When I was down in Mexico, one of the first people I met was Claude Venter. He is from South Africa, and he and his long time friend, Grant, made the 3 day journey to Mexico to start on therapy. I couldn’t have asked for more positive, motivating individuals than these two men. It is an absolute honor to know them, and even from countries apart, be in their life.

We joked in Mexico about our 3 year reunion. All of us would meet for a celebration of life, cancer free. We chose that place to be Panama, where Claude and Grant plan on moving.

Today is Claude’s birthday, and I wanted to share his story with all of you, to gain even more understanding of what we are doing for health and wellness!

Today has been one year since being diagnosed, labeled, put in a category by an allopathic doctor. He cut out some of my lymph nodes, declared that ‘they’ had found lymphoma. After all that there was nothing they could do but buy me some time with large doses of chemo. Thanks for the business and go straight to the oncologist after having visited the account department.
With the help of my friend of 25 years, Grant Horak, we did some investigation. Remembering this is a highly emotional and stressful time it was life saving to have Grants calm leadership. According to the American cancer association Chemo offers u a 2,5 % chance of survival after 5 years. In fact, and this is the really scary part, chemo or radiation is noted as a statistical success if the patient is alive after one year. How is that for lallapalooza science? More over,If u die a day after 5 years u go down as a cancer survivor. Ironically Steve Jobs of Apple is a cancer survivor. Bet u didn’t know that.
The Gerson therapy, in my circumstances, has a 85% survival rate and unlike with the chemo patients, u can actually speak the Gerson patients. They are not a secret. Their testimonials are there and so is their contact info. So it was a no brainier. I choose Gerson!

Sadly everyone diagnosed at the same time as me, who did chemo or radiation, is now dead. Including Andy Whitfield (1971–2011) the star of the TV hit mini series called Spartacus. He was diagnosed in the same week and with the same cancer as me. He did chemo in feb and died in November last year. So much pain and suffering because of big pharma. greed.

All the people I met at the Gerson clinic are alive and well, including me. A humbling realisation. My bloods show no signs of spreading or tumour growth. My red blood count (the % of oxygen in your blood) is above average. My white blood cells show no infections (strong immune system) etc etc. Cancer is not a fight, we all have it. Strong immune systems keep it under control. Cancer out of control is a result of a suppressed immune system. Correct the system and cancer goes back to normal. Create an environment that is alkaline and cancer can not thrive. It is all logical. People often comment and say how brave I am! With a 2.5% survival rate after 5 years choosing chemo is brave. I am just logical.

Tomorrow is my birthday. I am very proudly turning 49.
People think I am a little nuts when I say that cancer and the subsequent Gerson journey, can be seen as the best thing that had ever happened to me. Not as in a ‘wining lottery ticket’ kind of way but that i have been given the opportunity to go through the process of rebirth.
Briefly for those who don’t know what I have been doing for the last year:
I choose not to do chemo but to do ‘the Gerson Therapy’. This is a nutritionally based treatment designed by Dr. Max Gerson in Germany in the 1920’s. It is a diet high in potassium and low in sodium. No animal protein. 9carrot and 5 lettuce based veg juices a day and up to 5 coffee enemas a day. All organic. It takes between 2 and 3 years to complete.
In April last year i went, with my friend Grant, to San Diego in the United States to learn how to do the treatment. We met Charlotte Gerson, the daughter of Dr Max Gerson, the founder of the treatment and the doctors who have monitored me, through blood analysis every 6 weeks, for the last 10 months via email and phone calls.
The process the detox takes u through changes u on a cellular level, forever. To realise u are healing, changing, is a message, a whisper from within in a language they don’t teach u at school. Its not a doctor diagnosing or telling u so and therefore believing it as we are wired to.
On the Gerson journey you have to take responsibility for your own healing. There is no magic pill. All u are doing is healing . Allowing. Listening. Letting go. Trusting in your healing process.
To illustrate this i want to share something that happened this morning. It was a very organic dream like emotional experience of hearing my inner self, presented in the form of ‘romantic’ self realisation.
I was doing a drawing at my desk, arms half crossed, my one hand drawing the other on my arm, my bicep. For the first time I became aware of what the inside of my hand, my palm felt like. It’s like when someone u just met holds your hand and u are very aware of how the person feels. Just at small point of connectivity. It was a very intimate realisation. A transfer of warm energy, a bridging, a door opening. I suddenly realise that this had never been allowed before. I think we all have these blockages which can inhibit, as it did me, from knowing who all of me is, thereby stopping me from loving the real me. I think Its Iike living two stories above yourself amd only getting glimpses of yourself through a window. It’s another step in the dance of healing. I continue nose to the wind following the scent of freedom, ear to the ground listening to the throb of the beat of the universe.