Mucosal Melanoma: Celebrating the Survivors

Today is the one year anniversary of the day that Laura was rushed to Beth Israel Hospital to see a top cancer specialist. On a routine exam in the morning her gynecologist found a golf ball size mass in her vagina.  Two days later we were told it was mucosal melanoma.  11 days later we…

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…

Dinner is Served…

Potatoes are a big part of the Gerson diet. Baked potato and potato soup (aka hippocrates soup) for lunch and baked potato and potato soup again for dinner. The only way to tell its breakfast is there’s no potato.

Norwalk Juicer – aka ‘the beast’

What a relief to discover that the Gerson Clinic kitchen also has carrot confetti spattered all over the ceiling and walls. Their Norwalk Juicer even blasted the guests during a juicing demonstration. We are hoping to pick up some tips on how to make life easier with ‘the beast’.  Using cloths instead of bags makes…

Hard Times

Up at 6am.  Fetch gruel. Days here at the Gerson Clinic are positively Dickensian. Maybe we should’ve gone to the Hippocrates Institute with its 50 acres of woodlands, 3 pools, luxury suites, movie nights, disco night, spa, zen meditation cabins, yoga and pilates classes and other new age comforts. The Gerson is so Germanic.  There’s…

The Gerson Clinic – we’re here!!!

Today we arrived at the Gerson clinic in Tijuana. It’s a small sleepy clinic (more like a hacienda) 2 blocks from the ocean. You would be in for a surprise if you were expecting the Canyon Ranch or the Hippocrates Institute. One big downer is that we have two skinny beds forcing us to sleep…

The missing Gerson product..?

Every Gerson patient should have one of these… apparently – a Los Angeles public library book mobile for the sick, circa 1928

Flare-Ups

Flare ups are supposed to be a good thing, but can be quite violent. 5 minutes after lunch, Laura is projectile vomiting (thank God, some went into the bowl), staggering about like a drunk with a hangover and blasting out dragon’s breath of the kind that can kind singe your eyebrows off at 10 paces. Poor…

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…