The Gerson Therapy : the Proven Nutritional Program for Cancer and Other Illnesses, Paperback

The Gerson Therapy : the Proven Nutritional Program for Cancer and Other Illnesses Paperback

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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; and, 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!


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400 pages, b&w photographs
  • Publisher: Kensington Publishing
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Family & health
  • ISBN: 9781575666280



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The Gerson therapy is said to be effective, and its basic premise makes sense: detoxify the body while providing it with nutrients. The former with coffee enemas, the latter with "voluminous amounts" of fresh juices.But it costs more than $5,000 per week, and your insurance might not cover it. Of course, some of these things you can do for yourself, at home, once you understand the program. But the full program involves a lot of work, which conflicts with the patient's need for rest. Does healing really need to be this rigorous? "Saturating" the body with nutrients might be counterproductive. Nutrient intake needs to be adjusted to the digestive capacities of the patient.Some of its dietary recommendations are questionable: a diet "overcooked by most standards." While forbidding nuts, sprouts, and avocados, the program allows oatmeal and baked potatoes, despite cancer-causing acrylimides in cooked starches. It recommends Lugol's solution, which contains potassium iodide; the Natural Hygiene school considers this form of iodine to be toxic. The Gerson therapy is 100% salt-free, to its credit, but this means that iodine deficiency can be an issue, since many people get their iodine from iodized salt. In my opinion, it is safer to get your iodine from a natural source such as seaweed than from Lugol's solution.I read this book with an open mind, but have since moved on. Cancer is a formidable problem, of course, but healing does not need to be this complicated. Although the Gerson program is far superior to most, it is not accessible to most people, and it is not 100% non-toxic. There are other programs that are both accessible and effective, such as Herbert M. Shelton's Natural Hygiene protocol, which is 100% non-toxic.