photos: pico, coffee, juice
this week at class we watched the gerson miracle. for all of you that watched food matters (you watched it right?!) you will remember charlotte from that movie. charlotte is the daughter of max gerson. anyways, the gerson miracle is based on the migraine studies conducted by german physician max gerson. he cured himself of migraines eating a mostly raw vegetarian diet. he also did a test on 450 patients with tuberculosis who used the gerson therapy and 446 claimed to be healed. from there this study was used to treat all sorts of diseases, including cancer. he wrote a book called A Cancer Therapy: Results of 50 Cases where he chronicles his successes with the gerson therapy and cancer. this movie follows his legacy. his daughter charlotte explains how these practices are still used today to heal.
the gerson therapy is primarily drinking tons of juice. when you flood the body with organic juice, it goes to your blood stream almost as fast as alcohol. doing this will heal your body and bring about vibrant health.
one thing about the treatment that i thought was interesting was the use of coffee enemas. eek! although this sounds completely outside of my comfort zone, you better believe that if it was me or cancer that i'd be doing 'em.
it makes me so sad that this treatment isn't readily available for patients in the US because of legal issues. the gerson institute was founded in tijuana, mexico where it is today. lives are being changed everyday without the use of chemo. the problem with chemo is that it kills the bad cells, but also the good ones.
other notes of interest:
watch the movie (forewarning, there are some pretty hokey moments, but also some great info)
thank you all for your allergy advice. i'm pushing through and looking in to all of your solutions. sorry to hear that many of you suffer from them as well. i will become one with the neti-pot!