From “How come ?” to “How ?”

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I always get a kick out of presenting how my late father, Mirko Beljanski, PhD., spent his life studying DNA at the Pasteur Institute in Paris, France, where he made a fundamental discovery: the secondary structure of DNA is altered when it is exposed to chemicals from the environment.

He went on to demonstrate that the process of DNA destabilization is cumulative and once started, it gains momentum from continued exposure to environmental pollutants. By doing so, he provided the scientific basis to what is now known as environmental medicine.

He also showed how this destabilization of DNA eventually triggers unregulated gene expression and increased DNA replication. This approach was looked upon as revolutionary when first published. (1) Nowadays, the epidemic of cancer has unfortunately fully validated my father’s findings. (By the way, weren’t we supposed to win the war against cancer by 2000?)

Hence the next question: How to AVOID environmental toxins to the fullest possible extent, RESTORE the body’s balance, and ACHIEVE homeostasis?

Recently, I had a full room at the Navel Expo in Melville NY, and my presentation was received with plenty of questions! Obviously my topic: “The Beljanski Approach to Wellness” did resonate well with my audience.

After my talk, many people stopped by the booth of The Beljanski Foundation to purchase books about my father’s work, and get copies of the scientific publications resulting from the recent research programs sponsored by The Foundation.

 From “How come ?” to “How ?”Please visit the website “” and help us fund the new program on glioblastoma! Glioblastoma is a significant challenge because it is the most common and aggressive brain tumor and it is very difficult to treat. Despite improved technology for earlier diagnosis, no significant progress has been made with this cancer. For this reason, The Beljanski Foundation intends to explore the efficacy of the plant extract, Pao pereira, against glioblastoma in laboratory studies and in animal models.

(1) “The Regulation of DNA Replication and Transcription” by Mirko Beljanski, PhD.
Just in time for the 30th anniversary of the original Karger publication, a 3rd Edition has been published, which includes scientific commentary and evidentiary support of Mirko Beljanski’s groundbreaking discoveries provided by Dr. Devra Davis, PhD, MPH.

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The French Secret secret©

I was recently asked what is the story behind the name French Secret, the line of skincare products using high-quality essential oils and nourishing botanicals.

Well, everybody knows now that “entrepreneur” is a French word (since the historical “gaffe” -another French word – by George Bush). But few know that “aromatherapy “ is also a French word.

gattefosse 300x200 The French Secret secret©We owe the term “aromatherapie” (in English “aromatherapy“, “aromaterapia” in Spanish, etc .) to Rene-Maurice Gattefossé (1881-1950). Famously in 1910, after a laboratory explosion, Gattefossé, a French chemical engineer specializing in the fields of cosmetics and perfumes, plunged his burned hand in a solution of essential oil of lavender and observed immediate relief. In the following days, he experienced ultra-fast recovery without infection or scarring and started to analyze the chemical properties of essential oils and how they were used to treat burns, skin infections, gangrene, and wounds in soldiers during World War I.  In 1928, Gattefossé founded the science of aromatherapy. By the 1950s, when Gattefossé passed away, massage therapists, beauticians, nurses, physiotherapists, doctors, and other healthcare providers were using aromatherapy.

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The ECIM Congress in Serbia

What an extraordinary display of love and respect for the memory of Dr. Mirko Beljanski at the 7th European Congress of Integrative Medicine, which took place last week in Belgrade, Serbia!

Not only was the Congress (ECIM) dedicated to his memory, but a documentary movie on his life and major scientific achievements was presented at the opening session. In addition, copies of Morton Walker’s book “Cancer’s Cause, Cancer’s Cure” that had been translated into Serbian arrived just in time for the opening session and were distributed to all Congress participants (the book was also available in English).

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Sylvie and Monique Beljanski and others speakers presenting their diplomas

People who contributed to the success of the Congress received beautiful diplomas with gold plated inlays, showcasing the drawing of the likeness of Mirko Beljanski, as it appears on the logo of The Beljanski Foundation.

It was really a great Congress, with enough very interesting conferences covering various approaches to integrative science and therapies to satisfy the most curious minds. And of course, since any gathering in a Slavic country has to be filled with music and dance, this one was no exception. With a wonderful display of friendship, this Congress offered a perfect mind-body connection.

Check all the pictures on the facebook page of The Beljanski Foundation.

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The Legacy Lives On

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I am pleased to announce that The Beljanski Legacy, a short film about the life and discoveries of my father, Mirko Beljanski, PhD, was screened for VIPs in the U.S., and will be premiered in Europe at ECIM – the prestigious conference of integrative medicine.
This moving documentary traces his humble beginnings in Serbia through his discoveries on the nature of DNA while at The Pasteur Institute in Paris.
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Mondo Well

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Left to right: Dr Gaynor, Dr Perez Garcia, Sylvie Beljanski, Dr Hall and Alex Lubarsky

“Mondo Well”, in NYC, always attracts its share of wellness-oriented, cause-focused and integrative doctors, health-minded celebrities and bestselling authors. This recent program was no different, with Dr. Perez Garcia, Dr. Mitchel Gaynor, Dr. Jane Goldberg, Dr. Vastola, Dr. John Hall and myself among the main speakers.

While the United Nations focuses on climate change as the main upcoming danger for the environment, the concern at Mondo Well was more about the increasing toxicity and the epidemic of cancer. A highly suitable platform to present the work of Mirko Beljanski- coined as the father of Environmental Medicine- and the recent publications resulting from the collaboration of The Beljanski Foundation and Kansas University Medical Center.

Natural Source was also present with a booth, and we could not resist filming Dr Jane Goldberg when she spoke about the Beljanski® products as well as Recipe for Health ™, from the Targetage® line.

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