Sarah Ann Cooper heals from pancreatic cancer with the Nicholas Gonzalez diet, supplement and enzyme therapy
On December 5, 2000, a tumor mass of 3.2 cm was found growing on Sarah Ann Cooper’s pancreas during an unrelated CAT scan of her lungs. Ann reports that she had always thought that she was in relatively good health, but it was noted by her doctor that she had lost 25 pounds since her last doctors visit and she was also suffering from some troubling bowel issues.
After meeting with two surgeons at Kaiser Permanente, she quickly realized that she was facing a life threatening disease. Doctors immediately wanted to schedule a Whipple surgery, and if she survived that procedure , it would be followed by chemotherapy and radiation.
The best prognosis that any pancreatic cancer patient can hope for is to extend their life by an additional 15 to 18 months with these therapies, and doctors told Ann that if she refused them she would only have 3 to 6 months left to live.
Ann says that she has always been a very independent person and that her intuition told her that surgery and the therapies that her doctor were recommending were not for her. She says that she understood that she had brought this condition onto herself and therefore she needed to heal it in a holistic manner. After considering the extent of the operation and the organs that were involved, she put off the surgery and started reading everything she could find from the American Medical Association, National Cancer Institute, and books written by medical doctors as well as those by alternative doctors. At the time of her diagnosis, she says there was very limited materials for her to research and that most doctors feared getting involved in anything that was not approved by the AMA. However, she says she was able to find enough information to start a good vitamin and herbal regimen.
By February of 2001, she was still refusing to have the surgery and the chemo, but her general practitioner urged her to at least have a biopsy. She decided to do this, and the pathology report from Kaiser and Mayo Clinic both confirmed that the mass was a poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma that was located at the head of her pancreas.
Sarah Ann continued to search for alternative methods, and while explaining her situation to a doctor in California, he directed her to a trial that was being funded by the National Cancer Institute to test an innovative diet therapy for pancreatic cancer that was being prescribed by Dr Nicholas Gonzalez and Dr Linda Issacs at their New York Clinic. The protocol consisted of eating a specialized diet based upon the individual patients metabolic typing, taking large doses of supplements and pancreatic enzymes, and incorporating various methods of detoxification which included coffee enemas, liver flushes, and juice fasting. (You can find more detailed information about the protocol offered by Dr Gonzalez using the link at the bottom of the page).
She decided to submit all the necessary blood tests, CAT scans, and medical documentation that was required for consideration, and was subsequently admitted into the trial. The trial was being held at Columbia University so she flew to New York to meet with Dr Isaacs to discuss the treatment protocol. She then had a second meeting with a nurse who asked her about the Whipple surgery. When Sarah said that she had refused it, the nurse informed her that she was no longer eligible for the program because only patients medically unable to have the surgery could be included in this study.
Sarah was extremely disappointed and says that Dr. Isaacs telephoned her hotel room later that day and asked to meet with her a second time. Sarah went back to the clinic and Dr Isaacs informed her that she would still be able assist her with following the protocol outside of the clinical trial if Sarah could cover the expenses related to the specialized diet, the 125-180 supplements and enzymes she would need to take, as well as performing the detoxification therapies that she would need to follow. Sarah says that she immediately jumped at the opportunity and Dr Isaacs spent the next couple of hours informing her of the protocol she would need to do. Additionally Dr Isaacs has continued to provide telephone support whenever Sarah had a question about any thing that has arisen over the past 13 years. She has also continued to look over her test results from Kaiser to make sure that she continues to do well.
Sarah began the protocol in March of 2001 and says that she has never looked back. She says that if she had chosen another route, she would not have lived to see her only granddaughter and namesake Sarah, who is now 10 years old.
More on the protocols that Sarah used.
- The diet that was specific for her cancer was mostly vegetarian with small amounts of organic eggs and fish. Foods were whole and unprocessed.
- She made large amounts of fresh vegetable juice every day
- She took large doses of supplements to meet her specific nutritional needs. You can read more about these recommendations with this post.
- Took large amounts of Pancreatic Enzymes, about 60+ per day
- Followed the detoxification therapies by doing several coffee enemas per day, along with liver flushes, and juice fasts that were required as part of the program.
- Sarah says that she also included drinking 6-8 glasses of alkaline water everyday. Alkaline water can be made by adding the juice of 1/2 lemon and a sprinkle of Himalayan sea salt to 4 ounces of filtered water and drinking this several times per day.
- She eliminated stress and also cultivated a strong faith, positive attitude, and love into her daily life.
- She took daily walks on a treadmill to keep her body oxygenated and her lymph fluid moving.
It has been 13 years since her diagnosis. She says. “I know people will say I’m crazy, but the experience and the lessons I’ve learned, the people I’ve met, and the walk with God is something I count as a blessing. If I could wash it all away, I would not. Needless to say, I asked for prayers from family and church leaders, I attended healing conferences, and listened for guidance from the Holy Spirit.” “It has not been easy, and whose life is perfect. I’ve been in good health and able to do anything that I have wished to do, including speaking to groups, teaching classes to others about alternative medicine, giving cancer patients hope, and I am starting to write a book.”
Sarah Ann has appeared on Dateline and 20/20 in an effort to provide information to others facing a serious cancer diagnosis and who are looking for hope. She has taught classes at her church and is working on her book which details her fight with cancer. Today Ann is happy and healthy enjoys being a mother and grandmother.
Note from CCAR- it turned out to be a good thing that Sarah Ann was not admitted into the actual trial that was being offered at Columbia University. Dr Gonzalez later wrote a book about the fraudulent manner in which the trial was conducted that included major design flaws, such as admitting patients who were so ill that they could not eat…. and since his protocol is based on eating a specialized diet and being able to take large doses of enzymes and supplements, it seems that it was intentionally designed to fail. Shame on them! The book also discusses two official government investigations that have confirmed Dr. Gonzalez’s allegations that the study was not properly supervised. Sarah Ann wrote the forward to Dr Gonzalez’s book What Went Wrong: The Truth Behind the Clinical Trial of the Enzyme Treatment of Cancer. You can read it with this link
Sarah Ann Cooper shares details of her journey through cancer
An interview with Dr Nickolas Gonzalez