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Zgull was posted 09/01/1997 09:42 pm by Linda Ski
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I recently bought a book entitled "Informed Decisions" by the American Cancer Society (copyright 1997). It discusses the Gerson therapy. Apparently, it relies on a diet of fruits & vegetables and as many as 13 glasses of fresh juices a day. Gerson published a book called "A Cancer Therapy: Results of Fifty Cases" (I haven't read this). The ACS says "The Gerson Institute literature says that metabolism is stimulated with liver extract injections; pancreatic enzymes; and thyroid, potassium an d other supplements. Coffee or chamomile tea enemas may be used. Adjuvant treatments such as laetrile, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, and shark cartilage may be recommended also. Although Gerson submitted 10 case histories to the National Cancer Insti tute in 1947 ... an NCI statement says their review did not find the treatment to be effective... members of the Gerson Institute argue that some evidence was dismissed on the basis of technicalities... Serious illnesses and death have occurred as a result of some of the treatments, such as coffee enemas, which can affect the body's electrolyte balance and may cause infection. Accordingly, the ACS warns against using the Gerson method for any medical condition." Now, I have no personal info ab out this treatment, and I do know most doctors are skeptical of many alternative therapies. Another chat member on here, Linda, has helped her sister Nola with alternative therapies and has apparently researched them quite a bit. You may want to ta lk to her. Best of luck. Let me know if anything good comes out of it.

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