Gerson Basics: 4 Ways to Learn the Gerson Therapy

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Once upon a time, in 2002, our Gerson Basics Workshop was just a small seminar with 20 participants, held at the lunch tables in the Gerson Institute’s dining room. Today, it has expanded exponentially; nearly 300 people take the class each time.

Now, in addition to offering the Gerson Basics Workshop for people to attend in person here in San Diego, we broadcast the class online via the Gerson Basics Live Stream, which allows people from all over the world to tune in and watch along with the people here in San Diego. Now, we’re even offering the class on demand for those unable to wait for the next class to start.

What is Gerson Basics?

Our Gerson Basics Workshop takes place in San Diego over 3 days. The lectures and topics covered include:

  • History of the Gerson Therapy
  • Overview of the Gerson Therapy
  • Coffee enema instructions
  • Overview of Gerson supplements and protocols
  • How to set up your home for the Gerson Therapy
  • Preparing clay and castor oil packs
  • Overview of dietary guidelines and food preparation
  • Juicing instruction and demonstrations
  • Coping with healing reactions
  • Dental guidelines
  • Recovered Gerson patient testimonial
Next Class: June 12-14

4 Ways to Take Gerson Basics

Enjoying a Gerson meal at the buffet

1. Gerson Basics San Diego

Come to San Diego to participate in the class in person. You’ll enjoy 100% Gerson Therapy-approved meals, so that you can have your first “taste” of life on the Gerson Therapy. Meet like-minded people passionate about holistic nutrition and natural healing. Have Q&As with the Gerson Institute’s experts and staff.

Educational materials:


  • Full Gerson buffets (breakfast and lunch on Friday and Saturday)
  • Snacks
  • Hands-on juicing demonstration
  • Q&As with lecturers
  • Gerson tote bag
  • Online access to all workshop videos for 4 months.
  • Mp3 audio downloads of all lectures

Cost: $500


Gerson Basics Live Stream

2. Gerson Basics Live Stream

Watch Gerson Basics LIVE online! We stream the workshop in its entirety online (approximately 18 hours viewing time), so you can participate from anywhere in the world. Watch the workshop as it happens in real time, and participate in a live chat room. Members of the Gerson Institute’s staff will be on-hand to answer questions about the Gerson Therapy and provide technical support. Educational materials will be mailed to you in advance in hard copy, so that you can follow along in the books and binder, and have lots of information and resources for future reference. Shipping is included in the course fee. Supplemental electronic materials will also be available.

Educational Materials (hard copy and electronic):

  • The Gerson Basics Manual
  • Healing the Gerson Way by Charlotte Gerson
  • The Gerson Therapy Handbook (eBook only)
  • Electronic PDF handouts and additional materials.


  • The full, live broadcast of the Gerson Basics Workshop (approximately 18 hours viewing time)
  • Live chat room with the Gerson Institute’s Education Team
  • Access to all videos for 4 months
  • Mp3 audio downloads of all lectures


  • US Residents: $175
  • International: $225 (price difference is due to the higher cost of international shipping)


3. Gerson Basics On Demand

Watch all the videos from the last Gerson Basics class (approximately 18 hours viewing time) any time you want, and as many times as you want, for 4 months.

Unlike the other iterations of this class, participants are not mailed educational materials, though it is strongly suggested to purchase the book Healing the Gerson Way, as it is frequently used and referenced during the class.

Educational Materials (electronic only):

  • Gerson Therapy Handbook (ebook only)
  • Gerson Basics Manual (PDF only)
  • Additional PDF handouts


  • Mp3 audio downloads of all lectures
  • Access to all videos through June 29th

Cost: $60



4. Gerson Basics Refresher Course

Once you’ve taken any of our Gerson Basics classes, either in person or online, you will be eligible for the Gerson Basics Refresher Course. After taking any version of the Gerson Basics class, you can sign up to have access to the videos from the most recent class at a very reduced price ($25 per session, 3 sessions per year). When your Refresher session expires, you can simply re-subscribe for the next session, to have continued access to the class, and have the most updated information and educational materials.

We recommend using the Gerson Basics Workshop Manual binder from your previous class to follow along with the lecture. An updated electronic PDF version will also be provided.

Educational Materials (electronic only):

  • Gerson Therapy Handbook (.mobi ebook only)
  • Gerson Basics Workshop Manual (PDF only)
  • Additional PDF handouts


  • Online access to all workshop videos (approximately 18 hours viewing time)
  • Mp3 audio downloads of all lectures
  • Access to all videos through June 29th, 2013

Cost: $25

Only people who have previously taken a Gerson Basics class are eligible for the Refresher Course. If you have previously taken a Gerson Basics class and are interested in the Refresher, email Mallory Crowley for registration information at

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