About Us


The Gerson Institute is a non-profit organization located in San Diego, California, dedicated to providing education and training in the Gerson Therapy™, an alternative, non-toxic treatment for cancer and other chronic degenerative diseases.

Charlotte Gerson, the daughter of Dr. Max Gerson, founded the Gerson Institute in 1978, to spread awareness of the Gerson Therapy™ and make it available to people across the world. The Gerson Institute is the one true source of information on the original, proven Gerson Therapy™.

The Gerson Therapy™ is a safe, natural treatment developed by Dr. Max Gerson in the 1920s. The Gerson Therapy™ activates the body’s extraordinary ability to heal itself through an organic, plant-based diet, raw juices, coffee enemas and natural supplements. The Gerson Therapy™ treats the underlying causes of disease: toxicity and nutritional deficiency.

The Gerson Therapy™ is a non-specific treatment that effectively treats many different conditions by healing the body as a whole, rather than selectively targeting a specific condition or symptom. Over the past 60 years, thousands of people have used the Gerson Therapy™ to recover from chronic degenerative diseases such as:

  • Cancer (including melanoma, breast cancer, prostate cancer, colon cancer, lymphoma and many others)
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Arthritis
  • Auto-immune disorders
  • ….and many others.

The Gerson Institute provides referrals to licensed Gerson™ clinics, Gerson™ Practitioners and Home Set-up Trainers. We currently license two Gerson™ clinics:

We train medical professionals in the Gerson Therapy™ through our Practitioner Training Program, offer opportunities to speak to recovered Gerson™ patients through our Recovered Patients Network, and provide educational resources for people looking to learn the Gerson Therapy for themselves or a loved one.

Becoming fully educated about the Gerson Therapy™ is the first step toward reclaiming your health and making an informed decision about your treatment options. To learn more about how the Gerson Therapy™ works, visit our Gerson™ Store for a wide selection of educational materials, books, videos, documentaries, audio CDs, downloads and other Gerson™ products.



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