October 20, 2012. That’s the day I got a call that my uncle was unconscious in the hospital. He had suffered a heart attack while out jogging the day before. No one would have ever expected that would be the last run he would ever go on. You see, my uncle was a modern-day athletic […]
I first met Marie, one of the protagonists of my upcoming documentary The Food Cure, in the sunny courtyard of the licensed Gerson clinic in Mexico. We had spoken on the phone once before, and she greeted me with a big, radiant smile. I was expecting someone who looked and acted “sick,” but it struck […]
Guest post by Sarah Mabrouk I spent a good part of my career as a journalist, covering news stories in the Middle East. I reported on the Iraq war, the withdrawal from Gaza, the war in Lebanon, Ahmedinejad’s rise to power in Iran, the election win of Hamas in the Palestinian territories, and many […]
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Good news, health nuts! This month, the FDA announced that they will be instituting a ban on trans fats, removing them from their list of ingredients that are “generally recognized as safe” (GRAS). The New York Times reported that this “means companies would have to prove that such oils are safe to eat, a high […]
Pink ribbons pop up on every sellable product imaginable every October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, supposedly “for the cure.” And yet, the organizations that sell them are no closer to finding a cure than they were 20 years ago. In fact, the diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer in women under 40 continues to increase […]
Have you been thinking about trying to get more fit? Do you believe in nutritional healing? Do you believe in the work of the Gerson Institute? Then join us and Run for Real Healing!
Ever wonder how you’d react if you lost the person closest to you? Meet Randy Clemens, who has turned his personal tragedy into a life-saving opportunity for 18-year-old Jonathan Hernandez. When Randy Clemens learned that his mother’s lymphoma had returned, and in a more aggressive form, he didn’t shut down or give up. He […]
It’s Anita Wilson’s 10th Anniversary as Executive Director of the Gerson Institute. Here’s How We Surprised Her!
Our Executive Director’s leaving for lunch doesn’t usually spark so much nervous speculation and nervous energy from the staff. The old adage “while the cat’s away, the mice will play” doesn’t often apply at the Gerson Institute. We’ve all got too much work to do! But May 16th was special. We were secretly preparing to […]
The early days of spring are always special here at the Institute, because not only do we welcome a year of new growth, we get ready to celebrate another year in the life of our founder. Today, Charlotte Gerson turns 91! (or, as she might prefer us to say, today is the first anniversary of […]