My Dear Sis

My dear sis is growing stubble on her head, she says.   The chemo is over and her body is trying to rebound, sprout some new hair and return to vibrant health.  Chemo sounded miserable. After the first round she wasn’t sure she would be able to do the whole 3 month course.  Her liver…

The Hero Complex

I think I have a bit of a hero complex. I want to dash in and rescue people. At the moment I want nothing more than to rescue my sister, Andrea, from cancer.  I wonder does this savior urge stem from past lives? From what I can tell I was a bit of a swashbuckler…

Cancer Again?

Last night I stayed up with my sister Andrea through the night after her first round of chemo (her husband Ave was knocked out with a stomach bug).  I’ve never seen anyone cycle through so many weird reactions so quickly.  It was a little frightening at first. But she seemed to come back to her…

Outdoor Cancer Therapy

To stop yourself getting cancer you have to avoid things that are known to cause it in the first place, the cancer specialist told my sister Andrea. His top four troublemakers for creating cancer are alcohol, being overweight, smoking and lack of exercise. A good anti-cancer exercise regime includes a minimum of 30 minutes of…

Good News!

Good news – my sister’s breast cancer lumps are out and the surgeon says there is no lymph involvement. She is now cancer free. Hurrah! Hurrah! Hurrah! This isn’t the end of her journey to recovery. It is the beginning. But she is looking amazing and I am so proud of how quickly she has…

Gerson Revisited – part three

How many enemas & juices are enough? ‘In the beginning the most important part of the therapy is an intensive detoxification of the entire body,’ wrote Dr Max Gerson in A Cancer Therapy (p193). To achieve this, Dr Gerson immediately started his cancer patients on the full protocol of 13 juices and 5 enemas each day….

Gerson Revisited – part two

Laura and I really believed in the Gerson diet and its power to cure cancer and other diseases (we have friends from the clinic currently on the diet who are doing well – bravo, bravo. bravo!!!!). But the founder of the diet Dr Max Gerson is long dead, and his wonderful daughter Charlotte (who we…

Gerson Revisited – part one

After Laura died a couple of people sniffed, ‘Well we knew the Gerson diet wouldn’t work.  Carrots and enemas – how could it?’   Other people have asked what I think in hindsight about the Gerson Technique.  So here goes – Pain + Stamina – The doctors at Memorial Sloan Kettering told us that doing the…

Alternative Healing for Depression

We believe the universe is looking after us, steering us away from what no longer works and towards what we need now. That probably sounds like madness, but we’ve had so many fortuitous coincidences it feels like a hand wiser than ours is guiding us. One of the biggest challenges for Laura’s healing is to…

Upside down coffee

Laura is really enjoying her bathroom time with her coffee enemas (‘upside down coffee’ in Gerson-ese).  She reads, chats on the phone and relaxes. Doing five enemas a day takes about 5 hours. Many Gerson patients take up hobbies while doing them – knitting, meditating.. and one patient read her way through math, philosophy, all…

Juicing Challenge – 45 mins

Floods of green juice gushed  from every side of the Norwalk juicer this morning. Accidentally over-filled the pressing bags. One good thing about the Norwalk, it makes LOTS of juice from very few veggies. Two carrots and 1 green apple is all you need for a very large glass of juice. My  beloved old Omega…

Coffee enema

The coffee enema is another Gerson Therapy staple.  Five a day for cancer patients. Each time you have to suck up 1 quart of organic coffee (no Folgers!) up your butt and hold it for 15 minutes. The coffee cleanses the liver and out whooshes all the toxins, parasites and other junk that has been…

Juicing challenge – 35 mins

Our first Norwalk juice took 1 hour to make. Got it down to 35 minutes today.  Dance round the kitchen to celebrate.  Then we realize that still translates to 7 hours 35 minutes a day juicing when we are on the full Gerson diet (13 juices a day x 35 mins) for the next two…