The Gonzalez Protocol®
Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez treated patients with all types of cancers as well as patients with a variety of other degenerative diseases, ranging from chronic fatigue syndrome to OCD to multiple sclerosis. Each treatment protocol is individualized for each patient, regardless of the underlying problem.
OVERVIEW OF THE TREATMENT PROGRAM:
The Gonzalez Protocol® can be broken down into the following basic components: diet, supplements (with pancreas product for cancer patients), and detoxification routines such as coffee enemas. For the greatest chance of success, all three areas of the protocol must be followed.
DIET: The prescribed diets are quite variable and range from nearly vegetarian to diets requiring red meat 2-3 times a day. Each patient receives their individualized dietary recommendations. All the diets, however, require that the patient consume primarily organic foods, make and drink fresh vegetable juice, and avoid synthetic and refined foods such as white flour and white sugar. Coffee and alcohol must be discontinued. (A more detailed explanation of the rationale behind the diets can be found in the interview from Clinical Pearls News, or in an article from TotalHealth Magazine). Meals should be prepared fresh each day and pre-packaged foods are prohibited.
SUPPLEMENTS: Like the diets, the supplement protocols are individualized for each patient, depending on their health problems and biochemical makeup. The prescribed supplements include a variety of vitamins, minerals, trace elements, anti-oxidants, animal glandular concentrates, and other food concentrates. PANCREAS PRODUCT (For Cancer Patients): The main anti-cancer supplement is a specially manufactured pancreas product (containing naturally occurring enzymes) made from pig pancreas. Click here to read more about the rationale for this. Cancer patients on this regimen take up to 45 grams of pancreas product a day, taken orally and spread throughout the day. The pancreas product Dr. Gonzalez used was developed by him specifically for use in his protocol. Contact us for more information about these pancreatic enzymes. Overall, Gonzalez cancer patients consume 150-200 capsules a day, including nutrients as well as pancreas product. Some supplements are taken with meals and others are taken away from meals and some are taken in the middle of the night. Non-cancer patients might consume in the range of 80-100 capsules a day, the exact number depending on their health status and medical problems.
DETOXIFICATION: On this protocol, patients - whatever their underlying problem - routinely develop a variety of symptoms, most commonly described as flu-like; such as muscle aches and pains or malaise. Dr. Gonzalez hypothesized these symptoms result from the body's repair processes which release all manner of waste material and therefore require daily detoxification. There are several required detoxification procedures on this protocol including coffee enemas, which are believed to enhance liver function and in turn, the processing and excretion of metabolic wastes. The coffee enemas are done twice daily, and patients most commonly report symptomatic relief. Dr. Gonzalez even draws the connection between weight loss challenges and the need for frequent detoxification. You may also be interested in this article from the New England Journal of Medicine from 1932 entitled "Colon Irrigation in the Treatment of Mental Disease."
COSTS Being on The Gonzalez Protocol® requires more than medical appointment fees as a patient must also purchase large quantities of supplements, fresh organic food and detoxify their home. The supplement cost per month varies by patient and will be approximately $1,200 per month for a cancer patient, considerably less for patients with other types of illnesses. In addition, patients will need to switch to natural products and overhaul the cleaning products used in their home and on their body in order to eliminate toxicity. Total annual costs for the full program can range from $12,000 - $14,000 depending on the individual patient's situation. Due to the alternative nature of this protocol, many insurance companies, including Medicare and Medicaid, will not reimburse for any part of the services.
LEARN Dr. Gonzalez's general advice for treating degenerative diseases/disorders including Hepatitis C, severe allergies/environmental illness, Parkinson's, back and neck pain, OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), how to deal with stress, GBS, Lupus, heart disease, Lymphedema, Bell's palsy, Osteoporosis, Otosclerosis, and Fibromyalgia.
***Dr. Gonzalez always treated the whole person not just a specific disease with his individualized nutritional diet and supplement protocols. His general advice is never a replacement for following your own doctor's advice.***
READ books written by Dr. Gonzalez: Click here to see all the books that are available.