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Gerson Diet

A controversial diet by Max Gerson that claims to cure cancer.

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The Gerson Diet is an alternative kind of diet therapy that claims to cure cancer and other chronic and degenerative diseases. Created by Max Gerson, a German physician, the Gerson Diet is a controversial eating plan that involves consuming a variety of raw vegetables in addition to performing castor oil and coffee enemas, administering hydrogen peroxide or the chemical ozone rectally and taking specific supplements.

While Gerson claimed to have assisted 50 cases cured from cancer and then went on to establish the Gerson Institute, his cases have been strongly rejected by the medical community, including the National Cancer Institute, for its unsubstantiated evidence. In addition, many people who followed the Gerson Diet became sick due to treatments and/or infected treatment intrustments.

PRO
  • Endorses a diet of vegetables and organic juices
  • Vegan friendly
CON
  • Treatment has caused non-cancer related infections
  • Does not lend itself to randomized controlled studies
  • Has not shown to be effective at treating or curing cancer
  • Very strict diet
DIET and NUTRITION

The diet of the Gerson therapy involves consuming a raw vegan and organic diet in addition to daily vegetable juices, enemas and dietary supplements like Vitamin C and iodine. All animal products are prohibited as well as alcohol, salt, food additives and unnatural ingredients.

EXERCISE

There are no specific exercise guidelines given.

CONCLUSION

The Gerson Diet is a highly controversial form of alternative diet therapy that claims to cure and treat cancer and other chronic health conditions. But its unsupported health claims and the grave danger that many of the plan's methods possess have caused it to be vehemently rejected by the medical community.

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Related Diets: Vegan Diet, Detox Diet, Raw Diet


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Iwona

Thanks Seabuckthorn for the recepies. I loved "A Beautiful Truth" too. The article above is too much to swalow. What could possibly be wrong with vegetable juices? It is a common knowledge that they are very healthy.

posted Sep 23rd, 2009 11:00 pm


Seabuckthorn

A couple of things: First, I'm not sure if the diet is completely vegan - I think it depends on the custom diet created for each individual. I worked for a year preparing juice and meals for a Gerson Therapy adherent, and she was allowed goat's milk. Second, for anyone who's interested in Gerson Therapy recipes, I just posted several that I created while cooking the diet on my blog: http://www.seabuckthorn.net/index.php/?p=145 I hope that interested readers enjoy.

posted Sep 12th, 2009 5:16 am


Jennifer

Watch A beautiful Truth then you will know that indeed Gerson's diet does work !!!

posted Aug 19th, 2009 1:21 pm


Jen

Watch A beautiful Truth a great movie that came out last year on this topic.... and you will see all the evidence you need to know that Gerson's diet does work...
Good luck and Good Health

posted Aug 19th, 2009 1:19 pm



 

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