“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” – Hippocrates
By Alyce and Reino Gevers
The sad truth about conventional cancer treatment is that little attention is being given to how big an influence nutrition and acidity in the body has on the outbreak of the disease. Cancer cells feed in an acidic environment and yet very few doctors and hospitals are looking at the connection between diet and cancer.
At the beginning of the last century, the processed food industry was still in its infancy. The connection between mass consumption of processed foods and the diseases of modern times such as cancer can be seen when looking at the slide from the New England Journal of Medicine. Processed foods include many substances such as unnatural flavors, preservatives sugars and salts that over the years form a toxic cocktail in the body, creating a fertilizer for cancer cells.
It is no surprise that infectious diseases were the main cause of death around 1900. Death from heart disease peaked in the 1960s while today 185.9 of every 100,000 deaths is from cancer with rising tendency. Despite billions being poured into cancer research, little progress has been made in halting the trend. It is obvious that the “cancer industry” is going to do everything possible in trying to convince us that only conventional medicine heals. Any cancer patient will tell you how difficult it is to resist the onslaught of the highly profitable cancer machinery.
Doctors are telling patients that their chances of survival are remote if they refuse chemo. Now try and argue with a doctor who will cite statistics (lots of them stemming from the pharmaceutical industry itself) while you are already in fear from fighting a life-threatening disease.
Doctors take the Hippocratic oath and seem to have forgotten the important quote above. I’m not saying conventional treatments should be avoided. This is a very personal choice and much also depends on how far the cancer has taken hold in the body. But to completely exclude nutrition as an important part of the curing process is irresponsible.
An important complimentary cancer therapy, is the strengthening of the body’s natural immune system. this is also very important to Chemo patients since chemo destroys ALL cells…good and bad alike. Did you know that cancer cells divide and multiply every 18 hours, whilst normal cells divide 24 hours for the same process. Thus, if the cancer cells find an agreeable environment in which to grow, they spread faster than the healthy cells do. This is one of the main reasons it is of utmost importance to not feed cancer cells! Take away their energy supply and create an alkaline environment for healthy cells to do their job. Otherwise, the cancer cells regain the upper hand….causing recurring cancer.
Cells need a plentiful supply of oxygen, fresh produce, harvested from good soils that can provide the essential nutrients to keep the body’s 70 billion cells in a natural equilibrium and to promote the detoxification process. First, and foremost, you need a sugar-free diet so as not to FEED CANCER CELLS, to restore natural liver function and to detoxify. White processed sugar essentially robs the body of essential nutrients. Other immune strengthening sweetening alternatives are maple syrup, natural honey, and dates…just to name a few.
The Gerson therapy: “Healing – the GersonWay” puts particular emphasis on restoring proper functioning of the liver, which plays a crucial role in the detoxification of the body and restoring natural physiological activities. Cancer cells have no chance in a healthy body. A body with a strong immune system cultivates a healthy cell environment that prevents cells from mutating into cancer in the first place. A healthy immune strengthening diet for cancer patients would also be meat-free, the addition of Vitamins D & C, raw juicing therapies, high quality essential oils with Omega 3 fatty acids. But that´s for another blog in detail. Stay tuned…..
A denatured, nutritionally empty, toxic modern diet is the main cause of today’s worsening health crisis.