WHY DID MAX GERSON SUCCEED?—Max Gerson succeeded where many have failed because he spent decades trying to improve his clinical work and watched closely to see what worked instead of what the researchers, working with rats, had concluded. “The physician… hesitates to take risks for his patients by applying a not-recognized treatment … I was in a more favorable position. Ninety to ninety- five percent of my patients were far advanced (terminal) cases without any risk to take; either all recognized treatments had failed or the patents were inoperable from the beginning.”—Max Gerson, A Cancer Therapy, p. xiv.
“Retrospectively, I think the results were arrived at because I did not follow most of the scientific literature nor the laboratory findings, as far as they did not accord with the clinical confirmations. ‘Der Erfolg am Krankenbett ist entscheidend,’ Professor Kussmaul said. (‘The result at the sick-bed is decisive.’) I do not want to make the mistake Winston Churchill expressed so clearly: ‘Men occasionally stumble over Truth, but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.’ ”— Max Gerson, A Cancer Therapy, p. 212 [cf. p. 207]
“The scientifically accepted method is that these [cancer] symptoms alone will be treated locally wherever they appear. [If there is cancer of the mouth, treat the mouth, etc.] That is what we phy- sicians learn and how we are trained in university clinics. All research work adheres mostly to these local symptoms. This is, in my opinion, the reason why decisive progress in cancer treatment has been impeded.”—Max Gerson, A Cancer Therapy, p. 37.
“ ‘Symptomatic treatment is harmful wherever in nature it is applied to the soil, plants, animals or human beings, or in medicine. Each part is important, but the whole in its infinitely fine order is more important.’ ”—Dr. Werner Kollath, quoted in Max Gerson, A Cancer Therapy, p. 5.
“As Dr. Gerson expresses it, cancer is not specific. It is a degenerative condition of the total me- tabolism, including damage to the liver and all es- sential organs, which then makes it possible for cancer to develop. Similar damage also precedes other chronic diseases.”—Charlotte Gerson Straus, Appendix 1, A Cancer Therapy, p. 391 [Gerson’s youngest daughter].
Max Gerson recognized that God’s plan was for man to eat wholesome food. In order to provide food for the plants, God gave us the soil, and then He gave us a gardener to till it!
“In Readers Digest, Dr. Thomas Barrett referred to the earthworm and soil. A French peasant told Dr. Barrett, ‘Le Bon Dieu knows how to build good earth and He has given the secret to the earthworms.’ ”—Thomas Barrett, Readers Digest, May 1948, quoted in Max Gerson, A Cancer Therapy, p. 184.
Dr. Conners graduated with his doctorate from Northwestern Health Sciences University in 1986 and has been studying alternative cancer care for over 20 years. He holds AMA Fellowships in Regenerative & Functional Medicine and Integrative Cancer Therapy.
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