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Gerson Therapy


and a helper accompanying him; some insurance costs might be covered), compared with orthodox hospital treatments.

home. The following three would need to be administered under the direction of a physi- cian or a genuine expert in the field:

But, in addition, there are other forms of treatment obtainable at the Gerson Institute,— the acceptance of which might add consider- ably to the cost of being there. We will list them here, since the Gerson personnel (all highly qualified M.D.s) are highly respected and only use what they conscientiously be- lieve to be helpful. Thus their use of the fol- lowing remedies, some of which could be used at home, provides a strong recommendation of them.

Laetrile—The Gerson Institute has found that laetrile, when given to cancer patients, increases the temperature around the tumor, increasing the body’s ability to fight it.

Mild Fever Treatment—The patient is im- mersed in water above body temperature, and kept there for a time. This induces a mild fever. La- etrile is injected just prior to the bath, and this increases the temperature at the tumor site. Nor- mal healthy tissue can easily withstand tempera- tures up to 104o F., but tumor tissue cannot.

Polarizing Solution (GKI)—This consists of an intravenous injection of potassium solution, glu- cose, and a very small amount of insulin. Many patients who are deficient in potassium, need a transport mechanism to help the potassium travel through the cell membrane. The basic GKI (glu- cose-potassium-insulin) solution, given in the Merk Manual, is administered.

Vitamin C—Gerson personnel administer it orally and rectally. For patients who were earlier given chemotherapy, both laetrile and vitamin C are administered.

Tahebo (Pau d’arco) Tea and Essiac Tea— Both of these very useful herb teas are given. Na- tive Indians used them, and they have been shown to have anti-cancer properties. Tabebo (Pau d’arco) herb comes from Brazil; and the Essiac formula originated in Canada.

Ozone—About 30cc of ozone are inserted into the rectum, so it can be absorbed into the blood stream. This is said to increase the oxygen in the tissues. Normal tissue appreciates the extra oxy- gen; but, as noted earlier in this book, tumor tis- sue abhors oxygen. The result is a slight weaken- ing of the cancer cells.

Live cell therapy—This method is only avail- able from a physician, and is much more effective after worthwhile detoxification has occurred for a time. It should not be used during the initial stages of Gerson therapy.

The following treatment could only be ad- ministered at the Gerson Clinic:

Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO)—This decidedly increases the oxygen to the body, and particularly to the tumor cells. A minimum of 10-20 treatments of HBO are needed, so treatment is started shortly after arrival at the Gerson Institute. Hyperbaric oxygen chambers are not common, and the Insti- tute now has one.


Cartilage—Gerson offers both bovine and shark cartilage. As mentioned earlier, research has indicated that it helps eliminate cancer. Gerson personnel administer it in several ways, including rectal implant.

Wobe mugos—These are highly concentrated pancreatic enzymes. Although the basic Gerson therapy includes some pancreatin, the additional amount helps dissolve and digest tumor tissue so it can be more easily eliminated from the body. This add-on treatment is recommended if the pa- tient has a heavy tumor load. If excessive toxic wastes are not eliminated, the patient can die from hepatic coma (which is the usual cause of death from cancer; it is not the cancer but the toxic over- load which finally kills him).

Note to researchers: Additional work should be done in salt and water biophysics, with special attention to the ground- breaking work by Gilbert Ning Ling, Ph.D., and Freeman W. Cope, M.D., two biophysics researchers.

Max Gerson did what worked, and over the decades kept improving on it. He believed that natural foods rather than chemicals were the solution to mankind’s ills—and this led him along paths of practical, clinical discovery which had eluded others.

Howeve , after his death in 1959, microbi- ology and microbiophysics research came into their own—and verified the accuracy of Max Gerson’s findings.

Here is a brief summary of some of the most important of the more recent discover- ies, as they relate to the function of the cell.

All of the above methods could be used at

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