Conspiracy and Coffee

Ugh…this was the first video of the morning. Someone I follow on twitter posted this with the statement, “a must watch if you’re into natural ways to heal the body. I highly recommend this film!”

This was released back in 2008 and it’s already been ripped to shreds by people who are smarter and more familiar with the topic than me, but I’m feeling snarky and only just starting my first cup of coffee, so let’s do this!

Don’t cancer/Big Pharma conspiracy theorists ever consider that doctors are first and foremost human beings who are just as susceptible to cancer as everyone else, and that they have loved ones who suffer and die from cancer? Secrets of this magnitude don’t stay secret just so someone can make a few bucks. People don’t let their wives, husbands, children, parents and friends die of cancer even for a few thousand or million bucks.

Dr. Max Gerson thought that diet and “detoxification” could cure cancer and just about anything that ails you. Not potentially prevent cancer, but CURE cancer. Independent review of the cases he observed in his book, A Cancer Therapy, determined that there is insufficient evidence to support his claims. His case studies have been shown to have sloppy methodology, and his claimed cure rates have been called into question. The Gerson Institute calls all of these findings “persecution” and protests that the medical community shuns the Gerson Therapy because of ties to Big Pharma. After all, “You can’t make money off of a bag of carrots“.

Patients have gotten sick from the wacky treatments proposed by the Gerson Therapy – and I’m not even including those who die from their cancers because they didn’t seek efficacious treatment. Many professionals and professional groups have discredited this course of treatment. But hey, if drinking hydrogen peroxide and taking ozone up the butt is your idea of a good time, maybe the Gerson diet is for you.

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3 Responses to “Conspiracy and Coffee”

  1. Vicki Says:

    I know people mean well, but when both my dad and my son had cancer, I can’t tell you the ridiculous things that people suggested we do to get rid of it. They had things to breath in, rub on, and in one case, use a tube to disperse a liquid with bubbles in it up your butt. It’s hard to listen to all that and keep in mind that they are making this comments with a helpful heart, all the while keeping a smile on your face letting “thanks for telling me” be the only comment out of your mouth.

  2. Madeline Says:

    “You can’t make money off of a bag of carrots“
    Yeah, actually, you can! So even that statement is false on his part!

  3. Gerald Says:

    Most doctors, to answer your first question, don’t know that nutrition and detoxofication can cure them because they were educated and raised to think otherwise. Those that do know about Gerson, read Gerson’s book and know of his journal publications and his research, which you don’t, don’t go for oncological treatment anywhere in the U.S.

    You obviously have a lazy man’s approach to your criticism. If the movie you show the trailer to didn’t convince you, then maybe you fall in with those who don’t want to be convinced or persuaded to help themselves. That phenomenon is not rare at all. Many people, unfortunately, fall into this category of naive believers in the “benevolent system” that has only their interests in mind.

    I humbly advise you to listen to Gerson’s interview on radio, back in the early 50’s, read his book, etc. Cancer today as practiced by “conventional” medicine is gory and evil, in my opinion. I say that from an insider’s perspective.

    You can poke fun at carrots and coffee enemas all you want. That seems strange to you, does it, that it can provide a cure, by letting the body you got from Nature heal itself on Natural foods? Well, why don’t you just as well poke fun at the fact that all your food comes from the dirt of the ground instead of from the pristine air you should be breathing!

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