but most people (A) Don’t know what a healthy diet is. They get confused by numerous propositions that they see in the media and in books and on the Internet, and (B) Simply changing your diet might address only one out of many inflammatory factors as I mentioned earlier. If you only change one factor, you often don’t succeed. You might succeed if that one happened to be the main cause, or the only cause for dysfunction. But most people today have many causes for the inflammatory process and abnormal organization of cells associated with cancerous development.
Carol Bedrosian: In addition to diet what would some of those other causes be?
Dr. Adiel Tel-Oren: There are different factors leading to inflammation, and you might say that certain elements within the diet cause the majority of them, when combined with the unique traits, genetics, dietary history, immune status, emotional status, medical drug use, and clinical history of each individual. Not everybody is the same. The blanket statement “Change your diet,” adds to the confusion that occurs in the media about what is the right diet. The underlying question is what differentiates one person from the next and how do we apply that knowledge to stop the inflammation. I have seen 20-year-old people who seemingly followed a perfect diet and still had positive M2PK.
Carol Bedrosian: Why would that be?
Dr. Adiel Tel-Oren: Let’s use again the example of severe inflammation associated with high histamine levels in the gut. There are different foods that lead to high histamine in some people more than in others. For example, some people can handle eating some fermented foods, but others, who actually believe these foods are healthy just because they read it somewhere, can develop severe histaminosis in their gut when exposed.
Carol Bedrosian: From everything I’ve read, fermented food is good for everyone. Are there no general guidelines for what is a healthy diet?
Dr. Adiel Tel-Oren: There are guidelines, of course, but often those are promulgated by special interest groups that aren’t following the principles of biochemistry and physiology, ignoring the rules of Nature in favor of the rules of commerce. Even if truly natural guidelines for the optimal diet existed, there would be important exceptions and variations between individuals. The guidelines must attempt to emulate Nature’s principles, but whenever we have deviated from a natural, balanced, optimal environment we need to analyze how each of us handles that deviation, and that’s where individualized therapy comes in. There is no one-size-fits-all. That’s why people who think they have a really healthy diet can still develop inflammation in the gut. Each person has a different history; different damage was done in the past. Why should we all do the same thing when we all have different factors predisposing us to inflammation?
Carol Bedrosian: What about the idea of the vegetarian diet versus a meat diet — is there a general guideline there?
Dr. Adiel Tel-Oren: Oversimplification can be misleading; some vegetarian diets are unhealthy with many junk foods or foods that challenge our immune system, and some are much healthier. And there are many types and intensities of meat diet. Generally, the more unprocessed or minimally processed plant foods, the better. It has been shown conclusively that plant-based diets dramatically reduce the risk of many cancers, including colorectal cancer. That is a general guideline, giving us a good start, as long as we don’t repeatedly challenge our gut’s immune system with inflammatory and allergenic foods or processed foods. Many vegetarians eat a lot of histamine-rich foods, or get hooked on highly commercial histamine-releasing foods, like some fermented foods, or develop sensitivity to frequently eaten commercial vegan foods, like soy products, wheat and gluten products, and habitually eaten nuts. I prefer to tell people what to eat rather than what not to eat, because the more you focus on the positives of eating healthier foods, the less you need to focus on the bad ones you are missing.
The goal is to guide people toward a healthier lifestyle as a foundation. That is the inalienable right of each person — to get fundamentally good information about general health and nutrition. But with numerous deviations from the natural lifestyle, which are almost impossible to avoid nowadays, and which affect each of us in a different way, with these individually unique deviations people may need some professional help. Just a few appointments may be needed, which can be done by phone. No need to go to a clinic.
The statistics of success with this M2PK test throughout the whole continent of Europe speak volumes about how far behind the U.S. is in moving toward a people-friendly medicine that would cost less, be less invasive, and more effective. On the contrary, the United States’ tendency is always to complicate things further, to do more invasive procedures that make more money, and to focus only on advanced pathology, leading to further complications. Instead, we should try to prevent this process in advance, by giving the public information about prevention, earliest detection, and healthy lifestyle.
Carol Bedrosian: Can you talk a little bit about skin cancer?
Dr. Adiel Tel-Oren: Yes. The same principles apply, however, here we don’t need a test. Here, we just need to evaluate the skin visually. We cannot see the colorectal mucosa very easily, and often time it’s hiding behind a carpet of fecal material, so even a colonoscopy will show nothing. But we can easily see the skin. And we know that the number one cause of melanoma is multiple pigmented nevi. If somebody has many dark spots on the skin, especially someone with a fair complexion, that person has a much higher risk of developing melanoma than those who don’t have nevi. And the more you have of them, the higher the risk. Another risk for melanoma is family history. Another risk is irregular and insufficient sun exposure.
Carol Bedrosian: Insufficient sun exposure causes skin cancer?
Dr. Adiel Tel-Oren: Causes melanoma.
Carol Bedrosian: We’re told that the sun causes melanoma.
Dr. Adiel Tel-Oren: And we’re told to avoid the sun and use plenty of sunscreen. Yet that advice has been accompanied by the largest increase in melanoma that we’ve seen in the last forty years since those sunscreens have been introduced, and since people have been treating the sun as an enemy. Look at the statistics. If we did something correct in staying out of the sun, if we did something good in smothering ourselves with SPF 30 and above, we would expect melanoma rates to go down, wouldn’t we?
But instead they’re going up since the introduction of those products and since skin doctors started advising their patients to stay out of the sun. Not only that, thanks to this advice, we now have 25 other forms of cancer, including colorectal cancer, at significant increased risk as a result of this sun-avoidance behavior and the use of SPF products. Vitamin D from the sun protects us from all of those cancers and other chronic or degenerative conditions, from depression to dementia, cardiovascular disease to auto-immune disease, diabetes to developmental disorders, and many others. Diane Godar and her colleagues presented evidence that the rate of melanoma increased dramatically since the 1940’s in indoor workers who stayed out of the sun, but there was no such increase in outdoor workers who received 3-9 times the sunlight exposure.
However, let’s clear up any confusion between melanoma and carcinoma. Carcinoma is a different type of skin cancer and it does occur in higher frequency on the head, the face and the scalp where we are exposed to more sun, especially with farmers or athletes, but those carcinomas never kill anyone. They are not dangerous and they are very slow to develop. Oftentimes the treatment is worse than the condition, even though those carcinomas can easily be eliminated without surgery, without invasion at any phase of their development. Most importantly, studies show that outdoorsy people who are in the sun a lot and get carcinomas have almost no melanomas to ever worry about and live longer without all the diseases that kill people who stay out of the sun!
So I’m not too worried about the skin cancers that are resulting from excessive solar exposure. But people who have a healthy diet and sufficient antioxidants with less inflammation in their body will rarely ever develop skin cancer — or even skin spots — no matter how much they are in the sun, especially if they listen to the sun and get out of it when they start feeling discomfort. What do you think is the number one cause for our lack of discomfort in the sun, and the reason we stay in the sun much longer than we should? The SPF products. Solar UV radiation is only a tiny fraction of the total solar spectrum, and SPF products can’t block the majority of the radiation. They increase our solar radiation exposure thirty times, increasing the risk for serious cancer. They also contain many toxic products, the subject of another complete interview.
Carol Bedrosian: What are moles and do they need to be removed?
Dr. Adiel Tel-Oren: They are basically signs of irregular cellular growth. Irregular growth derives from some kind of imbalance in a certain parts of the body like the nervous system, the hormonal system, or our immune system. Any kind of irregularity that could lead to rapid replication of cells could cause this growth called a mole, which is basically a tumor. All moles that are protruding are tumors.
Carol Bedrosian: Even if you were born with it?
Dr. Adiel Tel-Oren: Yes, if it’s protruding it’s a tumor, but it’s a benign tumor. Just like you can have benign tumors in the gut called polyps, you can have benign tumors on the skin called moles.
Carol Bedrosian: Do benign moles need to be removed?
Dr. Adiel Tel-Oren: That depends on the type of lesion. Moles are usually considered to be benign, but they could be injured, inflamed, traumatized, scratched or bitten by a bug and that could lead to an increased risk of mutation and cancer development, so that’s one reason to remove them. But the surgical approach is too invasive. We know that the main risk factor for melanoma is dark spots that are usually flat. Almost all melanomas have evolved from those small, flat, melanin-containing dark spots that were smooth and were ignored to begin with. But if you simply peel them off and eliminate the melanin-producing cells — the melanocytes — you eliminate the risk of melanoma. The procedure takes 15 seconds per lesion, so you can do many of these flat dark lesions in one sitting. It doesn’t hurt, and you don’t even need to inject people with anesthetics.
Carol Bedrosian: What does the procedure involve?
Dr. Adiel Tel-Oren: A trained practitioner simply applies a little liquid acidic compound that dries the lesion, and later it becomes a scab and falls off. Then the practitioner examines what’s underneath it. If it had a root, you can dry out the root and eliminate it completely. If there is no root and no dark spot remaining, then the lesion is gone and the risk for melanoma is gone with it. So if you simply eliminate all of those spots that are dark, it’s just like removing the colorectal cancer early on. It never has a chance of developing.
Carol Bedrosian: Do you recommend removing all dark moles?
Dr. Adiel Tel-Oren: All of the ones that are dark enough and all of the ones that are in areas of concern. Where does melanoma form? Almost always in areas where the sun does not shine and are covered with clothes. If you remove the moles, then the risk for melanoma will be eliminated. And that is so important. It could save hundreds of thousands of lives and prevent so much disfigurement and suffering. Unfortunately it’s not being done in the mainstream skin doctor’s office. Typically, skin doctors use surgical or other invasive methods that either leave the roots behind or go too far in. But this gentle application of the liquid compound actually eliminates early pre-melanomas from the root so they never come back and you don’t need surgery.
The most common cancer in humanity is skin cancer, which can be easily addressed or prevented entirely. The most common cancer for both men and women, and the most lethal, is colorectal cancer. These two cancer areas are huge. They are oiling the medical industrial complex to a great extent. Lots of money goes into those. If you simply eliminated all skin cancers without surgery and without waiting for skin lesions to change into something scary, suddenly the skin doctors would have nothing meaningful or serious to do. And if you eliminate colorectal cancer, what will the gastroenterologists do?
Carol Bedrosian: In addition to your obvious passion for holistic health education, your website lists extensive information about your humanitarian work in Nepal. What is the connection there?
Dr. Adiel Tel-Oren: I started an organization in Nepal called the Everest Learning Academy, supported solely by my non-profit charitable organization in the U.S., Ecopolitan Eco-Health Community. In just over five years, Ecopolitan has grown to support nearly 20,000 children in orphanages, schools, community outreach programs, childcare centers, adult literacy programs, mother’s groups, and community care and hygiene centers. The goal is to stop child trafficking, which easily occurs when the children are roaming about without being in frameworks such as schools, orphanages, or centers. When children are growing in a home with illiterate parents and have no infrastructure and community support to protect them, we see the horrible outcome of slavery and prostitution resulting from trafficking.
Carol Bedrosian: How did you get involved with Nepal?
Dr. Adiel Tel-Oren: I started working in Nepal about 17 years ago when I first went there on a trek. I became the group’s doctor and started treating people in the remote villages, and after that I started bringing groups regularly to Nepal to support another non-profit that I was involved with. But for various reasons I decided to start my own NGO [non-governmental organization], when I realized I could develop the most amazing staff of highly dedicated people, which now I can direct from afar. The Nepali government recently awarded my Ecopolitan organization with a special honor, giving it the coveted title International NGO and giving me the title “Country Director of Nepal.” I go there twice a year to see the conditions on the ground and guide the staff. I always take Western groups with me to trek in the Himalayas and visit places and villages where no tourists ever go. All the profits from these humanitarian treks go to support the Everest Learning Academy.
Carol Bedrosian: What are the other ways that you fund the Academy?
Dr. Adiel Tel-Oren: One of them is my network of practitioners around the country that are removing skin lesions using my method — licensed doctors and practitioners in their states who do this procedure and then donate some of their proceeds to the Ecopolitan Community and the Everest Learning Academy. All of the money that I make from my consultations over the phone and Skype go to support the non-profit.
Some money comes from donations. After the recent disaster in Nepal, we had more donations coming in and we used them to engage in disaster recovery, but we still have to rehabilitate the schools and to help the villages rebuild after the monsoon season. This rehabilitation effort will take several years since hundreds of schools and hundreds of thousands of homes were destroyed. Since we are an inside organization, not just outsiders who come and leave quickly just for short-term disaster relief, we have the trust of the local people and the trust of the government, so the government will not create obstacles for us.
Also, I created in Kathmandu a factory for the healthiest and tastiest salt in the world. It’s called black salt or Himalayan sulfur-rich black salt. It’s the only salt in the world that is rich with sulfur. Sulfur is a crucial element that is missing in our diet. This salt comes from the belly of the Himalayas. It is pristine and contains numerous trace elements. People who order it support the humanitarian projects in Nepal while enjoying the benefits of sulfur to detoxify, provide longevity and enhance appearance.
Carol Bedrosian: Do you have a vision for the future of where you would like to be?
Dr. Adiel Tel-Oren: I expect to train as many doctors as I can in eliminating chronic and life-threatening disease, dysfunction and degeneration, and at the same time, to help society realize what we have done that made us so chronically ill. Compare our modern society to a poor undeveloped country like Nepal, where we have now almost 20,000 children who will never develop childhood cancer or autism or ADD/ADHD or autoimmune disease or asthma or allergies or obesity or diabetes until they start living the American way.
And that’s the second reason for what I do in Nepal — beyond ending child trafficking and enhancing their lives and helping them thrive, we also want to learn from them. With what is perhaps the last control group that still exists on Earth: What is it that makes them healthy and makes us so sick? Why is it that we have the highest level of childhood cancer ever? Why is it that we’re sicker, even though we spend more money than ever on children’s health? In Nepal, on $2 or $3 a month per child, we can almost completely eliminate childhood diseases simply by giving them a safe environment and making sure they don’t starve. They don’t need medical specialists because the only care they may ever need is urgent care for injury. That’s it. They might need the ER, or the ICU right after a necessary surgery following a trauma, but that’s it. Almost nothing else will be necessary, unless they start living on Western processed foods and changing their lifestyle to emulate the West.
Right now I’m creating a school adoption program whereby companies, individuals, communities, and schools will be able to adopt and support a school or orphanage in Nepal and get reports from it once a month to see where the money is going and how it’s helping the school. In addition, we in the West will benefit because the information and the research we gather will show us how to manage technology in a way that will damage us less and allow us to still be healthy instead of becoming chronically ill.
For more information about health education, Dr. T’s natural treatments or his humanitarian work in Nepal visit www.ecopolitan.com.