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Gerson Therapy

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

History
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.
 
Notes
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.

 

Providers

Wholistic Research Company was founded in 1981 to help promote a heathy diet and lifestyle by providing health products of high quality. Products Read More
The aim of the Gerson Support Group is to help assist, advise, inform and educate people wanting to undertake the Gerson Therapy. Founded in 1993 by Read More
Suppliers of nutritional supplements, Gerson Therapy supplies, toiletries, enema equipment and juicing Read More
Gar Hildenbrand Alternatives was created as a patient advocacy function of the Gerson Research Organisation. The mission of the Gar Hildenberand Read More
Dr. Patrick Vickers is the Director and Founder of the Gerson Treatment clinic, formerly known as Northern Baja Gerson Clinic. Dr. Vickers was born Read More
The centre treats all forms of cancer in a fully serviced hospital with licensed physicians and nurses. CHIPSA Gerson Medical is the original Gerson Read More
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 Read More
This non-profit organisation provides education and training in the Gerson Therapy, an alternative, non-toxic dietary approach to cancer and other Read More
The Gerson Clinic has a natural approach to recovery that relies on the body's ability to heal itself, using Gerson Therapy, an alternative, Read More
Founded by Dr. Patrick Vickers, Gerson Treatment clinic (formerly known as Northern Baja Gerson Clinic) mainly provides Gerson Therapy. As it is a Read More
Arcadia Praxisklinik is specialised in the treatment of cancer where a customised concept for patient's treatment is developed. They also provide a Read More
The Chronic Disease Clinic, established in 2003 by Dr. Calvo, treats chronic diseases by primarily using Gerson Therapy, individually tailored to the Read More
Clinic offering alternative treatments including local and full body hyperthermia and incorporating the work of Dr Hans Nieper and Gerson Read More
The clinic treats chronic diseases and cancer, primarily through Gerson Therapy, individually tailored to the patient's condition and its pathology. Read More
The London Integrated Health Clinic is a private hospital which offers personalised integrated health care, focusing on helping the patients create Read More
Kathryn specialises in the field of detoxification and dietary healing, qualifying as a Dietary Therapist in 1987, having studied under Dr. Lawrence Read More
Stephen is a qualified Nutritional Therapist and Iridologist and also a Gerson Therapy Consultant. He has trained in both the UK and USA and Read More
Set in woodlands 30km from Budapest, this centre provides the authentic Gerson experience for patients with malignant or non-malignant degenerative Read More