This variant of the Gerson program should be candidly tested for its possible value in producing cancer remission.Working Summary: Kelley stumbled upon what natural healers a century earlier clearly recognized: A good diet is at the center of disease prevention and treatment.

Dr. Kelley was a dentist who claimed to have healed himself of pancreatic cancer with a therapy he devised in 1964.Because the tumor was close to the surface,he could tell by its size how it was doing. First, at his mother’s suggestion, he adopted a healthy, vegetarian diet. This greatly helped. Then, he went on raw foods, and that helped even more.

Then he took digestive enzymes, and found that large doses of pancreatic enzymes helped even more.Having solved his own problem, he began telling his dental patients about it—and more people were helped. But he found that some could not tolerate a total raw food diet.

The cancer method formulated by Dr. Kelley parallels the Gerson program in a number of ways.It is very possible that he used a variation of that approach.

Kelley placed an emphasis on fresh fruits and vegetables, plus liver detoxification via coffee enemas.

But Kelley had two aspects which Gerson lacked, or at least, does not emphasize: sizeable amounts of raw meat in certain diets and excess amounts of almonds each day:“Raw almonds are a very good source of protein and should be used as directed 10 almonds at breakfast and 10 almonds at lunch!” —William Kelley, One Answer to Cancer,

Kelley’s program included metabolic typing in order to provide a patient-specific dietary program. He also used neurological stimulation by means of chiropractic adjustments. Vitamin,mineral, and enzyme supplements formed a part of his program. Kelley eventually added meat to the diets of some of the patients.

Until 1977, the Merck Medical Manual, considered to be the standard of medical practice, recommended coffee enemas as a useful method of detoxification and relief of constipation. Yet Kelley’s critics focused on coffee enemas as the primary flaw in his approach.

Kelley was eventually taken to court for practicing medicine without a license. A federal judge ordered him to never again give anyone directions to the remission of cancer. Since that event, Kelley refuses to speak to anyone about the subject. (His book, One Answer to Cancer, was published in1969.)

Kelley’s work is carried on today (in the 1990s)by a Sloan-Kettering trained oncologist, Nicholas Gonzales, M.D., in New York City. While still in medical school, Gonzales first learned of Kelley’s work. Visiting him, he was amazed at the extensive detailed records of recoveries from advanced,metastic cancer—which had survived 10 years or more.

To the simple diet, Gonzalez adds high levels of nutritional supplementation with vitamins,minerals, amino acids, glandular substances, digestive and pancreatic enzymes, and various detoxification procedures. He also recommends regular fasting, colonic irrigation (high enemas), and coffee enemas.

When Robert W. Maver, a Mutual Life Insurance executive, learned about the program, he urged that research be done. Maver said the program could save the life insurance industry millions of dollars. But nothing was done about his recommendation.

Kelley’s Nutritional-Metabolic Therapy—Nicholas Gonzales, M.D., 737 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10021 Ph: (212) 535-3993


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