Exhaustion

Laura – I can’t tell you how many times I want to stop the Gerson diet, especially now that I have a secondary infection. I feel dizzy and weak. I haven’t been juicing or doing enemas for days so in some way I’m not doing the Gerson therapy right now. All I can really do…

Fever + Cancer

Laura’s has had an unimaginably hard week what with her on/off fever, rigors, drenching sweats (three nights in a row), coughing and vomiting.  Yesterday, at the suggestion of her oncologist, we visited a local urgent care unit for a chest x-ray. It showed no metastasis (YHEA!!!!!!) and no sign of pneumonia (which the oncologist feared)….

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…

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…

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…

Blood Work Update

Today, Laura had her first phone check-up with Dr Cervantes at the Gerson Clinic in Mexico .  He reviewed her blood work and said her urine PH 8.5 is too alkaline (apparently this happens to most Gerson patients after 6 weeks), so he wants her to eat a little animal protein. Her ears perked up…

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…