Health & Nutrition

Curing cancer with algae – one man’s quest

January 5, 2014
AlgaeIndustryMagazine.com

Dr. Michael Kiriac (rt.) and Alain Forget, of Alain Forget Dairy Farm, evaluate Bio-Algae Concentrates (BAC) provided by BioSuperaliment Inc. in regards to a set of productivity markers for 20 dairy cows selected randomly from a herd of 50 Holsteins.

Dr. Michael Kiriac (rt.) and Alain Forget, of Alain Forget Dairy Farm, evaluate Bio-Algae Concentrates (BAC) provided by BioSuperaliment Inc. in regards to a set of productivity markers for 20 dairy cows selected randomly from a herd of 50 Holsteins.

In the 1970s, following the regrouping of small farms into large production centers, the Soviet Union was experiencing serious problems with epidemics of cancer and low productivity in their livestock populations.  The problems were so severe as to threaten the entire food supply of the country. The Soviet government mandated that universities and research centers conduct research to solve the problem.

In 1973, Michael Kiriac had just graduated from the University of Moldova, with a degree in Biology and Cellular Nutrition. During his time at the University he had focused studying natural vs. allopathic medicine. There he researched microalgae. He had realized early on that these miniature factories which turn out amazing amounts of nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, protein, and enzymes were a solution to health problems.  Because of his innovative approach to health, he was selected by the Moldova Academy of Sciences where he was assigned to various research projects in the region.

Dr. Kiriac and a small team of researchers began to test various types of algae with many species of animals. They were intrigued by some results that Japanese scientists were having with algae, particularly Chlorella. This is what pushed them to investigate many other algae, including 60 types of blue-green algae like Spirulina. For the next several years the team continued experimenting with hundreds of families and strains of algae. They were making significant progress, but frustratingly not sufficient to prevent cancers, which was their goal.

By 1978, the researchers had also developed advanced hydroponic growing processes and methods. One of these innovative methods was the use of bioreactors that enabled them to control and enhance the nutrients of the micro-algae in powerful ways.

These bioreactors were covered facilities housing man-made lagoons in which they could control temperature, movement, and nutrients – protecting the algae from airborne pollutants, too much sunlight, or ocean mercury. The bioreactors allowed for the discovery of many new processes and techniques for growing algae, sometimes almost by accident. By 1984 they had selected the best combination of algae with extraordinary nutritional value and antioxidant protections – hundreds of times more powerful than Vitamin E or Vitamin C. They made significant progress testing hundreds of algae blends, and by then they were able to prevent many diseases – including cancers – in over 20 species of animals. More importantly, besides preventing diseases, they had now achieved significant gain in animal productivity when working with species like chickens that can have several generations in one year. It was easy to observe the progress of the next generation getting stronger and healthier than the previous one. The team continued to experiment with ways to speed up the healing process and to achieve their goals with cancers. In total, over 1,000 algae were investigated. By 1984, they had achieved goals and results beyond their wildest dreams. They confirmed that the algae blend was able to prevent and stop the progress of cancers in all the animal groups tested.

April 26,1986 – A nuclear reactor accident occurs at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the Soviet Union (now Ukraine), creating the world’s worst nuclear disaster.

April 26,1986 – A nuclear reactor accident occurs at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the Soviet Union (now Ukraine), creating the world’s worst nuclear disaster.

In 1985, after the concept was complete and validated. Dr Kiriac was invited to join the Ministry of Agriculture as chief of the Nutrition Sciences department. He was asked to accelerate his research for application to the agriculture industry – specifically livestock.

A large poultry farm in Moldova was selected to be the research center and the proof of the concepts. He spent the next eleven years working on or with this facility, even while on other assignments and managing other projects.  Housing and research facilities were established for 600 workers and 200 researchers. The research center hosted up to 1½ million egg-laying chickens in several buildings surrounding the main research facility, each building holding 75,000 chickens.

The research center’s mandate was to:

  • Eradicate and prevent diseases on the farm (including cancers such as the Marek disease).
  • Increase animal productivity
  • Be as biologically organic as possible
  • Become profitable

Over the years, this project was able to achieve astounding animal health. The poultry achieved 100% prevention of the Marek cancer – with 50% of the newly-healed animals returning to lay eggs again. All this was achieved without the help of antibiotics, growth hormones, or other artificial means.

This farm gained an overall 20% in productivity as demonstrated by:

  • Less disease, larger and leaner animals
  • Larger eggs with stronger shells because of more calcium
  • Increased number of eggs per year by 18% (from 250 to 300 eggs)
  • Increased survival of new born chicks by 8% (from 90 to 98%)
  • Increased egg laying period by 30% (from 17 months to 24 months)

While this project was underway, three other large projects showed similar results in regards to preventing cancers and increasing productivity. A 15,000 dairy cow farm, a 54,000 pig’s farm and several mink farms totalling over 10,000 animals were selected because of recurring cancer epidemics. On each of those projects, the cancers were stopped and prevented within the first year, and other specie specific diseases were also prevented while each farm also showed productivity increases averaging at over 15%. During all those research years Dr. Kiriac kept alive his dream of finding solution to pancreatic cancer and other diseases. Though his mandate was animal research, he and many researcher and farm workers experimented with using the Bio-Algae with themselves, their family and their pets, and confirmed those health benefits obtained with the animals. Dr. Kiriac also supported several informal human studies and cases with local health clinics.

In 1986, Dr. Kiriac and his team were about to move to even larger trials when the Soviet Union experienced the worst nuclear disaster in history – the Chernobyl nuclear explosion of reactor 1. At least 160,000 children and 146,000 adults were victims of radiation poisoning, leading to thousands of deaths, birth defects, leukemia, cancers, thyroid disease, and degeneration of spinal fluids, liver, and bone marrow. Because of the results that Dr. Kiriac had been having, the Soviet government allowed Dr. Kiriac to work, in cooperation with the Health Ministry of Ukraine, to assist some victims suffering from radiation sickness. Major health improvements were observed in many of the people fed the Bio-Algae.

Typical results included:

  • A normalization of the cell counts in cases of leukemia in less than 21 days.
  • Strong regeneration of bone marrow, spinal fluids, blood, and liver.
  • Reduction in children’s urine radioactivity levels by 50% within 20 days.

Many recoveries were observed demonstrating the resilience of children: some experienced renewed health, even when the disease was so advanced that their eyeballs were bulging out of their sockets.  Today many are alive because of Bio-Algae Concentrates.

In 1995, years after the breakdown of the former Soviet Union, the economy of Dr. Kiriac’s country of Moldova’s had dropped to lowest ever. Dr. Kiriac accepted an offer for assistance in relocating to Canada. Once in Canada, Dr. Kiriac became aware of the significant levels of diseases in America – diseases that he was not accustomed to seeing in Eastern Europe such as diabetes, obesity, Alzheimer’s disease, heart and cardiovascular problems, and many cancers. He attributed these diseases to the poor nutrition habits, stress, pollution, the processes our foods are subjected to, and to addictions of sugar, alcohol, drugs, and fast foods. He also found there was a significant abuse and misuse of medication and supplements. In 1997, Dr. Kiriac brought Bio-Algae Concentrates to Canada to help people with these ailments, and several projects have already confirmed the results previously observed in Russia. Dr. Kiriac now lectures and works with other health practitioners and their human clients.

Today Bio-Algae Concentrates are grown with highly advanced technologies under strict quality assurance, and have been certified since 2008 under the Health Canada Natural Product program. Bio-algae concentrates are now marketed in the USA by BIOAGE.

Read the whole story in the published book “Awakening the Genius within” at  www.awakeningthegeniuswithin.com.

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