Chapter 2: The Brandt Grape Cure Protocol
Warnings – Heed Carefully
In general, the “Grape Cure” diet cannot be mixed with other alternative cancer treatments. For some reason, 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. The supplements and alternative cancer treatments that are combined with this treatment have been carefully chosen to not interfere with the consumption by the cancer cells of the cancer-killing nutrients.
In addition to this comment, much has changed since Johanna Brandt developed her grape cure. Unfortunately, one of those things is the way water is processed and another of those things is the way food is processed.
Here is another special word of warning about chlorine. If you buy premixed grape juice, you need to make sure it did not have any tap water mixed in with the grape juice. Assume it does and don't buy it. Do not not use any premixed grape juice unless the label specifically mentions they did not use tap water or filtered water. Even some organic grape juice may have had tap water added to it. Even though the chlorine may be dissolved by the time you buy it, the fact that the chlorine existed when the grape juice was mixed with the water, would have caused severe damage to the nutrients at that time. This damage cannot be reversed. (1)
Another problem with mixed grape juice, even organic, is that it is generally required to be pasteurized. Pasteurization destroys all enzymes and it destroys an unknown number of nutrients in the grape juice and could neutralize a significant portion of the nutrients in the grape juice. Again, I emphasize, avoid premixed grape juice. (2)
Unfortunately, most, if not all, frozen grape juice is also pasteurized. Frozen grape juice also may have a small amount of tap water added to it. Some organic grape juices are processed with spring water, but even these may be pasteurized.
This discussion on food processing, which largely applies to organic foods also, leads to the conclusion that only fresh whole purple grapes, totally unprocessed, qualify for this diet. But even doing this does not avoid the problem of pesticides, and a lot of grapes and grape juice are in this diet. However, since a cancer patient is only on this diet for several weeks, pesticides can be safely ignored, however, the grapes should be soaked in warm water before using.
An even better way to soak the grapes is to soak them in Kangan water or some other ionized water. This will do an even better job at getting rid of the pesticides. Drinking Kangan water is also better than drinking normal water during this protocol. However, most people who use this protocol do so because it is very inexpensive, and Kangan water machines cost about $4,000. Less expensive water ionizers will not be as good, but will definitely help.
The only way to guarantee you are getting all of the nutrients in the grapes is to make your own “grape mush” by using organic whole purple grapes (use organic when possible) and by processing them yourself into grape mush. Use a food processor or a juicer without using a filter (you want the entire grape, including the skin and seeds to be in the mush). “Organic” should mean there are no pesticides and that there are far more trace elements and other nutrients from the soil.
Now, being realistic, such a mush is not practical for most people for a number of reasons. Thus, you must do the best you can. First, avoid premixed purple grape juice. Frozen is better because it has had much less tap water mixed in with it, or better yet if the juice is organic it may have had spring water mixed in.
We must emphasize, no matter what kind of frozen grape juice you can find, mix it with “natural water.” Even if you use a water ionizer make sure you are ionizing natural water.
The Brandt Diet is an excellent diet, however, because grapes do not contain all of the amino acids, the Brandt Diet in this article includes spirulina, which does contain all of the critical amino acids.
Being on the Grape Cure
A quote from her book:
It is safe to say that the first seven to ten days on grapes only would be required to clear the stomach and bowels of their ancient accumulations. And it is during this period that distressing symptoms often appear. Nature works thoroughly. She does not build on a rotten foundation. The purification of every part of the body must be complete before new tissue can be built. page 47
In other words, a person on the Brandt Grape Cure can expect some awful smelling stuff coming out of a lot of different parts of their body.
Also, a person on the Brandt diet will probably lose significant weight during the first few weeks. We mention this because a person who begins this diet at 120 pounds or less, will get concerned when they start losing weight. This is to be expected.
Having said all of that, here is the Johanna Brandt Grape Cure treatment for cancer.
The Johanna Brandt Grape Cure (as modified for newer discoveries)
Johanna Brandt designed a cancer treatment in 4 phases. Her first phase lasted until the cancer patient stopped losing weight or felt a lot better. The problem with a variable length phase, based on feeling better, is that a person feels better when their non-cancerous cells are given a shot of nutrients. Cancer cells steal energy, nutrients and glucose from non-cancerous cells. Thus, non-cancerous cells are very weak and “sick.” If a person has been on chemotherapy, their non-cancer cells may also be toxic. (3)
Giving a person a high dose of grape juice will make non-cancerous cells “feel good.” Thus, feeling good can be a very poor way to ascertain whether the cancer is being conquered, especially in the first few weeks. Thus, my version of the Brandt Grape Cure will be a fixed length treatment which may be repeated. If the person feels good after several weeks, that is a far better indication the cancer is actually losing the battle.
(Note: It is important to remember that this protocol was developed two decades prior to the development of chemotherapy. Cancer patients who have been on chemotherapy may have even more spectacular symptoms so they may want to spend a few days transitioning from their normal diet to a pure grape diet. These transition days to not count towards the protocol.)
There will be a six-week cycle on this treatment. The first five weeks are the pure Brandt Grape Cure treatment (i.e. 35 days). The sixth week will allow certain other foods to be eaten. This six-week cycle will be repeated as necessary but there should be at least a month between six week cycles.
Note: If you want to start this diet immediately, but it will be a few days before you can get the grapes, then until you can get the whole grapes use store bought FROZEN purple grape juice that clearly states: “100% Grape Juice.” It is best to buy this at a health food store. Make sure it is “100%” Grape Juice.”
Some people may wonder whether a person can survive on grapes, and nothing else, for 35 days. Many, many people have survived on wine for more than 35 days. Another cancer protocol, the “Breuss Total Cancer Treatment” is almost a starvation diet for 42 days and many people have safely used that protocol. This protocol allows a great deal of food, but all of that food needs to be grapes. Some powder or liquid supplements can be taken during this protocol, such as “Vibe” by Eniva or “Live” by Nuriche or Cellfood. More about that below.
The First Five Weeks of the Six Week Cycle
Starting THE DAY AFTER YOU GET THE GRAPES (unless you want to transition), take absolutely NOTHING into your body that is not specifically mentioned in this plan. NOTHING. No smoking, no drinking alcohol, no coffee, no French fries – NOTHING. There is NO “CANCER DIET” with this treatment. There are NO foods or drinks that are allowed to be added.
Between 8:00 PM (i.e. 20:00 hours) and 8:00 AM (or pick your own 12 hours)
This is the evening and overnight “water fast.”
Eat absolutely nothing. You may drink “natural water,” meaning of course pure spring water, pure artesian well water, or ionized/cesium-chloride/ water or even purified water. Make sure your spring water purified water or artesian well water is not treated with chlorine or fluoride. The ozone treatment or ionized water is the preferred treatment for natural water. Try to drink at least 1 gallon of natural or ionized water a day (SPREAD over the entire 24 hours).
Be careful to read the ingredients (i.e. do NOT buy filtered water unless it is reverse osmosis) and do not rely on the name of the product or the name of the company.
This 12-hour water fast is absolutely critical to the grape cure. It is critical that your cancer cells get “hungry” and prepare themselves to consume the next thing that comes along.
Between 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM
This is the daytime “water and grape mush fast.”
During these twelve hours you should consume between two and four quarts of pure “grape mush.” If you do not have, or cannot obtain, a food processor, then you can grind the purple grape seeds with an inexpensive hand-cranked wheat grinder and eat the rest of the whole purple grapes.
For those who cannot swallow the grape mush (due to the grape skins), they can juice and filter the grapes to a level of consistency they can drink.
The grape mush should be partaken of SLOWLY. It should be SIPPED SLOWLY. Actually, the grape mush you are going to eat should be divided into at least several equal portions and eaten at several different times during the 12 hours you are eating the grape mush. This is essential to avoid nausea.
It is also necessary to drink a lot of water about the same time you are taking the grape mush. This will also help with avoiding nausea. Nausea is frequently a major problem with this diet. So is diarrhea or constipation.
The nausea may be caused by the stomach or by Herxheimer Reaction or “Herx,” which is a phenomenon many people get when a large number of microbes in the body are killed in a short period of time.
According to Walter Last (Australia), “thousands of former cancer victims have testified as to the effectiveness of her [the Brandt] method. Because it is now so difficult to obtain unsprayed grapes, commercially sprayed grapes have sometimes been used after thorough washing in warm soapy water and careful rinsing.” Of course organic grapes are best.
The Sixth Week of the Six Week Cycle
The last week of the six week cycle can consist of any UNCOOKED, RAW, WHOLE vegetables and fruits you wish. This week is designed to give you a break, provide needed proteins, provide other nutrients that are not in the grapes, and to give your body and mind a break.
The supplements should be continued during this week.
Repeating the Cycle
This six week cycle can be repeated as many times as needed in order to cure your cancer, but there should be a month between cycles.
How do you tell when your cancer is cured? You can use orthodox methods to detect any cancer, but do not use these orthodox methods more often than once every 10 weeks. If X-Rays are involved, or invasive techniques, then I would not use the methods more often than once every 20 weeks. P.E.T. scans should only be used when you are confident your cancer is gone and they generally should only be used once.
If you do not use orthodox methods to evaluate your treatment, then you need to gauge the success based on the energy level of the patient, how they are able to return to normal functions, how they feel, how their weight has increased, etc.
The Navarro Urine Test can also be used as a simple and inexpensive test:
Navarro Urine Test
Note About Cesium Chloride
The cesium chloride treatment should NOT be used with the Brandt Grape Cure. The reason is that cesium chloride blocks glucose from getting into the cancer cells and the Brandt Grape cure uses the glucose as a transport for its cancer killing nutrients.