Dr Michael B. Schachter

Self-Help Cancer, performs a valuable service to cancer patients, by providing both answers and further direction in the search for CAM (complementary and alternative medical) cancer treatments.

There has not been much emphasis in conventional medicine on dealing with the possible causes that have brought about cancer and, by possibly dealing with that, one might be able to affect the course of the illness. The general orientation of the CAM cancer specialist is somewhat different. The body has the ability to heal itself given the right circumstances and, when cancer develops, it is because of some kind of breakdown in the body's systems.

Numerous in vitro and animal studies provide evidence for the cancer-killing effects of nutrients and other natural substances. These substances are frequently damaging to cancer cells, but protective of normal cells. Furthermore, these same nutrients are synergistic with conventional treatments, improving therapeutic results and reducing the toxic side effects of conventional treatments.

This website provides an entry point to the multi-faceted world of complementary, alternative and integrative medicine, with important advice for cancer patients seeking the most effective therapies for their condition.


Michael B. Schachter M.D., the medical director of the Schachter Center for Complementary Medicine, is a magna cum laude graduate of Columbia College, and received his M.D. degree from Columbia's Physicians & Surgeons in 1965. He is board certified in psychiatry, a certified nutrition specialist, and has achieved advanced proficiency in chelation therapy from the American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM).

Dr Schachter has been involved with alternative and complementary medicine since 1974. He is a recognized leader in orthomolecular psychiatry, nutritional medicine, chelation therapy for cardiovascular disease, and alternative cancer therapies. Co-author of The Food Connection (1979) and Food, Mind and Mood (1980, 1987) and author of The Natural Way to a Healthy Prostate (Keats, 1995), Dr Schachter was a major contributor to Alternative Medicine's Definitive Guide to Cancer (Future Medicine, 1997). His latest book is What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Depression (Warner, 2006). Being involved with several complementary medicine organizations, Dr Schachter was president of the American College for the Advancement of Medicine (ACAM) from 1989-91, and is a past president of the Foundation for the Advancement of Innovative Medicine (FAIM). A frequent lecturer to both professionals and the public, Dr Schachter is often a guest on radio and TV, speaking about health and related topics.

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