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Charlotte Gerson

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. The Gerson Institute is the one true source of information on the original, proven Gerson Therapy.

The Gerson Therapy is a safe, natural treatment developed by Dr. Max Gerson in the 1920s. The Gerson Therapy 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 60 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.

The Gerson Institute provides referrals to licensed Gerson clinics, Gerson Practitioners and Home Set-up Trainers. We currently license two Gerson clinics:

We train medical professionals in the Gerson Therapy through our Practitioner Training Program, offer opportunities to speak to recovered Gerson patients through our Recovered Patients Network, and provide educational resources for people looking to learn the Gerson Therapy for themselves or a loved one.

Becoming fully educated about the Gerson Therapy is the first step toward reclaiming your health and making an informed decision about your treatment options. To learn more about how the Gerson Therapy works, visit our Gerson Store for a wide selection of educational materials, books, videos, documentaries, audio CDs, downloads and other Gerson products.


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