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…

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…

Sweet Tooth

Laura – You won’t believe this, but I’m NOT enjoying sweet food. This from a sugar addict who couldn’t stop binging on it.  During 41 years of sugar cravings, I’ve tried everything (12 step programs, hypnosis,  talk therapy, the GAPS diet, in fact loads of diets). The Gerson Therapy has cured me of this problem…

Food Cravings

Laura- I’ve been driving Lucie bonkers talking about food and sniffing her meals that are off limits to me. Decided to take my food cravings of the day online.  I was reading recipes for a caramelized onion, mushroom and gruyere quiche. Somehow I want some sharp cheese and something creamy.

Working Up An Appetite

Laura- I have a new ploy of reading cook books. The one in the photo is by Alice Waters who is Lucie’s favorite cook. Reading it right before lunch helps me build up an appetite. I can barely eat the food on the Gerson diet and at this point I’m just forcing it in. It’s…

Sniff Sniff..

When I first met Laura she had a terrible sense of smell.  It worried me a bit. Diminishing sense of smell can be an early indicator for Alzheimer’s.  But since Laura has been on the Gerson diet, her nose is now so sensitive it’s like a super power.  If I so much as pull a…

Hungry for Animal Protein

Laura- Why can’t vegetables smell as good as meat? Lucie came home with an organic burger tonight and I am getting high off the smell.  If you know me, that I like to eat comes as no surprise. I fancied myself a gourmet diner and could have been a food critic. There’s nothing more pleasurable than…

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…

Shopping List

Lunch and dinner at the Gerson Clinic are the same.  The Hippocrates soup is made of potatoes, celery root and tomatoes. I don’t know which is worse Laura’s new daily schedule (which I’ll post later), or our weekly shopping list which we just received. It starts off: “50 lbs carrots, 40 lbs apples, 38 heads…