What is NORI?

NORI is an independent research organization that has developed non-conventional methods for cancer treatment that do not rely on toxic drugs, surgery and radiation.

Cancer patients who choose to avoid conventional therapies or who have exhausted all other options may wish to explore a revolutionary and unique approach to cancer treatment (or management) offered by NORI. The NORI program is designed to be the most cost-effective alternative cancer treatment available. NORI represents the future path in treating cancer in a safe, health promoting, scientifically sound and effective manner.

The NORI Approach to Cancer Therapy

Nutrition plays a major role in cancer prevention and if utilized properly, diet can change the course of cancer progression. Many dietary factors affect the rate of growth of cancerous tumors and specific dietary interventions may potentially reverse tumor progression.

The key difference between the NORI approach and other nutritionally based treatments is that NORI attempts to limit the availability of essential nutrients necessary to cancer cell survival while supplying adequate nutrients to healthy cells. The NORI approach is not designed to build or enhance the immune system. Cancer cells, like normal cells have built-in defenses to immune system attack.

What separates conventional from most alternative cancer therapies is selectivity meaning that conventional treatments destroy healthy cells while alternative therapies attempt to spare them. Every element of the NORI approach is designed to spare and protect healthy normal cells while selectively killing or impairing cancer cells.

Why are alternative treatments like the NORI protocol not practiced by oncologists and researched through clinical trials? The answer is simple economics and excessive control by the pharmaceutical industry. Money and profits has become the primary driver in medical science in general. Medical science must serve all of us rather than the
bottom line of multi-national corporations. NORI is a grassroots organization that is carving out a path towards medical sanity within oncology.

What is Cancer?

To effectively treat cancer one must understand it’s nature, risk factors, vulnerabilities,
growth factors and genetics. NORI views cancer as a condition that is not an illness, disease or failure of the immune system but a cellular malfunction caused by toxic environmental exposures. Cancer originates in specific cell types called “adult quiescent stem cells”. These cells can remain dormant for our entire life but if damaged by radiation, pharmaceutical drugs, toxic chemicals or certain viruses, they can become immortal and form tumors that invade healthy tissues. Cancer cells have dysfunctional and damaged mitochondria which are the components of the cell that are responsible for generating energy. This is why cancer cells revert to glycolysis (fermentation of sugar) for generation of ATP (energy currency).

There are two types of DNA in human cells, nuclear and mitochondrial. Cancer appears to be the result of damage to mitochondrial DNA while nuclear DNA damage is “after the fact”. Mitochondrial damage prevents the normal process called apoptosis or natural programmed cell death which shuts down the cell so that it does not continue to divide without end.

Cancer is the same condition regardless of the site or organ of origin. Cancer is not 200 different diseases. It is a process defined by common metabolic abnormalities within malignant cells that can be effectively exploited without toxic drugs.

It is generally the side effects of conventional therapies that take a cancer patient’s life, not cancer itself.

Targeted Therapy

Cancer cells are under a high level of oxidative stress and this outstanding vulnerability is an excellent target for treatment. There are many methods available to generate excess oxidative stress in the cancer cell. Many natural agents are available to generate excess oxidative stress in cancer cells while causing no damage to normal cells.

Cancer cells have an abnormal requirement for the amino acid methionine and other amino acids. Dietary restriction of these amino acids is a method to starve cancer cells of essential nutrients.

The NORI protocol is both highly targeted and multi-targeted but so simple and streamlined to administer. A methionine restricted diet is the foundation from which various nontoxic compounds are used to trigger apoptosis. The NORI program is comprehensive in addressing features of the tumor microenvironment.

Naturopathic and Holistic Medicine

NORI is strongly aligned with naturopathic and holistic medicine as this is the path towards healing that will achieve the best outcome. Like other degenerative diseases,
cancer responds well to nutritional intervention along with overall lifestyle enhancement.
Treating cancer effectively must address the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of the individual. The primary work of NORI is in healing the physical body while encouraging the cancer patient to seek emotional healing and spiritual guidance.

Services for Patients & Health Professionals: 1-800-634-3804

For Patients

Nutritional Support

NORI provides individualized nutritional counseling and support for cancer patients worldwide seeking to optimize their recovery and prevent recurrence. Also provided by NORI is guidance through the complex and confusing maze of alternative cancer treatments. NORI will help patients save money on ineffective therapies, useless supplements, expensive foods and unnecessary tests.  Learn more.

Get Referrals

Physician Referral Service

NORI offers a free referral service for cancer patients seeking a physician in their area that is trained on the NORI protocol or qualified to administer IV sodium selenite.  Please call or write to find a doctor in your area.  If a trained physician is not available in your area, NORI can provide assistance through our nutritional support program and our affiliated clinics.

For Physicians

Professional Training

NORI offers a training course that covers all aspects of the NORI protocol designed for naturopathic or integrative oncologists interested in expanding their range of options available to their patients.

The training course includes a complete overview of the scientific literature supporting the NORI approach in addition to all the practical knowledge to administer the protocol successfully.

Training Course Description and Outline

News & Articles

How a High-Fruit Diet Helps Reverse Cancer: The Science Behind NORI Protocol


In this interview Chris Wark interviews Mark Simon, the man who helped Candice-Marie Fox get well.

Mark’s background is in neuroscience and biomedical engineering, and he has been studying nutritional science for the last three decades. He is the founder and director of the Nutritional Oncology Research Institute, and developer of the NORI Protocol, a nutritional strategy centered around starving cancer cells with a methionine-restricted diet.

Fun Fact: Cancer cells are dependent on the amino acid methionine to survive. Can you guess which foods don’t contain methionine?…

How Candice-Marie Fox Healed Advanced Thyroid Cancer with NORI Protocol


We invite you to watch this interview with one of our former patients, Candice-Marie Fox was diagnosed with stage 3 thyroid cancer in 2011 at age 28. The interview was conducted by Chris Wark and published on Chris’s website: chrisbeatcancer.com.
As Chris points out “The click-bait tabloid version of her story that went viral is not accurate. She was misquoted, her story was oversimplified, and some of the facts are just plain wrong. Classic internet.”

The Cure to Cancer Conference

June 2014 The Cure to Cancer Conference videos are now available.  Use the link below to order this set of DVDs that provide valuable insights and tools for cancer patients who are pursuing a natural and nontoxic approach to healing....

NORI Establishes a UK Branch

NORI establishes a UK branch headed by Dr. Colin Walsh. Dr. Walsh will provide services to patients within the UK and parts of the EU. Dr. Walsh brings his passion for alternative and alternative medicine to...

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Nutritional Oncology Research Institute can be reached during normal business hours by phone 1-800-634-3804 +1-805-405-2031

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Contact Info

Nutritional Oncology Research Institute USA
Westlake Village, CA, USA

Office Hours:
Mon-Fri: 8:00 – 5:00 pm. PST
Sat: 8:00 – 2:00 pm. PST
Sun: Close

NORI UK Branch Office


Dr. Colin Walsh
16 St Luke’s Road
Liverpool L23 5SZ
Tel 07598947353