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Dr. Max Gerson developed the Gerson Therapy in the 1930s initially to treat his own migraines, which were incurable with conventional medicine. As he shared his treatment plan with others, he soon learned that it helped with many chronic illnesses, including cancer.
The Gerson Therapy treats the underlying cause of disease: toxicity and nutritional deficiency. Its premise is that by addressing these causes and returning the body chemistry to normal, it reactivates the body's ability to heal itself. The Gerson Therapy consists of a very strict organic, plant-based diet, raw juices, coffee enemas (for liver detoxification) and natural supplements (to replace those missing from modern food).
As with any type of full wellness support, it is important to fully research and form your own opinion on the Gerson Therapy in partnership with a healthcare professional. Below are some resource links to help you get started.
The Gerson Institute was founded by Charlotte Gerson, the daughter of Dr. Max Gerson, in 1978 to raise, maintain and spread awareness of the Gerson Therapy to people around the world. It is one of the best sources of information available on the Gerson Therapy.
"THE GERSON MIRACLE introduces us to the physician who developed The Gerson Therapy more than 75 years ago a therapy that has proven to cure cancer and most other chronic and degenerative diseases. Through his own painful struggle with migraines, Dr. Max Gerson conceived a treatment based entirely on nutrition and the body's own ability to heal itself. He cured his migraines and summarily concentrated on other methods that prove to naturally boost the immune system. This is the real miracle. Nine current and former patients speak passionately about their successful recoveries from the most deadly cancers. Their first-person recovery stories are the greatest testament to the therapy's efficacy. And it is through Dr. Gerson s daughter, Charlotte, that the therapy is still alive in the face of almost insurmountable opposition from the American Medical Association and most major pharmaceutical companies. This film offers a path to a healthier life, in tune with our bodies and environment, not in conflict with them." - Amazon Editorial Review
"Cancer. Hepatitis. Migraines. Arthritis. Heart Disease. Emphysema. For years, the medical establishment has called these chronic or life-threatening diseases "incurable." But now, The Gerson Therapy offers hope for those seeking relief from hundreds of different diseases. Juice your way to wellness. One of the first alternative cancer therapies, The Gerson Therapy has successfully treated thousands of patients for over 60 years.
Now, in this authoritative revised and updated edition, alternative medicine therapist Charlotte Gerson and medical journalist Morton Walker reveal even more on the powerful healing effects of organic fruits and vegetables. Not only can juicing reverse the effects of many degenerative illnesses-it can save lives. The Gerson Therapy shows you:
How to beat cancer by changing your body chemistry
Special juicing techniques for maximum healing power
How to combat allergies, obesity, high blood pressure, AIDS, lupus, and other diseases
This unique resource will help and inspire anyone who has ever said, 'I want to get well. Just show me how.' The Gerson Therapy offers a powerful, time-tested healing option that has worked for others - and can work for you!" - Amazon.com Description
"In 1958, based on thirty years of clinical experimentation, Dr. Max Gerson published this medical monograph. This is the most complete book on the Gerson Therapy. Dr. Gerson, who developed the Gerson Therapy, explains how the treatment reactivates the body's healing mechanisms in chronic degenerative diseases. The book incorporates extensive explanation of the theory with scientific research and the exact practice of the therapy, as well as a presentation of fifty documented case histories. Also included is a modified version of the Gerson Therapy for use with nonmalignant diseases or preventative purposes." - Amazon Editorial Review
"The biography of Dr. Max Gerson, MD, originator of the famous Gerson Therapy for cancer and other chronic diseases, follows Dr. Gerson from his native Germany to the United States, his flight from the Holocaust, how he developed his therapy, and offers a lesson about what happens to the physician who would cure cancer. Called by Nobel Laureate Prof. Albert Schweitzer 'one of the most eminent medical geniuses ever.'
Author Howard Straus, President of Gerson Media and the grandson of Dr. Max Gerson, chronicles the life, and achievements of Dr. Max Gerson. The book discusses the development of Gerson’s world-famous dietary therapy and the struggles this medical pioneer faced as he challenged orthodox medicine with his nutritional protocol. This inspiring and uplifting biography follows Dr. Gerson through Nazi persecution, then persecution in the United States from the medical establishment, the continuation of his work despite the opposition and his death under questionable circumstances." - Amazon.com Description