What is the Gerson Cancer Protocol

A Natural Cancer Program with Juicing, Raw Diet and Coffee Enemas

One of the leading alternative cancer programs by Max Gerson. It uses a basic healthy raw diet with many enemas and supplements. The use of organic is required.

A commonly discussed cancer treatment is the Gerson plan. The Gerson Plan uses many organic juices, supplements, special diet and coffee enemas in their program. It is a holistic program that has been in use for many years. The purpose and basis of the diet is to clean the liver of all toxins and increase the metabolism.
According to the Gerson website, "Patients report that the enemas decrease pain and hasten healing.

Biologically, enzyme systems of the gut wall and liver are stimulated, and bile flow is increased. This has been shown to enhance the body's ability to eliminate toxic residues from environmental, chemotherapeutic, and other sources."

The basic theory on the diet is that the salt and potassium levels are not in balance with the cancer patient. By utilizing the supplements and program to include liver injections, the body would be clear of all toxins. Environmental toxins affect the entire body.

The Gerson Diet Protocol

The diet is rich in vitamins, minerals, enzymes, micro-nutrients, and low in fats, salts and contain many fluids.
Example of a daily 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.
The patient is allowed all the organic fruits and vegetables that they desire for snacking or added to their meal plan.

Medications for the Implementing of the Treatment

All the medications are available through the center if not available locally. They are classified as biologicals. They are organic and used in therapeutic amounts as prescribed by the program.
  • Potassium compound
  • Lugol's solution
  • Vitamin B-12
  • Thyroid hormone
  • Injectable Crude Liver Extract
  • Pancreatic Enzymes
  • Enemas of coffee and/or chamomile
The patient must juice 20 pounds of organic fruits and vegetables each day and some of that may be cooked and eaten raw. The fruits and vegetables must be organic. The plan must be followed exactly to get results, according to the Gerson center.

Currently, the only Gerson clinics are in Mexico and Hungary, and the cost is quite expensive. Many patients do this protocol at their own home. Gerson does offer a home therapy program, but many sites on the Internet offer much support for less money.

For more information

The Whole Gerson Plan
One of the problems many face with this program is the cost of the juicer or blender. The price of a suggested juicer is expensive, but necessary to complete the program. A link for a discussion on the blenders is here:

Gerson Juicers
A good book to read to understand the diet is Healing the Gerson Way.
Max Gerson's diet has been used worldwide and there are many support centers. As in all natural cancer treatments, consult your doctor first.