This nutrition-based therapy is best known for its success in curing cancer, but it is also a highly effective treatment for a wide range of chronic degenerative conditions, which even the most advanced allopathic methods can only alleviate but not cure. It must be understood that the Gerson protocol is no miracle cure and, like other medical treatments, can offer no guarantee of success; however, it has an extraordinary seventy-year track record in healing widespread chronic diseases.
- Heart and circulatory diseases
- Chronic hepatitis and cirrhosis of the liver
- Ulcerative colitis
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Renal insufficiency
- Autoimmune diseases
- Crohn’s disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- Rheumatic conditions
- Various allergies
- Morbid obesity and more
Naturally, the question arises: how can a single nutritional therapy cure such a wide variety of different conditions, which are subjects of strict specialisation in conventional medicine? The answer comes from the revolutionary insight of Dr Max Gerson, who – over thirty years of successful clinical work – was able to prove thatall chronic degenerative diseases have two underlying causes: dietary deficiency and toxicity.
Therefore the treatment must consist of hyper-nutrition and detoxification of the organism. Once the immune system and all other functions have been restored, the body becomes able to rid itself of all pathological conditions. With respect to cancer, it was Dr Gerson’s epoch-making discovery that malignant disease is not athing, namely the tumour, but a process, involving the entire sick organism. Therefore, concentrating on the removal or destruction of the tumour alone, which is the accepted modality of conventional oncology, does not deal with the underlying cause; hence there is nothing to prevent the recurrence of the disease.
In the Gerson treatment hyper-nutrition is supplied in the form of a rich and varied vegetarian diet providing three generous meals a day, plus large amounts of freshly made raw vegetable and fruit juices, the entire intake consisting of certified organic produce. Detoxification is carried out by coffee enemas and castor oil treatments, and the protocol is completed with a range of natural remedies and supplements, specially chosen to support the body’s self-healing process.
Just as serious chronic diseases tend to develop over a period of time, the Gerson Therapy also takes time to reach the desired results. Cancer patients must follow the protocol for at least two years; those suffering from non-malignant conditions are able to use a shorter, less stringent form of the treatment.