More than a few armchair experts on this thread...
i've been an organic gardener/consumer for over two decades, never knowingly consumed aspartame, and generally avoided most processed food, HFCS (don't live in the US), made my own kefir, yoghurt, (both from organic A2 Raw Milk--very difficult to locate since I've moved to B.C. Canada) kombucha etc. Yes I've juiced frequently too.
Still was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma in July 2011 with guarded prognosis. Have endured 16 weeks of chemo this year (cyclophosphomide/bortezomib/dexamethazone) from July to late October to either 'minimal effect' or 'unfortunately this treatment didn't work in your case'=two opinions from two different oncologist at the Cancer Clinic in Victoria, B.C.
Am currently in Europe having spent the last 6 weeks pursuing 'a novel treatment' at a private clinic in Switzerland at significant personal expense. Can't say much more at this stage for two reasons--I won't know what impact it has had until I return to Canada for another round of tests in mid January plus I had to sign a confidentiality contract not to disclose the treatment protocol on 'any blog, social media, forums or similar' Not sure how enforceable that would be, but can say I'm feeling a whole lot better than I have in moths and even looking forward to planning a spring garden in a few short weeks!
I certainly agree with Jennifer that it is not helpful to be inundated with off the wall suggestions from well meaning friends/family/acquaintances, but have now learned to simply smile and thank them for caring about me, which is easy to do and avoids the conversation escalating into a conflab.
I actually think Max Gerson was onto something, but it is worthwhile to remember he has been gone for over 50 years and there has been a huge amount of research in the intervening period. There is even a great deal offered within the US--both the Riordan clinic in Wichita, Kansas and Nicholas Gonzalez in New York are two that come to mind. Curiously one of the longest known survivors of my condition after declining conventional was the Oxford Don, Michael Gearin-Tosh who followed a modified Gerson for about 13 years, yet the Gerson site itself has a page/comment that it is not effective with this cancer.
Also for what it's worth coffee enemas were widely used in the 50's and earlier and were also in the Merck manual until the mid 70's I think.
This is yet another illustration of folk mocking a treatment when they know little about it--kinda what you meet on a regular basis when you attempt to explain some permaculture approaches to neophytes eh?
As I understand it Steve Jobs had an aggressive pancreatic Cancer--it is a notoriously difficult cancer to treat, especially when advanced. Likewise the cancer which took Steve McQueen 30 years earlier (pleural mesothelioma in that case) was blamed on alternative treatment he followed late in the course of his disease.
Just my two cents...