Healing Your Body

with the Gerson Therapy

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Healing your body with the Gerson Therapy is very effective in killing the cancer cells.  The Gerson Therapy is a holistic, natural treatment in healing cancer.


Throughout our lives our bodies are being filled with a variety of disease and cancer causing pollutants. These toxins reach us through the air we breathe, the food we eat, the medicines we take, and the water we drink.


As more of these poisons are used every day and cancer rates continue to climb, being able to turn to a proven, natural, detoxifying treatment like the Gerson Therapy is not only reassuring, but necessary.


The Gerson Therapy is a powerful, natural treatment that boosts your body's own immune system to heal

·        cancer,

·        arthritis,

·        heart disease,

·        allergies, and

·        many other degenerative diseases.


One aspect of the Gerson Therapy that sets it apart from most other treatment methods is its all-encompassing nature.


An abundance of nutrients from thirteen fresh, organic juices are consumed every day, providing your body with a super dose of enzymes, minerals and nutrients. These substances then break down diseased tissue in the body, while enemas aid in eliminating the lifelong buildup of toxins from the liver.


With its whole-body approach to healing, the Gerson Therapy naturally reactivates your body's magnificent ability to heal itself.  There is no damaging side-effects.


Over 200 articles in respected medical literature and thousands of people cured of their "incurable" diseases document the Gerson Therapy's effectiveness.


The Gerson Therapy is one of the few treatments to have an 80 year history of success.


Although its philosophy of cleansing and reactivating the body is simple, the Gerson Therapy is a complex method of treatment requiring significant attention to detail.


While many individuals have made full recoveries practicing the Gerson Therapy on their own, for best results we encourage starting treatment at a Gerson Institute licensed treatment center.


As we looked at our financial portfolio, we were not able to start our treatment at a Gerson Instituted licensed treatment center.  The cost for us was prohibited.  If you are in the same situation, do not give up hope.


We were able to work with our local doctors to do the necessary tests and send the results to a Gerson licensed doctor at the Gerson Institute for evaluation and help in developing a treatment plan.


We also purchased the Gerson Handbook, videos, and other Gerson books.  We studied and incorporated the information into our lives. We endeavored to stay as close as possible to the basic Gerson program.


We understood the optimal treatment and then did everything we could within our financial situation to follow the program as closely as possible.


We did not live in an ideal environment with the ideal financial portfolio to allow for everything.


We had to do a lot of praying and believing, taking actions that were best, if not optimal.


This included;

·        All organic juicing

·        All organic food, eliminating spices, and food that is unhealthy (no restaurants)

·        Pure quality drinking water, and

·        Pure quality air within our own home and

       especially our bedroom or where I was

       spending most of my time.

·        Detoxing my body with coffee enemas

·        Hydrotherapy (water) and later Infrared sauna and

·        The list continued.


The Gerson Therapy is a state of the art, contemporary, holistic, alternative, and natural treatment which utilizes the body's own healing mechanism in the treatment and cure of cancer and other chronic debilitating illness.


When it was introduced to the world by Max Gerson, M.D., the dietary therapy was so far ahead of its time that there were almost no rationales available in the scientific literature to explain how it could produce cures in cancer, and chronic, as well as infectious diseases.


Gerson first published on the topic of cancer in 1945, almost forty years before the adoption of the current official U.S. National Cancer Institute program on diet, nutrition, and cancer.


The Gerson Therapy as a natural, holistic, alternative treatment did cure many cases of advanced tuberculosis, heart disease, cancer and numerous lesser conditions.  The Gerson Therapy was established as a major contribution to the medical field, through the publication of articles in peer reviewed medical literature. (See Gerson-Research Publications)


Max Gerson treated many hundreds of patients and continued to develop and refine his therapy up until his death in 1959, at the age of 78.


His most famous patient was Dr. Albert Schweitzer, whom Gerson cured of advanced diabetes when Schweitzer was 75. Schweitzer returned to his African hospital, won the Nobel Prize, and worked past age 90.


Dr. Albert Schweitzer wrote "I see in Dr. Gerson one of the most eminent geniuses in the history of medicine."


Most recently, Dr. Gerson was recognized as a pioneer in his field when he was inducted into the Orthomolecular Medicine Hall of Fame in Ottawa, Canada on May 14, 2005.


Dr. Gerson joined seven other giants of medicine whose seminal work has been influential in the medical and scientific worlds, and are considered pioneers in their respective fields.


It is rare to find cancer, arthritis, or other degenerative diseases in cultures considered "primitive" by Western civilization.


Is it because of diet?


The fact that degenerative diseases appear in these cultures only when modern packaged foods and additives are introduced would certainly support that idea.


Max Gerson said "Stay close to nature and its eternal laws will protect you."


He considered that degenerative diseases were brought on by toxic, degraded food, water and air.


The Gerson Therapy seeks to regenerate the body to health, supporting each important metabolic requirement by flooding the body with nutrients from almost 20 pounds of organically grown fruits and vegetables daily.


Most of the organic fruits and vegetables are used to make fresh raw juice. It is important to drink one glass of juice every hour, 13 times per day.


Raw and cooked solid foods are generously consumed. Oxygenation is usually more than doubled, as oxygen deficiency within the blood contributes to cancer and many other degenerative diseases.


The metabolism is also stimulated through the addition of thyroid, potassium and other supplements, and by avoiding heavy animal fats, excess protein, sodium and other toxins.


Degenerative diseases render the body increasingly unable to excrete waste materials adequately, commonly resulting in liver and kidney failure. To prevent this, the Gerson Therapy;  


·        Uses intensive detoxification to eliminate wastes,

·        Regenerate the liver,

·        Reactivate the immune system and

·        Restore the body's essential defenses - enzyme, mineral and hormone systems.


No treatment works for everyone, every time. Anyone who tells you otherwise is not giving you the facts. We know that when you have been diagnosed with a life-threatening ailment, choosing the best strategy for fighting your illness can be a bewildering task.


With generous, high-quality nutrition, increased oxygen availability, detoxification, and improved metabolism, the cells - and the body - can

·        regenerate,

·        become healthy and

·        prevent future illness.


Everyone claims to have either "the best treatment", "the fastest cure", or "the only therapy that works."


In most cases your trusted family physician only has knowledge of conventional treatments, and is either unaware of, or even hostile toward alternative options.


No matter how many opinions you receive on how to treat your disease, you are going to make the final decision on what to do, and you must be comfortable with your decision. Choose a treatment that makes the most sense to you.


Most conventional therapies treat only the individual symptoms while ignoring what is ultimately causing the disease.


The reason the Gerson Therapy as a natural, holistic alternative is effective with so many different ailments is because it restores the body's incredible ability to heal itself.


Rather than treating only the symptoms of a particular disease, the Gerson Therapy treats the cause of the disease itself.


Although we feel the Gerson Therapy is the most comprehensive treatment for disease, we don't claim it will cure everything or everyone.


The Gerson Institute does not own or operate any medical facilities; they do refer individuals to clinics which are fully licensed by the Gerson Institute to provide the Gerson Therapy.


Whether you plan to follow the treatment on your own at home, would like to schedule admittance to a clinic, or simply have questions about the Therapy, they encourage you to contact one of their client service representatives at the Gerson Institute. (See resources).


Caution: Do not start the Gerson Therapy without the supervision of a Gerson practitioner if any of the following conditions apply:


  • Chemotherapy

  • Diabetes

  • Brain metastases

  • Severe kidney damage

  • Foreign bodies such as pacemakers, breast implants, steel plates or screws.


Individuals must be able to eat, drink and eliminate normally.


The Gerson Therapy cannot be administered to organ transplant recipients.




They do not recommend the use of any centrifugal-type juicers for Gerson individuals.


Other non-centrifugal juicers may be used for health maintenance or non-cancer diagnoses.


Juicing is an essential component of the Gerson Therapy. To ensure reliable results, the Gerson follower will need to purchase an appropriate juicer. 


Dr. Gerson's research indicates that cancer individuals must have a two-stage juicer with a separate grinder and hydraulic press.


One-step juicers generally do not produce the same quality of enzyme, mineral or micronutrient content, and some individuals have failed to experience results simply by using the wrong juicer.


See juicers for more information about juicers.


The Diet


The Gerson diet is naturally high in vitamins, minerals, enzymes, micro-nutrients, extremely low in sodium and fats, and rich in fluids.


The following is a typical daily diet for a Gerson individual on the full therapy regimen:


  • Thirteen glasses of fresh, raw carrot/apple and green-leaf juices prepared hourly from fresh, organic fruits and vegetables.


  • Three full vegetarian meals, freshly prepared from organically grown fruits, vegetables and whole grains. A typical meal will include salad, cooked vegetables, baked potatoes, vegetable soup and juice.


  • Fresh fruit and fresh fruit dessert available at all hours for snacking, in addition to the regular diet.


See Gerson Diet.




All medications used in connection with the Gerson Therapy are classed as biological materials of organic origin that are supplied in therapeutic amounts.  Some of them are as follows;


  • Potassium Compound

  • Lugol's Solution

  • Vitamin B-12

  • Thyroid Hormone

  • Injectable Crude Liver Extract

  • Pancreatic Enzymes

  • Enemas of coffee and/or chamomile




A very important part of the Gerson Therapy is frequent detoxification of the tissues and blood. This is accomplished through a variety of means, first and foremost through the use of coffee enemas.


The scientific basis for the use of coffee enemas is well documented.


Individuals report that the enemas decrease pain and hasten healing.


Biologically, enzyme systems of the gut wall and liver are stimulated, and bile flow is increased. This has been shown to enhance the body's ability to eliminate toxic residues of environmental, chemotherapeutic, and other sources.


For more information regarding the liver, see Liver.


Tumor and other diseased tissue are also more rapidly eliminated as it is broken down.


Other means of detoxification include castor oil, used as an additional stimulant of bile flow and as another way to enhance the liver's ability to filter blood.


In addition, digestive enzymes serve to enhance absorption of nutrients as well as assist in the elimination of damaged tissue.

Yes, I submitted to the castor oil treatment.  Each time I was ready to follow through with the process and considered that taste of the castor oil – I considered the alternative of the pain, nauseous ness, and other side effects of surgery, chemo, and radiation.


I considered a few minutes of a taste and feeling in my mouth as nothing.


How important is good health and vitality to you?  It was vitally important to me and my family.


Individuals must have a complete understanding of the Gerson Therapy so that they may effectively continue the regimen at home after leaving the treatment center. The following are examples of educational opportunities at a typical licensed Gerson facility:


  • Gerson-trained physicians and/or educators present lectures and instruction on healing reactions and medication uses.


  • Charlotte Gerson and/or other senior Gerson Institute staff members lecture on the theory and practice of the Gerson Therapy, scientific rationales and relevant research.


  • Instruction and demonstration of two-piece, press-type juicers, such as the Norwalk Juicer.


  • Videotapes of lectures by Charlotte Gerson, other Gerson Institute staff, and Gerson-trained physicians are available for viewing at any time.


  • Regular, individualized consultation with your Gerson physician on the specifics of your condition and any necessary modifications to the treatment. During this time, any specific questions you have may be addressed.


Through the use of videos, books and reading and studying we were able to accomplish most of the same things in the confines of our own home. 


Our Mission is to share with each of you the options you have in assisting in healing your own body. It is a journey. Enjoy it and share it with others. You will be delighted with the results. As you give it will be given back.


I am healed. It is nearly eight years later and I am healthier than I have been for the past 15 years. We will share with you the steps we took. It was a long journey for us, as we had to search out each treatment option.


There are a myriad of doctors, acupuncturists, naturopathic doctors, and the list continues.


Each has a treatment – option that may help cure cancer. We did not have the money, the time, or other resources to depend on any one(s) of them.


We looked at our resources and made the best investments that would allow us to assist my body as well as those in my household to experience health, vitality and energy.


We believed we needed to go back to the ancient ways and follow an established method of healing that incorporated the way our bodies are expected to survive.


As I take care of my body my body will take care of me. We each are responsible for our health.


There was truth in eating whole foods that are raised and nurtured naturally (organically as we have come to know it).


To drink pure quality water in its most natural form made sense.


To breath air that was cleaned but not changed in structure made sense.


And so as we made our choices we went back to what is the most natural, the way it was intended in the beginning.


Our body is created to heal itself!  Cut yourself – you heal. Break a bone, the doctor straightens and sets the bone, your body heals the bone. Feed the body the most natural whole food, the body will heal. Drink the most pure quality water, the cells will replenish themselves.


We came to the place where Almighty God is our “Great Physician”.


We needed to spend time knowing Him, talking with Him and most importantly listening to Him. That in itself was a new awakening. Yet from the beginning we are created to “walk and talk” with Jesus.


As we heard from God, we needed to take action. It was difficult to discipline ourselves.


But I only had one chance to get it right!  We made mistakes, Jesus picked us up and we continued forth in doing what we knew would assist our body in healing.


He, God Almighty, did the rest!

Cancer Health Problems Successfully Treated

Goal of Gerson Therapy is to Restore

Coffee Enemas Reverses Cancer

Gerson Coffee Enemas

The Liver and how coffee enemas work

Nutrition Heals



Please Note: The Gerson Institute does not own, operate, or control any treatment facility. They maintain a licensing program with clinics to ensure that patients are receiving true, 100% Gerson care. Be sure your clinic is Gerson Institute Licensed to provide the Gerson Therapy. Phone the Gerson Institute to discuss how the Gerson Therapy can help you. They will be happy to answer your questions. Within the U.S. call 1-888-4GERSON, outside the U.S. please phone 619-685-5353.

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