Gerson sucuri-naturaleGerson Therapy is an Alternative Therapy diet, which means it is used instead of conventional treatment for cancer.

Gerson Therapy involves a very specific diet with nutritional supplements, and is aimed at ridding the body of toxins and strengthening the body’s immune system.

Gerson Therapy is based on the role of minerals, enzymes, and other dietary factors, and has been used by some individuals to treat cancer and other conditions.

With its whole-body approach to healing, the Gerson Therapy naturally reactivates your body’s ability to heal itself – with no damaging side effects. This powerful, natural treatment boosts the body’s own immune system and has been used to treat cancer, arthritis, heart disease, allergies, and many other degenerative diseases.

Gerson Therapy consists of 3 key parts:

  • Detoxification: Treatments, including enemas, to remove toxic (harmful) substances from the body.
  • Diet: Organic fruits, vegetables, and whole grains to give the body plenty of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and other nutrients. The fruits and vegetables are low in sodium (salt) and high in potassium.
  • Supplementation: The addition of certain substances to the diet to help correct cell metabolism (the chemical changes that take place in a cell to make energy and basic materials needed for the body’s life processes).


Published on May 3, 2013
Chris Wark interviews Dr. Patrick Vickers of Northern Baja Gerson Center about Dr. Max Gerson and The Gerson Therapy for cancer.

The Gerson therapy was named after Dr Max B. Gerson (1881-1959), who first used it to treat his migraine headaches.

Dr. Gerson’s therapy became known to the public as a treatment for a type of tuberculosis (TB) in the 1930s, and it has since been used to treat other conditions as well, including cancer.

The Gerson Therapy premises that cancer develops when there are changes in cell metabolism because of the build-up of toxic substances in the body.

According to Dr. Gerson, the disease process makes more toxins and the liver becomes overworked; he also believed that people with cancer also have too little potassium and too much sodium in the cells in their bodies, resulting in tissue damage and weakened organs.

Gerson Therapy aims to restore the body to health by repairing the liver and returning the metabolism to its normal state.

Read more about how Gerson Therapy is administered, Possible Side-effects and Risks etc., on our static Complementary & Alternative Therapies page, Gerson Therapy



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Always consult your medical practitioner prior to taking any other medication, natural or otherwise.


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