Dr Hans Nieper

Dr. Hans Nieper's legacy lives on

GERMANY, USA -- It is sadly ironic that just as Germany's fabled medical innovator Hans A. Nieper's book setting forth his vision for medicine was coming into print in the USA the pioneer was dying in his native country (see ICHF Newsletter III:I, 1999).

Even so, his philosophical legacy at least lives on in the inspired pages of The Curious Man (Garden City NY: Avery., 188 pp., trade paperback, $13.95; 1999), co-written with Arthur D. Douglas, a veteran biochemical and biological researcher, and Gene S. Eagle-Oden, an electrical engineer and management expert whose last decade and a half have been spent in promoting complementary/natural therapies, particularly those pioneered by Hans Nieper.

In this running commentary/assay, Dr. Nieper detailed not only the history of the laetrile controversy and the effective anti-cancer drugs it spawned, but he made plain his vision for medicine's future.

He wrote:

"Many members of the orthodox medical faculty have been blinded by the pharmaceutical establishment. They see only (bio) chemical phenomena in health and disease; they largely ignore the entirety of the human organism.

"But without allowing growth and change, there soon will no longer be a place for today's orthodox therapies. If orthodox therapeutic medicine wants to join in our vision of a new biology, it will need to close the gap, which is comparable to abandoning the quill pen for the computer."

Hans A. Nieper MD, the author of some 360 research papers, and involved most of his life with finding answers to cancer, multiple sclerosis, bone disorders, aging, diabetes, kidney and cardiac disease, is also noted for his work in physics.

His widely respected "shielding theory of gravity" asserts that there is an inextricable relationship between the energy of the universe, the body's cellular energy, and individual personal health. This is detailed in his book Dr. Nieper's Revolution in Technology and Medicine.

Dr. Nieper, who was influential in US President Bill Clinton's failed effort at healthcare reform, has shared his vision of what can be accomplished:

"In Germany, Japan, and many other countries, the medical establishment has succeeded in balancing the need for regulations and standards with the patient's right to choose from and to have free access to all modalities of treatment.

"Using existing scientific knowledge and research, these nations have developed standards and guidelines for therapies that fall outside of the traditional parameters of the pharmaceutical industry.

"For example, treatments prescribing nutritional health-food supplements and herbal preparations are readily given. As a result, physicians in these countries can prescribe the natural agents, and patients can purchase and use them on their own with a reasonable assurance of their purity and safety.

"Such a system provides more options and a broader spectrum of medical treatment."

He added:

"The majority of alternative remedies for the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases are of natural (biological) origin or formulation and are nontoxic.

"Therefore, they could be produced as nutrient, natural-substance, or self-treatment remedies, and could be sold as such. This would make them subject simply to the rules of the free marketplace, just as foods are. They would become far less expensive than the proprietary toximolecular medications offered by the orthodox medical and pharmaceutical establishment."

Of his long battle for the recognition of laetrile (amygdalin, nitriloside, vitamin B17) and its byproducts, Dr. Nieper synthesized:

"The whole laetrile affair is not without some positive irony; today's research gives high priority to gene-repairing agents in treating cancer, and deals primarily with the functional aldehydes, of which Laetrile -- damned by US orthodox medicine -- was among the first.

"For over twenty years, ureyl-mandelonitrile [developed from laetrile research] has been the mainstay of my clinic at Hannover and for my work at the Paracelsus Silbersee Hospital. I continue to observe the greatest clinical results I have seen in forty years when higher doses are administered more frequently."

Article copyright Newsletter of the International Council for Health Freedom.


By Michael L. Culbert

In Memoriam: Dr. Hans Nieper

This past October, society suffered a terrible loss. Renowned cancer doctor, Hans Nieper, died at age 73. Dr. Nieper from Hanover, Germany was famously known as the cancer doctor to many.

Dr. Nieper served as the president of the German Association of Vacuum Field Energy and past president of the German Oncology Society. Hans began challenging conventional medicine at an early age. In the early '50s he completed his doctoral examinations with an explanation of autoimmune diseases -- a concept considered revolutionary at the time. During 1955 and '56 he joined Professor Druckrey's cancer research laboratory in Freiburg. He recognized then that cancer therapy (treating cancer with poisonous cytostatic substances) was on the wrong track. Following further clinical activities from 1956 to 1958, in Hamlin, he joined the Paul Ehrlich Institute in Frankfurt. During that year Dr. Nieper conceived and developed a number of new, medically effective substances that laid the foundation for later worldwide fame. Among his distinguished patients were John Wayne, Yul Brynner, William Holden, Princess Caroline of Monaco. He even advised President Reagan. To not only those people, but many others, he stood out as a renowned scientist, a wonderful healer.

One of his most important quotes was: "Cancer must not be treated as a local disease. Cancer attacks the whole body, and therefore one has to strengthen the whole body."

Throughout his distinguished medical career, Dr. Hans Nieper did not accept a negative answer when it came to treating chronic illnesses. He was involved in researching and defining the ways provided to us to prevent illness and heal ourselves through nature. Hans defined the vital role that the body's biochemistry plays in its overall well being.

Dr. Nieper recognized in the years of scientific advancement that orthodox medicine became so involved with the pharmaceutical and technical advancements, it lost sight of nature's part. It developed remedies that destroyed the cancer cells, but in the process also destroyed other immune cells. Diet and nutritional therapies were ignored. A weakened immune system gives the cancer cells a second chance. By recognizing this and the wholeness of life, Dr. Nieper developed natural (orthomolecular) therapies for treating not only cancer, but other chronic illnesses. He published over 360 articles and essays relating to his work and therapies. These writings are filed in the USA at the Admiral Ruge Archives of the Brewer Science Library, Richland Center, Wisconsin. His book titled, "Dr. Nieper's Revolution in Technology, Medicine and Society," advances our knowledge in several fields and explains the inextricable relationship between the body's cellular energy and our own personal health.

Besides his work in oncology, Dr. Nieper has also been involved with vacuum field energy research. He identifies that the spaces between atomic matter are not empty but filled with energy called vacuum field energy. It is being researched for the many useful forms of energy that it can provide and its ability to improve the health state of cells and the entire being.

Among his many distinguished affiliations, Dr. Nieper was a member of the New York Academy of Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and honorary president of the International Academy of Preventive Medicine.

It is a personal loss for the Center for Frontier Sciences for he honored the Center by serving on its Advisory Board and presenting a lecture at Temple University in March of '97. The Center is so grateful for the support that he provided and the collection of his work that is part of its archives.

Even during his last days on earth, he endured failing health but did not allow it to stop him from seeing his patients. Dr. Hans Nieper was the true definition of a doctor -- dedicated to his practice and willing to sacrifice his life so that others may live.

The Center for Frontier Sciences.


When your body is injured in any way, the cells surrounding the injury reproduce to replace those cells harmed. The cells know when to stop reproducing once the injured area has been "filled in."

In the case of cancer, however, one cell gets the idea to reproduce for no obvious reasons - and begins to do so. These cells form a hard lump. We call this cancer.

Often a cell from this lump- or tumor will spread to another part of the body. They begin to reproduce and do not respond to the "stop" signal! No one knows exactly why.

In order to prevent this maverick reproduction of cells the immune system needs to be activated to enforce the "stop" signal. We can help this process by following the basic principles of an anti-cancer diet and lifestyle.

Vitamins are part of this lifestyle and should be taken with meals. Use only natural vitamins. Vitamin injections can be used when possible and vitamin E should he taken before meals. Most important, the North American diet must be changed and a new commitment to whole natural foods implemented. Remember, food is your best medicine.

All anti-cancer diets should include grains, nuts, seeds and brown unpolished rice. Millet cereal is a good source of protein.

Eat wheat, oats and bran and plenty of cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage and cauliflower. Also consume yellow and deep orange vegetables: canteloupe, carrots, pumpkins, squash and yams.

Fresh cabbage and carrot juice are used in clinics around the globe. Dr Hans Nieper, cancer researcher, uses both of these juices in his clinic with good results.

Apples, berries, Brazil nuts, almonds, cherries, grapes, legumes and plums all help fight cancer. (Berries protect the DNA from damage.)

Do not eat junk food: processed, refined flour and foods, hydrogenated or saturated fats, sugar, salt or any animal protein. Never eat luncheon meat, hot dogs, smoked or cured meats and restrict consumption of dairy products to a little live yogurt, kefir milk or raw cheese.

Because of potential low-level radiation leakage, avoid microwave ovens. Use only stainless steel or glassware for cooking. Do not sit too close to television sets: stay at least eight feet away. Avoid all x-rays.

Avoid chemicals such as hair sprays, cleaning compounds, waxes, fresh paints and garden pesticides and herbicides. Do not use aerosol products.

Drink beet juice (from both roots and tops), carrot juice and asparagus juice often. Grape, black cherry and all dark-colored juices are good. So is black currant juice. Freshly pressed apple juice is good. Fruit juices are best taken in the morning and vegetable juices in the afternoon.

Exercise and freedom from stress are also important. Cancer is less prevalent in physically active people. (See Sports Advisory article 16).

We need to eat more high-fibre products, more fruit and vegetables and lead more active lives. Back to the way our ancestors lived.

Obesity is also linked to cancer, especially in women. Overweight women are more likely to develop cancer of the uterine lining and tend to do poorly once they have breast cancer. Fat seems to affect female hormones. The greater the amount of fat present the greater the amount of estrogen converted from androgen-like hormones and made into a much more potent form of the female hormone. Estrogen stimulates cells to divide in the breast and reproductive system.

Obesity in men may cause colon cancer. In women it can cause gall-bladder, cervical, uterine and breast cancer.

Herbs to take in your cancer prevention diet or cancer therapy program include black radish, dandelion, echinacea, red clover and pau d'arco. Many external cancers respond well to poultices made from comfrey, pau d'arco, ragwort and wood sage.


By James Balch and Phyllis Balch

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(Edited by Andrew W. Saul, with the assistance of Berke Durak and Michael Jolliffe. Peter Meiers wrote the introduction, and Barry Rosa contributed to this bibliography. Additions or corrections are welcomed.)

Dr. Hans Alfred Nieper, late of Hannover, Germany, was an oncologist consulted by prominent persons including Red Buttons, Yul Brynner and Ronald Reagan. He was president of the German Society of Oncology. Dr. Nieper was outspoken against fluoridation, as witnessed in his book "Revolution in Medizin und Gesundheit." His last work was a German translation, with commentary, of Ralph Moss' "Questioning Chemotherapy.")

Nieper, H.A. and Blumberger, K., The Effectiveness of Electrolyte Carrier Compounds on Myocardial Metabolism, Illustrated by Magnesium and Potassium Aspartate, Ärztl. Forsch. 15:305-309 (1961) (No known electronic link)

Nieper, H.A., Experimental Bases and Clinical Use of Electrolyte Carrier Compounds. Ärztl Forsch. 15:510-514 (1961) (No known electronic link)

Nieper, H.A. and Kohler, L., Investigation of Potassium and Magnesium 2--Aminoethylphosphate, Ärztl Forsch. 16:641 (1962) (No known electronic link)

Nieper, H.A. and Kohler, L., Investigation of Potassium and Magnesium Nicotinylaspartate. Ärztl. Forsch. (1966) (No known electronic link)

Nieper H.A., Köhler F., "A salt of a nitrogen-containing ester of phosphoric acid and the therapeutic applications thereof", Brit. Patent 1,092,185, appl. April 21, 1965, pat. Nov. 22, 1967. (Abstract available at ESpaceNet)

Nieper H.A., "Therapeutically effective calcium diorotate", US Patent 3,621,024, filed Nov. 13, 1968, pat. Nov. 16, 1971 (No known electronic link)

Nieper H.A., "The Nieper Regimen: A biological approach to the control of cancer", Cancer Control J. Vol.2, No.5:1-6 (1974) (Available at Brewer Science Library)

Nieper H.A., "A medical approach to a cancer therapy of low toxicity and long-time perspective. The Nieper Regimen", Cancer Control J. Vol.2, No.5:7-9 (1974) (Available at Brewer Science Library)

Nieper H.A., "Sollten Tetrazycline immunsuppressiv wirken?", Praxis-Kurier No. 34:16 (1981) (No known electronic link)

Nieper H.A., "Dr. Nieper assails the NCI ´laetrile trials´", reprinted from Health World News, Westlake Village, CA, Febr. 1982; Cancer Control J. Vol.6, No.1-6:83 (1982) (No known electronic link)

Nieper, H.A., Hanover West Germany, International Academy of Preventive Medicine (1984) (No known electronic link)

Nieper H.A., "Der Eklat ist vorprogrammiert: Die Behandlung der Multiplen Sklerose", Raum & Zeit No.15:8-11 (1985)

Nieper H.A., "Conversion of gravity field energy: Dr. Nieper´s Revolution in Technology, Medicine and Society", USA, 1985. (Available at NuTech 2000 and at Brewer Science Library)

Nieper H.A., "Fluor: Gefahr für die Gesundheit", Diagnosen No.2:67 (1986) (No known electronic link)

Nieper H.A., "Umweltbedingte Krebsursachen", Dtsch. Z. Onkologie 20:102 (1988) (No known electronic link)

Nieper H.A., "Fluor: Sondermüll zur Vorbeugung?", Raum & Zeit 13:61-62 (1994) (No known electronic link)

Nieper H.A., "Kat-Autos schädigen das Immunsystem", Raum & Zeit No.78:84-86 (1995) (Quotations available at Naturheilpraxis)

Nieper H.A., "Linus Pauling: Der Visionär", Raum & Zeit No.81:49-51 (1996) (Available at Kundenserver)

Moss R., "Fragwürdige Chemotherapie. Entscheidungshilfen für die Krebsbehandlung", German translation of Ralph Moss´s "Questioning Chemotherapy", with preface and commentaries, by Dr. Hans A. Nieper, Haug Verlag, Heidelberg 1997 (Available at Amazon)

Nieper H.A., "Revolution in Medizin und Gesundheit", 2nd. edition, MIT Verlag, Oldenburg, 1998 (Available at Miterverlag)

Nieper H.A., Alexander A.D., Eagle-Oden G.S., "The curious man: The life and works of Dr. Hans A. Nieper", Avery Publishing Group, Dec. 1998 (Available at Brewer Science Library and Amazon)