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A troubled 15-year-old boy attempting to cope with the recent death of his mother sets out to research Dr. Max Gerson's claims of a diet that can cure cancer as his first assignment for home-schooling in this documentary from filmmaker Steve Kroschel Avalanche, Dying to Have Known. Garrett is a boy who has always been close to nature. He lives on a reserve with a menagerie of orphaned animals, and over the years he's become especially sensitive to the nutritional needs of the diet-sensitive animals he's charged ...
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Overview

A troubled 15-year-old boy attempting to cope with the recent death of his mother sets out to research Dr. Max Gerson's claims of a diet that can cure cancer as his first assignment for home-schooling in this documentary from filmmaker Steve Kroschel Avalanche, Dying to Have Known. Garrett is a boy who has always been close to nature. He lives on a reserve with a menagerie of orphaned animals, and over the years he's become especially sensitive to the nutritional needs of the diet-sensitive animals he's charged with caring for. When Garrett's mother suffers a tragic and untimely death, the boy falls into a dangerous downward spiral and nearly flunks out of school. Increasingly concerned for Garrett's well-being and determined to strengthen their bond despite the many challenges on the horizon, his father makes the decision to begin home-schooling the distressed teen. Garrett's first assignment: study a controversial book written by Dr. Max Gerson, a physician who claims to have discovered a diet that's capable of curing cancer. Is Dr. Gerson's therapy truly the legitimate, alternative cure it appears to be? In order to find out the truth behind this long-suppressed treatment, Garrett interviews not only Dr. Gerson's family members, but various doctors, skeptics, and cancer patients as well. His studies completed and his findings revelatory, Garrett now sets out to tell the entire world about The Gerson Miracle.
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Special Features

The Gerson therapy: A director's perspective
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/17/2008
  • UPC: 881394106529
  • Original Release: 2008
  • Source: Cinema Libre
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:32:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 16,578

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Garrett Kroschel Participant
Charlotte Gerson Participant
David Kennedy Participant
John Olney Participant
Hal Huggins Participant
Jay Kordich Participant
Russell Blaylock Participant
Wallace Sampson Participant
Technical Credits
Steve Kroschel Director, Producer, Screenwriter
William Bacon III Cinematographer, Executive Producer
Mario Banssi Cinematographer
Mario Benassi Associate Producer, Cinematographer
John Bierot Sound/Sound Designer
Russell Cadsky Sound/Sound Designer
Francesca Dego Score Composer
Carey Komadina Editor
Francesa Leonardi Score Composer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Beautiful Truth
2. Intro [10:02]
3. Edward Bernay [8:36]
4. Smoking Doctor's [11:13]
5. Dr. Hal Huggins [8:21]
6. The Blaylock's [6:03]
7. Aspartame [5:06]
8. Genetically Engineered [7:33]
9. Obesity [3:55]
10. Energy Field [3:52]
11. The Pancreas [6:12]
12. Lupita [4:34]
13. Cured Patient [5:23]
14. Back Home [6:04]
15. End Credits [4:29]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- The Beautiful Truth
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   Scene Selection
   The Gerson Therapy: A Director's Perspective
   Also From Cinema Libre Studio
      Mysterious Mamberamo
      Dying to Have Known
      Gerson Miracle
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  • Posted January 10, 2011

    Highly Recommended!!!

    I watched this documentary recently and was amazed. It reminded me of when I was about 13 and my mother, my aunts, and I took my grandma (suffering with ovarian cancer at the time) to New York to see a "special" doctor. I was quite young at the time and didn't know much about what was going on. All I knew was that my grandma quit her chemo treatments and had started drinking so much fresh organic carrot juice that it was turning her skin a shade of orange. This was all new to me. But I remember hearing my mother and aunts talk about this very strict diet my grandma was on. I come to find out after watching this movie that this was the very therapy that my grandma had followed. The therapy that lead her into remission for many many years and returned her back to her vibrant, resillient self. She has passed since then but I am grateful for this special therapy that gave her her life back when cancer and chemo was slowly and painfully takig it away.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    A Most Important Work

    Hippocrates said "first do no harm" and "let food be your medicine and medicine be your food". So what exactly is disease? Do you think the FDA is really protecting you? Are food manufacturers and the Pharmaceutical companies keeping us all sick because it's more lucrative for them? Are they destroying small farmers everywhere? Honestly, if I had enough money I would buy a thousand copies of this movie and send it to every Senator and Rep as well as all public news stations all over the country. Buy this movie, share it with others and lets all move toward a better life.

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    Posted January 7, 2011

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