I love watching documentaries. They open your eyes to new ideas and concepts to explore.
One thing I have stumbled across is ‘The Gerson Therapy’. It was referenced in a few documentaries* I watched and I was mesmerized with the concept and remedy.
I am not going to go through a historical anecdote of the therapy and all that. I am going to discuss the therapy itself.
If you suffer from any kind of cancer, chronic degenerative diseases or illness, be it the common cold to the most deadly and untreatable of all diseases, ‘The Gerson Therapy’ seems to be able to fight it all and actually CURE and HEAL you and not the symptoms.
I enjoy visualizing ‘the Gerson therapy’ as a comic superhero like no other. She would be invincible and ready to save the day all the time 24/7. Why she? Because the therapy is so holistic and derived from Mother Nature that it is no doubt a she healer. “The She Healer” would be her name 🙂
Anyway to get back on track…. The Gerson Therapy believes that the body has an amazing ability to heal itself. The body is normally organized in order to heal. If you cut or burn yourself in the kitchen while preparing food your wounds will eventually heal. If you break your leg, your body will eventually repair the damage and heal. It is our built in “Natural Healing Mechanism” (and you thought that cars only have built in features!). Thus the only thing you have to do when or if you ever get sick is to restore and rebuild the bodies healing mechanism which is being suppressed and damaged by all the waste, pesticides, preservatives, damaged and processed foods, and additives that are in the poisonous food we are consuming. So, all you have to do is the following (note: therapy is modified depending on the illness you suffer from. I am not an expert on the subject so if you are sick please do your own research, check out the institute, and follow their recommendations):
I- Juicing: Fresh juices are so helpful and powerful for the body. Fresh organic nutrients are the only thing that the body needs to work on. The human body is not designed to work on pasta, fries and steak which have no vitamins, mineral and nutrition. Even vegetarians who are adding salad dressings and are eating damaged vegetables and fruits that are exposed to pesticides and fungicides are not nourishing their systems but are poisoning it. So the solution to nourish your body is fresh organic produce. In order to provide your cells with fresh living nutrients they can absorb and utilize quickly to keep our defenses going, juices are the key. Removing the fiber and only drinking the juice will allow us to get more nutrients and vitamins in our system. Here are the juices you are to have on daily basis:
- One fresh organic orange juice for breakfast (vitamin C)
- Green juice: green lettuce, chard, green pepper, red cabbage put together with an apple (which has pectin in it that makes it highly digestible)
- Apple and Carrot mix juice: biochemists and doctors found that the acid of the apple that are ground influence the carrots to release minerals. Thus, the combination gives the best release of minerals.
- Carrot only Juice: served with liver capsules which produces Vitamin A (good for cancer treatment)
(The therapy prohibits the drinking of water. The juices are served every hour, thus the system is highly hydrated.)
II- Coffee Enemas: Drinking coffee is prohibited in the Gerson therapy. But coffee used in enema gives the body a totally difference effect. It cleanses the liver and helps it restore its function.
III- Have full vegetarian meals with fiber in them. Meals consisting of fresh organic vegetables and fruits. Use of flax seed oil is allowed. No Salt to be used. Go crazy with recipes.
IV- Meditation helps heal and restore balance to our systems.
What about protein?
This reminds me of a scene from the animated move “Ice Age Dawn of the Dinosaurs” where the tiger chasing a dear looses his breath after a few seconds but the dear keeps running and running.
The vegetarian diet is rich in proteins. The most complete protein is in carrots and carrot juice. If you feed a new born nothing but carrot juice they are perfectly normal and develop healthy. Carrots have almost the same amount of protein as mothers’ milk and it has all the other things that babies need: calcium, magnesium, manganese etc. You also get proteins in potatoes, oatmeal, and in all other vegetables.
The therapy is not an easy one to adopt especially with the lifestyles we have gotten accustomed to. From the daily takeouts to the social events that always include something to nibble on and drink. But at the end of the day health is the most important element of our life. When you are unhealthy you are unable to lead a normal life. You are always sick and tired and sad. We owe it to ourselves to start adopting some healthy choices. Maybe buy a juicer and start trying the juices that are mentioned above. If we see any improvement in our health, maybe we can cut back on animal products, additives and preservatives. Then maybe we can start doing the coffee enemas to help our liver rid itself from all the toxins we are consuming.
It is funny how our priorities are distorted. We spend so much money on our outer appearances (which is not a bad thing at all), but we tend to go cheap when it comes to buying healthy products for our system.
Consider showing off your healthy body and healthy system. Boast about your health and well being. Please read more about the subject. You never know when you may need the therapy or a slap in the face and a wake up call to adopt a healthier lifestyle just to stay alive. Don’t wait until you are in desperate need. Don’t wait until you get sick. Act now.
Take care of yourself. You have the potential to cure yourself.
— Rasha Nasser Khalil
* The documentaries are:
The beautiful Truth directed by Steve Kroschel
The Gerson Miracle directed by Steve Kroschel
Dying to Have known directed by Steve Kroschel
Food Inc. directed by Robert Kenner
Forks Over Knives directed by Lee Fulkerson
Food Matters directed by James Colquhoun and Carlo Ledesma
Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead directed by Joe Cross
Charlotte Gerson on Cancer and Disease:
The Gerson Institute: http://gerson.org/
Gerson Health Media: http://www.gersonmedia.com
Jay Kordich (the father of juicing): http://www.jaykordich.com/
“When your defenses are in order cancer is impossible”
“Cancer is totally curable by restoring the body’s ability to reactivate this healing mechanism”
“Chemotherapy does not restore the body’s ability to heal. It poisons it further. It weakens the immune system”
“Nature has set it all up… it is alright”
“The only thing the public thinks of when it thinks of proteins is animal proteins. But the human body is not designed from animal proteins. It cannot handle it correctly. It cannot break it down to the end product and lodge it correctly.”
“live food… live bodies. Dead food…things that are cooked, things that are processed… dead food…death does not beget life, only life begets life.”