Soy Nutrient Gives New
Hope to Cancer Patients

Donna Sage, M.S.S.A.

The “Soy Nutrient Reverses Cancer Cell Growth” article in the January/February 1999 issue of the Well Being journal introduced a fermented soy product named Haelan. Many readers have called the editors of the journal asking for more information.

The following article includes a summary of some of the working principles of Haelan and recent updates to several stories of healing mentioned in the previous article. The article below also includes two new stories Of healing attributed to the use of Haelan, one of a confirmed cancer case and one of a pre-cancerous condition.

THE HEALTH BENEFITS of consuming soy are continually being confirmed by science, including the prevention or elimination of cancerous cells, heart disease, diabetes, kidney problems, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, and gallstones. Indeed, isoflavones found in soy have been shown to inhibit anglogenesis, the growth of blood vessels used to supply a cancer tumor with nourishment for growth. Proteasc inhibitors in soy have been proven to prevent the activation of genes that cause cancer, and can actually change a cancerous cell back to its healthy precancerous state.

Agents for companies that market soy supplements often do not mention that soy is a difficult food to digest, therefore very few of these amazing and powerful anticancer agents ever get the opportunity to see a cancer cell. On the other hand, what makes the soybased Haelan formula so powerful is its processing, which basically predigests the soybean.

Remarkably, starches and sugars from the soybean are eliminated in the painstaking fermentation processthis is a crucially significant point, as cancer loves sugars and starches. There is no yeast present in the final product. The soybean ‘is then hydrolyzed, broken down to smaller molecules that become bioactive, freeform amino acids and isoflavones. Finally the substance is nitrogenated (nitrogen molecules are attached to the soy components).

These last two steps are vital to the effectiveness of Haelan. When in the free form, the isoflavones arc more readily used by cells, since they are no longer attached to other compounds such as proteins. Cancer cells seek high levels of nitrogen. The nitrogenation process of Haelan is a pivotal step because the nitrogen molecules attached to the isoflavones during nitrogenation act as “bait” to delude cancer cells into ingesting not only the nitrogen but also the anticancer agents. Soy powders, drinks, and tofu do not produce the same health benefits as Haelan.

Not only do they lack the concentration of isoflavones, protein, vitamins, selenuim, antioxidants, and proteaseinhibitors found in Haelan, they are not in a usable form and do not have the bound nitrogen molecule that baits the cancer cells to ingest nutrients that can ultimately diminish the ability of the cancer to survive.

Beyond the chemistry of why Haelan can greatly improve the quality of life in cancer patients, there is a sense of hope and relief associated with its use. A greater sense of well being and peace is evident in users, which is distinctly different from the emotional state of cancer patients who use more aggressive immunosuppressive treatments. It is well documented that individuals who feel more in control of their own health care are better able to manage their condition and often experience cancer remissions. Knowing about such nutritional supports as Haelan provides hope.

As documented in my first story, there are those who have, at the very least, experienced decreased suffering. The facts about Haelen, as well as the amount of hope that it provides cancer patients, together lead to perhaps some of the most healing events that can occur.


CAITLIN is a beautiful little girl who will be celebrating her second birthday on March 7, 1999. For her parents, Robin and Michael Guerra, Caitlin is a miracle baby. When Cattlin was around three months of age, Robin noticed that her daughter’s right eye had started to bulge a little, and she made an appointment for a routine checkup in July, 1997. In her own words, “I took her in for her fourmonth checkup and asked the doctor to check her eye.” The routine checkup turned into a day that will never be forgotten. After consulting two doctors, Robin and Michael had received a preliminary diagnosis: Caitlin had a tumor surrounding her optic nerve. Never had they suspected that their daughter had cancer. Angry and confused, they proceeded with more and more tests. One week later, Caitlin was further diagnosed as having visual pathway gliomal a type of astocytoma, and her parents were told she was not expected to survive; in fact, the doctors gave her only a 71/2% chance of living to her first birthday. Caltlin had three large, fastgrowing cancerous tumors connecting, from her eye to the base of her spine.

Robin and Michael were bewildered. The doctors said that most likely Caitlin had this cancer even while she was in the womb, and they were unable to determine its root cause. She has a healthy four-yearold brother, Spencer, who has no reported health problems. Caitlin was immediately admitted into the hospital to commence with chemotherapy. After six days in the hospital, Robin had learned how to change dressings and care for the IV that had been placed in Caitlin’s chest for chemotherapy. Knowing the toxic effect of chemotherapy, Robin was worried about her daughter. She says, “I felt like I was poisoning my baby; it hit me really hard,” but adds that they felt it was the best thing to do given the circumstances. Caitlin survived six months of chemotherapy, and during this time, the family was asking for prayers and searching for a better way.

Just as the doctor was reducing the chemotherapy due to neutropenia, Caitlin’s greataunt Alice learned about Haelan, and soon Caitlin was drinking 1/2 a bottle per day. Robin mixes the Haelan with maple syrup and a natural banana flavoring in her baby bottle. Fortunately, Caitlin has never been a picky eater. In addition to supplementing with Haelan, other nutritional interventions were implemented. Caltlin was breast fed until she was 11 months old, and she now eats only organic baby food, as the family strives to “keep things natural” so she can use her energy to heal. She has also taken Thymus Protein A intermittently and has just begun to take MGN3, a mushroombased immune system stimulant. As an immunocompromised baby, Caitlin does not receive any vaccinations.

Alice has been an alternative health advocate, and she says, “There is no doubt in my mind that she wouldn’t have made it without the alternatives.” Alice describes Cattlin as a happygo lucky little girl who has a hot temper, flexible mood, and lots of energy. She is a small child weighing only 21 pounds, but her mom is also very small, weighing 97 pounds. Developmentally, Caitlin had a slow start. She began crawling at 11 months, but she has been catching up quickly and her verbal skills are also improving. Caitlin does not look like a cancer baby; in fact, she has a full head of hair and rosy cheeks. To date, the tumors have stopped growing and have reduced in size, and they now seem to be encapsulated. “Out of all the things we do for Caitlin, I think the soy is giving her the energy. I do anything I can. I’ll add to her plan, but I won’t take away the soy,” says Robin.

A Well Being journal reader contacted me with his own story, of using Haelan to help eliminate a precanccrous skin condition. He was raised in Arizona and at the age of eight was told by the family physician he had a cancerous mole that should be removed (it ultimately healed itself). He has a family history of skin cancer, including melanoma. Avoiding the sun, as well as being on a careful nutritional program, has helped keep his cancer risk at bay. A year ago, however, a skin lesion about 1/8 inch in diameter appeared on his cheekbone, and his doctor diagnosed it as possible a precancerous a skin lesion. Having learned of Haelan, he obtained eight bottles and drank a bottle a day for the first four days and then drank only one ounce per day for the next 32 days. He noticed that the redness significantly decreased during this time.

A scheduled trip out of the country left him without Haelan for three weeks. While he was abroad, a friend gave him some Hyssop oil that seemed to help, but the redness and itching resumed upon his return home. He began taking the Haelan at one ounce per day again and within three days noticed the spot was not only getting less red but was also decreasing in size. Experimenting, he chose to take a break from the Haelan and do an extensive body cleanse that lasted three weeks. During this time, he ate only alkaline foods, large quantities of spirulina and chlorella, as well as the necessary herbs. The red spot began to increase again. After completing the cleanse, he resumed Haelan at one ounce per day and within five days saw improvements in the spot including decrease in redness, itchiness, tenderness, and size. Currently, the area has almost totally returned to a normal skin tone; rather than being an irritated, abraded patch of skin, it is smooth and healthy looking. This reader attributes his improvements to Haelan: “I absolutely know that when I drank the Haelan, it [the precancerous lesion] decreased ... the only thing I did differently was take Haelan.”


As noted in my previous article, Sherman Sanders had stage four cholangiocarcinoma liver cancer, and was diagnosed in September, 1995. Sherman began drinking a bottle (8 oz) per day of Haelan almost immediately after beginning chemotherapy, and he continued for two years. It was easy to feel his smile and vibrant energy through the phone connection ill my followup interview with Sherman (initial interview September 22, 1998). He was excited and he wanted to know if h is story was helping other people. He said that he was feeling great and that he had seen his doctor in December, 1998. “[He] told me to call back in six months for a checkup and said for me to keep doing what I am doing. They did not find any cancer.” Although Sherman admits he does not have the energy he had before liver cancer, he sounds very content with being alive and describes having a high quality of life.

He now drinks two ounces of Haelan daily for health maintenance, and he takes vitamin supplements. He is enjoying the retirement he was forced to accept when faced with cancer in 1995. A carpenter by trade, he enjoys spending time out in his workshop making things and tinkering with mechanics. His wife Lydia has returned to volunteering in the community now that Sherman’s health has improved. They are planning a vacation, and they look forward to traveling together. In the last few months, two greatgrandchildren were born; this totals thirteen grandchildren and greatgrandchildren so far. “I thank the Lord for letting me stay alive to see my greatgrandchildren,” says Sherman, adding, “I would put Haelan up against any cancer treatment. It is a life saver. If it is held back, lots of people will die.” He describes himself as “one of the lucky ones” who found out about Haelan in time to save his life, and he hopes that others can learn about it as well.

Nina Presniakov has advanced breast and bone cancer, and she is now called a survivor. Nina was diagnosed in 1996 with advanced breast cancer, which had metastasized to her clavicle, hips, and spine. In 1996, the doctors offered surgery only as a symbolic effort against the cancer. Nina elected not to have any kind of surgery, radiation, or chemotherapy. She made significant lifestyle changes, and after six months she also began drinking a bottle a day of Haelan. Three months later, she surprised her doctor by returning to his office with no signs of cancer. Her son Alexander reported to me in our most recent conversation (January 14, 1999) that Nina is currently doing “magnificently.” Followup mammograms a few days earlier illustrated that the cancer was still “in remission.”

The only evidence that the cancer was ever there is some shadowing in her breasts described as “scar tissue.” Essentially, this scar tissue is the dead tumor that is being reabsorbed and eliminated from her body. Alexander tracks changes in this scar tissue through the mammograms his mother receives. Nina currently takes approximately 1/2 bottle of Haelan daily to support the elimination of the scar tissue. “The scar tissue is traveling up and out of her system. I can actually see small striations moving out of the breast, and the Haelan is a potent means of extracting this tissue by cleansing the body,” Alexander notes.

Alexander excitedly explains, “I have seen my [eightyyear old] mother come full circle. Her cancer is gone, she has lost excess weight, and she is more physically active and energetic. I feel her overall constitution has greatly improved. People have started to notice she has regained her vigor, her skin looks rejuvenated, and she has rosy cheeks!” Nina is scheduled for further testing (thermography) to confirm that the cancer is gone.

Interestingly, Alexander’s father, who has suffered from severe Parkinson’s disease, began taking two tablespoons of Haelan per day. He has experienced a 90% reduction in tremors. He used to fall down daily, and he has not fallen since beginning the Haelan supplementation.

Obviously there are many facets to Haelan technology and the lives it touches. Remember, Haelan is much more than just tofu or soy food. It is special because of its processing and its concentration of usable anticancer agents. Also, because of its seeming usefulness in treating cancerous illness, its history alone sends a message of hope to those who are seeking to be healed.

Donna Sage, M.S.S.A. is a holistic health consultant specializing in nutritional support for the cancer patient. With degrees in psychology and social work, she is especially interested in the benefits of whole food nutrition and soy. She can be reached toll free at 8776554433, or visit her web site at

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