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Gerson Diet, Hippocrates Soup, Raw Juice Recipe, Romaine Smoosh (Smoothie)

UPDATED MAY 2018.

[Previously UPDATED OCTOBER, 2016, OCTOBER, 2013]

New, Comprehensive Gerson Institute Cookbook Now Available
A new and much awaited recipe book has been published by the Gerson Institute, the original Gerson organization founded by Dr. Max Gerson’s daughter, Charlotte Gerson. Replete with over 150 recipes accompanied with full coloured photographs, it is purportedly the most “comprehensive and accurate cooking guide in Gerson Institute history.”
For more information: http://store.gerson.org/store/Books/Gerson-Cookbook-Pre-Sale_2.html

(For more books, see collection of Charlotte Gerson’s books at bottom of this post)

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A Summary of the Gerson Regimen and Treatment Program

The Gerson Therapy Treatment and Diet features a very specific regimen inclusive of raw, organic fruit and vegetable juices and natural supplements and medications. It has been credited with helping many people recover from terminal diseases such as cancer, tuberculosis, diabetes, arthritis, allergies, ulcers, heart disease, arteriosclerosis, mental disease, kidney disease, Multiple Sclerosis when conventional treatments seemed to fail.

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Hippocrates Soup Recipe | Raw Juice Recipe & Ingredients | Romaine Green Drink (Smoosh) Smoothie Recipe (Blender Drink)

The Famous HIPPOCRATES SOUP
Dr. Gerson;s favourite, healing soup, original recipe
Hippocrates Soup - Gerson Diet - Cdin Recipe
For the recipe, click HERE.

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Dr. Max Gerson is likely one of the most honorable and generous physicians in the history of medical science. Risking his renowned reputation and the approval of his esteemed colleagues, he sacrificed unendingly to heal his patients of seemingly hopeless, terminal disease. And, with this great sacrifice, where others failed, he succeeded.

Through sheer will and unfailing determination, he discovered a working cure for the most desperate cancer cases; cases in which the patient had been left berefit of any hope of recovery.

His treatment involved a strict natural and organic diet along with precise nutrientional supplementation. Below, one will find details regarding his regimen.

He also cleansed the digestive tract of his heavily detoxing patients with enemas. These enemas helped eliminate the huge quantity of toxins contained with the body with the use of coffee, which stimulated the liver to hasten the excretion of heavily toxin-laden bile. This bile contains harmful cancer wastes and byproducts that could flood and overload the system causing extreme illness and eventually, death.

[Note: Coffee enemas do not generally cause the same reaction as that of coffee taken orally.]

Often, cancer patients excreted such toxins as to require the repainting of the patient’s room, due to the acidic and highly caustic nature of these eliminations.

Doctor Gerson met with great success using his health regimen. Not only was he able to cure previously diagnosed terminal cancer, but also migraine, tuberculosis, diabetes, arthritis, allergies, ulcers, heart disease, arteriosclerosis, mental disease, kidney disease and multiple sclerosis along with a host of other health concerns and issues.

Personal Testimony Story By Elle

We watched a personal friend go into remission from terminal cancer when he switched to the Gerson Diet. We also watched our friend’s German Shepherd recover from cancer when she was put on a slightly revised regimen. I personally watched my health drastically change for the better through the years while using this diet.

The truth is, this diet once saved my life when the medical community could find no cure and said my case was hopeless.

Over the years, I’ve seen what seems like a million cures, a million products, a million protocols and healing modalities. And it seems as though I’ve made a stab at them all in some form or another.

Actually, I experimented with quite a few having been sickly since birth it seems…

A number of these cures have worked to one small degree or another, but then, my illnesses would quickly return.

So – which to use consistently? It came down to several things – which was the easiest and least expensive.

There was only one that worked unfailingly. This was the Gerson raw food diet.

But there were a few other important contributions to healing:

1. Having friends care and pray for you.
2. Having positive energy from friends and loved ones around you, giving back same. I am finding that the support is vital.
3. Eating raw organic fruits, veggies.
4. Blending up Romaine Smoosh with Apples and a carrot or two with fresh natural apple juice and natural alkaline mineral water. (I believe this is good when mildly ill, not seriously ill, which requires juicing)

BUT – IMPORTANTLY – for the best healing, I have found that it is IMPERATIVE to use fresh raw juices from a true juicer rather than blender or other device. (See important update note below)

[UPDATE NOTE: Some people do receive benefit when using a blender. The fruit and vegetables are blended quickly and the juice is pressed using a pressing device, either squeezed from a cheesecloth wrap or bag, or through a sieve. There is hope even when funds are limited and one cannot afford expensive equipment at first.

Our greatest success occurred with the Champion juicer. We have also used the Omega single auger juicer and the Green-life Green-star twin-gear juicer. All juicers are excellent. Charlotte Gerson recommends the Norwalk juicer which is very expensive. However, she also recommends the Champion juicer if the pulp is simply ground and then cloth-squeezed using a separate vegetable press. Many people have succeeded using a number of various juicers, but if at all possible, following Charlotte’s advice as closely as possible is likely to be most beneficial.

Re: the Champion Juicer
The Champion Juicer tears the vegetable matter with grated teeth, opening the cell walls causing juice and valuable pulp-like factors to be released. What we found particularly valuable was one of the larger Champion screens that allowed the vital pectin and rich material to be expressed into the juice.

Many of the other juicers seem to use a fine screen only. We found this juice to be less rich. Although we have the Omega and Greenlife juicers as well, we are considering also getting another Champion simply because of the thicker screen. The Champion also comes with a fine screen. We have not used the vegetable press, as it is quite costly.

Dr. Gerson was adamant about the importance of using pure, raw, organic expressed juice rather than blended beverages, smoothies or “smooshed” type drinks.

Again, a number of people have told us that quickly blending using the Blendtec, Vitamix or Oster blenders have been very helpful. The more quickly one blends, the less negative effect the blending will have on the resultant drink. The faster blenders can pulp vegetables within 15-30 seconds.

The reason blending is usually contraindicated is because blending blade rotation creates an electro-magnetic energy field that can inhibit enzyme activity (more about this, below). Long blending may be more destructive than short blending. We recommend always blending for the shortest period possible, while still getting a fine pulp.

Blending the Gerson recipes usually requires the addition of liquid such as water. According to Dr. Gerson, water need not be taken due to the large quantities of juice required. Again, Dr. Gerson dealt with the most grievously sick cancer cases; cases which often, were absolutely considered hopeless beyond recourse. Again, a number of people have received huge benefit with blending.]

5. Blending a mixture of fresh, organic vegetables in a press or grinding juicer such as a Norwalk or Green juicer
6. The full Gerson Diet – Please refer to the Gerson A Cancer Therapy – Results of 50 Cases (Amazon)

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If someone is very ill, Dr. Gerson HIGHLY recommended that they use pure Gerson juices from a juicer proper and not a blender to make their juices and juice drinks.

The reason is because blenders, liquifiers, juice mixers or masters and centrifugal juicers generate a electro-magnetic current that destroys the efficacy of vital active enzymes. So the Blender Drink recipe below is for those who might want health improvement rather than expect a curing of a very serious illness.

The best juicers are those that use slow grinding without generating any excess heat. The Green Star juicer’s rotating grinders have special magnetic cores that create a special field which enhances the uptake of vital nutrients into the juices from the ground fruits and vegetables. Other great juicers include the Norwalk. This Norwalk is a two process juicer, a grinder and a press. The Champion juicer uses a fast spinning tearing mechanism.

However, any juicer is better than not juicing at all, and in fact, many people have accounts of successful results irregardless of the juicer used.

Dr. Gerson’s patients were considered the acutely ill and terminal at best – the “worst of the worst” in terms of prognosis, and thus, he was forced to use the most optimal conditions and methods to brings them back to health.

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Romaine Green Drink (Smoosh) Recipe for Rejuvenation and Rebuilding

More Smoothie Resources
Best General Healing and Rejuvenation Smoothie Recipe
Perfect Blender Smoothie Drink Recipe

1 Head of Fresh Organic Romaine Lettuce
1 or 2 Stalk Fresh Organic Deep Green Kale
1 large or 2 Small Organic Carrots
2 Organic Apples (if you’re allowed)
2/3 Cup Fresh Apple Juice or Very Lightly
More if necessary to blend easily and taste
delicious
Processed Refrigerated Organic Apple Juice
Add More Liquid if necessary for the right
consistency
1 Cup Natural Spring Mineral Water – Alkaline
2-3 Tablespoons of Fresh Raw chopped Organic
Sprouts; sunflower, clover, broccoli, or other
similar more mild type

[Note: Charlotte Gerson recommends avoiding sprouts.
Therefore, we have crossed it out.]

Good to Add as Tastebuds acclimate
Inch cubes Organic Beets
Small stalk of Organic Celery
Several inch cubes red, green organic cabbage
1/2 leaf organic collard greens
Sprigs of Parsley (not too much)
Red, Yellow or Orange Sweet Peppers

Instructions:
Pour liquids into blender, blend Romaine for as short a time as possible (just a few bursts) until liquified. Add Kale, then cut up apples and carrots, finally sprouts.

Blend Until Smooth. You may have to split batches. Do NOT remove pulp – it is as important as the liquid.

However, for those who cannot eat the pulp, you can squeeze and drain and use the pulp for either compost for your own home or container gardens or as an ingredient in homemade pet foods.

Drink (eat) slowly throughout the day – as much as you can. Eventually, you will actually grow to enjoy this concoction.

You might notice your skin changing and some physical afflictions diminishing. Please note: I am not a physician and everything I say is strictly my own experience so do talk to your doctor or naturopathic physician about any of this.

Smoosh is the ONLY thing that has saved me consistently and repeatedly EVERY time.

Perhaps SMOOSH is only for me, although my friend Nancy’s German Shepherd was healed from cancer with Smoosh plus most elements of the Gerson Diet.

Plus our friend Darlene’s husband’s cancer went into remission following the Gerson Diet as below.

There IS a problem.

I always discontinue Smoosh and go back to eating naughty naughty things…

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Organic raw Smoosh or something similar is the best and least expensive solution to regaining health for me, my friend’s German Shepherd, everyone who goes on it.

UPDATE From Elle: For serious illnesses, I have not found smooshed drinks to be an answer. It is only an adjunct for me for milder illnesses or general ill health due to stress or strain.

Serious illnesses require serious treatment as used by Dr. Gerson and other medical specialists.

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GERSON DIET SUMMARY
Hippocrates Soup (Hearty, creamy and mild soup)
Fresh raw juices (Pulp uses: for feeding pets, composting)
Greenleaf juice, carrot, apple, etc.
Raw fruits, salads, vegetables (minced very fine)
Sprouts of Seeds and Grains (minced very fine)
Steamed organic vegetables, fruits
Thin oat porridges
Raw organic calves’ liver juice
Special potassium supplements (lugol plus Others)
Special glass or stainless pots, dishes
No plastics (Use glass, pyrex, stainless steel)
Steamed organic potatoes (not bought in plastic)
Organic unsalted sprouted rye bread
Organic Peppermint Tea (very helpful for nausea)
NO SALT (Important for the Gerson Diet)
Dash organic honey, raw sugar, maple sugar allowed
(good in peppermint tea)
Pot cheese (Unsalted fat free cottage cheese
organic if possible)
Fresh Flaxseed Oil (the ONLY oil or fat allowed)
Coffee Enemas (Important for pain relief, detox)

MORE
Raw fresh pressed organic linseed oil ( as above)
Pancreatin (Pancreatic Enzymes)
Niacin (after juice or food) (will cause a blood flush)
Lugol Potassium (gluconate, acetate, phosphate
see substitutes in book)
Thyroid (see substitutes in book)
Oxbile (see substitutes in book)

Other Things (As mentioned above)
Coffee and Castor Oil enemas

THINGS TO AVOID
(For very ill cancer patients)
All berries (unfavorable reactions)
Pineapple
Avocados (too fatty)
Nuts (too fatty)
Cucumbers (too much sodium)

FORBIDDEN
tobacco, salt, sharp spices, alcohol, refined sugar, flour, tea, coffee, cocoa (here I majorly cheated), cream, ice cream, soy products, cake, nuts, berries, canned stuff, dyes, sulphered, smoked, salted stuff, bottled juices.

(All the above produced new growth for severely ill cancer patients)

NO-NO EQUIPMENT
no pressure or steam cookers, no aluminum

ADVISORY NOTE
No water (only juices for the very very ill… they evidently need all the nutrition from juices they can get)

When I’m SMOOSHING, I need no water. And, I do get better with Smoosh. Also, my skin gets better. My energy goes up. My brain functions at a higher level.

IMPORTANT: Please consult with the Gerson Book – “A Cancer Therapy – Results of 50 Cases.”

Book can be purchased here:
http://www.gerson.org/store/ProductDetail.asp?id=B1001

Charlotte Gerson has written another book which I haven’t read. I will be getting a copy of her book, soon hopefully. There is also a Gerson workbook. That is also on my list. See Gerson.org.

Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/Cancer-Therapy-Results-Fifty-Advanced/dp/0961152621/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1224450577&sr=1-1

This is the volume I personally used:
http://www.amazon.com/Cancer-Therapy-Results-Fifty-Cases/dp/B0006CUSHW/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1224450577&sr=1-7

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RECIPE for Dr. Gerson’s Hippocrates Soup

This is the classic recipe as written by Dr. Gerson.
It is important to use all organic vegetables.

2 small leeks (can substitute 2 small onions)
1 pound potatoes
1 1/2 pounds tomatoes
2 medium onions
little parsley only
garlic as desired (can add raw after cooking and blending)
1 medium organic celery knob (if not in season, 3-4 stalks celery, pascal preferable)
1 medium parsley root

Instructions:
Do not peel any of the vegetables, just wash and scrub them well and cut them coarsely; cook them slowly for 3 hours, then put through a food milll in small portions, scarcely any fibres should be left. Vary the amount of water used for cooking according to taste and desired consistency. Let soup cool off before storing.

Keep well covered in refrigerator NO LONGER than 2 days; warm up as much as needed each time.

Raw garlic may be put through a garlic press into soup before serving.

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Dr. Gerson was able to heal terminally ill cancer patients through his therapy. He was also able to cure other patients with diseases such as tuberculosis, multiple schlerosis, diabetes, arthritis, allergies, ulcers, heart disease, arterioschlerosis, mental disease, kidney disease.

The renowned humanitarian and physician, Dr. Albert Schweitzer wrote that Gerson was a “medical genius who walked among us.”

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How Did We Discover the Gerson Therapy?
A fellow student we had known had developed a terminal case of AIDS, soon leaving to be with his family. About a year later, he reappeared a completely different person. We did not recognize him. He was radiant and strong with perfect skin and appeared glowing with health. We were stunned. He told us his condition was in remission, and his complete health turnaround was due to his following the Gerson Therapy regimen. Another friend who was very ill with another terminal illness then tried the regimen and also recovered. Since then, we have known a number of other friends and associates who have experienced similar results. Interestingly, a friend’s German Shepherd was given a modified Gerson diet and also went into cancer remission. Their veterinarian was quite surprised.

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More:

Original Dr. Max Gerson Book: A Cancer Therapy – Results of 50 Cases by Max Gerson

 

Questions and Answers About the Gerson Therapy


What is the Gerson therapy?

The Gerson therapy has been used by some people to treat cancer and other diseases. It is based on the role of minerals, enzymes, and other dietary factors.

There are 3 key parts to the therapy:

Diet: Organic fruits, vegetables, and whole grains to give the body plenty of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and other nutrients.The fruits and vegetables are low in sodium (salt) and high in potassium.

1. Supplementation: The addition of certain substances to the diet to help correct cell metabolism (the chemical changes that take place in a cell to make energy and basic materials needed for the body’s life processes).

2. Detoxification: Treatments, including enemas, to remove toxic (harmful) substances from the body.

3. What is the history of the discovery and use of the Gerson therapy as a complementary or alternative treatment for cancer?

The Gerson therapy was named after Dr. Max B. Gerson (1881-1959), who first used it to treat his migraine headaches.

In the 1930’s, Dr.Gerson’s therapy became known to the public as a treatment for a type of tuberculosis (TB).

The Gerson therapy was later used to treat other conditions, including cancer.

What is the theory behind the claim that the Gerson therapy is useful in treating cancer?

The Gerson therapy is based on the idea that cancer develops when there are changes in cell metabolism because of the buildup of toxic substances in the body.

Dr. Gerson said the disease process makes more toxins and the liver becomes overworked.
According to Dr. Gerson, people with cancer also have too much sodium and too little potassium in the cells in their bodies, which causes tissue damage and weakened


What is the history of the discovery and use of the Gerson therapy as a complementary or alternative treatment for cancer?

The Gerson therapy was named after Dr. Max B. Gerson (1881-1959), who first used it to treat his migraine headaches.

In the 1930’s, Dr. Gerson’s therapy became known to the public as a treatment for a type of tuberculosis (TB).
The Gerson therapy was later used to treat other conditions, including
cancer.



 
Charlotte Gerson goes into detail about the Gerson Therapy regimen in this book. Cost for this book is under $30 at Amazon »


What is the theory behind the claim that the Gerson therapy is useful in treating cancer?

The Gerson therapy is based on the idea that cancer develops when there are changes in cell metabolism because of the buildup of toxic substances in the body.

Dr. Gerson said the disease process makes more toxins and the liver becomes overworked.

According to Dr. Gerson, people with cancer also have too much sodium and too little potassium in the cells in their bodies, which causes tissue damage and weakened organs.

The goal of the Gerson therapy is to restore the body to health by repairing the liver and returning the metabolism to its normal state.

According to Dr. Gerson, this can be done by removing toxins from the body and building up the immune system with diet and supplements.

The enemas are said to widen the bile ducts of the liver so toxins can be released.

According to Dr. Gerson, the liver is further overworked as the treatment regimen breaks down cancer cells and rids the body of toxins.

Pancreatic enzymes are given to decrease the demands on the weakened liver and pancreas to make enzymes for digestion.

An organic diet and nutritional supplements are used to boost the immune system and support the body as the regimen cleans the body of toxins.

Foods low in sodium and high in potassium are said to help correct the tissue damage caused by having too much sodium in the cells.


How is the Gerson therapy administered?

The Gerson therapy requires that the many details of its treatment plan be followed exactly.

Some key parts of the regimen include the following:

Drinking 13 glasses of juice a day.

The juice must be freshly made from organic fruits and vegetables and be taken once every hour.

Eating vegetarian meals of organically grown fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.

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Dr. Gerson’s Juices consisted of mainly:

Carrot Apple Juice
Equal Parts Carrots Washed, Not Scraped to
Equal Parts Apples Washed, Not Peeled

Drink within 2 – 3 hours after pressing

Green Leaf Juice
Mixed Greens
Lettuce
Swiss Chard
Romaine
Red Cabbage Leaves (2 to 3 leaves)
Beet Tops (small inner leaves)
Escarole
Watercress (1/4 bunch)
Endives
Green pepper (1/4th of one pepper)
Sprouts of Seeds and Grains
1 Apple for every glass of Green Juice

Drink as soon as possible.

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Dr. Gerson’s List of Supplements:

  • Potassium.
  • Lugol’s Solution (potassium iodide, iodine, and water).
  • Coenzyme Q10 injected with vitamin B12. (The original regimen used crude liver extract instead of coenzyme Q10.)
  • Vitamins A, C, and B3 (niacin).
  • Flaxseed oil.
  • Pancreatic enzymes.
  • Pepsin (a stomach enzyme).
  • Taking coffee or chamomile enemas regularly to remove toxins from the body.
  • Preparing food without salt, spices, or oils, and without using aluminum cookware or utensils.


Have any preclinical (laboratory or animal) studies been conducted using the Gerson therapy?

No results of laboratory or animal studies have been published in scientific journals.

Have any clinical trials (research studies with people) of the Gerson therapy been conducted?

Most of the published information on the use of the Gerson therapy reports on retrospective studies (reviews of past cases).

Dr. Gerson published case histories (detailed reports of the diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of individual patients) of 50 of his patients. He treated several different types of cancer in his practice.

The reports include Dr. Gerson’s notes, with some X-rays of the patients over time.

The follow-up was contact with patients by mail or phone and included anecdotal reports (incomplete descriptions of the medical and treatment histories of one or more patients).

In 1947 and 1959, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) reviewed the cases of a total of 60 patients treated by Dr.
Gerson.

The NCI found that the available information did not prove the regimen had benefit.

The following studies of the Gerson therapy were published:

In 1983-1984, a retrospective study of 38 patients treated with the Gerson therapy was done.
Medical records were not available to the authors of the study; information came from patient interviews.
These case reviews did not provide information that supports the usefulness of the Gerson therapy for treating cancer.

In 1990, a study of a diet regimen similar to the Gerson therapy was done in Austria. The patients received standard treatment along with the special diet.

The authors of the study reported that the diet appeared to help patients live longer than usual and have fewer side effects. The authors said it needed further study.

In 1995, the Gerson Research Organization did a retrospective study of their melanoma patients who were treated with the Gerson therapy.

The study reported that patients who had stage III or stage IV melanoma lived longer than usual for patients with these stages of melanoma.

There have been no clinical trials that support the findings of this retrospective study.

A case review of 6 patients with metastatic cancer who used the Gerson therapy reported that the regimen helped patients in some ways, both physically and psychologically.

Based on these results, the reviewers recommended that clinical trials of the Gerson therapy be conducted.

Have any side effects or risks been reported from use of the Gerson therapy?

Reports of three deaths that may be related to coffee enemas have been published.

Taking too many enemas of any kind can cause changes in normal blood chemistry, chemicals that occur naturally in the body and keep the muscles, heart, and other organs working properly.


Is the Gerson therapy approved by the U.S.?

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use as a cancer treatment in the United States?

The Gerson therapy has not been approved by the FDA for use as a treatment for cancer or any other disease.

For most cancer patients, nutrition guidelines include eating a well-balanced diet with plenty of fruits, vegetables, and whole-grain products.

However, general guidelines such as these may have to be changed to meet the specific needs of an individual patient.

Patients should talk with their health care providers about an appropriate diet to follow.

Information about diet during cancer treatment is also available from the Cancer Information Service (1-800-4-CANCER [TTY: 1-800-332-8615]) and in the PDQ summary on Nutrition in Cancer Care.

ADDITIONAL IMPORTANT NOTES ABOUT THE GERSON JUICING DIET

Seasonings that are Allowed
Allspice
Anise
Bay Leaves
Coriander
Dill
Fennel
Mace
Marjoram
Rosemary
Sage
Saffron
Taragon
Thyme
Sorrel
Summer Savory
Chives
Onions
Garlic
Parsley

Spices must be used sparingly as they “counteract the healing reaction.”

Dr. Gerson recommendations were based upon his results. He recommended foods that brought him the successes and he eliminated the foods that brought failure.

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Re: Dr. Max Gerson’s Recipes and Diet – From Dr. Albert Schweitzer, the renowned humanitarian and physician: “I see in Dr. Gerson one of the most eminent geniuses in the history of medicine. …THOSE WHOM HE CURED WILL ATTEST TO THE TRUTH OF HIS IDEAS.”

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IMPORTANT LINKS
 
“A Cancer Therapy – Results of 50 Cases”

http://www.gerson.org/

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Orig: Oct 19, 2008


 
 
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RAW JUICING – Raw Organic Dark Green Leafy Juice and Juicing

MAKE YOUR OWN ORGANIC RAW DARK GREEN LEAFY JUICE
(Regular Glycemic) 

(Adapted from Dan McDonald (LifeRegenerator) & friend Dave – I will add Romaine Lettuce, apple, carrots, green beans, English peas, beets (gold or red), leeks, scallions, shallots, sprouts, grasses, low acid fruits, sometimes fresh or frozen mango) 

Cost 
Approximately $7.75 per day or $3.40 per day if you want  to split your juice for 2 days. This can actually last me 2 days.

Notes 
First of all, yes – this is hard work and can be somewhat expensive and time consuming.  Actually, this way of life is SAVING me money. Huge amounts…

You might also want to adding sprouts (avoid buckwheat sprouts as they contain a mild toxin), garlic, non-acidic fruit such as peaches or pears, grasses,  watercress, or any other green leafy vegetable. Make sure to use organics if they are available.

If not, it has been advised to rinse your veggies in a solution of raw apple cider vinegar and water. (1 tablespoon per gallon). Feel free to leave out whatever you wish as not everything is available. I have an old Green Juicer.

I LOVE it as it slowly and gently grinds the greens and presses to almost nothing. If you use a blender, you can use a well washed paint straining or cheese cloth to squeeze out the juice.) Of course it’s 

Ingredients 
Cut or Shred the Following ORGANIC vegetables to Fit Into Your Juicer or Blender. Vary ingredients according to Availability and Taste. 
 

Ingredients  Cost (Organic)
1 Apple 0.40
2 – 3 Carrots 0.40
1/2 Head Romaine Lettuce 0.75
1 Hand Full of Spinach 0.25
3 Leaves Red or Rainbow Swiss Chard 0.35
3 Large or 5 small Collard Leaves  0.35
3 Square Inches Red or Green Cabbage  0.25
1-3 leaves Beet Greens  0.00
2 Pieces Beet (3/4 inch cubes)  0.50
3 Stalks Baby Bok Choy  0.35
3 Finger Pinch Italian Parsley  0.20
3 Finger Pinch Cilantro  0.30
3 Inches of Small Leeks  0.20
Small Piece of Shallot 0.30
2 Small or One Large Scallion  0.35
3 Small Leaves Dinosaur Kale or 0.20
1 Leaf Large Regular Kale  0.00
3 Small Pieces Broccoli  0.25
1/4 Sweet Red / Orange / Yellow Pepper 0.60
3 Pieces of Cucumber (To Your Taste) 0.50
2 Stalks of Celery  0.25
1/2 – 1 Tomato  1.00
TOTAL COST  7.75

To Save on Costs 
• Use Farmers’ Markets
• Grow Your Own Lettuces, Tomatoes and Greens (Easy to Container Garden! : )
• Use heirloom Seeds and allow the best plants to go to seed
• Have your friends and family garden 
• Beg or borrow organic veggies 
• Work online for extra income – I hope to have steps, hints and tips soon – it IS possible if done right. 

Results 
Many people have extraordinary results with Raw Organic Juicing. It can be a profound experience with unforeseen benefits. Truth in action. 

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Having a BABY? Best Baby Advice from Grandma…

That is SOOOO exciting! Sooo happy for you!!! 😀

Some advice and thoughts from a dear, wise Grandma person I love very much:

1. Enjoy EVERY moment with baby. A moment is here for a blink, then gone FOREVER, never to come back. You’ll never be able to go back and recapture lost time. Use every precious second of it.

2. Every moment away from baby is time away from heaven.

3. Eat only the purest natural organic foods while pregnant (and after! : ) so that baby might have fewer allergies and colic. A happy contented baby is easier than a crying colicky baby.

4. Use a natural baby carrier that holds baby close to Mom or Dad. That’s where baby belongs – right next to the heart of a loved one. One day, when baby is grown, he or she will walk out the door, and you’ll have wished you held them more. Much much more.

5. Let potty training happen in it’s time. Just remember – they won’t be wearing diapers to college. 😀

6. Let your “No” be “No.” Ever gentle, ever firm and resolute. You won’t ever have to struggle once baby knows and respects your “Word.”

When Baby is ready for discipline… (when baby has learned to walk : )…

Time to teach “No.” Baby will resist. Tell baby “no” once again, looking kindly but firm. When baby doesn’t listen, tell baby, “timeout” so baby knows the word for takeaway, and then take baby to crib or playpen, AWAY from the rest of the family for just a few minutes. Baby will learn that No means no, and that if they don’t listen, they will be isolated. Short isolation is painless, but uncomfortable for baby. Baby ALWAYS wants to be near those whom they love. : )

Baby will need several lessons ever so often to be reminded that you mean what you say. Sometimes, baby will test you and try to do wrong over and over, perhaps many times. Just isolate baby as many times as needed, lengthening the time for a bit for periods up to 5 minutes. (An eternity for baby)

Keep doing this even if baby thinks this is a game. Remember – it won’t take more than 20 times! If you do this, baby will give up after a while (it’s not a fun game after all) and then, like a wonderful miracle, baby will respect your Word even after just ONE “NO.”

It’s the kindest, best trick for babies – and good for Pets, in fact all animals, too! 😀

No matter how tired you are, teaching baby to respect “No” will make your life INFINITELY easier as the years go by. It lasts beyond the teen years.

Infinite Patience and Love…. and Word respected.

7. First time Brothers and Sisters…
Tell brothers and sisters that THEY are going to have THEIR brother or sister. It’s… theirs! Tell them how much baby will love them like no other, and how wonderful it’s going to be to have someone who loves them so much. It will be their, playmate, their new family member who will love them forever if they’re kind and good to them.

8. Feed baby (and whole family!) as much organic food as possible. The less pesticides, herbicides and chemicals, the better! And more tasty, too : ) There’s so much contamination these days. The purer, healthier the food, the better! No processed food. 😀 Buy from local farmers. Encourage local farmers! Support them. Those who don’t use chemicals work SO much harder. Be sure to buy humane, organic meat, too if you can! 😀

9. The best way to teach baby (now older!) to not crave treats and candy, is to use a little trick. When they want candy, say Reese’s Peanut butter cups, buy 12! After dinner, let them eat as many as they want. After a few times of this with different candies, their bodies will NOT want it so much. After getting a bit sick after a bit too much candy, the deliciousness wears off. Of course, always talk to your doctor about this and everything you do – this advice is just smart grandma stuff , not medical stuff. 😀

10. One of the best things to teach baby ( all children, actually : ) is that the greatest gift of all, is the gift of being ABLE to GIVE, and then giving. Receiving is WONDERFUL – but giving regularly, doing wonderful things for others, is even better in the long run. Why? Because people, living creatures, are designed to give.

They are happiest when they do! Loving, giving, sharing, laughing together with friends and family – nothing could be better than that! 😀

PS: And from me and Cdin – teach children how to be infinitely kind to ALL animals. Animals DO feel. Even older lobsters lead younger lobsters around by the claw to guide them. Even lobsters have feelings. 😀

So much here – so sorry for overdoing! But had to share because I think Grandma has some good thinking, i think 😀

Much love!


 
 
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HOW TO Free Trade

Let’s Free Trade
Nice, easy video instructions on how to get the good goods

Some very nice Free Trade Lists and Links

Member Directory of Fair Trade Companies
www.fairtradefederation.org/ht/d/Memdir/pid/1722 

Downloadable PDF
www.fairtradefederation.org/ht/a/GetDocumentAction/i/3220

Great List – Official Certifier
transfairusa.org/content/WhereToBuy/

Another Great Link – World Fair Trade Org
www.wfto.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=164&Itemid=1

Over 130 artisan groups, over 38 countries
tenthousandvillages.com/ 

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