Metabolic therapy is a natural approach to cancer that uses a combination of diets, special enzymes, supplements for nutrition and other things in an attempt to remove harmful toxins from the body and as a result, strengthen resistance to disease. The better known therapies of this type include things like Gerson therapy and macrobiotic diets. However, there are many other approached like:
Injecting live cells from animals (cell therapy)
These different therapies have a wide range of approaches but they all include special diets and practices that aim to detoxify the body. In doing this, they usually include natural ingredients, uncooked food, fruits and vegetables and a variety of vitamins and minerals. Laetrile, a plant substance that has been linked to cancer cures is also used in some of these approaches. And then along with the special diets, other techniques use may be used such as:
Colon therapy with added substances such as coffee or hydrogen peroxide to the enemas
Dental work to remove metal and old dental work and fillings
Stress reduction approaches
While even mainstream research has shown that a healthy, well balanced diet can reduce the risk of cancer, the Gerson therapy is one such metabolic therapy which stands out. According to the Gerson organization and its research, they experienced a 50 percent cure rate of cancer cases, which is extraordinary as they claim to have included data from all of the patients, not just those who lived for a year or more. This percentage is a lot higher than current, traditional medical treatments and much higher than most alternative cancer treatments.
The Gerson Therapy was developed by Dr. Max Gerson, a medical doctor. In the 1950’s, he was fairly advanced in his use of diet and other natural treatments to treat cancer. The approach that ultimately became the Gerson Therapy was created out of Dr. Gerson’s trial-and-error approaches combined with a huge amount of his own reading of scientific literature available at the time.
All of this can be found in Dr. Gerson’s book: A Cancer Therapy – Results of Fifty Cases and The Cure of Advanced Cancer by Diet Therapy published in the Gerson was well aware of issues we now know are material to disease treatment including soil, electricity of the cells, cancer cells and glucose fermentation, enzyme oxidation, sodium versus potassium balance, tissue connectivity, etc. Also, his treatment was developed to be a “whole body” approach where he treated all cells, not just the localized cancerous cells, as orthodox medicine does, is a good idea.
This book is a must-read for anyone dealing with cancer who wishes to investigate alternative treatments that actually work.