This article originally appeared in the Fall 2014 issue of the Gerson Institute’s quarterly newsletter, the Healing News. Clay might provide us with the earliest example of using the earth’s resources to solve medical problems. When placed on the skin, clay draws out toxins to the outside surface of the clay (adsorption). These toxins then […]
Women’s Voices for the Environment released a report this year called “Chem Fatale” that examined the toxicity of various feminine hygiene products. They found that tampons, pads and other feminine hygiene products contain a number of unwanted chemicals and pesticides, and can be detrimental to women’s health. I know menstruation—and the vagina, generally—is […]
Charlotte Gerson celebrated her 92nd birthday this March, and we received hundreds of absolutely delightful messages of support and celebration. However, as Charlotte continues to advance further into her nineties, we have also begun to hear more and more from people inquiring about her health. So, we thought we would share an update about how […]
Many people are surprised to learn that potatoes play such an important role in the Gerson diet. Through no fault of their own, potatoes have gotten a bad reputation nutritionally. If the most popular way to eat kale involved being deep-fried, covered in salt and doused with preservatives – well, even kale’s reputation might suffer […]
The old Healing News The new Healing News! Since 1984, the Gerson Institute has published the Healing News, our organization’s newsletter, designed to keep Gerson patients and donors connected with the Institute. This month, we rolled out a brand-new redesign! Up until this month, our newsletter was 12 pages long, published bimonthly, and mailed out […]
For almost a decade, I’ve followed a plant-based vegan diet. Throughout my early twenties I encouraged friends and family to change their diets, and many did, after seeing improvements I’d made to my own physical health and positive state of mind. When I was 24, I volunteered at The Gerson Institute. I knew immediately that […]
So you consider yourself pretty knowledgeable about the Gerson Therapy. Maybe you’ve seen a few documentaries about the Gerson Therapy, perused our website, or read one of the books. But can you pass our quiz? Warning: stumpers ahead!
The Gerson Therapy is an extremely complex and comprehensive treatment, and taking it all in at once can be a little overwhelming! When we teach classes about the Gerson Therapy, we break it down into these bite-sized pieces to make it easier to learn and remember everything. If you break it down to the very […]
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 […]
With Mother’s Day coming up, we wanted to share a story of healing that you helped make possible – combined, of course, with the amazing determination, courage and perseverance of Maria and her family.
In 2012, Maria had a traumatic surgery to remove a cancerous tumor surrounding her colon. Her doctors said she would die without chemotherapy and radiation. Maria had already experienced the devastating toxic effects of chemotherapy in her previous battle with breast cancer, twelve years earlier. She felt that, this time, there had to be a better way.
Fortunately, her family discovered the Gerson Therapy online, and she began to follow the Gerson Therapy at home.