TREATMENT RATING: This is a very potent cancer treatment in every way. However, not all people can live on red, purple or black grapes for several weeks. Also, the grapes must be virtually free of pesticides because the patient will eat so many grapes. The version of the Brandt Grape Cure on this website has been supercharged to make it even more effective than the original.
Another option for this protocol is to use the Brandt Grape Cure as the “cancer diet” for one of the other highly potent treatments for advanced cancer patients.
Article on Natural Treatments For Advanced Cancer Patients
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.
While the Brandt Grape Cure of today can certainly be supercharged in its effectiveness by adding newer protocols, many people will use this protocol because they cannot financially afford to add the newer protocols. That is fine, this protocol will do quite well for cancer patients by itself.
But for those who can afford to add other protocols the Brandt Grape Cure can be made even more effective against cancer. There are several options described in this article which will supercharge this protocol; some of which are very inexpensive.
This article on the Brandt Grape Cure has gotten so long that it has been divided into four chapters. This is the first chapter and it will introduce the reader to the Brandt Grape Cure for cancer.
We do NOT recommend this treatment for fast-growing cancers, such as pancreatic cancer. We also do not recommend this treatment for any type of brain cancer. For these situations, please use the article on the treatment of “Stage IV” cancers:
Treatment For Stage IV Cancers
For those who cannot obtain the proper grapes, a vegetable juice containing carrot juice and some beet juice can be substituted for the grape juice in this article. One “unit” of this vegetable juice contains one quart of carrot juice and some beet juice. The general number of “units” that should be consumed in one day is between two and four, however, I know of no medical reason a person cannot exceed 4 quarts if they want to. My concern with more than 4 quarts of carrot juice would be that the “water fast” (see the article below, it is the DAILY 12 hour period – generally between 8PM and 8AM – where a person can only drink water) might be less effective because the cancer cells would be well fed.
Beet juice should not be taken by itself, but should always be combined with carrot juice. You should NOT COMBINE the grape cure and the carrot/beet juice cure. You should be on one or the other, NEVER both. Here is the article:
Raw Food Diet (i.e. for those using the Carrot Juice/Beet Juice)
Note #3 (for diabetics):
A diabetic may have to resort to the carrot juice/beet juice just mentioned. If you have questions, discuss the ingredients in these treatment plans (i.e. the grape cure or the carrot juice/beet juice cure) with the medical doctor who treats your diabetes. In any case, you will always need to monitor your insulin very closely.
There is a new cure for type 2 diabetes which only takes a few weeks:
If you have bone cancer, this is not the best treatment, but it can be used as the “cancer diet.” See our bone cancer article at:
Bone Cancer Article
Note #5: A Place to Get Organic Grapes
We currently do not have a recommended vineyard of organic grapes. What I suggest is to “Google” the following search:
“organic grapes” vineyard
Put this into Google and you should not have any problem finding organic grapes.
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 known to kill cancer cells. These kinds of grapes also contain nutrients to stop the spread of cancer. They also help detoxify the body.
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 found her grape cure. Her book on the grape cure was published in the 1920s. Much has been learned since the 1920s and many things have changed. It would not be advisable to read her book and follow it without taking into account what has been learned and what has changed since she wrote the book. For a number of reasons, I have written a short summary article on the four stages of her original grape cure:
Original Brandt Grape Cure
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). The consumption of the grapes is spread out over the 12 hours, not just at meal times. In other words, they are consumed slowly over many hours, not quickly over two or three short bursts. After being on this phase of the diet for several weeks there were other phases, but the first phase is of most interest here.
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.” All of this clarification on water was not in her original diet, but modern technology (e.g. the addition of chlorine and fluoride to our water supplies) has necessitated its inclusion. Chlorine is especially bad for this diet.
WARNING: Do NOT use distilled water for this protocol. Distilled water leeches out potassium and other key minerals from the body.
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.
The two daily “fasts” obviously do not starve the cancer cells to death, however, the “water fast” does have a significant purpose. 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:
1) ellagic acid,
4) oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPC) or procyanidolic oligomers (PCO), originally called: pycnogenol (seeds),
5) resveratrol (skin coloring of purple grapes),
See also: Resveratrol Supplement Vendor
12) caffeic acid and/or ferulic acid (together they kill cancer cells), and
13) gallic acid.
That is an incredible arsenal.
In other words, the water fasting is used to “trick” the cancer cells into consuming the first thing that comes along. The grapes become a great “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.
Cancer cells thrive on sugar and grape juice is virtually pure “sugar.” The water fast makes the cells hungry and when the grape juice becomes available, the cancer cells gobble up the sugar in the grapes or grape juice. But as the cells are ingesting the juice they are also consuming things that are poisonous to them. Think of putting poison in chocolate and giving it to a hungry child. That is exactly what the water fast, followed by the grape mush, do to a cancer cell.
Cancer cells eat many times more of the glucose and other sugars than a regular cell does, plus it eats far more minerals and some other nutrients than a regular cell. Thus, the combination of consuming far more glucose, minerals and other nutrients, plus the (water) fasting, makes the purple grapes an exceptional cancer-fighting food. The water fast is absolutely critical to this treatment, and should not be taken lightly.
In fact, the great secret to the grape cure is that cancer cells are very inefficient at processing glucose and other sugars. Cancer cells consume about 15 times more glucose and other sugars than regular cells. The 1931 Nobel Prize in medicine given to Dr. Otto Heinrich Warburg was awarded for this discovery. This means a grape cure diet can get several times more of certain cancer-killing nutrients into the cancer cells than normal cells. Most alternative cancer treatments evenly distribute their nutrients between cancerous and normal cells. But not this treatment.
To ensure the patient gets all of the main killer nutrients, the grape juice should include crushed seeds (in order to get the OPCs) and the nutrients from the purple skins (to get the critical resveratol). The purple color, such as in concord purple grapes, has a critical cancer-killing nutrient not found in other grapes. Back when she wrote her book in the 1920s, the advantage of purple grapes was not known. Also, if you eat or process whole grapes, you should buy grapes with the seeds (if you can get them), not seedless grapes. This is another thing that Johanna Brandt could not have known about in the 1920s.
The darker the purple grapes the better. (Note: Because purple grapes and red grapes are so frequently confused with each other, it is not clear exactly how good red grapes are. This is why you should look for the word “concord” on the package, although there are purple grapes other than concord grapes that are just as good.)