Anecdotal case history: exclusive Gerson diet therapy leading to full
recovery from terminal pancreatic cancer
Anecdotal Case History - Aur¨¨le Desch¨ºnes, formerly presented by Dr.
Juergen Buche, ND, NHC, MI, Phy.D., a retired Naturopathic Physician in
Montreal, Quebec, Canada, edited & web-republished by Healing Cancer
Naturally © 2006
Disease: Cancer of the Pancreas
Patient: Aur¨¨le Desch¨ºnes
Date of first discovery: 1968
Date of death: 1978
Type of therapy used: Gerson diet (exclusively)
Medication used: None
Outcome: Full recovery
In 1968, my
arsenal of weapons against cancer was slim at best - a single bullet -
but a magic silver bullet it was! At that time, I was not a physician of
natural medicine. But I had a voracious appetite for everything in the
Alternative health field.
When my wife
received the phone call from her mother announcing the fact that her
husband (my wife¡¯s father) had been admitted to the St. Joseph hospital
in Rimouski, Quebec, Canada - she was concerned. The concern turned to
shock when exploratory surgery disclosed massive pancreatic cancer (head
of pancreas) which, for undisclosed reasons, was considered inoperable
by the doctors who simply sewed him up and sent him home to die. The
family consulted each other and bought the coffin and made preparations
for the inevitable.
At this time, we
approached my wife¡¯s mother with a promising alternative. We had just
finished reading a fascinating book, "A
by Dr. Max Gerson, a German surgeon and medical doctor. His dietary
approach made sense and was proposed to my wife¡¯s mother. Her father was
too far gone to even care.
nor questioning, my mother-in-law immediately stopped giving the patient
any solid food. He consumed, from then on, nothing but raw vegetable and
fruit juices, particularly carrot juice, several times a day. For more
than six months, this man drank only juices and at the start he
encountered several healing crises which were difficult to overcome
because they involved pain, vomiting and nausea but they lessened over
time and each one left him stronger and with more energy. After about
nine months, he started to consume more solid food such as salads, raw
and fresh fruit and the occasional potato. After one year he returned to
the same hospital and was given the good news that the doctors could
find no trace of cancer anywhere in his body. He felt and looked like he
was in his fifties and everybody considered this a case of ¡®spontaneous
remission¡¯ which is somewhat of an insult considering what my
mother-in-law had to go through to appease her husband who more than
once revolted against this austere diet.
patient received no other treatments than a severe diet modification. He
lived for another ten years and died in 1978 of a stroke at the age of
seventy-eight. At the end of his life he relinquished his severe diet
and returned to a more ¡®civilized¡¯ nourishment, however, he still
consumed large amounts of carrot juice.
All the juices
were prepared with a simple centrifugal juicing machine.
Dr. Gerson¡¯s statement that liquefiers (blenders) and centrifugal
juicers don¡¯t work for cancer patients.
Budwig protocol effective with pancreatic and liver cancers,
colon cancer nature's way with the Gerson juicing therapy
prostate cancer with colon cleansing and juice fasting.