The Gonzalez Protocol®
Nicholas Gonzalez, M.D. treated patients with all types of cancers as well as patients with degenerative diseases. Many patients follow The Gonzalez Protocol for general health and wellbeing. Each treatment is individualized for each patient, regardless of the underlying health problem.
OVERVIEW OF THE NUTRITIONAL ENZYME TREATMENT PROGRAM: The Gonzalez Protocol consists of three components: diet, supplements (with pancreas product for cancer patients), and detoxification routines. All three areas of the protocol must be followed for optimum health and the greatest chance of success.
DIETS: The prescribed diets range from nearly vegetarian to diets requiring red meat 2-3 times a day. Each patient receives individualized dietary recommendations. All diets require the patient consume primarily organic foods, drink fresh vegetable juice, and avoid synthetic and refined foods such as white flour and white sugar. Coffee and alcohol must be discontinued. This interview from Clinical Pearls News and this article from TotalHealth Magazine provide a more detailed explanation of the diet rationale.
SUPPLEMENTS: Supplement protocols are also individualized for each patient based 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 SUPPLEMENTS: The main anti-cancer supplement is a specially manufactured pancreas product (containing naturally occurring enzymes) made from pig pancreas. Click here to read about this rationale. Cancer patients are prescribed up to 45 grams of pancreas oral supplements a day. Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez developed the pancreatic enzyme supplement specifically used in this protocol. Gonzalez Protocol cancer patients consume 150-200 capsules a day (nutritional supplements and pancreas product). Some supplements are taken with meals. Others are taken away from meals. Some are taken in the middle of the night. Non-cancer patients consume 80-100 capsules a day, depending on their health status and medical problems.
DETOXIFICATION: On this protocol, patients – whatever their underlying health 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.
COSTS: Being on The Gonzalez Protocol® requires expenses beyond doctor appointment fees. A patient must also purchase large quantities of supplements, prepare a diet of freshly made 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. It will cost considerably less for patients with other types of illnesses. Patients will also 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 $10,000 – $14,000 depending on the individual patient’s situation. Because of the alternative nature of this protocol, many insurance companies, including Medicare and Medicaid, will not reimburse for any part of the services.
LEARN: Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez’s offers general health 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. Nicholas Gonzalez always treated the whole person not just a specific disease with his individualized nutritional diet and supplement protocols.
His general health advice is never a replacement for following your own doctor’s advice.***
READ: Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez wrote several books and you can click here to see all the books that are available.