Last updated: 22 Nov 2011 at 12:11
Dying to have known – the story behind Gerson Therapy
In Dying To Have Known, filmmaker Steve Kroschel went on a 52-day journey to find evidence to the effectiveness of the Gerson Therapy — a long-suppressed natural cancer cure.
I first heard about the Gerson Therapy during a fasting retreat at Dharma Healing International on the tropical island of Koh Samui in Thailand. I heard it was a very effective treatment to beat cancer but that is was very controversial. Then I read about Prince Charles being rebuked during a medical conference in 2004 for daring to suggest to look further into the research done by Dr. Max Gerson. Most doctors outright reject even the thought of considering Gerson Therapy in the treatment of degenerative diseases. However, few if any actually spent time in reviewing the results achieved or invested in further research as suggested by Prince Charles. This film gives a good insight into the denial to investigate by the medical establishment while encouraging the viewer to make up their own mind about the potential to give this treatment more attention.
The filmaker’s travels take him across both the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans, from upstate New York to San Diego to Alaska, from Japan and Holland to Spain and Mexico. In the end, he presents the testimonies of patients, scientists, surgeons and nutritionists who testify to the therapy’s efficacy in curing cancer and other degenerative diseases, and presents the hard scientific proof to back up their claims.
You will hear from a Japanese medical school professor who cured himself of liver cancer over 15 years ago, a lymphoma patient who was diagnosed as terminal over 50 years ago as well as noted critics of this world-renowned healing method who dismiss it out of hand as “pure quackery.”
So the question that remains is, “Why is this powerful curative therapy still suppressed, more than 75 years after it was clearly proven to cure degenerative disease?” The viewers are left to decide for themselves.