Megan Van Zyl, PhD Hon, MA, NTP , Founder of Cancer Peace University

We are here to change the face of cancer care, moving proven holistic modalities into the forefront of the cancer industry through supporting:

• Clinic staff training
• Practitioner programs
• One-on-one cancer patient support

What support are you looking for?

I am a cancer patient

I am newly diagnosed or I'm trying to make changes to avoid cancer coming back. I've made some small changes based upon what I found over Google, but everything is confusing and contradicts each other. I don't know what approach is best and I need an expert who will guide me through the proven holistic protocols for my diagnosis. I want a holistic cancer blueprint and I'm ready to take charge of my health journey.

I am a practitioner & I'm ready to niche in cancer

I've tried to help people with weight loss goals and I find myself not excited or passionate about this work. I'm craving to make a bigger impact in someone's health journey and to find soulmate clients who are ready to do the work. I want to be a source of hope, education and guidance during a cancer diagnosis for my clients, but I just don't feel confident in my knowledge and want to be trained by an expert. I am ready to learn and grow into the practitioner that isn't scared away by cancer or referring out cancer patients anymore, I want to be all in.

I own a holistic or integrative clinic

You are the expert and the one in charge of hiring, firing, training staff, not to mention all of your individual work with your cancer patients. Everything falls on your shoulders. Every time you train a new staff member, you fear the day that they decide to quit and you have to hire and train a new staff member in your expertise, again. What if there was a better way? What if there was an outside service that you could hire to train your staff so that you can focus your energies on what motivated you to start your clinic in the first place: cancer patients. That is why we are here. Cancer Peace University is here to support holistic and integrative clinics in their massive efforts to train and educate staff and cancer patients alike in the basic understanding of What Is Cancer and what holistic cancer therapies, protocols and scientific discoveries undergird the approach at your clinic.

Shanna's Uterine Cancer Testimonial

“The greatest mistake in the treatment of diseases is that there are physicians for the body and physicians for the soul, although the two cannot be separated” ~ Plato

A book by Megan Van Zyl, “Braving the Storm”

Braving The Storm delves into the details of how to engage the mind, emotions and the body to experience a profound, internal transformation. Further, Braving The Storm details case studies of cancer patients who experienced spontaneous remission and what was involved in their profound, internal transformation.

What We Do

At Cancer Peace University, we support people with a diagnosis of cancer in the following ways:

  • Dietary, lifestyle changes and education to help body shift to homeostasis
  • Counseling sessions exploring potential emotional and spiritual roots to disease
  • Eliminating toxins related to cancer diagnosis
  • Reversing deficiencies related to cancer diagnosis
  • Nutritional testing when necessary
  • Full dietary and supplemental plan for your unique situation
  • Resources and education to help YOU become the expert on your diagnosis
  • Cancer Peace University Core Curriculum 
  • And much more!

“Cancer is a preventable disease that requires major lifestyle changes.  Only 5-10% of all cancer cases can be attributed to genetic defects, whereas the remaining 90-95% have their roots in the environment and lifestyle”

~American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists 

Founder & CEO

Megan Van Zyl, PhD Hon, MA, NTP

The goal of Cancer Peace University is to set you free from the fear of cancer and to fund orphanage work in South Africa. Megan created a training program for holistic practitioners to train practitioners with an in depth knowledge of contributing factors to a cancer diagnosis.


"My oncologist gave me the news that I was NED (no evidence of disease)!"

I lost myself along the way, cancer was a big wake-up call. I knew I needed to get back to myself in order to be happy and to beat my cancer diagnosis. Megan & CPU helped me reach that. The information in CPU shed so much light on things that I hadn’t known regarding my diagnosis.  Her work has given me such outstanding confidence, light, and love. Something I needed in my dark time.

I owe a lot to Megan and Cancer Peace University. Years of emotional damage, anxiety and fear of life (thus cancer) all mostly resolved.  In my last oncology appointment, my oncologist gave me the news that I was NED  (no evidence of disease)!  He was not expecting these results as I was initially told that I would end up on palliative chemotherapy treatments.

– Noni

Lila & Multiple Myeloma

I was given the diagnosis of Multiple Myeloma, an incurable form of cancer.  I didn’t feel like a ‘diagnosis’ working with CPU; instead, I felt like a whole person and was uplifted from the empathetic support I received.  As I watched CPU’s very informative and well-researched videos, I knew that I had made the right decision to work with CPU! 

After 6-7 months of working with CPU, my overall health and outlook improved dramatically!  I was told shortly after by my oncologist that I was in remission!  The support I found through CPU has been invaluable.  I could write my own book on how much CPU helped me!

– Lila

Roxy’s story after working with Cancer Peace University

I was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer Stage 4 on June 30th, 2017.  There is so much knowledge in Megan’s head that is shared throughout Cancer Peace University, I honestly don’t understand half of it (as it’s so much) but Megan does a great job of explaining anything you don’t understand.  Every few months, I saw my cancer numbers go down, and down, until one day exactly one year after my diagnosis, I was in the normal range on a cancer marker blood test and told by my oncologist that I was in remission!  I do feel I owe Cancer Peace University my long, healthy life that I am going to live!

– Roxy

"Complete remission!"

I was diagnosed with Stage IV adenocarcinoma in my right lung which had metastasized into the bones in my spine.  I can’t put into words the transformation I felt after each session with CPU. After 6 months, my oncologist read the results of my PET scan in a matter-of-fact tone:  ‘the scan only shows scar tissue in your lung and the bones in your spine are healing.’  It seemed quite anti-climactic. However, a few short months later, I was told after a PET that my scan was clear and I was in complete remission!  Relieved is not even the word to describe how I felt.  

I thank Megan and CPU for helping me find this path of healing. Cancer made me stop and think about what my true purpose is on this earth. At this moment, it is for me to say to you:  ‘If you are in the middle of a cancer storm, follow CPU’s protocol, and embrace the gift that has been given to Megan to share through CPU. Her CPU program is a godsend.

– Cindy


As the saying goes, ‘knowledge is power.’  I was trained by Megan Van Zyl in Cancer Peace University and experienced a paradigm shift in how I viewed cancer.  Shortly after, I was surprised by a uterine cancer diagnosis.  Never in a million years did I think I would be diagnosed with cancer and never in a million years did I think I was going to be as calm and collective as I was.  Megan has given me numerous healing remedies.  My last 6 months working with Megan has been phenomenal. Within 6 months, my cancer marker test (Nagalase) went from 2.71 to .83, which is in the normal range!  I am so thankful that I went through Cancer Peace University prior to my diagnosis and that I was prepared to find a solid path of healing.  

– Linda Vang, Health Coach in Minnesota

"Tumors shrunk by 50%"

I was diagnosed with Metastatic Breast Cancer in May of 2017, with cancer spreading to my bones and liver.  Megan Van Zyl provided clarity amidst a lot of conflicting information that is available.  The biggest impact working with Megan Van Zyl has been how healthy I feel despite having a metastatic breast cancer diagnosis for over 1 year.  Everyone comments on how good I look!  My nutritional regimen has lessened the effects of the chemotherapy.  Additionally, Megan has helped me become more aware and in touch with my emotional and spiritual side allowing me to fully heal in my mind, body and spirit.  With Megan’s help and guidance along with my medication, my tumors have shrunk by 50% in the liver and there is less cancer in my bones as well. Additionally, I have a positive outlook and stronger connection with God. Megan Van Zyl is a much needed member of any cancer care team to someone who wants to utilize a holistic approach to healing.  

-Shirley S. 

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Of 200 cancer patients studied who experienced spontaneous remissions, 87% made a major change in diet, primarily ate vegetarian, 55% used detox support and 65% used nutritional supplements.