KEY COMPONENTS OF THE GERSON PLUS THERAPY
GERSON THERAPY - Max B. Gerson, M.D., may be regarded as the Father of Nutritional Immunology for his many contributions in chronic and degenerative diseases, infectious diseases, and cancer (see section on "Gerson's Diet Therapy").
AUTOLOGOUS CELL VACCINE - The patient's own plasma is cultured, following procedures that favor the development of antigenic peptides and other immunogenic compounds. These immune stimulating products are harvested to create a personalized vaccine. Experience has shown that its effectiveness is enhanced when it is administered within a comprehensive immunobiological treatment program that corrects the conditions that lead to immune suppression. The vaccine is non-toxic and sterile. Under medical supervision, it is injected subcutaneously once a week for 3 months. Depending on response, a new vaccine is prepared for the patient every 3 months for a year or longer.
AUTO-HEMOTHERAPY - A small amount of the patient's blood is removed, allowed to break down to release intracellular forms, and injected intramuscularly.
BIOLOGICAL DENTISTRY & REMOVAL OF FOCAL INFECTIONS - See "Foci of Infection."
ULTRAVIOLET BLOOD IRRADIATION (UVB) - A small amount of the patient's blood is circulated in a closed system, by cuvette through a device which ozonates it, irradiates it with ultraviolet light, and
returns it immediately to the patient's bloodstream. This procedure produces a multitude of beneficial effects with no known side effects.
OZONE - First reported in 1965 to enhance the cancer killing effect of radiotherapy, its regular application is based on the observation that patients experience enhancement of subjective sense of well being. More recently the possibility has been raised that administration of oxygen radicals may compensate, at least in part, for the failure of P-53 gene expression thereby encouraging cancer cell apoptosis (cell suicide). Ozone is administered topically, rectally, and intravenously (during UVB).
COLEY'S TOXINS - Historically, a surprisingly large number of "spontaneous regressions" of cancer have occurred during inflammatory infections. Coley's toxins are an immune stimulating, injectable (dead) bacterial reagent documented historically to have cured many cases of advanced cancer. Gerson (1958) called for an investigation of Coley's toxins within the context of his treatment. Issels used this material safely and successfully in thousands of patients over a period of forty years. Dr. Rogers has used this mixed bacterial vaccine to successfully treat many hundreds of patients to date.
IMMERSION HYPERTHERMIA - Full body, medically supervised hot tub bath with herbal teas to induce sweating. Full body wraps and cool down. Body heating has been shown to have beneficial effects in cancer treatment.
LAETRILE - Used with hyperthermia to weaken malignant cells.
UREA/CREATINE - Danopoulos published in respected journals many provocative reports of tumor responses to synthetic urea and creatine. Dr. Rogers has merged Danopoulos' protocols with the much higher dosages used safely by Nalbadian. This treatment is an important alternative method of tumor debulking.
GOVALLO'S VG1000 is an experimental vaccine aimed at prevention of tumor recurrence. Stemming from Govallo's Russian-certified vaccination to cure chronic miscarriages, injectable placental extracts exploit similarities between tumor immune-masking and placental protection against rejection.
WOBE ENZYMES - Wolf & Benitez (WobeÂ®) proposed the use of a variety of enzymes in high doses to combat malignancies. Preliminary findings in Germany are encouraging.
POLARIZING SOLUTION - Glucose, potassium, and insulin (GKI) given intravenously to reverse tissue damage (edema) in normal tissue surrounding tumors, and to destabilize malignant growths by making them acidic. Developed by respected cardiologist Demetrio Sodi-Pallares, M.D.
COQ10 - This vitamin has shown a strong anti-tumor effect in a breast cancer trial (Copenhagen, Denmark). Principal investigator Karl Folkers reports regression of liver and lung tumors in a current German trial.
REOSSIFICATION THERAPIES - These treatments (calcitonin, clodronate, pamidronate, etc.) can heal cancer-damaged bones.
CARTILAGE THERAPY - Historically, Prudden demonstrated that cartilage extracts from the tracheal rings of young calves accelerates and strengthens surgical wound healing, provides beneficial effect in arthritis, and is curative in malignant psoriasis. He published anti-tumor effects in 1985, and is conducting a current trial showing promise in advanced kidney cancer. Other cartilage extracts are in various stages of development.
PHYSICAL THERAPY + STRESS REDUCTION are essential components of rehabilitation.
STAGING/MONITORING Conventional lab tests and scans are used to stage and monitor the progress of patients. Patients are requested to bring prior medical records and radiology films if possible when coming. Some alternative diagnostic procedures are used, however, physicians also utilize conventional lab works and scans at the hospital and for on-going follow-up after patients return home.
LABS - Routine basic tests may include SMAC (Chemistry Panel), CBC with Differential, Urinalysis, EKG, and specific Tumor Markers as needed.
RADIOLOGY - Any standard technology, including x-ray, ultrasound, MRI, CT, radionuclide bone scan, etc. is ordered as often as necessary to monitor progress.
MAXILLOFACIAL FOCI REVIEW - This set of diagnostic procedures includes the biological dentist and several surgeons. In the mouth, root canals, devitalized teeth, and silver amalgams are considered. In the nose and throat, sinuses, tonsils, and adenoids will be examined.
FOCI OF INFECTION - From the first tonsillitis - causing respiratory infections of infancy - and from the first cavities in baby teeth - strep and staph bacteria and other infections smolder chronically in both tissue and bone. Issels taught that infections in teeth, jawbones, tonsils and adenoids are the longest standing (since early childhood) immune suppressing influences common to almost all cancer patients.
Surgical removal of chronically infected tissue and bone frees the immune system, giving far-advanced patients another chance to fight the disease from within. For example, in 1972 a consecutive sample of 462 cancer patients underwent tonsillectomies at Issels, Ringberg Klinik. An independent and highly regarded pathology laboratory confirmed that every single pair of tonsils was diseased with infections, atrophy, hyperplasia and even malignancies. After the institution of routine foci removal (including root canalled teeth), the rate of deaths due to cardiac co-morbidity's in the Ringberg Klinik fell dramatically and the rate of cures increased concomitantly.
Individualized therapy plans are designed for each patient on medical review of the patients needs. Therapy plans are dependent upon the patient's physical condition, optimum results desired, time, etc. The treatment schedule is very important, as are the combination of therapies. Costs vary depending on treatments provided.
FULL GERSON'S DIET THERAPY as practiced by Dr. Rogers for more since 1978:
Dr. Rogers treats each patient with care, respect and understanding, using any and all modalities at his disposal, including many not specifically mentioned above. Any one or more of these modalities or protocols may or may not be given to an individual patient. Also the timing of when a particular treatment will be started is a decision arrived at between the treating physician and the patient or guardian. The timing and the mix of treatments given an individual patient are part of the art of medicine and require experience to be done expertly. All of these treatments and more are available at current rates.
ADMISSION DEPOSIT: At the time of admission, you will be asked to make an initial deposit. Your individualized treatment plan will be designed by Dr. Rogers and on going financial arrangements will be made at that time.
TAXES: All services are subject to a 16% federal tax in Mexico.
PAYMENT: Bank wires(preferred), traveler's checks or cash are routinely accepted. Please note: personal checks, cashier's checks, bank drafts or insurance assignments cards are not accepted as forms of payment.
COSTS: Please note that all therapy is based upon the patient's condition and will be modified depending on the assessment of hospital personnel. Discount plans are available for hospitalization of 4 weeks or longer, if the patient is medically stable.
Note: Maintaining a patient on the above listed therapies is dependent upon medical review of the patient by hospital medical personnel. If at anytime the patient is no longer medically stable enough to remain on the above listed protocols, their stay from that time on is subject to regular hospital fees currently in effect. As long as the patient is doing any form of the above therapies, and the patient is not being charged higher current hospital fees, their stay will be subject to the full fees for the above listed therapies, even though they may only be receiving a part of the stated treatments.
Prices are subject to change without notice.
COMPANION ROOM AND BOARD: You are strongly encouraged to bring a companion. No individual aspect of the treatment is difficult to understand, but the initial learning curve is quite steep due to the many details involved. Experience has shown that a "buddy system" is far more likely than a "solo effort" to result in accurate replication of the treatment when you return to your home. Companions will be billed $90 per day ($630 per week) for meals, bedding, linens, towels, and toiletries. For GersonPlus Therapy patients, companions are included in the cost of the treatment.
PLAN YOUR STAY: Three weeks of hospitalization is the minimum generally recommended. Those with advanced disease and complications are encouraged to stay six weeks or longer.
HOME SETUP COSTS: A three month's supply of Gerson diet medications and supplies averages about $950.
If you are on the GersonPlus Therapy, your first 6 months of supplies are included in the cost of the treatment, and will be sent home with you.
Juicers range from $450 to $2500. Appropriate choices include Norwalk, K&K, Champion (with a separate press), Juiceman, Angel Life, and Green Power juicers.
Your ongoing food costs range from $200 to $500 per week depending upon your location, seasonal supplies, and cost of shipping. We suggest you designate someone to investigate local and regional suppliers of organically grown produce while you are in Mexico.(food co-ops, health food stores, shipping houses, state agricultural organizations etc.)
IF YOU WISH TO BE ADMITTED IMMEDIATELY:
Please call or email the Baja Health & Wellness Center with
1) Airline Name
2) Flight Number
3) Arrival Date
4) Arrival time in San Diego Airport or Tijuana International Airport
5) Cell phone number
ITEMS TO BRING WITH YOU
All evaluations and discussions regarding specific medical treatment will occur at the hospital facility.
DRIVING IN: please contact the Baja Health & Wellness Center Manager for a map.