We should settle one thing here at the beginning:
The purpose of the Gerson therapy is to save
life. People who go on this program are frequently
close to death. Unlike some other “cancer remedies,”
THIS PROGRAM SAVES LIVES. If the reader
does not like the program, or wish to go on the program,
that is his choice. But he should not reprove
those who do, so they can continue living.
They need encouragement, not reproof.
There are medicines used in this therapy to
help recover the sick. You and I do not take those
medicines. They are not for us. We are well. But,
for the greater part of a century, Dr. Gerson and
associates found that these special substances
brought people back from the brink of death—for
those substances provided the ill with a combination
of abundant tissue nourishment and intense
tissue cleansing. Like all medicines, they are used
for a time by sick people to help make them well.
After that, they can be set aside.
To friends and loved ones of the sufferer with
advanced cancer, we would say: This person is battling
for his or her life, and needs your help. He
or she may die without earnest efforts. Let’s pitch
in and help. If the situation were to be reversed, is
not this what you would want others to do for you?
1 - INTRODUCTION
The reasoning behind this therapy
Although this book was written for researchers
and historians, it is able to make many other people
better informed on these issues.
Since there are over fifty cancer treatment methods
surveyed in this complete book of over 200
pages, in searching for the best ones to work with—
what are the essential points we should keep in
mind, in order to find the best remedial program
(In the following overview, we will frequently refer
to the cancer as a “tumor,” knowing that not all
types of cancer are in that form.)
FOUR SPECIAL PROBLEMS—In dealing with
cancer, what are the areas which need correcting?
1 - Wasting away: Medical experts know that
cancer victims starve to death. Their systems become so disorganized, due to poisons thrown into
the system by the malignancy, that they cannot properly
assimilate the food they eat. This problem must
be dealt with.
2 - Reduce the tumor: The tumor must be
downsized or shrunk. In the medical route, this is
done by applying surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation
to the tumor. In the process, severe damage is
done to surrounding tissue and, generally, to the
entire body. Natural remedies accomplish this task
by gradually dissolving the tumor, so that it is carried
off in the blood stream.
3 - Clean the liver: As the tumor breaks up, it
is carried by the blood to the liver, which is the primary
blood-cleaning organ. But this results in a
pileup of toxic substances in the liver. So much waste
is being carried to it, from the tumor, that the liver
cannot eliminate it fast enough. So shrinkage of the
tumor requires an urgent, ongoing cleansing of the
liver. The poisons in it must be removed. If this is
not done, the person will become drowsy and go
into a hepatic coma. He will slip into unconsciousness,
and die from liver poisoning.
4 - Clean the bowel. As the poisons are expelled
from the liver, they must be rapidly taken out of the
body through the intestines and large bowel. It is
vital that the body be aided in this function. Just
because toxins have passed from the tumor to the
liver, and into the intestinal tract—does not mean
they are out of the body. We know, from how the
body works in other disorders, that when the bowel
is overloaded, toxic substances are reabsorbed from
it—and carried to the liver and kidneys for removal.
To summarize the above: Good nutrition cleans
the tumor, gradually emptying it into the bloodstream, where it travels to the liver, which cleans the blood. Help is needed to clean the liver, which then empties the poisons through the gall bladder into the small intestine. That waste must be quickly hurried out of the body.