I am not sick, but I am interested in the principles of the Gerson Therapy for preventative health. Can I still follow the Gerson Therapy if I am not ill?
Preventative health is not our area of expertise, as our organization is solely devoted to education about the Gerson Therapy. The Gerson Therapy was specifically developed as a treatment for cancer and other chronic degenerative diseases. Following the full Gerson Therapy is not necessary or advisable for someone who is simply seeking to enhance their overall health. The diet could be too limited for someone using it strictly for prevention.
However, there are components of the Gerson Therapy that, when used judiciously, could be beneficial to anyone, sick or well. For example, juicing, eating an entirely organic diet, and using detoxification methods such as coffee enemas can certainly be used to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Based on Dr. Gerson’s recommendations in Chapter III of A Cancer Therapy: Results of 50 Cases, we have compiled our guidelines for general nutrition, which you can read at the link below. These guidelines are less stringent, and allow for approximately 25% more healthy foods to be incorporated into the diet. A naturopathic doctor could help tailor the diet to suit your individual constitution.