Sunday, May 10, 2015
Very Disturbing Gerson Clinic FAQ
Northern Baja Healing Center, which offers Gerson protocol though it is not the Gerson center in Mexico. Well, I think that this speaks for itself so I do not have much to say, but I want to correct one or two things here. Children are not an "entity of the state". They can sometimes be made wards of the court if they are being neglected, and medical neglect would fall under this. Also, it is not "illegal" to treat cancer with nothing but chemo, radiation, and surgery. What is illegal is having a person who is not a real doctor offering non-evidence-based quackery as "the cure" for cancer. That is what is illegal. Think about the message this man is sending for a minute. A child diagnosed with leukemia who gets conventional treatment has an incredibly high chance of being cured of their cancer and living a normal lifespan. A child with this same illness who goes to one of these clinics instead will die of their cancer. Naturally there are quite a lot of people out there who are desperate to protect a child from this fate, and it is incredibly disturbing to me that this man offers advice on how to circumvent this. A child has no ability to make decisions about his or her medical care because most of it is outside their understanding. A child often has a limited concept of the permanence of death. A child has a difficult time understanding that going through something incredibly unpleasant now will reap great rewards for the future. It is for all these reasons that adults must make medical decisions of the child's behalf. If a child with a treatable cancer gets taken to this place, he or she is going to die of their cancer. This isn't "another option" or an "alternative"; it's a death sentence.