‘DYING TO HAVE KNOWN’ Documentary (2006) – Preventing & Healing Cancer & Chronic Disease Naturally with The Gerson Therapy

Filmmaker Steve Kroschel, intrigued by a stunning statement from his last documentary, sets out to find hard evidence of the effectiveness of the Gerson Therapy, a long-suppressed natural cancer cure. His 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 testimony of patients, scientists, surgeons and nutritionists who testify to the effectiveness of the Gerson Therapy in curing cancer and other degenerative diseases, and show the hard scientific evidence to back up their claims.

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?” In his film, Mr. Kroschel interviews top nutritional and agricultural experts, two surgeons, 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”. The viewer is left to decide for himself which is the truth.

The Gerson Therapy is named after Dr. Max Gerson who developed the protocol in the 1920s as a way to naturally activate the body’s own healing capacity and help it to overcome serious and allegedly incurable diseases like diabetes, heart disease, arthritis and cancer. The therapy involves the use of natural foods and fresh juices to treat and cure such diseases, as well as restore health to people who suffer from them.

In the film, Kroschel speaks with many folks who cured their cancers using Gerson therapy, including a man named Ned Wright who successfully overcame testicular cancer. After unsuccessfully trying chemotherapy and radiation to treat the cancer, Wright’s doctor suggested a bone marrow transplant and higher doses of chemotherapy. But Wright decided instead to try Gerson Therapy instead, and experienced incredible success.

“The diet was tough and time consuming, but I followed it just as the Gerson doctor had prescribed,” Wright is quoted as saying in the Sierra Star. “As you can see by my testimony … I am alive by God’s grace and the Gerson Therapy. I am now a Gerson person, because of a little-known man’s passion for healing.”

Because the Gerson Therapy is based on a whole-body holistic healing approach, it can treat a variety of chronic illnesses in addition to cancer. Unlike pharmaceutical drugs and other conventional treatments that target just one specific disease for treatment while inflicting serious side effects, the Gerson Therapy heals systemically through strong nutrition and dietary supplementation, while improving the body’s own natural ability to heal itself.