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An important issue of the day is whether foods, nutrients and natural products can play a significant part not only in the prevention of cancer but also in its treatment. Many natural products have been shown to have quite powerful effects in the prevention of carcinogenesis. These have been reviewed by many authors including Wattenberg (1986), Block et al (1992), Stavric, (1994), Wargovich (1997), Ren & Lien (1997). Some of these materials would be classed as food constituents and others as herbal products. Many of these are also the subjects of a less voluminous but nonetheless impressive literature showing that they exert an anti-tumour effect upon established cancers...
GERSON TRUST PROJECT TO PRODUCE AND USE CONCENTRATED PHYTONUTRIENTS IN CANCER THERAPY
First published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine Jan 1998. At the time the Gerson Trust had not yet changed its name to Nutritional Cancer Therapy Trust.
The Gerson Trust was formed on the basis of a dedication to the use of holistic nutrition principles and naturopathic principles in the treatment of cancer. In particular, as the name of the Trust implies, the initial dedication was to the use of the Gerson Therapy which embodies those principles. These principles are based upon providing conditions in which the body can adequately reject the tumour from its own resources. This is in complete contrast with the techniques of orthodox medicine, drugs, surgery and radiation, designed to "attack" the tumour by wholly external influences without much regard to the resulting cost to the natural resources of the body...
NUTRITIONAL THERAPY TO THE AID OF CANCER PATIENTS
First published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine December 1999
It is my firmly held view that the nutritional approach should take its place in a short time among the general nationally available treatments. Orthodox oncologists seem set to fight that concept all the way. The reason they give (if any is offered at all) is that nutritional treatment is "not proven". Since it appears churlish to oppose any reasonable call for proof the matter is supposed to end there. However, that belies the fact that the only people likely to have access to the very large funds needed for convincing clinical trials are the orthodox oncologists and they are also the only people likely to obtain the necessary ethical approvals for planned trials. They therefore have the power to simply block any trials of nutritional treatment, just because its underlying medical philosophy clashes with orthodoxy....
THE EXPERIENCE OF THE NUTRITIONAL CANCER THERAPY TRUST IN APPLYING THE PLASKETT THERAPY 1997-1999
First published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine Jan 2000
Patients using the therapy are assessed in depth including a detailed clinical history, to ensure that they are suitable and that they fully understand all that is entailed in following the therapy and what they should expect to achieve in their own case. Particular attention is paid to not raising false hopes. In order to follow the therapy patients must be able to ingest the normal quantities of food for their age, be able to swallow the daily quantities of supplements and have a reasonable level of initial physical fitness. They will probably have a life expectation above 3 months combined with strength of character and the determination to fight on to remission. Family relationships are of paramount importance and severe tensions and disruptions have a catastrophic effect. The mental stability and capability to deal with personal traumas are important for the success of the patient. The patients come from a wide range of social backgrounds, ranging in age from 2 years to those in their 70s....
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