We find ourselves at an interesting time in history where chronic lifestyle diseases are our top killers. Yet despite this, we fail to give attention to the things that got us here in the first place, such as our ultra-processed foods, excessive stress, concentrated negative emotions, and high levels of chemical toxins in our surroundings. All this results in people today suffering physically, mentally, emotionally, and financially at unprecedented levels due to the symptoms and diseases that result from these modern lifestyle factors.
Yet, when the obvious solution is to reverse these habits from being destructive to our health to be protective and healing, most people choose to ignore this approach. Instead, they seek to manage the situation with invasive and toxic medical intervention, and controversial diets and supplements that are marketed as “miracle cures.” By avoiding what needs to be done and facing the reality of the situation head-on, we end up living with a false hope that somehow we will be spared or that if something happens, modern medicine will save us.
However, as more people wake up to realize that the practices of medicine, pharmaceuticals, science, agriculture, and scientific and drug studies aren’t what we have been lead to believe, they are looking for alternatives. Politics, greed, fraud, deception, and corporate collusion are pulling the strings of all of our medical, drug, and food industries. Health and healing are not good for business. This is a bitter realization for those of us who choose to look at and learn about the inner workings of these systems.
The farming and food company interests (in Denmark) claimed too many jobs would be lost if people ate healthier. Apparently, a healthy economy was more important than a healthy population.
Michael Greger M.D. FACLM ~ Should We Tax Meat and Dairy Like We Do Cigarettes?
When people hear the word cancer today or the statistics of cancer rates, the usual response is either one of fear or apathy. Too many people still think that cancer is like a roulette game, and either bad genes or bad luck contribute to one’s chances of getting it. However, this is entirely false. Too many people think that chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, and drugs are effective ways to treat cancer. This also is entirely false.
As always, the way to overcome, not knowing, and ignorance is through awareness and education. This is why, as part of this review article, I wish to share with you the valuable film The Beautiful Truth: The World’s Simplest Cure for Cancer, as this film exposes the potential we have for curing ourselves of numerous diseases, most notably cancer. It is a film that examines the political side and the natural side of healing cancer. It is mind-expanding and eye-opening. It has the power to shift our paradigms and liberate us from limiting health paradigms. But more than anything, it is a film that offers us a choice, one that many people do not realize they have.
About “The Beautiful Truth” and Its Content
The Beautiful Truth is a documentary movie that was released in the fall of 2008. The film was written, produced, and directed by Steve Kroschel. Steve narrates the film, and it features his 15-year-old son, Garrett Kroschel, as the main actor. Other main actors include Charlotte Gerson and Howard Straus of The Gerson Institute. The film is about 1 hour and a half in length and is suitable for all audiences from youths onward.
The film mentions the work of and features interviews with various experts, including Dr. David Kennedy, Gerald Cox, Harold Hodge, Edward Bernays, Weston Price, Dr. Dean Edell, Dr. Stephen Barrett, Dr. Hal Huggins, Jack Samuels, Dr. John Olney, Dr. Russell Blaylock, and Jay Kordich.
The film starts with a beautiful introduction that talks about our Earth. It then introduces the boy named Garrett, who is 15 years old and lives in Alaska. He lives in a natural setting, where part of his life is learning how to care for orphan animals, concerning what they need to thrive fully. Thanks to studying the work of Dr.Gerson, he quickly learned how important proper nutrition is, especially during the first few months of any animal’s life. His interest in nutrition and healing gets the attention of his town, especially when it comes to the presence of natural cancer therapy. Due to a sequence of events, Garrett needs to be homeschooled, and his first project is researching and presenting a report for improving human health and the environment. This leads Garrett on a journey into learning what is indeed required for humans to thrive and finding proof of natural healing modalities for treating cancer.
As the narrator shares, the story starts in 1928 when Dr. Gerson—a German Jewish physician— first realized that he was able to cure his patients of all sorts of degenerative diseases. A cure for cancer and most other chronic and degenerative diseases has been available since that time. The therapy was hailed by Nobel Laureate Dr. Albert Schweitzer as “the most brilliant medical genius ever.” Dr. Gerson cured things like migraines, tuberculosis, diabetes, muscular dystrophy, and even cancer. He cured Dr. Albert Schweitzer of diabetes, his wife of tuberculosis, and their daughter of a rare disease. Dr. Gerson was unpopular amongst his peers because he went against the status quo and was a threatening presence to the pharmaceutical companies.
Charlotte Gerson, who died peacefully in her sleep in 2019 at the age of 97, was the daughter of Dr. Gerson. When she learned about Garrett’s instrumental role in his community and how he was helping people learn about other healing options available, she sent him her latest book Healing the Gerson Way: Defeating Cancer and Other Chronic Diseases. The research he did for his simple school project ended up touching the lives of many people in his community from all walks of life.
As the film continues, Garret continues to learn about the power and potency of plants as our most ideal food source. Due to a strong desire to know more and offer proof to the people around, Garrett sets off for a trip through the U.S. gathering lots of different evidence. He learns about the dark sides of the cancer industry, and how the chemical and pharmaceutical associations run the medical association. Yet, as presented by Dr. Gerson, the two leading causes of cancer are toxicity and deficiency.
Cancer industry is about money and drugs, yet all the money in the world won’t save you if you make the wrong decision.
The Beautiful Truth
Throughout Garrett’s trip and findings, the film goes on to explore all the major issues that are responsible for the toxicity and deficiency, which we are all subjected to today, in one way or another.
The toxin causes, as the film explains, include fluoride, dental amalgam fillings, and food additives like MSG and aspartame. Mercury, in our fillings, is considered the worst exposure to mercury that humans have been legally subjected to for decades. MSG, for example, is an excitotoxin, and research proves that glutamate is strongly related to the growth of cancer. Other topics briefly mentioned include cell phones and vaccines.
The deficiency causes, include GMOs, irradiated foods, and pasteurized foods. Each of these leaves our food deficient and stripped of its natural nutrients. This is in addition to the highly processed and refined food that is the main source of calories for most people around the world today.
The film shows Garrett visiting The Gerson Institute in San Diego, California, which is one of Garrett’s many stops where he has the chance to meet and talk to Charlotte Gerson herself. He tours other parts of the U.S. learning about the many pieces of the puzzle that hold power to making us sick or healthy. Finally, Garrett goes to visit The Gerson Clinic in Mexico and meets cancer patients who go to the center for treatment. Amid this journey, Garrett finds proof of cured cancer patients everywhere.
The film closes on a beautiful note, which invites us to reflect on what life is really all about and what will matter in the end.
A life lived that matters is not of circumstance but of choice. How will the value of your days be measured?
The Beautiful Truth
Personal Thoughts About “The Beautiful Truth”
I consider myself very fortunate to have found and to live by early on in my life journey the critical words of Hippocrates, “Let your food be your medicine, and your medicine be your food.” Another one of Hippocrates’ wise health statements, explicitly intended for physicians, was “Do no harm.” Yet as the film points out, every single drug causes harm, and physicians’ approach to their patients today is the cause of all kinds of harm. Clearly, we cannot consider this modern approach as any kind of health care.
Based on my own research and education, I know that the answer to optimal health is largely found in the food choices we make. We build and maintain every cell, tissue, and organ in our body using the food we eat. The quality of our food dictates the quality of our body and state of health. There is no chance or luck or bad genes driving our outcomes. Either we are doing the right things and avoiding the wrong things, or we aren’t.
I found the film to be very informative and deeply moving on many levels. It is unfortunate that a system that was put in place to make us well has been turned into one of the biggest businesses on our Earth that keeps people in perpetual states of fear and suffering. It is even more disturbing that a serious and vulnerable condition such as cancer has become so heavily exploited. As the film states, “Cancer industry is a big business and continues to persuade the public that they are still searching for the cure.” It was equally troubling to learn about the basis on which the American Cancer Society was built and functions to this day, as an organization for the cancer industry and not for the public. Consider that it is the wealthiest not-for-profit in the world, while it continues to request donations from people, pleading poverty. Aside from the high salaries of the workers and overhead earnings, the rest goes into research for drug and radiology companies. People often ask, why is The Gerson Method not studied if it is that good? However, just taking into consideration what I just shared should provide us with the glaring answer. By understanding the politics and following the money, you begin to realize that there is no profit and no incentive for the cancer industry to teach people about the importance and power of whole plant food. Anyone can go to a grocery store or farmer’s market and enjoy the health and healing benefits without being dependent on the medical and pharmaceutical corporations.
The positive news, ultimately, is that The Gerson Method is not a secret; it is publicly available and accessible to anyone who searches for it. It is not complicated to implement, either. It mainly consists of consuming a whole food, plant-based diet that focuses on high-quality fresh and organic foods. As Charlotte Gerson shares, “We overload our pancreas with excess animal food destroying it, while it is meant to protect us from malignant cells.” Aside from such a plant-based diet, internal cleansing or detoxification are also essential parts of The Gerson Method. Coffee enemas are performed to induce glutathione S-transferase secretion from the liver, which cleanses the blood. The other fantastic thing about this method is that we should be eating a whole food, natural, organic, plant-based diet anyway for optimal protection and prevention before anything goes wrong. It is the best way to reduce our risk of any disease, so there is no need to wait until we get sick or see this as some temporary diet to be on until we become healed. This is the optimal nourishment for the human body that it was meant to eat.
Bring the power of plants into your body.
Jay Kordich ~ The Beautiful Truth
In the end, it is essential to keep in mind, too, that The Gerson Method is not just suitable for dealing with the healing of cancer, but for ALL diseases - chronic and acute. This means heart disease, diabetes, dementia and Alzheimer’s, and all types of infections, which are prevalent in our society today. This kind of dietary pattern puts us directly on the path of wellness and removes us from the path of disease.
It may be tempting to criticize The Gerson Method for not being able to guarantee cancer healing, but neither can chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, or cancer drugs. All of the latter approaches are just methods for trying to control the cancer and always come with destructive side-effects that are often far worse than the cancer itself. At least, with The Gerson Method, we are not destroying our body or causing it further stress. Instead, we are providing it with the best support possible to be able to rely on its natural healing ability and de-toxify and re-balance itself. Thus, we have a choice between one method that is gentle and constructive, and another method that is harsh and destructive.
It also goes without saying that the film has and will continue to have its share of critics, as it threatens the livelihoods of most medical professionals and organizations. However, those in the general public who are opposed to any dietary or lifestyle changes also hurl criticisms and insults at the film, given that their entire world-view is often threatened by accepting what this film shares. Unfortunately, the average person has put too much faith in today’s medical system, and it shakes most people to the core of their being to consider that they have been led down the wrong path all this time. This becomes that much harder if they have been directly touched by cancer or other chronic diseases. To take in what this film shares and acknowledging how powerful a simple thing like changing one’s diet is can be extremely confronting and unbearable for many people. In the same way, Dr. Gerson was ostracized by most of his peers for going against the status quo in many areas and had the manuscript of his famous book stolen, where he outlined his methods and case studies. There is also some evidence that his death was related to arsenic poisoning. Even though he reconstructed the book and managed to have his work go on, to this day, his work is ignored and even ridiculed by some in the medical establishments in an attempt to discredit him.
So while we cannot change the system, the most important and positive news is that we can change ourselves. If you are reading this, then you are now aware that you have a choice when it comes to any healing or treatment that may be required in your life, not to mention the prevention and protection that you can start applying today.
You can view the film for free on YouTube below.