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Gerson Therapy

Probably the best known dietary approach to cancer treatment, Gerson is a demanding regime of immune boosting and detoxification through diet and enemas.


Gerson Therapy focuses on the role of minerals, enzymes, hormones and other dietary factors in restoring health and well being. It is a natural treatment that boosts your own immune system to heal itself.

Drinking glasses of freshly prepared juices daily, having a vegetarian diet of organically grown fruits and vegetables and eating whole grains are part of the daily regime. Coffee or chamomile enemas are recommended on a regular basis to detoxify the body. Various supplements and enzymes are modified to meet the specific needs of an individual patient.


Dr. Gerson’s Therapy became known in the 1930s as he was successful in treating a type of skin tuberculosis. He originally developed his diet to treat his own migraine headaches but then went on to use it with many other chronic and systemic diseases, including cancer. Gerson believed that cancer disturbed the body’s normal balance of sodium to potassium. This is usually already disturbed by today’s modern diet. His therapy called for foods low in sodium (salt) and yet high in potassium, vitamins A and C and oxidising enzymes. His priority was to eliminate the excess sodium in the body as this he believed was responsible for altering the cells’ chemistry and allowing cancerous tumours to grow.


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Cautions: The Gerson regimen can be rigorous and difficult to follow. It’s important that if a patient with cachexia has chosen to follow this regimen, they are monitored for adequate protein intake and blood sugar control, which can be compromised by the intake of fruit juice.

Supplier of Gerson medications and literature: 01525 875739. Advice on Gerson Therapy: 001 619 685 5353 U.S 1-888-4GERSON. See other Gerson organisations listed in this directory.


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Kathryn Alexander
Kathryn Alexander specialises in the field of detoxification and dietary healing, qualifying as a Dietary Therapist in 1987, having studied under Dr Lawrence Plaskett at the College of Dietary Therapy, London. ...
Dr Francisco Calvo
The Chronic Disease Clinic, established in 2003 by Dr. Calvo, treats chronic diseases by primarily using Gerson Therapy, individually tailoured to the patient’s condition and pathology. Treatment involves private consultation/s and workshops. ...
Dr Peter Gruenewald
Dr Peter Gruenewald is an Integrated Physician and General Practitioner with a special interest in anthroposophic, homeopathic, herbal and functional medicine. ...
Dr Charles Innes
Dr Innes is a holistic medical doctor who has been practising complementary medicine since 1992, using herbalism and homeopathy ...
Dr Patrick Vickers
Dr Patrick Vickers is the Director and Founder of the Gerson Treatment clinic, formerly known as Northern Baja Gerson Clinic. Dr Vickers was born ...
CHIPSA-Centre For integrated Medicine
CHIPSA offers enhanced Gerson Therapy protocol, as well as immunotherapies including checkpoint inhibitors, dendritic cells, natural killer cells, and other innate immune stimulating cancer treatments ...
Chronic Disease Clinic
Treatments for chronic diseases: multiple autoimmune diseases, liver diseases, Hypothyroidism (Hashimoto‘s thyroiditis or Hashimoto’s disease) ...
Gerson Clinic (Mexico)
The Gerson Clinic has a natural approach to recovery that relies on the body’s ability to heal itself, using Gerson Therapy, an alternative, non-toxic treatment for cancer and other chronic degenerative diseases. ...
Gerson Health Centre (The)
Set in woodlands 30km from Budapest, this centre provides the authentic Gerson experience for patients with malignant or non-malignant degenerative diseases wishing to follow a dietary regime. ...
Gerson Treatment Clinic
Founded by Dr. Patrick Vickers, Gerson Treatment clinic (formerly known as Northern Baja Gerson Clinic) mainly provides Gerson Therapy. ...
Hyperthermia Centre Hannover
The Hyperthermia Centre in Hannover founded by Dr Peter Wolf and Dr Mohamed Ali Zayen, is a holistic outpatient clinic, focusing on detoxification, immune activation and regeneration. ...
Information & Advice
Cancer Information and Support Society (CISS)
CISS promotes non-toxic holistic medicine. The educational organisation promotes prevention, self-help and freedom of choice in therapies for cancer...
Cancer Options Ltd
Led by Patricia Peat, an experienced oncology nurse, Cancer Options offers support and information on orthodox treatments, clinical trials and developments worldwide. ...
Canhelp Inc
CANHELP serves patients and/or family members who wish to take an active part in the healing process and are willing to think outside the conventional medical box. ...
Yes to Life
Yes to Life is a charity that offers support to people with cancer in the UK who want to take a proactive role in their treatment ...
Gar Hildenbrand Alternatives
Gar Hildenbrand alternatives is a patient-advocacy function of the Gerson Research Organisation, a non-profit, public-benefit scientific research organisation. ...
Gerson Institute
This non-profit organisation provides education and training in the Gerson Therapy, an alternative, non-toxic dietary approach to cancer and other chronic degenerative diseases. ...
Gerson Research Organization
The mission of the Gerson Research Organization is to conduct and publish the results of public-interest research into the role of nutrition- and vaccine-based immunotherapies in the management of cancer ...
Healing Naturally Ltd
Suppliers of nutritional supplements, Gerson Therapy supplies, toiletries, enema equipment and juicing ...