Cancer? Cure with Gerson Therapy, Dr. Max Gerson

Dr. Max Gerson: From Observant Child to Medical Pioneer

Dr. Gerson was an observant child. In Germany, where he was born and lived for most of his life, he noted that earthworms had an adverse reaction to chemical fertilizer sprayed over potato crops. If the  chemicals sickened the worms, what are the effects on human health?, he wondered. From a young age he realized that our natural environment is a huge contributing factor to human health. As a young man, Dr. Gerson suffered consistent migraine headaches. He experimented with different elimination diets and eventually discovered that he could eradicate his migraines entirely through eating certain raw foods. He called this new diet “The Gerson Migraine Diet.” He prescribed this diet to many patients who had migraines, and they experienced similar success. The diet was even able to cure a patient with skin tuberculosis. Dr. Ferdinand Sauerbruch, M.D., a thoracic surgeon and contemporary of Dr. Gerson, invited Dr. Gerson to establish a special skin tuberculosis treatment program at the Munich University Hospital. In a clinical trial, 446 out of 450 skin tuberculosis patients treated with “The Gerson Migraine Diet” recovered completely. The treatment was used widely in Germany to treat heart disease, kidney failure, and cancer.

The Gerson Therapy: Simple, Straightforward and Effective

When I first read about the Gerson Therapy, it seemed too simple to be true. Just flush the system of toxins and replenish vitamins, minerals and enzymes? What about radiation? Surgery? Chemotherapy? What about lost hair, nausea, and a hospital bed? We normally see cancer as a great hardship, an enormously taxing physical and mental journey from which most never return. The idea that cancer patients could stay at home, eat healthful food, and never set foot in a hospital seemed out of the realm of possibility. But the testimonials were impossible to ignore. Many cancer survivors attribute their good health to the Gerson Therapy. And when I dug more deeply into what causes cancer in the first place, the Gerson path towards healing made much more sense.

Gerson Therapy Holistic Cancer Treatment

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

  1. an organic, vegetarian diet
  2. raw juices
  3. coffee enemas
  4. 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.