A CHANCE DISCOVERY
Whilst Dr Gerson was practicing his effective migraine diet, one of his patients came to him with an interesting discovery. Not only had the diet cured this man of his migraines, but it had also cured him of his skin tuberculosis – all of his skin lesions had disappeared!
It was at this point that Dr Gerson started to understand the relationship between nutrition, the immune system, and disease. The possibility that many diseases could be related to a single cause, and that, rather than looking for symptomatic relief, the real cure was to flush out the “cause” of the illness became a lifelong fascination.
WORD GETS OUT
So by the early 1930′s Dr Gerson had developed the “Gerson-Sauerbrach-Hermannsdorfer diet” which they claimed was a massive advance in the treatment of tuberculosis, during which time under a clinical trial in Munich he was able to completely cure 446 out of 450 “lupus vulgaris” patients with his nutritional therapy. At time the disease was know to be a hideous and incurable skin tuberculosis.
The Nobel Prize winner Dr Albert Schweizer, was immensely impressed with Max Gerson’s therapy after the regimen not only cured his type II diabetes, but had also cured his wife’s life threatening tuberculosis condition, which had resisted all other forms of treatment. The two men formed a friendship which was to last their whole lives.
As well as attracting some renowned practitioners in the medical industry, the Gerson Diet was also starting to attract a lot of skepticism, and accusations that he was falsifying his data in his clinical trials, and accusations of quackery.
Undeterred Dr Gerson continued to develop and refine his diet therapy.
A CURE FOR CANCER…?
Dr Gerson was visited by a woman who had a case of advanced inoperable cancer, requesting him to administer his diet in an attempt to cure it. Gerson at this point had no reason to believe that his diet was an effective treatment for cancer and was very reluctant to treat this woman. However, at her insistence and offer to sign a statement waiving him of all responsibility should the treatment fail, he went to work. To his disbelief, his treatment cured the woman’s cancer and that of two of her friends.
Critics were really starting to make noise about his therapy, and Gerson openly admitted that he ad no idea why the therapy worked and instead decided to conduct a study.
Unfortunately, as the second world war began to take hold on the world, Max Gerson and his family fled Germany to the United States, leaving behind a large body of his work and studies.
THE CANCER STUDY BEGINS
In New York Dr Gerson set up a clinic and began a phase of study to refine and develop his therapy for the treatment of cancer. This was a very challenging time, as he was for the most part given patients that were terminal cases and considered hopeless cases by the medical industry. Many of them were unable to eat and had suffered the effect of all conventional therapies to no avail. Coupled with that, if he was unable to come up with positive results the American Medical Association threatened to close his practice.
Not all of his cases were successful, and every time Dr Gerson was to lose a patient it weighed hard on his conscience.
Dr Gerson soon came to the conclusion that the process of most degenerative diseases in the body are more or less the same they are diseases of Toxicity & Deficiency and the health of the digestive system in the person. If these can be restored, it would be impossible for disease to exist in that environment.
Despite much contest from the AMA, Max Gerson continued to publish articles and case studies in the hope that his message can be heard and understood across America and the world. He submitted many cases of recovered patients to the AMA and was turned away many times, dismissed as “radical” and a “quack”.
Dr Max Gerson twice fell gravely ill in his lifetime. The first time, upon nursing himself back to health, he discovered that he was in fact poisoned… Not only that, but the manual of the book that he had intended to publish, stating his claim that he had found an effective treatment and cure for cancer, was stolen.
If Dr Gerson had not survived that attack, that manual would never have come to light and we would never know what he had discovered. His work would be lost forever.
Not one to be deterred, he set to work again and started to compile his studies. In 1958 he finally published his Life’s work ‘A Cancer Therapy: Results of 50 Cases’ detailing his results, theories, and practices.
The following year he fell gravely ill again, another poison attempt, and sadly was unable to recover.
We have much to be thankful for in Dr Max Gerson.Without his incredible mind, passion and the deep caring and love for the individuals with whom he worked the world would not be privy to the knowledge that we can prevent and cure most chronic degenerative disease, including Cancer, through the understanding of our bodily functions, and our lifestyle choices.
I cannot help but ponder what would motivate someone to poison a man of such value and integrity, and it must be for the reason that he possessed a secret that, if god forbid the world were to discover it, would bring a long standing multi-billion dollar industry crashing to it’s knees…
Can you imagine what he could have discovered if he could have kept working?