Dr. Max Gerson, a native to Germany, dedicated his life's work to an alternative treatment for many chronic illnesses, and in particular, cancer.
His initial research began with himself, experimenting with diet in order to prevent his migraine headaches. This, "migraine diet" ended up working to cure another patient of his of tuberculosis. This intrigued Gerson to further study the diet and treat many more patients of tuberculosis with an extremely high success rate! This led him to publish dozens of articles in some of the world's leading medical journals. His method, the Gerson treatment, was established as the first cure for skin tuberculosis! This treatment was then successfully applied to heart disease, kidney failure, type II diabetes, and finally cancer. Once Gerson was licensed to practice in the state of New York, he spent 20 years treating hundreds of cancer patients. Cancer patients who had gone through every conventional treatment possible, and in the end were told there was nothing more than could be done for them.
These were the majority of Dr. Gerson's patients. With his methods, these terminally ill patients would make a full recovery. Gerson spent the rest of his time trying to pass a Congressional bill to fund research into cancer treatment. At the time, his ideas that diet could affect health were thought of as "radical" but he continued to publish articles on his therapy and case histories of healed patients. After 30 years of clinical trials and experiments, Dr. Gerson published, A Cancer Therapy: Results of 50 Cases, detailing all of his theories, treatments, and results over his lifetime.
Dr. Gerson's daughter, Charlotte Gerson, continued his legacy after his passing, and founded the Gerson Institute to continue in her father's footsteps and spread awareness of the treatment and make it available worldwide. This institute, now located in San Diego, California, is a non-profit organization, "Dedicated to providing education and training in the Gerson Therapy, an alternative, non toxic treatment for cancer and other chronic degenerative diseases." This institute is the source of information on the original and proven Gerson Therapy.
So what exactly is the Gerson Therapy? It is a safe, natural treatment that was developed by Dr. Gerson in the 1920's. It is based on the belief that a specific diet can activate the body's extraordinary ability to heal itself! This treatment consists of an organic, vegetarian diet, raw juices, coffee enemas, and natural supplements. Its goal is to treat the underlying causes of disease which are toxicity and nutritional deficiency. This treatment is seen as nonspecific which is why it works effectively to treat many different conditions or symptoms. Thousands of patients have used this therapy successfully in the past 60 years to recover from chronic and degenerative diseases that include cancer, diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, and auto-immune disorders.
The Gerson Institute provides referrals to licensed Gerson clinics, Gerson Practitioners, and Home Set-up trainers. They also have courses and certification classes where patients and/or caretakers can sign up and learn the therapy, and where doctors can undergo training for these methods as well to be able to use in their practice! There are currently 2 licensed Gerson Clinics. One located in Mexico called the Gerson Clinic, and the other in Hungary called The Gerson Health Centre. Patients can go to these clinics to undergo the Gerson Therapy under the care of the Gerson doctors. They also teach patients and their companions how to practice the therapy on their own through lessons and classes, so that they can continue to follow the therapy once they return home. You can find more information about the institute and clinics by visiting www.gerson.org :)
Dr. Max Gerson never gave up on his research and his belief that diet affects our health and now it has been proven again and again just how significant diet and lifestyle choices are to our health! Sometimes we are unaware that other forms of safe and non-toxic treatment are out there for diseases which we are told are chronic or incurable. Our body was created to heal itself in the right circumstances, and there are methods out there that can bring it back to this natural state. If there are methods out there that are safe and natural, we should always start there before trying drastic measures. You have nothing to lose taking the holistic and naturopathic approach ! We challenge you to do your research! It is time to take your health into your own hands!