Health Update

Good news! Laura’s Lactic Dehydrogenase (LDH) level just dropped significantly for the second time.  It is now 206. Normal range is below 176. Cancer patients tend to have elevated levels.  When Laura arrived at the clinic, her LDH was up at 271. Dr Cervantes says this latest blood work shows her body is detoxifying very…

Dreaming of Meat…

Blue cheese burger with bacon, sauteed mushrooms and onions, the whole roast pig at the local taco stand, razor clams, scallops and lobster. Laura has been dreaming of meat the past few days.  For once, the only thing she is not craving is sugar. ‘I’ve no interest in it at all,’ she says.

Good News + Not Such Great News

‘Don’t worry.  It is a typical healing reaction, and a very good one,’ Dr Melendez told Laura this morning after breakfast.  Dr Melendez is co-owner of the clinic and one of the best known Gerson doctors. She has treated patients at the Gerson clinic for over 20 years.  She and Dr Cervantes have dropped Laura…

Castor Oil Enema

The castor oil enema is something every Gerson patient dreads.  It tastes vile and it is the mother of all detoxes.  It strips all 32 feet of your intestine removing parasites, worms, fat deposits, toxins, food residues, dead and malignant tissue and defunct blood cells, according to Dr Ramos. You have to drink a couple…

Charlotte Gerson

Laura, Charlotte Gerson & Lucie Charlotte Gerson came to the clinic yesterday. What an extraordinary woman.  She is 91 years old and full of energy and strong opinions. She calls the American FDA (Food and Drug Administration) the ‘Fraud and Death Association’, is vehemently against fluoride in drinking water.  ‘It is poison.  It says so…

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…

Mucosal Melanoma – the cause?

Laura has a very rare mucosal melanoma of the cervix. The Gerson Clinic has only seen one other case in all its years.  But according to a top doctor we saw at Memorial Sloan Kettering these mucosal melanomas are becoming more common. What is the cause? Dr Cervantes at the Gerson Clinic thinks it is…

The Gerson Clinic

This is how we spend our days at the clinic… Note the barbed wire – Is it to keep us in or intruders out? Laura in ‘Poo Corner’.

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…

The Norwalk juicer

The Norwalk Juicer is the Ferrari of Juicers.  It is a 60lb, $2,500 stainless steel grinding and pulverizing machine and it is the key implement for healing the Gerson way. The delivery man staggered in through the door carrying its enormous box. On Monday, Laura and I sat for 2 hours watching the instructional video….