On today’s show, Dr. Oz sat down with Olivia Newton-John to talk about her breast cancer recurrence. The world-renowned singer and actress was treated for breast cancer 25 years ago and discovered this past spring that it had returned when a painful metastasis was found in her sacrum. She had radiation treatment which relieved her pain and is on a regimen of natural herbs and minerals, including a mix of strains of medical cannabis selected for her by her husband Amazon John Easterling.
Amazon John Easterling has been doing this type of work for the past 30 years. He calls himself a botanical treasure hunter and plant medicine formulator. Easterling’s original degree is in Environmental Studies and he founded the Amazon Herb Company in 1990. Amazon John’s years of Rainforest plant medicine experience have been frequently featured on television and in documentaries. He is especially passionate about cannabis as plant medicine and making it available to all. Amazon John is co-owner of a licensed cannabis farm in Oregon and maintains a personal research garden with 18 different cannabis strains in California.
Olivia didn’t go over all of the treatments the John has devised for her on the show, so we spoke with him to better understand the regimen. He told us it starts with love, prayer, and visioning. Which for Olivia includes fresh air, walking, and spending some time with her chickens, dogs, cats, and miniature horses.
According to Amazon John, the basic premise for her herbal treatments is to compromise the tumor (to stop the blood supply), activate an immune response, disable enox2 protein metabolic pathway (this is a protein often found in cancer cells), and enhance lymphatic drainage and detoxification. In addition, he chose a mix of specific cannabis strains to provide specific profiles of cannabinoids and terpenes.
Here is a look at her treatments:
- IV therapies including minerals, glutathione, and the following:
- Amazon herbs (like Camu Camu berry – a natural source of vitamin C, polyphenols, and quercetin
- Una de Gato barkan – an immune system activator and natural estrogen inhibitor
- Johns Formula 51 tincture – this is made with a mix of kief from 12 strains of cannabis. Kief refers to the resinous hair-like structures that grow on the cannabis plant and are dried. The kief contains a higher concentration of the medical components of cannabis than other parts.
In addition, Olivia takes a variety of additional supplements and herbs such as Boldo jurubeba quebra pedra, Camu, Samambaia, seven mushrooms, Graviola, Acetigens, vitamin D, vitamin K2, vitamin C, digestive enzymes, probiotics, and fiber.
To learn more about breast cancer, check out this fact sheet.