Wednesday, February 27, 2013

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.

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