Back in the 1920’s, a young German doctor named Max Gerson discovered a method that cured him from migraine headaches. The method was so powerful that he later used it to heal patients from diseases like tuberculosis and cancer.
What exactly is his method and how does it help the body to heal?
The Gerson Method, also known as The Gerson Therapy, is a natural treatment treatment regimen that calls upon the body’s own powerful potential to heal itself. By adhering to a strict organic, plant-based diet, consuming large amounts of raw, cold-pressed juices, and performing daily coffee enemas, you can activate your body’s ability to repair DNA damage and fight disease.
While other nutritional regimens may be similar to the Gerson Therapy, what sets this method apart is that it targets so many areas of the body. A build up of toxins combined with poor nutrition is what typically causes debilitating diseases, which is why the Gerson Method is so effective. It doesn’t merely target symptoms, it targets the cause.
Unfortunately, the cause is all around us. Every day, we are living in and around toxins and carcinogens. They are in our food, air, and water. We use them wash our dishes, clothes, and bodies. We consume them often in the medicines we take.
The only way to combat such an overload of toxins is by flooding the body with nutrients from fresh, organic, juices. Because juices don’t contain fiber, they are easier on the digestive system and can go straight to the bloodstream. They provide the body with a mega dose of vitamins, enzymes, and minerals. As the nutrients from the juice deteriorate the damaged body tissue, the coffee enemas stimulate liver detoxification.
What does a day on The Gerson Method look like?
Those utilizing the Gerson Method to heal their bodies are focusing on three main areas: juice, diet, and detoxify.
The Gerson Method involves consuming 15-20 pounds of organically-grown fruits and vegetables each day. Patients drink one glass of fresh, raw, cold-pressed juice each hour, up to 13 times daily. Juicing allows patients to easily digest and absorb the nutrients. Carrot-apple and green leaf juices should be made fresh each hour using either a two-step or masticating juicer that contains a separate hydraulic press.
Patients on The Gerson Therapy will eat a completely organic and plant-based diet, which will provide them with large amounts of vitamins, minerals, and enzymes. The diet is low in sodium, fats, and proteins.
Along with the thirteen glasses of juice per day, patients will consume three meals made from organic fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. An example of a common meal might be a salad, cooked vegetables, or Hippocrates soup. Patients can snack on fresh, raw fruits and vegetables throughout the day.
In order for the body to truly heal, the liver needs to eliminate toxic buildup. Patients use coffee enemas up to 5 times per day, which helps to clean out the body so it can begin to do its job of healing.
The Gerson Therapy has been shown to be highly effective in treating many diseases, including cancer. But it’s not for everyone. Many factors can influence whether or not a person could benefit from the Gerson Method, including their age, gender, family history, lifestyle, type and stage or cancer, and genetics. It’s always necessary to check with your doctor before beginning any nutritional regimen.