by: Mike Bundrant
(NaturalNews) In the 1920's, physician Max Gerson was under attack by the medical community for helping patients heal. Dr. Gerson claimed that to successfully treat any disease, you must first understand the cause. Once understood, you can eliminate the cause, freeing the body to recover naturally.
Dr. Gerson used his nutrition therapy protocol, eliminating the toxic elements from Lilly's diet. Eventually, she made a full recovery and even took up dancing.
It seemed that applying the universal law of cause and effect was too logical for conventional medicine, who attacked Dr. Gerson for curing Lilly in order to generate publicity for himself. Their attacks seemed lacking in logic as well!
Today – nearly 100 years later – Taber's Medical Dictionary still lists no definitive cause of arthritis. How do you solve a complex problem without understanding what caused the problem? Look at the results produced by conventional medicine in the treatment of arthritis and it becomes clear. You don't.
Still, many modern physicians are beginning to agree with Dr. Gerson. Anna Barker, deputy director of the National Cancer Institute, explains:
Surprisingly, scientific literature is abundant with evidence that diet, exercise, thoughts, feelings and environmental toxins all influence the initiation, growth and progression of cancer. If a nutrition-poor diet full of sugar, lack of exercise, chronic stress, persistent pollutants and heavy metals can cause chronic disease, could it be that a nutrient-dense, plant-based diet, physical activity, changing thoughts and reactions to stress, and detoxification might treat the garden in which cancer grows? Treat the soil, not the plant.
The Path to healing arthritis
In her book, Healing Arthritis the Gerson Way, Charlotte Gerson explains that healing begins with recognizing and overcoming deficiency and toxicity. This is why Dr. Gerson found that nearly all degenerative diseases, including cancer, respond positively to a vegetarian, salt-free nutrition. The body needs an abundance of real nutrients and to be cleansed of the poisons in our modern food supply and environment. This is the path to healing according to Gerson.
Nutritional deficiency results from eating depleted, genetically engineered, pesticide-laden, salted, sugared, pre-made, pre-packaged, heat-and-eat, industrial foods, loaded with preservatives, dyes, artificial flavors and sweeteners that are devoid of the real nutrition your body needs.
Toxicity occurs from the "better living through chemistry" philosophy in the modern world where millions of tons of hazardous chemicals, poisons and drugs are dumped into our air, food and water, including:
• Fluoride and chlorine in the water
• Harsh chemicals in soap, shampoo, cleansers, laundry detergent, fabric softeners and so on
• Dangerous chemicals leached from plastics
• Pesticides, herbicides and chemical fertilizers used in commercially grown food
• Out-gassing of formaldehyde, resin, and glue from carpet, pressed wood and so on.
• Exposure to electromagnetic radiation, microwave emission, radio waves and other electronic smog
• Inhalation of pollution, fumes, chemical fragrance, air fresheners, smoke and other airborne contaminants
Gerson Therapy is a powerful and proven program that restores the immune system's healing properties by flooding the body with critical vitamins, minerals and nutrients and cleansing the body of chemicals with a powerful, natural process that flushes the liver and eliminates toxins at the cellular level.
As the immune system is restored to full strength, the body begins to repair itself and begins fighting any and all diseases. Over time, you recover. Identify and remove the cause of the problem and the problem loses its grip.