Charlotte Gerson on Detoxification

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Meet Charlotte Gerson

Charlotte Gerson is the daughter of Dr. Max Gerson, developer of the Gerson Therapy, a holistic, detoxifying and nutrient-enhancing therapy for treating cancer and other chronic diseases. The Gerson Therapy is the oldest, most effective and best documented alternative cancer therapy today. Charlotte is the world’s leading authority on the Gerson Therapy, having begun studying with her father at the age of 12, when she was healed of terminal tuberculosis by her father’s treatment. She is the founder of The Gerson Institute based in San Diego, California. 

The Gerson Therapy

Dr. Max Gerson developed a treatment that would deal with the most seriously ill patients. He also helped people that were not that ill. He found that the basis of all chronic disease is a dual problem:

  1. toxicity

  2. deficiency

Nutrient Deficiency and Toxicity

One of the major problems is what is done to our soil and the air and the water and everything we take in our food. Naturally cigarettes, alcohol and the like are very damaging to the body, but it isn’t only these things. It starts with the soil and therefore the basic foods grown in deficient soil, which are eaten by small children and pregnant women (and others).

Artificial fertilizer is made up of three main minerals:

  1. Nitrogen

  2. Phosphorous

  3. Potassium

The problem is that the soil requires approximately 52 minerals. Where is the calcium and magnesium and manganese and zinc and iron and so on? They’re missing! Plants have defenses against attackers including bugs and fungus and so on. When the soil is deficient, the plant is also deficient and weakened and they lose their defenses. And they are susceptible to bugs and disease and fungus attacks. So now the chemical companies are brought in to provide pesticides and fungicides and growth stimulants and all kinds of other things.

Even if we eat commercial vegetarian food, we get toxic, deficient food. On top of that comes food processing, wherein emulsifiers, dyes, flavor enhancers and the like are added. These chemicals are ‘safe’ according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Yet none of them are safe. There is no such thing as chemicals you can take every day that are safe. Every once in a while they find one that is particularly bad (red dye number 2 and saccharine, for example) and they replace it with another chemical (red number 5 and aspartame, for example). [By the way, they didn’t take red number 2 off the market until they had developed red number 5 and it’s worse!] Usually the new chemical is worse. We get all these additives added to the already  deficient, damaged foods. Unless we insist on eating organic where the soil is treated as it should be, you will be eating deficient, toxic food.

One of the best minerals to put in soil is ground granite. This can be acquired from places that make headstones. They found this largely also in Oregon when Mount St. Helens erupted. For several weeks, the volcano continuously spewed ashes to the point where several feet built up. The farmers were concerned they’d lost their soil. On the contrary! Apple trees that had grown little apples that were small and worm-infested and useless were growing the nicest, largest apples of all and not a worm in sight And the cabbage heads were huge and larger than had ever been seen. Their soil was suddenly tremendously fertile and powerful.

When plants have their natural defenses working, they don’t need pesticides and insecticides. Likewise, the body has its own powerful defenses to the point where cancer is impossible. A normal, healthy body will not develop cancer or any other chronic disease. With a diet consisting of good, healthy, rich organic food you can reverse these diseases. And that’s what The Gerson Institute does.


But food is not enough. You have to also get rid of the poisons. You have to both detoxify to deal with toxins and replenish to address deficiencies. Just eating organic food isn’t enough. Over the years, the fluoride in the water and toothpaste and chemicals in the air and toxins in the soil and water and processed, preserved, canned, treated foods have built up in the body.

Many people eat the Standard American Diet (SAD) which promotes disease and obesity. Most people that don’t eat organic are toxic. When the body gets all these toxins fed into it, it has to get rid of it. But some of it the body can’t excrete, so it pushes it into fat cells and organ systems and connective tissues and elsewhere in the body. Eating all organic helps to rid the body of toxins by not letting them enter the body. All drugs are liver toxic, bar none! You have to get the toxins out to allow the nutrients into the tissues.  Two things can’t be in the same space at the same time. Detoxifying is of utter importance.

Help the Body Heal Itself

You cannot heal selectively. Everything heals. All the problems disappear. You can’t heal one disease and keep the others. That’s why the Gerson Therapy is so effective. The body functions and heals when it’s detoxified and given the right nutrients. The body has its own healing mechanism. It’s the doctor’s duty to activate and reactivate the body’s own healing mechanism.


These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. 


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