The Gerson Therapy
Dr. Max Gerson was lauded by Dr. Albert Schweitzer, a Nobel Laureate and a former sufferer of Type II diabetes who was cured by the Gerson Therapy, as “one of the most eminent geniuses in the history of medicine.” Dr. Gerson began what it is now known as the Gerson Therapy, a natural treatment for cancer, arthritis, heart disease, allergies, and other chronic ailments. The therapy stimulates the body's own ability to heal itself through
- an organic, vegetarian diet
- raw juices
- coffee enemas
- natural supplements
1. Why an organic, vegetarian diet?
Organic vegetables pack a stronger nutritional punch than their genetically modified, conventional counterparts. Also, conventional produce is usually sprayed with potent pesticides. The chemicals found in these pesticides are proven carcinogens. The Gerson Therapy is extremely low in sodium, fats and proteins. Though protein is required for growth, too much creates acidity and strains the kidney, thereby slowing down the detoxification process. All fats except for flaxseed oil are entirely eliminated. Salt, which increases blood pressure and can lead to heart disease, is also cut out.
2. How and why juicing works:
Juicing is a critical element of the Gerson Therapy. The vegetable or fruit is pulverized to rip open the fibrous cells, allowing nutrients and living enzymes to flow out. These nutrients and vitamins instantly hit our bodies, whereas many nutrients are burned during the digestion of solid foods. By drinking more than a pint of juice a day, toxins are dislodged into the bloodstream and absorbed by the liver. The dislodging of toxins can be overwhelming and damaging for our liver if not properly supported. This is where the coffee enema comes in.
3. Coffee enema?
Though the idea of coffee enemas is more than a little off-putting, many savvy doctors have pointed out that chemotherapy and radiation are much more invasive procedures. The coffee enema stimulates the bioducts and liver to dump poisons into the colon for expulsion through the rectum. The enema works in tandem with the juicing, which pushes toxins into the bloodstream and then on to the liver. These enemas eliminate the lifelong buildup of toxins in the liver.
4. What kind of natural supplements?
The medications used in conjunction with the Gerson Therapy are classified as biologicals, organic substances that are supplied in therapeutic amounts to treat specific deficiencies. Some examples are Potassium compound, Lugol's solution, Vitamin B-12, Thyroid hormone and pancreatic enzymes.