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Lectures & Events: Upcoming

The Latest Developments in 
Integrative Cancer Treatment

2016 International Conference
sponsored by
the International Journal of Phytotherapy

Tuesday, June 21st    9am - 4pm
Rydges Exhibition Street
Melbourne, Australia

Thursday, June 23rd    9am - 4pm
Rydges North Sydney
Sydney, Australia

Dr. Schachter will speak at this Australian conference about the latest integrative clinical approaches to cancer treatment. Covered topics will include: the potential dangers of diagnostic tests, cancer as a metabolic disease, problems with conventional strategies, why the results of conventional treatment for stage IV cancers are so poor, problems with the integrative approach to cancer, should lifestyle and nutrition changes be used only for the prevention of cancer, selected case histories illustrating how certain nutritional therapies may be used to prevent recurrences, bias of conventional cancer treatments for cancer, how IV nutritional therapies may be helpful, and how to put together a reasonable, full program that is relatively non-toxic, and has a reasonably good chance of being successful. For further information about this conference, see the IJOP website.

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Lectures & Events: Past

New Developments in 
Integrative Cancer Therapies

15th Annual Integrative
Medicine Cancer Conference of
Breast Cancer Options

Sunday, April 17th, 2016    8am - 4pm
SUNY New Paltz Lecture Center
New Paltz, New York

Dr. Schachter spoke about the nature of cancer and how the prevailing view of most oncologists may NOT be correct. He discussed cancer as a mitochondrial-metabolic disease rather than a somatic-mutation nuclear disease. Cancer stem cells and their resistance to chemotherapy and radiation was discussed. Relatively non-toxic approaches may be used to help cancer patients in ways other than just supporting conventional treatments. Among the strategies discussed were: salvestrols, vitamins D and K2 (MK4), IV C drips, IV alpha lipoic acid drips and oral low dose naltrexone. 

Salvestrols: the Natural Answer to Cancer
Found in Organic, Non-Hybridized Plants

1st Annual Conference of 
the Paleo-Primal-Price Foundation

Saturday, November 21st, 2015
Southbridge Resort and Conference Center
Southbridge, Massachusetts

Dr. Schachter will speak at this important inaugural conference of the PPPF, an organization formed to promote the Paleo, Primal and Weston Price communities. He will be discussing the therapeutic use of salvestrols in cancer. Further information about this conference can be found here.

The Role of Cancer Stem Cells in Cancer
and How to Manage Them

Annie Appleseed Project One-Day Meeting

September 19th
St. Bart's Church, 325 Park Ave (51st St), NY, NY

Dr. Schachter spoke at this NYC conference on Complementary and Alternative Cancer Therapies about cancer and stem cells, discussing the therapeutic choices available. A link to further information about this conference might still be here.

Salvestrols: A Nutritional Strategy
for Cancer Patients

Cancer Control Society
43rd Annual Cancer Convention

September 5th, 6th and 7th, 2015
Sheraton Universal, Universal City, CA

Dr. Schachter spoke at this important conference about the therapeutic use of Salvestrols in cancer. This conference was for the general public as well as professionals. More information about this might still be had here.

Cancer and Stem Cells

Dr. Schachter was interviewed on internet radio 
Survive and Live Well
a show hosted by Elyn Jacobs

Dr. Schachter was interviewed on June 16th at 1:00 PM discussing Cancer and Stem Cells, as well as the therapeutic choices available. You may still listen to it here.

Understanding Cancer: 
New Strategies for Prevention and Treatment.

CARE - The Cancer Awareness Research Exchange 

Thursday, May 14th at 7:00 PM

Dr. Schachter lectured at the CARE Support Group Meeting in Ridgewood, NJ on Understanding Cancer: New Strategies for Prevention and Treatment. In this lecture, Dr Schachter debunked the current predominant theory on the nature of cancer and offered an alternative based on the works of Warburg and Seyfried. He maintains that conventional oncology should not be accepted as a given, and that various non-toxic strategies should be used synergistically instead.
Dr. Schachter's approach combines numerous non-toxic therapies. He highlighted the use of citric acid, salvestrols, the fat soluble vitamins, minerals, the Beljanski products and "smart sugars" to prevent and treat cancer.

CARE - The Cancer Awareness Research Exchange - is a local, non-profit support and information organization formed to help people make intelligent decisions about their treatment, to facilitate awareness of the latest progress in all fields, and share experiences and concerns with those in similar circumstances. CARE meetings are open to all who have an interest in alternative health care: medical professionals, patients, students, care-givers, and to those who wish to increase their knowledge in order to help others. 

The CARE group meets the second Thursday of every month at the Ridgewood United Methodist Church on Dayton Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ. The church is located in the center of town, opposite the park. Meetings are held in the East End Conference Room, next to the church parking lot. CARE is totally run by volunteers and they will value your help. A $5 donation at the welcoming table helps to cover basic expenses. For further information, email harveykunzNOSPAM@hotmail.com removing the NOSPAM in the email address.

Innovative Strategies for Cancer Patients

Orthomolecular Health-Medicine Conference

March 28th - 29th
Golden Gateway Holiday Inn, San Francisco

Dr. Schachter spoke at the 19th annual OHMS Conference on Sunday, March 29th, on some of the latest therapies for managing cancer, including the use of salvestrols and citric acid. More information about the OHM Society can be found on their website here. 

How to Prevent and Manage Cancer

The Fearless Parent Radio Show

Monday, February 23rd at 7:00 PM

Dr. Schachter appeared on the Fearless Parent Radio Show with hostess Kelley Brogan MD. This show can still be accessed online here.

The theme of the show was on how to prevent and manage cancer. Dr. Brogan and Dr. Schachter spoke about some of the topics that were discussed at the Functional Forum Conference on January 5th, 2015. A summary of that lecture, the video, as well as the transcript with added topics can be accessed below.

Evolved Oncology: Lessons for Primary Care

The Functional Forum

Monday, January 5th, 2015
Live from New York at 8:00 PM, EST

Dr Schachter spoke at this special event which was streamed and still can be seen online on YouTube.

The theme for this event was a discussion on cancer and Dr Schachter, along with Nicholas Gonzalez MD and Gabriel Hoffman MD, were keynote speakers. 

You may now see a YouTube video of this event online, at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6J5ZZil_sR8

Note: By clicking on the above link, you will be able to view the entire Functional Forum's program on Integrative Oncology presented on January 5, 2015. Dr. Schachter's presentation was the first formal presentation and begins about 10 minutes into the program. Dr. Gonzalez's very interesting lecture is the second presentation. There is also the panel, which responds to questions from the chairperson and the audience. There were some technical problems with the sound system during the presentation. The full transcript of Dr. Schachter's presentation which includes additional information that could not be included at the conference because of time constraints, can be viewed here.

In this lecture, Dr. Schachter discussed his views on the prevention and treatment of cancer at the Schachter Center. He starts by questioning some of the strategies of conventional oncology, including radiation for breast cancer. He then attempts to answer the questions as to what causes cancer and why we have such an epidemic of it at the present time.

He cites the research of Otto Warburg as to the nature of cancer and the work of Brian Peskin as it relates to this epidemic. This discussion leads to recommendations made to patients at the Center.

Next he discusses how the enzyme CYP1B1 appears in cancer cells, but not in normal cells, and how the natural substances called salvestrols may be used to help prevent cancer and manage cancer patients. These salvestrols react with the CYP1B1 enzyme to form metabolites that stimulate programmed cell death in cancer cells.

Other strategies used at the Schachter Center, such as the recommendations of fat-soluble vitamins D, A and K2 as well as glycobiology were also discussed. 

Alternative Approach to Cancer

The Sustainable Living & Alternative Health Show

Monday, September 8th, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
88.5 WMNF Radio

Dr. Schachter was interviewed on the Sustainable Living & Alternative Health Show, on Florida radio station 88.5 WMNF, hosted by Rob Lorei, on September 8th at 10:00 AM. 

If you missed the show, the podcast is available on the following website: www.wmnf.org/programs/392 

Searching for Answers for Cancer Patients
Part I and Part II

Dr. Schachter was interviewed on internet radio 
Survive and Live Well
a show hosted by Elyn Jacobs

Dr. Schachter was interviewed on December 10th, 2013 and on January 21st, 2014 for parts I and II of an informative discussion starting with the current standard of cancer care all the way to the latest therapies that alternative medicine has to offer. A podcast of Part I can be heard here. A podcast of Part II can be heard here. 

Elyn Jacobs has also summarized both interviews on her website. The summary of Part 1 is here. And Part II can be found here.

Dr. Schachter was also interviewed in June of 2013 on Elyn Jacobs's show, Survive and Live Well. The Ketogenic Diet, as well as Salvestrols was discussed. If you missed this, the podcast is now available here.

An earlier interview by Ms. Jacobs of Dr. Schachter, from December 2012, can be found here.

Searching for Answers for Cancer Patients
Part III

Dr. Schachter was interviewed on internet radio 
Survive and Live Well
a show hosted by Elyn Jacobs

Dr. Schachter was interviewed on February 11th, 2014, for part III of an informative discussion which starts with the current standard of cancer care and then proceeds to the latest therapies that alternative medicine has to offer. See below for info on parts I and II. The podcast for this interview can be heard here.

Elyn Jacobs has written a summary of this interview, which can be seen here.

Searching for Answers for Cancer Patients
Part IV

Dr. Schachter was interviewed on internet radio 
Survive and Live Well
a show hosted by Elyn Jacobs

Dr. Schachter was interviewed on March 25th, 2014, for part IV of this discussion which finalizes Dr. Schachter's views on the current standard of cancer care and the latest therapies that alternative medicine has to offer. A link to the podcast for this interview is here.  See above for info on parts I, II and III. Elyn Jacobs has written a summary of this interview, which can be seen here.

Preventing and Managing Violent Behavior

Dr. Schachter was interviewed on local cable TV 
Restoring Kids' Health Holistically
part of a series of shows hosted by Gracelyn Guyol

Dr. Schachter was interviewed on June 25 and again on July 2, discussing holistic, non-pharmaceutical alternatives which may help to alleviate the violent behavior exhibited by many young people today. Our news continues to be full of shocking incidents committed by children and teens, despite their being on prescribed meds. Dr. Schachter explained how making healthy changes in diet and balancing neurotransmitters through nutritional supplementation can bring vast improvement in childhood and young adult behavior.

The Schachter Center now has both DVDs of Dr. Schachter's two-show interview: Managing & Preventing Violent Behavior, Part 1 (June 25, 2013) and Managing & Preventing Violent Behavior, Part 2 (July 2, 2013), both available for purchase. (Other DVDs by Dr. Schachter are also available. See the list here.)

Gracelyn Guyol's press release for this show follows:

Press Release Submitted by Gracelyn Guyol:

Psychiatrist Offers Ways to Reduce Violent Behavior in Kids

Stonington, CT --While global media focused on potential gun legislation following the Newtown school shootings, author and cable TV producer Gracelyn Guyol began a new 13 show series of 55 minute interviews with medical practitioners on Restoring Kids Health Holistically, including seven episodes about effective, drug-free methods for treating violence and other mental disorders in children.

Two interviews of Michael B. Schachter, MD, on Preventing and Managing Violent Behavior will air June 25 and July 2, at 9 PM EST, on Comcast Channel 12. Dr. Schachter is a board certified psychiatrist, former president of the American College for Advancement in Medicine, and director of the Schachter Center for Complementary Medicine in Suffern, NY. He has treated mental illness for 30 years using nutritional, orthomolecular and environmental medicine before resorting to psychiatric drugs.

On June 25th, Dr Schachter explains why he treats integratively, beginning with what school shooters and many mass murderers have in common: use of SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors), a group of antidepressants known to trigger mania, psychosis, hostility, aggression, and suicide. Despite FDA "Black Box" warnings to this effect on all SSRIs, roughly 250 million prescriptions are filled each year due to pharmaceutical industry's influence over the American Medical Association and most physicians' education.

The second interview of Dr. Schachter, airing July 2, outlines a holistic, drug-free approach. Why a nutrient-dense, healthy diet is necessary for emotional balance. How lack of sleep, excess sugar, junk food and gluten intolerance or other allergies contribute to violence. Studies are introduced demonstrating how daily vitamin and mineral supplements reduce juvenile delinquency and that just one elevated toxin in children - lead - correlates with later criminality, making detoxification crucial to recovery. He explains the relationship between increased violence in kids and their high "body burden" of toxins from too many vaccines, chemicals, and environmental pollutants interfering with gene functions, and offers steps toward reversing this sad trend.


Check Here Often for Upcoming Media Appearances, Lectures, and other Center Events

Dr. Schachter and other members of our clinical staff often present lectures for the general public, as well as appear at various events where they discuss the latest advances in alternative medicine. Some important topics include:


Alternative cancer care


Cancer of the breast and prostate


ADD, ADHD, Autism


Alternative approaches to mental illness


How nutritional supplements can balance body chemistry


Women's health issues


Maintaining our youth as we age 


A frequent lecturer to both professionals and the public, Dr. Schachter is often a guest on radio and television, speaking about the latest advances in alternative and complementary medicine. For information about availability, please call the office at 845-368-4700.







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