A woman has claimed that having regular injections of mistletoe has helped cure her breast cancer.
Ali Bayliss, 51, was diagnosed with the devastating condition in 2014 and underwent a left breast mastectomy and reconstruction at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, after refusing all other treatments because her “weak body couldn’t cope”.
Following the surgery, her husband Mike, 62 discovered mistletoe injections as Ali searched for ways to stave off cancer.
And after having the jabs, she states she hasn’t had cancer for five years and thinks she “would be dead” without the injections.
Ali, who also has MS, said: ”People think mistletoe is just for Christmas but for me it’s a year round thing.
”They’re always really shocked that I use it to treat my cancer as I think to most people it’s just something to kiss under during the festive season.
”Mike is amazing and will spend hundreds of hours online researching different ways to keep me healthy.
”I firmly believe that I’d be dead without him and my mistletoe.”
The mistletoe medication is made from extracts of the festive plant.
The injections costs £297 a year and the pair ordered it from their consultant in Germany.
Ali was diagnosed with MS in August 2010 at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford and then grade three estrogen-based breast cancer in 2014.
She refused all other methods offered to her including chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
After having the affected breast removed Ali, of Shropshire, and her husband decided to go with their own healthy treatment plan which helped her shed three stone, and started having the mistletoe injections.
She ditched unhealthy processed foods and meat and dairy – then replaced it with things like vibrant veg and fruit.
A German doctor gave her a regular prescription for the mistletoe serum and she now receives a whole years supply.
Ali said: ”The mistletoe has hugely improved my immune system, it has no side effects, in fact I feel nothing when I take it but I’ve not had a cold for years.”