I just finished watching "The Beautiful Truth." It is a beautiful documentary following a 15 year-old boy, Garrett, on his homeschool project to learn about Dr. Max Gerson. Dr. Gerson found that diet could cure cancer. He developed his program in the 1920s, and his daughter, Charlotte, created the Gerson Institute in the 1970s to help cancer patients.
Garrett's project covers several topics relating to toxins and chronic illness. He travels across the US, meeting with renowned scientists and doctors (Dr. Hal Huggins, Dr. Russell Blaylock, Jay Kordich - aka "The Juiceman").
Then he went to visit the treatment clinic in Tijuana, Mexico. The treatments involve an organic, mostly vegan diet with juice from fresh fruits and vegetables and coffee enemas. It was amazing to see the number of people whose lives have been improved and extended through nutrition and detoxification. The beautiful truth is that our bodies have the natural ability to heal themselves, if we remove all of he toxins fighting against us and feed the body with healing nutrients.
Of course there is some controversy over these methods, and not everyone is cured of cancer. The video does have a lot of great info on toxins we face from our environment and our food. It is a great reminder of how best to treat our bodies in order to prevent disease, not just cure it. I think I'll break out my juicer and have some carrot apple juice, but for now I'll just sip my coffee while I read up more on coffee enemas.