Dr. William Kelley, an orthodontist from Texas, was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer that had spread to his liver. This sparked Kelley on a quest to heal naturally that brought him to drastically change his diet after reading a book by Dr. Max Gerson and adding enzymes to his protocol after studying the work from Dr. John Beard. Dr. John Beard believed to defeat cancer you don’t create some new method of defense that does not mimic the human body, you create a method of defense that acts LIKE the human body, and the body uses pancreatic proteolytic enzymes in the natural fight against cancer.
What makes enzymes function well in the body are trace minerals and hormone balance, so Dr. Kelley provided support for both in his program. Dr. Kelley always said you have to bring the body back to homeostasis; that does not entail dosages of poisons (chemo) being put into the body.
High dose vitamin C is NOT recommended if doing an enzyme approach as it can disrupt enzyme function. That is why Dr. Kelley did not use high dose vitamin C. Though Dr. Kelley used pancreatic, animal-based enzymes, as we do, we are also finding success using fermented, microbial enzymes – something not available to Dr. Kelley.
Fermented, microbial enzymes offer a few advantages – the ability to use fewer, and the benefits of fermentation. In Dr. Kelley’s original protocol, the patient was required to swallow 75-150 capsules on a relatively empty stomach – difficult for even healthy people. Fermented, microbial enzymes require far fewer (6-20/day) which greatly increases compliance.