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The Role of Stress & Chronic Disease

Can stress cause cancer? Certainly not by itself, but it can be the ultimate extra burden that pushes an already weakened, barely functioning immune system over the edge so that it can no longer dispose of the irregular maverick cells that every healthy organism produces in vast numbers every day. Yet without the eternal vigilance of a well functioning immune system there is nothing to stop a few of those irregular cells to initiate a malignant process.

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The Happy Benefits of Plant-Based Foods

It is a fair guess that the majority of people in the so-called developed world regard vegetables as no more than incidentals that accompany a main course of fish or meat, while fruits are only considered if there is no dessert on offer. Well, this is the moment to think again—and to make some delightful discoveries. The fact is that the plant foods, which are the basis of the Gerson regime, are much superior to animal-based ones.

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Natural Health Benefits of Apples & Our Favorite Apple Recipes!

If you are familiar with The Gerson Therapy, then you are certainly aware of the link between food and disease – and food’s ability to help heal disease. It should be no surprise to you, then, to learn about the natural health benefits of apples. In fact, according to a Cornell University review, studies have linked the consumption of apples with reduced risk of some cancers, cardiovascular disease, asthma, and diabetes.

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What Went Wrong: A Review by Howard Straus

Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez, a regular contributor to TLDP, has written a book chronicling the ins and outs of the much-awaited NCI/NCCAM clinical trial of his holistic, enzyme- and nutrition-based treatment for pancreatic cancer. Many of us in the alternative medicine world had waited for years with bated breath for the results, which ended up disappointing at best. Now, we can find out What Went Wrong.

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Is Organic Becoming Mainstream?

Even just a few years ago, finding organic foods seemed to be limited to speciality food stores. However, as more people are becoming more aware of the connection between our diets and disease , interest (and buying power) has shifted to more natural and organic foods. This has been a wake up call to many companies who are having to change or get left behind. Is this leading to a trend of organic going mainstream…

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5 Reasons Why Organic Food Costs More

If you’ve shopped for organic goods, however, you’ve probably noticed they can be more expensive. That’s largely due to the fact that producing food that is good for us and the environment isn’t cheap. In fact, there are a number of extra costs organic farmers incur that contribute to the heftier price tag. Next time you are purchasing groceries, keep in mind that in order to bring chemical-free products to the market, organic farms have the following extra expenses and labor to consider…

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[PART FOUR] How Do Cancer & Other Chronic Diseases Develop?

According to the American Cancer Society, about 1,658,370 new cancer cases are expected to be diagnosed in 2015. In their Cancer Facts & Figures Report for 2015, “about 589,430 Americans are expected to die of cancer, or about 1,620 people per day.” Cancer accounts for nearly 1 of every 4 deaths, making it the second most common cause of death in the US, exceeded only by heart disease. So, how did this disease become the number two killer in the US? Read the conclusion of our four part series…

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[PART THREE] How Do Cancer & Other Chronic Diseases Develop?

According to the American Cancer Society, about 1,658,370 new cancer cases are expected to be diagnosed in 2015. In their Cancer Facts & Figures Report for 2015, “about 589,430 Americans are expected to die of cancer, or about 1,620 people per day.” Cancer accounts for nearly 1 of every 4 deaths, making it the second most common cause of death in the US, exceeded only by heart disease. So, how did this disease become the number two killer in the US? Read part three of our four part series…

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[PART TWO] How Do Cancer & Other Chronic Diseases Develop?

According to the American Cancer Society, about 1,658,370 new cancer cases are expected to be diagnosed in 2015. In their Cancer Facts & Figures Report for 2015, “about 589,430 Americans are expected to die of cancer, or about 1,620 people per day.” Cancer accounts for nearly 1 of every 4 deaths, making it the second most common cause of death in the US, exceeded only by heart disease. So, how did this disease become the number two killer in the US? Read part two of our four part series…

cancer development

[PART ONE] How Do Cancer & Other Chronic Diseases Develop?

According to the American Cancer Society, about 1,658,370 new cancer cases are expected to be diagnosed in 2015. In their Cancer Facts & Figures Report for 2015, “about 589,430 Americans are expected to die of cancer, or about 1,620 people per day.” Cancer accounts for nearly 1 of every 4 deaths, making it the second most common cause of death in the US, exceeded only by heart disease. So, how did this disease become the number two killer in the US? Read on…

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Are “Natural” Labeling Regulations Coming?

Many people try to buy natural foods, but did you know that using the word “natural” on food packaging isn’t regulated in any way? Recently, however, Congress has proposed a new law that would add “natural” to the list of words the FDA regulates. Check out the video below for a more in-depth look at proposed law.
 

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[Infographic] 7 Super Boosting Superfoods

If you’ve turned on a television in the past decade, you’ve surely heard the term “superfood,” but do you know why these so-called superfoods are good for you? Read through the infographic below to discover the benefits of seven of the top superfoods out there.

 
 

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10 Tips for Making the Most of Your Local Farmers Market

Unless you are growing your own produce, locally produced food from your nearest farmer’s market is about as close to farm to table as you can get. Farmer’s markets are not only a great way to eat healthy, fresh and organic food, but also a great way to support your local community. When everything in season that you could possibly want is available from a variety of vendors in one place, you’re able to make sure you’re not just finding old favorites, but discovering new varieties as well.

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8 Ways to Prevent Cancer With Everyday Foods

What is the best way to deal with a problem? The obvious answer is to never let it become a problem in the first place! This is especially true when it comes to our bodies and disease. If you want to make sure you’re doing everything you can to keep your body healthy, try focusing on these tips…
 

History of Gerson Therapy

The History of Charlotte Gerson and The Gerson Therapy

When Dr. Gerson died in 1959, there was nobody to champion the Therapy or sell the books that Gerson had published, so Charlotte took up her father’s banner by default, lecturing, selling books, and eventually setting up and training staff for Gerson Therapy clinics in the US and Mexico. These clinics have helped thousands of patients with cancer and other “incurable” diseases to recover their good health and return to long and productive lives with their families.