Gerson Diet Doesn't Cure Cancer -Roger Mason
1958, a Jewish doctor named Max Gerson wrote a book called "A Cancer
Therapy". In 2001 his daughter
wrote "The Gerson Therapy". This regimen claims to cure all manner of
deadly illnesses including- but not limited to- all cancers, TB, diabetes,
migraine, arthritis, heart disease, AIDS(!), epilepsy, hepatitis, liver
cirrhosis, lupus, Lyme disease, MS, osteoporosis, etc. Quite a claim, huh? Too
bad none of it is true. Folks, it is books like this that gives natural
medicine a bad name, and medical doctors and other cynics a good laugh. He
faked TB cures with doctored x-rays and using people who never had TB in the
first place. There is still a Gerson Institute and a Gerson Clinic in Mexico. Let's
take a look at what this "therapy" actually comprises.
First of all, you are to eat 17 to 20 pounds of fruits and vegetables every day
by juicing them and drinking 3 quarts or more of the juices. One may note that
3 quarts of juice weighs less than 7 pounds. This means that 10 to 13 pounds of
valuable fiber and other nutrients are thrown in the garbage by juicing your
food. Is is prima facie asinine to try to force this much juice down your
throat every day. Read the article Juicing is Not a Health Practice.
Coffee enemas are another of the pillars of this "therapy". No, I
didn't make that up late at night high on illegal chemicals- you are supposed
to take SEVERAL coffee enemas every day! Just pull up to Starbucks, get three
12 ounce cups with no cream and sugar, let them cool off!, and pump them up
your rump. Do that 3 or 4 times a day and you could run up quite a bill at 2
bucks a cup. You might not want to choose the pricier Jamaican Blue Mountain or
Hawaiian Kona for your enemas though. Maybe you could save money at Dunkin
Donuts. Why not cream and sugar with that? Latte? Cream or skim milk?
Mocchachino? Poor people can just use house brand grocery store bulk coffee.
Read the articles Coffee Is Making You Fat and Caffeine is Poison.
seriously anyone who promotes coffee enemas is psychotic and should be in
All fruits are allowed without exception. This includes tropical juices and
highly acidic citrus juices, which European people should not be eating.
Tropical foods are meant for tropical people living in their native tropical
lands. Therefore people of African descent living in America should no longer
be eating such fruits as bananas. Even such people in their genetic homelands
should not be eating more than about 20% fruit anyway. All this is covered in
my book Macrobiotics for Everyone.
All vegetables are allowed without exception. This includes tropical varieties
as well as Nightshades, and ones with high oxalic acid levels. Again, only
tropical people living in tropical areas should be eating vegetables native to
those areas. This is how the Natural Order has designed our foods for our
particular climates. Nightshades include potatoes, tomatoes, eggplants and
peppers generally. These contain high levels of toxic solanine and other
alkalolids that cause serious sick-ness and debility when eaten over time. ReadMacrobiotics for Everyone to learn more about this. One basic staple of
the diet is called "Hippocrates Soup"- not that Hippocrates sat
around eating Nightshades. It is comprised of large amounts of tomatoes and
potatoes, with very high amounts of toxic solanine and tomatine. Vegetables
high in oxalic acid like spinach and Swiss chard should be eaten only
occasionally in limited amounts. Oxalic acid binds with calcium to form kidney
and other stones. You cannot eat any dried beans or legumes at all according to
Gerson. Beans and legumes are basic to our diet and should be eaten daily
along with whole grains. One of the most nutritious and healthful foods
we have are beans and legumes, yet these are banned for some reason or other.
All soyfoods are banned as well. Soy is a staple in all Asian countries for
good reason and soy milk is an important part of a natural kitchen. Soy
isoflavones are a very basic and proven supplement with many documented benefits.
The Okinawans are the healthiest, longest lived people on earth and eat 12%
soyfoods in their diet. The healthiest, longest lived people on earth eat the
most soy foods. Read Soy is Good Food.
The worst, most allergenic, harmful food on the face of the earth is milk and
milk products, be-cause of the indigestible lactose (milk sugar) and cancer
promoting casein content. All adults of all races are
lactose intolerant and lack the enzyme lactase after the age of three.
Yet yogurt, cottage cheese, pot cheese, and buttermilk are freely allowed.
Recipes are even given using these allergenic foods. Eating dairy products will
GIVE you cancer, not cure it! Milk is THE most allergenic food of all,
yet they recommend dairy foods. Read Milk is Gonna Kill You.
Asinine supplements are suggested like bee pollen, royal jelly, overdoses of
vitamin C (2,500% of the RDA), niacin (1,500% of the RDA), 600 mg of CoQ10
(that could get expensive), castor oil (not a health supplement at all),
Laetrile (what a hoax!), and the use of large amounts of pork or beef thyroid
without any testing for your blood levels! Taking 325 mg (5 grains) of dried
thyroid with both T3 and T4 without testing for deficiency is not only
dangerous, but could be deadly. He recommended an insane 56 mg of iodine daily
which is about 400 times the RDA! 400 times the RDA every day? Gerson was
clearly insane. Why continue? If someone tells you they are curing
cancer with the Gerson diet, just look forward to their funeral and send
flowers. The world was a better place when he died at only 77 years of age.
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