Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Gerson Green Juice

Based on the "The Gerson Therapy Handbook", Companion Workbook to "A Cancer Therapy, Results of Fifty Cases", the vegetables used in green juice should be from the following list

Romaine lettuce
Swiss chard
Beet tops (young inner leaves)
Some red cabbage
Green pepper

Dr. Max Gerson

Common supplements used in the Gerson therapy, many good for healthy people

Gerson Therapy doesn't require too many nutritional supplements because all the essential nutrients are already present in the Gerson diet. Following are the few supplements used in the Gerson Therapy.

(1) Lugol solution

The conventional USP concentration of a Lugol solution contains 5 grams of iodine and 10 grams of potassium iodide in 100 ml solution. The concentration of the Lugol solution used in Gerson Therapy is 5 grams of potatium iodide and 10 grams of iodine in 200 ml solution. Typical dosage using Gerson 's Lugol solution for cancer patients not pretreated with chemotherapy is 3 drops added to orange or apple-carrot juice 6 times a day. This is reduced to one drop 6 times a day after 2 to 3 weeks. For cancer patients pretreated with chemotherapy start with one drop 6 times a day. The dosage is reduced after 5 to 6 weeks to 3 to 4 drops a day. Lugol solution should not be added to green leaf juices.

(2) Potassium compound salts

Dr. Gerson believed that the beginning of all degenerative diseases is the loss of potassium ions in the cells, and the invasion of sodium ions along with water into the cells. This brings on edema, loss of electrical potentials in the cells, improper enzyme formation, reduced cell oxidation, and other cell malfunctions. The building of almost all enzymes by the cells requires potassium as a catalyst. In contrast, sodium inhibits enzyme production. A solution of potassium compound salts is made from 33 grams each of potassium acetate, potassium monophosphate, and potassium gluconate, diluted in 32 ounces of distilled. Typical dosage varies from 1 to 4 teaspoonfuls 10 times a day of the prepared solution (total 3.5 to 14 grams of potassium daily). They are added to orange, apple-carrot, or green leaf juices, but not to pure carrot juice. The primary benefit of potassium compound salts is to treat the tissue damage syndrome (TDS) which is found in all cancers.

(3) Acidol pepsin capsule (betaine HCL and pepsin)

This is used for aiding digestion of foods and juices. The dosage is 2 capsules 3 times a day.

(4) Niacin (vitamin B3)

Noraml dosage for cancer patients is six 50-mg tablets of naicin daily for 6 months. For advanced cancer cases, the dosage is increased to 50 mg of niacin every hour, 24 hours a day (a total of 1200 mg niacin daily). Gerson Therapy uses the nicotinic form of nizcin which may cause skin-flushing effect with temporary but harmless redness, heat, and itching. It should not be discontinued if this skin flush occurs because niacin provides vasodilation which improves blood circulation, elevates skin temperature, increases oxygenation, promotes cellular nutrition, and produces an overall detoxification effect. However, niacin should be discontinued during the menstruation or any type of bleeding.

(5) Pancreatic enzyme tablets

These tablets contain 3 groups of enzymes for the digestion and absorption of foods. The 3 groups are the lipases that digest fats, the amylases that digest starches, and the proteases that digest the proteins as well as the tumor masses. The recommended doage is three 325-mg tablets 4 times a day. According to Gerson, pancreatin should not be given to sarcoma patients.

(6) Faxseed oil

The normal dosage is 2 tablespoonfuls of organic cold-pressed flaxseed oil daily for the first month, then reduced to one tablespoonful daily afterwards. Flaxseed oil is best taken at lunch or dinner as part of the salad dressing, or on potatoes or vegetables. It should not be heated or cooked. It should be noted that the champion researcher of flaxseed oil, Dr. Johanna Budwig of Germany recommended a combination of one part flaxseed oil and 4 parts cottage cheese for cancer patients, however, cottage cheese is a prohibited food in Gerson Therapy in the first 6 to 12 weeks of treatment.

(7) Bee pollen and Royal jelly

Bee pollen is to be taken when proteins are reintroduced into the patient's diet, starting from approximately 10th to 12th week of treatment. The normal dosage is 2 to 4 teaspoonfuls a day of bee pollen. Royal jelly is an optional supplement. The normal dosage is 100 mg in capsule form taken one hour before breakfast. It should not be taken with hot food.

(8) Vitamin B12 injection and crude liver extract

Vitamin B12 in Gerson Therapy is administered by intramuscular injection into the gluteus medius muscle, 0.1 cc (100 mcg) once daily for 4 to 6 months or more. It is accompanied simultaneously (in the same injection syringe) by 3 cc of crude liver extract.

(9) Vitamin C

The Gerson dosage of vitamin C is 1.0 to 1.5 grams daily in the form of asborbic acid, not in the form of calcium or sodium asborbate.

(10) Charcoal tablet

This is used in the case of diarrhea or problems in the gas absorption in the intestinal tract. Thedosage depends on the extent of the symptoms.

(11) Amygdalin or laetrile

This is an optional supplement because of the legality of its use in the United States. However, it is used in most of the cancer clinics in Tijuana with a normal dosage of 9 grams of laetrile together with megadose of vitamin C and B-complex intravenously daily for 3 to 6 weeks. It is one of the more expensive parts in cancer treatment in Tijuana.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Non Perfectionist Vegan

The Rise of Nonperfectionist Veganism

After my book The Lifelong Activist was published by Lantern Books in 2006, I gave a lot of talks to vegan groups, and also spoke with many individual vegans and vegan activists. Whenever I'd mention what I'd considered the self-evident fact that some meat-eaters were turned off to veganism after encounters with judgmental or pushy vegans, I would inevitably get corrected. Meat-eaters react hostilely because they're ashamed of their choices, I was told, and the shame causes them to lash out. And while I'm sure there's some validity to this--you tell me you choose to collude on a daily basis with what you know to be massive cruelty just because some vegan pissed you off five years ago?--it never made complete sense because many meat eaters do, in fact, have real stories to tell about obnoxious vegan behavior.

What are the Roots of Freedom and Slavery? | One Green Planet

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Trivium and Quadrivium Educations



MORE COMMENTARY:  Logic Fallacies and the Trivium  discussion with the all too brilliant Jan Irvin.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

American Diet

Is Poison Food Killing America? Truth About US Nutrition, Who Is Responsible?  Psyche Truth inauires.  Good viewing.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Fluoridegate The Movie (unedited full version)

Sam Harris's Blog

Almond Crackers from almond milk pulp

Despite the torrential downpours we are experiencing in San Diego, I’ve been having fun in the kitchen making these yummy crackers. What makes these crackers so delicious and nutritious you ask? They are made with almond pulp. After making almond milk, use the leftover pulp of the almonds to make crackers that are full of protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals.

Seasoned with fresh rosemary, they’re vegan, gluten-free and super healthy. The most brilliant part about this recipe is you can customize it to your liking. Add any seeds, herbs and spices you fancy. You can even refrigerate or freeze the dough for later use if you don’t want to make it all up in one day. Who knew you could take leftovers and make the tastiest snack ever? I am still delighted with my afternoon snack.

Almond Pulp Crackers


1 cup firmly packed almond pulp
2 Tbsp. milled flaxseed
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 Tbsp. fresh rosemary, finely chopped (I used the dried variety)
1/2 tsp. sea salt
Preheat oven to 350° F (176° C).
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.
Roll dough into a ball, press and roll to ¼ inch thickness. Transfer dough onto baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Cut dough into 2-inch squares with a knife or pizza cutter.
Bake crackers for 20-25 minutes. Let crackers come to room temperature on baking sheet, then serve. Store in air-tight container.