- Paperback: 448 pages
- Publisher: Totality Books; 1st edition (August 1, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0976018608
- ISBN-13: 978-0976018605
- Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 6 x 1.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (279 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #320,847 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Healing the Gerson Way: Defeating Cancer and Other Chronic Diseases 1st Edition
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Reviewed by Andrew W. Saul in J Orthomolecular Med, 2007. Vol 22, No 4, p 217-218.
If I were asked to choose the most valuable two pages of any medical book ever written, I would not hesitate to nominate pages 196-197 of Healing the Gerson Way. They present a very concise listing of the full Gerson nutritional therapy as an "Hourly Schedule for Typical Cancer Patients." These two pages deserve to be (and may already be) among the most photocopied-and-shared documents in alternative medicine. Authors Charlotte Gerson and Beata Bishop also provide additional, modified treatment schedule tables: one for patients who are severely weakened and/or on chemotherapy, and another for nonmalignant patients.
Any preconceptions that the seven-decades-old Gerson approach may be outmoded or inflexible will be put to rest in the second chapter. Long-time students of Gerson will appreciate new additions to the therapy, such as chromium, selenium, and pau d'arco. Chapters 5 and 6, supported by 175 references, discuss how chronic disease is primarily caused by what we do to ourselves. The remainder of the book tells you exactly what you can do about it, with sections on "Restoring the Body's Defenses," "Why Does the Gerson Therapy Work," "Pain Control Without Drugs," and "Preparing Food and Juices - The Basic Rules."
It would not be Gerson book without a chapter on coffee enemas. The coffee enema is probably the most controversial, most misunderstood, and, perhaps, most memorable Gerson technique of all. Its purposes are detoxification, liver cleansing, and pain relief. Chapters also explain recommended laboratory tests and discuss non-pharmaceutical medications.Read more ›
We thought my husband had a severe reaction to taking one 325mg capsule of Pancreatin (digestive enzymes: Protease, Amylase, and Lipase), this was his first time ever taking this supplement. However, he did not. It ended up only being the niacin flush. The niacin flush can behave much like an allergic reaction. We are very glad it was only the niacin. Although after some research online there have been many cases of people who are in fact allergic to Pancreatin!!! Unfortunately in the book it never says that this type of allergic reaction is a possibility. It only says that "Some patients cannot tolerate Pancreatin and have to do without it." If you are considering trying this plan for healing cancer, or simply for overall health (like us), then I highly recommend that you start adding things slowly (one at a time). Even as simple as adding foods you may have never had before. Just to make sure there are no allergies to these things.
Also be cautious with the enemas. Electrolytes can be thrown off balance quite easily with laxatives and enemas, etc. The body is very very strict about electrolyte balance. Also do remember that foods such as tomatoes are naturally higher in sodium (which are included in the "special soup" on the Gerson plan), so you will be getting sodium on this meal plan. It is very important to be getting all of the juices and potassium when doing the enemas. Check out wikipedia for more information on electrolyte homeostasis.
Also...be gentle when inserting the tube. If the tube is poking you and it is painful stop and try to reposition.Read more ›
of awesome advice, recipes and information to help yourself and your family.
This book is a real eye opener for many americans. We are getting to far from mother nature and the
healing food can give us naturally. Many of us put all of our control into the hands of doctors/pills
instead of educating and helping ourselves.
For any of you who have netflix online, they have some Gerson videos to watch for free,
well worth it.
Enjoy a healthy life while you have it!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
this book is a fantastic read ! if your going to deal with your cancer this really is your best option ! i hope my brother realizes thisPublished 1 month ago by tomster
Excellent heath book information! I enjoyed reading every minute of it!Published 2 months ago by Lin Nah Lim
This book ought to be in the hands of anyone with cancer, but better to read before the cancer shows up...Published 4 months ago by Jean Kraemer, M.