Skeptic News: Def Leppard guitarist raising money for Gerson therapy

From: NBS San Diego

Longevity is a concept too often confused with success. especially in the world of rock stars. It usually means a lifetime spent making hits, touring constantly and having devoted fans who’ll sell out your shows through thick and thin.

But for Phil Collen, the guitarist of iconic rock band Def Leppard (who undoubtedly still has ALL of the above), longevity grows from something more organic — quite literally. Collen, a longtime vegetarian and current vegan, swears by the healing power of raw veggies, but more metaphorically? Collen is commited to cultivating health and extending life through the ultimate life-giving activity: charity.

Collen, who, recently concluded a summer “Rock of Ages” tour with Def Leppard, has had a memorable past few months as this year marks his 30th anniversary as lead guitarist of the band. But this year has also been devoted to another audience, the local San Diego non-profit The Gerson Institute. The organization was begun in the 1920s by Dr. Max Gerson as a holistic approach to the treatment of cancer and a variety of degenerative diseases. This year, on Nov. 15 in honor of ‘Pancreatic Cancer Awareness’ month, the education and training center will receive a $20,000 donation from Collen.

Heading to San Diego to perform an exclusive live acoustic performance, Collen will present the donation at the Institute, celebrate with the Gerson founders and share the proceeds from the sale of the guitar he used on the past tour.

Gerson Therapy is based on the belief that disease is caused by the accumulation of unspecified toxins, and attempts to treat the disease by having patients consume a vegetarian diet including hourly glasses of organic juice and various dietary supplements. In addition, patients receive enemas of coffee, castor oil and sometimes hydrogen peroxide or ozone.

Gerson’s therapy has not been independently tested or subjected to randomized controlled trials, and thus is illegal to market in the United States.

Advertisements
This entry was posted in news, opinion, Scepticism and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

0 Responses to Skeptic News: Def Leppard guitarist raising money for Gerson therapy

  1. “In addition, patients receive enemas of coffee, castor oil and sometimes hydrogen peroxide or ozone.”

    Coffee up your arse (and I understand it has to be the best organic coffee) may just be a bad joke, but a toxic irritant like castor oil and tissue-destroying harsh oxidising agents like hydrogen peroxide and ozone are anything but funny.

    All of that, of course, before such minor side-effects as radical cashectomy, and failure to treat by clinically sensible means.

    “Gerson’s therapy has not been independently tested or subjected to randomized controlled trials, and thus is illegal to market in the United States.” It’s obvious gibbering batshit. (Or should I delete that last comment,in case they add guano to the enemas?)

    And remember also, “non-profit” does not preclude massive salaries to those peddling this dangerous nonsense.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s