Crying

Laura – I can’t stop crying. Maybe that’s part of my healing. Having been on anti-depression medicine for more than 20 years, it took away my ability to cry. I would at times, but not much. Now I can’t stop crying. It just seems to be coming out. Maybe I’m making up for all those…

Scared

Laura – I was scared by Dr. Cervantes of the Gerson clinic. On Tuesday he looked at my LDH blood levels and they were even higher than last time. The LDH is a cancer marker and he is worried something is happening that needs to be investigated. So he wants me to get a full…

Gerson Therapy Support Group

Laura – Today I joined the Gerson Therapy Support group’s Facebook page and I have been posting there ever since. I’m feeling less alone knowing there are other people I can connect with who are recovering from cancer using the same therapy as I am. People share advice and experiences and offer support.  I was…

Blood Work Update

Dr Cervantes at the Gerson Clinic in Mexico isn’t happy with Laura’s blood work. Her sodium and chloride levels have dropped too low, her LDH (the cancer marker) has leapt up to 390 and he is worried she isn’t eating all her meals, especially on castor oil days.  This is a big deal.  It’s really…

More Food Porn

Laura – I love food and don’t believe anybody could love it more than me.  Sometimes I scroll through Google images just looking at clams, sardines, lamb, oxtail, short ribs, pork belly, etc. I can get lost doing this for hours. Today it was Lobster Newburgh. I’ve had my share of New England lobster in…

Anxiety and Biking

Laura -Recently  I’ve been suffering from lots of anxiety about how different my life has become. I’m no longer working, living in a different place, afraid I’ll lose my business, worried about having enough money to get through 2 years of this treatment and how I’ll support myself in the future.  I’ve also got in touch…

Lucky

Laura – I feel lucky. Friends sign up to help make my juices and meals on the weekends. How wonderful is that? Part of my recovery from cancer is realizing how well loved I am. People who I never thought would come to help have been here more than once. I must have given a…

Trampoline

Tigger from ‘Winnie the Pooh’ The fitness prescription for all Gerson cancer patients is rest, rest, rest…and a little trampolining. No kidding. So we’ve just ordered a mini trampoline so Laura can bounce around the living room like Tigger. The idea is a little gentle rebounding (sort of walking in place on the trampoline) helps…

Meditation and Cancer

Gregory Colbert Laura – I started meditating at the age of 17 with Transcendental Meditation. I would sit in bed repeating my mantra and fall asleep. So much for meditation. Over the years I would try to connect with a Higher Power, the Universe, whatever you want to call it but always had a hard…

Weekend Warrior Schedule

We’re trialing a new version of the Weekend Warrior schedule for our kind-hearted volunteers. We’ve pruned the schedule way back so it’s now 3.5 hour shifts (instead of the mammoth 5 hour shifts of yore) and we’re asking for just one Weekend Warrior for each shift (instead of two people each morning and one person…

Tumors Disintegrating

Laura – This is going to sound disgusting but the whole purpose of the Gerson protocol is to get rid of the cancer and I just had a sign that it’s working.  In my underwear I found a blob of flesh. Now never in my 58 years have I had this experience and I’m going…

Gerson French Fries

On castor oil days Laura usually can’t eat her soup, never mind her baked potato, because she feels bilious and poorly.  But we’ve discovered a neat trick, Gerson ‘French Fries’. You bake them in the oven for an hour @ 350 F (absolutely no salt or oil!). Even on her worst day, Laura will happily…

The Importance of Gruel

Gruel, the milky white juice that you get when you boil organic rolled oats in a lot of water for 15 minutes (and then strain off and discard the oats) seems to be the key to keeping Laura’s stomach happy.  When she drinks a little before and after every enema, her stomach is less upset,…

Shopping

If we had a car, this is what it would look like. Our weekly shopping feels as if we are catering to a ravenous pony (all the carrots, apples and oats) and a coffee addict. Here’s Laura’s weekly shop list (all organic) – 60 Granny Smith apples 50 gallons of distilled water 30 lbs of…

Snorty Pants

Laura – I used to be a very heavy snorer and for several years suffered from sleep apnea, which I just read can cause cancer. A 2012 study reported that people with sleep apnea have a 4.8 times higher incidence of cancer mortality. Apparently the oxygen deprivation causes angiogenesis (rapid new blood vessel growth), which feeds…