Gerson Clinic-day 7

by on February 9, 2010
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Yesterday was a beautiful day.  With my doctor’s permission, I walked to church after breakfast.  The kitchen help gave me my green 9AM juice at 8:45.  Then I walked with Carolyn T. about 15 minutes to find The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints.  I had a map and it was pretty much a straight shot but when you are in unfamiliar territory you always wonder if you are on the right track.

We were a couple of minutes late as we slipped in to a beautiful chapel.  I was touched by the spirit immediately and had a few tears fill my eyes.  I felt  joy and love.  It was a sweet service even though I don’t understand Spanish.  The hymns were familiar so I sang in English or hummed along.  We had to leave before the meeting was over because I didn’t want to miss my 10AM juice. 

I had to walk a little slower on the way back because I was feeling  low on energy.  The sea air is wonderful though and invigorating.  I am very blessed to be here and have my friend to walk the journey of healing with me.

The other patients are so friendly and interesting.  Currently there are 6 patients and their companions so that means we sit at one long table for meals.  The total number changes as some people arrive and depart on different days.  Some patients stay for two weeks and others like myself are staying three.  We are young and old, male and female and all but two Canadians are from the US.  More about them later.

I need to give myself a coffee enema (more commonly known as a coffee break) before I go to dinner so I will close for now.

Adios amigos.

Nutritional supplements with Gerson Therapy

by on February 8, 2010
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Saturday was a gray, rainy, blustery day. At 2PM, Dr. Ramos, gave instructions on the supplements that we currently receive and will continue to take when we return home.  Niacin, CoQ10, milk thistle, selenium, acidoll capsule,  inflayyme, liver capsules, pancreatin and colostrum.  Those are the pills or capsules and then there is the clay pack. 

The clay is purchased in powder form and then water is added to make a thick paste like semi-melted chocolate.  It is spread on a square of flannel that is laying on top of a plastic hospital pad.  It is as cold as ice when placed high on my torso/belly to draw toxins out of the liver.  They use something like a wide ace bandage to hold it in place as it is wrapped around my body several times.  I keep it on for 3-4 hours. 

 When I remove it I throw it in the garbage and wash the clay residue off my body with a paper towel.  Sometimes there is an odor in the discarded pack from your toxins.  So far I can’t smell anything but the clay.  I probably have stubborn toxins that are slow to be released.

To be continued.

Juice confessions

by on February 6, 2010
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I must confess that right now I am STILL full from my last juice that I drank nearly 3 hours ago. Along with the previous 11 glasses of juice I received throughout the day, I drank a glass at the beginning of dinner (6PM) and then I get an EXTRA juice (cranberry) for a little infection that showed in my bloodwork. Before I had even cleared my dinner dishes I was served my last and final juice of the day (7PM).

Tonight was one of those times that I had to give myself a little pep talk on how grateful I should be for this delicious juice that was lovingly prepared for me. Truthfully, I wasn’t feeling that way at all. I was wondering how on earth I would actually get this down the hatch. Sometimes you just do what you have to do.

As I left to walk out in the rain back to my room I was able to practice a little Spanish and sincerely say “Muchos gracias, seniorita.”

I feel better already.

Meeting Charlotte Gerson Strauss

by on February 5, 2010
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Wednesday was a treat because I got to meet Charlotte Gerson, daughter of Dr. Max Gerson. She drives from San Diego to the clinic in Mexico every Wednesday to meet with the patients individually and as a group. She is a strong, confident amazing woman. Her skin is beautiful with not one liver spot anywhere. She said that I may be able to make some of mine disappear over time if I stick to every detail of the program which incudes no lotion or creams of any kind. Of course this isn’t my main focus but I do find it fascinating what the body can do if given the right nutrients and enough time.

She spent about 30 minutes answering my questions and then later we gathered as a group to hear her presentation. She stayed for lunch and we got to know her a little better then too. She is radiant and full of energy and turns 88 next month.

Happy juicing everyone. I am drinking 12 glasses a day and working up to 13 soon. Yes, I am full all day long but that beats being hungry like so many people are in the world.

I am grateful, so deeply grateful.

Arrival at Baja Nutri Care Clinic in Mexico

by on February 4, 2010
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After a very early wake up time to get to the airport and a connecting flight in Phoenix, my friend Carolyn and I made it to San Diego airport where we were picked up by the shuttle service that works closely with BNC. Jay was friendly, helpful and very positive as he shared stories about his life. We had no problems getting across the border.

At the clinic we were greeted by Felix. He took us directly to meet with my doctor and then later he took us on a short tour of the property. Our room is on the second floor and looks out over a beautiful courtyard. I can see the horizon line of the ocean from my bed and the beach is only 3 blocks away.

I immediately liked my doctor who used humor to make a connection. He was very specific in his instructions about my nutritional supplements and what they were for and details about other parts of the Gerson therapy, e.g. enema and clay pack frequency.

I was ravenous for lunch at 1PM which included a freshly prepared juice, Hippocrates soup, baked potato and assorted cooked and raw vegetable dishes. The bread was surprisingly delicious even though it doesn’t have salt or oil in it. Dinner was more of the same with a few different options.

I slept well the first night. The beds are comfortable and I had two pillows and enough blankets to keep warm.

Adios until my next entry.

Beginning a new therapy

by on January 27, 2010
in Gerson therapy, Juicing

I am beginning a new therapy starting next Monday, February 1, 2010, to help me recover from cancer.  I will be going to a Gerson therapy certified clinic in Mexico for 3 weeks.  Since the fees include having a companion come with me, I am taking my friend Carolyn Taylor for the first two weeks and then my daughter Nicole will join me for the last week.  They will learn along with me how to prepare the organic fruits and vegetables for my lunch and dinner and also how to use the Norwalk juice machine for my hourly fresh glass of juice.  There is no need to learn how to cook oatmeal which I will have every morning for breakfast for the next two years.

The enzymes from the juice help to detoxify my body and the organic coffee enemas help to stimulate the liver and increase bile production to get the toxins out.  Sometimes I will have what is called “flare-ups”.  This may include a fever and feeling sick but I will definitely be edgy or cranky or just plain difficult to be around.  (hopefully not for very long.)  I will let you know what this diet protocol is really like day by day through this blog.  Dr. Max Gerson’s therapy has been curing/healing and helping 52 degenerative diseases, not just cancer,  since the 1930’s.

I hope my musings will help you to understand what it is like for me.  My goal is to restore my body’s natural healing power and to keep my cancer from returning again and again.  In fact, right now I still have anal cancer with a little mestastasis in my left lung but it should continue to shrink and hopefully disappear before my next CT scan in March.

Thanks to friends donating their precious time I have this beautiful new blog to share with you and those interested in restoring their health.  Thanks for your interest and support.

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