This is 13th in a series of articles overviewing Ty Bollinger’s book CANCER: Step Outside the Box. You can get caught up by reading Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11 and Part 12.
Dr. Max Gerson, a German Jew, fled Nazi Germany in 1933—but not before discovering, in a round-about way, a cure for cancer.
A good while before he had to leave, Dr. Gerson successfully cured his own severe migraine headaches by changing his diet. When he began treating his patients with migraine, using the diet, he discovered the diet cured other conditions as well, including tuberculosis.
This kind of success spread like wildfire, becoming well known in Europe. Other doctors used the diet to treat their patients with tuberculosis. It was so successful in Switzerland that it put many sanatoriums out of business, and they changed to successful ski resorts that are still used today.
In 1928, a woman with incurable bile-duct cancer contacted Dr. Gerson, begging him to treat her with his diet therapy. She didn’t care that he knew little about cancer–she was desperate. Not only did SHE recover totally, but two of her friends with cancer were also successfully treated.
True to form, the medical establishment there, at the time, was critical, and tried to demean his accomplishments. This pillaring by the medical community isn’t a new thing.
While Gerson was trying to silence his critics by treating only terminally ill patients, declared so by no less than two specialists, Adolph Hitler began arresting Jews. So Dr. Gerson found it prudent to get his family out of Germany, pronto. In doing so, he had to leave his study results behind.
They arrived in New York City in 1936, after brief stays in Austria, France and England.
Upon getting established, he resumed his studies with terminally ill cancer patients. After much study, in 1946 he testified in court, along with some of his cured patients, that he had found a cure for cancer. It was then announced publicly on the radio, on July 3, 1946, that a cancer cure had been discovered. This, of course, then brought out the New York Medical Society to condemn it.
He spent several more years, successfully curing cancer—but under a lot of scrutiny. Then he mysteriously died suddenly on March 8, 1959. His daughter later announced he had died of arsenic poisoning.
What’s involved in the actual therapy?
Dr. Gerson’s premise was that cancer is the result of deficiency and toxicity. Deficiency because of our nutrition-poor modern diet and toxicity because of the chemicals we are constantly bombarded with in food, air and household materials.
Cleansing the body from these toxins and restoring the immune system with the right nutrition is the foundation of the Gerson therapy. A “whole body” approach was taken by flooding the body with micronutrients from a diet consisting of a salt-tree, fat-free, organic, vegetarian food, and fresh-pressed fruit and vegetable juices on a daily basis.
He also used pancreatic enzymes with his treatment. And in such, he emphasized his idea that too much animal protein in the diet is carcinogenic. He preferred protein from vegetables, fruits, grains, nuts and seeds for adequate protein needs.
The difficulty that the liver and kidneys have excreting protein explains why the Gerson therapy avoided meat, eggs, poultry, etc. He was also convinced that the liver was the most important organ in the body because it filters out toxins. He even noted how the deterioration of the liver parallels the progression of cancer!
The coffee enemas come in because they facilitate the opening of the bile ducts, which is necessary to help the liver get rid of the toxins. These very coffee enemas have brought scorn and ridicule from the Cancer Industry ever since Gerson first used them.
Dr. Gerson also became aware that sodium stimulates tumor growth, as do fats—although he concurred with Dr. Johanna Budwig (mentioned in a previous article), that flaxseed oil was necessary to provide essential fatty acids. As an extra benefit, flaxseed oil stimulates the immune system. Plus, the flaxseed oil should ONLY be consumed raw and cold, never used for cooking.
In 1977, the Gerson Institute was established in San Diego by Dr. Gerson’s daughter Charlotte—solely to educate the public on the Gerson Therapy. Her hospital, because the United States government would not support the Gerson Therapy, was established in Tijuana, Mexico. The Gerson Institute’s website, should you choose to visit, is www.Gerson.org.
Also, Max Gerson himself authored a book, A Cancer Therapy: Results of Fifty Cases and the Cure of Advanced Cancer, available on Amazon.com.