How Gerson Therapy Works
Gerson therapy treats the underlying causes of disease: toxicity and nutritional deficiency. It heals 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 assist in their recovery from chronic degenerative diseases.
The therapy utilizes juicing of fruits and vegetables in order to saturate the body with the essential enzymes, minerals, and nutrients needed for rejuvenating effects. Throughout the day, it is recommended that a person drink 1 cup of organic juice, 13 times daily. Raw and cooked solid foods are eaten in moderation. A result of the diet is an increase in oxygenation (usually more than doubled), an essential matter for combating degenerative diseases. The metabolism is also stimulated through the addition of natural supplements by avoiding heavy animal fats, excess protein, sodium, and other toxins.
Detoxification is also a very important element of Gerson therapy. Years of toxic overload must be addressed in order to stimulate a healing effect. Coffee enemas are one of the most effective and natural ways to detoxify and support the body. It has been reported that patients who employ enemas stimulate healing and relieve pain. This has been shown to enhance the body’s ability to eliminate toxins from environmental, chemotherapeutic agents, and other harmful substances. The enemas work partly because of the presence of caffeine, which smooths muscles and causes dilation of blood vessels and bile ducts. Another benefit of using coffee is that it contains enzymes called palmitates which stimulate the liver to eliminate toxins.
The following is a typical daily diet for a Gerson patient on the full therapy regimen:
Thirteen glasses of fresh, raw carrot/apple and green-leaf juices prepared hourly from fresh, organic fruits and vegetables
Three full vegetarian meals, freshly prepared from organically grown fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. A typical meal will include salad, cooked vegetables, baked potatoes, vegetable soup, and juice.
Fresh fruit and fresh fruit dessert available at all hours for snacking, in addition to the regular diet.
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