Dr Harald Stossier talks about cancer & the Mayr Cure

Dr. Harald Stossier - VIVAMAYR

Dr. Harald Stossier, a widely-respected medical professional, directs the prestigious VIVAMAYR Maria Worth clinic in Austria. He has studied under Dr. Rauch, one of Franz Xavier Mayr’s most notable students, who established the first stationery centre for the Mayr Cure. Dr. Stossier is well-versed in a variety of ailments, and he regularly lectures to doctors, practitioners and therapists about how to integrate traditional and complementary medicine. Treatments at VIVAMAYR Maria Worth are deeply rooted in the Mayr Cure and combined with the latest findings of modern holistic medicine. Below, Dr. Stossier shares his expertise on the Mayr Cure, complementary medicine and cancer.


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Q. What are the reasons that someone gets cancer?

A. There is not a single reason you can get cancer, but many factors play a role for all of us. During our life we develop a lot of possible cancer cells in our bodies. Our immune system is working very effectively every day to eliminate most of them. However, because of our extended life span, it is more likely that our bodies will develop cancer. Our lifestyle, eating habits, genetic predisposition, drugs, radiation, electromagnetic waves, chronic inflammation, loss of Circadian rhythm, etc. are all different causes of cancer.

Q. What are the protocols followed pre-, during and post- tumour removal surgery?

A. The most important point is that all therapeutic strategies have to be coordinated to guarantee success. So the naturalistic treatments do not need to be used exclusively; rather, they can work to support chemotherapy and/or radiation. Additionally, doctors must recognise that a patient is a person and that this person is the boss of the treatment. Because of this, treatments will vary from person to person.

For one patient, we started with the naturopathic treatment right after she was diagnosed and continued pre-, during, and post-surgery. We recommended some drips (Infusions) during surgery to protect the patient during the operation, and post-surgery, we started with a lot of different treatments to help her immune system fight against cancer in a natural way.

Q. What is the relevance and importance of food – one generally in life and secondly for a Cancer patient?

A. Nutrition is the whole story.

Nutrition is the result of the food we eat, but more importantly, it is affected by how we are able to digest the food that we have eaten. So, our eating habits are more important than the food itself. Of course, the quality of food is important; organic food is better than conventionally grown and produced food (especially for cancer patients), but we can all control how we eat.

This is the way we should eat. We must chew the food properly in order to start the process of digestion in the mouth. Chewing is also important because it produces saliva, which tells the body how to digest the food – not only in the mouth but throughout the entire digestive tract. If we do not chew properly, this is the first step of maldigestion. Therefore, chewing is crucial to the whole process of digestion, independent of the food we eat.

If we do not take care of our eating habits, we create a lot of maldigestion, including hyperacidity, which can be the beginning of a cancer disease. It is best not to eat raw foods after 4:00 PM.  Additionally, we have to balance our alkaline and acidity metabolism, increasing alkalinity and lowering acidity.

Q. Is there a specific protocol for all cancer patients to follow?

A. The most important part of treatment is for the doctor to respect the individual, the patient.

Aside from that, all protocols are recommendations, possible treatments and strategies, which all have to be adapted for the person with cancer.

In principle, the full treatment will be comprised of a combination of all available treatments that make sense to apply. Cleansing of toxins, liver support and detox is important to eliminate the toxins that are produced during therapy. Positive thinking and motivation are also important to help patients achieve a goal.


Q. Why do you think the conventional pharmacological industry does not administer infusions?

A. It’s simple. It is not possible to earn money with natural strategies. Additionally, there are no patents on natural substances, so the industry has less interest in offering these alternatives.

Q. How does the Modern Mayr philosophy help cancer patients before and after surgery?

A. A patient with cancer, and it is not important which type, always has some problems in the intestine and an imbalance between alkalinity and acidity. Additionally, the diagnosis and surgery put lots of stress on the patient – and stress negatively influences health. To prepare people with cancer for the surgery, we help them to optimise their metabolism to reduce side-effects of the surgery and the anaesthesia and so on. It is really helpful to balance the diet before surgery. Because of this optimisation, the anaesthesia will be better tolerated, and the intraoperative metabolism can also better be stabilised. After surgery, the recovery process can be more efficient. Mineral and vitamin supplements can also help recovering patients feel fitter and healthier post-surgery.

It is important to note that the supplements, like the entire treatment, must be individualised. 

Q. Should chemotherapy and medicine like Tamoxifen be banned?

A. No. These methods could be part of the strategy, but there always needs to be a discussion between the patient and the medical doctors to create a suitable strategy, detailing what kind of therapy and additional treatments are best for the individual. The treatment must always be tailored. However, they reducing the negative side effects of chemotherapy and medication may be necessary, and complementary treatments may help individuals to avoid drugs like Tamoxifen. 

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Dr Stossier’s mission is to educate colleagues about alternative and complementary strategies that can be incorporated to fight disease. He has a special message for traditional doctors and oncologists: “Do not feel that complementary methods are against you and your strategies. We are working together to help our patients in the best way. Complementary means we have an additional approach to treat patients, so let us cooperate to win the battle.” As more doctors begin to offer naturalistic cures in tandem with other methods, patients will not only have a greater choice in their treatments, there may a larger chance of successful healing.

For more information about VIVAMAYR Maria Worth medical programmes, please contact our Wellness Consultants or call 020 7843 3597.

*The views expressed in the answers are solely the opinion of Dr. Harald Stossier. 

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