Saul in J Orthomolecular Med, Vol 22, No 4, p If I were asked to choose the most valuable two pages of any medical book ever written, I would not hesitate to nominate pages of Healing the Gerson Way. Any preconceptions that the seven-decades-old Gerson approach may be outmoded or inflexible will be put to rest in the second chapter. Chapters 5 and 6, supported by references, discuss how chronic disease is primarily caused by what we do to ourselves.
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Shelves: health-books , on-cancer I bought this book on the recommendation of Andrew W. Like many people with severe M. The juices would also be far too high in carbohydrate for many of us, and we would feel more ill still from avoiding protein - as would others with mitochondrial diseases.
I have to admit I was quite disappointed about how much the book only talked about each part of the program in the context of cancer. The amount of information about chronic disease was just tiny. This is important to know when you are considering giving up a food for years, or stopping a supplement you believe is important and I feel this was a big problem with the book, for chronically ill readers. Another big problem I had with the book was when it said to avoid reading other health information as much as possible, as only the Gerson program was correct and everything else, just about, was wrong.
Such an attitude is just Knowledge is power. I think that is a shame, and perhaps a bit arrogant. The recommendation to take highish doses of some B vitamins without taking some of all the B vitamins, as almost every orthomolecular expert recommends, also seemed a bit of a worry.
Enemas are said to be contraindicated for those with cardiac insufficiency and diarrhoea which would include all M. Overall this book was useful reading, if significantly flawed, and not something that could be followed strictly by all patients. Worth reading certainly but perhaps with just a grain of salt, for several reasons.
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