Rudolf Breuss

Rudolf Breuss (June 6, 1899 - May 17, 1990)[1] was an Austrian naturopath and alternative cancer treatment advocate.

Rudolf Breuss
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BornJune 6, 1899
DiedMay 17, 1990
OccupationNaturopath, writer

BiographyEdit

Breuss maintained that cancer lives on solid foods taken into the body, and that cancerous growths will die if a patient drinks only vegetable juices and herbal teas for 42 days.[2] Breuss stated that more than 45,000 people were cured following his treatment. He wrote a book titled The Breuss Cancer Cure: Advice for the Prevention and Natural Treatment of Cancer, Leukemia and Other Seemingly Incurable Diseases; according to a 1995 English translation, Cancer Cure has been translated into seven languages and has sold more than 1 million copies.

A senior nurse for Cancer Research UK stated that they did not support alternative therapies that were not backed by scientific evidence, and that following a restricted diet such as Breuss's could cause malnutrition.[2]

ReviewsEdit

A 2012 review of cancer diets named the Breuss diet as one of the most frequently mentioned, but cautioned there is no evidence to support taking these "cancer diets" and that they can be harmful.[3]

A 2014 review of cancer diets listed the Breuss diet as having no benefit and the underlying hypothesis is not compatible with scientific concepts of cancer.[4]

Selected publicationsEdit

  • Rudolf Breuss (1 January 1995). The Breuss Cancer Cure: Advice for the Prevention and Natural Treatment of Cancer, Leukemia and Other Seemingly Incurable Diseases. Alive Books. ISBN 978-0-920470-56-5. Retrieved 6 September 2013.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rudolf Breuss (1899-1990)". Bibliothèque nationale de France. Retrieved 18 April 2020.
  2. ^ a b Diane Taylor (10 September 2002). "Fruit cure for cancer?". The Guardian. Retrieved 2 August 2016.
  3. ^ Hübner, J; Marienfeld, S; Abbenhardt, C; Ulrich, CM; Löser, C (2012). "How useful are diets against cancer?". Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift. 137 (47): 2417–22. doi:10.1055/s-0032-1327276. PMID 23152069.
  4. ^ Huebner, Jutta (2014). "Counseling Patients on Cancer Diets: A Review of the Literature and Recommendations for Clinical Practice". Anticancer Research. 34 (1): 39–48.