Let Food Be Your Medicine: Can Food Really Cure All?

Let Food Be Your Medicine: Can Food Really Cure All?

This weekend I watched a documentary about the Gerson Therapy.

Gerson himself formulated a cure for almost any serious illness, including all types of tuberculosis, diabetes, muscular dystrophy, cancer... pretty much anything he came across, he could use is food-based protocol and it was cured.

He cured his 12 year-old daughter of bone tuberculosis, which is fatal 100% of the time, with his method, and she is now 86 years old, still promoting his method.

If the documentary and testimonials are to be believed, countless people have been cured of every type of cancer (some with only weeks to live), fibromyalgia, and any other ailment known to man.

Does this therapy involve radiation or chemical therapies? Starvation or drastic surgeries?

In fact, the emphasis is complete reliance on organic vegetables and fruits.

The first revelation is the therapy: something anyone can do to find healing.

There exists retreat centers to follow this particular protocol: one in Mexico, and others around the world.

But one teen-aged girl featured in the documentary was following the protocol at home and healing herself of a malignant ovarian cancer.

Is it really possible to heal ourselves, just with food, and avoid all of the scare tactics and somber pronouncements by the established medical community? Is it possible that all of the money we spend and miles we walk to ÔÇťfind a cureÔÇŁ are for naught--subsidizing a cancer industry that doesnÔÇÖt cure but prolongs illness?

The second revelation--very disturbing--is that there are many who are trying to keep the Gerson therapy and other alternative therapies that work a secret from the population at large.

IÔÇÖm no conspiracy theorist, but what if?

What if switching to a wholly organic and sustainable diet could prevent and even cure all disease?

What if sustainability--not the kind that promotes GMO monocrops and pesticide-drenched frankenfood--real sustainability that actually contributes to the land instead of stripping it (beyond organic farms such as PolyFace in Virginia)--is really the answer to the ills of humanity, and of the planet?

If thatÔÇÖs the case, there are a lot of very wealthy people (and corporations) who would lose a lot. I personally donÔÇÖt care about making a lot of money, but I do care about my familyÔÇÖs health and the health of this planet.

Even if 10% of us would turn from processed food and vote for local, organic and sustainable with our dollars, I believe it would literally change the world.

Let's take a moment at the start of this new year and think about the choices we make every day: are they sustainable? Are they healthy? Are they the best decisions we can make?

Maybe it's time to make a change. What kind of change do you want to be in the world?

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