Anderson Cooper Interviews the Family of a Gerson Patient, Carrot Juice Mustaches Ensue!

Anderson Cooper with the Harger familyThis week, Anderson Cooper had an amazing interview with a charismatic fellow with an affinity for giving shout-outs to his favorite foods. No, I’m not talking about his now-viral interview with Charles Ramsey, the McDonalds-loving hero who helped rescue three women from captivity in Cleveland.

I’m talking about his interview with Sy Harger, a six-year-old boy who loves carrot juice and Hippocrates soup!

Sy flexes his muscles on Anderson Live
On the May 8th episode of Anderson Cooper’s daytime talk show, Anderson Live, Sy’s parents Jordan and Heather spoke with Anderson Cooper and Natalie Morales about Sy’s illness and his improving health on the Gerson Therapy.

Sy has a rare condition called eosinophilic esophagitis, which effectively renders him allergic to all foods. Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is a relatively new disease that causes allergic swelling of the esophagus, and is still not fully understood in the medical community. While rare, diagnoses of EoE are increasing among both adults and children.

Since birth, Sy was unable to eat normal food without vomiting and suffered from skin rashes and asthma, common symptoms of EoE. For two years, he lived on nothing but formula and was given steroids to try to control the disease. But the treatments just weren’t working, so the Hargers decided to give the Gerson Therapy a try.

Now that he’s been on the Gerson Therapy, he is juicing 8-10 times per day and eating Hippocrates soup, oatmeal and potatoes. Every new food he can introduce into his diet is a big victory. Sy is seeing great improvements in his health. His asthma and skin rashes have both vanished! Anderson and Natalie were both quite impressed with how healthy and strong Sy looks nowadays.

The Harger family brought carrot juice to share with their hosts, and Anderson persuaded Sy to show the audience his best carrot juice mustache!

Watch a clip from the show below:

Note: This is just a short clip, but you can watch the full segment on the Harger family’s blog–Click here!

It’s amazing to see Sy’s story on national television, and we hope it will inspire many.

As you might imagine, living with eosinophilic esophagitis is quite a challenge, as is keeping up with the demanding protocol for the Gerson Therapy. Yet the Harger family manages it all with grace, and despite all that hard work, they still find time to share their story with others to raise awareness of eosinophilic esophagitis and the Gerson Therapy.

To read more from the Harger family, visit their blog: No Muck Messages


Photos via Youtube and No Muck Messages.


5 Responses to “Anderson Cooper Interviews the Family of a Gerson Patient, Carrot Juice Mustaches Ensue!”
  1. Jan Woods says:

    We stopped my daughter’s chemotherapy early, with the oncologist’s blessing. When she was released from ICU the nutritionist at the hospital advised that she could “eat anything she liked” to gain weight and should take carnation instant breakfasts filled with sugar, artificial flavors and synthetic vitamins) and a multivitamin (any) each morning. After two weeks of proceeding like this my daughter got worse, not better. Desperate, I did some research and consulted alternative medicine. I came across Gerson therapy. We began juicing organic vegetables and fruits, taking probiotics and wholefood multivitamins. My daughter began to regain her health rapidly. I am huge fan of Gerson therapy and so happy to see that it is helping other children and is getting some of the press it deserves

  2. Sandra Fynboh Andress says:

    I am a new convert to the Gerson therapy. When my husband was diagnosed with “pre-cancer” I was desperately researching everything I could find to avoid having to make the really difficult choices. It is early days for us in terms of following the protocol, but we have both seen some of the most amazing and unexpected changes in our health. I look forward to seeing what the future holds for us.

  3. william cotton says:

    I was a 19 year old kid in june of 1983, when my dear aunt was diagnosed with an inoperable astrocytoma (brain tumor) the size of a hens egg. Traditional medicine put a shunt in her head to relieve pressure,gave her all the radiation her sick body could stand.then sent her home with 4-6 months to nov of 1983 a cat scan given at vanderbilt university hospital showed that after less then 6 months of gerson therapy the astrocytoma was gone..Thanks to dr max my aunt lived 2 months shy of another 30 years…..she passed away this may……

  4. Ryan Lewis says:

    I love that comic. It’s spot on.

  5. Jennifer Redwine says:

    I have EoE. I just heard about Gerson therapy for EoE. How many others with EoE have used Gerson sucessfully?


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