Amaranth, Quinoa & Buckwheat – the Breakfast challenge

Does anyone have a good recipe for cooking amaranth for breakfast?  We tried this morning and it was a bit like eating tiny ball bearings.  Even soaking it over night didn’t change the texture much. We also tried popping it (as suggested on the packet), which resulted in tiny puffed flecks, like bits of dust….

Week 1: Reversing high blood pressure

Before our Puglia trip, a nurse at mum’s hospital told her:  ‘Go on holiday. Don’t worry about your blood pressure. Eat whatever you want’  We all hoped she was right. Mum had a fantastic time eating carefree (gelato, rum babas, pasta, panini, salty prosciutto, potatoes cooked in dripping etc). But the moment we got home…

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 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…

Brain Waves

Here’s Laura doing her impersonation of Olivia Newton John (it’s all about the headband). OK so she could be a sleeping sushi chef…She is  actually trying out a new device called the Fisher Wallace Stimulator to cure her depression, anxiety and insomnia.  It worked for that other 70s icon Carly Simon, who uses it for her depression…

Blood Work Update

We just saw Dr Cervantes for Laura’s final blood work review at the Gerson Clinic.  Her LDH (lactic dehydrogenase), which had been coming down steadily (Dr Cervantes said this was a good sign), has just shot up higher than it was when she arrived.  It’s now 300.  Normal is below 176.  A couple of the…

The Gerson Clinic vs ‘Healing the Gerson Way’ (the book)

Almost everyone at the Gerson clinic seems to start slowly rather than launch into 13 juices and 5 enemas a day as prescribed in ‘Healing the Gerson Way’, Charlotte Gerson’s helpful book.   ‘When people do the full protocol too soon, they can get into big problems and end up with an ulcer or in…