How Genuine Essiac Got the Authentic Essiac Formula
The story of how Genuine Essiac got the authentic essiac formula is an unusual one to say the least. You can read our story below, or watch it if you prefer!
It all started in 1986. That was the year that my mother's boyfriend went into, of all places, a fish market and mentioned to the man at the fish market that he had lost his mother a few months earlier to pancreatic cancer.
As it turns out the man at this fish market was friends with Dr. Charles Brusch. Now, Dr. Brusch was President Kennedy's personal physician. He ran a research center in Cambridge, Massachusetts and that's the place where he worked alongside Rene Caisse for eight years to develop the original four herb Essiac Tea formula into an advanced eight herb formula.
When my mother's boyfriend came home and told everyone about the Essiac Tea, we told other people, and to our surprise, people went over to the fish market, tried it, and they started to get well. And that shocked us. We weren't expecting it to work as well as it did. So we kept telling people and they started telling more people as well. And eventually the people at the fish market were so inundated with people. They said, you know, "Could you guys help out and do this out of your home to help us out?" So we did for a while and that lasted for a while until that became unmanageable.
And that's when my mother started a cancer support group that met at her restaurant once a month. And when a TV show in New Hampshire called The Cathy Burnham Show found out about this support group and the results they were having, they invited my mother and some of the people from the group on a panel and the audience to be interviewed. So we were excited.
By then, it was 1992. It was good to see Mom on TV, but we were so naive. We had no idea what was gonna happen next. And that was that 1500 people would call the station the next day and say they wanted this. We were not a distributing entity at all. We just had a small support group. So, we had to, almost in a panic, ask Dr. Brusch what to do next. He set us up with some larger equipment, taught us how to make this. He enlisted me to help him to learn how to make the formula to satisfy that initial rush.
And what we thought would be the initial rush and maybe die down hasn't. We've done it ever since. We've done, I've done this and been around it for 36 years. It's been extraordinary to see what this has done for people. And I've loved being a part of this every step of the way.