Gerson Therapy

Named after Dr. Max B. Gerson, this therapy has been used to treat cancer and other diseases. It is based on the role of minerals, enzymes, and other dietary factors. There are three key parts to the therapy: Diet – organic fruits, vegetables, and whole grains; the fruits and vegetables are low in sodium (salt) and high in potassium Supplements – the addition of certain substances to the diet to help correct cell metabolism. Detoxification – Treatments, including enemas, to remove harmful substances from the body. Gerson therapy is based on the idea that cancer develops when there are changes in cell metabolism because of the buildup of toxic substances in the body. Dr. Gerson said the disease process makes more toxins and the liver becomes overworked. According to Dr. Gerson, people with cancer also have too much sodium and too little potassium in the cells in their bodies, which causes tissue damage and weakened organs. The goal of Gerson therapy is to restore the body to health by repairing the liver and returning the metabolism to its normal state.

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