The Gerson Therapy for cancer requires a two-step machine, which has two components: a grinder and a hydraulic press.
The first component is a grinder, which grinds the vegetables into a fine, moist pulp. The second is a hydraulic press, which extracts the juice of the vegetables from the pulp by pressing it under high pressure. Dr. Gerson found that grinding the produce before pressing was essential. The pulp of the different fruits and vegetables should be mixed and pressed together, because the malic acid contained in the apples allows the other vegetables to release more minerals.
A two-step juicer is necessary for cancer treatment because in a one-step masticating juicer, each item is ground and pressed separately. During the process of grinding and pressing in a two-step juicer, the produce is not subjected to heat or electricity, so the fresh, healing enzymes in the raw fruits and vegetables are preserved in the juices. In our decades of experience, we have found these are the most effective and efficient juicers, and best suited for providing optimal nutrition for the Gerson Therapy.
Research in this area, although limited, indicates that juice is produced by the grinder/press can be as much as 50 percent higher in certain essential nutrients, and will produce 25 to 50 percent more volume than other juicers for the same amount of raw produce.
Though it is a major investment, bear in mind that a powerful juicer with a hydraulic press produces more juice, while using less produce, than other types of juicers. After the produce has gone through the press, the leftover pulp is completely dry, as all the essential juices and nutrients have been thoroughly extracted. In the long run, given the large quantities of produce used by a Gerson patient, a two-step juicer can actually end up saving you money on grocery bills.