I had never heard of her before, but I thank you for introducing me to the life of this lovely and brave woman.
Some things were stated in the other thread that I would characterize as grossly inaccurate and inappropriate, and I'd like to address them here. I am neither an expert in Ray Peat's work nor the Gerson protocol, but I think I'm a pretty good BS detector.
It was stated:
"Almost everything that Gerson recommends goes against Peat's recommendations."
"The Gerson protocol banned all animal products...."
Here are a few things that Peat and the Gerson Therapy have in common:
Both extol the healing properties of a fat-free diet.
Both emphasize the desirability of a fast metabolism and a fast pulse.
Both make liberal use of animal-sourced thyroid hormone.
Both consider lowfat dairy to be a superior food. In the case of serious illness, the Gerson protocol prohibits the use of dairy for at least the first 6 weeks of therapy, because Gerson considered temporary protein restriction to be beneficial in such a state. However, when protein replenishment is called for, nonfat dairy is highly valued:
"In his anti-degenerative disease diet, especially as it involved cancer, a desirable protein repletion with nonfat, enzyme-predigested dairy products often occurs. Therefore, enzyme-modified defatted milk such as yogurt or unsalted nonfat cottage cheese is allowed as part of the dietary therapy."
The Gerson Therapy: The Amazing Nutritional Program for Cancer and Other Illnesses
On page 3 of the same book, it states:
".....the diet is largely fat free but includes some nonfat an unflavored yogurt, nonfat and unsalted pot cheese, cottage cheese, and churned buttermilk when available."
The book also includes many recipes incorporating nonfat dairy.
Both consider meat in general to be an inferior food source, but highly value the nutrients in liver. (The Gerson Therapy calls for supplementary liver powder, tablets, or injectable liver extracts).
Both highly value fruit and recommend the daily consumption of orange juice.
They certainly have their differences. But I think that any objective and intelligent person can see remarkable commonality as well.