Dying To Have Known

Dying To Have Known

2006, Health  -   179 Comments
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Dying To Have KnownIn Dying To Have Known, filmmaker Steve Kroschel went on a 52-day journey to find evidence to 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 testimonies of patients, scientists, surgeons and nutritionists who testify to the therapy's efficacy in curing cancer and other degenerative diseases, and presents the hard scientific proof to back up their claims.

You will hear from 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.

So 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? The viewers are left to decide for themselves.

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5 years ago

Every weekend i used to pay a visit this site, because i want
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5 years ago

I currently work with three males all with prostate cancer. One chose Gerson, one chose essiac and the other chose conventional treatment. The two who chose the natural way are currently in remission and the third who chose conventional had to retire because his cancer had spread. One of these males who chose to treat his cancer naturally received a nasty certified letter from his urologist, stating he would no longer be his doctor,because he was using "quackery" to try and cure his cancer. Is it safe to say that a lot of the medicines today are derived from plants??

7 years ago

Gary V & All naysayers here, If, and it's likely true, you are a big pharma plant here, just shut up already! If, and still huge "IF," you want to really makes sense and good health for all, then go see for yourself that big pharma is owned and run by the same media empire that does the lethal synthetic drugs' manufacturing cartel, and that cartel is owned by the same bankster who owned it when it was producing lethal poisons to murder untold millions in Nazi Death Camps.

IF you want health justice, then go after the crooks posing as senators and congressmen who are sold out to big pharma, then stop sending your hard-earned property to pay for tax cheats who claim you owe them what the law clearly states you do not owe, unless you earned it from your ties with their enterprises.

In other words, go get yourself educated and replace your superstitions taught by the big pharma cartel to enslave you as a mindless id**t trained by the school systems they run.

Too big for you to grasp? Then just sit down and allow bigger minds to prevail. That's the problem with trained monkeys, they are trained to rise up enmasse and interrupt scientists who uncover liars.

Elaine Wilhelm
8 years ago

Is that Steven Barett the same one involved in the quackwatch lawsuit? If so he was sued in Ca. and the court ruled against him and advised no one use his info. as fact!

8 years ago

There was a time not very long ago when scientists observe and investigate how things in the natural world work, then make a science out of it. Nowadays, some "experts" disregard the things that work if they have no previous scientific basis. A sad regression.

Jim Thompson
9 years ago

You are all correct. It is just a big conspiracy and they [the people who control the world] keep it from you. So sit around and cry about the injustices of this life, and be a miserable person looking over your shoulder and whining like a little puppy. Me, I'm enjoying every minute of the life I have, eating and drinking whatever I want, trying new things, and trusting God will do as He promises in the Bible.

Phillip Michael
10 years ago

So 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? BS. The answer is because curing illness doesn't make Big Pharma any money. The real question is: What are we going to do about it?

10 years ago

Look up the Brinkler School Of Eating- They performed over 10,000 clinic case studies proving that diet can cure ALL diseases. (they also disproved the germ theory and proved with scientific evidence that all disease is the result of congestion in the body by food, water, ect)

10 years ago

It is important to remember not all medical or natural remedies work for everyone. Yes, I believe that there is legitamacy to alternative medicine and that it is underplayed, but I also know people LOVE a conspiracy theory and that this doesn't mean that all traditional medicine is without worth.

10 years ago

Gerson, like all charismatic people was born on a cusp- 18 October and his birthday number is 18=9 in numerology. The nine strives to improve the world,gives more than it takes (see also Johm Lennon) and is unusually creative.
I was more of an accidental survivor who refused all toxic treatments and medicines except radiotherapy for stage three breast cancer. I am five years out and blog as furiouscuriouscancersurvivor on google. I am also a nine but Pisces.....

10 years ago

I've been having infection after the other.. had a smear test about 8 months ago and there's a cell change... had another one recently and the cell change is still there.. docs tell me that if this stays, it might develop into cervical cancer.. I want to turn to prevention before it really happens.. so I've been eating most foods Dr. Gerson mentions but have a few questions about this... anyone can give me a link of a possible existing forum where people following Gerson's method for preventions, can help me with finding answers to my questions please? thanks

10 years ago

You have done a thorough job by making this documentary. It will surely help to reinforce a belief. I felt compelled to comment on this. The last part of the movie is truly profound and brings forward what truly matters in life.

10 years ago

I wonder if Nathan Pritikin read Dr. Gerson's work. Pritikin was some kind of genius, but his background was in engineering, not science. How many people today are even aware of the existence of Vit.B12, much less what happens to your body if it becomes depleted. There's no mention of it in the documentaries, but it was a significant issue with Pritikin. so he had to get his information from somewhere.

10 years ago

I have prostate cancer, and I am looking at my options, where would I find people that have beat cancer using the natural way for prostate cancer?

Kimberly Langert
10 years ago

I know from my own experience this is truth. My grandfather, in the 1970's went through similar attributes. My personal story did nto involve Cancer but SO many other Ailments! that are now gone due to What I eat. Frustrates me to no end. what we are expected to believe! My goal now is to educate, empower and encourage everyone who wants a better life!

10 years ago

Very informative. Anyone who doubts the effects of diet on human health
should try running their car on Kool-aid instead of gasoline. And,
please do let us know how that works out for you. Just because you can
put something in your gas tank, doesn't mean your car will run well on
it. And, just because you can put something in your mouth, doesn't mean
your body will run well on it. The quality of the fuel we run our bodies on is much more important than what we put in our automobiles! Yet very few will try to put Kool-aid in their cars while most people will eat whatever they think tastes good.

10 years ago

Anyone who thinks that the American medical association cares about cures or your health does not deserve to get well.

David Ewen
10 years ago

A friend of mine used to work with one of the pharma giants. She has a first class honours degree in Applied Chemistry and had 16 years experience in the pharmaceutical industry making the drugs we rely so heavily on. She knows just how toxic the process of drug making is. She knows what it does at a cellular level. She also did multi-million dollar deals at boardroom level.

She then realised that she was on the wrong side, as it were, and retrained in Naturopathic Medicine. She is now a qualified Nutritional Therapist and is transforming the lives of people using Natural Medicine and good food.
I have seen this work for myself and it is extremely powerful. Little wonder the pharma companies are feeling uncomfortable. They are trying to discredit the whole homeopathic and natural medicine movement but they will ultimately fail. Thanks to the internet and people who can think for themselves - like most here - they will eventually be shown for what they are.

I used to work in an operating theatre. I used to hear the surgeons discuss chemo and how poorly it performed. It was back then that I discovered during one of those chats that the stuff they use in the chemo treatment is a varient of the Mustard Gas that they used in WW1.

@ Ann Rhodes - When attending a seminar, my Nutritional Therapist friend got talking to a woman who came up to say who much she enjoyed her talk. She introduced herself as an alternative medicine practitioner and said that she was based in California. She said that most of her clients were actually surgeons and oncologists.
They came from all over the world to be treated by HER. Now if they don't believe in the treatment they are giving out to us, instead opting for natural remedies when it's THEIR life on the line - remedies that actually have a chance of working - then what chance do normal people have?

If it is natural, then it can't be licenced = no profit.
Distill it, weaken it, add toxins and claim it as your own, means it can be licenced and regulated = big bucks.

Ilness is a huge business. They don't care if you get better or not. As long as you get the course of treatment then everyone from the drugs companies to the insurance companies get a pound of your flesh!
When a man gets sued by doctors for curing himself of "terminal" cancer because he denied then the profit from the treatment - and it is up-held in court, then you know you got a system that is rotten to the core.

Find a cure for cancer? Wake-up! It's always been here. It's just off-limits because it would hurt the economy. But with the fast-food companies, deoderant manufacturers, diet and energy drink companies (asparatame anyone?) water companies and a whole raft of other players bombarding us with toxins and carcinogenics every singe day, they will never run out of victims.

10 years ago

All I can say is...this is clearly a * one hand washes the other * business practice. Shame on them!

Terri Haney
11 years ago

A well done look at a natural cure for chronic diseases. Yes, I do believe it works. I cured my Coronary Artery Disease by switching to natural foods and adding vitamins, especially high doses of Vitamin C. Scurvy is a kissing cousin of Arterial Sclerosis. After a Bypass due to total occlusion of my Coronary Arteries, and then Stents one year later because the bypass was blocked, I decided modern medicine was NOT working and I looked into holistic (alternative) medicine. The information I sought I had to dig for because it is heavily suppressed, and a lot of money is spent to discredit the information. It totally worked! My last stress test showed NO sign of CAD! Why would this be true? Modern medicine is about the money NOT your health! I DO NOT take cholesterol lowering drugs they DO NOT work, they mask the problem but do nothing to cure CAD, and they can cause a heart attack due to the reduction of CoQ10 they cause. Your Belief, Trials, Tests, or Statistics are NOT required for a thing to work!

11 years ago

Daniel 1

New King James Version (NKJV)
Daniel and His Friends Obey God

1 In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came to Jerusalem and besieged it. 2 And the Lord gave Jehoiakim king of Judah into his hand, with some of the articles of the house of God, which he carried into the land of Shinar to the house of his god; and he brought the articles into the treasure house of his god.

3 Then the king instructed Ashpenaz, the master of his eunuchs, to bring some of the children of Israel and some of the king’s descendants and some of the nobles, 4 young men in whom there was no blemish, but good-looking, gifted in all wisdom, possessing knowledge and quick to understand, who had ability to serve in the king’s palace, and whom they might teach the language and literature of the Chaldeans. 5 And the king appointed for them a daily provision of the king’s delicacies and of the wine which he drank, and three years of training for them, so that at the end of that time they might serve before the king. 6 Now from among those of the sons of Judah were Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah. 7 To them the chief of the eunuchs gave names: he gave Daniel the name Belteshazzar; to Hananiah, Shadrach; to Mishael, Meshach; and to Azariah, Abed-Nego.

8 But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s delicacies, nor with the wine which he drank; therefore he requested of the chief of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself. 9 Now God had brought Daniel into the favor and goodwill of the chief of the eunuchs. 10 And the chief of the eunuchs said to Daniel, “I fear my lord the king, who has appointed your food and drink. For why should he see your faces looking worse than the young men who are your age? Then you would endanger my head before the king.”

11 So Daniel said to the steward[a] whom the chief of the eunuchs had set over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, 12 “Please test your servants for ten days, and let them give us vegetables to eat and water to drink. 13 Then let our appearance be examined before you, and the appearance of the young men who eat the portion of the king’s delicacies; and as you see fit, so deal with your servants.” 14 So he consented with them in this matter, and tested them ten days.

15 And at the end of ten days their features appeared better and fatter in flesh than all the young men who ate the portion of the king’s delicacies. 16 Thus the steward took away their portion of delicacies and the wine that they were to drink, and gave them vegetables.

17 As for these four young men, God gave them knowledge and skill in all literature and wisdom; and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams.

18 Now at the end of the days, when the king had said that they should be brought in, the chief of the eunuchs brought them in before Nebuchadnezzar. 19 Then the king interviewed[b] them, and among them all none was found like Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah; therefore they served before the king. 20 And in all matters of wisdom and understanding about which the king examined them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and astrologers who were in all his realm. 21 Thus Daniel continued until the first year of King Cyrus.

Nuff said... use this in court Parisian

11 years ago

And now more people die from chemo. People in the past relied on ethnobotany regimens that are now illegal not because they are harmful but because they actually cure without filling the pockets of the illuminate.

11 years ago

Complete BS. Yes, the body has amazing potential to heal itself. But saying that modern medicine won't help, or will even make it worse, is idiotic and a logical fallacy
All these "suppressed cancer cures" are complete jokes. "Alternative medicine" NEVER stands up to scrutiny, can NEVER be proven to work statistically. Oh, cause the pharma company conspiracy won't let studies be done? Crap. Very often doctors/researchers come out with studies questioning the effectiveness of any number of drugs (including ones like Lipitor/Crestor that have made billions of $$). If they are"allowed" to do that, then how come not a single one has proven any of the alternative treatments? Think how famous they'd become..
These alternative cures are never free. That's the worst - these charlatans know its bullsh*t. They prey on desperate people and their families, who are out of options and willing to believe anything. They take their money and give them false hope, sometimes leading to them abandoning scientific treatments which could have at least given them a chance. That's criminal.

11 years ago

I watched this documentary last night and was able to note some things to use in court today. Yes I said court. Please pray for my 8 year old daughter Sarah who is cancer free by all testing. The Oncologist is trying to force us into 8 more months of chemo. Sarah is currently testing malnourished and fatigued, even though the fatigue was supposed to have ended mid June. Please pray that the truth would prevail for our court hearing today.

Elizabeth Ely
11 years ago

Thanks to Steve K. for making this sincere and heartfelt personal statement. I only wish that I could share it with everyone. It is, unfortunately, forbidden for me to do so -- even to my closest friends and family. How tragic. After 20 years of studying and bringing information to "AIDS" patients, I will continue to spread the message of health and freedom to those who truly want to hear this message, in the county with the highest cancer rate in the U.S. It doesn't matter who objects; the only people who matter are those who listen. Blessings, Steve.

Frank MacCormack
11 years ago

You know what's the wonderful thing about science? That in order for a consensus to form, many different people with many different motivations must come together and agree that something (likely) is or (likely) is not, (likely) does or (likely) does not work. You know what's wonderful about non-scientific theories? They don't work well in the scientific method and are hard to be disproved.

One question raised by this documentary is why this "cure" has been suppressed, and it's a very good question. However, it seems to imply a conspiracy where someone is making a good deal of money on keeping people sick. The problem here lies with the implications of who could be so strongly influencing the entire global community of medical professionals. If one knows anything of substance about the health care systems of industrialized countries, one would understand that the expensive and chronic care that cancer patients see if often not the source of great profit, but of economically destructive consequences. There are only a very small group who would see significant gains on such a conspiracy, while something as powerful as the United States government sees economic crisis on the brink of collapse in large part due to the overburdening of the health care system. Implying that a cladestine, malevolent group of medical care providers is outgunning the United States economy is quite the proposition, and one that I soundly reject until more convincing evidence is presented. You don't have to agree, but it seems quite ludicrous, doesn't it?

11 years ago

I have never met a medical professional who ever even hinted that I should eat in a healthy way.
When I eat healthier, the positive health effects are tremendous.
So, I tend to think the documentary is accurate.

11 years ago

@Mary it's organic for God sake, not sprayed or anything!
It's the worst thing in the world when people who have not fully studied something discuss about it like they know all about it!
p.s. Marry, sory, im not refering that much to you now but am just generally speaking.

11 years ago

This theory may not work as most of raw and fresh foods are sprayed with hell lot of pesticides and chemicals and that results in cancer too

Vladislav Valentinov
11 years ago

Another point, not mentioned before:
God made us to eat plants (precisely fruits, nuts and grains) Genesis1:29. Later on He allowed to eat meat (Gen9:1-3) since He changed the climate and many people wouldn't be able to access enough plants.
I'm talking to those who's not closed minded to the possibility of our supernatural origin.

11 years ago

I'd still like to see some real double blind studies. The one lady said there are too many variables in the Gerson diet that wouldn't allow for a scientific study but Im not buying that excuse. Surely something can be created to prove it's efficacy.

I definitely think we are on our way to knowing for a fact that a plant based diet is the best suited diet for humans. The China Studies are most convincing to me. As soon as the Asian go's western his health goes to hell, has nothing to do with genetics. The only meat I feel comfortable about is fish and thats just for it's omega 3 content, which is available in flaxseed.

Makes sense, why eat the animal when you can go straight to the initial source of food.And I don't have teeth like a lion and I have to cook my food. I still have much to research here but if anything as an omnivore Id say we were meant to eat 80-90% plant based.

11 years ago

This documentary dangerously raises hopes to the scientific laymen. Proof still needs to come from a double blind placebo controlled study. The way the narrator uses words to misdirect from this fact is disgusting. Think about it, wouldn't the best way to spread the word of a cancer cure be such a study? If the Gerson Therapy works, I'd say the people behind it are evil for not doing the study.

11 years ago

An excellent documentary. It is amazing how people can turn away from evidence right in front of them. Like wind, you cannot see it, but the evidence of "effect" is there. A very responsible documentary. Thank you for making it!

11 years ago

Very irresponsible documentary, and the following it has shows just way. Tell you all what, if anyone genuinely has a diagnosed cancer and can prove this method cures them, I will personally given them £10,000 cash. I know my money will be safe.

11 years ago

axel white are u aware of the side effects of ben cristine/vincristine ? i think not...

11 years ago

Sounds like a good therapy but remember this stuff doesn't work for everyone. I would be doing chemo for sure if I got cancer. There was an interesting documentary on the Australian Broadcasting Channel (ABC) about a lady who died of colon cancer because she refused to do chemo and only wanted nutritional therapy. The lady died and the nutrionist who was leading her on to the point where she was just screaming in pain everyday is responsible for her death.

11 years ago

i ll be checking those Japanese clinics and guys. inviting them wouldn't be bad

Rocky Racoon
11 years ago

Even the most "cherished" academic institutions are proxies for these corporatons I think it always has been science grew as a result of the demands of capital-or at least within this world historic moment of capitalism. And in any society the eltie have always had a monopoly on knowledge it is one of the ways in which it maintains power. We have a modicum or democracy in part of the world, it gets put into the closet during crisis such as the one that is unfolding now. People are occupying wall street and Obama is negotiating a deal for 20 billion to let the banks off of 2 trillion worth of liability. That is 2% and gives them immuity from any further litigation. Seems occupy wall street should be highlighting this real time battle.

11 years ago

Although it is vitally important to disseminate information such as contained herein to the general populace, it astounds me that we are still having this debate 75 years later. Let's get serious about curing the majority of cancers. It is possible - right now! Not some time in the future after the raising of more awareness and the developing of some new chemical poison or magical surgical procedure. Mortality rates are not decreasing using modern medical and so called 'scientific' (what does that actually mean? - to me it has become a synonym for 'study not funded by a drug company') methods that are clearly not working. We are pervasively, and for the most part unconsciously, influenced and spell bound by powerful companies with massive financial agendas perpetuated by otherwise well-meaning doctors and 'experts' with egotistical burdens (how do you admit you may have been wrong and many people who trusted you may have needlessly died under your care and advice?), who continue to keep this information hidden and those who support it discreditable.

11 years ago

Those commenting saying this is not scientifically proven, and are general sceptics. The corruption and deception in science and medical journals via the Pharmaceutical industry is mind boggling. They can afford to do tons of clinical trials and then publish only positive ones, they ghost write publications, they basically own medical journals through advertising, they are highly engrossed with the medical community, psychiatry and the government that the conflicts of interest are beyond morality. They undertake marketing campaigns on their products, and misinformation campaigns on programs like this one. So saying its not scientific is laughable, as a lot of so called scientific publications, even clinical trials are completely cooked. If you dont believe me search the literature and you'll find plenty of evidence, especially in the fields of psychiatry (which is an absolute joke). If you want another more scientific "cure" for cancer check out Burzynski Movie, He was getting much better results then the medical community, but was put through the courts for years and years on laughable accusations, and having all his patients records raided, etc. And like gerson therapy, his patients had been given up on by the mainstream medical community, that was the only reason he was allowed to treat them.

11 years ago

For each of us eventually it'll all come to an end. It is so sad that Dr Gersons life was murdered by arsenic poisoning. A great documentary which honours the memory of an unselfish, qualified Doctor, Nutritionist, and Natural Therapeutic Practitioner of all ailments. Long life and Peace to Charlotte Gerson. Thanks Steve!

12 years ago

Oncologists like Weathermen can be wrong all the time and still have a job. Modern science and medicine has a 100% mortality rate, your guaranteed to die and not survive cancer. And after all isn't all medicine synthesized natural things from the earth, its not made out of thin air, go to the source. FOOD

12 years ago

An excellent documentary,one which should be shown by default to every medical student.
Of course that won't happen,vested interests will see to that.
I write this comment in late 2011,a time when there are more people employed in the cancer industry than there are patients,and there lies the problem.
In my country (England)it is a criminal offence to offer advice to a fellow human being suffering from this modern scourge.
Vested interests.
We are our own worst enemy,we accept the pursuit of material wealth comes at a price.Ourselves.
And me?
I have experienced what my Hepatologist terms chemotherapy,and I wouldn't recommend it,so I have a personal interest in this subject.
I also have right now,a relative,a 3 year old girl on chemo,so I have a personal interest.
What's the answer?
Spread the word people,tell your friends,your co workers,and then some.
Get this information out there and make a difference.
After all, you.Yes YOU! Have a 1 in 2 chance of cancer.So this is of personal interest to YOU!
So spread the word.
Or accept your fate willingly.
Your choice.

12 years ago

Ok, ok... Just trying to be rational here. It's common in technology that we're stuck with the "Essays, trials & error" method.
If that is the best that can be done, then be it.

I'd say: -No problem and lets test it in detail accordingly to some acceptable & valid scientific methods. Give it a break?
There could be a foundation that would subsidize some 10-20 treatments for cancer patients? But 20 is sort of a statistical minimum.
-Beside, its easier for the calculation 'cause the methods of calculation are published at large. Easy to track down.

Bwarff! Thinking twice, the Japanese may determine have discriminated the whole before the occident decide to go for it or not.
Europeen uncounted...

in any events, I noticed that the Gerson therapy means the end of meat as food? I don't like that, I like a good steak.
Ok, a lot of blueberries, cherry and all this plus the carrots and any vegetable one could dream of but "Where's my steak"?
My veal palet that makes all these vegetables to tasty, huh?

I may prefer not living too old but fully enjoy the foods?
How old did the 10th century human being lived, on average?
Already, if a truck doesn't run me over tomorrow morning, I can say that I done much better than the average most humans have done?

I'll sleep much better tonight!


12 years ago

To Firebird: Gerson can't disclose medical records without the patient's permission. Many people don't complete the program because their doctors have frightened them or they don't have family support or they have no knowledge of the truth about chemo, etcetera. You just heard about a lady with pancreatic cancer who did the Gerson therapy and has been in remission for years. That doesn't happen with pancreatic cancer treated with chemo. Chemo is a very acid, toxic treatment that actually causes cancer. Most people with pancreatic cancer, if they even survive the initial chemo, will go into remission for a very short time and then the cancer will come back with a vengeance and metastasize to the bones are lungs. That's the truth. They are lucky if they even live a year. The Bigger Question should be: Why do they keep doing chemo when it doesn't work?

12 years ago

Gerson Therapy is a fraud. Try science.

12 years ago

It seems to me that, from the 1930s till today, Gerson and his followers could have managed to come up with, maybe, ONE SINGLE prospective, case-control study examining whether Gerson therapy works as well as standard therapy, and presented it for peer-review. You can't say they didn't have the money--Gerson therapy is cheap, and I'm sure there would be many volunteers.

But they didn't do even ONE such study. As is, all they have is a retrospective study of fewer than 40 patients, and anecdotes. That's right--scientists will NOT accept that. I wouldn't treat MY kid with ANY treatment that, in 80 years, wasn't studied.

12 years ago

Another evidence that 'Capitalism' is the driving force of our misery!

12 years ago

what about the simple mind over matter? the mind is a powerful thing. believe you will get better and your chances of being cured of any illness increases a lot. if you think something is crap and that it wont work, chances are that it wont.

12 years ago