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Surviving against all odds: analysis of 6 case studies of patients with cancer who followed the Gerson therapy. 📎

Abstract Title: Surviving against all odds: analysis of 6 case studies of patients with cancer who followed the Gerson therapy. Abstract Source: Integr Cancer Ther. 2007 Mar ;6(1):80-8. PMID: 17351030 Abstract Author(s): A Molassiotis, P Peat Article Affiliation: University of Manchester, School of Nursing, Midwifery&Social Work, Coupland III, Coupland Street, Manchester M13 9PL, UK. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Abstract: A considerable number of patients with cancer have used or are using the Gerson therapy, an alleged anticancer metabolic diet. However, there is almost no scientific support for this regimen. Hence, the present case review study of 6 patients with metastatic cancer who used the Gerson therapy aims at critically evaluating each case to derive some valid interpretations of its potential effect. All 6 cases had a cancer diagnosis with poor prognosis. Despite the presence of some confounding variables, it seems that the Gerson regimen has supported patients to some extent both physically and psychologically. More scientific attention needs to be directed to this area so that patients can practice safe and appropriate therapies that are based on evidence rather than anecdotes. Article Published Date : Mar 01, 2007

Five-year survival rates of melanoma patients treated by diet therapy after the manner of Gerson: a retrospective review.

Abstract Title: Five-year survival rates of melanoma patients treated by diet therapy after the manner of Gerson: a retrospective review. Abstract Source: Altern Ther Health Med. 1995 Sep;1(4):29-37. PMID: 9359807 Abstract Author(s): G L Hildenbrand, L C Hildenbrand, K Bradford, S W Cavin Article Affiliation: Gerson Research Organization, San Diego, Calif., USA. Abstract: OBJECTIVE: Compare 5-year melanoma survival rates to rates in medical literature. DESIGN: Retrospective. SETTING: Hospital in Tijuana, Mexico. PATIENTS: White adult patients (N = 153) with superficial spreading and nodular melanoma, aged 25-72 years. INTERVENTION: Gerson's diet therapy: lactovegetarian; low sodium, fat and (temporarily) protein; high potassium, fluid, and nutrients (hourly raw vegetable/fruit juices). Metabolism increased by thyroid; calorie supply limited to 2600-3200 calories per day. Coffee enemas as needed for pain and appetite. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE: 5-year survival rates by stage at admission. RESULTS: Of 14 patients with stages I and II (localized) melanoma, 100% survived for 5 years, compared with 79% of 15,798 reported by Balch. Of 17 with stage IIIA (regionally metastasized) melanoma, 82% were alive at 5 years, in contrast to 39% of 103 from Fachklinik Hornheide. Of 33 with combined stages IIIA + IIIB (regionally metastasized) melanoma, 70% lived 5 years, compared with 41% of 134 from Fachklinik Hornheide. We propose a new stage division: IVA (distant lymph, skin, and subcutaneous tissue metastases), and IVB (visceral metastases). Of 18 with stage IVA melanoma, 39% were alive at 5 years, compared with only 6% of 194 from the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group. Survival impact was not assessed for stage IVB. Male and female survival rates were identical for stages I-IIIB, but stage IVA women had a strong survival advantage. CONCLUSIONS: The 5-year survival rates reported here are considerably higher than those reported elsewhere. Stage IIIA/B males had exceptionally high survival rates compared with those reported by other centers. Article Published Date : Sep 01, 1995

A medical application of the Ling association-induction hypothesis: the high potassium, low sodium diet of the Gerson cancer therapy.

Abstract Title: A medical application of the Ling association-induction hypothesis: the high potassium, low sodium diet of the Gerson cancer therapy. Abstract Source: Physiol Chem Phys. 1978 ;10(5):465-8. PMID: 751080 Abstract Author(s): F W Cope Abstract: The high potassium, low sodium diet of the Gerson therapy has been observed experimentally to cure many cases of advanced cancer in man, but the reason was not clear. Recent studies from the laboratory of Ling indicate that high potassium, low sodium environments can partially return damaged cell proteins to their normal undamaged configuration. Therefore, the damage in other tissues, induced by toxins and breakdown products from the cancer, is probably partly repaired by the Gerson therapy throught this mechanism. Article Published Date : Jan 01, 1978
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FUNCTIONAL AND CELLULAR EVALUATION OF THE LIVER AFTER LOW-POWER LASER STIMULATION DURING SURGERY.

Related Articles FUNCTIONAL AND CELLULAR EVALUATION OF THE LIVER AFTER LOW-POWER LASER STIMULATION DURING SURGERY. Arq Bras Cir Dig. 2017 Apr-Jun;30(2):122-126 Authors: Godoy YPA, Gerson S, Pinto MS, Boff MF, Mascarenhas MÁ, Cardoso VV Abstract BACKGROUND: Partial hepatectomy is a surgical intervention of the liver that can trigger its regenerative process, where the residual lobes deflagrate a compensatory hyperplasia, causing its restoration almost to the original volume. Nevertheless, depending on the extent of liver damage its regeneration might be impaired. The low-power laser has been studied with beneficial results. AIM: To investigate the possible functional and mutagenic damage arising from the use of low-power laser used in liver regeneration after partial hepatectomy. METHODS: Fifteen male adult Wistar rats were hepatectomizated in 70% and laser irradiated or not with dose of 70 J/cm2, 650 nm, 100 mW, directly on the remaining liver, during the perioperative period. These animals were divided into four groups: G1 (control, 7 days); G2 (laser, 7 days); G3 (control, 14 days); G4 (laser, 14 days). Were analyzed the liver weight; number of hepatocytes; deposition of collagen fibers; liver function tests: serum alanine aminotransferase, aspartate aminotransferase, alkaline phosphatase, gamma glutamyl transferase, bilirubin and micronucleus test in peripheral blood erythrocyte. RESULTS: The liver weight was greater in G3 and G4 (p=0.001 and p=0.002) compared to other groups. The deposition of collagen fibers in G1 was statistically higher than the other groups (p=0.01). In tests of liver function and micronucleus test was not found significant differences between the studied groups. CONCLUSION: Low-power laser stimulation did not cause loss of liver function or mutagenic damage. PMID: 29257848 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]