This week, Anderson Cooper had an amazing interview with a charismatic fellow with an affinity for giving shout-outs to his favorite foods. No, I’m not talking about his now-viral interview with Charles Ramsey, the McDonalds-loving hero who helped rescue three women from captivity in Cleveland.
I’m talking about his interview with Sy Harger, a six-year-old boy who loves carrot juice and Hippocrates soup!
On the May 8th episode of Anderson Cooper’s daytime talk show, Anderson Live, Sy’s parents Jordan and Heather spoke with Anderson Cooper and Natalie Morales about Sy’s illness and his improving health on the Gerson Therapy.
Sy has a rare condition called eosinophilic esophagitis, which effectively renders him allergic to all foods. Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is a relatively new disease that causes allergic swelling of the esophagus, and is still not fully understood in the medical community. While rare, diagnoses of EoE are increasing among both adults and children.
Since birth, Sy was unable to eat normal food without vomiting and suffered from skin rashes and asthma, common symptoms of EoE. For two years, he lived on nothing but formula and was given steroids to try to control the disease. But the treatments just weren’t working, so the Hargers decided to give the Gerson Therapy a try.
Now that he’s been on the Gerson Therapy, he is juicing 8-10 times per day and eating Hippocrates soup, oatmeal and potatoes. Every new food he can introduce into his diet is a big victory. Sy is seeing great improvements in his health. His asthma and skin rashes have both vanished! Anderson and Natalie were both quite impressed with how healthy and strong Sy looks nowadays.
The Harger family brought carrot juice to share with their hosts, and Anderson persuaded Sy to show the audience his best carrot juice mustache!
Watch a clip from the show below:
Note: This is just a short clip, but you can watch the full segment on the Harger family’s blog–Click here!
It’s amazing to see Sy’s story on national television, and we hope it will inspire many.
As you might imagine, living with eosinophilic esophagitis is quite a challenge, as is keeping up with the demanding protocol for the Gerson Therapy. Yet the Harger family manages it all with grace, and despite all that hard work, they still find time to share their story with others to raise awareness of eosinophilic esophagitis and the Gerson Therapy.
To read more from the Harger family, visit their blog: No Muck Messages
Photos via Youtube and No Muck Messages.