About Us


The Gerson Institute is a non-profit organization located in San Diego, California, dedicated to providing education and training in the Gerson Therapy™, an alternative, non-toxic treatment for cancer and other chronic degenerative diseases.

Charlotte Gerson, the daughter of Dr. Max Gerson, founded the Gerson Institute in 1978 to spread awareness of the Gerson Therapy™ and make it available to people across the world. For over forty years, the Gerson Institute has been the leading global source of information, licensing, training and patient support on the original, proven Gerson Therapy™.

The Gerson Therapy™ is a safe, natural treatment developed by Dr. Max Gerson in the 1920’s that activates the body’s extraordinary ability to heal itself through an organic, plant-based diet, raw juices, coffee enemas and natural supplements. The Gerson Therapy™ treats the underlying causes of disease: toxicity and nutritional deficiency.

The Gerson Therapy™ is a non-specific treatment that effectively treats many different conditions by healing the body as a whole, rather than selectively targeting a specific condition or symptom. Over the past 70 years, thousands of people have used the Gerson Therapy™ to recover from chronic degenerative diseases such as:

  • Cancer (including melanoma, breast cancer, prostate cancer, colon cancer, lymphoma and many others)
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Arthritis
  • Auto-immune disorders
  • ….and many others.

As part of our mission, the Gerson Institute:
  • Licenses and provides referrals for two Gersonclinics (Mexico and Europe).
  • Conducts training and certifies medical professionals in the Gerson Therapy™ through our Gerson Practitioner Training Program.
  • Offers Web-Based Case Management services for eligible cases through our global Gerson Practitioner Network.
  • Trains, certifies and provides referrals to Certified Gerson Home Set-up Trainers.
  • Offers opportunities to speak with recovered Gerson™ patients through our Recovered Patients Network.
  • Guides and assists patients throughout the clinic admission process with one-on-one support from our Education Team.
  • Creates, maintains and distributes Gerson Therapy education materials.
  • Maintains a list of Gerson-approved vendors for Gerson supplements and other necessary supplies.
  • Develops domestic and international partnerships to further awareness and support for the Gerson™ Therapy.
  • Houses historical records of Dr. Max Gerson, Charlotte Gerson and the Gerson Institute.
  • Collects data on health outcomes of Gerson patients for research purposes.
  • Operates an online store for Gerson Therapy educational materials, supplies, books, videos, downloads and other Gerson™ products.


Email: [email protected] | Phone: 858-694-0707 | Mail: PO Box 161358, San Diego, CA 92176


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