Alternate Cancer Remedies
ter softener (which contains sodium). Use distilled water with added charcoal filter, or reverse osmo- sis with added charcoal filter.
Salt, tobacco, alcohol, black tea, most sea-
sonings, all drugs, fluoridated toothpaste, and soda (including brushing teeth with soda).
Aerosol sprays, air fresheners, insecticides,
Deodorants, hair dye, permanents, lipstick,
sunscreen, and amalgam tooth fillings. Teeth with root canals must be pulled out.
Salt and all substitutes, soda, epsom salts.
Sugar, soy beans and products, nuts, mush-
rooms, spices, white flour, fats, oils (except flax- seed oil), avocados, berries, pineapple, commer- cial beverages, candy, cake, chocolate, cocoa, all types of coffee, cream, ice cream, butter, cheese, eggs, fish, meat, milk, cucumbers.
Only a minimum amount of exposure to sun-
shine and television.
Some patients using large amounts of alfalfa
sprouts have adverse reactions, such as regrowth of the tumor. The sprouts contain incomplete pro- teins and/or large amounts of certain amino ac- ids.
For sweeteners, only use, when needed, a
limited amount of organic maple syrup, Sucanat (raw brown sugar), and raw, unfiltered honey. Do not use other sweetenings.
No salt, fats, oils, added proteins, or refined
foods, except as prescribed.
No salt—means no table salt, sea salt, kelp,
seaweed, soy sauce, baking soda, Bragg Aminos, vegetable salt, or any other sodium-containing ad- ditive (sauces, dressings, breads, cheeses, pre- pared foods).
No fats or oils—means no oils, butter, lard,
cream, meats, margarine, Olestra; frying, salad oils, foods high in fats or oils (nuts, seeds, wheat germ, soy beans, cheeses, prepared foods, sauces, dressings, breads with added oil). Exception: cold- pressed organic flaxseed oil (which Gerson called “linseed oil”)—two tablespoons a day for the first 4 weeks and 1 tablespoon a day thereafter. Never use it in cooking, frying, baking, or any form of heating.
No added proteins—means no meat, nuts,
cheeses, or animal or vegetable protein supple- ments.
Here are several other worthwhile points to keep in mind:
Do not put Lugol’s [iodine] solution in the
50 mg of niacin must be given 6 times a day
for the first six months.
Laetrile, when given to the patient, increases
the temperature around the tumor by 4-5o F. This weakens the cancer cells and aids in the process of their being destroyed by the T-lymphcytes.
During reactions, pain can intensify as tox-
ins are released from the tumors. But additional enemas will solve the problem. The enema is re- tained for 15 minutes; and, because all the blood passes through the liver every three minutes, these enemas are a form of dialysis of the blood.
Patients with cancer have seriously weak-
ened immune systems. Until the Gerson program pulls them out, they must be very careful not to get a common cold or virus. Their bodies may be too weakened to handle it.
It is important that patients on the program
get enough rest! However, the feeding and enemas must be continued.
Here is some information on using the Gerson therapy for non-malignant diseases:
When on a Gerson program for a condition
other than cancer, the number of glasses of juice can be reduced from 13 to 6 a day, plus a glass of citrus juice. Arthritic patients should avoid citrus juices.
The number of enemas can be reduced to
about 2 or 3. But the same special soup and other menus should continue to be used.
Information on this less-intensive program
is outlined on pages 397-401 of the 2nd through 5th editions of A Cancer Therapy. In the original edition (the only one available from 1996 onward), a supplementary booklet is mailed out with it. The non-malignant program is listed on pages 13-14, 18-19 of that booklet. Pages 4-7 include lists of special diseases treated by the Gerson therapy.
The potassium in foods chart on pages 228- 229 of A Cancer Therapy makes interesting read- ing. It shows the amounts of sodium and potas- sium in common foods. In every case, the good food has more potassium and less sodium, and the junk food has more sodium and less potas- sium! Page 230 of that book lists some of the un- expected things you will find sodium in.
The Gerson method, through its fruit and veg- etable juices and soups, is so saturated with nu- tritional principles, that it generally has the high- est rate of long-term success. But it is also the method which requires the most work—all that juicing of fruits and vegetables. It is far easier to take some herb pills (Essiac, etc.), but the long- term results may not be as good.