The Gerson Institute and Gerson Therapy

December 19, 2014

Gerson TherapyMany years ago a man ahead of his times in the field of medicine began healing first himself using diet as medicine. Dr. Max Gerson was struggling with migraine headaches he simply couldn’t get rid of with conventional treatments. At that time, Gerson, a true visionary turned to diet for a cure.

During this initial search for migraine cures, one of Gerson’s patients discovered that by following this diet he had been healed of his case of troublesome skin tuberculosis. As Gerson delved deeper into this diet to cure skin tuberculosis, his work came to the attention of esteemed medical professionals such as Ferdinand Sauerbruch. Sauerbruch took Gerson under his wing and supervised his studies into diet and disease.

Soon, Gerson began a special skin tuberculosis treatment center at Munich University Hospital under the supervision of Sauerbruch. In a clinical trial of Gerson’s diet and skin tuberculosis, 446 out of 450 skin tuberculosis patients completely recovered following Gerson’s diet.

The world’s leading medical journals were the source of many published research findings on this by both Gerson and Sauerbruch. But Gerson’s ground breaking work didn’t stop there.

Gerson and Cancer Treatment

Gerson went on to treat many common diseases with his diets, now referred to as Gerson Therapy. He treated heart disease, kidney failure, and remarkably even cancer. Cancer treatment became one of his main treatment focuses for the next several decades of his life.

In 1938, Gerson became licensed in New York State and began practicing his therapy for treatment of cancer. At that time, this approach to treating cancer was truly considered to be ‘radical.’

In 1946, Gerson testified before the Pepper-Neely Congressional Subcommittee demonstrating the patients he healed using diet. Gerson Therapy long preceded The National Cancer Institutes recommendation on diet and cancers.

Gerson Therapy

You may or may not have heard of Gerson Therapy. Many people have but most do not know exactly what it entails. First, it’s vital to know that although based on natural principles of eating and living, to make the best use of this therapy requires consistency and attention to detail. This is why even if you plan to utilize Gerson Therapy on your own, it’s vital to start off with a qualified practitioner in order to correctly execute this life changing therapy.

Gerson Therapy relies heavily on fresh, organic fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. In fact, one of the staples of Gerson Therapy is drinking a fresh, organic juice made from 13 fresh organic juices every hour. This gives the body vital enzymes, minerals, and nutrients.

The basis of Gerson Therapy is that when the body is free of toxins and has the right nutrients in the right amounts it can heal itself. Therefore the treatment of each disease approaches the body in the same way by providing the right nutrients in the right amounts, detoxing the body from years of toxic overload in order to allow the body to heal itself.

Although this approach is surely different from chemotherapy, radiation, and traditional medical treatments the case studies, research, and real life situations in which people who thought they would surely die were healed and lived on many years. More than 200 published articles in prestigious medical journals along with a sixty year history of success speaks for itself when it comes to Gerson Therapy.

In addition, the diet consists primarily of raw and cooked solid foods as well as avoidance of the following:

Foods to Avoid with Gerson Therapy

  • Heavy animal fats
  • Excess proteins
  • Excess sodium
  • Processed foods
  • All other toxins

Once patients are on Gerson Therapy not only is their metabolism stimulated, the oxygenation of the blood usually doubles. A highly oxygenated environment is one that is highly desirable for optimal health. This pertains to both the blood and the entire body.

According to The Gerson Institute a typical daily meal looks something like this:

  • 13 glasses of fresh, organic fruit juices on an hourly basis
  • 3 vegetarian meals; salad, cooked veggies, baked potato, soup, and juice
  • Fresh fruit and fresh fruit desert for snacks throughout the day

Another part of Gerson Therapy is the process of detoxifying the body from years of accumulated debris which is loaded with deadly, disease causing toxins. A coffee enema is used to detox the tissues of the body and the blood. Studies show that enzyme systems of the gut wall and liver are stimulated with coffee enemas and bile flow increases. Research reveals that this is the kind of action needed to rid the body of accumulated toxins.

Dr. Max Gerson passed away in 1959 at the age of 78. His mission continues to be the guiding light of The Gerson Institute still led in part by his beloved daughter Charlotte. This mission is to empower people of the world to take responsibility for their health. The Gerson Institute offers a proven effective plan to make this happen. The Gerson Institute is dedicated to preventing and healing chronic and degenerative diseases and its vision states the following:

“The Gerson Institute is committed to giving an effective option for enhanced quality of life in harmony with nature, for ourselves and future generations.”

Dr. Max Gerson’s truly revolutionary method of restoring the body to balance in order to heal itself still goes strong at The Gerson Institute today.
Sources: Gerson Institute


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