Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Dear Mr Cancer

You came into my life most unexpectedly. I've seen you out before. You keep coming back most unwanted. It is time to finally show you the door.

Though unwelcome, your presence is not your fault. Merely a product of your environment. It could be that you are not wired correctly, perhaps in your DNA.

You have tried to take what is mine. Even after you've been defeated you continue to fight. Pointless as it is really, I've already figured you out.

You are foolish not to change your ways. Your weakness will escort you to your end. I can no longer allow you to spread your hatred towards life, this rule I will not bend.

The things you seek to destroy are off limits to you. I understand you've lost other battles, I plan to see this one through.

There is nothing good about you. I've searched but you continue to be destructive. When you bring others down with you, this I can no longer forgive.

I am who I am, because of you. Enlightened. Empowered. I will defeat you.

I am who I am, because of you. Enlightened. Empowered. I will defeat you.

Mr Cancer, simply leave and be through as the lesson learned here has been great. I hope that my message of life will be enough to spare the next from your take.

Dear Mr Cancer, this is me saying good-bye to you.


It has been an interesting few weeks here at 1 Gerson Way. We are all still here and things are going strong. The past couple days have been tough, emotionally and physically. I feel like another reaction may be coming on. I am planning to have more blood work in another week or so. The doctor had been considering starting the castor this go round. That aught to kick this thing into high gear. And for those still reading, I will try not to burn that many ticks before my next post.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

The Gerson Therapy and Me: An Update

It has been quite busy around the house over the past two weeks. If I am not juicing, eating or having a coffee break I am undoubtedly preparing to do whichever comes next. What I have learned from the past two weeks is that there is no point in rushing, taking shortcuts or stressing. It only slows you down in the end. Finding your rhythm is the key to success on the Gerson Therapy.

If the schedule wasn't already enough to keep one busy, it will be now that the pace is about to pick up. We're moving up to 13 freshly prepared juices and 5 coffee breaks each and every day!

I recently had another round of blood work drawn. The results have come back and show that my body has bounced back quite well from the reaction. My lymphocytes are up which indicate that my immune system is now better prepared to fight off disease. Other key indicators show that my liver function continues to be strong.

My weight is holding steady at about 158. A few pounds in either direction depending on when I last ate. When I first arrived in Mexico I weighed in at 165 and had been steadily holding that weight since my stage IV diagnosis in May. Two of the main components of the Gerson diet are low fat and low sodium. Having extra sodium forces the body to retain more water in our cells. When we lower our sodium and increase our potassium intake, the body is then able to shed the additional water weight. I'm confident that this explains my recent weight loss, especially when you consider that my mom also lost six or seven pounds during her stay at the clinic.

I continue to have what I am considering flare ups in my stomach. Since going on the diet I can feel something happening in the areas where my tumors exist on both my liver and spleen. Dr Gerson talks about heat and pain around the areas of mass as being a sign of healing. I can only consider what I am feeling as a sign that the therapy continues to provide textbook examples of its effectiveness in my case. I am convinced that the Gerson Therapy is working.

I feel strong and I have plenty of energy. Quite honestly, I don't think I've ever felt this healthy in my life! It was certainly an unfortunate series of events that got me to where I am today, but I am grateful that I've been able to learn as much about the importance of nutrition and it's direct link to health. I only hope that through my experiences, others will benefit from this knowledge before falling victim to preventable chronic diseases such as diabetes and cancer.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Help Wanted

Seeking motivated individual to perform duties of the Gerson regimen.

- The day is long and allows for only few breaks. When you are not running the juicer, you are undoubtedly cleaning, chopping or preparing for further juices or freshly prepared meals.

- Candidate must have license and own vehicle. Vehicle must be large enough to carry the more than 100 pounds of fresh organic produce that is required weekly. Pick up is easy as MOM's Organic Market has committed to have it ready.

- Ability to apply own B12 and crude liver injection is a plus!

- Coffee is available throughout the day and 5 daily breaks are offered so that you can enjoy each one. Our coffee is a bit strong so 8oz cup of joe will have to diluted with 8oz of hot water and another 16oz of luke warm water. Please bring your own bucket.

- Moonlighting is permitted only in small quantities. The work here is constant and demanding. We offer only a few short times in the day that you could focus on other "work". You could however use your laptop during coffee breaks, just be careful not to spill!!

- Having no night life is also a plus. After a long day on the Gerson therapy, you will need lots of rest to allow the body to detoxify and heal. Morning comes very quickly and you will need all of your energy!

In lieu of pay, candidate would consume 13 freshly prepared juices and three full flavor vegetarian meals so they can too enjoy the adventurous road back to full health and longevity.

If you are interested in this position, please send along with your resume any known ailments that too will be cured while on the Gerson Therapy.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

My Gerson Therapy Room

Welcome to my Gerson Therapy room. As I talked about in an earlier post this is a dedicated room for me to prepare each of the 13 daily fresh juices. This room comes equipped with it's own source of purified distilled water.

There is a drying rack conveniently installed above the sink. The 6.0 cu foot refrigerator is the perfect size to hold a couple of days worth of vegetables for juicing.

The Norwalk 275-S juicer is serious business. When first getting started with this thing, we had quite a few vegetable explosions. My walls are now a nice shade of tan and carrot.

Behind the scenes we have the distiller working around the clock. This is the Water Wise 7000. We have the 8 gallon model with pump. It will generate on average about 9 gallons of purified water in a 24 hour period. At that rate, I have to be quite conservative with my water use. Also in this picture you will see an Ariston 6 gallon water heater by Bosch. Not only does it provide me with instant hot water, but it also increases my water supply by another 6 gallons. All of this is pre filtered using a standard whole house carbon water filter that we picked up at Home Depot. Reminder: Need to change the filter every two months!

We are making strides to improve the performance of the water distiller. I just purchased another 4 gallon Ariston water heater with the intention of having it installed in line before the water distiller. We are currently supplying the system with cold ground water and it takes a while for the water to reach a boil. We will preheat and send WARM water into the distiller. This should allow it to start boiling the water much more quickly and it should increase the overall performance.

The fun doesn't stop there. There are more plans in the works. Over the coming weeks I intend to install a speaker system that will play via AirTunes that I can control from my upstairs computer or my iPhone. This will allow me to move from one working environment to the next without having to loose my groove by interrupting the music. Whatever I am listening to up stairs will also be playing downstairs.

Once we optimize the water distillation process and it becomes more effecient. The distiller will be taking long breaks where it will just be sitting around. Since I didn't purchase this thing to sit and collect dust, I plan to expand the system and collect even more water! I would eventually like to expand the already 16 gallon system to something much larger. Though water conservation is important, I need to have enough to wash all my dishes and take a shower.

Which leads me to the next phase of the project. A purified water shower. Right now I can only clean up using a bucket of warm water and wash cloth. Its a good thing that I'm not out running around these days. That could get stinky! I just purchased my camp shower bag which I will manually fill up and hang in my bathroom shower. The next phase of the project will be to somehow run the water to my existing shower, or install a prefab shower downstairs next to the juicing room. Stay tuned for that excitement!

I wanted to take a second and thank all those that participated in the creation of this room of healing. Remember that all of this was done in the three weeks that I was in Mexico. What a great job they did. Here is the cast of members:

Ken Wilson, my uncle and Carpenter. He was the main guy responsible for putting up the walls and and basically building and putting it all together. He dedicated a bunch of his own time to make this happen and I greatly appreciate his efforts!

Paul Brockey, my dad. He help with the initial build of the room and then did all the electrical wiring. He engineered and even purchased some of the water purification system. Did I mention that the Norwalk Juicer is his?! Like a good son, I am borrowing it for a couple of years.

My brother in law, Scott King and his wife Amy King completed the remainder of the finishing work including trim, paint and kick boards. It is the final touches that make all the difference!

Anthony Brockey, my brother. Installed the lighting which converted my smallish man kitchen, into a warm haven built for healing. Tony also networked and brought in specialists to assist in a few key areas.

Paul Wega was called in after a few long days of Tony and my dad working hard on the final stages. They had yet to run another electrical circuit from the garage to power the new water purification system. When Paul was called late one night, he instantly agreed to the request to come assist and within 20 minutes or so, there was dedicated power available and a major task has been completed.

Mark Britt is a plumber, and friend of Tony. He came over and within one day had the whole system installed, tested and pumping hot and cold water. It may have been our design, but we could not have done it without Mark. A jack of all trades, he even caulked the counter top which turned out perfectly! Mark is planning to return this weekend to assist in the installation of the pre heater.

Steven Buxton, my best friend and business partner. Among all the other countless ways in which he and his family are helping out, if it weren't for his "think about how an RV works" statement, I would be carrying a bunch of water jugs around my home. All I can say so that is, thank you!

Sorry if I missed anyone. It wasn't intentional. Remember, I was in Mexico when all of this went down!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Things are good, more organized.

Things are getting better, schedule wise. We're starting to figure out the new juicer, and how all these things will work during the day. Amy and I had to time shift a few items such as meals to be more inline with with family. This way she can assist in the preparing of the oatmeal and warming the soup and baking the potato and I can eat with the family. She's been quite a bit of help in the juicing room as well.

I can feel a video of how things work in the Gerson room is brewing.

What I have not yet figured out is how work is going to happen. There are certainly a few spells during the day where there is *gasp* nothing to do. Just long enough for a mental break. Over the next few days, I hope to find a rhythm and get back to putting in a few hours a day. -- Hi Mark, I'll call you soon!

I plan to get my blood work done again early next week. I'll then call Dr Cervantes and get his review to see just how long I get to stay on this reduced version of the Gerson program. Considering that I am back to feeling great, I'm sure I'll be back at full steam in no time at all!

The Gerson Therapy is a strict regimen that requires 13 daily freshly prepared juices accompanied by a low-fat, no-salt vegan diet which is high in potassium. In combination with coffee breaks to promote detoxification, the combination has been proven time and again to heal the body and spirit.