Friday, January 7, 2011

Book Review

The Gerson Therapy: The Proven Nutritional Program for Cancer and Other Illnesses
by Charlotte Gerson and Morton Walker D.P.M.(Oct 1, 2001)
I read this book about 3 months ago...
Pondering the "Gerson Therapy"...
Dr. Max Gerson, long deceased, is said to have studied the impact of food/nutrition on human wellness. In the book Charlotte Gerson (Max's daughter) presents her father's research promoting the use of juiced organic fruits and vegetables in combination with coffee enemas to promote improved immune functioning and in effect improved health. She offers many individual success stories to validate the theory.

The book felt somewhat like a promotional advertisement for "The Amazing Gerson Therapy", but the actual theory itself is completely believable. We are very much a product of what we put into our bodies... garbage in...well...disease happens!

The one thing that I remain "hung up on" is the use of coffee enemas...
Not sure where I stand on this idea...
Although Charlotte gives a convincing argument for the healthful benefits of this seems pretty far off the path of traditional medicine (not that that is always a bad thing).

I plan to investigate this thought a bit more.
I am not sure how an Acute Porphyria liver/GI system would respond???

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