Haelan 951

Haelan 951, Soy Isoflavones, Genistein, Cancer Supplements | Jordan Todesco & Ryan Sternagel

A first for the Anti-cancer Revolution Podcast… We put the spotlight on one of my favorite anti-cancer products, Haelan 951. I chat to Jordan Todesco, son of Lesly Todesco who founded Haelan Products in 1990.  

Jordan’s brother Jared is good friend of mine from high school, and the first person I called after Ryder was diagnosed. Jared got us onto Haelan 951 right away and also introduced Teddy and I to a number of natural healers and integrative practitioners which kick-started the path we’re on today.

***Resources Mentioned***

Haelan 951 website (10% discount available to listeners – use the promo code STERN at checkout)

PubMed Studies on genistein 

RGCC test

Colon cancer and saponins

Pancreatic carcinoma study

FSWW08 studies

Greens First



In This Episode:

In this first of its kind product deep dive, I speak with Jordan about the anti-cancer compounds of Haelan 951 and what makes this product so unique. We also delve into some of the published studies about the beneficial effects of Haelan 951 on people going through cancer.

I’d love to hear what you think of this one so feel free to leave a comment below. 

What does Haelan mean?

  • Healing in Old English

Where did Haelan 951 originate from?

  • Originally from China 
  • Jordan’s father came across it in 1985 
  • With the help top scientists he improved the formulation to what it is today

What is Haelan 951? 

  • A fermented soy beverage
  • Powerful food – immunonutrition 
  • Not all soy is created equal, there are over 2500 species of soy
  • Haelan 951 uses organic, non-GMO soy grown in Mongolia above 3300ft elevation to eliminate cross pollination
  • Multi-stage fermentation process 
  • 25lb of whole soy beans into an 8oz serving
  • Packed with anti-cancer compounds such as Isoflavones like genistein and daidzin, and protease inhibitors
  • Highly bioavailable

What does genistein do?

  • Incredible studies on this compound in PubMed
  • Genistein can down-regulate the N-Myc gene (a gene that can compromise survival rates in some children with Neuroblastoma) 
  • Use search engines like Yahoo or Bing as Google censor alternative health search results
  • A hormone-like substance
  • Inhibits initialization of cellular pathways that lead to cancer 
  • Stops notch signaling (regulation of immunity and inflammation in the body)

Why is Haelan 951 better than other genistein supplements on the market?

  • 5 compounds within the specific strain of soy bean work together synergistically
  • Often the RGCC test recommends genistein 
  • More genistein per serving 
  • Bioavailabilty is second to none
  • Out bodies only absorb 39-53% of supplements in capsule form. A lot of capsule content can be filler
  • Pure form of genistein, not synthetic. 99% purity rate, nearest competitor is around 91% purity
  • Very specific strain of soy bean

Protease inhibitors

  • Prevent synthesis of key proteins required for cancer cells to spread such as the the Bowman-Berk inhibitor that has a suppressive effect on cancer cells


  • Latin word for soap 
  • Plant steroid that foams when mixed with water
  • Within our bodies:
    • Induce apoptosis (death) of cancer cells
    • Fight free radicals
    • Improve immune function
    • Block signalling pathways that lead to cancer
  • Particularly effective for colon cancer


  • Similar to cholesterol
  • Lowers risk of heart disease
  • Improves blood flow – critical for healing and in spreading nutrients around the body

Amino acids

  • Loaded with essential and branch chain amino acids

The soy / estrogen debate

  • Phytoestrogens (plant estrogen) are weaker estrogen
  • Received by the cell and ‘fills’ it up
  • Some cancers are estrogen driven so blocking this power source is good 
  • Breast cancer patients who consume flaxseeds have seen reduced recurrence 
  • The ‘aggressive’ estrogen comes from things like plastics and toxins in skin care 
  • Haelan 951 comes in a glass bottle for this reason

Studies on Haelan 951

  • Induces growth arrest and apoptosis in pancreatic carcinoma 
  • Classified by FDA as a food
  • FSWW08 was used as a term for Haelan 951 in blind or double-blind studies
  • Used by athletes
  • Study shows improvements in PTSD – balance hormonal issues with phytoestrogens
  • Benefits seen in hematology and cachexia (side effect of chemo)
  • Breast cancer studies
  • ALS studies

Is Haelan 951 covered by insurance?

  • Covered by some insurance companies 
  • Need to file for reimbursement after purchasing the product
  • Haelan reps can help with questions
  • Follow steps to file for reimbursement – obtain a letter of medical necessity and a treatment authorisation request 
  • Need to have Medicare supplemental insurance 

The smell and taste

  • A very potent taste and smell
  • Recommend mixing it with Greens First, Calibr8 or chocolate flavored stevia

Contaminant testing

  • Tests for herbicides, pesticides, heavy metals done at the factory and in the US
  • Commitment to and reputation for quality
  • Well known in the integrative world amongst Doctors and Practitioners

How to get Haelan 951

Visit the website

PH: 425 482 4625

10% discount available to listeners – use the promo code STERN at checkout




If you have a question or comment about this episode please let us know below!!

  18 Comments   Comment

  1. Hilda Rooke

    Is this product so expensive because some people can get insurance coverage for it? Wow!
    I’m in Canada and wonder if my insurance will cover some of it here too? My insurer is Sunlife. Please let me know. Thanks!

    • Jordan Todesco

      Hi Hilda! Thank you for taking the time to listen and message in! It’s actually so expensive because of the growing, manufacturing, and certification costs that come along with Haelan 951. The reason we registered with insurance companies for clients to get reimbursed was because there was nothing else we could do on our end to lower the costs without jeopardizing quality (something we are not willing to do). We haven’t had anyone file in Canada yet for reimbursement, but you are welcome to do so and let us know!

  2. Maria

    This product Haelan 951 (along with fasting and nutrition) helped my body rid itself of skin cancer. Equally impressive and impactful was Jordan, who helped heal me with his encouragement, kindness, reassurance and guidance. I cannot adequately express my gratitude for this product and for Jordan in my time of fear, desperation and pure panic!

    • Jordan Todesco

      Hi Maria, you are so sweet… Kudos and credits go to you! You were just as much a blessing (if not more!) in my life being as it sounds i was to you. Thank you for your kind words and we are so happy you gave Haelan 951 a try and found happiness through your restored health! Thank you again for sharing.

  3. Steven Parham

    How is Haelan 951 fermented, bacterial, yeast, or both? Is Haelan 951 antifungal? Could or should a person who has systemic fungal infection consume Haelan 951? I thank you in advance for your response, Steven

    • Jordan Todesco

      Hi Steven! I know you messaged in and that I have answered all these questions for you already but I figured I’d answer them again for everyone else on here (also, thank you for placing an order!).

      Haelan 951 is: Anti-Fungal, anti-bacterial, and anti-allergenic. We use yeast in the fermentation process but nothing is left in the end product. Yes, it is completely ok for someone to take Haelan 951 with systemic fungal infection – I won’t be surprised if you see this clear up quite rapidly after starting Haelan 951. In fact, just this year a close friend of an employee had a fungal infection on his toe for 8 years. Tried just about everything under the sun but no drugs, creams, etc. helped get rid of it. After 45 days of consuming Haelan 951 his toe fungus disappeared and has not returned! His review of the product is either on Google reviews or a Facebook review.

  4. Linette

    Thanks for your advice. I will think about what you and others have said but at the moment I will carry on taking my tablets which were prescribed for me.

  5. Terri

    Is this product useful for chronic myeloid leukemia? Will this product interact with med called gleevec

    • Jordan Todesco

      Hi Terri! Thank you for listening and messaging in! For FDA purposes I need to disclose that Haelan 951 is a food and is not intended to treat or cure any disease. With this said, it is safe for people with chronic myeloid leukemia to take and we have clients report improvements. I would direct you to a hematology study found on NIH to learn more how mechanisms within Haelan 951 can help this as I do not want to make any claims (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25436700).

  6. Angieu Krajewski

    Wow SO OK.,Jared your friend did in a way the main thing that help you and Teddy to go very fast to help Ryder start in good conditions .,can’t say how happy i was when i read this sentence..,i was all the time wondering how on earth did you to know what you knew and specially find doctors to tell you what to do, when, with what etc. . Etc…
    If only in other countries this protocol could be put in place and stop waisting time going here there and taking medication that makes things worse!!!..i know that it is your fight …but it shouldn’t have been a fight …we all deserve to get well even if all this has a purpose….
    Thank you a million for sharing all your journey..with Ryder little courageous boy …with courageous practitioners and parents !!
    God Bless

  7. Janalyn Blanchard

    My son was diagnosed with neuroblastoma about 4 months ago. We have been doing chemo all summer and he is scheduled for his surgery this Friday. Spencer is 13 years old. We have been working with a pediatric naturopathic oncologist since I learned they existed from listening to your Anti-Cancer Revolution Summit. Thank you! I’m interested in this product, and any other must-haves, but have found that working with a teenager presents a different kind of challenge. Not only is he steeped in his own ideas of what kind of food is good (as in tastes good and feels good to his senses- not necessarily healthy), we have found that he has a very strong gag reflex. He has thrown up some very good supplements and has refused even more. It sounds like this one will be a big fight. Is it worth it? Any tips on what to say to him that might convince him to soldier up and take it? I sure wish we could hang out for a day and let him hear it and see it straight from you and your son! What warriors you are! Thank you.

  8. Sandra G Strickland

    Thank you for your information. I hate trying products that cost so much because if I cant drink it its just money I dont have. Stage 1 breast and lung cancer. Done rad for lung and 5th chemo. Hate it. Will keep reading your post. Thank you. So glad for your son.

    • Jordan Todesco

      Hi Sandra, I feel you on this one… Could i suggest the 10 day starter pack? This is only 3 bottles and comes with a flavor improvement additive you can test out. If it is still too potent for you to consume, we will give you a full product refund if you ship them back to us! Does this help?

    • Jordan Todesco

      Hi Doreen, you most certainly can! Feel free to purchase online with the discount code STERN, or call in with questions and we can get your order squared away! (425)482-2645

  9. Dorothea Smith

    How can I find a doctor who will prescribe this for me so I can get my insurance to pay for it. I’ve been on Haelen’s 951 in the past, and my tumor started to shrink (breast cancer stage III}, but I cannot afford it anymore.

  10. Joey Lambert

    I have been on Haelan 951 for the past 6 years. Currently I am using 1 bottle every 5 days and I take the weekends off. I was recently diagnosed with Her2 positive, estrogen and progesterone negative breast cancer. This is the second time(first was in 2013) I have had B.C. in my left breast. I can’t help but think that it came back because of the surgery as it came back in almost the same spot as 2013. Also they detected DCIS cells in the tissue sent to pathology so now they want me to do another surgery to get clear margins. I think that just opens me up to potentially having the cancer spread again. Anyway, my question is…..how much Haelan should I take. The taste is dreadful……..but I manage. I take a tablespoon at a time with english toffee stevia and a sprinkle of cinnamon. I knew nothing about Haelan in 2013…..so am happy to see Dr V recommends it as well as Ryan. It is important to me to be positive on whatever I do to be cancer free. BTW…..I refuse chemo and radiation as well as a mastectomy. I am stage 1/grade 2! Thank you!


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