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Kristin H, March, 2020
Medical Condition : Pancreatic cancer, Hepatitis C & Crohn's Disease

A special thanks to Dr. Patrick Vickers

Our whole family went to the clinic. My dad for pancreatic cancer and hepatitis C. My mother for hepatitis C, and myself for Crohn's disease. It has been 2 years since we went. According to the doctors my dad shouldn't be alive. Not only is he but his tumour has shrunk. My mom and I are also doing well with no symptoms. The Gerson therapy just makes sense. Disease is nutritional deficiency and toxicity. Flood the body with the nutrients it has been missing and clean out the garbage by detoxifying then watch amazing healing take place. Chef Laura is amazing! The setting is beautiful and most importantly the clinic is well equipped with all the leading cancer therapies (ozone, vitamin C, Bemer, hyperbaric chambers, etc) A special thanks to Dr. Patrick Vickers to whom I am eternally grateful. Dr. Vickers has answered every question over the past 2 years and promptly at that. I don't know what I would have done without his support. Dr. Martinez is also a wonder man who provides updates to their protocol and always asks how they are. He seems to genuinely care.
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Previous Treatments : None
Diet : Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Organic
Improvements : Sleep, Appetite, Digestion, General mood, Blood results
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Joseph, August, 2019
Medical Condition : Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer

The treatment plans are not customized

Northern Baja Gerson Center, Patrick Vickers-Founder and Owner/Director My wife & I went to the NBGC for 3 weeks in April of 2019 to seek out benefits of Gerson Therapy combined with some alternative therapy that may or may not be legal in the USA. I have Pancreatic Cancer and my tumor marker (CA 19-9) on day 1 at the clinic was 600. 2 days after we left, which is at 23 days, the number had risen to 3900. Normal CA 19-9 blood levels are below 35. As Advertised: Gerson therapy is provided as well as coffee enemas, hyperbaric chamber, bemer mat, silver pulser, B17 Laetrile and hyperthermia which was provided via a Jacuzzi. For an additional fee you can have dendritic cell therapy, UV ozone therapy and GcMAF. They advertise to also provide IV Vitamin C, which they no longer provide. Vitamin C is given as a supplement. One of the additional supplements is actually a prescription for natural thyroid which is given to everyone several times a day without blood testing prior to or during treatment and you are also sent home with a 3-month supply. All food is organic & a person consumes 20 pounds per day. 13 vegetable or fruit juices every hour beginning with breakfast. Gerson approved oatmeal every breakfast, lunch and dinner both include a soup called Hippocrates, potatoes, another vegetable & salad. Gerson diet has zero animal products, fats, spices, salt, pepper, sugar (other than supplied in nature), avocados, dairy, nuts or seeds. All foods other than the salad are cooked/steamed or baked until it is VERY soft. Obviously removing most of the nutritional value but the goal is for the sick patient to have foods easy to digest so minimal energy is necessary. You are advised not to exercise. The goal is to rest your body so it can heal itself. It is absolutely necessary to hire someone after you leave the clinic for compliance because all food is prepared prior to each meal and juices per hour. Between shopping, preparing and cooking it takes about 13 hours per day to adhere to this protocol. Zero down time. Your spouse and patient would be exhausted both mentally and physically. Our Concerns: 1. The owner is a chiropractor, Patrick Vickers and not an MD. He is present at the clinic when he is available. He says he has the same training in school as an MD but when you ask a medical question he doesn’t want to answer, he refers you to Dr. Martinez who is an MD available at the clinic approximately 9-3 M-F. Dr. Martinez minimally understands and speaks English. Dr. Martinez stayed in his office all day and we personally only spoke with him 4 or 5 times during our 3 weeks stay. Another Dr comes in at 3 and stays until 9 or so. A nurse is on call during nighttime hours. 2. In this clinic there is no “specialized” care. All patients are treated the same way independent of their particular cancer type or health issue. On our 2nd day, Dr. Martinez sat down with us and gave us Tim’s treatment schedule and when we asked some questions, he asked US what type of cancer Tim had. The treatment plans are not customized…. everyone had the same schedule unless one opted not to have the additional options. Same medications, same Gerson Therapy and same basic alternatives. There is absolutely ZERO follow up from the clinic once you leave. You can choose to call them but they will not call you! The owner said less than 10% actually stay on the Gerson Therapy once they leave. They maintain no reliable statistics on THEIR success or failure rates. Shouldn’t one with cancer keep muscles strong and blood flowing by movement? Sitting or lying around is never a good idea, for anyone! 3. Payment for treatment which is between $20-30,000.00 must be paid in cash. You will be told WHY it must be paid in cash…. but we believe that if they take credit cards, an unhappy customer can file a dispute through their credit card which takes their control away. I have yet to find 1 other clinic that did not accept credit card payments. 4. Gerson therapy is a specific diet as well as coffee enemas. Very time consuming for someone to prepare the 5 coffee enemas, meals and 13 juices each and every day for up to 2 years. Juices must be prepared every hour. A typical person will consume 20 pounds of organic food per day which is expensive and difficult to find. Some special equipment is also necessary to purchase. A shopping example would be 50 pounds of carrots and 40 pounds of apples per week, per person. 5. WE CAN’T STRESS ENOUGH TO CHECK OUT THE GERSON THERAPY AND TOTALLY UNDERSTAND BEFORE COMMITTING FINANCES TO THE THERAPY. Gerson Institute has a website, many you tube videos, etc. 6. Check out this article written by 2 MD’s on Quackwatch.org. Search: More Ploys that can Fool You 4/26/19. Examples, “What have you got to lose” and “What sells is not the quality of their logic or products, but the ability to influence”. Patrick Vickers is your only influential contact until you commit to the clinic. 7. This chiropractor did not invent Gerson Therapy. We were told they are not endorsed by “Gerson” because they’ve added additional alternative treatments which doesn’t follow Gerson “exactly” as the treatment was developed by Dr. Gerson himself, who passed away in 1959. We were also told that the “alternative” treatments added in addition to “Gerson Therapy” are because Dr. Gerson, a scientist, would have added them himself because of the scientific information available since 1959. 8. After being treated by Gerson Therapy I can tell you that the nutritional information gathered since 1959 would have also changed his mind on the specifics of the diet as well. But any clinic claiming to be a Gerson clinic must follow Gerson exactly. 9. Disappointed that as a medical clinic, NO blood pressure or body temperature was taken at any time. My experience with the clinic is as follows: My wife and I arrived in April 2019 for a 3 week stay. The staff is very nice and accommodating. The facility is very nice. I chose to add on UV Ozone, GcMAF and dendritic cell therapy to my treatment. After the 1st week, I developed rigors for 55 minutes (uncontrolled shaking and teeth gnashing). Was told the GcMAF can cause this and would only last 10-15 minutes. Over the next few days I developed large welts on my legs. No one knew why, but Dr. Martinez ordered a cream to put on the welts. The welts became less red but never went away until several weeks after returning home. 2 days after returning from the clinic my blood tests revealed my tumor marker had gone from 600-3900 in 23 days! How could this have happened after all of my treatment?? My oncologist suggested I start immediately with chemo knowing full well that I never wanted chemo. My goal from day 1 of my diagnosis was to have alternative treatment only as long as I lived. On the day I was to have my 1st chemo, I was given the routine premeds ONLY and I experienced the rigors again. No chemo would be administered knowing that my infection must be treated first. My oncologist was present and told everyone I had been treated in Mexico recently. Prior to that day, my port had not been accessed since Mexico. Now 2 months later we realize someone treated in Mexico is a red flag to the staff of potential problems and someone with rigors is always a sign of a blood infection. I was rushed to the hospital emergency room where they performed blood cultures, blood tests and an x-ray of my lungs. The x-ray revealed both lungs with large areas of infectious lesions. The blood cultures confirmed a gram-negative bacterium but more time was necessary to confirm which one. During the interim, I was treated with many bags of antibiotics of all varieties so they could try to cover all the bases. After 5 days in the hospital, it was confirmed I had an unusual gram-negative bacterium. ALL gram- negative bacteria are hard to kill! My infectious MD told me that based on her years of experience there is no doubt in her mind that his bacterial blood infection came from Mexico and from access to the port. Usually the port must be replaced, but I was lucky! After 5 days on antibiotics in the hospital and an additional 2 weeks on antibiotics at home, my gut will never recover. Patrick Vickers (chiropractor) denies any responsibility because he didn’t have a fever or show other signs. BUT THEY DID NOT EVER TAKE HIS TEMPERATURE. The infectious MD also said no one with a PORT SHOULD EVER BE IN A JACQUIZZI!! I saw the staff clean it out but was refilled with Mexico water from a garden hose. We have spoken with other patients whom have returned with tumor markers increased and an educated guess says it’s because of the amount of sugar on the Gerson diet. Dr. Vickers will tell you that the cancer cells thrives on fats and processed carbs, but not sugar. If so, why does cancer light up on a Petscan after sugar consumption. My tumor marker increased from 600 to 3900 in 23 days. An educated guess would be that my body was working so hard to heal the bacterial infection, that everything else was useless and I wasted my money. Since the blood infection was a result of something they did in their clinic, we requested a refund of the amount we paid $27,190 from Patrick Vickers but he will assume no responsibility. I have not requested anything for the pain, suffering, gut torn up, etc. that has occurred. It was a mistake but non the less, a mistake, that I paid dearly for. Buyer beware of this clinic. Don’t make a decision based on this or any clinic saying they are your only hope…..many will take advantage of our vulnerabilities and finances in a time of crisis. Please email if you have additional questions. [email protected]
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Previous Treatments : None
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Keri, August, 2019
Medical Condition : Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma Stage 1

If you are looking for a Gerson Center to go to, go to NBGC!

When my husband and I first decided that he would do the Gerson Therapy to treat the cancer, it was overwhelming. I wasn’t really sure what to do and how to accomplish doing the therapy successfully. We didn’t have the money to go to the clinic, but felt the Lord telling us to go to the Northern Baja Gerson Center (NBGC). The Lord provided the funds and we went in January of 2018. Everyone that we met were genuine, knowledgeable and kind. They really took an interest in who we were and wanted to help. While my husband did his daily treatments, I spent my days in the kitchen with the different chef’s. I knew that the best way to support my husband was to learn how to cook properly. The chefs were patient, knowledgeable and eager to share what they knew. They have become like family to us! Everyone from Dr. Patrick to the drivers made our stay memorable. My husband has since gone back and plans on trying to go back annually. His blood tests have all come back clean and healthy. The Gerson Therapy works and the staff at NBGC are first class. I went there feeling scared, confused and unsure of the therapy. I left there feeling empowered, driven and ready to support my husband through this intense therapy. If you are looking for a Gerson Center to go to, go to NBGC!!!
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Previous Treatments : Surgery
Diet : Vegetarian
Improvements : Sleep, Pain, Appetite, Digestion, General mood, Blood results
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The “No Speaking Spanish” Carmen, July, 2019
Medical Condition : Neuroendocrine tumor of pancreas head

It was intense

It was intense because I chose so many additional therapies in addition to the Gerson diet and protocol. I did immunotherapy , ozone IV therapy, GcProtein and Laetrile along with the 3 juices, 5 coffee inemas and castor oil treatments between oxygen hyperbarics. I chose the additional because I wanted my best chance at avoiding surgery. Whipple was my option. I think I had great results. I’m feeling great between healing reactions of course and I have seen my lymph nodes shrink to normal size. I had a tumor on my neck and back that no doctor wanted to test that are almost now gone. I feel like I found another way to get better that didn’t involve such a radical surgery. I’m hoping I’m the months to come that my scans show it is going or gone. Gerson is not for the person wanting a majic bullet. Patience and a positive attitude are required. Please start preparing yourself to be in an open and receiving mindset if you are planning to seek treatment in this or any clinic in Mexico. Aftercare when back in the states also takes patience because again it is a waiting and working game. You just work at the protocol while you wait. Americans are just not trained in this type of mentality When it comes to medicine. I’m celebrating my improvements one day at a time 🙌🙌🙌🙌
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Previous Treatments : None
Diet : Vegetarian, Organic
Improvements : Sleep, Digestion, General mood
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Juanita, April, 2019
Medical Condition : Toxic symptoms/autoimmune issues

The change in Mom's health was amazing

We took our mother to the clinic because she was experiencing all sorts of autoimmune-type issues after having been on several rounds of harsh IV antibiotics. Mom did the Plan 2 treatment for 3 weeks. The change in Mom's health was amazing!! She went through the initial challenges of detox and then turned a corner after approximately 1 1/2 weeks, where her health began to blossom! She is back to great health again, at 80 years of age! I cannot recommend this clinic enough. Even though the staff and treatments are very professional, the atmosphere is not of a sterile clinic, but more like a cozy home where patients begin to feel like family. The Mexican staff are lovely, warm, and caring people. Northern Baja Healing Centre certainly lives up to its name!
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Diet : Low Sugar, Organic
Improvements : Sleep
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Liz, April, 2019
Medical Condition : Ovarian cancer stage lll-B

My daughter is alive and healthy six years later

March of 2013, my daughter was diagnosed with ovarian cancer stage III-B three months after her 25th birthday. A week later she had surgery to remove the right ovary at the women’s hospital and six weeks later the oncologist at MD Anderson in Houston, Texas suggest that she needed 4 sessions of chemo, each treatment consisting of five consecutive days. On the third day of the first session, my daughter began to exhibit severe anxiety for which she was given medication. On the second day of being home from her first chemo session, I had to rush her back to MD Anderson. There, she was diagnosed with severe anxiety and depression. I asked if we could get a psychiatrist to see my daughter because of her panic attacks and depression and was told they did not have anyone available. My reply was that if she did not see a psychiatrist I would not let her get any more chemo because I saw what chemo did to her. Immediately the next day, I was called and given an appointment for the following day with a psychiatrist. My daughter was evaluated and given a higher dosage of the antianxiety and anti-depression medications. For the next six months, it was trial and error with various medications to help her with suicidal depression. Her anxiety was so severe, she would not let me out of her sight, always holding onto my hand, and crying non-stop everyday. She experienced severe memory loss and would say that everything looked gray to her. Because of the devastating effects that the chemo had had on her mental state, my daughter decided not to continue her treatments. In the meantime, we searched for an alternative treatment. My daughter came across a Youtube video with Chris Wark of Chris Beat Cancer interviewing Dr. Vickers at the Northern Baja Gerson Center. We continued to do research on the Gerson Therapy through books and personal testimonies online to see if this could be the right treatment for my daughter. I decided to email Dr. Vickers and send my daughter’s scans and blood work to see if she could be a candidate to be treated at the Baja Gerson therapy. Thank God she was! I can reassure everyone who is worried about the location, it is not dangerous. Dr. Vickers picked us up at the San Diego airport and we crossed the border with a medical pass. We had a wonderful time by the beach for the two weeks that we were there. The staff is comprised of very well trained professionals who are caring and empathetic. Dr. Vickers is running a very tight ship, he’s hands-on when it comes to managing the clinic. I thank everyone at the Baja Gerson therapy clinic! My daughter is alive and healthy six years later after continuing the protocol at home for two years. Her suicidal depression slowly began to lift while on the Gerson Therapy and today her mind is well and sharp. She is currently a senior and will be graduating with a BS in Biology. We now go once a year for check-ups in our state to make sure everything is well and she continues to be cancer free in Jesus name!
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Previous Treatments : Surgery, Chemotherapy
Diet : Vegetarian
Improvements : Appetite, Nausea, Digestion, General mood, Blood results
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Carlos, April, 2019
Medical Condition : Diagnosed with hepatocellular carcinoma Cancer in the liver

I sincerely believe this was the right decision for me

My experience in the clinic totally exceeded my expectations, from the arrival at the airport right through to the last day. The service, care and attention my wife and I received was of very high standard. The food, supplements and additional treatments like hyperbaric chamber, vitamin C IV to name only a few made the total price very affordable; I could not find better value any where else. I would highly recommend this clinic especially if planing to do the Gerson therapy; we found it less daunting once we arrived home because we learned so much while we were at the clinic and can not express how important it is to learn all the intricacies of the therapy. So once back at home it made it so much easier to carry out the therapy. One year and six months after my diagnosis I can gratefully say thank God for the Gerson therapy! I'm still on my journey towards healing, but I sincerely believe this was the right decision for me. I have so many fond memories of my stay at the clinic that I treasure everyday. These memories help me so much, especially on difficult days. The unexpected bonus was meeting so many beautiful people at the clinic in the same journey. Overall I highly recommend Northern Baja Gerson Centre to anyone fighting chronic illness. I would happily travel there again just to thank everyone involved in this wonderful place of healing. I hope one day soon I can do so!
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Previous Treatments : None
Diet : Vegetarian, Low Sugar, Organic
Improvements : Sleep, Pain, Appetite, Digestion
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Jack and Kim, March, 2019
Medical Condition : Multi-Symptom Gulf War Syndrome

The facility is great and the location is stunning!

My husband Jack has been suffering from Gulf War-related illness ever since we met over 26 years ago. Over the last five or so years symptoms have worsened. We have nine wonderful children and own and run a "beyond organic" farm in VA. We've tried "everything" to help Jack. Except for the Gerson therapy. After speaking with Dr. Vickers and doing a lot of praying and studying about the therapy we felt led to come for two weeks. Very blessed and excited to see what the future holds! And very glad we chose to come to this clinic to learn and experience these therapies, the beauty, the delicious food, and the love of the people. The staff is pretty casual and laid back. If you're used to standard American doctors and methods, it's very different. But if you study about the therapy itself you'll see that it is a whole health whole person whole body therapy that treats the root causes of disease. Toxicity and lack of nutrition. When these root causes are addressed the body is given tools it needs to heal itself. And so, you will come and experience a very laid back staff. The doctors are helpful, but laid back, a very energetic and capable team of nurses and a loving joyful gifted staff in the kitchen! And truly, the kitchen and the detox and O2 therapies applied are THE medicine. Everyone on the staff has a joyful loving spirit. And joy and love are some of God's best healers too. After one week Jack noticed significant reduction and management of pain. Additionally, he has hope. Hope to recover fully and rebuild his body using God's ingredients to restore. Our time away has been a retreat. The facility is great and the location is stunning! We have enjoyed this time away so much. The staff are loving and supportive and make the atmosphere very relaxed, family-like, and loving. Dr. Vickers isn't always here at the clinic, but he has been here during our stay. When he heard that it was our 24th anniversary (during our stay) he arranged for a special day! The sweet staff made an over the top lunch and the Dr. brought in a full mariachi band to serenade everyone during the lunchtime meal (trumpets and singers and all!) Incredible! When Laura (the chef) put a gorgeous carrot and apple cake in my hands slathered with a mango "frosting" and decorated with fruits, hugged me and said "Happy Anniversary" it made me cry. And she hugged me again and said God bless you! I'm crying now typing. I looked at Jack laughing and enjoying the music and into Laura's sweet face and thought. He's going to be well. God is so good. And kind. And this place is brilliant. Many therapies are used in a truly synergistic way to bring the body into strength and wellness. But one of the greatest ingredients is love. And everyone here can "feel it".
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Diet : Organic
Improvements : Sleep, Pain, Appetite, Digestion, General mood
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Elizabeth, March, 2019
Medical Condition : Stage 4 prostate cancer

There is no place in the world like this facility

It is 14 since he started the treatment. He is feeling great bursting with energy. Regaining weight. The service was parexcellence,always have access to Dr Vickers .The facility excellent breathtaking view and most of all I was able to stay with my husband and learn how to treat him when we get home.There is no place in the world like this facility .I highly recommend it.
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Previous Treatments : None
Diet : Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Low Sugar, Organic
Improvements : Appetite, Digestion, General mood, Blood results
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Lori Y, March, 2019
Medical Condition : Stage 4 Metastatic Breast Cancer

A fabulous start into my Gerson Therapy journey!

The staff from beginning to end, start to finish were AmAzInG! Kind, friendly, knowledgeable & so helpful & nurturing! I was well cared for & had a fabulous start into my Gerson Therapy journey! Dr. Vickers & his staff will forever be etched in my soul!
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Previous Treatments : Surgery, Hormone therapy
Diet : Vegetarian, Organic
Improvements : Sleep, Pain, Appetite, General mood, Blood results

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