Stumbling On a Cancer Treatment, Plus Who Said Healing Would Be Easy : Healing Cancer World Summit 2012 Night 5 Recap

Tuesday Nov 13 | BY |
| Comments (5)


If you didn’t listen to last night’s calls, you missed a really nice final chapter to the Healing Cancer World Summit 2012.

During the evening, Howard Straus explained his family’s therapy — the Gerson Therapy — and Jess Ainscough shared how she’s healing herself using it.

It initially wasn’t planned to turn out that way, but when I realized they were going to be on the same evening, I was excited.

If you want to access this call again or you missed it, you can when you get the upgrade package here: Click here to Upgrade to Digital or Print (Pricing Plans available!)

In this recap, I’ll highlight some of the best moments and interesting ideas presented.

Be sure to visit both speaker’s websites as well:

Howard Straus –
Jessica Ainscough –

Now, on to the wrap up of Night 5 with Howard Straus and Jessica Ainscough…

1. Stumbling upon the Gerson Therapy…

Dr. Max Gerson didn’t set out to find a therapy that cured many degenerative diseases. He just wanted to get rid of his migraine headaches.

It’s one of my favorite stories. Howard touched on it in the program, but here’s my favorite version of it from Charlotte herself…

2. Flooding the body with nutrients and clearing out the toxins is a good place to start for healing.

The Gerson Therapy simplifies healing. Here are the two aspects that are most important…

So what he started… what he tried to do, from the earliest, was to repair the deficiencies by supplementing and by hyperalimentation—or in other words, flooding the body with nutrients, with good organic nutrients—and at the same time, eliminating or removing the accumulated toxins of a lifetime. And that was the technique that he continued to refine for the rest of his life: was better means of detoxification, better means of hyperalimentation, and supplementation with the minerals and vitamins and enzymes that the body was deficient in. And all of the medications that are on the Gerson Therapy are all supplements having to do with material—with chemicals and compounds that are supposed to be present in the human body to begin with. We don’t use any kind of novel or artificial molecule, which the body wouldn’t know how to handle, and which would cause side effects and other things like that. We just try and repair the body by giving it the means necessary to fuel the immune system to its absolute most peak deficiency.

I’m not a doctor, but I have some thoughts on this. In general, it’s very accurate. If you eliminate the toxins (remove them as well) and you bring nutrients into the body then you should have all you need to heal.

It may be an oversimplification though. Based on some of the other experts and what they explained — I feel that the Gerson Therapy is just one of the many options.

The basic approach that one protocol will heal all diseases may not work for some people. This means it’s effective to a certain level with different individuals. As you heard with Jessica, it seems to have worked.

This is why this event is so important — to present multiple options for many different people.

3. The body is designed to heal itself…

Something the pharmaceutical companies don’t want you to know…

The Gerson therapy bolsters the immune system so that it can handle threats and challenges on its own. And it fuels it, so that it has enough energy to keep fighting, and to keep fighting threats, and to maintain homeostasis, which in the end means good health. And the same principles hold true of prevention. So if you fuel your body properly and you don’t poison it, then you’ll have all of the energy you need. It’s like making sure your car doesn’t run out of gas, and it’s maintained properly. If that’s the case—if you maintain your car properly and you fill it with oil and you fill it with gas and you make sure the water levels and everything are well, then your car will run endlessly without any hiccups. But if you let one thing or another go—you let the water level drop or you run out of fuel or you let your oil level go down—your car will sputter and run rough and cause damage, and you’re in for a big repair bill.

4. A major deficiency.

Howard mentions this major deficiency…

So one of the major deficiencies in our modern diet is potassium. Potassium is an enzyme enhancer. In other words, it helps your enzymes—the spark plugs in your body—to do their job properly. All of your body functions are mediated by enzymes. In other words, digestion and muscular action and brain function and oxygen metabolism and heartbeat—it’s all dependent on enzymes. Well, potassium is an enzyme enhancer. It helps all the enzymes properly do their jobs. Sodium, on the other hand, is an enzyme inhibitor. It actually gets in the way and sabotages those enzyme functions and keeps them from doing their job.

Potassium is found in many vegetables. I don’t like to get into the X’s and O’s of the diet — which means breaking down what you eat into numbers (3.5 mg of this nutrient and 8 oz of this macronutient.) I don’t think this is productive for the average person who just wants to live healthy (it may be essential if you have a disease though.)

So eat plenty of vegetables and chances are you’ll get enough. If you don’t, take a mineral supplement that contains it and test your blood / mineral levels to be assured you have every mineral you need. Not just potassium.

I’ve read up to 80% of people can be deficient in magnesium!

5. The easy way to get magnesium and other nutrients…

Howard mentions the keystone of the Gerson Therapy here — juicing!

Well, the vegetable juices are absolutely essential. It’s fruit and vegetable with apple, carrot, and it’s greens and vegetables… I’m sorry, greens and apples and carrot juice. I mean, it’s absolutely essential, because you can take in the food value from about 15 to 18 pounds of raw fruits and vegetables in juice form. The food value in juice form in very absorbable form, which you could never do if you had to eat that, you know, chew 15 pounds of carrots. You just can’t do that. So we juice it, and then it comes in, and the micronutrients are very, very easily absorbed into the body, and that’s part of the hyperalimentation. It’s also the major part of the raw intake that we have, because the food itself—the meals, big meals—are vegan, but they’re cooked. They’re cooked food. So we have about 15 pounds of raw material coming in. And then another three or four pounds a day of cooked material, as well. So just the hyperalimentation—the flooding the body with energy and absorbable nutrients—that’s the juice part of it.

Juicing is the best way to concentrate your nutrients and get them fresh. The best thing about a green juice is how it makes me feel. I recently visited the Gerson Institute headquarters and they had some amazing carrot juice left over. It was insanely good — instantly, as I drank it, I felt more energy and clarity. It happens every time.

6. It’s not easy.

Who said healing would be easy?

Well, you know, the Gerson Therapy is a pretty rigorous therapy. It’s very, very exacting in terms of what you can and can’t eat, what you… you know, because really, if everything, everything you have to eat is organic, vegan, salt-free, fat-free, then you have to learn a whole new way of cooking, preparing food, and so forth. Then you have to do 13 fresh pressed juices a day, drinking the juice right as it comes out of the juicer so the enzymes aren’t destroyed before you get ahold of them. And then you do the five coffee enemas a day, and the supplements and medications. It’s best if you start out at a Gerson Clinic.

In many cases of disease, your actions in some way have contributed to it. I’m excluding disasters, unintentional poisoning, environmental poisoning, etc. here. I’m talking about what you eat, drink and think.

What’s also relevant is that most disease doesn’t happen overnight. So your illness could be progressing for years.

So when it’s time to heal, we need to accept two things. It might take a while and it might take massive change.

Even more important, sometimes it’s good to get help from someone who knows what they’re doing.

7. Her intuition took her down this path…

Jess’ story was great to listen to. She had no idea about the Gerson Therapy when she was diagnosed with cancer, but when the initial chemotherapy didn’t work, she kept searching…

But in the midst of all of this, all of this horrible harrowing anxiety and tears and emotion, I always had this really strong like feeling inside of me, which I now know was my intuition, and it was telling me that this wasn’t going to be my fate, and this wasn’t going to be the way my life was going to unfold. And I don’t know why I knew that, because I had absolutely no idea about natural healing or about nutrition or anything. I couldn’t even cook at the time. I mean, my diet was atrocious. But something just told me that I had to start investigating another way to get around this, and that my body and my mind could ultimately heal. And so that’s what I did. I started researching and reading all of the books and watching all of the DVDs that were recommended to me and spent hours on Google just researching anything and everything to do with healing cancer naturally.

I have a feeling this is the type of attitude you need to heal.

8. Faced with no other option.

Jess, like Kris Carr, were told chemotherapy wasn’t going to work. Jess, initially, did do a round of it as an experimental treatment, but it didn’t work.

What she explains here — when I asked if chemotherapy was an option — is insightful

Yeah, definitely. Like, I always say that I’m so blessed that they told me that chemotherapy wasn’t an option, because I definitely think… if they’d said to me, “Look, you have cancer, but if you have chemo, we think there’s a good chance that it will get rid of it,” I would have definitely had it, because I had absolutely no knowledge about anything else at the time. And I trusted them. And I just wanted it handled in the beginning. I just wanted the cancer gone. I wanted to get back to my old life.

I think this, in a raw almond shell, pretty much explains how most people feel when they get cancer, “just do whatever you need to do so I don’t have to make changes or adjust my lifestyle.”

Real and lasting healing, as you probably know, requires change. This is why chemotherapy — even with it’s side effects — is so appealing to most.

You go through the hard part and then get back to life — hopefully unscathed from all the nasty side effects. (At least that’s what they try to sell you on.)

9. Jess’ biggest healing success tip?

I think the main one is probably just the commitment—sticking to it, because some people start and maybe it’s a bit slow, so they give up or they deviate or they cheat or they… I don’t know. I think you’ve just got to be totally committed to it. I mean, when I was doing Gerson Therapy I didn’t cheat at all on any of the elements. And I think that’s a really big part of it. I mean, you can’t start something and not do it to its full potential. I mean, a lot of people say they do natural therapy and they say they do Gerson Therapy, but they’re not doing all of the elements. And that’s kind of where it falls short.

Pick your practitioner, pick a treatment, go with it, monitor it, and adjust if needed. Don’t make up your own thing, thinking you can outsmart the doctors and healer’s who’ve had success.

That’s a pretty good way to wrap up these recaps, I think.

If you want to share what you learned from the Summit, here’s where you can go now: Click here to share your biggest takeaway!

I’d love to hear what you learned!

Also, if you want access to all the downloads of the program, here’s where you can go now. This now includes (2) two hour LIVE Q & A sessions with Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez and Dr. Leigh Erin Connealy…

Your purchase is 100% guaranteed and if you’re anything like me, you’ll pick up a ton of stuff you missed with even just one re-listen!

Here’s where to get that now:

Live Awesome!

Kevin Gianni

Kevin Gianni is a health author, activist and blogger. He started seriously researching personal and preventative natural health therapies in 2002 when he was struck with the reality that cancer ran deep in his family and if he didn’t change the way he was living — he might go down that same path. Since then, he’s written and edited 6 books on the subject of natural health, diet and fitness. During this time, he’s constantly been humbled by what experts claim they know and what actually is true. This has led him to experiment with many diets and protocols — including vegan, raw food, fasting, medical treatments and more — to find out what is myth and what really works in the real world.

Kevin has also traveled around the world searching for the best protocols, foods, medicines and clinics around and bringing them to the readers of his blog — which is one of the most widely read natural health blogs in the world with hundreds of thousands of visitors a month from over 150 countries around the world.


Comments are closed for this post.

  1. Anna says:

    Kevin, this is the second summit I listened to and dont have enough words to exspress all my emotions and feelings about it ! Such great information ! But we never heard about children with cancer . Are those doctors don’t work with children at all or is there another reason why nobody mentioned cases of pediatric oncology ? Would it be great next time ( I am more then sure you will do the third one ) to hear from someone about kids and discuss the differences in adult and pediatric oncology as well as challenges with going alternative route of treating kids. And thank you again and again for doing this unbelievable job of getting this great information for us :))

  2. Juli says:

    The Gerson family is a gracious gift to the world. When Charlotte Gerson’s first book was published in 2001′ it was all we had over here in Malaysia, to help tide over a father of 2 young boys and a wife expecting their third child, through their initial despair and extreme losses. He was diagnosed with stage 4b lung cancer, non operable because the tumor has gripped round his aorta. He opted out of chemotherapy because he knew it would only buy a few short agonising months at best. Very few people believe metasized cancer can be cured, let alone aware of the existence of the Gerson Therapy. He launched full steam into the therapy as best as we could managed under the circumstances and was doing well until some other practitioners talked him out thru ignorance and fear instillation.
    The world owes this generous and dedicated family a deep profound applause of appreciation. They pulbished precise, doable information for people anywhere to learn and practice, with no expectations of profits via supplements sales and set up the Gerson Institute as a non profit organisation to train therapists to help others. With the Internet, the world will understand more the works of Dr Max Gerson as true unpretentious healer clearly.Thank you, Charlotte and Howard that you took the baton and ran with it. We fouled our whole ecology system and became so sick, but hopefully not too late to grasp what the Gerson’s are telling us and spread the light of hope to others.Thank you and Salute, Dr Max and family.

  3. Yvonne says:

    lots of great info during the whole summit, thank you so much for organizing it! I am a little bit surprised about Gerson allowing sugar in their diet. Fruit (fruit sugar) and potatos (starches) & oats (grains break down to sugar) so they should be avoided b/c cancer feeds on sugar..?? Gerson avoids salt but I have read that sea salt is good b/c of the trace minerals it contains. I have not heard that Gerson would promote fermented veggies which I believe are good for health in general. To add potassium supplement, in the Gerson diet, seems to me unnecessary b/c all the veggies are full of potassium! I am also critical to the Gerson idea of eating cottage cheese. I find dairy in all forms a poison. I hate sounding so negative, I think the Gerson Institute has done a fabulous work, spreading the information to other countries, helping so many people, I just feel that the diet maybe could benefit from a few tweaks..?? After all, dr Gerson’s diet advice is now 50 years old. I studied nutrition 30 years ago and a lot of what I learned back then is wrong today b/c of new scientific realizations. But Kevin, thank you again for this summit! One thing that perhaps could be talked about next year is Hyperbaric Oxygen treatment which oxygenates cells in the body. Cancer thrives in oxygen free environment so adding oxygen should help..? Here is an interesting link:

  4. What a gift this event is to the world. I love your energy Kevin, I can feel it from here, your wanting to share information with the world, information that can benefit our health, help heal us, improve our knowledge and wellness no mater were on the spectrum of health we are. I think committing to a therapy like Gerson is great if you are at the clinic, or you live at home with mum and dad helping and few commitments yourself. But for people with a family, kids, job, home to look after its almost impossible. But we must not stress or put to all in the to hard basket. I know it’s not possible for me to have fresh juice hourly, so if I make a lot of juice once a day, that’s doable and loosing some enzymes through storing for a few hours, not so bad, and I will give myself a pat on the back for having all that lovely juice today.

  5. mik says:

    Hey Kevin.

    First, THANK YOU for making this available to us.

    We’ve listened with great exitement to all of them, but we sadly missed the 5.

    Is there any way of getting you to open up for that one again for a few hours? I know my wife would be very happy.


    Comments are closed for this post.