Rita heals from invasive ductal adenocarcinoma with Gerson therapy
I live in a little town 25 km North of Barcelona, Spain. I was diagnosed with a hormone-dependent breast cancer in November 2009 called invasive ductal adenocarcinoma, which was stage II/III, with a tumor size of 2cm.
The doctors immediately wanted to schedule surgery which would be followed by radiotherapy, and then give me tamoxifen for the next five years. After a pre-surgical routine MRI, the doctors found another 4mm tumor growing in the same breast. They were unable to localize it since it was small and very deep so the doctors didn’t perform a biopsy. They took out the first tumor and decided I should have a check-up with an MRI every 3 months. Luckily, my lymph nodes were clear so the doctors only took out the sentinel lymph node.
After surgery, I researched Tamoxifen and found out that the side effects were hot flashes, vaginal dryness, joint pain, leg cramps, blood clots, cataracts, strokes and uterine cancer. So, it became clear to me that I did not want to take it.
I started the recommended radiation therapy for six weeks, but worried that it was a big mistake. After one month, I was so ill that I ended up in the hospital because I could not stop vomiting, and I lost about 22 pounds within a few months. My family was very alarmed and fearful and my husband could see that I was not doing well. During that time, I continued looking for other less aggressive treatments. Although alternatives are not very common in Spain, I read about the Gerson Therapy and asked my oncologist her opinion about the therapy, and she said that it was very difficult and required a lot of effort, along with commitment and discipline.
My next MRI showed that I had not one, but three little tumors that were now 4 mm each. The recommended a mastectomy followed by chemotherapy. I did not want to have either of these, so I wrote to the Gerson Institute in the USA. They very kindly sent me information and contact information for a Gerson practitioner who was located in England.
Meanwhile my husband and I watched the movie Dying to Have Known: The Evidence Behind Natural Healing, afterwards he looked at me and said: “You are going to recover with the Gerson Therapy.” I was so relieved to hear him say that he was on board with my decision.
I started with the Gerson therapy in July of 2010. My husband was on vacation during that time so that he could be with me and assist in the protocol. At the beginning everything was new, and I found that the days were long and exhausting. My husband prepared the juices while I cleaned carrots and prepared all the foods along with the coffee for the enemas. I have been following this routine ever since then, so it has become very normal to us.
When I started the therapy, I weighed only 85 pounds and the castor oil treatments affected me very strongly. Every time I did one I lost nearly a pound. After three weeks, I weighed just 81 pounds. My husband Stephen made some adjustments to the schedule in order to avoid any negative consequences. I had three healing reactions during the first three months of treatments which included pain and a recurring headache, and one day around mid-April I had a strong migraine. I could not eat anything and I had to make a big effort to drink the juices. But since then I have had fewer headaches, which is a big improvement.
By the end of October 2010, four months after starting the therapy, my next MRI showed that the three little tumors were not there; they had just disappeared! Everybody was surprised. My surgeon said: “I don’t know exactly what are you doing, but it is going very well.” He didn’t ask anything else and I did not give any explanations. My husband could not keep quiet though, he has an acute sense of humor. With a very naive look, he asked the doctor how it was possible for the tumors to just disappear. The doctor’s answer was “Well, the breast is a place where there is a lot of movement. Things come and go.”
Even after the tumors disappeared, the healing reactions continued, and by the beginning of 2011 my breast and right lung started to hurt a lot, and these pains continued through mid-July. At some points I could hardly move my right arm and I had headaches for more than three days, non-stop. I applied castor oil packs and did more enemas until they finally went away.
I did everything as prescribed. I drank thirteen juices a day and did five coffee enemas during the first three months, after which the enemas were reduced to four a day. I continued with the juices since I could not eat a lot. I took all the supplements and liver injections with vitamin B12, and I found that the second year was much easier than the first.
My last visit to the oncologist was in March 2012. My blood tests were perfect and the results of the last MRI were as well. The last three months on the therapy I was drinking nine juices and doing only two enemas a day, along with all the supplements. I plan to continue with a modified version of the therapies as I return back to work. I will continue with some aspects of this diet for quite awhile, it is clear that there is no going back to my previous routines.
I look forward to what life and the universe puts in front of me. But I learned a good lesson; It’s important to listen to our body and to listen to all the alarms and signals that it gives to us before we discover that we are ill. Now I am feeling strong and healthy.
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