This is a reprint of the famous 1977 Canadian Homemakers Magazine article that put Essiac back in the spotlight, less than two years before Rene Caisse's death at age 90. It is a wonderfully informative and thorough look at Rene and Essiac and recounts the many highlights of Rene's life and times and her work to get this herbal remedy recognized. Journalism in the 1970s was so full of information and the straight story!! This article is like a fresh breath of what free speech used to mean in journalism. Not surprising that it caused such a sensation in Canada and elsewhere. Thanks to Mali Klein for her donation of the original publication to the Rene Caisse US Archive collection!