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Gonzalez regimen is a schedule developed for cancer patients by Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez. This treatment involves dietary factors including enzymes, vitamins and minerals. Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez worked very closely with Dr. William Kelly, a dentist who improved on the idea of Dr. James Beard, a Scottish physician. Dr. James Beard had suggested that pancreatic enzymes could be used to treat cancer effectively. This study was promoted as a treatment for pancreatic cancer on the premise that when the toxins were destroyed and removed from the body, the cancer would stop growing.


The Gonzalez regimen is a combination of the work of Dr. Kelly and Dr. Gerson, who believed in treating cancer with diet and nutritional supplements. The regimen works on the principle that the pancreatic enzymes help the body to get rid of toxins thereby keeping cancer at bay.


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Dr. Gonzalez believed that the toxins from the environment and food that we consume are the likely causes of cancer in the human body. These toxins, as believed by Dr. Gonzalez build up in the tissues thus slowing down the normal function of various vital body parts. Therefore he believed that removing such toxins would discourage cancerous growth thus fighting cancer and eradicating cancer from the body.


The Gonzalez regimen


  • Patient has to ingest a freeze dried pancreatic enzyme that has been extracted from pigs. This is the major cancer-fighting regimen.

  • Patient should consume a special diet that comprises mostly of organic foods.

  • Coffee enemas are given twice a day.

  • A large number of nutritional supplements that include magnesium citrate, papaya, minerals and vitamins are prescribed.

The pancreatic enzyme is consumed orally in the form of a capsule. 130-160 doses of nutritional supplements are consumed per day by the patient.

Diet: Processed foods, milk, white sugar and rice and food concentrates must be eliminated from the diet. Instead, plenty of raw vegetables, juices, salads and whole grains were to be added into the daily diet.

Supplements: Vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants, raw almonds and formulation of concentrated beef pancreatic enzymes.

Detoxification: Detoxification is considered essential to rid the toxins from the tumor tissues. Laxatives with Epsom salts and lemon juice are administered. Coffee enemas are administered to promote cell breakdown and thereby release of abnormal molecules of tumor waste.

Dr. Gonzalez believed that the pancreas secreted enzymes that help in digesting food. He also believed that the pancreas helped in eliminating toxins that were responsible for cancerous growth in the body. The coffee enemas administered during this treatment helped the liver to eliminate toxins.

The diet in the Gonzalez regimen is planned based on the metabolic activity of each patient. The metabolic type of the person is determined by the food types that his/her body requires to stay healthy. Food types are categorized into three types; protein, carbs or mixed. The patient’s metabolic type is determined through numerous tests; including microscopic analysis of hair. According to the Gonzalez regimen it is believed that the patient can remain healthy and fight cancer if he/she consumes food based on the metabolic type of the body.


How Gonzalez regimen works on cancer?


  • Helps the body to get rid of toxins that have been ingested from the environment, processed food.

  • Keeps the immune system healthy.

  • Balances the nervous system that controls body functions like heartbeat, breathing, digestion and blood pressure.

Reported side effects from the regimen

Reported side effects from the Gonzalez regimen include:


  • Skin rashes

  • Digestion problem

  • Flatulence

  • Low-grade fever

  • Flu like symptoms

  • Muscle aches.


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