Contraindications and Cautions for the Gerson Therapy

While the Gerson Therapy is effective at treating a surprisingly wide range of chronic degenerative diseases, there are limitations to who and what the therapy can effectively treat.

There are a number of conditions that the Gerson Therapy cannot treat, or for which the therapy shouldn’t be undertaken unless under experienced medical supervision, or that require significant modifications to the standard therapy protocol. There are other conditions that we simply don’t have experience in treating, particularly rare diseases or diseases of a genetic origin.

Please read the information below to learn which conditions are not treatable with the Gerson Therapy, or that require extra precautions.

Diseases that do not respond well to the Gerson Therapy:

    • ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease)
    • Arthritis or Lupus after long term steroid use
    • Dystrophy
    • Multiple myeloma
    • Pancreatic cancer after chemotherapy
    • Parkinson’s disease

The Gerson Therapy is not recommended for patients with the following conditions and complications:

        • Bedridden or paraplegic or non-ambulatory
        • Unable to eat or drink, or on a feeding tube
        • Have been referred to hospice
        • Blood clots (until they are resolved)
        • Greater than half of the colon removed
        • Ileostomy
        • Intestinal or bowel obstruction (until they are resolved)
        • Kidney failure
        • On kidney dialysis
        • More than 75% of stomach removed
        • Organ transplant
        • Pericardial effusion (fluid around the heart)
        • Recurrent pleural effusion (fluid around the lungs)
        • Acute bleeding

The full Gerson Therapy should not be applied for the following conditions:

For patients with these conditions, it may be possible to adapt some portions of the Gerson Therapy for overall health enhancement or use a very reduced protocol with caution–though this may or may not provide sufficient therapeutic benefit.

The Gerson Therapy would not be recommended as a primary treatment option for these conditions listed above, and we would not expect it to reverse the disease.

The following conditions may require significant modifications to the Gerson Therapy protocol, which should be determined by a medical professional:

      • Chronic kidney disease
      • Diabetes type I or II (click here for more information)
      • Heart disease
      • Severe high blood pressure
      • If the patient is taking many prescription medications
      • Severe liver disease


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