Recently, a member commented on the post, Questions to Ask Your Doctor When Diagnosed with Stage 4 Melanoma, that Gerson Therapy might be of help to those living with melanoma. Gerson Therapy is an alternative treatment for cancer that is based on a strict diet to help rid the body of toxins and replace the balance of salts and potassium in your system. There are a number of concerns with this type of therapy.
The Gerson Therapy is a diet based program. It involves preparing and drinking 13 glasses of juice, one each hour, eating only plant-based foods, and taking supplements such as potassium, vitamin B-12, thyroid hormones and pancreatic enzymes. It also includes detoxifying your body of toxins using coffee enemas, sometimes five times per day. According to the website, this program helps to reduce the salt in your body and increase potassium levels, which will cleanse your liver, boost your immune system and allow your body to heal itself.
According to the Gerson Therapy website, this treatment has “had repeatedly good results with...melanoma, lymphoma, breast cancer, ovarian cancer, Duke’s C colorectal cancer.” It does not however, offer any scientific studies to back up this claim. Instead, it offers a book outlining 50 success stories and states, “W