Chapter 1: Introduction to the Brandt Grape Cure
The Brandt Grape Cure was developed in the 1920s. Many things have happened since the 1920s, including the development of many new alternative cancer treatments.
Introduction to the Johanna Brandt Grape Diet
Purple (Concord) grapes (with their skin and seeds), and to a slightly lesser degree red and black grapes, contain several nutrients that are claimed to detox the cancer, stop the spread, and kill cancer.
This diet was developed by Johanna Brandt, who was a South African immigrant to America. She spent many years experimenting with fasting and diets before she developed her grape protocol. Her book on the grape cure was published in the 1920s. Much has been learned since the 1920s and many things have changed.
The original diet involves 12 hours of fasting every day, followed by 12 hours where you consume absolutely nothing except grapes (and/or grape juice).
To be technical there are two different “fasts” that occur every day in this diet. First there is the “water fast” (which is only for 12 hours a day) which allows for ONLY the consumption of “natural water” or “purified water” during the “fast” and/or “ionized water.”
The second type of “fast” is for the other 12 hours in a day, it also includes water, but also includes grapes and/or grape mush.
Theory: The water fasting makes the cancer cells “hungry,” and when the cells do get food, what they get is grape juice, which contains several major cancer killing nutrients, such as:
- ellagic acid,
- oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPC) or procyanidolic oligomers (PCO), originally called: pycnogenol (seeds),
- resveratrol (skin coloring of purple grapes),
- laetrile (amygdalin or Vitamin B17) (seeds)
- caffeic acid and/or ferulic acid (together they kill cancer cells), and
- gallic acid.
The water fasting is used to “trick” the cancer cells into consuming the first thing that comes along. The grapes serve as a “transport agent” for getting the poisons just mentioned into the cancer cells, meaning the cancer cells “steal” these nutrients (which turn out to be poisonous to the cancer cells) from the normal cells.
Chapter 2: The Brandt Grape Cure Protocol
It is speculated that when cancer cells have access to a wide variety of foods they do not consume nearly as many of the cancer-killing nutrients in the grapes. This cancer treatment does not include ANY OTHER FOODS. There is NO “CANCER DIET” with this treatment because you are not allowed to eat any other foods.