Inspired

Wow! I was bowled over this morning when I switched on my laptop to find the blog got almost 5,000 hits in one day and so many kind messages of love and support from meditators on the Deepak Chopra site. It lifts my wings and makes me feel less alone. It was exactly a year…

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…

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…

Carers Beware

The Gerson Clinic is very strict about food.  Not only for the patient, but also for the carer.  You get the exact same 3 vegetarian meals (potato, potato, potato, salad and fruit)  as the patient. No deviation. Well, not unless you fancy a cup of coffee (I guess they have a lot left over from…

Dinner is Served…

Potatoes are a big part of the Gerson diet. Baked potato and potato soup (aka hippocrates soup) for lunch and baked potato and potato soup again for dinner. The only way to tell its breakfast is there’s no potato.

Norwalk Juicer – aka ‘the beast’

What a relief to discover that the Gerson Clinic kitchen also has carrot confetti spattered all over the ceiling and walls. Their Norwalk Juicer even blasted the guests during a juicing demonstration. We are hoping to pick up some tips on how to make life easier with ‘the beast’.  Using cloths instead of bags makes…

Hard Times

Up at 6am.  Fetch gruel. Days here at the Gerson Clinic are positively Dickensian. Maybe we should’ve gone to the Hippocrates Institute with its 50 acres of woodlands, 3 pools, luxury suites, movie nights, disco night, spa, zen meditation cabins, yoga and pilates classes and other new age comforts. The Gerson is so Germanic.  There’s…

The Gerson Clinic – we’re here!!!

Today we arrived at the Gerson clinic in Tijuana. It’s a small sleepy clinic (more like a hacienda) 2 blocks from the ocean. You would be in for a surprise if you were expecting the Canyon Ranch or the Hippocrates Institute. One big downer is that we have two skinny beds forcing us to sleep…