Treating cancer without surgery, chemo or radiation

Dr. Brian Clement, Director of the Hippocrates Institute, explains how.

Last month, I visited with my friend Jackie Campisi (and husband Greg) in Stonington, CT. While enjoying a delicious and super-healthy, raw-vegan lunch on their patio, Jackie told me how she’d recently followed the Ann Wigmore, Hippocrates Institute approach in recovering from stage 4 metastatic cancer in her spine. Click here for Jackie’s story in the New London Day.

Dr. Brian Clement and wife Anna Marie

Dr. Brian Clement and wife Anna Marie

Hear Dr. Clement in Mystic, CT, on Sept. 9. Click here to view the flyer and to purchase your early-bird ticket for $20. The event will be held at the Mystic Marriott, beginning at 7 pm. I am unable to attend but donated a stack of signed copies of my book that will be used as door prizes.

Also, Jackie has already printed 300 copies of my 4Leaf Survey (now used by eCornell) and will offer them to anyone who’d like to estimate the percent of their daily calories from whole, plant-based foods.

Dr. Clement will speak on the topic “Power of Live Food to heal Diseases and Conquer Aging.”  In this lecture, he will address the half-century of work on disease and longevity conducted at the renowned Hippocrates Institute. These lifestyle protocols enabled Jackie to decrease inflammation & strengthen her immune system.

Dr. Max Gerson developed a cancer-treatment therapy that is similar to the one developed by Ann Wigmore.

Dr. Max Gerson developed a cancer-treatment therapy that is similar to the one developed by Ann Wigmore.

Reversing or Curing Cancer. Fact or Fiction? Unlike heart disease and type 2 diabetes—which are both almost totally reversible with a whole food, plant-based diet—curing cancer with food is a different story. The problem is that cancer may be growing in your body for 15 or 20 years before it can even be detected. And, oftentimes, it’s simply too late.

So the real name of the game is PREVENTION. You may have heard the phrase, “Your genes load the gun, but lifestyle choices (particularly our diet) pull the trigger.” As Dr. T. Colin Campbell (Cornell) has found in his fifty-year career in nutritional science, the cancer gene can be “turned on—AND off” with the introduction and removal of animal protein. (See video below).

In other words, you may have all the genes necessary for breast cancer to grow, but if you never turn those genes on, the cancer never begins. Take a few minutes to view this 10-minute video of Dr. Campbell, speaking last year on this subject.

No hard data on humans. Unfortunately, there are no studies on humans that prove the above. My “dream study” would be to put 1,000 people on a whole food, plant-based diet at birth and then monitor them for life. I would wager that NONE of them would die of cancer.

And because I believe that, I decided (at age 58) to eat a whole food, plant-based diet for the rest of my life. If there are some un-detected tumors in my body, then I am confident that my 4Leaf diet-style will either slow, stop or reverse them. Want to find out if you’re eating at the 4Leaf level? Print out a one-pager here and take our 4Leaf Survey

President Richard Nixon signs the National Cancer Act on December 23, 1971.

President Richard Nixon signs the National Cancer Act on December 23, 1971.

Our nation’s “War on Cancer” began 43 years ago and is, by far, the longest running war in the history of the United States. In fact, it’s longer than all of our military wars combined.

Over fifty of my nearly 900 blogposts have been on the subject of cancer. Here are a few of the more popular ones:

Meet Dr. Clement in Mystic, CT, on Sept. 9Click here to view the flyer for the event and to purchase your early-bird ticket for $20.

The following five books and one DVD can be purchased on Amazon for a grand total of less than $60—and will enable you to understand the overwhelming challenges we face—along with the single most-powerful solution of all.

Six-Pack from Hicks—for health, hope & harmony on planet Earth

  1. Healthy Eating, Healthy WorldThe “big picture” about food (our book)
  2. A life changer for millions, including James Cameron. Forks Over Knives DVD 
  3. An essential scientific resource: The China Study by Dr. T. Colin Campbell; the primary book that influenced Bill Clinton to adopt a whole food, plant-based diet.
  4. What have we done to our planet? Full Planet, Empty Plates by Lester Brown
  5. A horrifying wake-up call for leaders. TEN BILLION by Dr. Stephen Emmott
  6. Food choices are the primary cause of our environmental problems, yet our world leaders, scientists & experts are Comfortably Unawareby Richard Oppenlander.

Why should we be eating mostly plants? The “big picture” in 4 minutes.

Want to find out how healthy your family is eating? Take our free 4Leaf Survey. It takes 2 or 3 minutes and you can score it yourself. After taking the survey, please give me your feedback as it will be helpful in the development of our future 4Leaf app for smartphones. Send feedback to

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J. Morris Hicks, working daily to promote health, hope and harmony on planet Earth.

To order more of my favorite books—visit our online BookStore now For help in your own quest to take charge of your health, visit our 4Leaf page and also enjoy some great recipes from Lisa’s 4Leaf Kitchen. Got a question? Let me hear from you at Or give me a call on my cell at 917-399-9700.

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About J. Morris Hicks

A former strategic management consultant and senior corporate executive with Ralph Lauren in New York, J. Morris Hicks has always focused on the "big picture" when analyzing any issue. In 2002, after becoming curious about our "optimal diet," he began a study of what we eat from a global perspective ---- discovering many startling issues and opportunities along the way. In addition to an MBA and a BS in Industrial Engineering, he holds a certificate in plant-based nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies, where he has also been a member of the board of directors since 2012. Having concluded that our food choices hold the key to the sustainability of our civilization, he has made this his #1 priority---exploring all avenues for influencing humans everywhere to move back to the natural plant-based diet for our species.
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6 Responses to Treating cancer without surgery, chemo or radiation

  1. Lester Sukenik says:

    Jim, Dr. Brian Clement is a leading expert on a raw foods plant based diet including wheatgrass and green juices. Their institution in West Palm Beach, Florida is a go to destination for anyone looking for a natural way to heal from cancer and most diseases. Nice to see your recognition of their organization. I also would like you to include Dr. Bruce Lipton in your future posts. See the link below for a news letter he just published. He is one of the first to promote the science of epigenetics.

    If you need more information just e-mail me and I’ll provide you with his links.
    This man certainly gets the “BIG PICTURE” you are trying to convey to all!

    Best to you and keep up your wonderful work!


  2. shirleygagne says:

    Does plant-based mean vegan/vegetarian, or mainly plant-based, which is how I try to eat? However, I do eat meat once a week or so and am not sure that could be considered plant-based.

    • J. Morris Hicks says:

      Hi Shirley. Good question. First of all, eating simply “vegan” or “vegetarian” is not necessarily healthy. You could eat nothing but Diet Coke and potato chips and call yourself a vegan—and you’d be dead in a few months.The 4Leaf idea is to try to maximize the percentage of your calories that are derived from whole, plant-based foods, preferably still in nature’s package. We set the 4Leaf level at 80% or more from whole plants; not a perfect diet, but probably in the top 1 or 2% in the USA.

      As for meat, since we know that animal protein can turn cancer genes “on,” I would recommend avoiding ALL meat, dairy, eggs and fish—COMPLETELY AND PERMANENTLY. As for the most-perfect anti-cancer diet; Ann Wigmore, Dr. Clement and many others would probably call for a 100% raw vegan diet. While I would agree with them, I concluded that it was not practical for me—so I created the “4Leaf for Life” concept based on this statement by Dr. Campbell, “The closer we get to eating a diet of whole, plant-based foods, the better off we will be.”

  3. Leo S. says:

    Here is a link showing persons who have had cancer and made lifestle changes.

  4. Monica says:

    My daughter, now 5, was conceived while I was vegan and is being raised on a WFPB diet. I’m sure there are more out there and I believe a study such as the one you mentioned, could be done.
    Thanks Mr Hicks for bringing to our attention this story!

  5. Larry Jones says:

    I plan to celebrate nine years of plant-based diet this coming October 15–was diagnosed with aggressive cancer on September 15, 2005. My wife overcame lupus after having it 15 years. My body has become extremely alkaline vs acidic–cancer cannot live in an alkaline environment. My body is totally pain free at 73 years of age–no medications except eye pressure drops. We deviate from the plant-based diet when on the road but adhere to it very closely when at home.

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