Health Vitamins & Nutrition Centre, Langley BC
Healing Your Body with Gerson Therapy
When you have been diagnosed with a life-threatening ailment, choosing the best strategy can be a bewildering task. No treatment works for every person every time. Most conventional therapies, and even many alternative therapies, treat only the individual symptoms while ignoring what is ultimately causing the disease. The Gerson therapy is effective with so many different ailments because it restores the bodys incredible ability to heal itself, with no damaging side effects. The Gerson Therapy uses a whole-body approach to healing that boosts your bodys own immune system and other defences to heal cancer, arthritis, heart disease and allergies, as wells as many other chronic conditions. Metabolism is stimulated through the addition of natural thyroid hormone, potassium and other supplements, and by avoiding heavy animal fats, excess protein, sodium and toxins. With high-quality nutrients, increased oxygen availability, detoxification, and improved metabolism, the cells, and the body, can regenerate, become healthy and prevent future illness. The Components of the Gerson Therapy are Diet, Juices, Detoxification, Medications and Supplements, and rest.


The Gerson diet is naturally high in many vitamins, minerals, enzymes and micro-nutrients, low in sodium and fats. It is also rich in fluids. The following are the typical daily foods for a Gerson patient: Three fresh vegetarian meals prepared from organically grown vegetables and whole grains. 10 to 13 glasses of two types of fresh juice: a green leaf/apple juice blend and a carrot/apple juice blend. A typical meal will include salad, cooked vegetables, baked potatoes, vegetable soup, fruit and juice. Breakfast includes oatmeal fruit and orange juice. Fresh fruits and vegetables are allowed for snacking.


Degenerative diseases render the body increasingly unable to excrete waste materials adequately. The Gerson Therapy uses intensive detoxification to eliminate wastes, regenerate the liver, reactivate the immune system and restore enzyme, mineral and hormone systems. Coffee enemas help the liver to detoxify the tissues and blood. Patients report that the enemas decrease pain and hasten healing. The scientific basis for the use of coffee enemas are well documented and can be obtained from the Gerson Institute. Detoxification also helps to more rapidly eliminate tumors and other dead tissue after they are broken down by the body. In addition, digestive enzymes serve to enhance the absorption of nutrients and assist in the elimination of damaged tissue.

Medications and Supplements

All are made from natural derivatives and support the liver, thyroid and uses enzymes to support the bodys natural ability to break down disease tissue


Because the body is working hard to detoxify and heal, people on the Gerson Therapy need a great deal of rest. It is especially important at this time to listen to your body. If patients overexert themselves, it can undermine the healing process. Plenty of rest is essential.

Should you choose this therapy. first contact the Gerson Institute

Patricia Lapena, RHN, NNCP
Registered Holistic Nutritionist
Natural Nutritional Coach and Practitioner

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