Stinky Pits

Laura – I always prided myself on having armpits that didn’t smell.  I used a crystal rock as a deodorant and it really curtailed the odor. Little did I know that it contained aluminum which is highly toxic. Like most people I thought if it didn’t contain aluminum chloride it was okay to use. Well it’s…

Tumor Necrosis

In The Gerson Therapy book (2001) one patient Kent Gardner describes his throat tumor when it starts to die off as ‘rotting in my throat..it produced a constant, horrible smell unlike anything I had ever experienced – even after working for 24 years as a taxidermist!’ Eventually it fell off and he swallowed it. Sounds disgusting…

My Dear Mum

It has been quite the year. First my very dear mum, who has enfolded me in love all her life, had a stroke in the fall of 2012, then my soul mate Laura was diagnosed with melanoma of the cervix in May 2013. And now this Thursday, September 5th, my mum is going to have…

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…

Clean Water

Laura- Every morning I feel like a woman in a foreign land scavaging for fresh water to clean myself. Luckily I don’t have to go too far…there are 10 gallon jugs of distilled water sitting on my living room floor. It’s not easy to wash when you can’t use the shower, the bath or anything…

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…

How Not To Do An Enema

One of the people here at the Gerson Clinic just set their bed on fire and it wasn’t by smoking or illicitly trying to grill a steak.  They were trying to help their partner do an enema.. For modesty’s sake we’ll refer to the patient as J.  She was lying on the enema couch in…

Hormone Replacement Therapy – a Cancer Trigger?

Three of the female patients at the Gerson Clinic (including Laura) have undergone hormone replacement therapy. Two took bio-identical compounded hormones and two used the Vivelle estradiol patch. Is there a link to cancer?  Dr Cervantes strongly thinks so. HRT may not be the only disease trigger, but it is likely one of the culprits…

Preparing to Climb the Everest of Alternative Health

We’re getting ready to go home to New York next Tuesday.  And I’ve started to wake up again in the middle of the night in a panic. How are we going to do this in New York?  Here in Tijuana at the Gerson Clinic we have a team of 5 doctors and 4 nurses who…

Melatonin

Laura is so buzzed from all the caffeine in the coffee enemas, she is finding it hard to fall asleep. The prescribed valerian tablets had no effect. Now Laura is on 6mg of Melatonin at bedtime. It not only helps with sleep, melatonin is supposed to help fight cancer and boost your immune system too….

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…