Artemisinin, a naturally occurring component of Artemisia annua, or sweet wormwood, is a potent anti-malaria compound that in the last few years has been shown to have anti-proliferative effects on a number of human cancer cell types. Artemisinin reacts with iron to form free radicals that kill cancer cells. Cancer cell iron uptake is generally much larger than normal cells and therefore cancer cells are affected selectively by Artemisinin.
Vitamin B 17/Laetrile/Amygdalin releases hydrogen cyanide, a toxic chemical that kills cancer cells but spares normal cells. Only cancer cells contain the enzyme, glucosidase which is necessary to make the chemical reaction take place that transforms laetrile into a hydrogen cyanide toxic to cancer cells. When Laetrile is used it is also necessary to combine enzymes with it to break up the surrounding coating of cancer cells.
Curcumin, a flavonoid and a major antioxidant found in the oriental spice Turmeric, has been shown to exhibit antitumor effects in multiple cancer cell lines and animal models. In addition there are studies with positive results for its enhancing effects of certain chemotherapy drugs. Curcumin disrupts carcinogenesis and can suppress tumorigenesis, tumor promotion and metastasis. Cultures with high consumption of the spice exhibit less cancer.
Melatonin has been established as an effective anti-cancer treatment in several studies. Melatonin inhibits cancer cell growth and proliferation; it destroys cancer cells, stops angiogenesis (new tumor blood vessel growth), and prevents harmful forms of estrogen from stimulating cancer cell growth. Melatonin also strengthens the immune system and as an antioxidant reduces inflammation that enables cancer’s survival.
The Gerson Therapy includes a number of nutritional supplements that were advocated by Dr. Gerson. These are potassium, digestive and pancreatic enzymes, thyroid supplementation, Lugol’s solution, CoQ10, liver capsules and crude liver injections, vit B12, niacin and flaxseed oil. Our Gerson supplements are of the highest quality. We adjust our crude liver supplier whenever needed to ensure only the safest and cleanest liver for the injections.
Dissolving cancerous tissue requires enzymes. Pancreatic enzymes appear to have the ability to dissolve the protein and sugar coating of cancer cells and make it possible for the immune system to recognize the cells as foreign and not protein as they may appear. Pancreatic enzymes – amylase, lipase, protease – are taken between meals to enter the bloodstream directly to digest the protein lining of cancer cells.
In our comprehensive treatment we prescribe supplements to treat and address any other current or past illness that may have been treated symptomatically and not causatively. The regimen prescribed will reflect each individual’s unique health history. Vitamin D is given as research shows that cancer patients who take Vitamin D live longer and are less likely to experience new cancers. Modified Citrus Pectin prevents metastasis.
The liver of animals and fish contains high levels of vitamin A and iron. Both are precious to fight cancer and anemia. In Dr. Gerson’s original therapy he used calf liver juice. In modern times safe and uncontaminated sources are scares. In an effort to keep the therapy as close to the original protocol as possible, we use sources of liver extract that are recommended by reputable physicians. Liver extract is injected daily with Vit B12 for six months.