How to do a clay pack

How to Do a Clay Pack

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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 […]

4 Alternative Menstrual Products to Replace

4 Better Menstrual Products to Replace Your Toxic Tampons

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Last week, we looked at the nasty chemicals lurking in feminine hygiene products. Today, let’s talk about what kinds of menstrual products you can use to replace the standard drugstore products that contain those troubling substances. There is virtually no good reason to use douches, wipes or deodorants; they do more harm than good! So, […]


The Dirty Secrets of Feminine Hygiene Products

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    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 […]


Checking in with Charlotte Gerson

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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 […]


A Nutritional History of the Potato (& Why It Doesn’t Deserve Its Bad Reputation!)

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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 […]


Check Out Our Newly-Redesigned Newsletter, Healing News (& Download a Free Issue)!

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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 […]


Making Peace With My Dad’s Choice Not to Do the Gerson Therapy

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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 […]

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Quiz: How Much Do You Really Know About The Gerson Therapy?

QUIZ! How Much Do You Really Know About The Gerson Therapy?

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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!  


Video: The 4 Components of the Gerson Therapy

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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 […]

Exercise Alone Isn’t Enough… You Need Nutrition, Too!

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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 […]

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