A Cure for Cancer?

cure-cancerI just watched The Beautiful Truth, an indie film about Dr. Max Gerson’s amazing cure[1] (yes, cure!) for cancer and other generative diseases and the opposition he faced from those who tried to suppress his findings. His book, A Cancer Therapy: Results of 50 Cases, earned him a lifetime of persecution, thousands of healing successes, and perhaps, death by arsenic poisoning. Gerson’s daughter, Charlotte, contracted bone tuberculosis as a child. He originally developed the treatment t

o cure her. It worked. Now in her 90s, Charlotte Gerson, established The Gerson Institute and actively promotes her father’s legacy.

The controversy surrounding Gerson Therapy does not make it invalid. This is important information if you are interested in long-term health; practical and successful alternatives to our health care system; or you know anyone with cancer or a degenerative disease who would be open to a non-conventional cure. Watch this movie. The approach deserves your attention, even if cancer or degenerative conditions aren’t your immediate concern. The information is saving lives, potentially even that of someone you love.

Commitment to Life

It is clear that Gerson Therapy requires a serious commitment. That’s what it takes to reverse a terminal diagnosis. Whether you go to one of their treatment centers, or do it at home, it’s a rigorous program. (Then again, chemotherapy and radiation seem pretty rigorous to me, too.) Preparing and eating the food, doing the enemas, and living the cure is a full-time job, and requires support.  Clearly Gerson therapy is not for everyone, but it definitely seems to be doing more good that harm.  It certainly points to the importance of nutritional intervention and patient-empowerment. I will  refer patients with cancer to this program. I would do it myself, if I needed it.

The basics of Gerson Therapy are:

  1. Eat only Fresh fruit & vegetables + fresh juice, in large quantities
  2. Specific supplements (B-12, pancreatic enzymes, etc.)
  3. No salt
  4. No animal fats/animal protein
  5. Coffee enemas (up to 5x day) [2]

I’m not suggesting you rush out and do Gerson Therapy or even that it’s a cure-all for everyone.   I am suggesting that it’s worth learning about. It intuitively feels like the protocol aligns with the body’s natural healing ability.  Detractors point out that some people still die after doing Gerson Therapy.  If you want to get technical, everyone dies after any therapy… We all die at some point; but this therapy offers a less gruesome alternative to treatment than chemotherapy and radiation. It also has an amazing success rate.

Big Answers Require Big Shift

This raises big questions about the basic assumptions about diet and protein that I was raised with. I always believed in the importance of eating lots of protein.  When I was a vegetarian, I worried about not getting enough protein.  Maybe I need to re-examine that idea.  I definitely see that American methods of large-scale food production, agri-business and big-business pharmaceutical companies have put our food supply and our collective health in dire jeopardy. It’s clear we need to make substantial changes, and fast. By the quarter century, half of all American children are projected to have diabetes…! And that’s just one of many cautionary statistics we’re hearing lately.   I will continue to investigate externally and tune inward for answers and solutions to the very real dilemma we face about how to feed ourselves and how to care for our health.

The Beautiful Truth raised the issue of the coffee enema again and next week I will share what I know about the procedure.  There are many issues to consider when dealing with cancer. Consider this approach among the other things you investigate on your healing journey.

Poke around my website for more information about your body, it’s emotion, and tips to feel better in your body.


[1] See disclaimers and discussion of Is the Gerson Therapy Right For You? “Gerson therapy does have its limits. There is no guarantee that any approach, conventional or alternative, will reverse every case of chronic disease or cancer.” http://gerson.org/gerpress/the-gerson-therapy/
[2] The Wikipedia citation for Max Gerson debunks his work and claims that three people have died from enemas. Conventional medical treatment now ranks as the third largest killer in “developed” societies, after heart disease and cancer.[2]   Please do your research about the appropriateness of an enema for you if you have risk factors.

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