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5 Things That are Educating, Exciting & Inspiring Us This Month!

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Hey there, Gerson Person! Let’s take a moment to touch base with you, and catch you up with what’s happening around the Institute. Mikhaela and Ally are here today to share the top 5 awesome things that they’ve discovered this month, let you know about some fun things coming up, and share a few things [...]

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Rethink Pink, Part II: Carcinogens for the Cure

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Everything goes pink in October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We are bombarded daily with pink products, armies of pink feather boa-clad women marching in Susan G. Komen’s Race for the Cure, and “Save the Boobies” bumper stickers. Turn on the TV, and every news anchor has a pink ribbon pinned to their lapel. Football [...]

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Rethinking Pinktober: Are We More Aware of “Breast Cancer Awareness” Than the Disease Itself?

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so in the spirit of awareness-raising, I’d like to make you all a little more aware of what awareness campaigns are actually making you aware of.

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What We Learned from Chase: Trust Community, Not Corporations

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Exactly one week ago, we at the Gerson Institute were thrilled as we watched you, our supporters, coming out to support us in the Chase Community Giving Campaign. Over 1,726 of you took the time to vote for Gerson and show your support for natural healing. We were in place to receive a $10,000 grant. [...]

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Chase Gives Gerson the Last-Minute Boot from Community Giving Contest

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6 hours before the end of the competition, we had seemingly secured a $10,000 grant. Then we received a phone call from Chase, informing us that we had been disqualified, and given no reason why.

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Mercury Madness: Why Your Fillings Could Be Hurting Your Health (& What To Do About It!)

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It’s no big secret that mercury is highly poisonous, and that exposure to mercury should be avoided at all costs. Why, then, do dentists keep putting mercury fillings in their patient’s teeth? Mercury fillings – sometimes called “silver fillings,” “metal fillings” or “amalgam fillings” – are incredibly toxic. Mercury fillings continuously emit mercury vapor, which [...]

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Phil Collen of Def Leppard Auctions Off Guitar to Support Gerson!

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Juice, Coffee Breaks, Rock ‘n Roll! Three weeks ago, Jen Engeran, the Gerson Institute’s chef, wore a Def Leppard t-shirt to work, and was met with tons of compliments from our musically-minded staff. Check out Jen rocking her Def Leppard shirt in the photo above, with Liz in her Gerson tee! Just two days later, [...]

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How I’m Conquering Prostate Cancer

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During a routine exam in 2007, the doctor found a nodule on my prostate. I got a biopsy and they found cancer on half of my prostate. They wanted to remove or radiate it but they couldn’t guarantee that I would be cancer free. Afterwards, I spoke to my friend Allison. She told me about [...]

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Quick Bites: 6 Interviews, Links, Odds & Ends You May Have Missed Last Month

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We’re always so busy, busy, busy around here! There’s been a lot going on this month, and if you’re not on top of our every Tweet, Facebook post, email or blog post, it can be easy to miss something special. Here’s a quick summary of a few cool things that happened last month: 1. Howard [...]

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Diary of a Gerson Person: How I Stay Motivated on the Gerson Therapy

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Guest post by Lucie D’Alessandro, a Gerson patient in New Zealand When I mention to people that I make thirteen fresh juices and do four coffee enemas a day – and this will go on for two years in total – there’s a slightly awed silence. True, the Gerson Therapy isn’t for people who lack [...]

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